It was the Ennis Show in Philadelphia as his overtime goal put the Sabres up 3-2 in their series with the Philadelphia Flyers after a 4-3 win on Friday night. Ennis opened the scoring 2:24 into the game and after the Flyers roared back to tie the game after being down 3-0, it was he who pounced on a Michael Leighton rebound for the win.
The Predators went all dramatic in Game 5 as Shea Weber tied the game with 35.3 seconds left in regulation and then Jerred Smithson needed just 1:57 of overtime to give Nashville a 4-3 win and take a 3-2 lead in their series with the Anaheim Ducks:
No. 3 Star: Shea Weber, Nashville Predators
Weber led all players in time on-ice with 28:51, was tied for second most shots in the game with six and was the reason the Predators were able to force overtime:
Honorable mention: Ryan Miller stopped 36 Philadelphia shots, including four in overtime ... Jordin Tootoo and Nick Spaling each assisted on Nashville's first and last goals of the game ... Jason Blake scored twice in a losing effort ... Is this Bobby Ryan goal the goal of the playoffs or goal of the year?
Did you know? Before taking tonight's game against Anaheim, Nashville had never won three games in a playoff series in franchise history.
Dishonorable mention: Brian Boucher was pulled after allowing three goals on 11 shots in the first period. He was replaced by Leighton who was making his second appearance for the Flyers of the season ... Jason Pominville left the game in the first period after taking a skate blade to the leg ...
Conn Smythe Watch: 1. Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks; 2. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings; 3. Michal Neuvirth, Washington Capitals; 4. Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks; 5. Ryane Clowe, San Jose Sharks; 6. Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins; 7. Mike Fisher, Nashville Predators; 8 .Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres; 9. Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Ducks; 10. Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks.
- Nashville Predators
- Buffalo Sabres
- Anaheim Ducks
- Tyler Ennis
- Jerred Smithson
- Shea Weber