Thursday night: Playoff points to watch

April, 21, 2011
4/21/11
4:50
PM ET

No. 3 Boston Bruins at No. 6 Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m. ET

  • Both teams have struggled on the power play this series. The Bruins have gone 0-for-11, and the Habs have gone 1-for-12.
  • Carey Price has now lost six straight home playoff decisions. His last win at home was April 24, 2008, against the Philadelphia Flyers.
  • No Boston player has more than one goal in the series.
  • Tim Thomas has won three straight playoff games in Montreal.

No. 8 Chicago Blackhawks at No. 1 Vancouver Canucks, 10 p.m. ET

  • The Blackhawks are trying to force a Game 6 for the first time after being down 3-0 in a series.
  • Daniel Sedin, who has four goals in the series, is one goal shy of tying his single-postseason career high.
  • Roberto Luongo, who was pulled in Game 4, is 2-0 in the postseason the game after he was pulled.
  • Chicago scored seven goals in Game 4 after scoring a combined five goals in the first three games of the season.
  • The Canucks last won a series against the Blackhawks in 1982.

No. 2 San Jose Sharks at No. 7 Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m. ET

  • The Sharks came back from a 4-0 deficit to win Game 3, tying the second-largest single-game comeback in NHL history.
  • If San Jose wins tonight, it has never blown a 3-1 series lead.
  • Kings star Drew Doughty had four points and was plus-2 in Game 2 and had no points and was minus-3 in Game 3.
  • Logan Couture has scored six career postseason goals, all as technically a rookie, since he did not play enough games in the 2009-10 season to remove his rookie status this season.

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