Conference Quarterfinal Scores: Flyers/Penguins, Wings/Jackets, Blues/Canucks, Devils/Canes, Ducks/Sharks

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Game Report,General NHL,New Jersey Devils,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference on April 21, 2009 — 1 Comment

 Game Notes:

  • IC Trivia:  Which are the only two teams to come back from a 3-0 series deficit?
  • For the 1st time in the 38 year history of the Canucks they’ve swept a 7 game series.
  • Paul Kariya is out for tonight’s game and Mats Sundin is a game time decision.
  • Since moving to Raleigh, the Canes have thrived when falling behind 2-1 in the postseason, losing only one out of four series. 
  • Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane says he’s ready for Game 4.
  • The hit of the night goes to Detroit’s Brad Stuart who CRUSHED R. J. Umburger in the 2nd.
                     
  Final T         Final T
  Pittsburgh          Detroit 
  Philadelphia  1         Columbus 
Game Preview       Game Preview
Game Scoresheet       Game Scoresheet
Team Game Threads:
Pensburgh
Broad Street Hockey
     
Team Game Threads:
Winging it in Mowtown
The Canon
Game Recap       Game Recap

 

  Final T         FINAL OT T
  New Jersey          Vancouver 
  Carolina          St. Louis 
Game Preview       Game Preview
Game Scoresheet       Game Scoresheet
Team Game Threads:
In Lou We Trust
Canes Country
     
Team Game Threads:
Nucks Misconduct
St. Louis Game Time
Game Recap       Game Recap

 

  FINAL T
  San Jose  4
  Anaheim  3
Game Preview
Game Scoresheet
Team Game Threads:
Fear the Fin
Battle of California
Game Recap

 

Red Wings vs. Blue Jackets 3 Stars:

  • 1st Star:  Dan Cleary:  The Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador native got the party started with a big 1st goal (turned out to be the game winner) which took the Columbus crowd out of the game.  He also added two assists and a number of bone crushing hits which helped the Wings take a strangle hold on this series.
  • 2nd Star: Chris Osgood:  As I said in my playoff preview “he is a veteran goalie who knows what it takes to win a series” and he is proving me right and his worth to the team having only given up 2 goals in 180 minutes of playoff hockey.
  • 3rd Star:  Detroit’s Penalty Kill:  This much maligned group finished the regular season in 25th spot but has only given up 1 power play goals in 11 Columbus opportunities..