Eastern Conference Finals Game 3: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by David Minuk in Nightly Scores on May 23, 2009 — 2 Comments

 

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Game Notes:

  • Only two teams, the 1975 Islanders (Pittsburgh Penguins) and the 1942 Maple Leafs (Detroit Red Wings), have come back from 3-0 deficits to win the series.
  • Malkin had his 6th multi point game in a row.  He sits behind Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia’s Tony Currie who had 7 in a row in 1981 with the St. Louis Blues and, no surprise, the man who owns the record, Wayne Douglas Gretzky who had 8 in a row with the Edmonton Oilers in 1983.
  • Coming into the game, Carolina had been 5-0 when scoring first. 

Game Highlights:

Hodgson named CHL player of year, Tavares top prospect:
From CBC.ca
 

Top draft prospect John Tavares had no problem seeing his national junior teammate Cody Hodgson named Player of the Year in Canadian junior hockey.

Hodgson, of the Brampton Battalion, won the Canadian Hockey League award Saturday afternoon at a gala in Rimouski, Que., beating out Brett Sonne of the Calgary Hitmen and goaltender Nicola Riopel of the Moncton Wildcats.

Tavares, the star forward for the London Knights who is expected to be picked first overall in the NHL draft next month in Montreal, was Player of the Year as a 16-year-old in 2007. Justin Azevedo of the Kitchener Rangers won it last year.

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  • Missourimike

    Put it in the books, this series is over. Duo of Malkin and Crosby are too hot.

  • breakaway

    I agree. Pittsburgh has won this series and looks like they are set to win the Cup.