Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/24/14 at 08:07 AM ET
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
If the Stanley Cup playoffs continue as they are, they may have to build bigger buildings.
As has always been the case, lead changes and games that aren't over once one team jumps ahead by a goal or more make for tremendous hockey whenever it happens, and these playoffs are delivering those kinds of contests by the bushel.
--Teams have overcome two-goal deficits to win eight times in the first round so far this spring, and the St. Louis Blues almost made it nine before falling in OT to Chicago on Wednesday night.
That total of eight equals the total of the entirety of last year's post-season.
--All four games of the Columbus-Pittsburgh series have had the winning team behind by two goals at some point, the first time that's happened in NHL history.
The Penguins actually led 3-0 in the first period on Wednesday night, then allowed four consecutive Blue Jacket goals to lose 4-3.
--The Anaheim Ducks, No. 1 in the west, looked set to jump ahead of the No. 8 seeded Dallas Stars three games to one when they jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Wednesday night. Instead, the Stars scored four straight goals to tie the series.
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