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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Afternoon jam: Can Price halt the slide?

By ESPN Stats & Information

Senators at Canadiens, 7 ET (Game 1)
* Carey Price (MTL): 2-0-1 with a 1.58 GAA vs Senators this season, but faded down the stretch. During the month of April, Price was 4-7-0 with a GAA of 3.49, easily his highest in any month this season
* Senators: 1 of just 2 teams in the Eastern Conference to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a losing record (10-11-3) away from home (Rangers are the other)
* Kyle Turris (OTT): led the team in goals (12) and points (29) during the regular season. The team-highs are the lowest of any team to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and among all teams, only the Predators had lower team leaders (12 goals, 28 points).
* Special teams key: Senators had the league's best penalty kill at 88.0 pct, while the Canadiens power play ranked fifth in the NHL at 20.7 pct

Rangers at Capitals, 7:30 ET (Game 1)
* 3rd straight year (and 4th of last 5) teams are meeting in Stanley Cup playoffs; Capitals won 2 of previous 3
* Rangers won 2 of 3 regular-season meetings with Capitals
* Coaching disparity: Adam Oates coaching 1st career postseason game, John Tortorella coaching 78th career postseason game

Kings at Blues, 9:30 ET (Blues lead 1-0)
* Blues: last time winning consecutive playoff games vs Kings: 1998
* Blues in Game 1: snapped 8-game losing streak vs LA dating back to last season (reg. season and postseason)
* Blues outshot Kings 42-29 in Game 1, including 36-19 in regulation

Red Wings at Ducks, 10 ET (Ducks lead 1-0)
* Ducks: looking for 1st back-to-back playoff wins since 2009
* Ducks: 2-4 on power play in Game 1 (led Western Conference in power-play pct during regular season)
* Red Wings: lost 6 of last 7 playoff games overall, dating back to 2011