Washington’s Chances

When the Capitals were down 3-1, IC’s Ari Baum-Cohen explained that Washington’s chances were not in line with the meager 8.7% of teams that have been able to comeback from a 3-1 series deficit. Here was Ari’s Methodology: Washington’s % Chance to win the series = 1/(odds win G5 * odds win G6 * odds win G7) […]

Posted by curve in Columns,Frozen Assets,New York Rangers,Washington Capitals on April 28, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Tuesday Edition): Reaction out of Calgary and San Jose, Langenbrunner apparently had knee surgery after Game 2 and Tortorella continues to stir the pot with the NY media

Remaining First Round Matchups Washington Capitals (2) versus New York Rangers (7) Could Chris Clark return to the Capitals lineup tonight to replace the suspended Donald Brashear?  The Capitals have a chance to redeem last season’s Game 7 heartbreak versus Philadelphia tonight at the Verizon Center, writes Mike Wise.  Nothing like ESPN reporting that Mike Green […]

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,Minnesota Wild,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on April 28, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Monday Edition): Teemu Selanne dealing with his struggles, Eric Staal dominates Game 6 and the circus that has become the Capitals/Rangers series

Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) Did you know Mark Stuart and Shane Hnidy were only on the ice for one Montreal goal against in the entire first round?  For now, the Bruins are just watching the playoffs to see which team they will meet in Round 2. Jack Todd of the […]

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 27, 2009

Conference Quarterfinal Score: Rangers/Capitals

First game 7 of the Conference Quarterfinals as the Rangers cannot get it done against the Capitals.  Didn’t catch the entire game but Lundqvist looks tired, Varlamov has really stepped up and I think that the Caps have just too many weapons on offense.    FINAL T   Washington  5    NY Rangers 3 Game Preview […]

Posted by David Minuk in Atlantic Division,Eastern Conference,New York Rangers,Southeast Division,Teams,Washington Capitals on April 26, 2009

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