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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Afternoon jam: Sens up against odds

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7 Senators at 2 Canadiens, 7 ET (Senators lead series 3-1)
* Canadiens: Won 5 of last 6 home meetings with Senators including playoffs
* Senators: Looking to win 1st playoff series since reaching Stanley Cup finals in 2006-07 season
* Canadiens: Haven't lost in quarterfinals of consecutive postseason appearances since 1995-96 & 1996-97
* Senators: Outscored Canadiens 10-0 in 3rd period & OT this series (3-0 in Game 4)

8 Islanders at 1 Penguins, 7 ET (Series tied 2-2)
* Tomas Vokoun (PIT): Expected to start in goal over Marc-Andre Fleury; Fleury has allowed 14 goals in last 3 games
* Sidney Crosby (PIT): At least 1 point in all 3 games played this series (DNP Game 1)
* Penguins: Eastern Conference-high 18 home wins during reg. season (T-2nd most in NHL)
* Islanders: Outscored Penguins 6-1 in 3rd period this series (3-1 in Game 4)

8 Wild at 1 Blackhawks, 9:30 ET (Blackhawks lead series 3-1)
* Blackhawks: Won 5 of last 6 games vs Wild including playoffs
* Wild: Lost 6 of last 7 playoff games
* Patrick Sharp (CHI): 2 multi-goal games in series (had none in 28 regular season games)
* Blackhawks: Looking to win playoff series for 1st time since winning Stanley Cup in 2010