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Posted on: April 25, 2010 2:28 am

Three Stars: April 24

By Erin Brown

First Star: Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

Pavelski wrapped up his stellar first-round series with a three-point night, which included the eventual-game winner in San Jose's 5-2 vuctory over Colorado.

Second Star: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago's Marian Hossa may have scored the game-winner in the Blackhawks' 5-4 triumph, but it was Kane who scored a shorthanded goal with 16 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Third Star: Matt Cooke, Pittsburgh Penguins

With his team down by three goals, Cooke scored twice over the final 30 minutes to force overtime in Pittsburgh's 4-3 series-clinching win over Ottawa.

Honorable Mentions

Posted on: April 25, 2010 2:01 am

Wraparound: A recap of Saturday's games

Complete Schedule & Bracket


No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks 5, No. 7 Nashville Predators 4 (OT)

Chicago leads, 3-2

Marian Hossa scored 4:07 into overtime after Patrick Kane 's short-handed goal had tied the game with 13.6 seconds remaining in regulation as the Blackhawks rallied and beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 for a 3-2 series lead. Recap | Stats


No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins 4, No. 5 Ottawa Senators 3 (OT)

Pittsburgh wins, 4-2

Pascal Dupuis scored 9:56 into overtime for Pittsburgh, which erased a three-goal deficit and eliminated the Ottawa Senators from the playoffs with a 4-3 victory in Game 6 on Saturday. Recap | Stats


No. 1 San Jose Sharks 5, No. 8 Colorado Avalanche 2

San Jose wins, 4-2

Joe Pavelski scored two goals, including the tiebreaking tally midway through the third period, to lift the Sharks to a series-clinching 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night in Game 6. Recap | Stats

Posted on: April 24, 2010 9:01 pm

Predators still winless in Game 5s

By Erin Brown

Forget 13. It is five that is unlucky for the Nashville Predators.

The Predators dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday to remain winless all-time in Game 5s.

It looked for a while like Nashville might break that slide. The Predators overcame a 3-1 lead on goals by Joel Ward and Martin Erat , who also scored midway through the third period to give Nashville the lead.

But Chicago's Patrick Kane scored with 16 seconds left to force overtime. Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa sealed the win a little more than four minutes into the extra period.

Unlucky No. 5
Date Opponent Score
Apr. 24, 2010 Chicago L, 5-4 (OT)
Apr. 18, 2008 Detroit L, 2-1 (OT)
Apr. 20, 2007 San Jose L, 3-2
Apr. 30, 2006 San Jose L, 2-1
Apr. 15, 2004 Detroit L, 4-1

Posted on: April 24, 2010 6:27 pm
Edited on: April 24, 2010 6:28 pm

Hawks penalty killing sets up Hossa's redemption

By Erin Brown

After putting his teammates in a tight spot, Marian Hossa redeemed himself in the best way possible.

Hossa, who received a major penalty the waning moments of the third period, scored in overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 victory and 3-2 series lead over the Nashville Predators.

It is a good thing for the Blackhawks that Nashville's power play has struggled this postseason. The Predators are now 0-for-22 with the man advantage.

The winger tallied the game-winner nine seconds after his penalty expired. Parked at the left side of the Predators net, Hossa knocked in a rebound from Brent Sopel 's slap shot from the right point.

With his team trailing by a goal, Hossa received a major for boarding with 63 seconds left in regulation after he shoved Nashville's Dan Hamhuis from behind into the end boards. Despite playing shorthanded, Patrick Kane tied the contest with 16 seconds remaining to force overtime.

But the Blackhawks still had four minutes to kill off in the Hossa penalty the extra period began.

Posted on: April 19, 2010 1:53 am
Edited on: April 28, 2010 9:39 pm

Three Stars: April 18

By Erin Brown

First Star: ★ Craig Anderson, Colorado Avalanche

Anderson made 51 saves in Sunday's win over the San Jose Sharks, setting an NHL playoff record for most saves without allowing a goal in regulation. The shutout was the first of his postseason career.

Second Star: ★ ★ Antti Niemi, Chicago Blackhawks

Niemi rebounded from a shaky Game 1 start, making 23 saves in a 2-0 whitewash of the Nashville Predators. Eleven of his saves came in the third period.

Third Star: ★ ★ ★ Daniel Carcillo, Philadelphia Flyers

Despite logging a little more than seven minutes of ice time, Carcillo recorded the game-winning goal in overtime and an assist in Philadelphia's 3-2 win over New Jersey.

Honorable Mentions

Goat of the night: Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks

After his team dominated the Avalanche during regulation, outshooting them 50-15, Boyle's pass to Douglas Murray ended up in his own net, giving Colorado the 1-0 win and 2-1 series lead.

Posted on: April 18, 2010 11:42 pm

Hawks hard to beat when Kane rolls

By Erin Brown

When Patrick Kane racks up points, the Chicago Blackhawks often pick up wins.

Kane recorded his fifth multiple-point game of his playoff career Sunday night in a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators. He registered an assist on Dave Bolland 's eventual game-winner, and added an insurance goal early in the third period.

Chicago improved to 4-1 in the playoffs when Kane gets at least two points. During the regular season, the Blackhawks were 15-8 when Kane recorded two or more points.

The former first-overall pick now has 11 goals and 17 points in 18 postseason games.

Kane's multi-point playoff games
Date Opponent Goals Assists Result
April 18, 2010 Nashville 1 1 W, 2-0
May 11, 2009 Vancouver 0 3 W, 7-5
May 2, 2009 Vancouver 1 1 W, 6-3
April 30, 2009 Vancouver 2 0 L, 5-3
April 27, 2009 Calgary 1 1 W, 4-1
Posted on: April 12, 2010 11:52 am
Edited on: April 20, 2010 12:00 am

Preview: No. 2 Chicago vs. No. 7 Nashville

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

Wes Goldstein's Take

The Blackhawks will win if: They don't let their goaltending become a factor. Rookie Antti Niemi will get to start because he outplayed Cristobal Huet this season, but he has no postseason experience and that could be a problem for a team with serious Stanley Cup aspirations. Chicago doesn't need Niemi to win games as much as not to lose them. The Blackhawks allow fewer shots than anyone and Nashville doesn't produce much offense, so that will help. The key for Chicago will be their explosive offense led by Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews . The scoring comes from a lot of places, though, and a lot of it is generated from the back end, but puck movers Brian Campbell and Kim Johnsson are on the shelf.

The Predators will win if: They can grind this into a long series and frustrate Chicago with their work ethic and disciplined game. Shea Weber , Ryan Suter and Dan Hamhuis are the core of a really good blueline and Pekka Rinne has been among the best goaltenders all season, which gives Nashville an edge in two key areas in this series. But the Predators don't score much and their top goal scorer Patric Hornqvist was hurt late in the season and is uncertain for the playoffs. Maybe the best thing Nashville has going for it is a lack of expectations. The Predators generally are not seen as a playoff team heading into seasons, yet they've managed to get there five of the past six. The problem is, they have yet to advance beyond the first round.

Regular Season Recap

Chicago: 52-22-8, 112 points (1st, Central Division)

Nashville: 47-29-6, 100 points (3rd, Central Division)


Date Location Time
Apr. 16 at Chicago 8:30 p.m.
Apr. 18 at Chicago 8:30 p.m.
Apr. 20 at Nashville 9 p.m.
Apr. 22 at Nashville 8:30 p.m.
Apr. 24 at Chicago * 3 p.m.
Apr. 26 at Nashville * TBD
Apr. 28 at Chicago * TBD
* if necessary


Season Series
Chicago wins, 4-2
Date Result
Oct. 15 Chicago 3, Nashville 1 Recap
Oct. 24 Chicago 2, Nashville 0 Recap
Oct. 29 Nashville 2, Chicago 0 Recap
Dec. 4 Nashville 4, Chicago 1 Recap
Dec. 26 Chicago 4, Nashville 1 Recap
Dec. 27 Chicago 5, Nashville 4 Recap


Stats Comparison
Statistic CHI NSH
Goals For (Avg.) 3.20 2.65
Goals Against (Avg.) 2.48 2.70
Power Play 17.7% 16.4%
Penalty Kill 85.3% 77.1%

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