Unreal stuff from Sean Bergenheim as he scored twice last night on seven shots and that gives him 7+1=8 over his last eight games. Again I'll mention that I wouldn't expect this to continue next season, definitely smells like a very conveniently timed hot streak that has no basis in reality.
Two more assists for Steve Downie and he has 2+9=11 over his last seven games... his on-ice team sh% is 23.1%, which I don't think I have to tell anyone is ridiculously unsustainable.
Nicklas Backstrom concluded his playoffs with 2A in nine games... brutal, brutal season for this guy. Maybe we'll find out today that he was playing hurt but excuses don't win fantasy leagues.
Devin Setoguchi could have been the goat last night after being whistled for a phantom penalty in OT but he emerged as the hero notching his hat-trick goal, his second OT winner of the playoffs.
Everyone's favourite playoff whipping-boy, Joe Thornton, had three assists last night... he's really been playing well in the post-season and the numbers seem to indicate that he's been a little unlucky as well as his on-ice team sh% is just 5.3%, well below normal.
Antti Niemi had his busiest night of the playoffs so far but he weathered the storm stopping 38 of 41 to send Detroit to the brink.
Nathan Horton had the Gordie Howe Hat-Trick last night and has 3+3=6 & plus-6 over his last four games.
Zdeno Chara came into last night with just 1A in eight playoff games but he beefed up his numbers with 2+1=3, plus-4 & five shots last night.
Brian Boucher was pulled again last night after allowing four goals on 20 shots, this was the sixth time in ten playoff games the that the Flyers have used two goalies.
Dwayne Roloson won for the seventh straight game and has yet to allow more than three goals in a game in these playoffs.
At the WCs yesterday... the preliminary round wrapped up with the Danes beating the Latvians in a shootout to move on to the next round, Carolina draft Frederik Andersen was the hero for Denmark as he stopped 37 of 39 shots and all four shootout attempts.
Ryan Ellis became just the fourth dman in 67 years to win the OHL's MOP award, gives you an idea of how special his season was as he finished 4th in league scoring with 24+77=101 in 58 games. He's playing with Nashville's AHL team in Milwaukee in the playoffs and while they'll try to be patient with him next season, I can see him forcing his way to the show pretty quickly.
Minnesota draft Darcy Kuemper was named the WHL's Player of the Year after a season where he led the league in wins (45), gaa (1.86) & sv% (.933). He has yet to sign with the Wild but I'd expect that to happen soon and he'll have to prove himself in the minors next year.