2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

ralphfan

Thank you based god
It's that time of year again. A time of early-round chokes, rabid fanbases, overtime winners, mind-blowing missed calls and the beauty of the most unfair sport in the world, hockey, where the best team rarely wins. That's one of the things that's so great about it. All 16 teams going for the Stanley Cup have a legitimate shot at winning.

Use this thread to discuss your favorite teams, predictions for winners, and anything and everything about the games. Got tickets to any? Rooting on your favorite team from your couch? All of that belongs here!

WESTERN CONFERENCE

WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
(1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (8) Los Angeles Kings : Kings win, 4-1
(2) St. Louis Blues vs. (7) San Jose Sharks : Blues win, 4-1
(3) Phoenix Coyotes vs. (6) Chicago Blackhawks : Coyotes win, 4-2
(4) Nashville Predators vs. (5) Detroit Red Wings : Predators win, 4-1

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
(2) St. Louis Blues vs. (8) Los Angeles Kings : Kings win, 4-0
(3) Phoenix Coyotes vs. (4) Nashville Predators : Coyotes win, 4-1

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
(3) Phoenix Coyotes vs. (8) Los Angeles Kings : Kings win, 4-1

EASTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
(1) New York Rangers vs. (8) Ottawa Senators : Rangers win, 4-3
(2) Boston Bruins vs. (7) Washington Capitals : Capitals win, 4-3
(3) Florida Panthers vs. (6) New Jersey Devils : Devils win, 4-3
(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (5) Philadelphia Flyers : Flyers win, 4-2

EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
(1) New York Rangers vs. (7) Washington Capitals : Rangers win, 4-3
(5) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (6) New Jersey Devils : Devils win, 4-1

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
(1) New York Rangers vs. (6) New Jersey Devils : Devils win, 4-2

STANLEY CUP FINAL
(6) New Jersey Devils vs. (8) Los Angeles Kings : Kings win, 4-2. Fuck everything.


Wednesday, April 11th
Game 1: Flyers 4 @ Penguins 3 (OT)
Game 1: Red Wings 1 @ Predators 3
Game 1: Kings 4 @ Canucks 2

Thursday, April 12th
Game 1: Senators 2 @ Rangers 4
Game 1: Capitals 0 @ Bruins 1 (OT)
Game 1: Sharks 3 @ Blues 2 (2OT)
Game 1: Blackhawks 2 @ Coyotes 3 (OT)

Friday, April 13th
Game 1: Devils 3 @ Panthers 2
Game 2: Red Wings 3 @ Predators 2
Game 2: Flyers 8 @ Penguins 5
Game 2: Kings 4 @ Canucks 2

Saturday, April 14th
Game 2: Capitals 2 @ Bruins 1 (2OT)
Game 2: Senators 3 @ Rangers 2 (OT)
Game 2: Sharks 0 @ Blues 3
Game 2: Blackhawks 4 @ Coyotes 3 (OT)

Sunday, April 15th
Game 3: Predators 3 @ Red Wings 2
Game 3: Penguins 4 @ Flyers 8
Game 2: Devils 2 @ Panthers 4
Game 3: Canucks 0 @ Kings 1

Monday, April 16th
Game 3: Rangers 1 @ Senators 0
Game 3: Bruins 4 @ Capitals 3
Game 3: Blues 4 @ Sharks 3

Tuesday, April 17th
Game 3: Panthers 4 @ Devils 3
Game 4: Predators 3 @ Red Wings 1
Game 3: Coyotes 3 @ Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Wednesday, April 18th
Game 4: Penguins 10 @ Flyers 3
Game 4: Rangers 2 @ Senators 3 (OT)
Game 4: Canucks 3 @ Kings 1

Thursday, April 19th
Game 4: Panthers 0 @ Devils 4
Game 4: Bruins 1 @ Capitals 2
Game 4: Coyotes 3 @ Blackhawks 2 (OT)
Game 4: Blues 2 @ Sharks 1

Friday, April 20th
Game 5: Flyers 2 @ Penguins 3
Game 5: Red Wings 1 @ Predators 2

Saturday, April 21st
Game 5: Capitals 4 @ Bruins 3
Game 5: Devils 0 @ Panthers 3
Game 5: Senators 2 @ Rangers 0
Game 5: Sharks 1 @ Blues 3
Game 5: Blackhawks 2 @ Coyotes 1 (OT)

Sunday, April 22nd
Game 6: Penguins 1 @ Flyers 5
Game 6: Bruins 4 @ Capitals 3 (OT)
Game 5: Kings 2 @ Canucks 1 (OT)

Monday, April 23rd
Game 6: Rangers 3 @ Senators 2
Game 6: Coyotes 4 @ Blackhawks 0

Tuesday, April 24th
Game 6: Panthers 2 @ Devils 3 (OT)

Wednesday, April 25th
Game 7: Capitals 2 @ Bruins 1 (OT)

Thursday, April 26th
Game 7: Senators 1 @ Rangers 2
Game 7: Devils 3 @ Panthers 2 (2OT)

Friday, April 27th
Game 1: Predators 3 @ Coyotes 4 (OT)

Saturday, April 28th
Game 1: Capitals 1 @ Rangers 3
Game 1: Kings 3 @ Blues 1

Sunday, April 29th
Game 1: Devils 3 @ Flyers 4 (OT)
Game 2: Predators 3 @ Coyotes 5

Monday, April 30th
Game 2: Capitals 3 @ Rangers 2
Game 2: Kings 5 @ Blues 2

Tuesday, May 1st
Game 2: Devils 4 @ Flyers 1

Wednesday, May 2nd
Game 3: Coyotes 0 @ Predators 2
Game 3: Rangers 2 @ Capitals 1 (3OT)

Thursday, May 3rd
Game 3: Flyers 3 @ Devils 4 (OT)
Game 3: Blues 2 @ Kings 4

Friday, May 4th
Game 4: Coyotes 1 @ Predators 0

Saturday, May 5th
Game 4: Rangers 2 @ Capitals 3

Sunday, May 6th
Game 4: Blues 1 @ Kings 3
Game 4: Flyers 2 @ Devils 4

Monday, May 7th
Game 5: Capitals 2 @ Rangers 3 (OT)
Game 5: Predators 1 @ Coyotes 2

Tuesday, May 8th
Game 5: Devils 3 @ Flyers 1

Wednesday, May 9th
Game 6: Rangers 1 @ Capitals 2

Saturday, May 12th
Game 7: Capitals 1 @ Rangers 2

Sunday, May 13th
Game 1: Kings 4 @ Coyotes 2

Monday, May 14th
Game 1: Devils 0 @ Rangers 3

Tuesday, May 15th
Game 2: Kings 4 @ Coyotes 0

Wednesday, May 16th
Game 2: Devils 3 @ Rangers 2

Thursday, May 17th
Game 3: Coyotes 1 @ Kings 2

Saturday, May 19th
Game 3: Rangers 3 @ Devils 0

Sunday, May 20th
Game 4: Coyotes 2 @ Kings 0

Monday, May 21st
Game 4: Rangers 1 @ Devils 4

Tuesday, May 22nd
Game 5: Kings 4 @ Coyotes 3 (OT)

Wednesday, May 23rd
Game 5: Devils 5 @ Rangers 3

Friday, May 25th
Game 6: Rangers 2 @ Devils 3 (OT)

Wednesday, May 30th
Game 1: Kings 2 @ Devils 1 (OT)

Saturday, June 2nd
Game 2: Kings 2 @ Devils 1 (OT)

Monday, June 4th
Game 3: Devils 0 @ Kings 4

Wednesday, June 6th
Game 4: Devils 3 @ Kings 1

Saturday, June 9th
Game 5: Kings 1 @ Devils 2

Monday, June 11th
Game 6: Devils 1 @ Kings 6
 

Red Barchetta

Talk less, smile more.
Rooting for the Penguins - if they don't make it through, though, then I'll probably root for somebody like the Canucks.
 

SonicMario

Star Spirit
Red Wings, naturally.

Though I don't really have the highest confidence in them winning the whole thing.
 

QuizmoManiac

a rhinestone cowboy
I think the Canucks have a legitimate shot at winning it. I might actually change my theme to support them.
 

Toad85

MarioKartRPG
Take a look at my home state.

Now back to me.

Now look at my home state.

Now back to me.

I am holding a jersey from my favorite hockey team.

Take a fucking guess whose it is.
 

ralphfan

Thank you based god
The Devils are one of the most underrated teams, IMO. They've somehow completely flown under the radar.
 

Paper Yoshi

Jonny Boy
Rooting for the Canucks and hoping Vancouver does not face another riot.

Also, Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia? Interesting, but bad for PA, I guess.
 

ralphfan

Thank you based god
I'm rooting for the Sharks of course, and rooting for the Flyers to win the east.

In the west, I don't have a problem with anyone except LA and Chicago, but the only teams in the east I like at all are Philly, Ottawa, Florida and Washington.
 

SonicMario

Star Spirit
I'm alright with anyone if he Red Wings can't win it except the Blackhawks and the (sorry Palk) Penguins. I'm also not too fond of the possibility the Blues might win it but they're not nearly as bad as the Blackhawks winning it. I feel a similar way for the Preds though that will mean they had beat the Wings in the first round to get there.

And while I rooted for them against the Canucks last year, I don't want to see Boston repeat.
 

ralphfan

Thank you based god
So in one day we had bears, catfish, green men, a three-goal comeback with an OT winner, penalties galore, raucous crowds and an overall great day of games.

And that was just Day 1.
 

Paper Yoshi

Jonny Boy
Whoa what the

Philly scored four goals? After conceding three? Wow.

Also, Vancouver just can't lose at home. I hope they tie the series tomorrow.
 

Red Barchetta

Talk less, smile more.
As much as I hate seeing the Penguins lose, I give the Flyers a lot of credit. They fought hard.

Also, I'm really surprised about the Canucks losing. :eek: Like P_Y said, hoping they can tie the series tomorrow.
 

ralphfan

Thank you based god
The Canucks looked undisciplined and the damage taken on them by their injuries showed pretty clearly.
 

QuizmoManiac

a rhinestone cowboy
Severus Snape said:
Rooting for the Canucks and hoping Vancouver does not face another riot.
That'll be rememebered every time the team goes to play in the playoffs.
 

ralphfan

Thank you based god
So the Rangers took game 1, 4-2. The Rangers held a 1-0 lead for a while and Ottawa was making a nice push before the Rangers blew it open to go up 4-0. Henrik Lundqvist was great in net.

Boston won 1-0 on an OT goal from Chris Kelly. Braden Holtby, Capitals third-string goalie, and Boston's Tim Thomas both played great games.

Martin Havlat scored his second goal at 3:34 of the second overtime and the Sharks topped the Blues, 3-2. Patrik Berglund scored twice for St. Louis. Antti Niemi made 40 saves for the Sharks and Andrew Desjardins scored the other goal, the tying goal in the late minutes of the third period. Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 of 34 for the Blues.
 

SonicMario

Star Spirit
That's good of the Sharks. If the Wings are bounced out to the Predators or next round (As I don't think the Wings and Sharks can possibly meet until the Conference Championships based on the seeding unless the Blues, Canucks, Coyotes all lose and the Wings beating the Predators, I wouldn't mind seeing the Sharks win the Cup this year. Though if the Wings and Sharks do end up meeting eachother once again, I might not feel the same way if the Sharks beat them the 3rd year in a row...)
 

ralphfan

Thank you based god
Chicago tied the game with just 15 seconds to go, but Martin Hanzal won the game in overtime for Phoenix on a tip in front of the net, thus ending a day where three of four games went to overtime.
 

SonicMario

Star Spirit
Sharks Territory said:
Chicago tied the game with just 15 seconds to go, but Martin Hanzal won the game in overtime for Phoenix on a tip in front of the net, thus ending a day where three of four games went to overtime.
That's even better then the Sharks win 8)

Also I'm a bit late on this but nice of the Flyers to pull out a win against the Pens down 3-0. Seems like they've brought back that spirit that led their comeback against the Bruins a few years back.
 

ralphfan

Thank you based god
They're also a much deeper team.

Tomorrow (or today if you're in the central or eastern time zones) should be entertaining. The completely underrated Devils take on the Panthers, and the three series that play Game 2 have a lot of bad blood and scores to settle.

How the hell did Weber not get suspended?
 

ralphfan

Thank you based god
Double post to update:

The Devils take Game 1, 3-2. New Jersey took a 3-0 lead in the first period on 26 shots in the opening 20 minutes. Despite some excellent play by Jose Theodore, and second-period goals by Sean Bergenheim and Kris Versteeg, the Devils held the Cats off to win 3-2.

In other ongoing actions, the Flyers and Penguins are tied at 4 after two wild periods. The Penguins scored in the opening and closing 20 seconds of the first period to take a 3-1 lead, but the Flyers tied the game at 3 and then Sean Couturier retied it at 4 with just 2.8 left in the second.

Detroit leads Nashville 3-1 after two periods.
 
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