The GAME of the night
Ducks 3, Flames 2 (OT)
Series tied 2-2
“We knew we couldn't afford to lose this one. And the way we played the first two periods, we knew it would be a shame to lose it, especially after they came back early in the period.”
This is rather late going up, but that should at least make for some better quotes in here.
Rookie Ryan Getzlaf, who was so hot heading in the playoffs, finally got on the scoreboard here, giving Anaheim some much needed secondary scoring. The Ducks do have more depth up front than Calgary and that should be something that eventually shows up in the series.
Red Wings 4, Oilers 2
Series tied 2-2
"You know the type of game you're going to get — we talked about it — it's Marc Joannette and Warren, who I've had my issues with over the years.
"We had a game where we contributed to our own demise. It's the first time in this series we've done that. It was steered that way from the outset by the officials. We're disappointed by that but we'll probably get them again because they (NHL head-office officials) encourage that.
"I've had issues with (Joannette) forever. I don't know if it's personal on his part but it's unfortunate."
"There's no question (the Red Wings) wield the influence over the series. I'm not saying we didn't deserve a number of those penalties but there were a number that shouldn't have been called," said MacTavish. "We put the game in their hands. It was an egregious error on our part to put the game in the officials' hands."
(All of the above quotes come from Al Maki's story this afternoon.)
Sharks 5, Predators 4
San Jose leads series 3-1
“Chris would want the first and third (goals) back, but he gave us a chance to be in there.”
a strange compliment to his goaltender, Chris Mason
Senators 5, Lightning 2
Ottawa leads series 3-1
"We're tired of the 25-per-cent rule," Tortorella said. "We need an occasional goddamn save."
Asked whether Burke will get the nod for the fifth game in Ottawa tomorrow, he replied, "You're goddamn right."