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  • The Press Box April 24 2012

    The Phoenix Coyotes win and the New York Rangers force a game seven in Monday nights games.

    The Ottawa Senators had their Captain Daniel Alfredsson back for game six, and he was joined by his countryman Jakob Silfverberg, who just finished scoring the Championship winning goal and winning MVP honors for Brynas in the Swedish Elite League.

    Alfredsson had a emotional meltdown in the third period, apparently upset about having lost the lead and the first power play unit had been benched in the early part of the third period.
    Was this the last game for Daniel Alfredsson in Ottawa?

    There was some controversy late in the game as the Sens scored a late goal to come within one that ignited some rage in Henrik Lundqvist.

    Chris Neil continues to be one of the most effective players in this series as he was directly involved in two Sens goals and had a dandy of a tilt with Prust.

    The Coyotes secured their first playoff series victory in a convincing win of 4-0 over the Chicago Blackhawks. Despite the lopsided score, it was the Hawks who carried the play and the momentum for the entire game. Yotes goalie Mike Smith was spectacular making 37 saves for the shutout.

    The Western Conference second round match ups are set, it will be:

    St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings
    Phoenix Coyotes and Nashville Predators

    Jaroslav Halak will miss at least the first two games for the Blues.

    This could be the lowest scoring couple of series, and even if both go seven games the combined goal total will probably be far less the the Pittsburgh Philadelphia series goal total!

    Two teams have advanced to the second round in the AHL. Congratulations to the Toronto Marlies, and the Connecticut Whalers.

    The Carolina Hurricanes have resigned forward Jiri Tlusty to a two year $3.2 million contract. The cap hit is $1.6

    The Niagara Ice Dogs won game three in Ottawa Monday night and take a 3-2 series lead. Goalie Mark Visentin scored into an empty net.

    The Montreal Canadiens offered their vacant GM position to Jim Nill who is the assistant GM with the Detroit Red Wings. Nill declined.

    The NHL announced its finalists for the Selke, and Lady Byng awards.
    David Backes (Blues), Patrice Bergeron (Bruins), and Pavel Datsyuk (Red Wings) are the finalists for the Selke award for the best defensive forward.
    Brian Campbell (Panthers), Matt Moulson (Islanders) and Jordan Eberle(Oilers) are the finalists for the Byng award for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct.

    Only one game tonight as the Florida Panthers are in New Jersey for game six as the Devils face elimination. Could this be Martin Brodeurs final NHL game?
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