Found June 17, 2013 on
New York Rangers
Just a few things that caught my eye:
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool Joel Quennville four times? Shame on the organization. Zdeno Chara was in the dressing room with a skate issue for at least four shifts and Quennville failed to get Jonathan Toews on the ice for any of them. How does that happen with today's technology?
Tuukka Rask. Wow. Great game, but "the ice gets sh$^% at the ends of periods"? NBC's Pierre McGuire seems to inspire swearing, eh? Andrew Shaw got him at the end of Game 1, too.
A big deal was made about a Marian Hossa injury that "must" have happened during warm-ups. So why was Ben Smith told -- in the afternoon -- to be ready for Monday night's game? #preexisting injury
Patrice Bergeron is a big-game player. I still can't believe he was able to handle that Jaromir Jagr rocket pass on the PP goal. Nice.
Daniel Paille, Tyler Seguin and Chris Kelly are...
BEST OF MAXIM
Zdeno Chara was super grumpy post-game. It ended with him and Bickell fighting but it began with him losing an edge pre-game.
Rask would say this is ****** ice... or maybe bad skate blade.
Taylor Hall is not impressed, though.
I disagree “@FriedgeHNIC: Healy says Chara needed stitches in back of head after pre-game collision with Lucic. Most dangerous...
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara received stitches over his left eye after catching an edge and colliding with teammate Milan Lucic before Monday’s Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.
The injury was initially believed to be to the back of his head.
The two collided on the ice in front of the Bruins’ bench with just more than three minutes remaining in pregame warmups...
Two of the biggest players in the NHL collided on Monday night during warm ups. Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was skating around in warm ups when he lost an edge and took out Milan Lucic from behind. Chara went right off the ice, presumably to get his skate resharpened. Luckily for Boston both players were fine.
[VIDEO via: YouTube] [GIF via: Russian Machine]
The Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Blackhawks has not been quite as “angry” a series as Boston’s matchup with the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the final minute of Monday’s Game 3.
With barely 10 seconds remaining in the third period, Zdeno Chara and Bryan Bickell began exchanging shoves in front of B’s goalie...
After last’s weeks Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Game 1 ticket contest that we ran went so well (that’s right, we gave away two tickets to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final) we wanted to keep the party going. Thanks to our good friends over at Wrigleyville Sports we are giving away three of these sweet Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final hats. These hats are mesh flex fit from...
The big news from the start of Monday's Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final was the absence of Marian Hossa, one of the Chicago Blackhawks' most productive players, who was listed as an unexpected scratch minutes before the puck dropped in Boston.
According to the Blackhawks' official Twitter account, Hossa's unspecified injury apparently happened during warm-ups:
BOSTON — A day before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, the NHL announced that Jonathan Toews was the recipient of the Selke Trophy as the league’s best defensive forward.
After three games of the Cup Final, however, the voters that opted for Toews over Patrice Bergeron — a handful of them from Chicago, no doubt — might be rethinking that decision.
The Bruins took a 2-1 series...
Due to the lockout the NHL Awards have become an afterthought that is shoved in during the Stanley Cup finals and that is a real shame. Worse, the media reported the winners before they were announced officially for many of the significant awards. We still haven't seen an announcement of the first and second All Star Teams and at this point I have no idea when that will...
Their bags are packed. Their tickets are booked. And by Monday afternoon, many Chicagoans will flood the streets of Boston decked out in Patrick Kane mullets and Jonathan Toews jerseys.
And when they come, they will come strong. Not like the British did centuries ago with muskets and canons in an attempt to start war. No, they will come in peace. That is, until the puck...
Watching the ineptness of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final was eerily and scarily familiar to the flaccid performance by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals. No sustained offensive zone time, physically outworked, inability to get to the net, seasoned stars making uncharacteristic mistakes and a completely impotent power play – sound...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you know that the annual battle for possession of Lord Stanley’s Cup has begun; pitting two of the National Hockey League’s Original Six, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins, against each other for the first time in the Stanley Cup playoff history.
For the Blackhawks, a Finals berth was almost expected after...
Chicago's offence seems to have dried up. They haven't scored a goal since the first period of game two. This was the highest scoring team in the West Conference this season. It appears that their best scorers are hurt or injured. Marian Hossa missed game three as a late scratch. Neither Jonathan Toews nor Patrick Kane have looked like the stars they usually look...