Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Conn Smythe Nomination: 4/28/09

In a night that featured two game 7's, one game featuring a goalie with 176 career playoff starts, the other featuring a netminder with 12 career starts, and guess which one is going home?

You can tell they both got a little "Stall" in them.

Well, thanks to last night's Conn Smythe nominee, Eric Staal, Marty Brodeur and his precious records are being sent packing. Staal scored the game winning goal with 32 seconds left to send Carolina into the 2nd round, and into the waiting arms of the Bruins. Staal finished the night with 2 points, while logging over 23 minutes worth of ice time. He's currently tied atop the playoff goal scoring lead with Alex Semin, with 5 tallies.

Honorable mentions go out to Sergei Federov for being the only skating Capital who looked good last night, Jussi Jokinen for another clutch goal, Simeon Varlamov, who after being scored on early in the first, played nearly 55 minutes of shutout hockey the rest of the way, and finally Sean Avery, who played as well as any time I've ever seen him and for finally going away.

5 comments:

Denson said...

I'm sure Caps fans are glad they were playing an offensively challenged Rangers team last night...cause boy...had that been a team that can score I'm not sure they're in the 2nd round.

Vance said...

Psssch, Pens fans are glad they were playing a goalie-challenged Flyers team last week...cause boy...Biron sucks.

Gary Scares Me said...

VARLAMOV IS GOD!!! HE ONLY LET IN ONE GOAL ON 15 SHOTS!! SO NASTY!!! OOOOMMMMFFFFGGGGGG!!!!!!

Vance said...

You should watch the game before you make such witty criticisms.

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