April 20, 2009
DOUG ROSS lives on the side of a mountain now, separated from a world that moved too fast, used too many things, made too much noise. "He's anti-technology," Jared Ross was saying about his dad after scoring his first NHL goal in the Flyers' 6-3 playoff victory over Pittsburgh yesterday. "No cable. No cell phone. No computer. "He just got an answering machine a couple of weeks ago. " He has a television, though, and 1,500 feet above Huntsville, Ala., his rabbit ears can pick up the NBC affiliate with hardly any snow on the screen at all. "So I'm sitting alone in my front room, talking to my mother," Doug Ross was saying over the phone.
February 5, 2003 |
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Ossi Vaananen will miss 4 to 6 weeks with a knee injury after being hit by a car. Vaananen, 22, was struck Saturday night outside Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Fla., the Coyotes said yesterday. He had played in the YoungStars game at the NHL All-Star weekend and was waiting at a taxi stand when a driver lost control of his car and hit him, the team said. An MRI Monday disclosed a strained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The Arizona Republic said two reporters from Vaananen's native Finland also were injured.
April 22, 1996 |
It had been a year since Jim Montgomery played in an NHL playoff game, but it took the forward a little more than one day to get ready. With Flyers forwards John LeClair and John Druce sidelined with injuries, Montgomery, 26, was called up from Hershey of the American Hockey League on Friday morning and pressed into action during yesterday's 5-4 overtime loss to Tampa Bay in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Montgomery, Hershey's leading scorer this season, found out about the assignment Saturday morning and was able to drive to Philadelphia in time to catch the afternoon flight to Tampa.
April 27, 2002 |
Because of a roster error, the Toronto Maple Leafs played an NHL playoff game one man short of the allowable limit. Forward Mikael Renberg's name apparently was included on the lineup Toronto submitted last night before Game 5 of its first-round series against the New York Islanders. But Renberg is sidelined with an injured left hamstring and was not in uniform. Robert Reichel was on the Leafs' bench when the game began, but his name was not on the lineup submitted by the team.
May 9, 2012
If they want to avoid elimination, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals must figure out a way to recover and regroup from a potentially devastating loss to the New York Rangers. The Rangers head into Wednesday's Game 6 with a three-games-to-two series lead, one victory from reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1997, when Wayne Gretzky was on the team. New York's Brad Richards tied Game 5 with 6.6 seconds left Monday, and Marc Staal won it 1 minute, 35 seconds into overtime.
April 23, 1999 |
He is still a long way from skating in an NHL playoff game, but Flyers captain Eric Lindros has improved significantly over the past few days. Lindros, sidelined since April 1 while recovering from a collapsed lung, said Sunday he could ride an exercise bike for only 1 minute, 40 seconds before his heart rate would climb to 150, and he had to stop. Yesterday, though, Lindros rode a bike for about 20 minutes, then did some leisurely skating with the Flyers' scratches for last night's playoff opener at the Air Canada Centre.
April 12, 1989 |
Randy Burridge broke a scoreless tie with a short-handed goal in the second period last night as the Boston Bruins wrapped up their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. In winning the best-of-seven series in five games, the Bruins earned a berth in the Adams Division finals, where they will face Montreal. Burridge scored at 8 minutes, 39 seconds of the second period to trigger a salvo of three Boston goals in less than 4 1/2 minutes.
April 24, 1987 |
Toronto got first-period goals from Steve Thomas, Rick Vaive and Dan Daoust last night and went on to a 7-2 victory over the Red Wings in Detroit, giving the Maple Leafs a 2-0 lead in the Norrris Division finals. The Maple Leafs won only 10 road games during the regular season but have won four of five away from home during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The best-of- seven series moves to Toronto for Games 3 and 4. Detroit goalie Greg Stefan gave up three goals on six shots in the first 11 minutes, 28 seconds as the Maple Leafs skated off with a 3-0 lead after one period.
May 28, 2010 |
Jeff Reese couldn't imagine a more treacherous situation for a goalie to skate into. Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Boston. An elimination game for the Flyers, who are clinging to a 1-0 lead with 15 minutes, 29 seconds left in the second period. A long way to go. Goalie Brian Boucher is under a pile of bodies, his legs folded under him. He's helped off the ice with a knee injury. Michael Leighton, who had never appeared in an NHL playoff game, is thrust into this cauldron.
June 6, 2012 |
THE LOS ANGELES Kings are one win away from putting a Hollywood ending on one of the most spectacular playoff runs in NHL history. Jonathan Quick made 22 saves in his third shutout of the postseason, Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, and the Los Angeles Kings rolled to the brink of the franchise's first NHL title, beating the New Jersey Devils, 4-0, in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night to take a 3-0 series lead. Alec Martinez scored the opening goal, and Jeff Carter and Justin Williams added late power-play goals as the Western Conference champion Kings moved one win away from finishing one of the most spectacular playoff runs in league history.