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-Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. "Finishing 48 games with 36 wins is outstanding. The team has done an amazing job of winning hockey games ... winning different ways, with different people in the lineup." - Dan Bylsma.
-The Raleigh News & Observer's recap. "It's been an emotional ride and such a Jekyll and Hyde season for us. With all the injuries it has been a tough grind for these guys." - Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller.
-The Associated Press' recap. ''It's exciting times. We're all feeling pretty good right now.'' - Brenden Morrow.
-Mike Lange's goal calls.
-Morrow > Carolina's Justin Peters:
-Peters didn't have much luck here either against former teammate Jussi Jokinen:
-Hats off for James Neal:
-Evgeni Malkin hopping over the bench:
-Craig Adams took a tumble here:
-Sidney Crosby being popular:
-One Penguins fan is ready for the postseason:
-The Staals are brothers:
-Jussi Jokinen speaks:
-Marc-Andre Fleury speaks:
-Welcome back Jordan Staal.
-The Penguins assigned forward/enforcer Steve MacIntyre to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. (PG+)
-How much of this roster can the Penguins keep together after this offseason?
Two goals by Chad Kolarik, including one in overtime, gave the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 3-2 road win against the Binghamton Senators in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series in the Calder Cup playoffs. Trevor Smith recorded two assists for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton while teammate Jeff Zatkoff made 34 saves in the victory. The Penguins led the best-of-five series, 1-0.
-Kolarik has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in five games against Binghamton since joining the Penguins in a Jnuary trade.
-Happy 63rd birthday to former Penguins forward Jim Wiley. A free agent signing prior to the 1972-73 season, Wiley spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. He saw action in four games during 1972-73 and recorded one assist. In 1973-74, Wiley appeared in 22 games and recorded three assists. In the 1974 offseason, he was claimed by the Canucks in the intra-league draft. In 26 games with the Penguins, he recorded four assists.
-After the Jump: The playoff picture sorts out and a few management changes out west.
-Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves for the Rangers in a 4-0 shutout of the rival Devils. It was his 45th career shutout. Rick Nash scored two goals for New York while teammates Ryan Callahan and Derek Stepan each added a goal and an assist. The win secured the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference for the Rangers. They will face the Capitals in the quartefinal round.
-Check out the passing which led to this goal by Nash:
-New York's Kris Newbury kept an eye on this puck:
-“You could tell there was one team knowing their season is going (on) and one team knowing their season is over." - Devils goaltender and former Penguin Johan Hedberg
-Steve Mason made 43 saves for the Flyers in a 2-1 win against the Senators. Ottawa, which missed a chance to move into seventh place in the Eastern Conference, has lost three out of its past four games.
-Hit of the Night: Ottawa's Eric Gryba on Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek:
-Philadelphia's Jay Rosehill and Ottawa's Chris Neil had issues:
-"What's the point? There's no difference. We are not going to make the playoffs; it doesn't matter whether you're two games below or two games above .500. It's pointless. Of course it's nice to win the games, but at the end of the day it doesn't change anything." - Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.
-“I’m not even going to comment on the [expletive] sources. …Some idiot made it up. I’m not saying a [expletive] thing….How many times do I have to tell you I haven’t even thought about firing the coach? How many times?” - Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren on speculation he would fire head coach Peter Laviolette.
-Flyers forwards Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read and defenseman Luke Schenn will play for Team Canada in next month's IIHF World Championships while defenseman Oliver Lauridsen will play for Team Denmark.
-The Rangers recalled fowards Christian Thomas, Ryan Bourque, J.T. Miller, Brandon Mashinter, Brandon Segal, defensemen Dylan McIlrath, Stu Bickel, goaltenders Cam Talbot and Jason Missiaen from Connecticut of the AHL.
-Montreal's Jarred Tinordi got the drop here on Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski:
-Gallagher (5-foot-9, 178 pounds) didn't seem too intimidated by Toronto's Frazer McLaren (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) here:
-Toronto's James Reimer was focused here: