Ovechkin's been pretty solid, even if the numbers don't suggest it. Call me crazy with the B's shutout and his 1 point in two games, but I think he's disrupting Boston's D as much as Boston's D is disrupting him.
Yes, both goalies have been excellent. But how many 10-bell saves have their been in this series through about 145 minutes of play? Maybe 3? 4? The story of this series so far is the amazing team defense both teams are playing.
Hoping for an OV snipe in one of the games. He had one that nearly skimmed the crossbar.
Odds of that go up significantly when the scene shifts to DC. Julien won't be able to do the nearly 100% matching of Seidenberg/Chara on the Ovie line. Ovie may actually get some open ice in games 3 and 4.
As a Caps fan, I have no expectations in these playoffs, trying to just enjoy the ride.
To me Bruins looked slightly better in both games. So if this continues I'd expect them to win, say 60%-40%. But they're not dominating the Caps, and the Caps still have the players to steal games here and there. So it's enough to keep the series interesting.
The drama has been good, but the hockey itself has been pretty brutal to watch. Funny that the Caps are probably more responsible for that. Yay Hunterhockey. Not that the Bruins are a fun team to watch, either. The whole thing has been wrestling on skates and waiting for a miraculous bounce.