- We knew the Vancouver Canucks were good, but they have surprised many in going up 3 games to none on the Chicago Blackhawks. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, "only three other teams in NHL history lost their first three playoff games the year after they won the Stanley Cup: the Montreal Maroons in 1936 (swept by Detroit in three games), the Maple Leafs in 1952 (swept in four games by Detroit), and the Red Wings in 2003 (swept in four games by the Mighty Ducks)
- Ageless Teemu Selanne is having a great playoff. Did you know that before he came to the National Hockey League he was a kindergarten teacher back in Finland?
- From the Elias Sports Bureau: Boston's Nathan Horton scored first NHL playoff goal in the Bruins' 4-2 win at Montreal in Game 3 their series. Horton played his first six NHL seasons with the Panthers, who never qualified for the playoffs. Horton's 168 career regular-season goals were the most by any active NHL player who had never scored a playoff goal. Stephen Weiss, who has played 9 seasons in Florida, holds the new distinction, with 124 career goals but no playoff goals.
April 19, 2011
Pucks On The 'Net: Champs On The Ropes
Here's Tuesday's slap shots: