Malkin sick and banged-up

Dave Molinari, hockey beat writer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports that Evgeni Malkin has been suffering from an unusual flu-like affliction that made it hard for him to kee

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Quotes, quotes and more quotes

In case you didn't get enough on the CBC post-game show, which included interviews with everyone from Mike Ilitch to the stick boy, here's more from nhl.com Q.  Nick,

Pre-Game 6 quotes

From nhl.com Q.  Can you just talk about the atmosphere of the skate this morning?  Did you think the guys looked pretty loose?

COACH MIKE BABCOCK:  Yeah, I

Market watch

Carolina has signed Patrick Eaves to a three-year contract that will pay him $1.1 million in 2008-'09, $1.4 million in '09-'10 and $1.7 million in '10-'11.

Eaves made $942,000

Audio: Breezer hopes he’s in Habs plans

Patrice Brisebois and the Ferrari he'll race this weekend.
John Mahoney, Gazette

Canadiens defenceman Patrice Brisebois is an unrestricted free agent as of July 1, and while he says

Canadiens talking to AK46

Well, to his agent, Don Meehan, anyway.

A report in La Presse quotes Bob Gainey as saying that impending RFA Andrei Kostitsyn is the team's top priority

Game 5 Notes

More from nhl.com DETROIT -- According to Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, his defense partner, Sergei Gonchar, had his street clothes on and his bags packed when the

Game 5 by the numbers

From nhl.com:

 

0 – Goals by Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin
in five games of the Stanley Cup Final. Malkin finally hit the
scoresheet when he earned an assist on

Setting the scene for Game 5

From nhl.com:

 

THE SKINNY

Game 4 by the numbers

 Some numbers from nhl.com for stats geeks to pore over while aiting for the puck to drop tonight:


Pertinent numbers from Detroit's 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh