NHL News and Notes May - 15

NHL News and Notes May - 15

Ducks' Kunitz out for rest of playoffs
May 14, 2007
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Left wing Chris Kunitz of the Anaheim Ducks will undergo surgery Tuesday on his broken right hand and is expected to miss the rest of the postseason.

Kunitz broke a bone late in the opening game of the Western Conference finals on Friday at Detroit, won by the Red Wings. He didn't play Sunday, and Dustin Penner and Todd Marchant helped fill his spot in the Ducks' series-tying overtime victory.

The best-of-seven series shifts to Anaheim for games on Tuesday and Thursday.

Kunitz had a goal and five assists in the Ducks' first 11 playoff games this year. He had 25 goals and 35 assists during the regular season, his second full NHL campaign.

The Ducks claimed him on waivers from Atlanta on Oct. 18, 2005. Anaheim originally signed him as a free agent on April 1, 2003.

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Hockey Today - May 15
Tue, May 15, 2007
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Detroit at Anaheim (9 p.m. EDT). The Ducks return home after tying the Western Conference finals at a game apiece with a 4-3 overtime win Sunday night.

STAR

Monday

- Daniel Alfredsson, Senators, scored his playoff-leading ninth goal as Ottawa moved within one win of their first Stanley Cup finals with a 1-0 victory over Buffalo.

SHUTOUTS

Ray Emery stopped just 15 shots for his third shutout this postseason, improving to a playoff-best 11-2 as Ottawa won its franchise-record sixth straight playoff game Monday night, 1-0 over Buffalo. The Senators are just one win away from their first Stanley Cup finals.

BLANKED

Buffalo''s 1-0 loss to Ottawa on Monday night was the first time the Sabres were shut out since a 4-0 loss to Carolina in Game 4 of last year''s East finals.

POWER OUTAGE

Buffalo is 0-for-18 on the power play in the first three games of its series with Ottawa following an 0-for-6 Monday night in a 1-0 loss. The Sabres, who had the league''s best regular-season record, are one defeat from elimination.

SIDELINED

Anaheim left wing Chris Kunitz will have surgery Tuesday on his broken right hand and is expected to miss the rest of the postseason. Kunitz, who broke a bone late in the opening game of the Western Conference finals Friday at Detroit, had a goal and five assists in the Ducks'' first 11 playoff games this year. He had 25 goals and 35 assists during the regular season.

SPEAKING

''They''ve done an unbelievable job blocking shots all series. It seems like there are layers and layers of Senators in front of the net.'''' - Buffalo''s Chris Drury after a 1-0 loss to Ottawa on Monday night left the Sabres one game away from elimination.

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