Western Conference Final Decided as East Plays On

PHILADELPHIA - FEBRUARY 22: Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes looks on against the Philadelphia Flyers on February 22 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Tonight marks Doan's 1,098th game with the franchise which ties him for the all-time games-played record. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Coyotes shutout the Nashville Predators 2-0 last night to clinch a spot in the Western Conference Finals against the LA Kings. While they were winning, Gary Bettman announced that former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison has been approved as a prospective owner for the club. The NHL and the city of Glendale will still have to work out a "management fee", but at it looks like the Goldwater Institute will need to find a new sticking point if they're going to try and block the sale. Travis Hair has a good writeup of the issue here.

Meanwhile in New York, the Caps lose a heart breaker 3-2 in overtime as Joel Ward took a double minor for high sticking with 22 seconds left to play. I'm extremely confused, as I thought NHL referees were under strict guidelines to be "blocked out of the play" when something like that happens. Rangers take a 3-2 series lead, as the Caps play Wednesday to stave off elimination.

The Flyers take on the Devils tonight at 7:30. Your links after the jump.


Brian Burke’s Plan Still Intact
And rolling forwards.

What Phil Kessel and the Leafs need up front

Brian Burke's plan isn't driving play.

20 thoughts

30 Thoughts isn't up yet, but enjoy these thoughts from VLM.


Greg Jamison gets NHL endorsement for Phoenix Coyotes ownership

The NHL has found a willing owner. Now, to face the city of Glendale. Via Puck Daddy.

Marc Staal's long road back to being a playoff hero

Mirtle looks at how the Rangers defenceman goes from LTIR to OTGW.

Giroux Suspended for Game 5

A one game suspension for his hit to the head of Zubrus.

Washington Capitals veteran Mike Knuble wants to do it this time for himself

Burnside with an interesting piece on Mike Knuble, who Brett Lebdad his way to two Stanley Cup rings.

Mike Gillis Staying In Vancouver

Gillis gets an extension over in Vancouver. Vigneault will probably be next.

Rangers - Avs to play Oct 6 game in Kansas City

As the NHL keeps poking the empty arena to see if it's alive.

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