Eric Staal’s overtime goal gives the Carolina Hurricanes a road win and a foothold in the series. Rookie Cam Ward tallies 27 saves at the Bell Centre as Carolina trims Montreal’s lead in the series to 2-1.
Montreal captain Saku Koivu suffered an unspecified eye injury Wednesday night during the second period of the Canadiens’ 2-1 overtime loss to Carolina.
Following the game, Canadiens GM-coach Bob Gainey said Koivu had suffered an eye injury, including a cut around his left eye, and that he will be re-examined Thursday — if not sooner — by team opthalmologist Dr. John Little.
“I really don’t know any specifics and I wouldn’t know how to explain it to you if I did,” Gainey said. “When it’s around the eye I think it’s wise and prudent that all caution be taken.”
Not even the earsplitting Garden crowd or an inspiring appearance from Jaromir Jagr could revive the Rangers.
Now, despite Jagr’s return last night from an apparent shoulder injury in front of a sellout crowd of 18,200 celebrating its first home playoff game in nine years, the Rangers’ promising season is on the verge of coming to an unceremonious end at the hands of the rival Devils.
Magic back at the Garden? You bet — an entire team soon will disappear
At their current pace, the Stars are on an inexorable course to win a playoff game sometime in 2008.
It appears that 2006 is out of the question.
For the second consecutive game, the Stars let a late-game lead get away and lost in overtime. This time, it took only 69 seconds of extra time for Colorado to get the winner in a 4-3 victory at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night.