Because everybody likes a moving picture that repeats itself over and over again, here are some of our favorite GIFs from the first week of the NHL playoffs. Check back every Friday during the Stanley Cup Playoffs for more.
Michael Frolik scores on a penalty shot, and Mike Babcock was not amused
Michael Frolik's Game 6 penalty shot for Chicago against Detroit was the topic of much debate. Good call? Bad call? Either way, it produced two great moments.
First was the goal itself, as Frolik beat Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard with a pretty incredible backhand.
What a shot.
The second great moment was the reaction of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as he sits on the bench, never moves an inch, and watches as Frolik skates past in celebration.
That might be my favorite image of the playoffs to this point.
Jonathan Quick is still the best
Why is Jonathan Quick once again one of the front runners for the Conn Smythe Trophy? Well, the easy answer is because he's the best goalie in the NHL and playing out of his mind for the Kings. The other answer is because of huge saves like this in the final minutes of a Game 7 with his team protecting a one-goal lead.
Joe Pavelski will probably never forget this.
Of course, if Pavelski gets any elevation at all on that shot we might be looking at a different Western Conference finals matchup right now.
Two minutes for ... wait, what?
In the first period of Pittsburgh's Game 5 win against Ottawa last Friday, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby appeared to force a turnover that would have resulted in a prime scoring chance for the best player in the world. That is, until the referees called Crosby for hooking.
Just one quick question: Where's the hooking?
Gustav Nyquist freezes Corey Crawford
Seriously, he never moved.
One more from John Tortorella