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 18, 2012 |
JAMES NEAL wrapped up two separate disciplinary hearings with NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan before even stepping on the ice on Tuesday morning for the Penguins' practice in Pittsburgh. It took Shanahan nearly 12 hours to make a decision regarding Neal's fate. Turns out, the Penguins will be missing the 40-goal scorer when they take the ice on Wednesday night for Game 4 at the Wells Fargo, trailing their series against the Flyers, 3-0. Neal received a one-game suspension from Shanahan for separate attacks on Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier in the third period with the game, an 8-4 Flyers win, already well out of hand.
April 18, 2012 |
James Neal wrapped up two separate disciplinary hearings with Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's vice president of player safety, before even stepping on the ice Tuesday morning for the Penguins' practice in Pittsburgh. It took Shanahan nearly 12 full hours to make a decision on Neal's fate. Turns out, the Penguins will miss a 40-goal scorer in Neal when they take the ice Wednesday night in an attempt to save their season in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.
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.
April 14, 2012 |
Through all the insanity on Friday night in Pittsburgh, Jaromir Jagr did not flinch. His eyes did not widen. Having skated in more Stanley Cup playoff games (171) than teammates Matt Read and Sean Couturier have regular-season games combined (156), there isn't much that fazes him. "Don't forget, I've played 20 years," Jagr said. "I've seen a lot of wild ones. " It comes as no surprise, then, that Jagr has been in this situation before. In fact, it was with the Penguins in 2000.