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This Is What Happens When Players Decide The Game

from Damien Cox of The Spin, Bergeron's winning goal was initiated by a obvious hook by Jaromir Jagr (of all people) on Evgeni Malkin. Malkin is one of the great skill players in the sport, and Jagr was, and as Malkin headed up ice with the puck to lauch an attack on the Boston net Jagr used his stick to haul in the Russian and nearly lift him right off his feet. It...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

More Production Needed From Kane And Toews

from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun, Kane isn't alone in struggling to light the lamp for the Blackhawks. Captain Jonathan Toews is as complete a player as anybody in the NHL, but he has just one playoff goal this year. Both are continuing a trend. Since he netted the Stanley Cup-clincher in 2010, Kane has three goals in his last 28 playoff games. Toews has four goals...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

OT- 69 Years Ago Today

from u-s-history.com, The Battle of Normandy was fought during World War II in the summer of 1944, between the Allied nations and German forces occupying Western Europe. More than 60 years later, the Normandy Invasion, or D-Day, remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving nearly three million troops crossing the English Channel from England to Normandy in occupied...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Game 3 ECF Opening Montage From Hockey Night In Canada

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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Possible Landing Spots For Luongo

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, It is safe to say there are goaltending concerns in Philadelphia, Florida, Edmonton, Washington, Buffalo, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Calgary, Minnesota and the Islanders — a team whose goalie problems my colleague Jason Botchford wrote about last week in The Province. You would think, at some point, there have to be takers, given...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bits Of Information After Last Night’s B’s/Pens Game

The following information provided by the NHL PR department. ICE-BERG Boston forward Patrice Bergeron scored his second overtime winner of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs (also Game 7 of the opening round) and the third of his career, tying a Bruins record that was set by Mel Hill and later matched by Terry O’Reilly. All three of Hill’s overtime goals came in the team’s 1939...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins/Penguins Game 3:  Time to Start Looking Forward

Sigh. What a frickin' hockey game.  Just outstanding. Not going to waste my time talking about the Jagr no-call on Malkin.  There were so many no-calls in overtime it wasn't going to get called.  Maybe if Malkin was in the offensive zone, who knows. But now that the Penguins are down 3-0, while now that's not the automatic death sentence it once was, I'm...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Needed One More Goal

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, The Bruins’ second trip to the Stanley Cup Final in three seasons became a fait accompli at 12:13 a.m. Thursday, thanks to a Patrice Bergeron strike at 15:19 of double overtime that turned Pittsburgh’s best performance of the Eastern Conference finals into its worst nightmare. Amid the elation on Causeway Street, where 17...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: the exciting stuff is going on behind the scenes…For now

After doing this blogging thing for six-plus years, I can tell you for an observed fact that the two "deadest" periods of the Red Wings news cycle year involve the first week to two weeks after the Wings' season ends and early August. It's particularly understandable this year as the Wings' press corps suddenly found themselves caught up in a 48-games-in-99...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

If a goal results from a penalizable play, why are those who suggest as much deemed lunatics?

It's been a week since the Red Wings were eliminated from the playoffs, and yet, when a "battle" occurred along the side boards which directly led to Patrice Bergeron's 2OT winner in the Bruins' 2-1 win over Pittsburgh--in a game where I have no allegiances whatsoever, though the natural Wings fan's desire to see the Penguins bent over and broken like so...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Old Time Hockey: Bruins’ Gregory Campbell breaks leg, finishes shift

Utterly remarkable stuff from ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald: Boston Bruins forward Gregory Campbell suffered a broken right leg and is done for the season, according to a team source. Campbell suffered the injury when he blocked a slap shot by the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin during a Pittsburgh power play in the second period of Wednesday's 2-1 double-overtime victory...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston defeats Pittsburgh 2-1 in double OT

The Boston Bruins defeated the Pittburgh Penguins 2-1 in double overtime, with the Bruins staking out a 3-games-to-0 lead over the Penguins thanks to a Patrice Bergeron goal scored at 15:19 of double OT... But Jaromir Jagr's hook of Evgeni Malkin yielded the turnover and game-winner...So discuss as you wish.
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Goaltending: What to do Stu?

The Edmonton Oilers have had luck on their side when it comes to their draft positions the last few years. You can’t deny that drafting first overall three years in a row and highly in each subsequent round has had huge implications to the team’s prospect stockpiles. But while the first overall picks have been relatively easy to select, it has been head amateur scout Stu MacGregor...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Coach’s Corner posted for duty’s sake

It's June. In many instances, the vast majority of the NHL-following media have been "on the job" since the NHL dished off its initial CBA proposal to the NHLPA all of four days after Zach Parise and Ryan Suter made their "decision" last July. Most of them spent July and August chasing CBA rumors, September covering players converging for training camps that...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Grand Rapids Griffins defeat Oklahoma City 5-4, advance to Calder Cup Final

The Grand Rapids Griffins won a wild and wacky Game 7 of their Western Conference Final series against the Oklahoma City Barons, defeating OKC 5-4, and as such, the Griffins advance to the AHL's Calder Cup Final. They'll battle the Syracuse Crunch, the Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL affiliate, and the series will begin on Saturday, with Games 1 and 2 to take place in Syracuse...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings evening gnus: on Brunner, Gustavsson and Franzen

Very briefly given that I'm assuming most of you are watching the Bruins-Penguins game or still arguing about Franzen: If you want updates regarding tonight's Grand Rapids Griffins-Oklahoma City Barons game, both the Red Wings' Twitter account and the Griffins' Game Day account are providing updates, and if you are an old fogey like me, you can always hit "...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 3 ECF, Pittsburgh At Boston

Tomas Vokoun starts in goal again for the Penguins and must be on his game if the Penguins want to skate away with a victory tonight. The Bruins plan to do more of the same and with a win, will be one victory away from the Stanley Cup Final. Puck drops just after 8:00pm ET on NBCSN, CBC and RDS.
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Duncan Keith Suspended One Game

Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.  
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Can Get Back In The Series With A Win Tonight

from Scott Burnside of ESPN, Answer the bell after being outscored 9-1 at home in the first two games, including a 6-1 shellacking in Game 2, and this series takes on a different tenor. In short, win and there will be life. Lose and it’s all but over and the questions about dramatic changes within the organization will begin in earnest. It’s hard to imagine a game...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Updates On Mike Richards And Jeff Carter

via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider, -Mike Richards took the ice for roughly 20 minutes at the Kings’ optional practice Wednesday. He did not take any contact and skated with light-to-moderate exertion. I’ll post Darryl Sutter’s quotes later this afternoon; there remains no timetable for Richards’ return to the lineup. -Jeff Carter received 20 stitches as well as several...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

No Other Sport Can Compete With The NHL Postseason

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated, I’d like to offer 20 — in the form of the things, people and traditions that make the NHL playoffs so enjoyable, engaging and awe-inspiring. The handshake line Even the Hockey Hall of Fame can’t say for certain when it began, but the post-series handshake line may be the game’s greatest tradition, a chance for sportsmanship...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

How About Some Action This Time Instead Of Words

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, Back in 2003, after a lengthy and diligent study, the National Hockey League’s Injury Analysis Panel concluded that hard, bulbous moldings on elbow and shoulder pads were more likely to cause injury than soft Styrofoam, when applied directly to an opponent’s head. Hard is more likely to injure than soft, the data showed. Another unintended...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: On Griffins facing Game 7, Helm, the draft and UFA strategies

After a spirited discussion of Johan Franzen's worth or the lack thereof in the overnight report's comments section, here are a few more tidbits to chew upon as Michigan Hockey and the rest of us start fingernail-chewing (well, maybe you...I just clip mine) in anticipation of Game 7 between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Oklahoma City Barons tonight (7 PM EDT at Van Andel...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Will A Team Pay Streit $15M Over 3 Years?

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, In other contract developments potentially affecting the Oilers, with New York Islanders captain Mark Streit turning his back on the Isles’ three-year offer of about $14 million, the Oilers would almost certainly have interest with his ties to head coach Ralph Krueger, as Krueger once coached Streit on the Swiss national team. ...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

TiqIQ Ticket Preview: Penguins @ Bruins

Two games into their Eastern Conference Finals matchup with the Bruins, the heavily favored Penguins find themselves down two games to none, not a position many analysts envisioned them sitting in. Now, they're heading back to Boston in what amounts to be a must-win Game 3. No team wants to go 3-0 to a franchise with bountiful momentum, and the Penguins certainly don't want...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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