Monday, May 21, 2018

Morning Playoff Notes (May 21)

In spectacular fashion and record time, the Vegas Golden Knights dispatched of the Winnipeg Jets in Game 5 of their Western Conference Finals series on Sunday afternoon, winning 2-1 in Winnipeg, breaking the hearts of many.

Ryan Reaves, a non-pool forward, ended up scoring the winning goal in the 2nd period of the game, tipping a point shot from Luca Sbisa and breaking a 1-1 deadlock at the time, and then the Golden Knights locked down the game, limiting the Jets in their chances to tie it up.  Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves for the victory and he'll lead the way into the Stanley Cup Finals.

Game 5 was not a good one for the hockey pool, because besides Fleury's 2 points for the win, the only other point that was picked up was the Josh Morrissey goal that tied the game in the 1st period, his was the only other point on the day.

So, now starts the long wait for next season for the Jets.  The most popular team in the hockey pool has now been ousted, dropping 67 picks in total from competition and leaving only 38 Vegas picks for the Cup Finals.  Blake Wheeler and Connor Hellebuyck each finished their playoff runs with 22 points each in the pool, while Mark Scheifele wasn't too far behind at 21 points.

Well, the road to the money is now paved in cake for Tony's team.  It's a 19-point lead, Tony's team is one of five teams to have all nine possible players left on his roster and the next closest team to his in that regard is all the way down in 7th place, Thor's team, which is 30 points back.  Now, it might be just a matter of what kind of cake Tony would like to walk on to get to his $230 prize.

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