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Here to zero, Joel Ward of the Washington Capitals who scored a series winning goal against Boston in game seven, took a double-minor in the final minute of regulation. The Capitals, up 2-1 against the New York Rangers, lost the lead after Brad Richards netted the game tying goal to send the game into overtime. Overtime started, Ward still in the box, Marc Staal netted the game-winning goal to put the Rangers up 3-2 in the series and heading back to Washington for game 6.

Phoenix Coyotes have made it to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. Lead by Captain Shane Doan and a supporting cast consisting of brick-wall Mike Smith, the Coyotes defeated the Nashville Predators 2-1 in five games. The Predators never seemed to get going against the Coyotes, leaving many fans wondering what caused the wheels to fall off. The Coyotes advance to play against Pacific Division rival the Los Angeles Kings.


  1. Joel Ward should be benched for the remainder (albeit probably just one more game) for that absolutely STUPID penalty within seconds of winning the game. Braden Holtby deserves better than that goon move.

    Why is it that goalies are expected to keep their cool and focus during the game but a player can make a butthead play like that and there is no backlash.

    Love the job that Holtby is doing!

  2. It will be interesting to see what Head Coach Dale Hunter will do. He is a back-to-basics guy who does punish poor decisions.

    As for Braden Holtby, much agreed, he has played amazing. I thought the Capitals had goalie issues, but after seeing him play, they should be fine for years to come.

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