The local professional hockey team here in Vancouver is now two games into their opening round playoff series with the Kings of Los Angeles. The series is tied at one game a piece. In a previous post, I wrote that I would write more about the playoffs once Vancouver’s opponent would be known.
After two games, it’s clear to me know that the series will go at least six games with a strong likelihood that seven games could be in the cards as well. Though on paper, the Canucks would appear to have the slight edge, the reality is that the two teams are quite evenly matched. At this point, the series will really hinge on two things: if the Canucks can stay out of the penalty box and if Jonathan Quick can continue his awesome play in goal for the Kings.
It’d be foolish to predict a Vancouver series victory right now as the teams have demonstrated it could go either way. It’s too close to call!