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Stanley Cup Quick Takes

By Keith Schultz

Score-Philadelphia Flyers 4 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 OT (Philly leads series 1-0)

Quick Take- Flyers spot the Penguins 3 first period goals before storming back to tie in regulation, and Jakub Voracek finished off the comeback with the overtime winner 2:23 into OT.

Stud- Danny Briere- Scored first two goals for the Flyers that turned the momentum in the contest

Dud- The Penguins Team! You give up a 3 nothing lead in your building in game 1 of a playoff series inexcusable!!

Next-Game 2 in Pittsburgh Thursday Night

Score- Nashville Predators Detroit Red Wings 2 (Nashville leads series 1-0)

Quick Take-The Red Wings let the Predators score first which dictated the style of the game the rest of the way. Nashville built a 3-1 lead that Detroit cut to one late, but it was too little too late.

Stud- Gabriel Bourque scored 2 goals including the game winner in his postseason debut

Dud- Shea Weber’s elbow to Henrik Zetterburg’s head should reward him a suspension and cost his Predator teammates their leader

Next-Game 2 in Nashville Thursday Night

Score- LA Kings 4 Vancouver Canucks 2 (LA leads series 1-0)

Quick Take-The Kings steal game 1 in Vancouver when Dustin Penner scores with 3:14 left in regulation to break a 2-2 tie. Jimmy Quick stopped 24 of 26 shots to get the victory

Stud- Mike Richard with 1 goal and 2 assists to lead the upset minded Kings

Dud- I’m sure somehow it was Duncan Keith’s fault, but the Canucks offense only was able to get 26 shots on goal and only get 2 past Quick in game 1 defeat. Panic has to be already creeping in on the President’s trophy winners!

Next-Game 2 in Vancouver Thursday Night