With a chance to close out the series, the Binghamton Senators were routed 6-2 at home, with Robin Lehner allowing four goals in the first period and getting pulled. With the loss, Binghamton's record falls to 2-4 at home in the playoffs and now must win either game six or game seven, both being on the road. On the plus side, Binghamton has won their last five road playoff games and sport a 5-1 road record.
In the NHL playoffs, the top seeded Washington Capitals were pushed to the brink of elimination with a 4-3 loss in Tampa Bay. The Capitals are now down 3-0 in their series, and must win tonight to extend their season. The Vancouver Canucks, were extended to overtime again after another fluke Predators equaliser, but managed to pull it out in overtime as they won 3-2. The Canucks winning goal was however the result of a very bad penalty call.
Here are today's links, as always brought to you by mangoes, the official fruit of the Silver Nuggets.
General Sens News
- Daniel Alfredsson continues his rehab and a decision on a possible surgery has yet to be made. (Ian Mendes)
- Game recap from Binghamton's 6-2 loss last night. (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
- Jared Cowen is joining Binghamton and may play in game six. (Citizen)
- Here is a look at ten potential coaching candidates for Ottawa. (Hendricks Hockey)
- Nichols makes the case for Peter DeBoer as the next coach. (The 6th Sens)
More after the jump.
General Hockey News
- In a shocking turn of events, the Philadelphia Flyers are undisciplined. But the Boston power play also is not very good. (Yahoo!)
- The city of Glendale has paid the NHL $25 million to help cover part of the Phoenix Coyotes losses. (TSN)
- And here is a parody of Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" called "Blue and Green" by the lovable Canucks fans. (Yahoo!)
- Joe Thornton's solid play has forced the Red Wings to split up Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. (Yahoo!)