NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Sunday Edition): Jeff Carter blames himself, John Tortorella gets suspended and Jamie Langenbrunner expected to play tonight

Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe tells us that David Krejci is for real. Some people believe Marc Savard was basically Joe Thornton’s replacement in Boston, and he is sure demonstrating who the better player is this post-season.  In injury news, Patrice Bergeron’s foot is still […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Eastern Conference,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,Southeast Division,Teams,Washington Capitals on April 26, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Saturday Edition): Eric Staal needs to step up, John Tortorella could be suspended and Saku Koivu’s future with Montreal

Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) The Bruins have no problems with waiting until late next week to start Round 2.  “You have to take the positive out of it. It gives us an opportunity to rest and we’re actually a pretty healthy team right now,” said coach Claude Julien.  In Round […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Eastern Conference,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,Southeast Division,Teams,Washington Capitals on April 25, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Friday Edition): Ovechkin reads Capitals message boards, Sharks lay an egg and who will return to Montreal next season?

Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) After being so injured last playoffs, the Bruins realize just how important rest is during the playoffs.  This Boston team just has a quiet confidence about them.  Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has been nominated for the Norris Trophy. It appears the sale of the Montreal Canadiens this […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on April 24, 2009

Conference Quarterfinal Scores: Penguins/Flyers, Red Wings/Blue Jackets, Canes/Devils, Sharks/Ducks

    FINAL T         FINAL T   Pittsburgh  0          Detroit  6    Philadelphia  3          Columbus  5  Game Preview       Game Preview Game Scoresheet       Game Scoresheet Team Game Threads: Pensburgh Broad Street Hockey       Team Game Threads: […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Game Report,General NHL,New Jersey Devils,Pacific Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,Teams,Western Conference on April 23, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Thursday Edition): Price and Habs fans don’t like each other, Langenbrunner and Salvador unlikely for Game 5 and Henrik Lundqvist continues to be clutch

Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) “We got beat by a better team,” said Canadiens coach and GM Bob Gainey.  The Bruins conquered some of their demons yesterday night, writes Kevin Paul Dupont.  “It was definitely a good feeling to beat your old team here in Montreal and get the last one,” said […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Eastern Conference,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,Teams,Washington Capitals on April 23, 2009

On the Beat: Carey Price to start, Penguins want white-out and Bruce Boudreau wants more from Mike Green

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: The Ducks let the Sharks get their confidence back last night.  Too many stupid penalties by Anaheim.  You’d think at some point the players would stop taking useless penalties to allow the dangerous Sharks power play countless opportunities.  Blake Wheeler has not been nominated for the Calder.  […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Washington Capitals on April 22, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Wednesday Edition): Tortorella challenges his best players, Jeff Carter needs to get going and Martin Brodeur is furious

Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) The Bruins won’t be getting ahead of themselves like they did five years ago, writes Stephen Harris.  The Bruins definitely do not lack depth this playoffs.  They have so much depth that someone who does not deserve to sit will be in the press box tonight.  […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Eastern Conference,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,Southeast Division,Teams,Washington Capitals on April 22, 2009