Tag:Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Posted on: April 28, 2010 11:42 pm
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Three Stars: April 28

By Erin Brown

First Star: Jaroslav Halak, Montreal Canadiens

Halak was stellar yet again for the Canadiens, allowing just one goal on 42 shots, 18 of which came in the third period.


Second Star: Dominic Moore, Montreal Canadiens

Moore's third-period insurance goal with 3:36 to play ended up as the game-winner.


Third Star: Marc-Andre Bergeron, Montreal Canadiens

Bergeron's power-play goal with 30 seconds left in the first period gave the Canadiens the early lead.


Honorable Mentions

  • Hal Gill , Montreal Canadiens: one assist, six blocked shots
  • Andrei Markov , Montreal Canadiens: one assist, six blocked shots

Posted on: April 28, 2010 11:20 pm
 

Snap Shot: Photo of the Day

The Montreal Canadiens celebrate win over the Washington Capitals following Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Posted on: April 28, 2010 10:32 pm
 

Wraparound: A recap of Wednesday's game

Complete Schedule & Bracket

 

No. 8 Montreal Canadiens 2, No. 1 Washington Capitals 1

Montreal wins series, 4-3

Jaroslav Halak made 41 saves, Marc-Andre Bergeron scored a 4-on-3 goal in the last 30 seconds of the opening period Wednesday night, and eighth-seeded Montreal held on to beat Washington 2-1 in Game 7, stunning the Presidents' Trophy winners by reeling off three consecutive victories. Recap | Stats


Posted on: April 28, 2010 10:28 am
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

A look at news from around the league...

Complete Bracket & Schedule

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 27, 2010 10:37 am
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

Complete Bracket & Schedule

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

Complete Schedule & Bracket

 

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

 

Posted on: April 27, 2010 12:29 am
 

Snap Shot: Photo of the Day

Alex Ovechkin falls on the ice after taking a shot in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Getty Images)

 
 
 
 
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