Carey Price will start for Habs

Rod Smith just reported on TSN SporsCentre that Carey Price will start for Montreal in Game 3 tonight. He is the future in net, so Gainey is going to ride him and give him the experience he will need to improve and move forward. 

Posted by curve in Montreal Canadiens on April 20, 2009

On the Beat: Antoine Vermette promoted to top line, new lines in St. Louis and Tavares the third best prospect?

I’ve been away the past few days, but I’m back with the regular On the Beat and the Morning Papers tomorrow. For now, here’s what beat writers are saying this afternoon: Here is the lineup the Bruins expect to roll out for tonight’s game in Montreal.  Bitz, while not the player Lucic is, brings many […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Calgary Flames,Montreal Canadiens,New York Islanders,New York Rangers,On the Beat,San Jose Sharks,St.Louis Blues,Washington Capitals on April 20, 2009

Conference Quarterfinal Scores: Rangers/Capitals, Blue Jackets/Red Wings, Canadiens/Bruins, Flames/Blackhawks

Game Notes: Lundqvist with his 3rd career shutout.  Osgood picks up his 14th career shutout. Good news for the Wings, Hawks, Canucks, Bruins and Rangers as teams that take a 2-0 series lead end up winning 87% of the time.     FINAL T         FINAL T   NY Rangers 1     […]

Posted by David Minuk in Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Game Report,General NHL,Montreal Canadiens,New York Rangers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Southeast Division,Teams,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on April 18, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Saturday Edition): Penalties the difference in Pittsburgh, Langenbrunner injured and Pothier in for the Caps today

Here are the morning papers for Saturday the 18th of April: Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) Matt Hunwick got quite the welcoming to the NHL playoffs on Thursday.  Milan Lucic continues to prove he is made for prime time, writes Fluto Shinzawa.  Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton appears to have grown tired of […]

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 18, 2009

NHL Morning Papers (Friday Playoff Edition): Flyers need to be disciplined, the resurgence of Wade Redden and uncertainty in Capitals net

Here are the other half of the morning papers for Friday the 17th of April: Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) The Bruins blew a two-goal lead, but got a huge third period goal from Zdeno Chara and are off to a 1-0 series lead.  Now is the perfect time for the Bruins […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,Washington Capitals on April 17, 2009

Conference Quarterfinal Scores: Bruins/Canadiens, Red Wings/Blue Jackets, Blackhawks/Flames, Sharks/Ducks

 Game Notes: Red Wings open the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Joe for a record 17th straight season. Chris Osgood is the last goalie in the NHL to wear the old school mask. The Canadiens were a No. 8 seed in the 2004 playoffs (under Claude Julien) when they knocked out the top-seeded Bruins from the playoffs in […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,General NHL,Montreal Canadiens,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,San Jose Sharks,Teams,Western Conference on April 16, 2009

Afternoon Delight: Not Wild on Risebrough

Minnesota Wild GM Doug Risebrough will not return next season, TSN is reporting. Georges Laraque will not back down from comments he made yesterday about Bruins’ players. Check out Kevin Smith’s hilarious NHL blog. North American Central Scouting adds another facet to their organization. Two good articles from ESPN. First, Terry Frei talks about odds. […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Afternoon Delight,Boston Bruins,Minnesota Wild,Montreal Canadiens on April 16, 2009

Illegal Curve 2009 1st Round Playoff Predictions

This handy little chart (below) , beautifully (cough cough) formatted by yours truly, lists all of the Illegal Curve contributors predictions for the upcoming playoff run. A few interesting things to note about the predictions: 1) The New York Rangers might as well not bother to show up. Eight predictors, eight Washington victories predicted. 2) […]

Posted by Drew Mindell in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Features,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Season Previews,St.Louis Blues,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals on April 14, 2009