All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.
Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.
Fans can tune in at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET nightly for a different game -- and different chance to re-live history. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com.
Perhaps the only thing better than playoff overtime hockey is playoff overtime hockey in consecutive games of a series. That was the case when the Vancouver Canucks
and Nashville Predators
collided in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinal.
Had it not been for a late-game mishap in Game 2, the Canucks would be up, 2-0 in the series, but the Preds got the win and were back at home with hopes of taking a stranglehold in the best-of-seven. Vancouver's Ryan Kesler
had other plans, though.
Kesler tallied twice -- his first goals of the playoffs -- in what became a 3-2 OT win for the Canucks. The game proved to be a breakout performance for the 41-goal scorer in the regular season.
Despite a fantastic night of hockey on both ends of the puck for the host Predators, including another solid start from goalie Pekka Rinne
, they would rely on an almost must-win situation in Game 4 to stay afloat in the series before the series would shift back to Vancouver.