NHL play-offs: week in review

Sidney Crosby led all scorers in the first round of the play-offs with 14 points, including five goals.

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Crosby shines with 14 points Sidney Crosby led all scorers in the first round of the play-offs with 14 points, including five goals. Seven goals for Samuelsson Vancouver's Mikael Samuelsson led all goal-scorers in the first round with seven, and was promoted to the Canucks' top line with the talented Sedin twins, Henrik and Daniel.

Halak nearly perfect Montreal goaltender Jaroslav Halak, below, stopped an astounding 131 of 134 shots in the final three games of the Canadiens-Capitals series. Not surprisingly, the Habs won all three games. Sharks outscore Avalanche After falling behind 2-1 against No 8-seeded Colorado, the San Jose Sharks outscored the Avalanche 12-3 in winning the next three contests.

Chicago opens with loss Chicago was the only home team to open Round 2 with a loss, falling decisively to visiting Vancouver by a 5-1 score. Crosby goes to Montreal Montreal hosts Pittsburgh in Game 3 of the second- round series tomorrow, marking Crosby's first play- off game in the Canadiens' home city.

Plenty of games Unless there is a series sweep, there are two games on tap each and every night - no more and no less - every day until Sunday, when the lone contest is Game 5 between Chicago and Vancouver. Bruins make rare visit The Flyers welcome the Bruins to Philadelphia for a play-off game for the first time in 32 years on Wednesday.