Playoffs day 2: Triple OT, regular OT, Rags cruise by Flyers, Sharks bite Kings
Flyers @ Rangers: 1 - 4
In one of the series' I was most excited about, Game 1 between the Rangers and the Flyers did not disappoint. A 1-1 game heading into the third period, the Rangers exploded for three goals in the final 20 to pull away from Philly at MSG at take the first game in the series.
Blackhawks @ Blues: 3- 4
Going in order of which games finished in a row, it's pretty odd to see a triple-overtime game ahead of two more games of highlights to come, but it's no word of a lie. Probably the most entertaining game of Thursday night's lineup, the Blues and the Blackhawks beat the tar out of each other for 60 minutes and then some, before Alexander Steen ended the game 26 seconds into the third OT period.
Wild @ Avalanche: 4 - 5 Paul Stasny scored with 13 seconds left to tie the game, and then again in overtime to complete the comeback and in doing so drew first blood for the Avs. The young, upstart Avalanche found themselves down 4-2 in the second period, and it looked like the pressure of the moment was getting to the players. But Colorado pulled it together in time to steal the win from the clutches of the Wild.
Kings @ Sharks: 3 - 6
After building a 5-0 lead on their hated division rival, the Sharks let the Kings back into the game, with Los Angeles scoring three goals in the third period to pull within two goals. Even with the Sharks sweating things out, they held onto the lead and added an empty-netter to grab Game 1 in the series.