I set up a Chatroom channel for live chatting the Stanley Cup Playoffs!
Join #NHL if you're able to be online while you watch, especially if you are rooting for either team playing, and let's have some ToO viewing parties! If you are watching but can't chat during game action you can at least come by to check in during intermissions!
For now just drop by when a game is on and see if anyone else is there, we'll get more organized and hopefully have progressively more attendance as the rounds advance.
Schedule of games, times, and channels
If anyone likes to be on the chat but isn't sure who to cheer for, one of my favourite hockey writers has a handy article to help you pick which playoff team's bandwagon to join! Click here of you're interested.
I'm hoping to make the chat for a while Wednesday night! How often are there people chatting about hockey? It can't be as fun as listening to my dad yell at the TV (in a good kind of way) but chatting with hockey fans is always fun!
I was disappointed to see the Leafs lose in game 7 tonight. I wasn't on the chat because I was watching on and off between making supper, doing dishes, doing laundry etc. but they could have won. Right up until the last ten minutes or so they were in it. Oh well.
We're moving on to the second round tomorrow night, and I'm looking forward to the new matchups! It should be fun.
There have been some good games lately! I've been watching when I can and enjoyed watching the OT Saturday night in Vegas. That was pretty exciting, with a Vegas goal called back in the first OT period due to goaltender interference and then San Jose winning in double OT! I enjoyed tonight's OT less, since I want Nashville and their gross catfish to exit the playoffs as quickly as possible, but hey, apparently we don't all get what we want. Go Jets!From the NHL rulebook:
19.1 Coincidental Minor Penalties - When coincident minor penalties or coincident minor penalties of equal duration are imposed against players of both teams, the penalized players shall all take their places on the penalty benches and such penalized players shall not leave the penalty bench until the first stoppage of play following the expiry of their respective penalties. Where goalkeepers are involved, refer to 27.1. Immediate substitution shall be made for an equal number of minor penalties or coincident minor penalties of equal duration to each team so penalized and the penalties of the players for which substitutions have been made shall not be taken into account for the purpose of the delayed penalty rule (Rule 26). This rule only applies when at least one team is already serving a time penalty in the penalty box that causes them to be short-handed.
When one minor penalty is assessed to one player of each team at the same stoppage in play, these penalties will be served without substitution provided there are no other penalties in effect and visible on the penalty clocks. Both teams will therefore play four skaters against four skaters for the duration of the minor penalties.
Should one or both of these players (or any other players) also incur a misconduct penalty in addition to their one minor penalty, this rule shall apply and the teams would still play four skaters against four skaters (the player incurring the misconduct penalty would have to serve the entire 12 minutes – minor plus misconduct – and his team would have to place an additional player on the penalty bench to serve the minor penalty and be able to return to the ice when the minor penalty expires).
When multiple penalties are assessed to both teams, equal numbers of minor and major penalties shall be eliminated using the coincident penalty rule and any differential in time penalties shall be served in the normal manner and displayed on the penalty time clock accordingly (see 19.5). If there is no differential in time penalties, all players will serve their allotted penalty time, but will not be released until the first stoppage of play following the expiration of their respective penalties.
I'm rooting for them to win. This article tried to tell me that might not be a good thing (the previous title was "The hidden downside of a Vegas Stanley Cup win") but I didn't understand the point it was trying to present.
I don't know if that helps, bookworm, but that's my interpretation of the article, based on my experience. Maybe not everybody has moments like that, but I have a few!
This is it! Washington Capitals vs Las Vegas Golden Knights for the Stanley Cup!
Pick a side and join the chat! #NHL
Game 1: May 28 on NBC
Game 2: May 30 on NBCSN
Game 3: June 2 on NBCSN
Game 4: June 4 on NBC
Game 5: June 7 on NBC - if needed
Game 6: June 10 on NBC - if needed
Game 7: June 13 on NBC - if needed
The Jets goalie's mask strap broke and he had to change to his backup mask. One of the commentators said "Could that affect the goalie?" The other said "Oh no, you can feel a difference but it's not going to throw him off his game." The Knights immediately score. The guy goes "Maybe I was wrong about the mask..." Probably just coincidental timing, but it was really funny.
I might miss part of the game tomorrow, but I am very curious to see how things go! This should be interesting!