The two powerhouse teams in the East battle for supremacy tonight as the Pens and the BBBB (Big Bad Bruins of Boston) vie for the top seed in the East. Both teams have great records, lots of scoring, great goalies and defense, and play an entertaining in your face skill style that just bowls me over. Sid the Kid leads the league in scoring with 45 points, Tuuka Rask has a goals against of 1.96, Chara is as foreboding to play against as he ever was and Kris Letang has more points (26) than Malkin! While the Bruins are known for their physical style of play and the Pens have skillz in abundance, both teams can turn the tables on their style of play. David Krecji, Tyler Seguin, and Milan Lucic are as talented with the puck as the Pens stars and the Pittsburgh can bring the hurt when they get down in order to turn the tide. As of the this writing the Bruins lead 2-0.
Out West, Chicago has finally lost a couple of games and Anaheim continues to surge, climbing in the power rankings to number one on NHL.com! Yes, the fucking Ducks who didn’t make the playoffs last year are getting balanced scoring across all four lines, Sheldon Souray and Francois Beauchemin are playing like they’re on HGH, and they have two goalies who can steal a game, Jonas Hiller and Victor Fahst (1.92 GAA). The usual suspects Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan are hot but they are getting contributions from two ex Sharks, Nick Bonino and Daniel Winnick chipping in with 10 and 12 points each from the the third line. I must interject some snark as a Sharks fan because my team can’t score to save their lives and these two weren’t good enough to stay? Just sayin……………..