Lord Stanley's Thursday Night OT: Stars, Preds Prevail
No doubt about it: the Stanley Cup playoffs are the epitome of sudden in sudden death overtimes.
In no other sport can a decider seemingly come out of nowhere.
Sorta like life, itself:
No matter how good the St Louis Blues have it at any given time -- and as good as they've been in recent years, those times are abundant -- their fans can't help looking up constantly to see if a pipe is falling out of the sky.
Dudes should trademark the term so close. Stuff that was clicking in the 6-1 Star-smashing that was Game 3 just wasn't there in Game 4, which gave Dallas' talent the opening to ultimately come up big:
St Louis isn't the only Western club that can't get out of their own way in springtime.
The San José Sharks finally disposed of their annual playoff nemesis -- Darryl Sutter's tenacious Los Angeles Kings -- and took advantage of their home Tank to go up 2-0 in this series.
Dudes were the tune in Music City for Game 4, although it took them long enough to prove it:
So now, both of these series stand at 2-2 and have all the trappings of what the Stanley Cup playoffs do best.
Come out of nowhere to get a result.