Playoff Game 3: Canucks 3 Hawks 2

Canucks lead the series 3-0.

Quick Recap

Chicago started off the scoring at United Center when Duncan Keith used the power play to get behind Roberto Luongo.

But Luongo would go on to make 30 saves. And Ehrhoff and the Sedin twins would carry the scoring to the third win, this time on away ice.

Two goals in under a minute, one from the power play and one just after would give Vancouver the lead which would be snatched away quickly by Patrick Sharp with an assist by Captain Jonathan Toews.

Vancouver would break that tie in the third, and Chicago wasn’t able to answer again allowing the Canucks to take a 3 game lead in the best of seven match up.

They meet again in Chicago Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Scoring Summary

First Period:

CHI GOAL 6:54 PPG – Duncan Keith (1): Slap Shot – Assists: J. Toews (1)

Second Period:

VAN GOAL 10:03 PPG – Christian Ehrhoff (1): Slap Shot – Assists: H. Sedin (3) & D. Sedin (2)

VAN GOAL 10:57 Daniel Sedin (3): Wrist Shot – Assists: A. Edler (1) & K. Bieksa (2)

CHI GOAL 12:40 PPG – Patrick Sharp (1): Slap Shot – Assists: J. Toews (2) & P. Kane (2)

Third Period:

VAN GOAL 6:48 Mikael Samuelsson (1): Backhand – Assists: H. Sedin (4) & C. Ehrhoff (2)

Playoff Game 3: Predators 4, Ducks 3

Predators lead the series 2-1.

Quick Recap

Pekka Rinne made 13 saves off of only 16 shots to defeat the Anaheim Ducks and give the Preds a 2-1 series lead.

The Ducks without suspended lead scorer Bobby Ryan, and the Preds relying heavily on forward Mike Fisher acquired from Ottawa in the second half of the regular season.

Nashville started off the scoring with two goals in 40 seconds in the first. Anaheim would answer with two goals in 30 seconds late in the second after a momentum changing fight between Ryan Getzlaf and Mike Fisher.

The tie would be broken in the third, when although Anaheim outshot Nashville, the Preds would go up 3-2 on a wrist shot from David Legwand.

Anaheim answered a minute and a half later, but Fisher again had the last word giving the Preds their final lead and 10 minutes later, the win on home ice.

They meet again on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Scoring Summary

First Period:

NSH GOAL 15:00 PPG – Martin Erat (1): Wrist Shot – Assists: C. Franson (2) & J. Ward (1)

NSH GOAL 15:38 Jordin Tootoo (1): Wrist Shot – Assists: J. Smithson (1)

Second Period

ANA GOAL 18:10 PPG – Teemu Selanne (3): Wrist Shot – Assists: C. Perry (3)

ANA GOAL 18:40 Teemu Selanne (4): Wrist Shot – Assists: C. Perry (4)

Third Period

NSH GOAL 05:25 David Legwand (1): Wrist Shot – Assists: R. Suter (2) & M. Erat (2)

ANA GOAL 06:48 Matt Beleskey (1): Tip-In – Assists: S. Koivu (3)

NSH GOAL 10:21 Mike Fisher (3): Wrist Shot – Assists: S. Kostitsyn (3) & R. Suter (3)

3 Stars for the night

3rd Star: Teemu Selanne Anaheim (2 goals)
2nd Star: Henrik Sedin, Vancouver (2 assists)
1st Star: Mike Fisher, Nashville (GW goal)