Marc-Andre Fleury wears horns in OT loss
Marc-Andre Fleury | PIT
(April 23, 2014 10:18 PM EDT)
Marc-Andre Fleury won't soon forget the difficulties he encountered in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss in Columbus in Game 4 of their first round playoff series.
Fleury turned away 42 of 46 shots in the game, which is respectable on its own, but his misplay of a puck behind his net with under 30 seconds to play in the contest led to Brandon Dubinsky's tying goal before Nick Foligno completed the nightmare with the overtime winner. He'll get a chance to redeem himself when the series shifts back to Pittsburgh for Game 5.
Sergei Bobrovsky finds himself in 4-3 OT win
Sergei Bobrovsky | CLM
(April 23, 2014 10:10 PM EDT)
Sergei Bobrovsky shook off a slow start to Wednesday's game before earning a 4-3 overtime decision against the Penguins in Game 4 of their opening round playoff series.
Bobrovsky stumbled through the first 20 minutes of the contest, but he eventually settled down and held the fort as his teammates mounted a triumphant comeback. He allowed three goals on 25 shots in the outing, which brings his playoff GAA to 3.21 and his save percentage to an even .900.
Nick Foligno caps comeback with OT winner
Nick Foligno | CLM
(April 23, 2014 10:05 PM EDT)
Nick Foligno played hero for the Blue Jackets Wednesday as his overtime winner sealed a 4-3 victory over the Penguins.
In one of the best games of the young postseason, Columbus fell behind 3-0 in the first period of this contest only to tie it in the final minute before Foligno capped things off. Ryan Johansen, Brandon Dubinsky and Boone Jenner all scored goals for the Jackets, who have now drawn even with Pittsburgh in the series through four games.
Blue Jackets don't have Ryan Murray Wednesday
Ryan Murray | CLM
(April 23, 2014 7:05 PM EDT)
Ryan Murray (undisclosed) is officially listed as a scratch on Wednesday.
That was expected after Murray didn't take part in the pregame warmups. Murray also wasn't able to participate in the team's full Wednesday morning skate. He has an assist in three playoff games and was averaging 25:17 minutes per contest.
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Ryan Murray might be scratched Wednesday
Ryan Murray | CLM
(April 23, 2014 6:43 PM EDT)
It looks like Ryan Murray will be scratched on Wednesday.
Murray left the Blue Jackets' Wednesday morning practice early and isn't on for the pregame warmups. That's a big change given that he was averaging 25:17 minutes per contest in the playoffs.
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Eddie Lack passes on World Championship
Eddie Lack | VAN
(April 23, 2014 6:10 PM EDT)
Eddie Lack will not join Team Sweden for the 2014 World Championship.
Lack got a lot of work after the Canucks traded Roberto Luongo. Lack's also expected to start the 2014-15 campaign as the Canucks' starting goaltender and he plans to stay in Vancouver over the summer to train.
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Mike Babcock wants to see his team shoot more
Mike Babcock | DET
(April 23, 2014 5:18 PM EDT)
It seems safe to say that Red Wings coach Mike Babcock wants to see his team shoot the puck more in their first round series against Boston.
When assessing Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask's performance thus far, Babcock remarked that he looked good in warmups "where he's getting his most shots." Rask only had to face 24 shots in Game 1 and 23 in Game 3, but Detroit manage to get 35 shots on goal in Game 2.
Sutter: Kings won't go away quietly
Darryl Sutter | LA
(April 23, 2014 5:13 PM EDT)
Kings coach Darryl Sutter vowed that his team won't go away quietly against the Sharks.
Given that San Jose has a 3-0 series lead, putting up a good fight is about all Los Angeles can hope for. The Kings did do significantly better in Game 3 after being blown out in the first two contests of this series, but only three teams in the history of the NHL have outcome a deficit this big.
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Paul Carey won't play in Thursday's game
Paul Carey | COL
(April 23, 2014 4:28 PM EDT)
Paul Carey will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Carey hasn't logged more than 4:48 minutes in a single contest in the 2014 playoffs. He had no points in 12 regular season games.
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Joey Hishon will make his NHL debut Thursday
Joey Hishon | COL
(April 23, 2014 4:26 PM EDT)
Joey Hishon will play in Game 4 on Thursday.
Hishon had 10 goals and 24 points in 50 AHL games in 2013-14. This will be his first career NHL contest after being taken with the 17th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
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