Hockey Bits: Frans Nielsen's Denmark Aiming Higher

Not Pierre McGuire.

If you told me a 1-1 game would go to triple-OT this playoff round, my first guess would've been Coyotes-Predators. But my second guess would definitely be Capitals-Rangers.

Those two are engaged in a collapsing shot-block fest that's awful for regular season hockey, but when everything is on the line in the postseason it does make for tense, entertaining drama. Lots of bloody jerseys and ugly stitches and welts added to the "this is playoff hockey" feel, while message-sending hits disappeared as players went into energy conservation mode.

I admit, send a game to triple OT and I'm hooked, even if it's D#$% Hunter's turn every game into a coin flip squad. Their loss last night adds to the annals of torturous multiple-OT losses for them, including some Easter one that was won by some [name redacted] guy.

Kirill Petrov's reported contract extension in the KHL is discussed here. The rest of the A.M. bits follow below (as always, share more in comments) ...

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Lighthouse Hockey

You must be a member of Lighthouse Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lighthouse Hockey. You should read them.

Join Lighthouse Hockey

You must be a member of Lighthouse Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lighthouse Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker