Take a deep breath this evening and watch the other three playoff battles continue:
Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning (6:00 p.m. Central)
Could the #1 seed in the East get swept out of the second round by the upstart Lightning? That's exactly what Tampa Bay will try to do tonight...
Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins (6:00 p.m. Central on Versus)
The Flyers, like the Capitals, dropped the first two games of this series on their home rink, and desperately need a win as the action shifts to Boston's TD Garden.
San Jose Sharks vs Detroit Red Wings (7:00 p.m. Central on Versus)
The Sharks take a 2-0 series lead into Joe Louis Arena, where the Red Wings need to make their stand.
While getting ready for these games, listen as Versus analyst Darren Eliot joined the Thom Abraham Show this afternoon to discuss the entire 2nd round:
Bonus Hockey Reading
OHL: A Hall to house Ellis' awards haul might be needed - Buzzing The Net
For any of you thinking that the Preds should trade Ellis in order to get a scoring forward, forget about it. Has a defenseman come along in recent memory with such a star-studded resume?
Paul Coffey Thinks the Penguins' Power Play Can Use Some Help - PensBurgh
Mr. Poile, you need to place a call and see if you can get Paul Coffey to come to Music City instead.
Paul McCann - Tough Loss in Smashville - with pictures
Among other items, Paul shares a number of pictures from Game 3.
Nashville: Game Three - CanucksCorner.com
I pretty much agree with Tom's observations here.
Should Preds be fined for criticizing officials? - The Globe and Mail
The league tends to slap people on the wrist when the refs come under scrutiny... but word came along that Leggy won't have to pay.
Bauer launches the Vapor APX, their most advanced hockey skate yet - Hockey Gear HQ
Bauer just came out this week with a new top-of-the-line skate, if you've got $800 to drop on a pair they certainly look interesting.