Last night was the final night of Round 1 of the NHL Eastern Conference playoffs and we were treated with TWO Game 7's: PITTSBURGH vs TAMPA BAY and BOSTON vs MONTREAL.  While the majority of the fans at the bar were there for the BOS/MTL game, everyone was treated to two great clashes.

Lucky winner of a hockey bag, courtesy of LABATT BLUE!

BABY GIRL and AMY SMART keeping everyone happy and refreshed!

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!

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