Career playoff goals by the Boston Bruins' Mark Recchi, tops among active players heading into 2010 postseason play. The Senators duo of (injured) Alexei Kovalev and Daniel Alfredsson ranked 3-4 respectively with 44 and 43 goals.
Career playoff points by Detroit Red Wings' captain Nicklas Lidstrom, who scored a goal in their opening night loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, most among active players. Lidstrom was scheduled to play his 237th playoff game yesterday the only other active player above 200 is teammate Kris Draper, at 203.
Out of 30 tries, the number of times in the past 15 years that a No. 2 seed has defeated a No. 7 seed in the opening round. The Philadelphia Flyers threatened to become the 15th after recording an opening-night win over the New Jersey Devils; in the West, the 2-7 match-up is Chicago v. Nashville, the final series to get under way Friday night.