Tag:Brian Elliott
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 21, 2010 1:50 am

Three Stars: April 20

By Erin Brown

First Star: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

Crosby recorded four points, scoring two second-period goals and picking up assists on two others in Pittsburgh's 7-4 win over Ottawa. He now leads the postseason scoring race with 11 points.

Second Star: Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings

Howard registered his first career postseason shutout with a 29-save effort in Detroit's 3-0 win over Phoenix.

Third Star: Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

Sharks fans can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to Pavelski, who scored the game-winner 10:24 into overtime. The 2-1 win for San Jose knots their series with Colorado at two wins apiece.

Honorable Mentions

Goat of the night: Brian Elliott, Ottawa Senators

Elliott became the latest goaltender to get yanked in mid-game. After making 13 saves in the first period, Elliott allowed three goals on five shots in the second.

Posted on: April 20, 2010 8:33 pm

Elliott yanked, Leclaire makes playoff debut

By Erin Brown

Add the Ottawa Senators to the list of teams seeking a change in net.

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three times in a span of 2:25 during the second period, effectively ending goaltender Brian Elliott 's night. Elliott allowed four goals on 19 shots.

Pascal Leclaire has taken over in goal for the Senators. Acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets in March 2009, Tuesday marks Leclaire's NHL playoff debut.

Less than a minute after the change, Ottawa's Chris Neil scored to make it 4-1. Daniel Alfredsson cut the deficit to two at 10:59 of the second period.

Posted on: April 17, 2010 10:02 am
Edited on: April 17, 2010 1:11 pm

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Games

No. 3 Buffalo at No. 6 Boston, 1 p.m. (Buffalo leads 1-0)

Bruins looking to create top-of-the-crease chaos for Game 2. [ Buffalo News ]

• Injured Jochen Hecht hopes to be back for next series. [ Buffalo News ]

• Boston looking for more hits, better shots in Game 2. [ Boston Herald ]

No. 1 Washington Capitals at No. 8 Montreal Canadiens, 8 p.m. (Montreal leads 1-0)

• Excited Alex Ovechkin says he'll settle down for Game 2. [ Washington Times ]

• Ovechkin blames himself for Game 1, says he must play better. [ Washington Post ]

• Canadiens known they haven't won series yet, focused on Game 2. [ Montreal Gazette ]

No. 6 Los Angeles Kings at No. 3 Vancouver Canucks, 10 p.m. (Vancouver leads 1-0)

• Kings looking to put first-time nervousness behind them. [ Los Angeles Times ]

• Vancouver's Aaron Rome is day-to-day, hopes to play in Game 2. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• Calm defensemen Alexander Edler having big impact against the Kings. [ Vancouver Sun ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 1 San Jose Sharks vs. No. 8 Colorado Avalanche (Series tied 1-1)

• Game 2 was a watershed game for Sharks' playoff hopes. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

Evgeni Nabokov allows five goals, but comes up big late for Sharks. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Avs Rob Blake should be suspended for hit on T.J. Galiardi . [ Denver Post ]

No. 2 New Jersey Devils vs. No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers (Series tied 1-1)

• Devils rookie Matt Corrente plays well in playoff debut. [ Newark Star-Ledger ]

• Flyers goalie Brian Boucher saving best for the playoffs. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

• Guys like Claude Giroux coming up big are what playoffs are all about. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

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

• Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi has disappointing Game 1. [ Chicago Tribune ]

• Nashville finally gets some lucky playoff bounces in series opener. [ The Tennessean ]

• Predators sign on to stay in Nashville until 2012. [ The Tennessean ]

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 5 Ottawa Senators (Series tied 1-1)

• Penguins fans shouldn't be mocking goalie Marc-Andre Fleury . [ Pittsburgh Tribune ]

Andy Sutton 's crushing hit on Jordan Leopold gets Pens going. [ Pittsburgh Tribune ]

• Ottawa goalie Brian Elliott determined to play better next game. [ Ottawa Sun ]

No. 5 Detroit Red Wings vs. No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes, 10 p.m. (Series tied 1-1)

• Red Wings get best out their best players to earn Game 2 win. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Phoenix's Shane Doan getting physical against Red Wings. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Detroit's Daniel Cleary promises to step up play. [ Detroit News ]

Posted on: April 15, 2010 11:50 am
Edited on: April 15, 2010 12:10 pm

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

By Erin Brown

A look at news from around the league...


Tonight's Games

No. 6 Boston Bruins at No. 3 Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m.

• Buffalo's Ryan Miller expects plenty of pressure in a low-scoring series. [ Buffalo News ]

• What can Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers do for an encore to his stellar rookie season? [ Buffalo News ]

• Getting Tuukka Rask from Toronto has paid dividends for the Bruins. [ Boston Globe ]

• Boston needs a big series out of winger Milan Lucic . [ Boston Herald ]

• With the B's hurting along the blueline, rookie Johnny Boychuk hopes to crack the lineup. [ Boston Globe ]


No. 8 Montreal Canadiens at No. 1 Washington Capitals, 7 p.m.

• Goalie Jose Theodore expects to start Game 1 after taking a puck to the knee at practice. [ Washington Post ]

• The Capitals enter the postseason favored to win it the Cup. [ Washington Post ]

• Offensively minded Washington must focus more on its own end. [ Washington Post ]

• No one on the Canadiens roster can afford to take a night off in this series. [ Montreal Gazette ]

Andrei Markov and Marc-Andre Bergeron find instant chemistry along the Habs' blueline. [ Montreal Gazette ]


No. 6 Los Angeles Kings at No. 3 Vancouver Canucks, 10 p.m.

• Canucks coach Alain Vigneault on preparing his team: "We do sex every day." [ Vancouver Province ]

• Defenseman Sami Salo is healthy and keeping his teammate in stitches. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• Kings coach Terry Murray plans to keep his top lines intact for Game 1. [ Los Angeles Times ]

• Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi is finally seeing his rebuilding project take shape. [ Los Angeles Times ]

• About half of the Kings' roster will make its playoff debut tonight. [ Orange County Register ]


Off-Day Teams

No. 2 New Jersey Devils vs. No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers (Philadelphia leads 1-0)

Chris Pronger did just about everything in the Flyers' 2-1 win over the Devils [ Newark Star-Ledger ]

• New Jersey coach Jacques Lemaire isn't looking to match lines with Philadelphia [ New York Post ]

• Flyers forward, and New Jersey native James van Riemsdyk gets support in Devils country. [ Camden Courier-Post ]


No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 5 Ottawa Senators (Ottawa leads, 1-0)

• 2009 playoff phenon Marc-Andre Fleury didn't give the Penguins a chance to win on Wednesday. [ Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ]

• Neither did the old Mellon Arena boards, which gave up a bad bounce for the Pens. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Rookie Brian Elliott says he's glad to have survived his first playoff game. [ Ottawa Sun ]


No. 1 San Jose Sharks vs. No. 8 Colorado Avalanche (Colorado leads, 1-0)

• The Sharks suffer another heart-sinking moment thanks to an ugly bounce. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Avs rookie Matt Duchene , 19, shows no fear in facing San Jose or trying to grow a playoff beard. [ Denver Post ]

• Being down in this series only adds to the Sharks' stress of reversing their playoff woes. [ Denver Post ]


No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 7 Nashville Predators

• Hawks winger Marian Hossa hopes he can win a Stanley Cup after two straight unsuccessful attempts. [ Chicago Tribune ]

• Chicago's Brian Campbell hopes to return to the lineup sometime during this series. [ Chicago Tribune ]

• Predators leading goal scorer Patric Hornqvist returned to practice and will suit up for Game 1. [ The Tennessean ]


No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes vs. No. 5 Detroit Red Wings (Phoenix leads, 1-0)

• Coyotes fans embrace the 'whiteout' tradition from the team's days in Winnipeg, Man. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Former 'Yotes Jeremy Roenick and Keith Tkachuk are thrilled to see Phoenix doing well. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Detroit's success hinges on whether Tomas Holmstrom can be a factor. [ Detroit News ]

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