The Stanley Cup playoffs are underway, and the Gospel of Hockey is back to talk about all eight first-round series.
Vetrano, who has broadcast games for New York’s AHL affiliate and currently does voiceover work for the NHL, discusses how the Islanders might bounce back after the Penguins dominated Game 1. How does Carmine see this series developing, especially as it shifts to Long Island?
The guys will also take a glance at the other seven matchups and project how they might finish, including which series could most likely produce a surprising outcome. Who might be most likely to challenge Pittsburgh and Chicago in their respective sides of the Stanley Cup bracket?
Plus, the Local Hockey Report is loaded this week, with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Youngstown Phantoms still alive in their respective postseason brackets. Matt and Larry also deliver an update on the World Under-18 Championships, which were recently concluded in Sochi, Russia.