The rest of the night on ice

0155 a.m. CDT

Some more bits and pieces, now that all is over and I can breathe:

...very nice effort from the Blues in a 5-4 overtime loss to San Jose. Bill Guerin, coming off a bad season in Dallas in which his contract was bought out, scored the game-tying goal with 5.6 seconds left.

St. Louis' streak of 25 postseason appearances ended last season when they finished in last place in the Central. How bad was it in the Gateway City? The Blues had 57 points -- 67 behind first-place Detroit.

New ownership, led by former New York Knicks and Madison Square Garden boss Dave Checketts, and new president John "Ohh-h-h-h-h, baby!" Davidson have to be somewhat pleased.

... your shots on goal by period, Atlanta, in a 3-2 shootout loss to Tampa Bay. Six. Two. Two. One. That's the last four digits of a Social Security number. Not gonna git'er done much with 11 shots in a game.

... very impressive, Marc-Andre Fleury. A 40-save shutout to beat hated cross-state Philadelphia is a nice way to introduce yourself to your new owner.

Games to keep an eye on for Friday include New Jersey vs. Carolina in a rematch of an Eastern Conference semifinal from last season. Also, Anson Carter, a 33-goal scorer for the Canucks last season, faces his former club for the first time when Columbus meets Roberto Luongo and Vancouver, which you can read about here

I may be making my first road trip of the season on Monday: Phoenix vs. Columbus.

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