Matt Halischuk has some experience scoring big goals as he scored the OT winner in the gold medal game for Team Canada at the WJCs in 2008. So last night might be the second biggest goal he's ever scored as he had the GWG in 2OT last night to even the series at a game a piece. He doesn't have a much upside but he seems to have the luck of the Irish on his side as he's now scored twice in these playoffs on just three shots.
Roberto Luongo actually had the busier night (44 saves on 46 shots) but Pekka Rinne had some flashy saves (and no softies) to keep the Predators alive and pulled out the win by stopping 32 of 33 shots. As I said before, he just needs a little goal support and he could steal a few games for Nashville in this series.
Another day, another goalie for Philly as Brian Boucher gave up five goals on 23 shots and was pulled in the 2nd period, giving way to Sergei Bobrovsky (who allowed two goals on 10 shots). Not sure where Laviolette goes from here but he's now had to pull his goalie in four of the Flyers eight playoff games so far but in the previous three the Flyers came back and either won or took the game to OT.
David Krejci had just one assist in the seven game first round series against Montreal but he blew that out of the water yesterday with 2+2=4, GWG, plus-3, two PIMs & four shots... this is more like what we've been expecting out of him.
Brad Marchand with a big game yesterday with 2+1=3, plus-3, four PIMs & three shots. He now has 3+5=8 & a plus-8 in eight playoff games and I've been very impressed with his rookie season as he scores at a very solid rate without getting huge minutes and barely any PP time.
James van Riemsdyk with a goal on eight shots yesterday and his magical playoff run continues as he has goals in four straight games and five goals on a playoff leading 51 shots so far.
Ville Leino with an assist yesterday and he now has 2+2=4 during a three game point streak.
Norway upset the Swedes on day #2 of the WCs despite being outshot 46-20.