- Through the first four games of their playoff series, the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals have both failed to get a goal in the first period. It is only the third time in NHL playoffs history that teams have failed to score at least one goal in the first period through the first four games. The others? New York Rangers vs. Montreal Maroons in 1928 and New Jersey Devils vs. Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 2003.
- Congratulations to Pittsburgh's James Neal for scoring his first career playoff goal last night. He becomes the fourth Pittsburgh Penguin in history to score his first post-season marker in overtime. The others? Michel Briere, Jaromir Jagr and Kris Letang.
- The Washington Capitals stunning come-from-3-goals-behind-after-2-periods win was the first such win in the playoffs since 2002 when Carolina caught up with the Montreal Canadiens.
- Buffalo's 1-0 win over Philly on Wednesday night was the second such victory of the series. That is the first time a playoff series has featured 2 1-0 wins by the same team since 2004 when Calgary did that to Detroit. Calgary did it in consecutive games!
- After two seasons playing in the KHL, former NHL standout Sergei Zubov has announced his retirement.
- Over at HockeyBookReviews.com I take a look at the newly released Extraordinary Canadians: Maurice Richard by Charles Foran.
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