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Daily Dosage - Apr. 23, 2009

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Ryder Remember last year when Michael Ryder's woes was a big story in Montreal and how the Habs had to rid themselves of this guy?... well they rid themselves of him but the Habs woes intensified and just for good measure Ryder totally stuck it to his old team... two more goals last night gave him 4+3=7 in the four game sweep.

Henrik Lundqvist was huge, again, and stopped 38 shots last night for the win to give the Rangers a 3-1 series lead over the Caps.  We shouldn't be surprised as Hank has faced at least 35 shots in all four games in the series and is meeting the challenge well as he's posted a .946 sv%.

MIKE CAMMALLERI GUARANTEE UPDATE:  In case you missed it the other day, Mike Cammalleri made a guarantee before game #3 that the Flames would win the series vs the Hawks and so far he's delivered with back-to-back victories.  Well to say that 'he' has delivered is a bit of a stretch with only one assist in the two games but his words have apparently inspired his teammates.

Nystrom Eric Nystrom was trying to pull some of his father's heroics last night as he broke a 4-4 tie with a goal in late in the 3rd period that turned out to be the game winner.  He's got a long way to go before he matches his dad's four cups but with four points in as many playoff games this year after only 10 points in 76 games during the regular season games, he's showing that he has a little of his old man's flair for the dramatics. 

Seems that someone may have informed Olli Jokinen that the playoffs have started... big game for him last night with 2+1=3 and a +4.  Those two goals were his first in 17 games so he picked a good time to get off the snide.

Ottawa dman prospect Mattias Karlsson is heading back to Sweden after a year with in the AHL with Binghamton.  He had a nice year in the A with 9+42=51 in 73 games but the Sens blueline is pretty crowded and they already have one Karlsson penciled into the lineup for next season (2008 1st rounder Erik).

Injury Updates (see our Injury Updates page for a consolidated list of injuries):

Langkow Two more Flames were injured last night and couldn't finish the game.  Craig Conroy picked up an undisclosed injury in the 1st and returned to the bench but didn't play another shift and Daymond Langkow took a shot to the hand and left in the 3rd period.  Hopefully they'll be ok to go in game #5 or otherwise the Flames might be begging Lanny McDonald to lace 'em up.

Rene Bourque couldn't go last night and although Mike Keenan wants people to believe that it had something to do with the Adam Burish cross-check, Bourque says it's his ankle that is bothering him. Not sure who to believe, probably neither.

Patrick Kane returned last night and had a goal after missing game #3 with the flu.

Jamie Langenbrunner is doubtful for tonight's game #5, he missed the last two games with a LBI and we're not sure when he's going to be able to return. 

Daily Distraction

What's distracting us today?  Did you guys see this?  Alright, we read the headline recently, EXTREME SKYDIVER JUMPS INTO ACTIVE VOLCANO,  and thought, no shit, that's pretty awesome... until we watched the video and realized that he landed on snow instead of lava, so we're slightly less impressed now.  But watch the video and ask yourself, how does he expect us to think this is so dangerous when there is a camera crew in the "active" volcano recording the whole thing?