***Previously on the NHL playoffs:
The Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Detroit Red Wings even after they went to the playoffs for the 25th straight season.
The San Jose Sharks did their job and beat LA in a *quick* series.
The tables turned when Carl Hagelin the man who sent the Pittsburgh Penguins home last year in their series against New York did the opposite this year...
On today's schedule, we welcomed two new teams to the second round.
The Capitals came back from dropping 2 straight games and silenced the naysayers with a 1-0 win in Philadelphia.
In Minnesota, the Stars won a tight game against the Wild and will move on for the first time since 2008. That was wild because the Stars almost blew a 4 goal lead. The second intermission included the fans booing their own team but they quickly changed that attitude when their team started to chip away at Dallas's lead. That game was stressful and nail-biting, which is everything a playoff game should be.
One century of this game and League is a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Let's hope to do this in the next century!