Wednesday, April 21, 2010

4/20 Scoreboard & Playoff Update

It was another upset night in the Western Conference as the Nashville Predators have put themselves up 2-1 in the best of 7 with a with a 4-1 win over the Blackhawks. Which included a Matthew Erat's Goal on a penalty shot, and a huge goal by David Legwand that gave the Predators the momentum going into the 2nd period to put the Blackhawks hopeless as the team looked slow and tired last night. Nashville has a chance to go up 3-1 on Thursday Night.

San Jose & Colorado were in another low scoring game despite the power that both teams have. At least for one night, the Sharks were able that they were able to score in the Colorado Net as goals by Dan Boyle who scored in his own net in Game 3, made up for it just 1:12 of the game to make it 1-0. Midway through the 1st OT as Pavelski scored to win the game 2-1 for the Sharks.

The Series is now tied at 2-2 with Game 5 as 3 of the 4 games have gone to OT in this series and with the exception of Game 2, all the games have had 3 goals all of which were 2-1 scores in OT.

Pittsburgh, Detroit and Philadelphia all had 3 goal wins as the Red Wings tied the series at 2-2 with a 3-0 shutout. Pittsburgh won a barn burner in Ottawa as the Penguins now lead the series 3-1. Finally Philadelphia is looking to knockout the Devils after the 4-1 win where the 7th seeded Flyers are up 3-1.

The Flyers could be setting themselves up for a 2nd round matchup against the Washington Capitals as the Capitals are looking to keep the momentum going after winning 5-1 against Montreal back on Monday Night.

Just 2 games in the AHL last night as the Manchester Monarchs won their first playoff series in 3 years with a sweep of the Portland Pirates. While the Worcester Sharks are on the verge of knocking out the Lowell Devils with a 4-2 win to take a 3-1 series lead. Expect the Worcester Sharks & Manchester Monarchs to play each other in the Atlantic Division Final.

A huge night in the Major Junior as 3 teams were able to keep their Memorial Cup Hopes alive as Drummondville, Victoriaville and Windsor were able to keep their series hopes alive. In both of the QMJHL Semifinals, it was a big night for the Central Division Teams as the Voltigeurs looked strong with the help of a 5 point night for Philip-Michael Devos with 2 goals and 3 assists including making the game 3-0 late in the first period.

It was another barn burner in the OHL Western Conference Final as the Spitfires Forwards Adam Henrique and Zack Kassian each scored twice in the 7-5 win over the Rangers to make it a 3-1 series.

Finally in the WHL, the Calgary Hitmen & Vancouver Giants go up 2-1 in their Conference Finals. Calgary used a 4 goal 1st period to blow the game wide open despite a strong comeback attempt by the Wheat Kings that made it 4-3 in the 2nd period. In Vancouver it was Thomas Vincour just 4 minutes into OT.

Professional Scores

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Phoenix Coyotes 0 Detroit Red Wings 3 (0-0, 0-1, 0-2)

Series Tied 2-2

Pittsburgh Penguins 7 Ottawa Senators 4 (1-0, 5-3, 1-1)

Pittsburgh Leads Series 3-1

New Jersey Devils 1 Philadelphia Flyers 4 (1-0, 0-2, 0-2)

Philadelphia Leads Series 3-1

Chicago Blackahwks 1 Nashville Predators 4 (1-1, 0-2, 0-1)

Nashvhille Leads Series 2-1

San Jose Sharks 2 Colorado Avalanche 1 (OT) (1-0, 0-1, 0-0, 1-0)

Series Tied 2-2

AHL Calder Cup Playoffs

Portland Pirates 2 Manchester Monarchs 7 (0-0, 1-4, 1-3)

Manchester Wins Series 4-0, The Manchester Monarchs will play either the Worcester Sharks or the Lowell Devils in the Atlantic Division Final.

Portland VS. Manchester Game Story:

Worcester Sharks 4 Lowell Devils 2 (1-1, 0-1, 3-0)

Worcester Leads Series 3-1, Worcester would advance to the Atlantic Division Final with one more win. They would play the Manchester Monarchs in the Atlantic Division Final.

Worcester VS. Lowell Game Story:

CHL Presidents Cup Playoffs

Look for the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs VS. Rapid City Rush Game Story.

Major Junior Memorial Cup Playoffs

Western Hockey League

Calgary Hitmen 6 Brandon Wheat Kings 3 (4-0, 0-3, 2-0)

Calgary Leads Series 2-1

Vancouver Giants 3 Tri-City Americans 2 (OT) (0-2, 1-0, 1-0, 0-1)

Vancouver Leads Series 2-1

WHL Tuesday Wrap Up:

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 7 Kitchener Rangers 5 (3-0, 1-1, 3-4)

Kitchener Leads Series 3-1

Windsor VS. Kitchener Game Story:

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

St. John Seadogs 3 Victoriaville Tigers 6 (0-3, 1-2, 2-1)

St. John Leads Series 2-1

Drummondville Voltigeurs 2 Moncton Wildcats 1 (OT) (0-1, 1-0, 0-0, 1-0)

Moncton Leads Series 2-1

U.S.A. Junior Scores

USHL Clark Cup Playoffs

No Games on Tuesday Night. Here's an update on the Divisional Finals Matchups.

#1 Omaha Lancers VS. #2 Fargo Force: Series Tied 1-1, Game 3 is Tonight

#1 Green Bay Gamblers VS. #3 Indiana Ice: Series Tied 1-1, Game 3 is Friday.

NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs

Theirs No Games until Friday Night. Here's an Update on the Divisional Finals.

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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