Alex Burrows has pretty much been the story of the whole Stanley Cup final so far after the nibbling incident in game #1, the debate about a possible suspension on the off-days and now 2+1=3 with the GWG in OT last night. He's been a lot more effective since the beginning of the San Jose series as he has 5+4=9, plus-6 & 24 shots in his last seven games.
Roberto Luongo has won four straight and stopped 96.2% of the shots he's faced during the streak.
Manny Malhotra made his return last night after missing two & a half months with an eye injury... he only played 7:26 but was 6 for 7 on draws.
Mark Recchi got himself on the scoresheet for the first time in nine games last night with a tip-in goal on the PP. Someone from Boston is going to have to step up as they have a lot of guys slumping right now... Marchand, Bergeron, Ryder & Seguin all have no goals in at least the last four games.
Ottawa plugger Zack Smith had two goals and Robin Lehner stopped 41 of 43 shots to give Binghamton the win and a 3-2 series lead in the Calder Cup final. Smith has been good in the playoffs with 8+12=20 in 22 games but all signs point to him having a hard time scoring in the NHL. Bryan Murray has already stated that he wants Lehner to get a lot of action in the AHL next year so I'm taking him at his word but I wonder if this Carey Price-ish playoff run (13-4, 2.11 & .939) is making him re-think his plans?
The Blues have signed T.J. Hensick to a two-year, two way deal... he's a great guy to have down in the AHL and they likely don't view him as anything beyond that.