When you are the home team in a playoff series you have one job, to hold that home court advantage and win the first two games in your building.
Boston Bruins 2, Philly Flyers 0. Mission Accomplished, so far. Halfway home.
When you are the road team in a playoff series your main goal is to accomplish a split, negating the other team’s home court advantage.
Celtics 1, Cleveland 1. A job well done by the C’s.
Heck, it was such a good night tonight that even the Red Sox decided to show up and hit the ball. Hate to see them waste all of those runs at one time, but it’s just nice to see that they remembered how to hit the ball.
What was the bigger upset? The Red Sox putting up that many runs or Rasheed Wallace actually having a big game? I’ve got to go with Rasheed. I still want out from under that albatross of a contract, but it’s nice to see that rigor mortis had not completely set in.
*** Bruins notes: Two games, two one-goal games, two wins. This is not the same team we were watching in March, that’s for sure.
Milan Lucic is only 24 years old. If that fact doesn’t make you smile there’s something wrong. I know he didn’t have a very good year, but let’s not forget he was dealing with a high ankle injury that never let him really get it going. In the playoffs he’s been starting to turn it on.
There is no better goalie in hockey right now than Tuukka Rask. I believe that.
If the B’s met Montreal in the east finals it might set eastern Canada on fire. As big as that would be here, it would be even bigger there.
*** Celtics notes: Last month my son had to do a biography of a famous or important person. He chose Rajon Rondo. We had so much fun researching Rondo’s life and his resume. The way he’s played the last two games we’re going to have to do an addendum. He’s now the Celtics single game playoff assist leader. We love that guy.
I still think the Cavs win this series, but it’s nice to see the Celtics putting up a fight and making it interesting. And there’s always hope. Let’s not forget that the Cavs choked last year against Orlando in the east finals. I’m not saying they’re going to go down again, but the chance of it happening is certainly feasible.
Is it me or does it seem to make Reggie Miller ill to say anything positive about the C’s?
Lebron’s elbow is the most annoying story of the postseason.
** Red Sox notes: I didn’t watch any of the game. I’m not really all that interested right now. The B’s and C’s are playing playoff games and the Red Sox are underachieving.
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