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Blue Jackets’ Tyutin appears to suffer injury

The Columbus Blue Jackets are currently engaged in a tense overtime battle with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and they’re doing so without defenseman Fedor Tyutin. The experienced blueliner hasn’t been on the ice for the Blue Jackets since the first period, which is not a great sign considering the fact that the two teams just finished their fourth of the night. The Blue Jackets...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game Two Loss a Microcosm of What Ails the Penguins

There’s an old saying—idle hands are the devil’s workshop. It also applies to the Penguins when they play with a lead. Who knows what evil lurks in the minds of our Pens (and the coaching staff) when they’re up by a goal or two? Saturday night’s galling Game 2 loss to Columbus in double overtime was a prime example. Early in the second period the Pens were up 3-1 and working...
Via PenguinPoop
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Player Taunts “Wakey Wakey” At Dazed David Backes After Illegal Hit

In case you missed it yesterday, David Backes took a massive hit from Brent Seabrook towards the end of Game 2 in St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. The Blues forward was extremely shaken up by the hit, which earned Seabrook a game misconduct, and had trouble staying on his feet as a scrum ensued around him. As pointed out by Dave Lozo of Bleacher Report, it appears that an unidentified...
Via Next Impulse Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Past first round draft picks

Today is game day for the Sharks as they look at go up 2-0 on the Kings before they head off to Los Angeles. But first, I wanted to look back at the past Sharks first round draft picks, but also include any notable later picks. Just to make this a bit shorter, I will begin with the 2003 draft and go all the way until 2013. As you'll see, there were some good draftees, but also...
Via Puckrant.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brent Seabrook Suspended for Hit on David Backes

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey - A hearing was held on Easter morning, and the outcome shows that the charge on the late hit got Brent Seabrook suspended for his hit on David Backes. Seabrook was suspended for three games by the NHL. Seabrook hearing was at noon. Now done. Sounds like there was more concern about interference and charge on late hit, than hit to head. — John Shannon...
Via Sports Mockery
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharks d-man Vlasic's confidence grows after Olympics

If there was an unsung hero in the Sharks’ Game 1 win over Los Angeles on Thursday, it was probably defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Not that that’s anything new when it comes to San Jose’s best defenseman. Still arguably the most underappreciated player in the NHL, Vlasic popped in a power play goal and an assist in the Sharks’ 6-3 victory, and his five shots tied a team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto may fit into Predators plans

Predators defenseman Michael Del Zotto didn't provide too much clarity when asked about his summer. He's a pending restricted free agent. "I have no idea what's going to happen," he said this week. "Obviously I'm not too happy with how this year has gone for me. I have high expectations for myself, and being traded here I wanted to prove I could play...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duncan Keith: "Wakey Wakey, Backes!" - Game #2 WCQF 2014

Yesterday evening, Blues forward David Backes was hit hard by Blackhawks defensemen Brent Seabrook. While Backes was getting helped off the ice, it can be seen that Chicago's Duncan Keith is taunting the injured St. Louis captain, shouting "Wakey Wakey Backes!" Keith better have a very, very good excuse for these comments. Otherwise this is a classless act on his part...
Via Talk Hockey
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Zdeno Chara Laughs At Brendan Smith’s Attempt To Fight Him (GIF)

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith got into a shoving matching at the end of the first period in Sunday’s first-round playoff game at TD Garden. Smith, who stands eight inches shorter than Chara, tried to throw a few jabs at the Boston defenseman. It didn’t rattle Chara, though, as he just stood there and laughed at Smith. Maybe Chara was...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Niklas Kronwall lays out Boston's Reilly Smith

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall is known for his crushing hits, even having his hits being given the moniker “kronwalled.” On Sunday, Boston Bruins forward Reilly Smith came up the ice with his head down and well, he got absolutely kronwalled. The Bruins have been controlling the play for most of the game and still hold a 2-0 lead. [@MyRegularFace] The post Red Wings’...
Via Diehardsport
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks’ Brent Seabrook suspended three games

The NHL has suspended Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook for three games for his hit on St. Louis Blues forward David Backes during Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round series. Seabrook was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for charging in the third period on Saturday. After the game, Seabrook apologized for the hit. “I was just trying to make...
Via Sports-Glory
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Zdeno Chara Laughs At Red Wings’ Brendan Smith

At the end of the first period, tempers flared a bit between the Red Wings and Bruins, capping off with this shoving match between Zdeno Chara and Brendan Smith. Chara seemingly toyed with Smith, laughing the whole time, knowing full well that Smith wouldn’t fight him. Chara has 7 inches and 55 lbs on Smith, so it’s in Smith’s best interest to not fight Chara. Both of them...
Via Diehardsport
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zdeno Chara laughs as Brendan Smith tries to fight him

To quote Doc Emerick, "There are many in the NHL watching this and if I were Smith, I would hope that the linesmen arrive." This would have been the mismatch of the century.
Via Goon's World
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Melnyk Speaks: Ottawa Senators “General Manager” Speaks on Fan 590

After conducting his media availabilities with the media in Ottawa, Eugene Melnyk appeared on the Fan 590’s ‘Prime Time Sports’ with Bob McCown and Stephen Brunt. I wanted to publish this post the other day, but because I’ve been in Pittsburgh for the past few days, I ran into some technical issues with the website and simply have not been able to post anything until now...
Via The 6th Sens
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ahead of Game 2, Kings say they 'learned our lesson dearly last game'

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Last Thursday night now seems like it was ages ago. The Kings have had three days off and were able to skate twice at home at the Toyota Sports Center. Now back at the SAP Center for Sunday night's second game against San Jose, the disastrous game 1 is fully behind them. "We learned our lesson dearly last game and we need to play our style of hockey,...
Via Fox Sports West
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara laughs at Brendan Smith during fight (Video)

Zdeno Chara and Brendan Smith play the same position. You wouldn’t know that by looking at the Boston Bruins captain when he almost squared off with Smith on Sunday, but that’s because Chara is a giant. A scrum broke out during Game 2 of Boston’s opening round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings, and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nose-picker perfectly executes photobomb of Red Wings coach

I am going to assume that this Bruins fan knew exactly what he was doing during the Bruins and Red Wings game 2 in Boston on Sunday. The gentleman was able to successfully pull off a very deep nose-pick while Red Wings’ coach Mike Babcock was being interviewed. Well done, sir. [TBL] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

What is wrong with the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Saturday’s home loss to the Blue Jackets was one that I’m willing to bet most Penguins fans will be quick to forget about. It’s not so much that the team lost, but rather then manner in which they fell apart that was so alarming. Up 3-1 in the second, Pittsburgh again gave up another short-handed goal that cut their lead to 3-2, before allowing the Jackets to tie things up...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Man Dressed Up as Jesus Attends Red Wings vs. Bruins Game

Jesus is at the bruins game The post Man Dressed Up as Jesus Attends Red Wings vs. Bruins Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Nashville Coach Barry Trotz Takes Out Newspaper Ad To Thank Fans (Photo)

Following last week’s announcement that the Nashville Predators would not renew longtime head coach Barry Trotz’s contract for another season, Trotz took out a full-page ad in The Tennessean to formally thank the fans and the Predators organization for their years of support. “It has been an honor to coach the Nashville Predators for the last 16 seasons,” Trotz wrote. ...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Smith Wanting To Fight Zdeno Chara Was The Cutest Thing Ever

The Red Wings aren’t exactly known for fighting (ie. they don’t fight), and that made Brendan Smith’s faux attempt at throwing down with Zdeno Chara just that much more funny on Sunday. Brendan did his best to let the big fella know that he wanted to throw down, and Chara responded with only a giggle. Just perfect. The Bruins would also get the last laugh as they evened the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Video: Lucic Gets Goal and Stitches, Tuukka Rask Remains Calm in Game 2 Win over Detroit Red Wings

BOSTON – Milan Lucic scored his first goal of the 2014 NHL playoffs Sunday, but that wasn't the only thing he came away with. After crashing into the boards before his goal, he sliced his foot with his skates, resulting in some fresh stitches to take with him to Detroit.…
Via CLNS Radio
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Montreal Canadiens' awesome pre-game show

This was the pre-game show prior to Game Three between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens. This is the team's first home game in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They lead the series 2-0.
Via Talk Hockey
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tampa Bay goal disallowed on questionable call

The Tampa Bay Lightning scored a goal that looked to be the go-ahead goal for them but the goal was somehow waived off. The referee initially said the contact between Alex Killorn and Carey Price was okay, but then he changed his mind and waived off the goal. It’s a terrible break for Tampa Bay, especially considering Steven Stamkos was hurt a few minutes later and then Montreal...
Via Diehardsport
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara having a good laugh at the expense of Brendan Smith

If Detroit Red Wings' defenseman Brendan Smith has something to prove to the Boston Bruins, his own teammates or to the world as a whole, he probably shouldn't target the most fearsome hockey player on the planet.Smith, the 6' 1" older brother of Bruins' forward Reilly, apparently had an episode of Napoleon Syndrome at the end of the first period of Sunday'...
Via Little Blog of Hate
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

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