Tonight in the NHL

Can Flyers win back-to-back games?

A month has passed since the Flyers won two games in a row.
They know that trend better end tonight or their playoff series with Buffalo will be just about over.
Not since back-to-back victories over the Rangers and Ottawa (March 22 and 25) have the Flyers been able to put together a winning streak.

Stars shoot to avoid sweep

Will the Dallas Stars become the first victim of the Stanley Cup playoffs?
The Colorado Avalanche have a chance to complete an upset sweep of the second-seeded Stars Friday when they host Game 4 of their best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final (10 p.m., EDT).
The odds of a comeback are certainly stacked against the Stars. Just two teams in NHL history have rebounded to win a series after trailing 3-0 and none since 1975.

Koivu’s eye injury puts game on hold

Mark Recchi was prowling the corridors of the Bell Centre before his Carolina Hurricanes took the ice for their practice yesterday afternoon, restless and visibly upset.
“I didn’t get too much sleep [Wednesday] night,” Recchi said, “all I could do was worry about Saku. All the guys here [in the Carolina room] feel the same way.”
In his concern for his longtime friend and former National Hockey League linemate, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu, Recchi only mirrored the concern of an entire city where Stanley Cup playoff fever has suddenly been dimmed by a serious injury to a player who has already suffered too much.

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