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Lightning right winger Martin St. Louis has been named a finalist for the NHL’s Lady Byng Trophy, which is awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.” Members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association submitted ballots for the Lady Byng Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winner will be announced during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, with more detail on format to be released at a later date. Following are the finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy, in alphabetical order: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks Kane ranked fifth in the NHL in both goals (23) and points (55), leading Chicago to its second Presidents’ Trophy in franchise history. He played in 47 games, averaging 20:03 of playing time, but was whistled for just eight penalty minutes – the fewest among the top 20 point-producers in the League. Kane also recorded a +11 rating, his second-best plus/minus in his six-year NHL career, and tied for seventh in the League with eight power-play goals. The 24-year-old Buffalo, N.Y., native is a Lady Byng finalist for the first time. Matt Moulson, New York Islanders Moulson placed in the top three on the Islanders in goals (15), assists (29) and points (44), helping the team to its first playoff berth in six years. He totaled four penalty minutes in 47 games, tied with San Jose forward Logan Couture for the fewest among the top 50 scorers in the League. Moulson also posted his fourth consecutive 15-goal season, tied for seventh in the NHL with eight power-play goals and logged an average of 19:09 per game. The 29-year-old North York, Ont., native is a Lady Byng finalist for the second straight year, having finished third in voting in 2011-12. Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning St. Louis led the NHL with 43 assists and 60 points in 48 games to capture his second career Art Ross Trophy (2003-04). He averaged 1.25 points per game, becoming one of only three players in League history to achieve that mark at age 37 or older (Mario Lemieux, 2002-03; Gordie Howe, 1968-69). St. Louis also ranked second among NHL forwards in total time on ice (1,055:12), but was assessed just 14 penalty minutes. The Laval, Que., native is a two-time Lady Byng winner (2009-10, 2010-11) and has been voted a finalist for the award on four other occasions. Announcement Schedule The NHL is announcing the three finalists for its regular-season awards through May 20. The remaining announcement schedule: Friday, May 17 Jack Adams Award (top head coach) Monday, May 20 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone (player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice) The post Martin St. Louis a finalist for another award appeared first on The Bay Cave.
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TAMPA, Fla. The NHL announced that Tampa Bay Lightning winger Martin St. Louis is a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.
Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane and New York Islanders winger Matt Moulson are also finalists...
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville announced after the team’s morning skate that forward Viktor Stalberg will not play game one versus the Detroit Red Wings.
While Quenneville did not disclose any information on his decision, Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc tweeted that Stalberg questioned his role with the team. If this is true, the benching is warranted and could...
On Friday morning, the NHL announced that Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is one of three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, which is presented “to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success.” The other … Continue reading →The post Joel Quenneville Named Jack Adams Award Finalist appeared first on Committed Indians.
While the Detroit Red Wings took a much-needed day off Thursday, the Chicago Blackhawks worked on getting even better before Game 2.
That's a scary thought for the Wings, who were badly outplayed in Game 1 after the first period.
But the Blackhawks, who have every right to feel confident after dispatching the Minnesota Wild in five games and winning the Presidents Trophy with...
Last spring, a poor series against Phoenix put Johnny Oduya in the doghouse with many Blackhawks fans. But 12 months later, Oduya is having a fantastic start to the postseason next to Michal Rozsival, and the Hawks’ “third” defensive pair … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Blue Line Depth Paying Big Dividends appeared first on Committed Indians.
Joel Quenneville, Bruce Boudreau and Paul MacLean have been announced as the finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given to the head coach who has contributed most to his team's success.
Quenneville led Chicago to a league-best 36-7-5 mark after opening the season by earning a point in each of its first 24 games, setting an NHL record. Quenneville previously won the award in 2000...
Although most hockey pundits have already predicted the outcome of the playoff matchup between the Red Wings and Blackhawks, there's one maven of the frozen pond who hasn't checked in with their "prophecy."
Thats because I had to make the arduous task of traveling to his mountaintop retreat to seek his prognostication.
After many days of climbing and climbing...
Patrick Sharp posted three points and Corey Crawford was strong once again as the Blackhawks took a 1-0 lead in their second round series against the Detroit Red Wings in Chicago on Wednesday night. When the first period ended, the … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Dominate Game One, Beat Red Wings 4-1 appeared first on Committed Indians.
from Scott Powers of ESPNChicago,
The Blackhawks’ play put Quenneville in a better mood in his postgame news conference. He was often frustrated even after wins in the first round.
“Much better from our prior series,” Quenneville said. “What we’re talking about in our team game was in place. Had some pace, had some speed, zone time. I thought everybody contributed...
Two role players each came up with a big goal. The stars had a handful of key plays. The goalie made all the stops.
Even gruff coach Joel Quenneville had to like this one.
Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger scored in the third period, Corey Crawford made 20 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in the opener of their second-round playoff series Wednesday night...
Just a few things that caught my eye:
Patrick Sharp is 31-3 this season. Yes, the Hawks have only lost three times with him in the lineup. Wow.
Moths to a light -- the Wings were puck focused all night long. That will change next game ... might not change the outcome by much, though.
Justin Abdelkader got in Dave Bolland's face at the mid-point of the...
The Detroit Red Wings begin their second-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight (8 PM EDT, NBCSN/CBC/97.1 FM, post-game on Fox Sports Detroit), and the Hawks took to the ice first at the United Center...
Michal Handzus taking the ice. Q already said he's playing tonight. #Blackhawks
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