Each Friday throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, series, plays, trends or really four of whatever from the playoffs that have caught his eye.
There are four Game 2s Friday and each one of them is following a phenomenal Game 1. Here's what I think of what has already transpired in the four series that resume Friday and what I think can and will still happen going forward.
As I said in my blog Wednesday, look for the intensity in this series because of the rivalry. We saw that tenfold in Game 1 with what happened in the Montreal Canadiens' 4-3 win against the Ottawa Senators.
Clearly this thing got sparked by P.K. Subban's slash on Mark Stone. It ratcheted up the heat for both teams. It was a physical game, and what's crazy is these two aren't very physical teams. It's not that they're afraid; they just aren't as physical as some other teams.
This wasn't supposed to be a series between two overly physical teams, but it certainly was in Game 1.