For those of you who observed Easter this weekend, we hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends and avoided eating your weight in ham and chocolate (um, unlike me.) Here’s a quick look at what you may have missed over your three-or-four day weekend.
Preds fan received arguably the best Easter surprise of all: a Game 6 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville’s first ever playoff series win since entering the NHL in the 1998-99 season. Nick Spaling notched a pair of goals in the effort. For a team that was facing relocation threats not so long ago, the victory is a sweet one for the Preds’ faithful. Didn’t I say they were due?
Also in the West: pucks to the face, uncalled high sticks, goaltenders injured on penalty shots. Sounds like fun times in Chicago for everyone except the Vancouver Canucks, who now have to head home for a freaking Game 7 after the Blackhawks’s 4-3 overtime win last night. Yeah, Canada’s in panic mode right now. The Canadiens are on the ropes and the President’s Trophy winners are perfecting the choke job (although the shitty officiating is not helping!) It’s about time Luongo and Co. start playing with some hunger and a chip on their shoulders, because I will hate to watch the West Coast implode if Chicago eliminates them again.
Congratulations to the Boston Celtics, who swept a series for the first time since 1992 (yeah, Larry Bird Era, people!) Unfortunately, Melo and the Knicks were caught up in the broom, as the Celts downed New York 101-89. Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 10 rebounds in the effort. Fingers crossed that they face Miami, because I’m mean and I want to watch the Heat implode.
Finally, the Ladies… are in the midst of some spring cleaning: it’s the season for purging closets and reorganizing with glass of wine in hand (Protip: housework always goes better with a glass or bottle of something nearby.) We’ve been itching to freshen things up around here, so watch for some subtle changes to the blog in the days to come.
P.S. Back to Ad-Rock: consider this to be the soundtrack of our week.