Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekend Game Notes

I had a hockey tournament of my own this weekend in San Jose so I haven’t had a chance to post about the playoff games from this weekend. Per the picture posted, we left with some hefty hardware.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be heading to round 2 as they closed out their series with Ottawa Saturday night. Pascal Dupuis scored in overtime as the Pens came back from a 3-0 deficit to take the series in 6 games.
Also finishing their series in 6 games, the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night in Denver 5-2. Joe Pavelski had 2 goals including the game-winner.
Last night in Los Angeles, the Vancouver Canucks wrapped up their series against the Kings with a late 3rd period goal by Henrik Sedin to put his team up 3-2. Alex Burrows added an empty net goal with 1:07 left in regulation to seal the win for his club. Note that Roberto Luongo had an OUTSTANDING save on Ryan Smyth in the 2nd period – I will post the video later today. The Canucks won the series in 6 games.
The Phoenix Coyotes forced a game 7 in their series against the Red Wings yesterday as they won on the road in Detroit 5-2. Game 7 will be held on Tuesday at 6pm pt in Phoenix.
The Montreal Canadiens will return home tonight for Game 6 of their series against the Washington Capitals, two 1st period goals for the Habs were enough to stave off elimination Friday night winning 2-1 on the road. Alexander Ovechkin was the lone goal scorer for the Caps notching his 5th of the series. Game 6 can be seen tonight at 4pm pt on Versus.
And Finally, the Buffalo Sabres avoided elimination Friday night as they beat the Bruins on home ice 4-1. Jason Pominville scored the eventual game winner and Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots. The Bruins will try to close out the series tonight on home ice.

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