Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Top 10

TEAM ........................... PTS .... REM
Halos .......................... 147 .... 16
Dewhirst Destroyers ............ 133 .... 15
NO SHOOTOUTS - REAL HOCKEY! .... 124 .... 15
Scammer & Z-Dog ................ 120 .... 14
Corndogs Rejects ............... 119 .... 13
Sherpa's Yaks .................. 119 .... 11
Team Slim Shady ................ 117 .... 13
Fourn-Y-A ...................... 117 .... 12
Pony Boy 2 ..................... 116 .... 13
K-9 Fornicators ................ 115 .... 15

This is currently how the Top 10 teams stand, with teams below start 4 points back of 10th place. This is where the race shall continue through to the Finals. The full standings will be posted at the end of every round.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comImage hosted by Photobucket.comRyan Miller weathered the Ottawa Senator storm and stopped 43 shots to win his 6th game of the playoffs as the Sabres took a 2-0 series lead on Monday night. Jochen Hecht scored the unassisted winner and J.P. Dumont scored from Daniel Briere and Taylor Pyatt to round out the Sabres scoring.

For the Senators, Chris Phillips scored his 2nd of the playoffs from Bryan Smolinski, but it wasn't at all enough to comeback after going down 2-0 in the second.

The series will shift now to Buffalo where the Sabres are 3-0 in the playoffs this year. An early exit for the Senators will be a devasting blow to most playoff teams as well. There are 91 Senator selections in the pool, compared to the 50 Sabres taken.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comImage hosted by Photobucket.com The Carolina Hurricanes are now 3-1 in overtime in the playoffs this year as they beat the Devils 3-2 to take a 2-0 series lead on Monday night.

Cam Ward stopped 21 shots for his 6th win, Mark Recchi and Eric Staal scored pool counting goals for the Canes while Ray Whitney, Doug Weight, Justin Williams and Cory Stillman all had assists in the win.

For New Jersey, Jamie Langenbrunner had a goal and an assist, Scott Gomez had a goal, Patrik Elias, Brian Rafalski and Zach Parise all added assists as well.

The scene now moves to the swamp where the Devils are 2-0, outscoring the Rangers 10-2 in the 2 games. The more than likely sell-out crowds of 19,040 should be loud as the Devils will look to even the series starting on Wednesday night.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comImage hosted by Photobucket.com The San Jose Sharks did not spare the defense again against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night. The Sharks made all four series have a 2-0 situation as the Oilers dropped Game 2, 2-1 again.

Vesa Toskala was tested a little bit more as he stopped 24 in the win. Joe Thornton scored the winner, Tom Preissing opened the scoring for the Sharks and Jonathon Cheechoo & Patrick Marleau each added pool worthy assists in the win.

Sergei Samsonov scored the only Oiler goal from Shawn Horcoff and Steve Staios in the second period.

Next stop: Edmonton. The Oilers are 2-1 so far at home in the playoffs. They will need to generate more offense than what they've been doing so far, only averaging 20.5 shots per game in the first two games.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comImage hosted by Photobucket.comTuesday night will see Game 3 of the Ducks and Avalanche.
Tonight, they are in Denver as Ilya Bryzgalov will try to extend his rookie shutout record. Some pool perspective on the game though tonight... in the Top 10 listed above, only the Dewhirst Destroyers and NO SHOOTOUTS have Teemu Selanne and Scott Niedermayer, the two top Ducks that were actually taken in the pool. Both teams can make up ground on the Halos, as the Halos only have Sean O'Donnell and Vitaly Vishnevski playing in this game. If Colorado decides to get some top-line offense going in this game, Team Slim Shady is the only one in the Top 10 with Joe Sakic in their line-up. The likes of Alex Tanguay or Milan Hejduk don't show up at all in the Top 10.


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1 comment:

PorkNstieN said...

Woo hoo!! Im in the top ten