NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Sunday Edition): Jeff Carter blames himself, John Tortorella gets suspended and Jamie Langenbrunner expected to play tonight
Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8)
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe tells us that David Krejci is for real. Some people believe Marc Savard was basically Joe Thornton’s replacement in Boston, and he is sure demonstrating who the better player is this post-season. In injury news, Patrice Bergeron’s foot is still bothering him, but not enough to hold him out of any games.
- Stu Cowan is critical of some of Carey Price’s decisions in this morning’s Montreal Gazette
Washington Capitals (2) versus New York Rangers (7)
- The Capitals’ win in Game 5 has put some doubt into the minds of the Rangers. With all the attention given to their forwards, the Capitals defense has quietly become very solid. The first goal will be huge this afternoon.
- The irony surrounding the Rangers really is amazing, writes Mark Herrmann of Newsday. Rangers coach John Tortorella has been suspended for Game 6. Larry Brooks is critical of John Tortorella in this morning’s NY Post.
New Jersey Devils (3) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6)
- Jamie Langenbrunner returns for the Devils tonight, however, Bryce Salvador is not expected to play.
- With the recession in full force, the Hurricanes are having trouble selling playoff tickets. For some reason Versus waited until tonight to start broadcasting the Hurricanes/Devils. Tonight’s do or die for the Hurricanes.
Pittsburgh Penguins (4) versus Philadelphia Flyers (5)
- The Penguins came back yesterday from a 3-0 deficit and sent the Flyers golfing, writes Dave Molinari. Evegeni Malkin is looking forward to getting some rest. Many are saying that Maxime Talbot’s fight turned the game around for Pittsburgh (Writer’s note: Garbage. Talbot challenged Carcillo and got served hard. In fact, he was pretty much embarassed and the crowd got jacked up as a result. Just because the Penguins happened to score a couple fluky goals to tie the game, does not mean Talbot was the reason for that.)
- When you blow a 3-0 lead at home, you do not deserve to win. With the season complete, expect another goalie controversy in Philadelphia. Forget goaltending, Jeff Carter is blaming himself for the Flyers’ fortunes.
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