posted on Apr, 10 2003 @ 10:05 AM
What a first night of hockey. Almost all of the top seed fell. The oliers upset the Stars 2 to 1, the leafs upset the flyers 5 to 3, the Islanders
came to play as they destroyed the Sens 3 to 0, and the devils won 2 to 1. The devils were the only favorites to win out of the whole night. So i
guess that this rules out home-ice advantage.
The Islanders came to play and they played a very solid game, Snow was very solid in goalie playing in his first playoff game in over 6 years, and he
showed that he still hase it. Yashin has been playing well and if snow and Yashin play like they have been playing they will be a tough team to beat,
and maybe the Sens will fall out of the first round.
The devils played a very solid game overall, and Brodeur played solid, like he has been playing all year, i have the Devils winning the east because
of Brodeur and the defense of the devils.
The flyers in my mind lost this game because of defense, or in other words Roman did not play a great game, he made some quality stops but he let in
some bad goals and that cost them the game overall. The flyers should rebound after this game, cause of there goal scoring ability.
The Stars also lost this game on bad goaltending, Turco played a solid game but let in 1 bad goal which coast them the game, its to bad sometimes
games come down to 1 goal, but its the playoffs and you shouldn't be letting in goals like that. Stars should take this series in 6