Another wonderful night of playoff hockey unfolded Wednesday, and every single one of the games was competitive, close, exciting, and fun. Not only that, but since three of the four games went to overtime, it was almost like we got to watch a whole EXTRA playoff game. And what could be better than that?
Let's get to the GIFs to recap the big moments you might have missed.
One of the few shots that beat Holtby while he was in the net was this beauty from Carl Hagelin.
Mark Fraser was hit in the head with a puck, and ended up going down hard to the ice -- and later to the hospital.
And of course when someone bleeds all over the ice, you can't just leave it there.
Playoff hockey, everybody.
After that final goal someone sitting near April Reimer and Elisha Cuthbert said something rude, which caused the ladies to react thusly:
Over in Anaheim, both teams benefited from some good luck on their first goals. First Johan Franzen bounced one in off the defense.
Then Kyle Palmieri lobbed a shot that found its way through five bodies and behind Jimmy Howard.
Daniel Winnik committed Daniel-on-Daniel crime when he boarded Daniel Cleary of the Wings.
Winnik received a five-minute major penalty for boarding, but the Ducks killed it off.
Finally, in St. Louis, Jeff Carter opened the scoring in the game 14 seconds in to the second period. They could put this GIF in a museum, and title it "Why face-offs sometimes matter, and rebounds almost always do" :