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Joe Sakic kept the Avalanche thinking they can be the third team to overcome a three games to none deficit.
Mark Messier's uncertainty has prevented his bosses from planning a farewell in the team's final home game.
It won't be surprising if Manual Legace starts in net for the Red Wings when the playoffs begin next week.
Many Penguins will be playing for their jobs as they try to make the best of their final 27 games.
Before Eric Lindrors returns from his latest concussion, he must seriously consider the long-term damages.
The Islanders travel to Carolina to face former head coach Peter Laviolette for the first time since he was fired.
Considering he plays behind a young and inexperienced defense, Roberto Luongo's play has been exceptional.
Miikka Kiprusoff is 11-3-2 with one shutout in 16 games since he was acquired in November from San Jose.
Martin Prusek's two performances were about as surprising as the Senators' poor start this season.
If Rick Nash keeps improving at his current pace he'll be great a lot sooner than anyone expected.
Bob Hartley's coaching performance must be considered one of the best in sports, never mind the NHL, in years.