Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Avs Get Dominated in Game 2, Forsberg DNP, Theodore Pulled, McLeod Throws Octopus, Hannan Out, Wolski Done

When Johan Franzen scores a hat trick and Ian Laperriere scores your only goal, you know you had an off-night. Sadly, this wasn't the time to do it.
The Avs were completely dominated, dropping Game 2 by a score of 5-1.
Endless trips to the penalty box (six straight minors in the second period) lead to two Detroit power play goals. Theodore was pulled for the second game in a row after the fourth goal in the second period and the Wings outshot the Avs 40-20 (including 22-6 in the second).
Key Fact: In relief, Peter Budaj faced twenty shots. That's the same number Chris Osgood faced in the entire game.
Injury Notes
Peter Forsberg did not play for the second game in a row. He is probable for Game 3.
Wojtek Wolski is out for the series with an upper-body injury.
Scott Hannan did not play and is questionable for Game 3.
Cody McCormick, Jaroslav Hlinka, and Jeff Finger all made their playoff debuts in Game 2.
Three Stars of the Game
1. Jeff Finger (The only defenseman to be a +1, logged 19 minutes)
2. Ian Laperriere (He hustled all game and didn't take a penalty)
3. N/A
Next Up
The Avs play a must-win Game 3 TONIGHT in Denver. Game time is 10:00 PM EST.
Around The Playoffs
(2) San Jose vs (5) Dallas
Last Game: 5-2 Stars (4/27)
Next Game: Tonight, 7:30 PM EST
Dallas Leads Series 2-0
(1) Montreal vs (6) Philadelphia
Last Game: 3-2 Flyers (4/28)
Next Game: 4/30, 7 PM EST, VERSUS
Philadelphia Leads Series 2-1
(2) Pittsburgh vs (5) New York
Last Game: 2-0 Penguins (4/27)
Next Game: Tonight, 7 PM EST, VERSUS
Pittsburgh Leads Series 2-0
Try To Watch
The Sharks need to win tonight in order to avoid a 3-0 deficit in their series. Dallas has look unbeatable this postseason and the Sharks will be giving them their best this evening.
Video Fix
Cody McLeod has established himself as a pest. Here he is throwing the Detroit octopus back into the stands during the National Anthem.

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