NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Friday Edition): Ovechkin reads Capitals message boards, Sharks lay an egg and who will return to Montreal next season?

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on April 24, 2009 — 2 Comments

Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8)

Washington Capitals (2) versus New York Rangers (7)

New Jersey Devils (3) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6)

  • After blowing the game late in Game 4, the Devils hung on to defeat the Hurricanes 1-0 yesterday at The Rock.  The Devils are now focused on Sunday’s Game 6.  It is truly amazing how clutch Martin Brodeur is.
  • The Hurricanes were shutout by Martin Brodeur last night, but they are holding their heads high.  With last night’s game behind them, the Hurricanes’ focus has shifted directly to Game 6.  Anton Babchuk was a healthy scratch on Thursday night.

Pittsburgh Penguins (4) versus Philadelphia Flyers (5)

Western Conference

San Jose Sharks (1) versus Anaheim Ducks (8)

Detroit Red Wings (2) versus Columbus Blue Jackets (7)

Vancouver Canucks (3) versus St Louis Blues (6)

Chicago Blackhawks (4) versus Calgary Flames (5)

  • http://www.illegalcurve.com Ari

    I haven’t seen a player play as bad as Thornton did yesterday since Phil Housley’s brief tenure with the Leafs.

    He was directly or indirectly responsible for the first three Ducks goals.

  • Bob Roberts

    I haven’t seen a team work as well together as the Ducks did last night in a long time. They showed everyone — not least themselves — what they can do when they pull together and forget the toughguy image. Skate, skate, skate mixed with smart decisions with the puck, plus shoot the puck and go to the net. Nothing fancy, just work, work, work which resulted in bounces like that Ryan goal and almost completely negating a powerful Sharks team. And they broke the “home-ice jinx” Randy ALMOST cracked a smile there. I’m sure he did. Ok, maybe it was just gas. Perfect game? No. But very close. Loved seeing Miller get the ENG — nice reward for a very well-played series for him and the other “non-stars”.