There were six former Blackhawks who took place in day one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. All were skaters and they were able to produce two goals as the only two points of the night.
As for the ‘Hawks game. I agree with Tim, I thought that at times the Blackhawks looked like a much more experienced and better team during the game, and towards the end of the first and the other two periods the Canucks were on their heels. The Hawks could very well win this series and I predicted they were going to win it in 6. So lets see, and LETS GO HAWKS!
Here are your three stars from the night
1st Star – Steve Sullivan – game winning goal
2nd Star – Radim Vrbata – one goal
3rd Star – Craig Adams – plus one, 60% on face-offs
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Bryan McCabe – New York Rangers
20:08 TOI, plus one, one shot
Craig Adams – Pittsburgh
11:!1 TOI, plus one, one shot, 6 of 10 on face-offs
Dan Cleary – Detroit
17:03 TOI, three shots, 1 of 1 on face-offs
Steve Sullivan – Nashville
6:15 TOI, TOI, one goal (1), plus one, two shots
What a return for Sullivan after playing April 8th in his first game back since February 24th. First game in the playoffs nets a goal. Good to see that he is back.
Adrian Aucoin – Phoenix
18:11 TOI, minus one
Radim Vrbata – Phoenix
22:23 TOI, one goal (1), minus one, six shots
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