As you can see in the photos, the main focus was on the games and while each game was tightly contested, there eventually had to be a winner. Tampa Bay held off a late Pittsburgh rally to eliminate them with a 1-0 score, while it took overtime for the Boston Bruins to finally put away a pesky Montreal team, 4-3, disappointing a pro Montreal crowd at the bar. The fans of each team have no reason to hang their heads as their teams dealt with a ton of injuries throughout the season. The fact that they played to a seventh game in this series is admirable. Be proud of your teams, Pitt and Montreal fans. I certainly am.
Now that the first round is complete, we're down to 8 teams: Philadelphia vs Boston, Washington vs Tampa Bay, Nashville vs Vancouver and Detroit vs San Jose. Nashville and Vancouver kicks things off tonight with Game 1 of their series (9pm EST). I have to say that it's been a great run for hockey at Third and Long thus far and we've gotten to meet a lot of great hockey fans along the way! Keep swinging by the bar and we'll keep playing the games for you!
DON'T FORGET THIS FRIDAY: SNY METS vs PHILLIES VIEWING PARTY, sponsored by HOMETOWN NY LAGER! Catch the game with us and enjoy $3 pints of HOMETOWN NY LAGER (7pm - end of the game)! There will be cool giveaways throughout the game, including a HOMETOWN NY LAGER jersey and cool swag from the NY Mets! Get there early!