Capitals and Canadiens go to Game 6, other teams go home

4/25/10 in NHL   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

Eric Belanger reached into his bloody mouth and pulled out his own tooth during the first period of the Capitals' game against the Montreal Canadiens Friday.  He left the game, was tended to in the Locker Room, receiving what was loosely described as a "root canal" and returned in the second period.

And not only did he lose that one tooth, he lost seven more when Marc Andre Bergeron's stick caught him in the mouth.  Those 8 join the other 3 he lost a few years ago.  Belanger says he will return to the ice, 100%, to take on the Habs in game 6.  The Caps lost the game that night 2-1.

Other teams were eliminated in yesterday's match=ups, including the Ottawa Senators, who lost to the 2009 Champions, Pittsburgh Penguins.  The Sens led the game through two periods, but seemed to just run out of steam in the third.  The Pens tied it up and the game went into Overtime.  Not quite half way through the first OT period Pascal Dupuis scored the winner, sending the Ottawa Senators packing.

The San Jose Sharks struggled against the Colorado Avalanche throughout the whole series, leading many to believe they would not be able to get past the first round.  However, even though the Av's held the lead briefly in the third period, the Sharks' centre, Joe Pavelsi, put up a huge effort and the Sharks scored 4 in the third to eliminate the Av's.

 Chicago defeated the Nashville Predators in OT in game five and that series will also head to a sixth game. 

Today's matches have the Phoenix Coyotes trying to hold off the Detroit Red Wings, while the Vancouver Canucks try to eliminate the Los Angeles Kings.
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