HEADS UP: It's still Michael Hickey holding a three point lead in the FHS Playoff Pool but we have a challenger... Fabio DiMarco is three points back (tied with Ryan Strachota) and if Boston pulls this thing out then he might as well as he has eight Bruins including Thomas & Krejci.
Back-to-back two pointers for David Krejci and with 10+11=21 in his last 15 games he's taken over the playoff scoring lead from Henrik. This guy has proven to be a pretty clutch playoff performer in his short career with 43 pts in 49 career playoff games.
Rich Peverley stepped into Nathan Horton's spot on the top line and chipped in two goals to spark the Bruins... he had just one goal in his last 18 games coming in.
Brad Marchand was in a bit of a funk in the Tampa series (1+0=1 in seven games) but he came to play last night and his fantasy owners will be hoping he can play like this more often than not as he had a goal & eight PIMs last night.
Tim Thomas stopped all 38 shots against last night for his third shutout in his last nine games. In fact, he's given up a goal or less in six of his last nine... pretty steady. Interesting stat (partially stolen from Puck Daddy)... Thomas is 9-1 in these playoffs when facing 35+ shots.
Yikes... Roberto Luongo was pulled last night in third period and is likely not looking forward to a return trip to Boston as he has a 6.99 gaa & .793 sv% over the two games at the Garden.
The Sedin's were pretty invisible in Boston and only have a combined two points through the first four games of the final series.
This throws a little snag into the Flyers goaltending situation... it appears that Sergei Bobrovsky will have to clear waivers to go down to the AHL, so (assuming they sign Bryzgalov) he'd either have to stay on as the backup or he'll likely be moving somewhere else.
Kevin Cheveldayoff is the new GM in Winnipeg, he brings a lot of minor league experience having been the GM for the AHL/IHL Chicago Wolves for 12 seasons where he won four titles before joining the Blackhawks as an assistant for a few seasons. Love to see a new face as a GM instead of all the same old retreads.