The New York Islanders and Washington Capitals are set for their first Game 7 against each other in more than 27 years. That last Game 7, the famed Easter Epic, had Pat LaFontaine play the role of hero. Who could play that part in Monday’s series-deciding game? More
Hall of Famer Marcel Pronovost, who died on Sunday in Windsor at the age of 84, was remembered as an outstanding Original Six player, but his hockey life was as defined just as much by his success as a coach and later, as a scout with the New Jersey Devils.
The franchise has some great young talents coming up through the system, but the Canucks also have a lot of veterans signed to long-term deals. Something's gotta give if Vancouver is going to rise from this year's ashes.
Toronto Marlies defenseman and Maple Leafs prospect Viktor Loov might be sitting a couple games out for his hit on Grand Rapids Griffins winger and Red Wings prospect Zach Nastasiuk. Loov caught Nastasiuk with a vicious blindside hit to the head that landed Loov a major penalty and game misconduct.
The Connor McDavid hype train might be out of control, but it's hard to stop it when he's pulling off one-handed breakaway goals while shorthanded. McDavid's goal was his 18th of the post-season and gives him 32 points in 12 playoff games. McDavid's Erie Otters now sit two wins away from heading to the OHL final.
Carey Price celebrated his 43-save shutout by walking into a dead silent dressing room and not getting a single word of congratulations from teammates. Finally, after Price quietly sat down in the dressing room, his teammates exploded into cheers for the all-star netminder.
The Montreal Canadiens are moving on to the second round thanks to Carey Price. In Game 6, with the Senators fighting to push the series to a seventh game, Price turned aside all 43 Ottawa shots as Montreal skated to a 2-0 victory.
After getting under the skin of the Senators all series long, Montreal Canadiens winger Brendan Gallagher delivered the blow that eliminated Ottawa from the post-season by batting a puck out of midair with his backhand. Gallagher's first period tally was the only goal of the game, as Montreal won 1-0 to take the series 4-2.
The St. Louis Blues are heading for another early summer after dropping their first-round series to the Minnesota Wild in six games. The Wild’s superior goaltending and the performance of their depth players lifted them past the Blues, and could do the same when they play the Blackhawks in round two.
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