Tag:Chris Kelly
Posted on: April 15, 2010 3:04 am
Edited on: April 15, 2010 3:16 am

Three Stars: April 14

By Erin Brown

First Star: ★ Derek Morris, Phoenix Coyotes

Morris played a role in each of Phoenix's goals, assisting on the first two before chipping in the go-ahead goal. In addition to being the first postseason goal of the defenseman's career, it held up as the game-winner, giving the Coyotes their first home playoff win in 10 years.

Second Star: ★ ★ Brian Boucher, Philadelphia Flyers

Like the Coyotes, Boucher also snapped a postseason winless streak, dating back to 2000. The Flyers netminder stopped 23 shots, and carried a shutout into the third period. That was nixed by New Jersey's Travis Zajac with less than three minutes to play, but Boucher held on for the victory.

Third Star: ★ ★ ★ Ilya Bryzgalov, Phoenix Coyotes

Bryzgalov has been nothing short of stellar during the regular season, and that appears to be the same during the playoffs. The goalie stopped 18 of 20 shots in the first period and kept the Coyotes return to the playoffs from turning into a debacle.

Honorable Mentions

Goat of the night: Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins

First he shows up late to the game, missing the team meeting, then goes out and allows five goals on 26 shots. Although Fleury was the victim of one bad bounce off the glass, he looked out of place on other goals, and struggled to follow the puck for most of the night.

Posted on: April 15, 2010 2:36 am
Edited on: April 20, 2010 12:45 am

Wraparound: A recap of Wednesday's games

A roundup of the night's action:

No. 5 Ottawa Senators 5, No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins 4

Ottawa leads series, 1-0

Erik Karlsson and Chris Kelly scored on power plays in the second period and the Senators ignored their underdog tag and the Penguins' recent playoff success, surprising the Stanley Cup champions with a 5-4 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series. Recap | Stats

No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers 2, No. 2 New Jersey Devils 1

Philadelphia leads series, 1-0

Brian Boucher had 23 saves in his first playoff start in eight years and the Flyers -- who clawed their way into the playoffs with a shootout win on the last day of the regular season -- beat the Devils 2-1 in Game 1 of their first-round Eastern Conference series. Recap | Stats

No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes 3, No. 5 Detroit Red Wings 2

Phoenix leads series, 1-0

Derek Morris broke a tie early in the third period and assisted on two other goals, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 38 saves to help the Coyotes win a playoff game for the first time since April 20, 2002, the last year they were in the postseason. Recap | Stats

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

Colorado leads series, 1-0

Chris Stewart 's centering pass deflected off Rob Blake 's skate and into the net with 50 seconds left in regulation to give the Avalanche a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in the opener of the first-round series. Recap | Stats

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