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NHL Playoffs Commence...


By Fred Wallace


Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".

The National Hockey League Playoffs begin tonight.

I don't want to say, ' Who Cares ? ', but with the level of entertainment being generated by the Ontario Hockey League Playoffs...........well, ' Who Cares ? '.

Tonight in Owen Sound, the Attack & the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds resume their OHL Western Conference Semifinal.

By virtue of wins in Game 1 & Game 3, the Attack lead the best of 7; 2 games to 1.

Owen Sound is coming off what looks like a resounding 6-2 victory in Game 3 Monday night on home ice, but the margin of victory doesn't tell a balanced story.

Make no mistake, the Greyhounds can generate opportunities and in Monday's game, had they sunk one or two on their power play opportunities, possibly a different outcome.


Of course, Owen Sound can justifiably say had they scored in overtime in Game 2 at Sault Ste Marie, we might be looking at a stunning 3-0 lead for the Attack.

But Games 1,2 & 3 are in the past and what truly matters is a pivotal Game 4 tonight.

If the Greyhounds win, we're right back to square one in a tied series.

IF the Attack hold on home ice and win this evening............

Game 4 goes tonight at 7 pm at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre.

As for the NHL Playoffs that open tonight, ' Who Cares ? '.

I'm Fred Wallace

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