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The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

Posted on: May 10, 2010 10:49 am
Edited on: May 10, 2010 10:50 am
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A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Games

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 8 Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m. (Penguins lead 3-2)

• This is not a must-win game for the Penguins. Not in any hard-numbers sense, anyway. But the last thing the Penguins want to avoid is a Game 7, where anything can happen. "I'd like to treat it like it's the end of the world," left winger Mike Rupp said. "You can look at it that their backs are up against the wall -- which they are -- but I like to look at it from the standpoint that it is for us, too." [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

Hal Gill injury 'just a cut', hopes to play Game 6. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Canadiens' fans have reason to celebrate no matter what the outcome. [ Montreal Gazette ]

No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers at No. 6 Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. (Bruins lead 3-1)

• After letting a second-round sweep of the Flyers slip away with a 5-4 overtime loss in Philadelphia, the banged-up Bruins got some much needed rest Sunday. [ Boston Globe ]

• Bruins know good things follow with faceoff wins. [ Boston Globe ]

• Flyers' Matt Carle understands 0-3 hole, but says team can't get too far ahead of ourselves. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 3 Vancouver Canucks (Blackhawks lead 3-2)

• With Vancouver's season at stake — and with it Roberto Luongo's reputation — the goaltender produced his finest clutch performance in a Canuck uniform since the epic 56-save night three years ago in an elimination game against the Anaheim Ducks. [ Vancouver Sun ]

Sami Salo's takes puck to the groin, meaning it would be doubtful he plays in Game 6. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• Blackhawks lose focus, getting dropped by Canucks as series heads back to Vancouver. [ Chicago Tribune ]


Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2010 3:32 pm

Two Things

1) A glaring mistake - "But the last thing the Penguins want to avoid is a Game 7..."  Ummmm, the LAST thing the Pens want is to AVOID a game 7? That's the FIRST thing they want.  They would love to avoid a game 7, meaning by winning game 6.  I'm sure they meant - the last thing the Penguins want to do is allow a Game 7. 

2) Don't say the Candiens fans are going to be happy either way.  Sure, every team gives a round of applause after their team exits the playoffs to say good try and better luck next year.  But if anyone thinks Habs fans are happy just to lose in the 2nd round is out of their mind.

Since: Apr 30, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2010 2:58 pm

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

Canadiens' fans have reason to celebrate no matter what the outcome.  >>>I see they must not keep score(hockey,soccer,jacks..etc) at their pre-higher ed. schools, everyone's a winner.  What a laugh!

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