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

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

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