Ex-Leafs In The Playoffs

Michael Langlois of Vintage Leaf Memories has put together a quick review of each former Leaf's performance so far in this season's playoffs. Here's a sample:

The Coyotes were gone in four against the Red Wings.  Ex-Leaf winger Lee Stempniak went pointless in the series, averaging about 12+ minutes a game.  He finished the series a minus 3.

We all remember he was on a roll when he joined the Coyotes and put up a lot of points in their playoff push last season.  While he certainly has contributed, he wasn’t a major point-producer this past season, though he did net 19 goals.
It was never rocket science figuring out that Lee Stempniak's post-Leafs goal-scoring tear was completely ridiculous and that he would never repeat such a thing again, but I'm still not tired of hearing so.

More links after the jump.

Context and the Canucks
Tyler Dellow with a great article dispelling the usual narratives assigned to playoff series. Highly recommended.

Sharks vs. Kings Scoring Chances
Derek Zona at the Copper & Blue gives us the rundown. This is proof that Quick actually played that great a game.

Green Has A Couple Screws Knocked Loose
Mike Green left yesterday's Game 5 after being struck in the head with a puck that literally knocked a pair of screws loose from his helmet. From NBC Sports.

Canada and U.S. women ready to go for gold
Donna Spencer at the Globe and Mail has the story.

NHL playoffs could have their own madness next year
League looks at possibility of staggering start times of games à la NCAA basketball tournament.

Hawks edge Canucks to force Game 7
This was a great game. You should definitely check out some highlights as well as the recap. From Matthew Sekeres at the Globe.

Predators eradicate Ducks from playoffs
Nick Spaling’s two goals helps Nashville end Anaheim’s season. From the AP at the Globe.

Flyers dump Sabres to avoid elimination
Ville Leino’s goal just 4:33 into overtime gives Philadelphia 5-4 road win in Buffalo. From James Mirtle.

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