Rangers, Bruins, Sharks, Coyotes draw first blood

Henrik Lundqvist

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist takes a breather during his team’s 4-2 Game 1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
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It wasn’t as easy as the New York Rangers were making it for a time, seeing their 4-0 win slip back to a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal final Thursday.

Elsewhere, Chris Kelly scored at 1:18 into overtime and Tim Thomas earned a 17-save shutout, carrying the defending Stanley Cup-champion Boston Bruins to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals.

In St. Louis, it went until 11:15 pm ET before Marty Havlat one-timed the winner at 3:34 of the second overtime past Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak, giving the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory.

And in Phoenix, the we-like-it-here Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime on a goal 9:29 into extra time by Martin Hanzal


  1. ZepFan2 says:

    … . .. …. . . .. .. . … . …. .. . . … .. ….

    “I got a feeling, a feeling deep inside” – Lennon/McCartney

    I’ve got a feeling

  2. smiler2729 says:

    Ahhh, a fresh sheet of ice…

    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are gutless weasel pukes.
    Halakian Jaroslaves and their constant BS have made me anti-Halak!

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