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Second Round Preview | Episode 62


On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the Second Round of the 2021 Playoffs in the EHL and the EHLP. The First Round was filled with high-speed action and 75% of the games were decided by two goals or less, additionally, four of those contests required overtime to determine a winner. We provide a full breakdown of the First Round and preview all of the matchups set to take place in the upcoming Second Round. We also review the ups and downs of each of our brackets, including an update on all the fantasy points that were earned by the #ECrew.

Welcome to the show with Neil Raven. With over onezero NCAA commitments, the ehl is the proven path to college. Turn it up and learn more about the college placement leader at the division two and three levels. Welcome to the east show presented by the penalty box foundation. The foundation's mission centers around their daily motto, we take care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockey community who experience a catastrophic event. Learn more at penalty box foundation dot Org. What's up, my name is Neil Raven. This episode number sixty two of the e show and let's jump right into it. This is the second round playoff preview that were recording on Sunday night and guys, we had to take a long time before we got this one started because, of course, the one game that we had left in the first round, of course it went to overtime, and of course, wizards railers, that series was wild field, wild with a capital W, capital I, capital l, capital d. What an ending and I just I'm like at a loss for words at the at watching the end of that series and how fast that game was. And Dude, that game was crazy. I was there and I would say, Yo, what you going on is back and forth. It was like one team scores one, he's scores to it. The team boosters up to nothing. That was like no, absolute now was he say? And then, you know, he keeps going. Hen's go on, whats your eventually wins. It's like, all right, I'm course Neale, the only person who thinks for they're got away like naturally, actually, actually not, Kyle Dumber gimmer picking. The railers won the series. Also. Oh did you kate? I do, and, quite frankly, I know we're you know, we're here on a Sunday night and I wouldn't have this any other way. This is what we live for, this is what we do for work, this is what we make up. Now we're we're contests. Fantastic finish. You know, whoever one that would be happy for either. But I believe I was a believer in the railers, says. I took center Raven's advice and we're gonna get heart. You were wrong. We will. All right, Brit let's go kick some rocks together, kid, and we're going to get into the brackets. We're going to get into the brackets right, but before we do, let's make one point right now, before we really get this thing started. When we pick the brackets offline, myself, Jeff and Brittany. Kyle made his pics and we made a few faces. Right, it's kind of perfect right now. No, he's not perfect. But who has the most bracket point? Who has the most bracket points so far? Kyle, Kyle. It's Kyle. I'll have twenty six points in his bracket. Jeff and I each have nineteen and written as mad none, you have seventeen. Mad done all right. But with that, oh Dun Kyle. With that, let's start making your way around the east. Shawn, breakdown the first round and preview the second round. It's time for this week segment of around the e show. Around these shows brought to you by the junior hockey podcast. You're old for Judia, Hockey News, knowledge and nonsense. Check them out. A tjh podcastcom and this is the first time that we've ever recorded the podcast where one of us is on their phone driving home. To me, it's me on the phone, ladies, because I'm on the way home from the wick. She's our ringside reporter. She had in person and experiences for all of us. So good job, Britt was actually crazy. It was crazy and was star came out on top, and I think they would know. Did did Mike Adapted Junior churt me? How yes, he did, and you know, that's why it's fine, all good, so good publicity. As my saying. What's what's so great about hockey is obviously the first round was ault with mainly ehl. Right, you could probably say that the first round was ninety eight percent of Hl and then the one percent was the one playing game in the central Busi playing game ended the way that I said. That's so that's where that's where I'm going right now, because both of those games took place to the past two nights. Saturday night was the way. I'm also what can confuse why it took place and whatster, but what he didn't play because, you know, because of different state regulations and whatnot. And Worcester's a pretty nice drink and I guess like the wick get the get up wick. I was just there for two wow. So obviously I love it. I always get churched and I get it for my accident put on my hear the word wicked. You just don't hear that here. In the style. Will Get it and I'm find you married. Keep God guy, like I'm half mass you see me with my red sox stuff on. You are, but we're going to get into your accent a little more later too, because time I said anyway, I get it, I get it exit here, and it was... I was saying every time I say their name. Now, though, I feel like I say it with like Paul, like Paul, like Wal Paul Seu were version. So I'm telling you, it was like in my head calling you those two games this week, all I had was this Kyle Kydo. But for the wooster's rank, it's obviously a Massachusetts we can use locker rooms right now, but it's one of the most spaced out ranks. It's just a lot of space. So you could actually looks beautiful when I'm sit in the corners or whatever. There's plenty of space for you to be, which is partially what the chiefs picked that. But the point that I was getting at with the backtoback nights in wooster. So I don't know about Kyle and Jeff, but I'm sure I could speak for you guys. I'm jealous of Matt O'Brian because on a heck of a call to on set. On Saturday night he has the double overtime premier game that ended two to one. And then, because as every hockey game is different, he has the next night, which didn't last at all, like that long at all, into overtime and it's seven twenty six and he gets both overtime games over the weekend. It's like, okay, good for your hockey. For a play by Playvio, that's ours. So it's so long, right, it's so lucky to draw. But the eight, you know what, you got to be in the right place, right time right. I know, I know Jim McCabe had an overtime winner. What was the line? Life is meaningless enjoying our Bey's. Is that what he's we say I've never had our bees and I never will. I don't know. The early fries aren't think that early fries legit. I used to like those little kids. Everything else rosby sandwiches was a little kid. Well, horse action. It's been years. I've had our best. But so let's start working our way down. Obviously there was nothing that took place in the EH on North Division. Those teams are going to start playing this upcoming week. So I guess we're going to go. We'll start with that second round kind of preview there, because both series are very interesting, very compelling, and part of the reason why we're recording right now, because we're recording this Sunday night, because the wolves and lumberjacks play tomorrow, they play Monday. They're the first game of the second round and of course we allow that to happen because we give the specific dates for one each round should be taking place and we said that the second round can start on Monday the eighth. But what makes it really interesting is when you compare it to the Avalanche Spartan schedule. The lumberjacks are going and wolves are going Monday, Tuesday, Friday, while the avalanche and Spartans go Wednesday, Friday Saturday. If you're the Lumberg actual wolves, you almost want the series to go three games because if you don't and one team went into you're done before the other North Division series even starts. On Wednesday, you get like a bye week, almost like when is like weird to here. Are Planning on that? No, you're not planning on that. And and K actually did ask each other what they were doing. But at the same time you're also trying to balance the time before this right, and they were all off this past week. So they're trying to make sure they space things out. If the avalanche win the SPARTANS and the Spartan series with them, they control game one. So so if if the avalanche of Spartans go to game three on Saturday, while the wolves and lumberjacks only make it the game to Tuesday, one is game one next Wednesday, say Sundays. Have to beat about the all the teams have to beat League officials and in the in the dates for the third round, which I should bring up while we're talking about this, because obviously the first round is over. The second round, we said, can start on March eighth, must be completed by March thirteen. The third round can start on March fourteen, so that's next Sunday. I must be completed by the twenty, right. So if the afflanence placed Saturday, the thirteen, they're not playing some of the fourteen or fifteen, or choose the sixteen, probably, but at the same time you want to make sure that you're finished by the twenty or nineteen, because you have to then take a few days to get yourself, one ready for the frozen finals and two down to the frozen finals. So right, you want to make sure you have a leak, enough time to not take the week off and then just go straight they're like. You're going to want to mix in a practice. I'd like to Sing Yep and the one. My first prediction, and it will get to your predictions. My first prediction of the series in the north is that game that we are we talked about already, at seven to six, overtime game. That will be the wolves lumberjack series times three. Probably real that fears, is going to be sick. I mean this. Firstly, pick the wolves because get up, will fight. I make their graphs. I get up Turmole, I word, but I don't know. That's just a personal prefence. Can just like tonight. Tonight was unreal,...

...dude, like it was like that the lasting you called me at the edges, back and forwards, back and forth. Who the hell knows what's going to happen. And then it's over time. All of a sudden, six, six or ster berries in your like, all right, we're bird get up. What's their like? Time to face D J are like buckle your seatballs, like I don't know, and the wizards were of four. I thought it was Oh. I was like that that's a far because what's star took the leads and the wizards came back and then it just like that's what I mean, like this we in this round is insane because you don't know what's going to happen, who's going to score. It's like, Dude, you can put your backline forward, like look at FUSCO. Was All for D for the wizards. He didn't play last game. That doesn't mean just because you have a d one today, you're going to win game three. Like no, friends and they give it and it's like you have no idea what's gonna happen on every any given date. To flight US in the line, it's marge madness baby. And and to that point from Brittany, it wasn't the case in Game One, but the team that was wead the can't, the team that was leading that wizards and railers series in game two and three heading into the third period in each game lost the gas. Wow, okay, game to a three ring exactly like like mediacals. So, but what makes the great is between the four of us, we were split two and two was skyle and I versus Jeff and Brittany, between the wizards and the railers. When you go to that, when you go to the wolves in lumberjacks, were split again Jeff and I. It's just it's Jeff and I this time that are pulling for the lumberjackson or pile. Let's go buckle up boys. Fuck Kyle and Brittany have the walls. I think GV and legends. I think down as a group, just like last week we thought that the wizards railers series was going to be the best, I think that we all think that this one will be the best also. And while I mentioned this series could end in two days and it's over on Tuesday, I would, I would, I put it in almost pain, almost permanent marker. Friday night at seven hundred and fifteen, I would almost parted in permanent market the what game is? I'm sorry, that's game three of that series. Does it? What? Oh, do we like? Who knows? Honestly, round two, which I know was round one for some people, like you said, north in the in the shout, like for a little choirs, is round two, but todays around one for them, like it's weird. Like it's weird because it's two or some one for others just like kind of crazy. But round to a gay one for some is going to be wild. Yeah, and and and and the other series we taught. We talked about that series on this podcast for a month right as the avalanche kind of back pedaled their way into the postseason. We said it's actually helping them because they're going to face the spart into they have the seven and one record against. But we're as has been ass as has been texted to Brittany and I numerous times this week by Brett trailer, the spark, this Spartan. What is this look for any party of NY party? That's what he kept saying. Already. Party is not over. And and hey, we're gonna get to the south. Right, we're going to get to the south. Oh, by playoffs, kyle is used this terminology before. Playoffs are a different animal, right. Well, you're just the animal. Yeah, let's go, boy. So those are you and call you both can contest this. Have you noticed? We've all done play by play for a playoff series this speed. All Right, I'll kick rock is fine, like not know pretty you notice it will no sor, I'm sorry, pretty will. You were there tonight to like look at the speed and end. It's just you can see every guy all sudden has like unlimited energy come playoff time. Yeah, he's like Joey was not was bought vague all caps or Joey, look out. I've never in that kids bat. I've seen him skate, I'll bajillion five times. They I've seen them play so many times. He's I've ever seen in my wife tonight like that kid was boss. They it was incredible. They're all playing for their playoff lives. That some of them, you know, playing what could have been their last hockey games of their careers so bad. You look at the wind because the jacket lands and they had the best conversation, which in parents. Tonight. His parents are the bat when I love vis mom and it's dad, like they're both incredible people and you look at them you're like Shit, like you're Latin, like you don't know going into it. It could been Doin Thet game because we jack lands and you have no idea. End You like damn like God, stuck like their parents are incredible and obviously he's an incredible kid, like he deserves a world, like I don't know, I cannot say enough good things about Jack Johanson, but you see the way to the ends and you're like, damn, that sucks. It's like I feel so bad for him right now and like him pop up. Yeah, like damn for like it sucks.

Good does. And I feel so bad for them because they work their tails all year. Like it happens to the best of the kids. And do you see the frink it? They see awesome faints, like there's teams just got to cut short and you're like, damn, that sucks and like you haven't team obviously deserved it, like it's no, I you know they don't deserve what they earned. Obviously they do, but it's just like you feel for the kids are there, but it ended for I think that transitions us into the central because it's the greatest sudden death in any sport. Hockey sudden death is the greatest sudden death of all sports. You know, when you have over time, football, you have extra innings, baseball or basketball, you can you can see the cloth, you can the play. There's a build up to it. Hockey ends like that and if you miss it, if you miss it like you can't go back and and and and watch it again. Really it's over just like that. And for that wizards railers series before we move on to two more with it is like talking about a roller coaster over a week. For the wizards, right, they lose game one, but then they find out that their forward, Keith Davenport, who's been battling bone cans for all year, is now tumor free. So it's like, all right, we lost, but our teammate is now like he's beat cancer. Like that's an a Messi gold coaster for sure. That's emergency room, right, was literally in the emergency room this week. Davin work gets turn and cancer free perches in emergency room. was like a staff infection. Like the on wasn't have been all over the place this week, like it's actually insane. Yeah, and then they fight back to window too, and then obviously the roller coach. That was game three. And now, if your worcester as tough as this is, fuck, a lot of people bj are right to go. So we're recording this. You know, thirty on a Sunday night, right when you wake up tomorrow morning. Obviously you have to move on and then when you wake up Tuesday morning, game one against the Rangers. That's it. Did I see cot of bed, Fela, everybody, Tet you melotone and go to bed. Good night. Order. Also start interrupted you here, Jeff, but I know Nell, I kind of brought this up with you last time, for goaltending with the railers. You know, I see you start this guy in game one. If you win, do you stick with them? I think, why are the Copstick Guy? Who? I thought they would woods. So do you ride woods? I think now you have to write. Have to write you. I see SEC I don't know. This is this is why I'm going to stop here. You guys can all answer. See, I don't know so, because it was a seven sixth final. You're a big KALOP. I know that. I'm going to go back, like while we're on this railers topic, we're talking about the railers now facing the Rangers, right, yeah, becase I'm going to. I'M gonna go back to the two thousand and sixteen seventeen finals here for a second, because it was little fires there. No, no, it was it was the year before you came on board. It was. It was the little fires, Mus junior fires, the last year we ever did a five game series because it was the year before the first ever addition of the frozen finals, and that season the little fires were it was one of the wagon teams. They won the regular season championship and it was Sam Caney and in Joe Giacobo, and they went every other game the entire year, the entire year until they got to the playoffs, right, and in that and at that time we were still doing eight teams in east conference. is how we did it. So a one, eighty, two, seven, three, six, four five, the standard hockey breakdown. So they're the one seat. They face the eight seed and some goalie stands on this has name is Brock Thompson, have like sixty five saves. They lose. They lose game one with Sam Caney, the goalie of the year. So they go to Giacobo game to. He Wins Game Two. They go back to Giacobo game three, they win game three. Move on the next two rounds. They go back to the alternating back and forth and it's like all right, like what, what kind of what are you looking for this point? Then they go to the finals and they start the number one. I guess you could say one a versus one, if you will, and and Cani starts game one, wins, go starts game two, loses. Annie starts game three, wins in a shutout. Cannie starts game four, loses and double overtime on the on. The biggest freak go ever. I know Al is going to text me when you get to this part of the episode because it was the biggest freak go ever. But even I said to myself he has to go back to Kanny again in game five. He has to go back to him, but he goes to Joe Giacobo instead, and and they end up losing it overtime. But I bring that up because of Kyle's point. When you go back to the railers versus wizards, you win game one with woods, you lose game two with Kohanik, you win game three and a a thriller and overtime with woods. You have to go back to woods on Tuesday. And I bring this up because it's a matchup thing, like Stefan might be better off against the Rangers. Then Woods.

Hear me out for a second right, like it's possible. It's almost like pitching in baseball, like do you want Jacob degrom on the mound or you do you want your other like stud on the mount against the Red Sox in the world series? It's what do you see with Kolonic that you like better than I feel like he can get hot and at the right time. As you'll just mentioned before, the timing is everything and I just feel like this kid cool on it. Just would witness his team win the first round. He wasn't the guy, but if you would eat him, I just I see something there and I just have a gut feeling, like I predicted today. It's in the group chat. They expect you to overtime matchup between the wizards and the railers. You did say, he was the first to say, that their kids do better than top teams that perform against the lower steams. That's just how it goes. Yeah, all right, interesting and and you know I brought up before the success that the avalanche have had against the sparans this season. The Rangers have had some pretty good success against the railers this season. Yeah, I think what five on one, but if you throw it all out the window of the time to playoffs come for although it would just so you can look at all these matchups. But who knows? What's our heat ups feat? That game over for the out came over for the PJ BJ Jarcally, you're saying that. I can't believe you're the one saying that. I'm for quite sake for one to my life and being a real escur. But but eleven, seven matchups in the regular season, seven wins for the Rangers. Not the same thing with the there are I mean, I mean, I'm sorry, I didn't which means the woosters do for a wid what's your win against the Rangers? So to recap, the score is like get ready for this, Kyle. Yeah, eight hundred two one, five hundred and twenty three. Yeah, five the nothing, nine to two, four hundred and twenty two, five to one, three, two one. So obviously we guy are pumped. Wars there. Okay, hold on, hold, right, a few. A few of those games are early on in the season when Worcester didn't have a few of the new guys that they brought in like bank be the pumps and my bed at every day our game at willster. Okay, okay, but the point being, the point being, like Jeff said, and like I was saying before when the nighthawks beat the little fires in that first game of the series. These are three game series. Yeah, and and and and it Jo. They can turn on a dime. They can turn in an absolute dime, right and right. Look what I just said, like you're the five minutes or I'll don't matter. Right, like before this, for those that are looking at my bracket and they see Bjr and three. Yes, I did pick BGR to be the SEAHAWKS and three. So now I'm right, but not the actors gone. Now doesn't matter who they are. But but the point I'm getting out with the bracket is now I have to hope that begre on the railers go to three. So, Jeff, to your point, I am hoping that the railers are to for one and maybe, you know, maybe one, maybe one win sparks a little fear they're not winning one. Sorry, don't sorry, be sleep too well. Get ready for some more chirps from you. Get death of their Britt no, terse is ab to what. They're going to hate me right now. So you like their pass me and I'm all right. You be the winners. Props you, ladies and judge, but the bason be a round to sorry, I'm loyal to be there. shocker. Oh my God, no, but they're all struck. Thanks. No, roll city before. Sorry, whatever hate on men. Look at all these looks. I'm not doubting bjr and that they can't defeat wooster. But again it comes down to golden like. Perhaps the goaltender or worcester steals game from Miller. I've had more experience and it's gotten more winds against more difficult teams in the than the goaltender on wooster. And I don't mean to take away from the achievements of said whoever they play had had us far, because obviously, like you, don't suck like you know not breaking news. So you don't think you can put up some goals on Miller forrit you get confidence. Spose going to keep the door closed and right and I can confident. I know perfect that Naked Miller is a confident human being like you. Don't have so we're what again? Kyle and I both have that series going three games. Jeff and Brittany both have that series going to that the split continue. The split continues to the other series and, like you said, though, Neal, I had this against Seahawks, but the...

...other series were it's the same exact thing but flipped, because Kyle and I have walpole winning in two games over the chiefs, while you and Brittany each have Walpole Winn again three games over the chiefs. And correct. We didn't even think I'm gonna be the chief. We didn't think it was gonna be the cheese, but now it is, and if I could, I may want to change it to three games because I think that she's are a team that you can't sleep on. Now. I didn't see that she shouldn't walk as heck. I mean they are. Who are the chiefs, right? Is that what we've been saying? He see one stood free run. I hate that, mean Neal, you, but I meant late. We had talked last week about JP Melat going back to Trinity. Marshall mccalub said, I'm still here, guys, Dude, Martina mccallub, where play? Last year, Ladies and gentlemen, freaking wooster, Margina mccalib was on worshore last freak here that look, where is the cheeseus a s grew you freaking will sir. I'm it was gonna be Richards, so it was mccalup instead. Mccalub played well. I mean even even Peyton Duran for the seahawks in that series. I know he gave up five goals in the series. He can work ninety thieves, ninety six and two games. Was it ninety? Because I was trying. It's around the reds that's played bad like that. Work he could for the team that was in front of them and just couldn't get any goals on. Michel gonna give you offense. That's not his fault, of course not. You can only stop the pucks that cover your way. You can't go shoot pucks. You freaking from the freaking cream. Yeah, you're not shooting. He's on my fantasy team. So it was suppo simply pulling for him. And well, like you don't see the first the first time that the phone is starting to kick out of it. He has some great cell service going there for a second, Brittany, what the PAS out? Your Cell Service went out for a second there. But the point that is trying to make he he did everything that he could in that series for the see, he did everything exactly. Pay Graham, the go off you like. You did a great job, like bill. I like Payton Duran like, obviously, in case anybody does not know, I love the head coach at tops kids. The dudes an absolute beauty. I Love Pat Mor and like hell, yes, and and he's going to play her pat right now. That's my dude. I love nor and I think he got a great player Durant. Personally. Nordy goody emailed me this past week. Rights didn't do that. Beauty. I love them so. The last last time we were trying to have the banquet, he was supposed to be the guest speaker and he had the speech all ready to go at. He is email to me. Who was gonna be the swear you, the banker. Last year was a gong show. All we didn't get to have it. That's why. Yeah, but but quite the fact that it was canceled. Still gone show full of so so, norty. norty emails me as like my speech is still ready to go. If you wanted to be virtual right before the photos, as we could, we could. And obviously him and I of the seventy five rounds they played of golf this past summer. He was involved in a few of them with always a good time, but those are the central matchup. So we covered the north, which is lumberjacks hichus wolves, avalanche versus Spartans, central Rangers, Mrs Railers Cheese Versus Express. Now we get to the cell, the Division that had the most BIS rubbing his hands. I have to say this. The Bart, the best one about these brackets, guys, is like I actually like when people get mad about them and and take shots on twitter and take shots at me, like, listen, we have tough kid. Look I hit. I've picked Marilyn to lose because they had lost six straight going into the playoffs and they have to mean. While Marion goes and sweet, here you're like her. God, hold on, let me finish this. Let me finish this. They had lost six straight going to the playoffs and they had lost all four games they had in the regular thing. It's the rough riders, so I felt pretty good. And they all, three of you had Maryland. So I said, you know what, we're going to go with the rough riders and of all the first round series, I probably couldn't have been more wrong, and I apologize. Hey, I always say this. This is why we put a racers on pencils. Neil, yeah, humans the stakes. You know it's now even. You did to make up a mistake. You predicted hey, so, but if you look at that, but, like you just said, Marilyn, fluttered into the playoffs right, they came in probably going in reverse, and then they come in and they look like they were knocked they looked like they were going in at seventy five miles an hour. They were playing unbelievable. So to that point, like we're saying, with all these other predictions we made, doesn't matter that they won, that they lost...

...all four games against the hosses in the regular season. They come out and and blew doors. So with all these other matchups, same thing could happen. Like playoffs are different animals, Kyle said. I gotta say Anthony to Polo can back me up on this, the broadcaster for the sevens. It was early on. They hosted me. Any game it's the sevens against team Maryland and on the broadcast it's sound video. You can still watching on hockey TV. I said team Maryland is just like a playoff caliber team. They're big, physical or gratty, this, that and the other thing. They might finish the season five hundred. It doesn't matter where they finish. But they're just like a playoff caliber team. And I sit it on the broadcast. If there's one team, then sevens don't want to play around one. I know, Brittany, you will probably agree with me team Maryland, but they're kind of like fuss goes wilkesbury script and night correct. Here we go, there's and and Adam. Not want to play Marilyn Hell, but Adam. Yeah, he said to me. If we're if we're going to go to the finals for the first time, we have to avenge what took place two years ago. We have to get that mean look at what happened last time. Then play a game last year. That your first a last time. Oh that's what? Yeah, the lot last time makes sense. Okay, yeah, so it's bult a lot like that wilkesbury screen. Nice team. Hey, maybe maybe it was fus goes plan all on to get butter, to get the eighty seven. But, like you know, obviously I took he from the owner of team Maryland. The owner tweeted at me right, which is fine. I'm cool with if oh, yeah, what's those at? A lot of chirping, going Hurdy, very gutsy. That's it is very gunsy. Yet and you know what? Or a big paragraph he wrote. Rough riders score first in Game One, right, and they get out scored eleven, two, one the next rest of the rest of the game in drest of the series. Thanks for coming. I'm sorry, I just didn't see it coming. So now Marilyn moves on to face the eighty sevens, who they did get a couple times in the regular season. Only team that be the eighty seven choice. Never, never in regulation, shoot over and regulation there was one and shoot out one of them over time. But that's right. That is like okay, like buckling, here we go, and then we go over to the other series. I don't I don't condone players going at each other on twitter, but, but, but, like that back and forth between the ducks and in the apple core. and honestly, like, yes, I gave a huge congratstarry when he won the series because in your first year you go win a playoff series, that's awesome. But they were two one goal games, like they will. That wasn't like like a sweet you know, I hate the word sweep. Like like it wasn't a sweet those are two one goal games. That was a heck of a cit excited though I got out. I talked to both teams. Obviously you know I represent the league and I represent protect, but I touch base with apple core prior to the start of the series and they were amped up beyond belief. Guys like I touch base of one of their players and like hey, list and kind like we had such a heck of a practice today, like we're all amped up, we're in the zone and we really think we can do this. And that came from multiple guys in the apple core locker room. And when I called that game on Tuesday or, sorry, Thursday and boosing track of the days, but game one, it was like wow, apple core came out on the road. It was signs of bus legs. I how played Protech, in my opinion, in the first period and Jackson Bernard stood on his head, did what he could and it was just a matter of who is kind of game that Puck luck. I want to say, and I mean before good about that. Sales to that's sales coming over. The other stories incredible. You know. One goal was a sixty seven staves, sixty one since joining pro tech. Yeah, that was I was looking at that today, Kyle. That's the him and Patrick's. Marks and Kebach are like tied for dead by acquisitions. I think it's Mars and Kevin. Chad is eleven goals. Five is through take eight is some winning stupid sales over some winning streak. Yeah, he game. What a game winning streak which ties for the second best behind then s for the south. Say what you want, it's a fact. A go toes it go right now, right time? Yes, at the right is a go, as a wise man wants to me when you write I go to is a go, a fact. Is a fact. Street game winning streak. Second Round, a battle between two teams. It was just a matter of it was like a converence final series. Honestly, it was a matter who's going to score the OT winner and who's going to make less mistakes, I guess. But I know we already finished with the central but like just to keep all this winding street conversation. Do you guys are parab all the express were odd five to start this. Yeeah. I was looking back at things...

...when I was doing prepate. Crazy how that was. I gone like that was oh in five and we're all we all said we are all like don't worry about it, I think they're gonna figure things out. And boy did they. And now look where they've gone to figuring things out. It's like all right, it's it's yeah, and and you know what, like I mentioned earlier, I think wolves lumberjacks is the best series. What about PROTECH, little flyers? That's like it's gonna go through. That's going to be it's gonna go three. Yeah, protech one to the final of the UN season against the little flyers. But I'm thinking a little flyers come out strong. I don't know. How about you guys feel you think the little flyers with no, I'm going for a tech. Okay, I was gonna say. I mean I probably. Do you think they come out protect? Don't be silly. Well, yeah, is, he's Brett. Is Brand Mean Jeff? Yeah, cording my bracket. I protect winning. So okay, Gotcha. Now what that sters like? I don't recall the game. Do I think I love is going to win? Yes, am I buy it there, but like, I think it's going to be good, like Matt huge toaste like and they didn't have that. Guys like don't think they would have. Hosperson is out. Bad to say, I don't know, maybe, but whatever, it is one of the yeah, I think he made a huge deal. He he gave I don't know, he not to know, I think against fat a dad and some of the other guys that they rolled out there this year. But yeah, just say else. Just gave them some kind of extra. It's a not a veteran presence, right. The two thousand goal good. Well, just somebody from the other goaltender her, you know, not carrying their weight or whatever. It is very young the dust Scott the opportunity to take thus and they did just that and it's obviously worked out for them as it should. So the beautiful thing about the hl and we can compare this to the NHL and the higher levels. And Jeff, we've talked about this for Oh we not sure should we compare this to them? Show it, but you can is you can go from one team to another, have an opportunity and just blossom and it's just like it's the right fit, you know in that it's like that in all aspects of life. Maybe it's at like the workplace, wherever it might be. Matt sales comes over whatever it comes to PROTEC. We Still Google New Jersey, but right now and protech again, it was time. Was Everything right? Fit. He's in. I don't motivated, you know. You know I'm going this, like, for sure, Green Gabrick from Jonathan, Jonathan Quick, right, like it's Jathan quick really that good of a goalie? I don't know. Maybe, but he's gotten really hot twice. Right, he's gotten really hot twice enough to bring his team to a cup final. And when people said that about Tim Thomas, to write like what you know is trated. You know what I mean? Yeah, yeah, I know for sure. I think that sales had something to prove. I think he was, you know, rightfully, there was a lot, a lot of guys between him and Kopack and the with the eighty sevens. Actually, who's the an O'connor right was a counter honor right click last year. There's a lot of goaltenders there and he was probably like he's another Georgia goaltender, like Mason Palmer, those Milton Georgia. We have this like bill to or just coming. I think it's coming. Georgia, I mean Georgia that's fit to go from there cow Mel, who's now on Jay. Get up, you little girls, and and CT Johnson on the wizards from Georgia. We have a interesting way. WHO. Yeah, Georgia pipeline, Georgia. Yes, so interesting Er, Georgia pipeline. That's kind of formed here. So, you know, I think that's it. Kyle sales came over. He had something proved. He said, Hey, let me be your man, let me be the veteran, let me help these experience guys. I mean it's a bit opportunity is a beautiful thing. Yeah, you me and the first round. In the first round he had five total series. Only one of them went to game three. Absolutely. In the second round we're going to have six total series and if we record this, whenever we record the next the next preview, the third round preview, if you tell me that all six went to game three, I wouldn't be surprised. Yeah, the word love that for you, like absolutely. I'm trying to sing, like what a vote? Now I likeney would go to three. How many? Least one bolt prediction. I'll let you guys go first. Know, you go, Kyle. That set the table. I'm sorry, I was getting into my vehicle. O He's he's saying that he has one bold prediction. He's got us all teat up ready to go here, Kyle. So lumberjacks is either going to be, technically, on paper, the longest or the shortest series.

And second round the fires. And that's the wait. So how can you play both sides of the field on that, though? Longer. So I'm thinking this is going to go three games plust over time. We're going to see a lot of time. He's saying that the length of the game, a goaltender go and okay, wins in two. I'm working to come to you know. He's talking about the overall length of the Games. Yes, got so he's saying that it could be a two games sweep with both games ending in and sixty minutes, or or three games and one game goes to double overtime, and who knows? That's where I'm saying. It's like it's round to like. Clearly, help could freeze over and you'd like not. Yes, we don't need anything. Who knows? We have no idea. Wizards, like I thought it was going to be with your sick good for me. So did whoever, Kyle, I don't know who was. I couldn't care about at us way because I lost. Oh my God, it was baby bunny. Was Me Kid. Yeah, but I'm sorry, like words idea. You can't call these things like we can go. I'm just don you're free to disagree with me. That's okay. So the ehl piece the EHLP series. Just like at the ehl level, the lumberjackson wolves are also facing off. At the EHLP level, winner gets the avalanche. In the North Division finals. One team for that division will go on to the frozen finals. In the central division it's Rangers versus Warriors, as we mentioned earlier. The warriors beat the chiefs and the longest game of the playoffs so far kyle and it with five minutes up to go, and then with five minutes left to go and Double Ot Brian Foster with the goal. And then railers versus express. So the winners of those two series based each other. In the Central Division, one team goes to the frozen finals. And then down south little flyers, and I have to say it. I said it in an in past stories. I kind of took subtle shots at them. Don't sleep on the renegades. They've split their last six games with the little fires so that they didn't. They won the last two. Right, they could won the last two. They have a win over the seven s and the winner of that little flyers renegade series. Guess, the sevens with the closest trip to the frozen finals out of the winner of that's that seuth division final. So there there's well, we're only through one round and it's been exhilarating. Right, like the next two rounds are are potentially even crazier. It was more teams. Obviously a long ways to go. We gotta complete that board. How much is undecided? How much still needs to be done before the next part? Yeah, that's all our series for hl deal. That starts Tuesday. What's their format? They're going Tuesday, Wednesday? Are they go Tuesday? Yeah, either Wednesday or third, either Wednesday or Thursday, and then the side Friday. Well, they haven't decided it because the team that they're facing host that game and they just found out about an hour ago. Right, they look were like, Oh, they actually just shot the bucket and realize we're going to the next round. So they still based off the facebook's Day or Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday? Yeah, nobody knows. Dude. Everyone just figured it out like smoky. Wait. So what's your way? Dj Are Young, have hope ter win. I retrict my statement. Sorry, is not allowed. Even from that hope they went to. I don't dropping out why Chester PA. I will be jumping off the roofs of my party. Great right of us, the three of us will be there. But with that, obviously we've come all the bracket the latest updates. From there, we gotta now give you an update on the e crew fantasy challenge in our what to watch for section. Before we wrap things up, here's what to watch for this week in the east show. It's time for the e group and you challenge brought you bier Jugi brick coming pizza, Antastaf for home, for authentic at talent. This is catering and group dining struggle their party pizzas and specials, Apple Jugscom even on she only has one player playing, she's still in first place. Dude, like I'm sorry, I almost my car at that doing it avery like word word. I was just really crash my car. As I'm doing it a red like thank you to the Mercedes and almost t bone me like that is devotion pretty.

Yes, yes, I'm saying like a mom of phone and even on my computer, like you should be on my bean bag. I'm chilling. Hell, no, I'm in my Chevy. I mean, I don't drive that anymore. I'm on my Toyota Corolla. Okay, I'm you guys can continue. Jackson was the Jack Johnson was the only one that played for Brittany this past week, but still got her ten fantasy points, pray, but she also got seventeen points from her bracket. So overall, her grand total right now is that one thousand, one hundred and seventy five point six. I aligned, though, then I am behind her at one thousand one hundred fifty one point four. I learned the can you please repeat what you just said? You're behind me. Was Twenty four pints carry out. Twenty four behind me or in front of me? Your Wife? Yeah, so I had three guys play this past week and Zach Simon, Rory Gresham and Todd Philibert eight, six and five points respectively. If I had picked Britain Patricia over Zack Simon, I probably would have got myself more points, but that's a personal problem. It's a personal problem. Exactly bread. Might a said hello deal when I was in the whole who right now? WHO GIVES THE CHRIST? It's too late now, we don't care. It's all. He said it. He said it very tongue in cheek. He said now the Olays, we're gonna WE'RE gonna see this. With Kyle's one as well, I got the same exact total for my fantasy points and my bracket points. I got nineteen fantasy points and nineteen bracket points. Crazy. So I am at one thousand, one hundred and fifty one point four. Obviously for both Brittany and I, so are our goaltender has not played. Jeff's goaltender did play this past week. I think you made big mass. I think you did make the right to saision. No, it was tough for you to go between Nick, Michael and Palmer, but having Palmer play that potential extra series, I think, was the most important part. You also had two other express players, and Marcoleen and terrain got you a combined nine points. And obviously Jeff's total numbers don't match up like I do. His fantasy point total was twenty two point two from this past week. His bracket total, also, like my, was nineteen for a grand total of one thousand and sixty two point two for Jeff. And then, as I mentioned earlier, with Kyle, the bracket was the best of any bracket right, and he got twenty six fantasy points and twenty six bracket points with the twenty six fantasy points were from two guys. They were from two guys. Doesn't say Peyton Duran got him thirteen points and he didn't win a game in ninety s and ninety s S. gave up the five goals. So obviously Kyle has lost his goalie, which will see how that impacts. I mean Britty lost one of her defenseman to in overtime. Right, could have flipped right. She'll out chill out. And then Dennis Arkapanko, who I think I've we've kind of slept on a little bit at times like this until there's a free sit and that's just my personal in and there's a fire there with with Denis, I'm telling you right now, like a Eho vetter and like he wants it. And and speaking about fire, speaking of that fire and FAM competiveness are open. So Josh Fusco, I taught to him after the tweet came out from Murray, the owner, obviously, and Josh has not on twitter, but all of it's everyone showed him and I was like, well, I know that there was a couple subtle post but it didn't seem like any of your players were totally pissed about my pics. He goes, Oh, oh, no, no, there was one guy that was pissed. I was like who oh, and he's like Archepelko, I go, I go what he goes, because he's been in the League so long and what our history here. He just said that Neil Guy and FOSCO tried to do like his accent right, because he's not from here. Try to do is actually it's like a little guy that you know guy. We're gonna show him and Dennis and and the's and if you know, he's I didn't even notice this until at the end of every season they have to go in and have to update the ehl record books, right just to see what's chains and what hasn't. Quietly he's now ranked ten all time in league history for assists, with eighty seven. So okay, keep an eye on him because he has a chance. But who ahead of him? But big pig I mean nine, nine guys. I am I've been getting tripped all season, but push come to show. I'm like that third line center that shows up in fantasy and just gets a hatrick when it matters most. You're creeping up on a thousand points, Bo Naster. You're creeping up on a thousand points. Your not get up Bunny Kyle's grand total. Kyle's grand total is hundred and eighty eight point...

...eight. Obviously none of us will end up having a perfect bracket, so none of us will get that fifty, fifty bonus points or the what I say a hundred bonus points. You do if you if you got every every series winner correct in every length, every series threat. I mean, I think, I think, just stepping back and looking at round one, it's like having a perfect march madness college basketball bracket. Like you're never it's gotta be Kate's not happening like is. You're never going to be a prefect. You cannot produce what's going to take place because every game is different. I think that's what makes this sport so great is every game truly is different. And while we can come on this podcast and we can say these are each of our picks for the second round. I'd ventured to guess that not a single one of us is perfect in the second round and we'll find out. We'll find out over the net over the next set of days and I don't know what day we're going to record next. It kind of has to play itself out, just like this one did for us guys and just like the end of the regular season did for us. Remember, we couldn't we couldn't record and we wanted to, because we had to wait and see onto final playoff seats. We couldn't record the second on preview until the first round ended and we're not going to record the third round preview until the second round ends, and it could be Friday, could be Saturday, could be Sunday. So there's obviously two series in east division in the EHL. Overall we have another four series in the EH LP and by this time, five or six days from now, is the prediction. I guess you could say there's going to be a lot of teams whose seasons have come to an end. So I hope that you all have the chance to get to some games this week. Britney. I hope there are one or two weekend games for you, but for those that but for those that can. Obviously, we have every box score live at eastern Hockey League Dot Org and you can watch every game live at hockey TV and enjoy the second round. Guys and joint people, shore crew, you at the rink. Thanks for listening to the show. Learn more at Eastern Hockey League Dot Org and follow us on Facebook, twitter, instagram and Youtube. Also, be sure to subscribe and get notified when next week's PODCAST is released.

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