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Posted on: April 28, 2010 10:28 am
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

A look at news from around the league...

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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 28, 2010 12:50 am
 

Three Stars: April 28

By Erin Brown

First Star: Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

After a scoreless first period, the Red Wings center set the pace of the game early in the second with two goals in 1:41 early in the second period. His highlight-reel breakaway tally ended up as the game-winner.


Second Star: Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings

A day shy of his 40th birthday, Lidstrom celebrated with two power play goals and an assist in Detroit's 6-1 triumph.


Third Star: Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings

Zetterberg finished Tuesday's Game 7 with three assists, including the primary helper on Datsyuk's eventual game-winner.


Honorable Mentions

Posted on: April 28, 2010 12:24 am
 

Wraparound: A recap of Tuesday's game

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No. 5 Detroit Red Wings 6, No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes 1

Detroit wins, 4-3

The Detroit Red Wings spoiled the big party in Arizona, bringing the Phoenix Coyotes back to Earth with a resounding thud in a 6-1 rout in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday. Pavel Datsyuk scored twice in a span of less than two minutes and Nicklas Lidstrom had two goals a day shy of his 40th birthday for the Red Wings. Detroit, a Stanley Cup finalist the past two seasons, won in Arizona for the third time in the series to advance to a Western Conference second-round matchup with top-seeded San Jose. Recap | Stats


Posted on: April 28, 2010 12:05 am
Edited on: April 28, 2010 9:57 pm
 

Series Recap: Detroit 4, Phoenix 3

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Series MVP: Henrik Zetterberg, LW, Detroit Red Wings

Zetterberg may not have had the best regular season by his own standards, but he's making up for it this postseason. The winger recorded a team-leading six goals and 11 points in Detroit's Conference Quarterfinals win over the Phoenix Coyotes. He registered four multiple-point games, including a hat trick in Game 2 and a three-assist effort in Game 7. Zetterberg also led Detroit with two game-winning goals, notched in Games 2 and 4.

Expert Picks

On Target

Wes Goldstein: Detroit in 6: Look for the clock to strike midnight on the Coyotes great Cinderella story.
Erin Brown: Detroit in 6: The playoff-tested Wings know intangibles could kill if this one gets to Game 7.
Mike Hurcomb: Detroit in 5: Red Wings' postseason experience will overwhelm surprising Coyotes.
Dennis Dodd: Detroit in 6: The Red Wings won't get there unless Jimmy Howard comes up big in goal.

 

No. 4 Phoenix vs. No. 5 Detroit
Date Location Time/Score
Apr. 14 at Phoenix PHO, 3-2 Recap
Apr. 16 at Phoenix DET, 7-4 Recap
Apr. 18 at Detroit PHO, 4-2 Recap
Apr. 20 at Detroit DET, 3-0 Recap
Apr. 23 at Phoenix DET, 4-1 Recap
Apr. 25 at Detroit PHO, 5-2 Recap
Apr. 27 at Phoenix DET, 6-1 Recap
Detroit wins, 4-3

Posted on: April 27, 2010 11:21 pm
 

Snap Shot: Photo of the Day

Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes is unable to stop a second period breakaway goal scored by Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz. (Getty Images)

Posted on: April 27, 2010 10:37 am
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

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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 12:54 am
 

Three Stars: April 27

By Erin Brown

First Star: Jaroslav Halak, Montreal Canadiens

With his 53-save effort, Halak forced a Game 7 against the Montreal Canadiens. The netminder also set NHL records for most saves in a regulation playoff game when facing elimination and a new team record for most saves in a regulation playoff game.


Second Star: Mike Cammalleri, Montreal Canadiens

Cammalleri finished with two goals and an assist in Montreal's 4-1 win over Washington. The winger could have registered a hat trick with an empty-net goal at the end of the game, but in an unselfish act, dished off to teammate Tomas Plekanec instead.


Third Star: Antti Niemi, Chicago Blackhawks

Niemi stopped 19 shots over the final two periods to preserve a series-clinching, 4-3 victory.


Honorable Mentions

  • David Krejci , Boston Bruins: two goals, one assist
  • Jonathan Toews , Chicago Blackhawks: one goal, two assists
  • Tomas Plekanec , Montreal Canadiens: one goal, one assist

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

 

 
 
 
 
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