Fantasy Hockey POTD (ECF)
WRITTEN BY CHRIS WASSEL | 21 MAY 2011
It was a bit of a special one as the scene altered a bit to an afternoon climb. Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals was in a word, chaotic. When Boston went up 3-0 however, I did not turn the TV off. Boston had a habit of squandering games like this even during the season and in the playoffs, anything is possible.
Enter the second period and everyone saw a different Tampa team. They were skating, with purpose like Boston did in the first. Their Patrice Bergeron came in the form of Teddy Purcell. He scored two to answer Bergeron’s two. Also, Sean Bergenheim scored to tie the game. Tampa scored three goals in 3:58. Now i knowDwayne Roloson was pulled but was it really all his fault? That is the question.
Now Mike Smith came in and shut the door by stopping all 21 shots he saw. Yet none of these won our Fantasy POTD. Surely this sounds all mad, doesn’t it? Well the answer is this. There was a player who had a role in three of Tampa’s five goals. This player’s return from a concussion was not assured either.
Therefore, we gave out the Fantasy POTD to none other than Simon Gagne of theTampa Bay Lightning. With a goal and two assists, including the game winner, he was the one who delivered in the third when Tampa needed that dagger after dominating Boston in the early part of the final period.
Naturally, we always provide some video evidence of our winner and here it is…..
Game 5 will be truly an interesting game because as we all know in this new cycle of the NHL Playoffs that “SAFE IS DEATH!”. Congratulations to Simon Gagne on seizing the moment once again.