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Posted on: April 27, 2010 12:29 am
 

Snap Shot: Photo of the Day

Alex Ovechkin falls on the ice after taking a shot in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Getty Images)

Posted on: April 24, 2010 1:29 am
 

Wraparound: A recap of Friday's games

Complete Schedule & Bracket

 

No. 8 Montreal Canadiens 2, No. 1 Washington Capitals 1

Washington leads, 3-2

Jaroslav Halak made 37 saves in his return to the net, Mike Cammalleri and Travis Moen scored on two of Montreal's first five shots, and the eighth-seeded Canadiens beat Alex Ovechkin 's Capitals 2-1 to extend their Eastern Conference matchup. Recap | Stats

 

No. 3 Buffalo Sabres 4, No. 6 Boston Bruins 1

Boston leads, 3-2

Buffalo built a three-goal lead on tallies by Adam Mair , Jason Pominville , and Mike Grier in the first 30 minutes and rebounded from a devastating loss, beating the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Friday to force a sixth game in the Eastern Conference first-round series. Recap | Stats

 

No. 5 Detroit Red Wings 4, No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes 1

Detroit leads, 3-2

Jimmy Howard turned in another outstanding performance and Tomas Holmstrom and Pavel Datsyuk each had a goal and an assist as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 4-1 on Friday to take a 3-2 lead in the first-round Western Conference series.  Recap | Stats

 

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks 7, No. 6 Los Angeles Kings 2

Vancouver leads, 3-2

Mikael Samuelsson scored twice and added an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks routed the Los Angeles Kings 7-2 on Friday night to grab a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round playoff series.  Recap | Stats

Posted on: April 22, 2010 9:37 am
Edited on: April 28, 2010 9:38 pm
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

A look at news from around the league...

Complete Bracket & Schedule

Tonight's Games

No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers at No. 2 New Jersey Devils, 7 p.m. (Flyers lead 3-1)

• Devils CEO Lou Lamoriello says results vs. Flyers are unacceptable. [ Newark Star-Ledger ]

• It's win or die time for the Devils against Flyers in elimination game. [ New York Post ]

• Aggressive Flyers must block out injury woes for Game 5. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

No. 5 Ottawa Senators at No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. (Penguins lead 3-1)

• Penguins victory in Game 5 would set up much needed rest. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Penguins' Bill Guerin holding up his end of the bargain. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Senators goalie Brian Elliott wants a shot at redemption. [ Ottawa Sun ]

No. 8 Colorado Avalanche at No. 1 San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m. (Series tied 2-2)

• Avalanche need more offensive chances against Sharks. [ Denver Post ]

• Avs hopes riding high despite injuries to Milan Hejduk and Peter Mueller . [ Denver Post ]

• Sharks' Joe Pavelski making name with clutch goals. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks at No. 7 Nashville Predators, 8:30 p.m. (Predators lead 2-1)

• Blackhawks' Stars looking at themselves for lack of offense. [ Chicago Tribune ]

• Blackhawks' line changes coming to hopefully give team a spark. [ Chicago Tribune ]

• Predators defense and goaltending keeping Blackhawks out of the net. [ The Tennessean ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 1 Washington Capitals vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens (Capitals lead 3-1)

• Russian duo Semyon Varlamov and Alex Ovechkin lift Caps. [ Washington Post ]

• Capitals get into Montreal goalie's head, forcing Carey Price to fold late. [ Washington Post ]

• Montreal's Hal Gill says game is decided by inches. [ Montreal Gazette ]

No. 3 Buffalo vs. No. 6 Boston (Bruins lead 3-1)

• Boston's Miroslav Satan finds spot past Ryan Miller in victory. [ Boston Globe ]

• Game 4 provides thrills worth a double take. [ Boston Globe ]

• Down 3-1, Sabres now have no room for error. [ Buffalo News ]

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 6 Los Angeles Kings (Series tied 2-2)

Henrik Sedin provides Canucks with a Hollywood ending. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• Gary Bettman dismisses complaints about disallowed Canucks goal. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• A look inside the lives of Kings' fans in the Die-Hard section. [ Los Angeles Times ]

No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes vs. No. 5 Detroit Red Wings (Series tied 2-2)

• Hot goalie Jimmy Howard gives the Red Wings a boost. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Red Wings' penalty kill improves after Game 1 fiasco. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Coyotes and fans need perspective, but not overhaul. [ Arizona Republic ]


Posted on: April 22, 2010 2:40 am
 

Three Stars: April 21

By Erin Brown

First Star: Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Sedin scored with 2:52 left in the game to give Vancouver the lead for good in its 6-4 win over Los Angeles. Sedin also registered an assist.


Second Star: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Ovechkin led the Capitals with two goals and an assist for his second multiple-point effort in three games.


Third Star: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

Backstrom tallied a goal, two assists and a plus-4 rating in Washington's 6-4 win over Montreal.


Honorable Mentions


Goat of the night: Drew Stafford, Buffalo Sabres

Stafford jumped on the ice a little to early for a shift during overtime, leading to a too many men on the ice penalty for the Sabres. Boston's Miroslav Satan scored the game-winner the ensuing power play to give Boston a 3-2 victory.


Posted on: April 22, 2010 2:05 am
Edited on: April 22, 2010 2:07 am
 

Wraparound: A recap of Wednesday's games

Complete Bracket & Schedule

 

No. 6 Boston Bruins 3, No. 3 Buffalo Sabres 2 (2OT)

Boston leads series, 3-1

Miroslav Satan scored a power-play goal after Buffalo was called for having too many men on the ice in the second extra period, and the Bruins beat the Sabres 3-2 at 27:41 of overtime on Wednesday to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series. Recap | Stats

 

No. 1 Washington Capitals 6, No. 8 Montreal Canadiens 3

Washington leads series, 3-1

Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the game with 8:51 left, sending Washington to a 6-3 victory Wednesday and a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference series. Recap | Stats

 

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks 6, No. 6 Los Angeles Kings 4

Series tied, 2-2

Henrik Sedin scored the go-ahead goal with 2:52 to play, and the Vancouver Canucks scored four times in a Wild third period to even the first-round series with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 on Wednesday. Recap | Stats



Posted on: April 21, 2010 10:02 pm
 

Ovechkin on a tear since shotless Game 1

By Erin Brown

The Montreal Canadiens' shut down of Alex Ovechkin has unleashed a monster.

Ovechkin posted three points (two goals, one assist) on Wednesday for his second multiple-point game of the playoffs and 12th of his postseason career.

Since being held without a point or shot in Game 1, Ovechkin has exploded offensively with four goals and four assists. The eight points are, by far, the winger's most successful response to a shotless effort .

Rebounding from a shotless game
Dates Goals Assists Shots
Apr. 17-21, 2010 4 4 10
Jan. 21-26, 2010 3 2 14
Oct. 12-18, 2007 3 0 17
Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 2005 0 2 17
Posted on: April 20, 2010 1:08 am
 

Wraparound: A recap of Monday's games

No. 1 Washington Capitals 5, No. 8 Montreal Canadiens 1

Washington leads series, 2-1

Alex Ovechkin scored the fourth goal of Washington's second-period outburst, leading the Capitals to a 5-1 win over Montreal on Monday night and a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference series. Recap | Stats

 

No. 6 Boston Bruins 2, No. 3 Buffalo Sabres 1

Boston leads series, 2-1

Mark Recchi outmuscled 23-year-old Tim Kennedy and passed to Patrice Bergeron , who got off a quick shot from the low right circle. It was too quick for Sabres star goalie Ryan Miller . That goal with 7:03 left in the game broke a tie and gave Boston a 2-1 win on Monday night and a 2-1 lead over Buffalo in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoffs. Recap | Stats

 

No. 6 Los Angeles Kings 5, No. 3 Vancouver Canucks 3

Los Angeles leads series, 2-1

Michal Handzus scored two power-play goals, Drew Doughty had a goal and three assists, and the Los Angeles Kings chased Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo during a 5-3 victory over the Canucks on Monday night, taking a 2-1 series lead in their first home postseason game in eight years. Recap | Stats

Posted on: April 18, 2010 11:08 am
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Games

No. 2 New Jersey Devils at No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers, 6 p.m. (Series tied 1-1)

• Flyers center Jeff Carter by lack of production. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

• Flyers hope fans, home-ice advantage will help take series against Devils. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

• Devils prepare for shift to Philadelphia, look to matchup better in Game 3. [ Newark Star-Ledger ]

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 5 Ottawa Senators, 6:30 p.m. (Series tied 1-1)

• Pittsburgh's Alexei Ponikarovsky painful looks to score in Game 3. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Senators look to control Sidney Crosby as series shifts to Ottawa. [ Ottawa Sun ]

• When things get crucial, look for Pittsburgh's Max Talbot to contribute. [ Pittsburgh Tribune ]

No. 1 San Jose Sharks at No. 8 Colorado Avalanche, 9:30 p.m. (Series tied 1-1)

• Avs Rob Blake has become Public Enemy No. 1. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Colorado third-line winger Kevin Porter is out for Game 3. [ Denver Post ]

Paul Stastny's ties with dad go back a long time. [ Denver Post ]

No. 7 Nashville Predators at No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks (Nashville leads 1-0)

• Predators look to win another game on road, take commanding lead. [ The Tennessean ]

• Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi looks to shake off fluke from Game 1. [ Chicago Sun Times ]

• Blackhawks look for a change in strategy for Game 2. [ Chicago Tribune ]

No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes at No. 5 Detroit Red Wings, 3 p.m. (Series tied 1-1)

• Coyotes looking to ruin Red Wings day with a Game 3 win. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Mike Emrick says Phoenix could make a great Cinderella story. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Red Wings seemed more inspired, intense in Game 2. [ Detroit Free Press ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 1 Washington Capitals vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens (Series tied 1-1)

Alex Ovechkin gets energized and so do the Capitals. [ Washington Post ]

• Goaltending questions face Capitals for rest of the series. [ Washington Times ]

No. 3 Buffalo vs. No. 6 Boston (Series tied 1-1)

• No luck of the bounces this time for Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller. [ Buffalo News ]

Zdeno Chara's hit a huge moment in the series for Bruins. [ Boston Globe ]

• Leading-scorer Thomas Vanek's injury a huge blow to Sabres. [ Boston Globe ]

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 6 Los Angeles Kings (Series tied 1-1)

• Kings the better, and smarter, team, thanks to Rob Scuderi. [ Vancouver Sun ]

Anze Kopitar helps push Kings past Canucks. [ Los Angeles Times ]

 
 
 
 
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