Many of you probably saw the Penguins crush the Flyers, 6-0, to easily wrap up the Eastern Conference final and advance to the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1992. Not much of an effort from Daniel Briere, Marty Biron & Co. They just added to the Flyers' odd habit of no-shows in clinching games (think of the Sabres' 8-0 and 7-1 series wrapups earlier in this decade).
But for sheer drama, I wish we could have seen the final of the World Championships in Quebec City. Russia overcame a 4-2 deficit in the third period and won it in overtime, 5-4, on a power play goal by Atlanta Thrashers star Ilya Kovalchuk, who had also scored the tying goal in the third period. Had to be a total crusher for folks north of the border to have that happen on home ice.
Here's TSN's video recap of the dramatic gold-medal game.
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