Alexander Ovechkin, who had minimal ice time after two periods, scored on a Washington power play to break a 2-2 tie and send the Capitals home with a split.
Daniel Brière, one of hockey’s great clutch performers, got the job done against New Jersey in OT. And the groans you heard Sunday night were from Quebec City, where the Coyote-coveting population of the provincial capital is not pleased with the showing of the we’re-not-dead-yet Phoenix Coyotes.
Daniel Brière put the puck past Martin Brodeur twice in overtime.
The second time counted.
It took the Flyers only four minutes of OT to win the first game of their series against the Devils.
Los Angeles and New York scored 3-1 victories Saturday to jump into early conference semifinals series leads vs St. Louis and Washington.
With Darth Vader cheering them on (that’s him in the photo, front row), the Phoenix Coyotes were first out of the gate, Ray Whitney scoring at 14:04 of OT Friday night to down the visiting Nashville Predators 4-3.
Former Hab Doug Risebrough is among the latest group of names believed to have had discussions with the Canadiens.
Martin Brodeur moves on in the playoffs.
Adam Henrique scored 3:47 into the second overtime period to give New Jersey a 3-2 win, ending Florida’s season.
The Panthers, playing in front of their hometown fans in Sunrise, had rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force OT.
New Jersey will meet Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.
… for the mighty Bruins have struck out. Washington’s 2-1 overtime win puts a shockingly early end to Boston’s bid to successfully defend its 2010-11 Stanley Cup championship.
Tim Thomas blows off Barack Obama.
Washington eliminates the Bruins.
The Devils push Florida to seven games, that one to be played Thursday in Sunrise, Fla. The Bruins and Capitals play their Game 7 tonight in Boston, and on Thursday, the New York Rangers are home to the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Good fun all the way around…