each had three points in one period during Anaheim's 5-1 rout of Vancouver in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. That tied a club record for points in a period. . . .
Calgary coach Jim Playfair didn't get a vote of confidence from GM Darryl Sutter this week during the Flames' end-of-season news conference. "I'm not going to say we had a great year, and I'm not going to say we had a bad year. I think it's OK," Sutter said. "The philosophy of this organization since I came here is OK is not OK." . . .
Look for the Flyers to re-sign goalie Antero Niittymaki. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said agent Larry Kelly is no longer looking to place his client in Europe but to re-sign him with the Flyers. . . .
Tampa Bay has cap problems (again) next season and might have to move Brad Richards. The Flyers won't bite on Richards, but would if it were Vinny Lecavalier (no way). . . .
Devils goalie Marty Brodeur gave up four goals in the first period of their series opening 5-3 loss against Ottawa. Last time he did that was April 28, 2001, in the third period of a 6-5 overtime win against Toronto. "It was a like a snowball for [Ottawa]," Brodeur said of this latest game. "They just kept on touching everything and putting it in the net." . . .