NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Friday Edition): Alexander Ovechkin threatened, Patrick Roy in Denver and more on the Coyotes

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Coach Claude Julien gave his players the day off with the hope that time away from the rink will help shake the Bruins from their two-game slide, writes Fluto Shinzawa.  Game 3 was a bad deal from the start, as evidenced by Bob Ryan’s notes and he […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Southeast Division,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on May 8, 2009

On the Beat: Bad blood in Wings/Ducks series, Boston sticking with same lineup and Nylander could dress for Caps

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: The Ducks aren’t happy with Tomas Holmstrom’s elbow on James Wisniewski.  After watching the first three games, it is plain to see that these teams do not like each other. Don’t expect any lineup changes for the Bruins tonight.  Changing the lineup after your first loss of […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Detroit Red Wings,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins,Washington Capitals on May 6, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Tuesday Edition): Crosby/Ovechkin living up the hype, no Brian Rafalski again for Game 3 and Randy Carlyle wants more from Bobby Ryan

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) The Bruins are at their best when they are not looking for the perfect play.  “We would just throw pucks at the net. We weren’t patient with it. We didn’t hold onto it. That’s a big key to our game,” said veteran […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Pittsburgh Penguins,Southeast Division,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on May 5, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Monday Edition): Chicago’s approach to scoring on Luongo, Wings hoping Getzlaf tires, Malkin says he will be better and McGuire interviewing with Wild

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Kevin Paul Dupont says the Bruins faced a far different Hurricanes team than they faced in Game 1.  Carolina was just the better team last night.  Even though they lost, the Bruins did catch a break at the end of the second […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Pittsburgh Penguins,Southeast Division,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on May 4, 2009

Eastern Conference Semifinal Score: Canes/Bruins

    FINAL T   Carolina  3   Boston  0  Game Preview Game Scoresheet Team Game Threads: Canes Country Stanley Cup of Chowder Game Recap My apologies for forgetting about Staal’s empty net goal.  I guess I was so shocked by the NHL missing Chad Larose’s goal with 3 seconds remaining in the 2nd that it slipped […]

Posted by David Minuk in Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Eastern Conference,Game Report,Northeast Division,Southeast Division,Teams on May 3, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Friday Edition): Canucks pull it out late, Jagr likes Edmonton, Phoenix’s troubles and Jeff Carter played with separated shoulder

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Kevin Paul Dupont predicts the Bruins win in six games.  Former Hurricanes defenseman Aaron Ward knows just how good some of the Carolina weapons are.  So far this season, Zdeno Chara has shutdown Eric Staal.  Here are the Canes that Bruins fans […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Chicago Blackhawks,Detroit Red Wings,NHL Morning Papers,Pittsburgh Penguins,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals on May 1, 2009

Boston Bruins – Carolina Hurricanes 2nd Round Playoff Preview

It is hard to believe that a series featuring the number one ranked team in the Eastern Conference will be completely overshadowed, but that is what happens when Crosby, Malkin and Ovechkin meet in the second round of the playoffs.  While there may be more drama between Pittsburgh and Washington, the hockey itself will probably […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Columns,Eastern Conference,Teams on April 29, 2009

On the Beat: Lamoriello wants Sutter back and MVP nominations are out

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Special teams play may decide the Wings/Ducks series.  It most certainly will.  I don’t see the Wings sustaining their tremendous first round power play success, but anything over 20% should spell trouble for the penalty taking Ducks. Here was the lineup at Bruins practice today. Nothing new […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Detroit Red Wings,New Jersey Devils,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins on April 29, 2009