CFN – Commitment in Hockey is 150% of the game. Matt Carkner probably earned himself a new NHL contract last night after some old school retribution that led to Ottawa winning game two of their series with the New York Rangers. He probably will earn a suspension too, but you can’t let your star players get abused, ever. Uh oh. No sir, and if you don’t stand up for your team mates when it counts you don’t win.
The manner in which Carkner displayed that sent a loud message. Moments later is was game winning goal scorer Chris Neil’s turn, and this time Brian Boyle actually dropped the gloves and tangled with Neil who was one assist away from a Gordie Howe Hat Trick!
The Rangers kept targeting the Sens star players though with Captain Daniel Alfredsson going down after a brutal head shot.
The series is tied at one now and heading to Ottawa.
Washington defeated Boston in double overtime, but with only one assist between Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin there have to be grave concerns in Cap land. Boston out shot Washington 44-39 before losing 2-1.
Patrick Sharp scored with 6 seconds left in the game to tie things up before Chicago evened their series with Phoenix with a 4-3 OT win. They out shot the Yotes 50-33. Antoine Vermette scored twice for Phoenix who nearly jumped to a 2-0 series lead.
Jaroslav Halak had to leave the game with an injury, but Brian Elliot, already injury bitten himself not only finished the game, but finished the Shut out as the Blues beat the Sharks 3-0 to even their series.
What do you think Hockey Fans? How long does Carkner get and are you happy with the Play Offs so far? You can post your comment below.