Conference Semifinals: 2 Game Sevens–Wings/Ducks, Canes/Bruins–Spontaneous Liveblog

Random streams of consciousness (by Drew): Two game sevens at the same time–God bless the NHL If you are in the United States, but not in the home television market of one of the four teams playing tonight, and you want to watch both games, get the cheque book out because it will cost you […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Nightly Scores,Northeast Division,Pacific Division,Southeast Division,Teams,Western Conference on May 14, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Thursday Edition): Caps have nothing but praise for Varlamov, Sidney Crosby is the hero, again, Where is Pavel Datsyuk?, Patrick Kane understands Savard firing, Radulov back to Nashville, Mike Keenan on the hot seat in Calgary?,

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Bruins attempt to finish the rally tonight.  Net worth in game 7 as goalie‘s are key factors to winning the series.  Claude Julien reiterated yesterday that Marc Savard will be able to play in Game 7 tonight.  As last night’s Illegal Curve […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Edmonton Oilers,Montreal Canadiens,Nashville Predators,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Rumors,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,Teams,Toronto Maple Leafs,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on May 14, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Wednesday Edition): Canucks fans getting on Roberto Luongo, Pavel Datsyuk’s struggles continue and Marc Savard is expected to play in Game 7

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) The Bruins performance last night allows for fans to see one of the great events in sports, a seventh game at the Boston Garden.  Marc Savard left yesterday’s game as a precautionary measure, but is expected to suit up for Game 7.  […]

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 13, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Tuesday Edition): Willie Mitchell motivated Patrick Kane, Brian Rafalski a game-time decision and Crosby/Ovechkin set for seventh game

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Aaron Ward is questionable for tonight’s game.  The Bruins are hoping that Blake Wheeler can learn a lot from watching the game up in the press box.  If the Bruins want to win, they will need another monster game from Zdeno Chara.  […]

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 12, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Monday Edition): Claude Julien unhappy with cheap shots, Teemu Selanne unhappy with his team’s play and Alex Burrows says there will be a seventh game

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) “I don’t know that they keep time of possession stats, but if they do, you’ll definitely see a major difference between tonight’s game and the previous three games,” said Bruins netminder Tim Thomas after the Bruins’ impressive 4-0 home victory.  Boston gave […]

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 11, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Saturday Edition): Ovechkin’s hit on Gonchar, Bieksa will play in Game 5 and Staal getting the better of Chara

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6)  A tremendous Bruins season has come down to the need to win three straight games, writes Fluto Shinzawa.  Bob Ryan is wondering where Jussi Jokinen has come from?  “Our team has picked the worst time of year to play their worst hockey,” […]

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 9, 2009

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