- Mark Parrish topped off a dominating win with his first goal of the playoffs for the Minnesota Wild over the Anaheim Ducks, 4-1, at the Xcel Center. It was Captain Parrish's first playoff point since April 16, 2004 when the Islanders lost their first round series in Game 5 to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. With the win the Wild live to see another day avoiding a first round sweep. Anaheim leads the series 3-1.
- The Vancouver Canucks are barely scraping by to beat the Dallas Stars. On Tuesday they mustered just enough to pull out a 2-1 win in Dallas. After splitting their first two home games the Canucks have won the first 2 in Dallas to take a commanding 3 to 1 lead in the series. A lot of credit is due to the teams plentiful corps of FIs. Trevor Linden scored his first of the playoffs with 5:31 remaining in the third period to seal the win. The goal was his first postseason tally since April 22, 2003 ending a 17 game playoff goalless streak.
- Taylor Pyatt assisted on the game winner and Vancouver's first of the game for 2 points on the night. Pyatt now has a goal and 3 assists in the series.
- Bryan Smolinski received the primary assist on Vancouver's first goal. Smoke's play has picked up as of late. He has now tallied a goal and 2 assists in the 4 games thusfar.
- Roberto Luongo was hot in net yet again stopping 26 of 27 shots for his third win in four starts. His goals against has dropped to a jawdroppingly low 1.49 while his save percentage now stands at .950, currently best among starters in the postseason.
4 more games are scheduled for Wednesday. The Rangers can wrap up their series while the other 3 tilts can either be evened up or forcefully taken control of. Tune in for all the FI news.