Tuesday was a banner day for four former Tri-City Americans.
First, Daymond Langkow (Calgary Flames) was named one of the three finalists for the Masterton Trophy. The award honors “perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” More than a year after a puck hit his spine and fractured a vertebra, Langkow returned to play April 1.
Langkow played for the Americans from 1992-96.
Tuesday night, Carey Price (Tri-City 2003-07) had 31 saves to back the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins to force Game 7 on Wednesday.
Enjoying the win with Price was forward Scott Gomez (Tri-City 1997-99).
Finally, for Ams goalie Brian Boucher (1994-97) had 26 saves to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres in Game 7. The Flyers move on to the next round.
The Flyers were the first team in 23 years to win a series using three starting goalies, yet Boucher got all four wins for the Flyers, coming off the bench for half of them.