Conference Quarterfinal Scores: Canadiens/Bruins, Rangers/Capitals, Flames/Blackhawks

After 13 hours of driving (Lansing, MI to Fargo, N.D.) I apologize for not having the game threads up before tonight’s games.       FINAL T         FINAL T   Boston  4          Washington  1    Montreal  1          NY Rangers  2  Game Preview       Game […]

Posted by David Minuk in Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Eastern Conference,Game Report,General NHL,Montreal Canadiens,New York Rangers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Southeast Division,Teams,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on April 23, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Wednesday Edition): Flames/Hawks trash talking continues, Ducks have to stop taking penalties and Canucks get short break

Western Conference San Jose Sharks (1) versus Anaheim Ducks (8) Last night, the Sharks came out to play when they had to most, writes Mark Purdy.  Everything they set out to accomplish in Game 3, they did just that. Torrey Mitchell returned to the San Jose lineup last night for the first time all season. “It’s […]

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 22, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Tuesday Edition): Don’t expect Sundin tonight, first playoff game in Columbus and Moen not speaking with former teammates during series

Western Conference San Jose Sharks (1) versus Anaheim Ducks (8) For a team that cannot score any goals on the ice, at least the Sharks are doing well when it comes to television ratings.  San Jose just has to continue sticking with the process and ramp up their intensity a little bit more, says GM […]

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 21, 2009

Conference Quarterfinal Scores: Canadiens/Bruins, Rangers/Capitals, Flames/Blackhawks

Be sure to check out the Team Game Threads so you can chat with other fans of your favorite teams while the games on.  Lots of good comments and good local color.   And you thought Ovechkin was only good as a forward.  Check out that ability to get back.     FINAL T         […]

Posted by David Minuk in Atlantic Division,Buffalo Sabres,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Eastern Conference,Game Report,General NHL,Montreal Canadiens,New York Rangers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Southeast Division,Teams,Washington Capitals,Western Conference 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): Hitchcock claims Wings cheat on face-offs, Flames need Iginla to step it up and Andy Murray unhappy with Canucks

Here are the morning papers for Saturday the 18th of April: Western Conference San Jose Sharks (1) versus Anaheim Ducks (8) Interestingly, Joe Thornton and Ducks netminder Jonas Hiller are good friends.  The Sharks’ veterans are doing their best to keep the team’s young players from getting down on themselves.  Tim Kawakami says Joe Thornton […]

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 18, 2009

NHL Morning Papers (Friday Playoff Edition): Flames angry at no-call, Osgood proves critics wrong and Sharks lose home-ice

Here are the NHL Morning Papers for Friday the 17th of April: Western Conference San Jose Sharks (1) versus Anaheim Ducks (8) The Sharks’ power play cost them on Thursday going 0-for-6.  Only nine of San Jose’s 35 shots were recorded within six feet of the crease.  The pressure is squarely on the Sharks’ shoulders […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Calgary Flames,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,NHL Morning Papers,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference on April 17, 2009