1. Detroit vs 8. Edmonton
2. Dallas vs 7. Colorado
3. Calgary vs 6. Anaheim
4. Nashville vs 5. San Jose
Datsyuk isn’t ready yet
Pavel Datsyuk returned to the ice Monday morning for practice.
Datsyuk took pat in the morning skate, but didn’t play against the Stars on Monday night. He likely won’t see action tonight at Nashville, either.
Datsyuk, being somewhat more specific than “lower-body injury,” said his leg injury wasn’t yet healed.
“I can’t play with one leg,” said Datsyuk, who was skating for the first time since the injury occurred April 3. “I need a second leg, too.”
Injured Ottawa Senators goaltender Dominik Hasek remains doubtful for the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Hasek, 41, hasn’t played since Feb. 15, when he strained a muscle in his left groin six minutes into the Czech Republic’s 4-1 victory over Germany at the Torino Olympic Winter Games.
“I have to feel much better than I felt today,” Hasek told reporters following Monday’s practice at Scotiabank Place.
Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins set up two goals in a 25-second span Monday night to become the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season.
Rookie sensation Alex Ovechkin scored the tying goal and assisted on the go-ahead goal, leading Washington past Atlanta 6-4 Monday night and eliminating the Thrashers from playoff contention. Atlanta entered the day ninth in the Eastern Conference but with a chance to reach the postseason for the first time in franchise history if it could win its last two games and get some help.