It’s the final week of the regular season. You are almost done with hearing about the Islanders several times a week!
New York Rangers 4, Carolina 1 – Marty St. Louis had 3 assists, which means the Rangers in the post season is pretty much all his fault
Columbus 4, Phoenix 3 (OT) – Something about this being a scrap for the final spots in the playoffs feels right.
Ottawa 4, New York Islanders 1 – Both of these squads fade into the offseason quietly, without drama.
Detroit 4, Buffalo 2 – Detroit with a crucial late season win over Buffalo. That”s a funny thing to say.
Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 0 – Just think, the only thing in the news in Toronto will be Rob Ford for the next 5 months, instead of just 3.
Philadelphia 5, Florida 2 – After their dreadful start, the fact that the Flyers are postseason bound is a minor miracle.
Washington 4, St. Louis 1 – Nicklas Backstrom also had 2 goals, on top of the various other headlines from this contest.
Minnesota 4, Boston 3 (SO)– The Wild are on the verge of clinching a spot in the playoffs as well. ASAS
Dallas 3, Nashville 2 (SO) – Meanwhile, the Stars are attempting to stave off the Coyotes for the last playoff spot in the west. ASAS
Colorado 4, Edmonton 1 – As it stands, the Avs will be playing the Blackhawks in the playoffs, which would be an excellent series.
Tweet of the Moment
#Pens Letang on return: It was a decision between myself & (Shero). Been chatting last few weeks. Really happy to have a chance to play
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 9, 2014
The news is just coming out, but Kris Letang, who suffered a stroke a few months ago, is back on the ice tonight for the Penguins. This is such excellent news, I can’t even think of anything snarky to say.