Jonathan Toews had three goals and an assist, Corey Crawford made 14 saves in relief of an ineffective Nikolai Khabibulin and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Ottawa Senators 6-5 on Tuesday night.
Jarome Iginla and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The NHL says Monday night’s game between the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins at TD Garden has been postponed in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews did not travel with the team to Ottawa Thursday and will miss Friday’s game against the Senators.
The Blackhawks announced Friday they have acquired a conditional seventh round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Rob Klinkhammer.
This makes it the second time in three seasons the Ottawa Senators failed to qualify for the playoffs. Coach Cory Clouston and two assistants were let go as a result, however general manager Bryan Murray’s contract was extended.
It was an electric night at the United Center as the Ottawa Senators scored a late third period goal forcing overtime and shoot out.