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Posted on: April 28, 2010 10:28 am
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

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Tonight's Game

No. 8 Montreal Canadiens at No. 1 Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. (Series tied 3-3)

• Capitals press their playoff luck again with another Game 7. [ Washington Post ]

• Capitals prepare for do or die game without defensemen Tom Poti. [ Washington Post ]

• Canadiens hope to limit Capitals' shots on goal. [ Montreal Gazette ]

Off-Day Teams

Red Wings' Stars deliver, advance to the second round to face the Sharks. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Suspect calls were not the reason the Coyotes lost series to Red Wings. [ Arizona Republic ]

Posted on: April 27, 2010 10:37 am
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

Complete Bracket & Schedule

A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Game

No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes vs. No. 5 Detroit Red Wings, 9 p.m. (Series tied 3-3)

• Coyotes' Taylor Pyatt enjoying playoff distraction from tragedy. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Coyotes one win away from making a little team history by reaching second round. [ Arizona Republic ]

Shane Doan could make an emotional return for Coyotes in Game 7. [ Arizona Republic ]

• It's now or never for the Red Wings Stars to come through. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Aging Red Wings ready to push themselves to the limit in Game 7. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard: 'It's going to be exciting'. [ Detroit Free Press ]

Off-Day Teams

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

• Canadiens' Jaroslav Halak puts Capitals in a familiar position. [ Washington Post ]

• Canadiens' hope to advance to the next round is all on Halak. [ Montreal Gazette ]

Posted on: April 27, 2010 12:50 am
 

Wraparound: A recap of Monday's games

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No. 8 Montreal Canadiens 4, No. 1 Washington Capitals 1

Series tied, 3-3

Jaroslav Halak made 53 saves, and Mike Cammalleri scored twice in the first period for eighth-seeded Montreal, which stayed alive with a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Monday night and forced a Game 7 in the first-round series. Recap | Stats

 

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

Boston wins, 4-2

David Krejci had two goals and one assist, and Tuukka Rask made 27 saves on Monday night as Boston beat Buffalo 4-3 in Game 6 and advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Recap | Stats

 

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks 5, No. 7 Nashville Predators 3

Chicago wins, 4-2

Jonathan Toews scored a power-play goal to cap a Wild first period, and the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 5-3 victory Monday night against Nashville and advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the second successive year. Recap | Stats

 

Posted on: April 26, 2010 10:49 pm
Edited on: April 27, 2010 8:59 pm
 

Series Recap: Boston 4, Buffalo 2

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Series MVP: Tuukka Rask, G, Boston Bruins

For the Bruins to have any chance against the Buffalo Sabres, Boston needed a huge effort from their rookie netminder. Rask backstopped the Bruins with the poise of a veteran, at times outplaying Olympic MVP Ryan Miller . The Finn showed no jitters in his first postseason game, a 2-1 loss, and rebounded with three straight wins, holding Buffalo to two or fewer goals in two of those. His 35-save effort in a 3-2 overtime win in Game 4 swung the momentum toward Boston. Rask finishes the first round among the top goaltenders in save percentage (fourth, .927) and goals-against average (fourth, 2.18).

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Off the Mark

Wes Goldstein: Buffalo in 6: Thomas Vanek is on a roll and Miller is a difference maker.
Erin Brown: Buffalo in 5: If an all-star Canadian squad barely beat Miller, do you really think the Bruins can?
Mike Hurcomb: Buffalo in 7: Miller didn't win gold at the Olympics, but he will prevail in Game 7.
Dennis Dodd: Buffalo in 5: Miller is a national hero at the top of his game.

 

No. 3 Buffalo vs. No. 6 Boston
Date Location Time/Score
Apr. 15 at Buffalo BUF, 2-1 Recap
Apr. 17 at Buffalo BOS, 5-3 Recap
Apr. 19 at Boston BOS, 2-1 Recap
Apr. 21 at Boston BOS, 3-2 (2OT) Recap
Apr. 23 at Buffalo BUF, 4-1 Recap
Apr. 26 at Boston BOS, 4-3 Recap
Boston wins series, 4-2

Posted on: April 26, 2010 10:09 am
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

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A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Games

No. 3 Buffalo Sabres vs. No. 6 Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. (Bruins lead 3-2)

• Bruins hoping to get the good word from doctor on Marc Savard. [ Boston Globe ]

• Bruins have no choice but to move Milan Lucic and Marco Sturm. [ Boston Globe ]

• Sabres trying to find a way to force Game 7. [ Washington Post ]

No. 1 Washington Capitals at No. 8 Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m. (Capitals lead 3-2)

• Montreal's Hal Gill thrives during the playoffs. [ Montreal Gazette ]

• Washington's Alexander Semin has been quiet during playoffs. [ Washington Post ]

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 7 Nashville Predators, 9 p.m. (Blackhawks lead 3-2)

• Blackhawks looking to close out series against desperate Predators. [ Chicago Sun-Times ]

• Predators upset by NHL's lack of punishment for Marian Hossa. [ The Tennessean ]

• Predators confidence remains high against Blackhawks for Game 6. [ The Tennessean ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes vs. No. 5 Detroit Red Wings (Series tied 3-3)

• Coyotes fans offered a real treat ... a Game 7 in the hockey playoffs. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard says Coyotes got lucky. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Red Wings' legacy all on the line in Arizona for a win or go home Game 7. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Former Detroit Stars Robert Lang and Mathieu Schneider spark Coyotes win. [ Detroit Free Press ]

Posted on: April 25, 2010 12:23 pm
Edited on: April 25, 2010 12:25 pm
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

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A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Games

No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes at No. 5 Detroit Red Wings, 2 p.m. (Red Wings lead 3-2)

• Coyotes' Shane Doan to be another game-time decision. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Coyotes ready to face their toughest challenge of the season. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Red Wings' grinders playing just fine in first-round series. [ Detroit Free Press ]

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks at No. 6 Los Angeles Kings, 9 p.m. (Canucks lead 3-2)

• Playoff pendulum has swung in Vancouver's direction. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• Killer instinct key for Canucks in Game 6. [ Vancouver Province ]

• Kings to stick with starting goalie Jonathan Quick. [ Los Angeles Times ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 1 Washington Capitals vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens (Capitals lead 3-2)

• Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau still considering lineup changes. [ Washington Post ]

• If Capitals can finish off Canadiens, maybe they aren't ready for Stanely Cup. [ Washington Post ]

• Canadiens' juggling lineup paying off so far. [ Washington Post ]

No. 3 Buffalo Sabres vs. No. 6 Boston Bruins (Bruins lead 3-2)

• Bruins' Zdeno Chara gets the green light for Game 6. [ Buffalo News ]

• Sabres' Thomas Vanek skating on fifth line, but return looks doubtful. [ Buffalo News ]

• Slow-starting Bruins looking for that early spark. [ Boston Globe ]

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 7 Nashville Predators (Blackhawks lead 3-2)

• Blackhawks' Marian Hossa goes from goat to hero. [ Chicago Tribune ]

Martin Erat's errors offset two-goal game for Predators. [ The Tennessean ]

Barry Melrose believes Hossa should be suspended. [ The Tennessean ]

Posted on: April 24, 2010 8:35 am
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

A look at news from around the league...

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Tonight's Games

No. 7 Nashville Predators at No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks, 3 p.m. (Series tied 2-2)

Jordin Tootoo misses practice after receiving 45 stitches in face. [ The Tennessean ]

• Predators face desperation for Game 5 ... and that's a good thing. [ The Tennessean ]

• Blackhawks looking to take control in see-saw series. [ Chicago Tribune ]

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 5 Ottawa Senators, 7 p.m.(Penguins lead 3-2)

• Overtime games are hard to forget for Penguins. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Senators willing to do whatver it takes, including sacrificing bodies. [ Pittsburgh Tribune ]

Pascal Leclaire recalls Game 5, the most exiciting game he's played. [ Ottawa Sun ]

No. 1 San Jose Sharks at No. 8 Colorado Avalanche, 10 p.m. (Sharks lead 3-2)

• Finally seeing results, Sharks look to continue attacking. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Avs rookie Matt Duchene taking the hits. [ Denver Post ]

Peter Mueller very doubtful for Avalanche in Game 6. [ Denver Post ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 1 Washington Capitals vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens (Capitals lead 3-2)

Jacques Martin's juggling lineup pays off for Canadiens. [ Montreal Gazette ]

Jaroslav Halak is the difference as Canadiens take Game 5. [ Montreal Gazette ]

• Capitals haven't learned how to make it easy on themselves. [ Washington Post ]

No. 3 Buffalo vs. No. 6 Boston (Bruins lead 3-2)

• With Sabres still alive, fans and city still believe. [ Buffalo News ]

• Boston defensive stalwart Zdeno Chara faces suspension. [ Buffalo News ]

• Line changes put a jump into Michael Ryder and Blake Wheeler. [ Boston Globe ]

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

• Canucks get swagger back, play best game of series to take 3-2 lead. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• Canucks finally played to their potential. [ Vancouver Province ]

• Crushing blow to Kings, puts season on the brink of elimination. [ Los Angeles Times ]

No. 5 Detroit Red Wings at No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes (Red Wings lead 3-2)

• Late scoring pushes Red Wings to victory past Coyotes. [ Detroit Free Press ]

Tomas Holmstrom's goal is the dagger the Red Wings needed in Game 5. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Coyotes' Mathieu Schneider sees first action in series. [ Arizona Republic ]

Posted on: April 24, 2010 1:40 am
Edited on: April 24, 2010 1:45 am
 

Three Stars: April 23

By Erin Brown

First Star: Jaroslav Halak, Montreal Canadiens

Halak stopped 37 shots, including 12 in the final period to preserve Montreal's 2-1 win over Washington and force Game 6.


Second Star: Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres

Although he had more help from his team in Game 5, Miller put up another stellar performance, stopping 35 shots in Buffalo's 4-1 win over Boston. His shutout bid fell short when Johnny Boychuk scored with 2:30 left in the game.


Third Star: Mikael Samuelsson, Vancouver Canucks

Samuelsson continued his tear Friday night with two goals and an assist in Vancouver's 7-2 win over Los Angeles. The Swede has at least one goal in five straight games and now leads all postseason goal scorers with seven.


Honorable Mentions


Goats of the night: Jonathan Quick & Erik Ersberg, Los Angeles Kings

It is bad enough when a team's goaltender gets pulled, but two? After Quick got yanked for giving up four goals on 21 shots, the same happened to Ersberg, who allowed two on four. Quick was thrown back into the game and gave up his fifth of the night.



 
 
 
 
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