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 […]

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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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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

On the Beat: Pyatt returns to Canucks, Habs and Lecavalier and Pierre McGuire mentioned as a possibility in Minnesota

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: As much as San Jose didn’t bring their “A” game last night, the Ducks most certainly did.  Just a great performance by the veteran group. Sergei Samsonov’s status for Game 6 has not yet been decided.  They could use him in Game 6, but I don’t see […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Minnesota Wild,Montreal Canadiens,On the Beat,San Jose Sharks,Tampa Bay Lightning,Toronto Maple Leafs on April 24, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Friday Edition): Ovechkin reads Capitals message boards, Sharks lay an egg and who will return to Montreal next season?

Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) After being so injured last playoffs, the Bruins realize just how important rest is during the playoffs.  This Boston team just has a quiet confidence about them.  Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has been nominated for the Norris Trophy. It appears the sale of the Montreal Canadiens this […]

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