Sunday was not funday for the ex-Eagles in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup playoffs.
The afternoon saw the Boston Bruins take a 2-0 series lead on the New York Rangers with a big 5-2 win. Chris Kreider saw about eight minutes of limited ice time and only took one shot on goal, while also being on the ice for Torey Krug’s opening goal of the game for Boston. Brian Boyle won 11 of his 21 faceoffs and also took a shot on goal while blocking two shots. A favorite of his coach, he appeared on the ice for about seventeen and a half minutes.
That series will swing to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night for Game 3 as Kreider, Boyle, and the Rangers will be in what amounts to a pretty-much-must-win.
The real playoff drama on Sunday was north of the border in Kanata, a few kilometers from downtown Ottawa. There, the Ottawa Senators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1, in double overtime.
Being such a long game, Brooks Orpik played in 37 shifts, amounting to just under 36 minutes of ice time in what must have been a grueling effort. He took a beating as well: Orpik blocked six shots and laid four hits in the contest.
On Monday, the Detroit Red Wings and Patrick Eaves will host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of their series.