Apr 21, 2012, 9:51 PM EDT
The 2012 playoffs are where seemingly reasonable prognostications go to die. You can make yourself blue in the face debating which series is the biggest upset, but the Ottawa Senators have to be in the mix if they can win one more contest. The most disturbing part for the New York Rangers might be that the Senators beat them at their own game, winning 2-0 to take a 3-2 series lead.
Let’s get to the questions.
- Craig Anderson pitched a 41-save shutout. It’s not like Henrik Lundqvist has been bad, but is he being outplayed?
- Also, does this mean we have to hear another round of “Lundqvist can’t get it done” nonsense?
- Jason Spezza scored both goals in the win. Can he carry Ottawa’s offense without captain Daniel Alfredsson being healthy?
- If playoff results counted in Jack Adams voting, would Paul MacLean be a stronger candidate?
- Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik disappoint again. Can the Rangers really win this series if Brian Boyle is the guy stepping up?
- Eller, Habs agree to four-year, $14 million contract 9
- Cory Sarich hospitalized following cycling accident, expects ‘full recovery’ 6
- Stamkos shrugs off talk of LeBron-like homecoming to Toronto in 2016 26
- Avs and O’Reilly agree on two-year deal, but questions remain 42
- Rangers and Kreider avoid arbitration, agree on two-year deal 38
- Zuccarello takes Rangers’ one year, $3.5M deal 42
- Advancement? Leafs sign Booth for one year, $1.1M 25
- Leafs hire 28-year-old stats advocate as assistant GM 30
- NBC Sports to air over 100 NHL regular-season games in 2014-15 69
- Stars, Roussel agree on four-year, $8 million deal 3
- Babcock fires back over allegations that free agents avoid him (77)
- NBC Sports to air over 100 NHL regular-season games in 2014-15 (69)
- Vanek connected to federal gambling investigation (61)
- Lucic regrets handshake-line actions, but isn’t apologizing (58)
- Report: O’Reilly wants $6.7M deal, Avs counter at $5.5M (58)