By Patrick Simpson –
Well if you wanted drama and excitement you got it in this year’s 2011 National Hockey League playoffs.
From the start of the playoffs, there was vocal abuse between teams even before the drop of the puck. So far there has been hard hitting fantastic moves and a whole lot of drama, with overtime games and surprising upsets, as well as some questionable hits from game to game.
So far the teams from the east that have moved on are the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers. The teams that have moved on from the west are the Vancouver Canucks, Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators, and the San Jose Sharks. Still undecided from the Eastern conference are Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.
So far the playoff points leader is Michael Cammalleri of the Montreal Canadiens, with Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers tied for the points lead.
The second round of the playoffs were set with a Boston Bruins win 4-3 in overtime and a Tampa Bay victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 off of a Sean Bergenheim goal.