On the Beat: Carey Price to start, Penguins want white-out and Bruce Boudreau wants more from Mike Green

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: The Ducks let the Sharks get their confidence back last night.  Too many stupid penalties by Anaheim.  You’d think at some point the players would stop taking useless penalties to allow the dangerous Sharks power play countless opportunities.  Blake Wheeler has not been nominated for the Calder.  […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Washington Capitals on April 22, 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

Conference Quarterfinal Scores: Flyers/Penguins, Wings/Jackets, Blues/Canucks, Devils/Canes, Ducks/Sharks

 Game Notes: IC Trivia:  Which are the only two teams to come back from a 3-0 series deficit? For the 1st time in the 38 year history of the Canucks they’ve swept a 7 game series. Paul Kariya is out for tonight’s game and Mats Sundin is a game time decision. Since moving to Raleigh, the Canes have […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Game Report,General NHL,New Jersey Devils,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference on April 21, 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

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: Flyers/Penguins, Blues/Canucks, Devils/Canes, Ducks/Sharks

    FINAL T         FINAL T   Pittsburgh  3          Vancouver  3   Philadelphia  6          St. Louis  2 Game Preview       Game Preview Game Scoresheet       Game Scoresheet Team Game Threads:  PensBurgh Broad Street Hockey       Team Game […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Eastern Conference,Game Report,General NHL,New Jersey Devils,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference on April 19, 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

Conference Quarterfinal Scores: Bruins/Canadiens, Red Wings/Blue Jackets, Blackhawks/Flames, Sharks/Ducks

 Game Notes: Red Wings open the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Joe for a record 17th straight season. Chris Osgood is the last goalie in the NHL to wear the old school mask. The Canadiens were a No. 8 seed in the 2004 playoffs (under Claude Julien) when they knocked out the top-seeded Bruins from the playoffs in […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,General NHL,Montreal Canadiens,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,San Jose Sharks,Teams,Western Conference on April 16, 2009