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Happy Easter On This Glorious Day
He has risen. Follow in His footsteps and you will be at peace.
Enjoy this wondrous day with family and friends.
So the Blue Jackets won a playoff game…
"For serious," Columbus defeated Pittsburgh 4-3 in double overtime, tying the teams' first-round series at one--and the Blue Jackets rallied from a 3-1 deficit en route to their first playoff win:
Matt Calvert had 2 goals, David Savard ha...
Don Cherry dekes, dangles and sprints past spears on Coach’s Corner
The CBC's Don Cherry had a very selective memory on Saturday evening. He lamented Brandon Dubinsky's ability to attack Sidney Crosby at will in Game 1 of the Penguins-Blue Jackets series, he mocked Duncan Keith for jabbing at the Blues' stars--sug...
Video- Brent Seabrook Hit On David Backes
Brent Seabrook received 5 for charging and a game, David Backes went to the dressing room.
The Blues scored on the pp late in the 3rd and the game is now headed to OT.
added 7:11pm, below, watch the ...
Umberger Returns, Blue Jackets Look For Franchises First Playoff Win
The latest from Rick Gethin at Fox Sports Ohio regarding the Columbus Blue Jackets:
Ahead of Game 2, RJ Umberger is making his return to the lineup after being out with injury. Although he has been to the playoffs before, this is a big game f...
Open Post- Three Games Today On The Stanley Cup Playoffs Schedule
Enjoy the games today and if you are traveling over this Easter weekend, please be safe.
Fell free to discuss the games in the comment section.
Milan Lucic Fined $5K For Spearing Incident
NEW YORK (April 19, 2014) – Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser during Game 1 of the teams’ First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in Boston on Friday, April...
It Is About Race
from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,
As the Winnipeg Jets’ season wound down, a controversy involving one of their players flared up. Interim coach Paul Maurice made star winger Evander Kane a healthy scratch for a game in Toronto &nda...
NHL Short Notes
DATSYUK, HOWARD PROPEL RED WINGS PAST BRUINS
Pavel Datsyuk scored the lone goal with 3:01 remaining in regulation and Jimmy Howard (25 saves) recorded his third career playoff shutout to lift the Red Wings to a 1-0 series lead over the Bruins.
Here We Go Again: NHL Playoff Emotions Getting The Best Of Us
Spring is a wonderful time of renewal. The snow melts away (and with record breaking snowfall locally it is much welcomed) the green growth and flowers appear. By green growth of course the playoff rookies that are making a difference and the annu...
"I'm pretty confident in this group right now. Every time it looked like we were going on a slide, these guys found a way to rebound."
-Jon Cooper after the Tampa Bay Lightning went down 0-2 to the Montreal Canadiens. More on the Lightnin...
Lucic spears DeKeyser, Perry spears Benn, Daley sits on Perry, Yahtzee
I guess the NHL's annual start-of-the-playoffs crackdown on horizontal stick fouls only counts regarding obstruction and interference, not spearing, stick-swinging or otherwise using one's stick as an instrument of torture.
As noted in the Wings...
Rangers Need “Killer Instinct” For Their Next Game Against The Flyers
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
So now Flyers coach Craig Berube is going to have his team revert to its season-long style of carrying the puck into the Rangers’ zone after Thursday’s misguided game plan that featured chip...
Video- Inside Hockey - A Look At Thomas Vanek And His Linemates
Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada with a look at Thomas Vanek and the adjustments his linemates have made to play with him.
Open Post- Day 3, First Round Of The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
Wedsnesday was good, Thursday was even better, what will tonight bring?
Joel Quenneville Fined $25K
NEW YORK (April 18, 2014) -- The National Hockey League has fined Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoff First Round series against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday,...
Money Talk In Ottawa
from James Gordon of Senators Extra,
Suppose I walk into a Honda dealership looking for a new car, and my friend asks me, “Why don’t you drive a Maserati?”
The response would be pretty simple: “I can’t afford...
All Those Goals
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
So were you like me, watching the first two nights of the NHL playoffs on television and thinking you’d stepped into a time machine?
Suddenly, it was 1986, all over again. Wayne and the bo...
Steve Mason May Play Game 2 For The Flyers
from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly,
Mason went through a practice at Chelsea Piers and said he felt good and wasn’t hampered in any kind of movement on the ice.
He last practiced Tuesday and will have a full practice with teammates Satu...
NHL Short Notes
* There have been three overtime games in the first seven contests of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In 2013, there were 27 overtime games (in 86 total games played, 31.4%), including a record 17 in 47 first-round contests (36.2%). Eac...
The Goalie Reviews Are In From Last Night
Every night of the Stanley Cup playoffs, TSN hockey analyst and former NHL goaltender Jamie McLennan breaks down each goalie's performance.
Jamie's number grades given are out of five, with five being the best mark.
Ray Emery, Philadelphia...
Video- Boston Bruins, Calm Before The Storm
Blackhawks Lose, But
from Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times,
The Hawks are the more talented team and the team that should win this series.
Will they? I don’t know. It’s very possible that the puck won’t bounce their way, as the clich&...
Video- Darryl Sutter Post-Game
You sort of get the feeling Sutter did not want to be at this post-game press conference.
The Sharks had a 5-0 lead after 2 peiods, Quick was pulled to start the 3rd period and then the Kings scored 3 goals to make it a game but did lose 6-3.
Videos- Your OT Goals From Last Night
First, Alex Steen with a goal early in triple OT...
Then below, some magic from Paul Stastny...