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Day 39 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Defeating the Odds

So the greatest story in the NHL continues their ride towards the unthinkable after closing the Western Conference Finals last night. Vegas defeated a budding, and more favored Winnipeg team, in their own building and imposed their will more often than not in their five games against them to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. […]

Day 36 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Tiki Taka Tampa Bay

You just knew it was a bad omen when thunderstorms were rolling into the Nations Capital before the hockey team returned home to play their first set of Conference Finals games in 20 years. And when Tampa came to play, there was no denying that they were going to prove that the first two games […]

Day 35 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Nealing and Dealing

Welp, that game wasn’t any boring at all. Last night’s game in Las Vegas was everything you could have hoped for and more. You had a shocking goal within the first minute of the game. You had Marc-Andre Fleury being peak Marc-Andre Fleury. You had Mark Scheifele being a Conn-Smythe contender and a failure to […]

Day 34 of 2018 Stanley Quips: The Tampa Bay Derecho

For the past two days, the DC metro area was going through as few thunderstorms that were a bit too dangerous for everyone involved. Even when these storms came to an end, they didn’t leave without massive lightning shows that lighted up the night sky. I guess it was a bit of a bad omen […]

Day 33 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Legalized Gambling

Unlike the Washington-Tampa series so far, the Vegas-Winnipeg series has been a much closer battle in every way possible. After Winnipeg got off to a ferocious start to win Game 1, it was Vegas who returned the favor in Game 2. Just like that, the series is tied at 1 as both franchises move the […]

Day 32 of 2018 Stanley Quips: The 2018 Capitals are not the 2017 Senators

I don’t believe what I’m seeing. This is not how D.C. is supposed to work. We’re not supposed to feel this much joy in this city. If anything, this Conference Finals series shouldn’t come close to being this easy for the Capitals. I really don’t know how to feel feelings anymore. If you’re looking for […]

2018 Stanley Cup Conference Finals Preview

  Vegas vs. Winnipeg First up, we have two teams that weren’t even in the postseason last year. In fact, Vegas didn’t even have a roster right around this time last year. Yet here we are watching two teams hitting foreign territory here. Sometimes, when you watch two groups of players never experience such a […]