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Shifts of the Night, Apr. 21, 2010

Thursday, 04.22.2010 / 1:57 AM / 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals

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Shifts of the Night, Apr. 21, 2010
Capitals 6, Canadiens 3

With the Canadiens leading 2-1 and on the power play in the final seconds of the second period, Roman Hamrlik got a piece of Tom Poti's clearing attempt; the puck sort of deadened in the neutral zone near the penalty boxes. Boyd Gordon beat Hamrlik to the puck and with Mike Knuble streaking down the right side, they went in 2-on-1 against Josh Gorges. Gorges dove to the ice and stretched out his stick, but Gordon's saucer pass went under the shaft and through the slot to Knuble, who rammed it into a half-empty net with 6.3 seconds left on the scoreboard clock. After a dominating second period by the Habs, Washington stole the momentum back, went into the locker room tied 2-2 and won the game in the final 20 minutes.


Bruins 3, Sabres 2 (OT)

Obviously, the shift that produced the winning goal. Buffalo had nearly killed off a bench minor for too many men when Michael Ryder carried up the right wing and passed to Miroslav Satan in the slot. Satan stepped to his right and then fired a shot between goalie Ryan Miller and defenseman Tyler Myers for the winner.


Canucks 6, Kings 4

Henrik Sedin won the scoring title because of his passing skills, but he won Game 4 for Vancouver because of his willingness to shoot. With the score even at 4-4 and the clock ticking down below 3:00 left in regulation, Daniel Sedin broke up a play in the Vancouver zone and sent his twin brother racing up ice. They played give-and-go before Henrik took a pass just over the Kings' blue line, shifted from backhand to forehand, and worked his way deep into the right side of the slot before ripping a shot past the glove of Jonathan Quick -- who may have thought he was going to pass -- to give the Canucks the lead for good.







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