Marchand, Boston’s top goal scorer in the regular season, got his first of the post-season on a pass from Patrice Bergeron. Marchand had carried the puck up the right side, passed it to Bergeron and kept going toward the net. Bergeron passed across the slot and Marchand tipped it past goalie Henrik Lundqvist from the left side of the crease.
The Bruins carried the play throughout overtime. They applied constant pressure, but couldn’t score during a power play when Derek Dorsett was penalized for interference at 2:20 of overtime.
This happened on Friday, when the Los Angeles Kings were still 20 minutes from closing out the St. Louis Blues in their Western Conference quarter-final. And this looks like it is one of two things: It is either two acquaintances trying to laugh off a piece of unfortunate news — or it is one of the most awkward sideline interviews in recent memory.
This was probably the strangest part of last night’s Canadiens-Senators game: Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored a goal for the Senators, but got a high stick in the face and lost a tooth. Here he is trying to pick it up.
In case you’re keeping track at home — Carey Price, the Canadiens goaltender lost a tooth during Game 2 (he skated over to the bench and handed it to the trainer) and his Senators counterpart, Craig Anderson, lost a tooth in Game 1. Essentially, the team that has a player who loses a tooth, ends up winning the game. (Photo: Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
Ah yes, famous people come out in droves for playoff games — especially since ticket prices are off the wall. Last night’s example: Glee stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith (who is Canadian) took in the Canucks vs. Sharks game in Vancouver. ARE THEY BAD LUCK? (Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
For Phoenix, it was a tale of two victories - a potential sale in the works, and an appearance in the Western Conference Final. But for the Predators, it was a night of what ifs - and questions about how their dream season turned to dust.
The thinnest of margins Bruce Arthur: Towards the end of the second period, Boston’s Rich Peverley was being pushed around, and he turned at Washington goaltender Braden Holtby and started an angry two-handed slash that he stopped short of the Capitals netminder by a few inches, just enough. Holtby stood with his arms crossed, a statue. He might not even have blinked.
And Game 7 between Boston and Washington was about who would blink first, and who would follow through. It was the first playoff series in NHL history to have all seven games decided by a single goal; it was as close as a playoff series can possibly be, or has ever been. And the final goal of the series belonged to Washington, on a goal 2:25 into overtime, for a 2-1 victory. The margin, as it had been all series, was a skate blade, if that. Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters
It’s over. The Vancouver Canucks couldn’t dig themselves out of a 3-0 series hole, and now the Presidents’ Trophy winners will be practising their golf swing for the next few months. The No. 8 Kings are onto the next round. Maybe next year?
Torres was suspended indefinitely after he launched himself into an unsuspecting Hossa with a shoulder-to-head hit more than half a second after the Chicago player passed the puck during Game Three of Tuesday’s Western Conference quarter-final.
“I can’t really talk about it right now,” Torres told Reuters when asked how the hearing went.