Last night was Game 7palooza in the first – no, best! – round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. And the visiting team won both games in the Western Conference tilts.
Start with the Minnesota Wild skating uphill vs. the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. The game see-sawed to a 4-3 Colorado lead when Jared Spurgeon happened.
Announcer: “Look at the patience. Patience of a kindergarten teacher.”
And then this happened.
A Wild finish indeed.
Motor west to San Jose, where the always-disappointing Sharks lost their fourth straight game to the upstart Los Angeles Kings.
Fittingly, the winning goal came early.
The rest was just boilerplate, as the Kings won 5-1.
Bring on round two, yeah?
Western conference proving that the meanest team wins.