Don't bet on it

Ever wonder what players do when their playoff series end early? Thanks to Jonathan and the authorities in the Wyoming Valley, wonder no more. That kind of gambling is not suggested, I’d imagine.

Anyway, one Game 7 is in the books, and there’s a local angle: Beast of New Haven star Bates Battaglia scored the winner with 58.1 seconds to go, and Toronto survived the Rampage with a 2-1 victory.

We dodge another Game 7 as Trevor Frischmon‘s overtime goal wins it for Syracuse. The goal came 8:35 into overtime in the fifth OT game of the six-game series.

The North Division Final, thus set on both sides within a few minutes, opens Friday. Albany-Philly is Tuesday.

(Edit was in the time on Battaglia’s goal, if you’re RSSing. Don’t go looking for anything deep.)

Michael Fornabaio