Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4/19 Scoreboard & Playoff Update

Monday featured 3 Stanley Cup Playoff Games going into the night with all the series' tied at 1-1. In Montreal it was the first major blowout of the series as the Capitals are looking to put the Canadians season to bed with a 4 goal 2nd period with goals from Boyd Gordon, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr and Alexander Ovechkin all put the game out of reach at the 2nd intermission where the Capitals eventually won 5-1. Washington will look to put a quick end of the series as the Capitals are looking to hit their stride in the playoffs.

The other 2 matchups from Monday Night saw the LA Kings retake the Series Lead against Vancouver that saw Michael Handzus go wild in the 2nd period with the Kings going up 3-1 midway through the 2nd period. Brad Richardson respond to a great Canucks Goal by Magnus Samuelsson less then a minute later to make it 4-1. Then former Edmonton Oiler Ryan Smyth put the dagger in the Canucks with the game winner that made it 5-2. The Final was eventually 5-3 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Also with Boston winning 2-1 in Game 3 as well. This leads that all 8 series were 1-1 after 2 games and 4 of the 8 lower seeded teams are leading the series as Colorado, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Boston are all leading their series' at 2-1 with the possibility of some high seeds including the San Jose Sharks who could be another chapter in the long list of playoff disappointments in the team's history.

5 Games are on the docket for tonight as Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Colorado all will be looking to go up 3-1 and on the verge of advancing to the Conference Semifinals.

The AHL Saw the Albany River Rats become the first team to advance to the Division Finals with a 5-3 win over the W-B/Scranton Penguins. Jamie Mcbain scored twice for the Rats to knock out the Penguins as Albany will most likely play the Hershey Bears in the Division Finals as they lead 3-1 over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Albany is looking to give their fans a strong sendoff as the team will be moving to Charlotte, North Carolina next season to be closer to the Carolina Hurricanes.

We also had our first hat trick of the Calder Cup Playoffs as Jordan Schroeder gave the Moose a 7-2 lead over the Hamilton Bulldogs to keep the series alive. Chicago also used a 1-0 victory with a lone goal by Machacek to put them up 3-1. Then a crazy game in Abbotsford, B.C. as the Americans came back from 2-1 down at the end of the 1st intermission as Graham Mink, Shawn Matthias and Clay Wilson each scored twice to win 8-4 and put the Americans up 2-1 in the North Division Semifinal.

A slow night but a huge game took place in Mississauga used a 3-1 win to go up 3-1 in the series to be within 1 win of advancing to the OHL Championship Series. Goals by Cameron, Della Rovere & Kennedy all scored to put the Colts on the Brink of advancing to the Championship.

Tonight is a huge night in the Major Junior's as both WHL Conference Finals will be playing Game 3 tonight, also the Kitchener Rangers can knockout Windsor in the OHL Western Conference Finals. In the QMJHL both St. John & Moncton are looking to go up 3-0 and closing in on an all Atlantic Region Final in the QMJHL between the New Brunswick Rivals.

Professional Scores

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Washington Capitals 5 Montreal Canadians 1 (0-0, 4-0, 1-1)

Washington Leads Series 2-1, Game 4 is on Wednesday Night

Buffalo Sabres 1 Boston Bruins 2 (1-1, 0-0, 0-1)

Boston Leads Series 2-1, Game 4 is on Wednesday Night

Vancouver Canucks 3 Los Angeles Kings 5 (1-1, 1-3, 1-1)

Los Angeles Leads Series 2-1, Game 4 is on Wednesday Night

AHL Calder Cup Playoffs

Portland Pirates 1 Manchester Monarchs 2 (OT) (0-1, 1-0, 0-0, 0-1)

Manchester Leads Series 3-0, Game 4 is Tonight

Albany River Rats 5 W-B/Scranton Penguins 3 (0-1, 2-1, 3-1)

Albany Wins Series 4-0, The River Rats will play either the Hershey Bears or the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the East Division Finals.

Chicago Wolves 1 Milwaukee Admirals 0 (0-0, 1-0, 0-0)

Chicago Leads Series 3-1, Game 5 is on Wednesday Night

Hamilton Bulldogs 2 Manitoba Moose 7 (0-2, 2-2, 0-3)

Hamilton Leads Series 2-1, Game 4 is on Wednesday Night

Rochester Americans 8 Abbotsford Heat 4 (1-2, 4-0, 3-2)

Rochester Leads Series 2-1

CHL Presidents Cup Playoffs

Look for the Allen Americans VS. Odessa Jackalopes Game Story.

Major Junior Playoffs

Western Hockey League

No Games on Monday Night

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 3 Mississauga St. Micheal's Majors 1 (2-0, 1-1, 0-0)

Barrie Leads Series 3-1, The Barrie Colts can advance to the OHL Championship with a win on Wednesday Night.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

No Games on Monday Night

U.S.A. Junior Scores

USHL Clark Cup Playoffs

No Games on Monday Night

Here's an update for the USHL Clark Cup Divisional Finals

West Division

#1 Omaha Lancers VS. #2 Fargo Force: Series Tied 1-1

East Division

#1 Green Bay Gamblers VS. #3 Indiana Ice: Series Tied 1-1

NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs

No Games on Monday Night

Here's a look at the NAHL Divisional Finals as the League is off till Friday Night.

Central Division

#1 Bismarck Bobcats VS. #3 Alexandria Blizzard: Bismarck Leads Series 2-0

North Division

#2 Traverse City North Stars VS. #4 Motor City Metal Jackets: Traverse City Leads Series 2-0

South Division

#1 Topeka Roadrunners VS. #2 St. Louis Bandits: Series Tied 1-1

West Division

#1 Wenatchee Wild VS. #3 Fairbanks Ice Dogs: Wenatchee Leads Series 2-0

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