Tag:Claude Giroux
Posted on: May 11, 2010 11:32 am

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

Complete Bracket & Schedule

A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Game

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 3 Vancouver Canucks, 9:30 p.m. (Blackhawks lead 3-2)

• Anybody who thinks they have a handle on the Hawks-Canucks series doesn't. Anybody predicting the outcome is guessing. Never has a 3-2 lead felt like a series that's all tied up. The home team has won once in five games. The Canucks had a chance to bury the Hawks in Game 2 and failed. They had a chance to seize control in Game 3 and failed. The Hawks had a chance to clinch at home and failed. In four of the five games, the team that outhit the other lost. [ Chicago Sun-Times ]

Roberto Luongo faced three elimination matches in the Olympics and won them all, culminating in a gold medal for Canada. So here he is again. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• Canucks' Sami Salo not limping despite groin pain, status 'day-to-day' for Game 6. [ Vancouver Sun ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens (Series tied 3-3)

• The Canadiens parlayed two goals by Michael Cammalleri, a timely return by defenseman Jaroslav Spacek to tie up the series and force a winner-take-all Game 7. [ Montreal Gazette ]

• In a Game 7, bet on Sidney Crosby and the Penguins to win it. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers vs. No. 6 Boston Bruins (Bruins lead 3-2)

• The Flyers seem to have found the formula for success. The higher the body count, the better they play. This time, they lost goalie Brian Boucher, and their young offensive star Claude Giroux, but still won Game 6 with a 4-0 victory. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

• Even though Bruins lead series, it feels like they are playing from behind. [ Boston Globe ]

Posted on: April 23, 2010 2:25 am

Three Stars: April 22

By Erin Brown

First Star: Brian Boucher, Philadelphia Flyers

Boucher made 28 saves to record his second career postseason shutout and propel the Flyers to a series-clinching 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Second Star: Matt Carkner, Ottawa Senators

Carkner helped the Senators avoid elimination with his first career playoff goal 7:06 into triple overtime of Ottawa's 4-3 Game 5 win over Pittsburgh.

Third Star: Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks

The Sharks needed a victory and momentum following a tough start to this series and Couture provided it with two goals in San Jose's 5-0 win over Colorado.

Honorable Mentions

Posted on: April 17, 2010 10:02 am
Edited on: April 17, 2010 1:11 pm

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Games

No. 3 Buffalo at No. 6 Boston, 1 p.m. (Buffalo leads 1-0)

Bruins looking to create top-of-the-crease chaos for Game 2. [ Buffalo News ]

• Injured Jochen Hecht hopes to be back for next series. [ Buffalo News ]

• Boston looking for more hits, better shots in Game 2. [ Boston Herald ]

No. 1 Washington Capitals at No. 8 Montreal Canadiens, 8 p.m. (Montreal leads 1-0)

• Excited Alex Ovechkin says he'll settle down for Game 2. [ Washington Times ]

• Ovechkin blames himself for Game 1, says he must play better. [ Washington Post ]

• Canadiens known they haven't won series yet, focused on Game 2. [ Montreal Gazette ]

No. 6 Los Angeles Kings at No. 3 Vancouver Canucks, 10 p.m. (Vancouver leads 1-0)

• Kings looking to put first-time nervousness behind them. [ Los Angeles Times ]

• Vancouver's Aaron Rome is day-to-day, hopes to play in Game 2. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• Calm defensemen Alexander Edler having big impact against the Kings. [ Vancouver Sun ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 1 San Jose Sharks vs. No. 8 Colorado Avalanche (Series tied 1-1)

• Game 2 was a watershed game for Sharks' playoff hopes. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

Evgeni Nabokov allows five goals, but comes up big late for Sharks. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Avs Rob Blake should be suspended for hit on T.J. Galiardi . [ Denver Post ]

No. 2 New Jersey Devils vs. No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers (Series tied 1-1)

• Devils rookie Matt Corrente plays well in playoff debut. [ Newark Star-Ledger ]

• Flyers goalie Brian Boucher saving best for the playoffs. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

• Guys like Claude Giroux coming up big are what playoffs are all about. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 7 Nashville Predators (Nashville leads 1-0)

• Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi has disappointing Game 1. [ Chicago Tribune ]

• Nashville finally gets some lucky playoff bounces in series opener. [ The Tennessean ]

• Predators sign on to stay in Nashville until 2012. [ The Tennessean ]

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 5 Ottawa Senators (Series tied 1-1)

• Penguins fans shouldn't be mocking goalie Marc-Andre Fleury . [ Pittsburgh Tribune ]

Andy Sutton 's crushing hit on Jordan Leopold gets Pens going. [ Pittsburgh Tribune ]

• Ottawa goalie Brian Elliott determined to play better next game. [ Ottawa Sun ]

No. 5 Detroit Red Wings vs. No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes, 10 p.m. (Series tied 1-1)

• Red Wings get best out their best players to earn Game 2 win. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Phoenix's Shane Doan getting physical against Red Wings. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Detroit's Daniel Cleary promises to step up play. [ Detroit News ]

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