NHL takeaways: Habs hand Cup hopes to rook, who steps up big
short side to tie the game in the second period. Montreal center Daniel Briere came within 29 seconds of from tying legends Guy LaFleur , Peter Forsberg and Jari Kurri for 11th all time with 14 playoff game-winning goals. Briere got to a loose puck and banked
NHL takeaways: Habs 'throw everything' at NY, and plenty sticks
New York leads, 3-2 Key stat: Rene Bourque netted the first hat trick by a Canadiens player in a conference final since Guy Lafleur on May 1, 1975 against the Buffalo Sabres. Montreal had not scored seven goals in a playoff game since defeating the Hartford
Caps' Ovechkin reaches 50-goal mark
Pavel Bure, Phil Esposito, Bobby Hull, Brett Hull and Steve Yzerman with five seasons of 50 or more goals. Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky accomplished that nine times, and Marcel Dionne, Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux did it six times.
Rangers players join St. Louis for mom's funeral
his mother's funeral outside Montreal. St. Louis' former Tampa Bay Lightning teammate Steven Stamkos and Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur also attended Sunday. His mother died suddenly three days before Mother's Day in the middle of the Rangers' series against