The elimination round ran Friday night with a couple of upsets in the Over 40 division
which were just a taste of things to come. The Canadians squeaked by the Blues 5 - 4 and
the Canucks were shutout 3 - 0 by the Avalanche. In the over 35 division, the Sharks
outshone the Stars 3 - 1 and the Bruins downed the Devils 4 - 1.
Sunday saw the top 3 B division teams fall in upsets , the only favoured team to win did so in
overtime. The only A division game went to overtime, 4 on 4, 3 on 3, 2 on 2, 1 on 1 and then 1
on 1 with no goalie before the favourite scored to take the win as the Leafs won by the narrowest
of margins over the Sharks 4 - 3. The Sharks had battled back with 2 goals in the last 2 minutes
to send the game into overtime. In the B Division, Vince Mercuri scored in overtime while the teams
were 3 on 3 to seal the win for the Kings over the Sharks 2 - 1. The Canadians upset the Senators
4 - 1 and the Stars doused the Flames 2 - 1. The biggest upset saw the Avalanche
ground the 1st place Flyers 5 -2.