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

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Tuesday Edition): Reaction out of Calgary and San Jose, Langenbrunner apparently had knee surgery after Game 2 and Tortorella continues to stir the pot with the NY media

Remaining First Round Matchups Washington Capitals (2) versus New York Rangers (7) Could Chris Clark return to the Capitals lineup tonight to replace the suspended Donald Brashear?  The Capitals have a chance to redeem last season’s Game 7 heartbreak versus Philadelphia tonight at the Verizon Center, writes Mike Wise.  Nothing like ESPN reporting that Mike Green […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Minnesota Wild,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on April 28, 2009

Conference Quarterfinal Scores: Flames/Blackhawks, Sharks/Ducks

Congrats to the Hawks who advance to the 2nd round for the first time in 13 years.  I only watched the 3rd period of the Sharks/Ducks game so I cannot give out 3 stars tonight.     FINAL T         Final T Chicago 4        San Jose 1  Calgary 1    […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Game Report,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,San Jose Sharks,Teams,Western Conference on April 27, 2009

No Dion Phaneuf tonight for Flames

From TSN: The Chicago Blackhawks will get a shot at winning their first playoff series in 13 years tonight when they visit the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome for Game 6 of the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals. Read the whole article here. Big news out of Calgary.  The Dion is relied on in every facet […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Calgary Flames on April 27, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Monday Edition): Teemu Selanne dealing with his struggles, Eric Staal dominates Game 6 and the circus that has become the Capitals/Rangers series

Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) Did you know Mark Stuart and Shane Hnidy were only on the ice for one Montreal goal against in the entire first round?  For now, the Bruins are just watching the playoffs to see which team they will meet in Round 2. Jack Todd of the […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on April 27, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Sunday Edition): Keenan takes blame for loss, Sharks first line back together and Sundin has productive practice

Western Conference San Jose Sharks (1) versus Anaheim Ducks (8) The Sharks’ top line all scored one time, as San Jose managed to stay alive by defeating the Ducks in overtime last night.  Marleau, Thornton and Setoguchi wanted to be reunited and coach McLellan granted their wish.  After yesterday’s performance, there is no doubt as […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,NHL Morning Papers,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,San Jose Sharks,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference on April 26, 2009

Conference Quarterfinals: Flames/Hawks, Ducks/Sharks

   FINAL T         FINAL T   Calgary  1          Anaheim 2  Chicago 5          San Jose 3  Game Preview       Game Preview Game Scoresheet       Game Scoresheet Team Game Threads: Matchsticks and Gasoline Second City Hockey       Team Game […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Game Report,General NHL,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,San Jose Sharks,Teams,Western Conference on April 25, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Saturday Edition): Rick Nash non-commital about future, Mats Sundin may not be ready for start of Round 2 and Hawks say Iginla seems more fired up

Western Conference San Jose Sharks (1) versus Anaheim Ducks (8) Rest assured, if the Sharks lose Game 5 tonight, the team will look a lot different come next season.  When asked about the Sharks’ playoff struggles this season, coach Todd McLellan had a very interesting answer.  Wasn’t this Sharks team put together to avoid this […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,San Jose Sharks,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference on April 25, 2009