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

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

How good is Ryan Getzlaf?

Here is his playoff line so far: Games played: 8 Goals: 3 Assists: 10 Points: 13 (most points in the playoffs) Time-on-ice per game: 25:51 (most ice-time for a forward) Penalty minutes: 17 Well, for all the publicity Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin and Datsyuk get, has there been a better forward this playoffs than Ryan Getzlaf?  […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks on May 4, 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

Western Conference Semifinal Score: Ducks/Wings

    FINAL (3RD OT) T   Anaheim  4   Detroit  3  Game Preview Game Scoresheet Team Game Threads: Battle of California Winging it in Mowtown Game Recap What an amazing hockey game.  A few thoughts; 1)  Jonas Hiller has been sick 2)  Its very weird watching OT (let alone triple OT) hockey in the […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Central Division,Detroit Red Wings,Game Report,Pacific Division,Teams,Western Conference on May 3, 2009