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Playoff Hopes For The Los Angeles Kings Are Over
The Kings are now 9 points behind in the wild card race with 8 games to play.
from Helene Elliottt of the LA Times,
The Kings’ 3-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday night summed up their season in one flawed performance, perfec...
3/26/97 Is A Date Detroit Hockey Fans Will Never Forget
from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
Has it really been 20 years since the Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche ignited one of the best rivalries — or feuds — in professional sports with a game on March 26 that will likely live in inf...
Video- Logan Couture Injured In Sharks’ Sixth Straight Loss
from Kevin Kurz of CSN BayArea,
After taking a deflected puck to the face, Sharks center Logan Couture was taken to a local hospital in the Nashville area, coach Pete DeBoer said after the game.
There was no further information about how...
Video- Michael Haley’s Match Penalty For Attempting To Injure
via Adam Vingan of The Tennessean,
With about seven minutes remaining and the Predators leading by three goals, Jarnkrok received a minor penalty for boarding Haley, which incited a 10-man scrum. Haley sought out Jarnkrok and landed a left-ha...
The Lack Of Vision By The NHL
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
The NHL’s vision rarely extends past the 50 percent of revenue the league is guaranteed under the CBA, so it is no surprise neither the board nor commissioner can recognize the positive global byp...
NHL Short Notes
Home Team in Caps
Vancouver 4, MINNESOTA 2
COLUMBUS 1, Philadelphia 0
Calgary 3, ST. LOUIS 2 (OT)
BUFFALO 5, Toronto 2
MONTREAL 3, Ottawa 1
FLORIDA 7, Chicago 0
Carolina 3, NEW JERSEY 1
Boston 2, NY ISLANDERS 1
Video- Jaromir Jagr Out With A Lower-Body Injury
#FlaPanthers Jaromir Jagr (Lower Body) will not return to tonight's contest vs. Chicago.
— Florida Panthers PR (@FlaPanthersPR) March 26, 2017
Fixing The Colorado Avalanche
from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,
The planets must align for the Avalanche to become competitive — or more than that — next season. That means:
— Semyon Varlamov shows his hip surgery has rid him of his recurring groin...
Sidney Crosby The Topic For Saturday Hockey Talk
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
- Imagine if the opposite had occurred?
Imagine if it had been Sidney Crosby’s finger dangling, dripping blood, part of it crushed, the result of a slash, intentional or not?
Imagine the no...
Video- Bruce Boudreau After Another Loss Today
The Minnesota Wild with another loss today. They were down 4-0 and scored two late goals to make the score closer than it really was. The Wild are now 2-8-0 in their last 10 games.
Bruce Boudreau after the game...
Afternoon Line- Mike Babcock
“I don’t care when you peak or any of that stuff, I just want to get in the playoffs to give ourselves a chance.
“We’re playing better right now and finding a way to win games and that’s what we have to continue t...
Video- Jack Skille Injured After Hit By Charlie Coyle
Skille was in pain for a few minutes and needed help off the ice.
Looks like a left ankle injury to me.
Maintaining High Performance In Hockey
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,
Adam McQuaid plays best when he’s angry. When he feels a teammate has been slighted, McQuaid turns into the Hulk.
But as soon as the final buzzer sounds, McQuaid’s blood plummets from f...
The Final Wild Card In the Eastern Conference Is Wide Open
What team gets in?
Eastern Conference Playoff Race
(Games Ending 3/24) pic.twitter.com/1BMMdkQ7XA
— Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) March 25, 2017
A Double Standard Exists
from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,
Crosby's stick to the groin of Ryan O'Reilly was a social media sensation Tuesday night. It was spearing and went unpenalized. It happens a lot in the game undetected but the camera doesn't lie. In th...
Toronto vs. Buffalo
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
On the warm Buffalo evening last summer that Auston Matthews was selected first overall by the Maple Leafs in a boo-filled KeyBank Center, a small pocket of Toronto fans sitting in the stands proudly s...
Will The Real Montreal Canadiens Please Stand Up?
from Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette,
On Monday morning, the city was in a state of euphoria after the Canadiens swept that playoff-like home-and-home, weekend series against the Ottawa Senators to seemingly take firm command of first-p...
NHL Short Notes
NY Islanders 4, PITTSBURGH 3 (SO)
Tampa Bay 2, DETROIT 1 (OT)
DALLAS 6, San Jose 1
ANAHEIM 3, Winnipeg 1
EXTRA TIME VICTORIES FUEL WILD CARD RACE
The Islanders (35-26-12, 82 points) and Lightning (36-29-9, 81 p...
Video- You Make The Call - Islanders/Penguins
Dough Weight not a happy coach.
NHL Players On The Olympics
Do you want the NHL to participate in the Olympics? Why or why not?
Ben Bishop, Los Angeles Kings: "Yes, I think they should go to the Olympics. Fans and players get so excited for it. If we didn't go, it would be a big letdown...
Eugene Melnyk On Marc Methot Incident
via Bruce Garrioch tweets,
Melnyk says he is sure the Methot issue is being taken up with the league this AM on TSN 1200
"You hammer these guys, you take away their money, and you say you know what you are done for 10 games," says M...
Video- Highlights From Thursday’s NHL Games
184 seconds long...
Canadian teams took centre stage in the #NHL on Thursday night.
Check out all the highlights in our @LGCanada Morning Catch Up. pic.twitter.com/ws1Y0AWtpK
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 24, 2017
The Stanley Cup Playoffs Picture As Of This Morning
Eastern and Western Conference Stanley Cup Playoff picture heading into Friday's games: pic.twitter.com/cSWqe1gx2Z
— Dave Stubbs (@Dave_Stubbs) March 24, 2017
The Colorado Avalanche And Ottawa Senators Will Play Two Regular Season Games In Stockholm
NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 24, 2017) – The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will face off in a pair of regular-season games in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series™, the National Hockey League (NHL®)...
No Playoffs Again For Taylor Hall
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
You can forgive Taylor Hall if he tunes out next month when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin.
"My first couple of seasons in the league, I probably watched every playoff game I could," the New Jersey Devils star ...
Boston Bruins Losing Streak Hits Four
from Matt Kalman of CBS Boston,
For a team that’s not thinking about its late-season collapses of the past two seasons, the Bruins sure look like a team going through déjà vu.
Here’s a scarier thought than the Br...
Video- The Edmonton Oilers And Their Smelling Salts
Gene Principe of Sportsnet with the report and test too.
NHL Short Notes
Home Team in Caps
Tampa Bay 6, BOSTON 3
WASHINGTON 2, Columbus 1 (SO)
TORONTO 4, New Jersey 2
Carolina 4, MONTREAL 1
OTTAWA 2, Pittsburgh 1 (SO)
FLORIDA 3, Arizona 1
ST. LOUIS 4, Vancouver 1
NASHVILLE 3, Calgary 1...
Video- “A Little Whack” By Sidney Crosby
Hockey Talk And China
from Nathan VanDerklippe and Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Chinese companies and entrepreneurs have poured billions of dollars into buying soccer clubs across Europe. Now, those companies are turning to the sport that is s...