Thursday, April 19, 2012

Terriers In The NHL Playoffs

Kevin Shattenkirk has been by
far the most predictive former
Terrier in these NHL playoffs
(photo by Matt Dresens) 

The NHL playoffs started about a week ago and we've all seen the goonerie in the Pittsburg-Philadelpha series and the closely contested Bruins-Capitals series, but what about BU alumni in the playoffs?

In that Cap's-Briuins series, there is one former Terrier. Tom Poti, a defenseman played three years at BU, has yet to play in the series, but is on the Washington active roster. Over in the Penguins-Flyers series, one former Terrier has seen action. Brian Strait played 12:01 in his first playoff game ever in the NHL for the Penguins, last night in a 10-3 win. In the Ottawa-New York series, Matt Gilroy has played in two of the four games, recording no point despite dumping 6 shots on goal.

Moving to the Western Conference, Kevin Shattenkirk has played some serious time in the San Jose-St. Louis series for the Blues. Currently, St. Louis has a 2 games to 1 lead in the series. Shattenkirk has picked one point and has registered one hit over three games. 

Moving to the Nashville-Detroit series. There are two Terriers in this series (kind of). Colin Wilson is on the active roster of the Predators, but has yet to see any action in the series. Brandon Yip, also on Nashville, has played in all for games, picking up an assist on the first Nashville goal in game one. 

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