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BC in the NHL Playoffs, May 4: Hit or Miss Saturday


They’re up, they’re down; they’re winning, they’re losing. Such is life in the National Hockey League playoffs for the Boston College entries.

The only Eagle-free game on Saturday was Game 2 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins. No doubt the local alumni watched with great intensity, though they might not have been pleased with the final result.

In Washington, the Capitals took a 2-0 series lead over the New York Rangers with a 1-0 overtime victory. Chris Kreider remained on the shelf but Brian Boyle returned to action, getting 18 shifts at center, logging six hits and a shot on goal.

The Anaheim-Detroit series features a kind-of Eagle in Ben Lovejoy, who once again was on the winning end, taking down Patrick Eaves’ Red Wings in a 4-0 shutout. Points have not been forthcoming so far, and even though both Lovejoy and Eaves played again on Saturday, neither one found their way into the scoring.

Finally, Rob Scuderi’s Los Angeles Kings finally got on the board and staved off a deep 3-0 hole by winning Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the St. Louis Blues, 1-0. Again, not surprisingly, there were no Eagle points in this game.

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