Cup Check! May 13, 2015

Thursday 14th, May 2015 / 19:19 Written by
Cup Check! May 13, 2015

Welcome to Cup Check! for May 13 2015. Thanks to Eliza Eaton-Stern, Amber French, and the NY Rangers own Beth Machlan, whom we are happy to say survived the series with her heart intact (if with slightly elevated blood pressure). It’s somewhat fitting that this series was decided in OT, as that’s where they broke the heart of another editor here at TOH, in the last round.

That’s enough preamble, onto the game.

Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers – Round 2,Game 7

Goals:
-(WSH) Alex Ovechkin at 12:50 in the 1st period
-(NYR) PPG –Kevin Hayes at 6:22 in the 2nd
-(NYR) Derek Stepan at 11:24 in 1st OT

ATTA ROOKIE HAYES!

Goalies: Braden Holtby stopped 37 of 39 Henrik Lundqvist stopped 35 of 36.

Holtby likes Quiet Riot.

Notables:

With the goalies playing their faces off, we kinda figured the first goal might be a stinker.

But… it wasn’t. It was all Ovi. And wow was he excited to put the biscuit in the basket:

…sorry, wrong tweet.

Holby denies Nash, who nearly put it through the 5-hole:

In the 2nd period, Kevin Hayes ties it up for the Rangers:

It didn’t seem to bother Ovi too much:

Still tied with 1:30 left to play, and things are intense:

Best:

Hank being Hank.

Rangers now 10-0 in elimination games on home ice.

Worst:
Why are you allowing this in OT, Rangers???

Orpik hit on Dan Boyle may lead to a conversation with Toronto.

“All series, baby. All series.” They were both amazing.

 

Rangers 2, Capitals 1, giving the Rangers the series win.

The Eastern Conference Finals begin on Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 in New York.

Janice Rochford

Janice has spent most of her life involved in Sports & Marketing. A Basketball junkie in her early years she went on to study Marketing and Sports Management at university. She has been previously a member of the Basketball Australia Statistics Committee and Head of statistics for the Basketball Queensland and the Brisbane Bullets in the Australian National Basketball League. She was also involved in sponsorship and marketing for the Sydney Olympics and the formation of the Football Federation of Australia. Her passion is open wheel racing but she loves anything that goes vroom. She has a new found love of Ice Hockey thanks to the enablers on her twitter feed.


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