Thomas is looking so bad-ass in his polyester jacket and war wound
Tim Thomas bounced back nicely last night after giving up nine goals over the first two games of the series as he stopped all 31 shots he faced to shut out the Lightning. He's on a nice roll having won seven of his last eight games.
David Krejci with another GWG last night giving him four in the post-season and all in his last seven games. He now has 6+5=11 in those seven games and has really come around after starting with just 1A in his first seven playoff games.
Michael Ryder with an assist last night to extend his points streak to four games (2+4=6).
The Blackhawks gave Corey Crawford a three-year extension yesterday, so no repeat of the Niemi situation for them this year. I really liked the season the rookie had this year but wouldn't be shocked if he took a step back next season as his numbers in the AHL, while solid, weren't anything earth-shattering.
Reports say that Mikael Granlund will be staying in Finland next year to complete his military service requirement and finish his schooling. That's a little disappointing as I'm eager to see him in Minnesota but we'll have to be patient... he'll be worth the wait.
Ottawa re-signed Colin Greening to a three-year one-way deal... it's a good sign that they're willing to give him a one-way but I still don't think he has a ton of upside.
A bit of an odd one here as the Coyotes have signed Petteri Nokelainen from Finland a year after they bought out the final year of his contract. Don't make the same mistake Phoenix has... don't bring him back onto your team, he's not worth it.