Cross Checks: Radek Dvorak

Morning jam: Ducks hot on Hawks' heels

April, 9, 2013
Ducks 2, Oilers 1
* Radek Dvorak (ANA): 2 goals (3); 20th career multi-goal game
* Ducks: 4-1-0 in last 5 games
* Ducks: 3 points behind CHI for top spot in Western Conference
* Oilers: 3rd straight loss

Canucks 2, Coyotes 0
* Cory Schneider (VAN): 19 saves; 5th shutout of season (ties for NHL lead in that category)
* Ryan Kesler (VAN): goal (2) in 1st period; playing in 1st game since Feb. 26 (missed previous 19 games due to broken bone in foot)
* Canucks: on 3-game winning streak; increase lead in Northwest Division to 4 points over 2nd-place Minnesota
* Coyotes: 3-game winning streak ends; remain 3 points out of final playoff spot in Western Conference

Bruins 6, Hurricanes 2
* Brad Marchand (BOS): 2 goals (15, 16); he had 2 goals in his previous 17 games
* Bruins: have won 9 straight home games (8-0-1); allowed 15 goals in those 9 games
* Hurricanes: have lost 5 straight games, allowing more than 4+ goals in each game
FROM ELIAS: Tuukka Rask made 40 saves for the second time in five days when he backstopped the Bruins to a 6-2 win over the Hurricanes. Rask, who posted a 40-save, 1-0 shutout against the Devils last Thursday, has a 6-1-0 record in seven career games in which he's faced 40 or more shots on goal. Rask has won his last five such games while allowing a total of four goals.

Maple Leafs 4, Rangers 3
* Rangers: have their 4-game winning streak in Toronto snapped
* Maple Leafs: 5-1 in last 6 games
* James Reimer (TOR): 12-2-4 in last 18 games in goal
* Phil Kessel: 2 goals; snaps 9-game goal-less streak
* Henrik Lundqvist: 4 goals allowed matches season high