NHL Morning Papers (Friday Playoff Edition): Flames angry at no-call, Osgood proves critics wrong and Sharks lose home-ice

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Calgary Flames,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,NHL Morning Papers,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference on April 17, 2009 — No Comments

Here are the NHL Morning Papers for Friday the 17th of April:

Western Conference

San Jose Sharks (1) versus Anaheim Ducks (8)

Detroit Red Wings (2) versus Columbus Blue Jackets (7)

Vancouver Canucks (3) versus St. Louis Blues (6)

  • Due to a donation from Save-On-Foods, the Canucks/Blues games in St. Louis will now be aired in high definition.  In terms of the actual series itself, Roberto Luongo is not fazed by the Blues’ attempts to get under his skin.  If you looking from information from the Canucks’ assistant coaches, that is not going to happen.  Vancouver is a very confident team at five-on-five.  Having Sami Salo in the lineup has been a great benefit for the Canucks.
  • Andy Murray was only happy with the performance of seven of his players in Game 1, so he is encouraged for Game 2.  Andy McDonald is claiming his snowing of Roberto Luongo was not intentional.  Patrick Berglund admits he did not play well on Wednesday.

Chicago Blackhawks (4) verses Calgary Flames (5)

The Eastern Conference playoff morning papers will be posted a little bit late today.