Nathan Horton with the only goal, therefore the GWG, in game #7 last night... he finished with 3+4=7 in the series and now has three GWGs in these playoffs. He's really come up big in the playoffs, I just wish he had done this during the regular season as I was hoping for more.
David Krejci with the sweet feed on the Horton goal and he was probably the best player in the series with 5+2=7 in seven games.
Mark Recchi & Brad Marchand finished with one point between the two of them in the series... good thing the top line bailed them out.
Tim Thomas gave up 4+ goals in four games in this series but he showed up when it counted last night by stopping all 24 shots for the shutout. Credit to the Bruins D for keeping the shots at a series low.
Dwayne Roloson had his best game of the series as well as he stopped 37 of 38 and probably deserved to extend his streak in elimination games but Thomas one-upped him.
Ryan Malone was pretty much invisible for Tampa with just 1A in the series.
Detroit signed another Swede that looks like he could be a hidden gem... Adam Almqvist was their 7th round pick in 2009 and since then he's had two promising seasons in the SEL. The Wings will take their time with him starting with him staying in Sweden for another season and likely a year or two in the AHL after that.
The Islanders signed goalie Anders Nilsson to an ELC, he was their 3rd round pick in 2009 and put up some great numbers this year in the SEL, leading the league in gaa (1.92) and posting a .918 sv%. In 13 playoff games he had a 1.96 & .931. Not sure if the Islanders will bring him over to NA next year or if he'll stay in Sweden for another season.
Houston took game #1 of the Calder Cup final as two young goalies duelled... Matt Hackett stopped 23 of 24 for the win while Robin Lehner was 38 of 40 in defeat.
At the Memorial Cup... Mississauga took out Kootenay in the semi-final behind two goals from Ducks prospect Devante Smith-Pelly, they'll now meet Saint John in the final on Sunday.