Over the course of the past three hours, the hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider has watched two Stanley Cup Game 1 overtime tilts:
1) The #8 seed Montreal Canadiens’ deeply satisfying 3-2 dispatch of the insufferable #1 seed Washington Capitals
2) The #3 seed Vancouver Canucks’ skin-of-their-teeth 3-2 win over #6 seed Los Angeles Kings (whose goalie – Official Stanley Cup Bonus! – is named Jonathan Quick. Nothing like having a netminder with Quick on the back of his jersey.)
(Official Stanley Cup Bonus, Part 2: The Kings-Canucks smackdown also featured breath-defying back-to-back saves by Quick and Roberto Luongo around the 14:00 mark.)
Now give us a triple-overtime West Coast game, and we’ll be right back in that Stanley Cup groove.