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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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) […]