Sunday, May 18
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (3 p.m. EDT). The Penguins are one win from playing for the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1992 when they try to close out the Flyers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
For the second time in the playoffs, Pittsburgh will have the home-ice advantage in eliminating an opponent when they face Philadelphia in Game 5 on the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday. The Penguins own an 11-2 record in the playoffs, including a 7-0 mark at home and have won 15 straight at Mellon Arena. After taking a 3-0 lead over the New York Rangers in the second round, Pittsburgh was beaten in Game 4 before it wrapped up that series at home in its next chance.
WINLESS IN DETROIT
Nobody wants to keep Dallas alive in the Western Conference finals more than Stars goalie Marty Turco. Turco, who starred at Michigan and played at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena in college, is 0-9-2 in 11 NHL decisions in Detroit, including 4-1 and 2-1 losses in the first two games of this playoff series against the Red Wings.
Florida reached an agreement with Jacques Martin on Friday to remain with the Panthers as general manager through the 2011-12 season. Martin, who said the two jobs were too much for one person, was stripped of his duties as head coach last month, but said he would stay on as general manager. Martin became coach in 2004 and took over as general manager in 2006, replacing Mike Keenan.