Saturday Night Scores

After 4 hours of baseball drafting its time to focus on hockey again.   Blackhawks Eager suspended for three games. Caps coach: Ovechkin celebration won’t happen again. Brad Richards breaks hand in return. Rangers chemistry far from uns-avery. Betteman: Ban on fighting ‘not going to happen’. No. 1 pick is not Isles priority. Elias clears […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Atlanta Thrashers,Atlantic Division,Buffalo Sabres,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Columbus Blue Jackets,Dallas Stars,Eastern Conference,Florida Panthers,Game Report,General NHL,Montreal Canadiens,New York Islanders,New York Rangers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Ottawa Senators,Pacific Division,Phoenix Coyotes,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,Tampa Bay Lightning,Teams,Toronto Maple Leafs,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on March 21, 2009

Friday Night Scores

  NHL awards show moves to Vegas.  St. Louis Blues say forward Keith Tkachuk is OK after injury scare. Martin Brodeur is closing in on another record. Hockey surviving, barely, on rebuilding Gulf Coast.     FINAL T         FINAL T   Minnesota  0          NY Islanders  4    […]

Posted by David Minuk in Atlanta Thrashers,Buffalo Sabres,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Detroit Red Wings,Edmonton Oilers,Game Report,General NHL,Los Angeles Kings,New Jersey Devils,New York Islanders,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Pittsburgh Penguins,Southeast Division,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Western Conference on March 20, 2009

OTB: More on the Sabres’ poor performance, the Blackhawks’ tumble and Brodeur gets night off

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: A look at who practiced on the Bruins power play today.  Certainly a team that doesn’t lack offensive depth. The Sabres are getting roasted in Buffalo.  Rightfully so. The Hurricanes aren’t expecting the Devils to have an emotional letdown tonight.  Even if they do have a letdown, […]

Posted by curve in Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Carolina Hurricanes,Chicago Blackhawks,Dallas Stars,Florida Panthers,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,On the Beat on March 18, 2009

Tuesday Night Scores

Tonight was the final game in the 3 game Red Wings mini-pack that I purchased with a buddy and tonight’s game was a doozy between the Red Wings and Flyers.  Prior to the game the Wings honoured Kirk Maltby for his 1000th game in the NHL (he played the game in February).  Interestingly tonight was Kris Draper’s […]

Posted by David Minuk in Atlanta Thrashers,Atlantic Division,Buffalo Sabres,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Edmonton Oilers,Florida Panthers,Game Report,General NHL,Minnesota Wild,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Ottawa Senators,Pacific Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Toronto Maple Leafs,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on March 18, 2009

OTB: Lots of rosters notes for tonight’s important games

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Here’s how the Bruins lined up at practice today.  They need to get back to their defensive ways.  The Bruins looked out of sorts against Pittsburgh on the weekend. Mikael Tellqvist starts tonight for the Sabres.  Surprised it took this long for him to get his first […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlanta Thrashers,Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Carolina Hurricanes,Columbus Blue Jackets,Florida Panthers,Minnesota Wild,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins,Washington Capitals on March 17, 2009

OTB: Tortorella already has problems with Zherdev, Halak starts tomorrow and Arnott appears to have concussion

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: The Bruins lines from practice today.  Will the Bruins be able to carry some momentum after defeating Ottawa? The Sabres feel good about themselves heading into tomorrow’s game versus Atlanta.  If you are a serious playoff contender, you have to beat Atlanta at home. Martin Havlat is slated to […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlanta Thrashers,Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Montreal Canadiens,Nashville Predators,New York Rangers,On the Beat on March 13, 2009

OTB: Steve Mason questionable and Brent Sutter comments on rumors

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: The Ducks’ newest players are really starting to settle in.  People expect immediate results but transition periods take time; especially for players who have never been traded. After some injury concern, the Bruins say that both David Krejci and Phil Kessel will suit up tonight.  Obviously great […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,New Jersey Devils,On the Beat,Washington Capitals on March 12, 2009

Tuesday Night Scores

Had the opportunity to take in tonight’s Red Wings vs. Coyotes game.  Not surprisingly the Wings are certainly a different team without Hossa.  It was nice to see Holmstrom back in the line up.  Shane Doan loves to chat.  At the end of a period or a play he can usually be seen chatting up the refs.  […]

Posted by David Minuk in Atlanta Thrashers,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Colorado Avalanche,Columbus Blue Jackets,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Florida Panthers,Game Report,General NHL,Minnesota Wild,Montreal Canadiens,Nashville Predators,New Jersey Devils,New York Islanders,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Toronto Maple Leafs,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on March 11, 2009