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

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Tuesday Edition): Crosby/Ovechkin living up the hype, no Brian Rafalski again for Game 3 and Randy Carlyle wants more from Bobby Ryan

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) The Bruins are at their best when they are not looking for the perfect play.  “We would just throw pucks at the net. We weren’t patient with it. We didn’t hold onto it. That’s a big key to our game,” said veteran […]

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 5, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Monday Edition): Chicago’s approach to scoring on Luongo, Wings hoping Getzlaf tires, Malkin says he will be better and McGuire interviewing with Wild

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Kevin Paul Dupont says the Bruins faced a far different Hurricanes team than they faced in Game 1.  Carolina was just the better team last night.  Even though they lost, the Bruins did catch a break at the end of the second […]

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 4, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Friday Edition): Canucks pull it out late, Jagr likes Edmonton, Phoenix’s troubles and Jeff Carter played with separated shoulder

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Kevin Paul Dupont predicts the Bruins win in six games.  Former Hurricanes defenseman Aaron Ward knows just how good some of the Carolina weapons are.  So far this season, Zdeno Chara has shutdown Eric Staal.  Here are the Canes that Bruins fans […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Chicago Blackhawks,Detroit Red Wings,NHL Morning Papers,Pittsburgh Penguins,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals on May 1, 2009

Conference Semifinal Score: Canucks/Hawks

The 2nd Round starts tonight.  If you missed the previews for the series that we did here they are; Detroit/Anaheim Vancouver/Chicago Boston/Carolina Washington/Pittsburgh     FINAL T   Vancouver  5    Chicago  3  Game Preview Game Scoresheet Team Game Threads: Nucks Misconduct Second City Hockey Game Recap

Posted by David Minuk in Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Game Report,Northwest Division,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference on April 30, 2009

Vancouver Canucks – Chicago Blackhawks 2nd Round Playoff Preview

Editor’s note: Even-though this post is under my byline, please be aware that legendary Illegal Curve commentator Bob Roberts, has now become legendary Illegal Curve contributor Bob Roberts, as he has blessed us with his preview of the round two playoff series between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Vancouver Canucks. Without further adieu, take it […]

Posted by Drew Mindell in Chicago Blackhawks,Columns,Vancouver Canucks on April 30, 2009