Henrik Sedin is going off in the 3rd round with 4A yesterday and 1+9=10 (seven PPP) in four games and now leads the league in playoff points with 19. Brother Daniel's numbers are a little more modest (2+3=5 in the series) but as I said before, the Sharks might want to think about covering these guys as they're tearing them apart, especially on the PP (although it's tough when down two men).
Sami Salo with 2+1=3 yesterday with everything coming on the PP as he saw a boost in his responsibilities with Ehrhoff out. He had one point in the prior 12 playoff games and this was his first multi-point game of the season.
Yikes... rough outing for Antti Niemi as he gave up four goals (three on the PP) on 13 shots yesterday and has a horrendous 4.36 gaa & .857 sv% in this series so far.
At the opposite end Roberto Luongo stopped 33 of 35 and while he's given up 11 goals in the series, six of them have been on the PP, so he's making the Sharks earn it at ES.
It was good news & really bad news for San Jose yesterday as Logan Couture (head injury) was able to return after leaving the last game and he played over 20 minutes so he seems fine but Joe Thornton left the game after taking a hit from Raffi Torres and he didn't return. There was no update on his status after the game.
Christian Ehrhoff was a no-go yesterday for the Canucks due his suspected shoulder injury.
Steve Downie (head injury) traveled with the team and will be a game-time decision for tonight's game #5.
Let's play seven!... Nigel Dawes scored in 2OT last night to send the AHL semi between Hamilton and Houston the distance. Dawes now has 14 goals in 19 playoff games after 41 in 66 regular season games. I've always liked this guy but he's proven to be a classic tweener, too good for the AHL but, for whatever reason, can't produce in the show.
At the Memorial Cup... Mississauga handed Kootenay their second straight loss in a pretty dry 2-1 affair. Cody Eakin looked dangerous scoring Kootenay's only goal of the tournament so far. Big game tonight as Owen Sound takes on Saint John.