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Patrick Kane Scores No-Look Backhand Goal In Blackhawks’ Loss To Ducks (Video)

Patrick Kane picked up his first point of the Western Conference Final in spectacular fashion Thursday. Kane’s Chicago Blackhawks trailed the Anaheim Ducks by a goal near the end of the first period in Game 3 of their Stanley Cup playoff series. That’s when the 26-year-old superstar decided to take over. Kane must have eyes in the back of his head, as he somehow managed to beat...
Via NESN.com
23 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Play of the Night: Patrick Kane

Showtime has arrived at the Western Conference Finals! Despite losing Game 3 Thursday night against the Anaheim Ducks, the Chicago Blackhawks flashy forward Patrick Kane scored a highlight goal. See Kaner tie the game in the first period with one beauty of a backhand. The post Play of the Night: Patrick Kane appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
35 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5|22|15- Coaching Edition

All of the team’s coaching staff will be returning next season, which puts pressure on head coach Jack Capuano to perform. The Isles are undoubtedly on the rise, and if the team is not succeeding in the early stages of the 2015-16 season, the current head coach may very well find himself on a very short leash. However, after the season the team just had, it is too early to...
Via Islanders Insight
55 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Defense Isn’t The Chicago Blackhawks Biggest Problem

For the past weeks through three games of the Western Conference Finals, all anybody has talked about regarding the Chicago Blackhawks has been their supposedly weak defense and how it’s the reason they’ve struggled so far against the Anaheim Ducks.  Granted, it’s not where they would like it to be in terms of depth, especially after losing Michael Rozsival but the time has...
Via Sports Mockery
58 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Oh Captain, My Captain!

View image | gettyimages.com Since 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets and their fans have endured plenty of ups and downs, including the leadership of the team. In 14 seasons, Columbus had five different captains, prior to Wednesday. Lyle Odelein (2000-2002), Ray Whitney (2002-2003), Luke Richardson (2003-2005), Adam Foote (2006-2008) and most notably Rick Nash (2008-2012). When...
Via Beyond The Benches
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Mike Babcock takes out full page ad thanking Detroit

Classy gesture by new Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock.  Bye Felicia. Free Press
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts heading into Game 4

Good morning, BSB community.  It’s game day.  That means the Rangers have a chance to stop the bleeding, get back to basics and level the series before returning to New York.  As a general rule, I am not a superstitious person.  However, every time I turned Game 3 on, something horrible happened to the Rangers. Read more → The post Thoughts heading into Game 4 appeared first...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane scored a fantastic no look goal last night

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane zips a no-look backhander from the slot behind Anaheim Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen to tie the game at 1-1.Wasn't enough, Ducks take 2-1 series win with 2-1 game win.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Top 25 Avalanche Under 25: #8 Joey Hishon

  Ask any Colorado Avalanche fan about Joey Hishon, and they will immediately tell you they have a soft spot in their heart for him. His charismatic persona and unwavering resilience, when faced with a darkness and hurdle that no athlete ever hopes to face, has made him a fan favorite in Denver. At 5’10” and 170 pounds, Hishon isn’t the biggest guy on the ice, but he plays...
Via BSN Denver
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Chicago’s Joel Quenneville the NHL’s Best Head Coach?

Head coach Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks takes the field prior to the start of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Washington Capitals and the Chicago Blackhawks on January 1, 2015 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by: Jeff Vinnik/Getty Images)   The hockey community has been abuzz lately with news of the Toronto Maple Leafs breaking the...
Via The Sports Journal
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ducks grind out Game 3 victory over Blackhawks

Until the Anaheim Ducks finish off the Chicago Blackhawks and make it back to the Stanley Cup Final, they will endure comparisons to past franchise failures. Anaheim has been up on powerhouse teams in the postseason before, only to crumble when it was do-or-die time. It's too early to say whether this edition is different, but the Ducks are showing character and an ability to win...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ducks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead

CHICAGO (AP) Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question. Any doubts he had about fatigue and his squad's ability to bounce back after a disheartening loss in triple overtime less than 48 hours earlier disappeared even before the midday shoot-around. ''Nobody mentioned anything,'' Boudreau said after the Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ducks beat Blackhawks 2-1 in Game 3 of Western finals

CHICAGO (AP) Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Defenseman Simon Despres scored his first career playoff goal in the second period as top-seeded Anaheim bounced back quite nicely from a triple-overtime loss at home in Game 2. Patrick...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Ducks beat Blackhawks 2-1 in Game 3 of Western Finals

Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Defenseman Simon Despres scored his first career playoff goal in the second period as top-seeded Anaheim bounced back quite nicely from a triple-overtime loss at home in Game 2. Patrick Maroon...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andersen, Despres help Ducks take 2-1 series lead over Blackhawks

  Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Defenseman Simon Despres scored his first career playoff goal in the second period as top-seeded Anaheim bounced back quite nicely from a triple-overtime loss at home in Game 2. Patrick Maroon...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bettman: NHL cap will climb; no evidence linking concussions, CTE

  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expects the salary cap for the 2015-16 season to settle in around $71 million, depending on the fluctuations of the Canadian dollar. Appearing between the first and second periods of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night between the Anaheim Ducks and hometown Blackhawks, the commissioner said he expects it to climb five percent from...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: And the Academy Award goes to Andrew Shaw for Embellishment

Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf is assessed a two-minutes minor penalty for high-sticking Chicago Blachkawks forward/pest Andrew Shaw. I think you could make the argument for embellishment by Shaw. If you count the seconds after the infraction in question it's almost a two full seconds before Shaw reacts.
Via Goon's World
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bettman: NHL cap with climb; no evidence linking concussions, CTE

  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expects the salary cap for the 2015-16 season to settle in around $71 million, depending on the fluctuations of the Canadian dollar. Appearing between the first and second periods of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night between the Anaheim Ducks and hometown Blackhawks, the commissioner said he expects it to climb five percent from...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky says Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

Connor McDavid is expected to be the next great young skater in the NHL. The bar has been set extremely high as McDavid has received some high praise and big comparisons. Inevitably, any young star with huge upside is compared to Wayne Gretzky. So, what does Gretzky think of McDavid? He thinks McDavid could be the next Crosby, Lemieux or even the next Gretzky. Gretzky’s comments...
Via Bloguin Best
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gretzky: Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

Connor McDavid is expected to be the next great young skater in the NHL. The bar has been set extremely high as McDavid has received some high praise and big comparisons. Inevitably, any young star with huge upside is compared to Wayne Gretzky. So, what does Gretzky think of McDavid? He thinks McDavid could be the next Crosby, Lemieux or even the next Gretzky. Gretzky’s comments...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL salary cap will climb to $71 million next season

CHICAGO (AP) NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expects the salary cap for the 2015-16 season to settle in around $71 million, depending on the fluctuations of the Canadian dollar. Appearing between the first and second periods of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night between the Anaheim Ducks and hometown Blackhawks, the commissioner said he expects it to climb five...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Refs mic’d up for Andrew Shaw’s headbutt “goal”

Andrew Shaw’s headbutt “goal” was pretty amazing, but it didn’t count because he didn’t make a legal play to put the puck in the net. So, what were the officials saying down on the ice while reviewing the remarkable play? Aside from deciding it didn’t count, they were pretty impressed too. The refs admit that Shaw’s play was awesome. Fans agree. Even Ducks fans who...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Refs mic’d up for Andrew Shaw’s headbutt “goal”

Andrew Shaw’s headbutt “goal” was pretty amazing, but it didn’t count because he didn’t make a legal play to put the puck in the net. So, what were the officials saying down on the ice while reviewing the remarkable play? Aside from deciding it didn’t count, they were pretty impressed too. The refs admit that Shaw’s play was awesome. Fans agree. Even Ducks fans who...
Via Bloguin Best
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Springfield Falcons Season Wrap

The Springfield Falcons affiliation with the Columbus Blue Jackets came to an end on Sunday, April 19, when the Portland Pirates stormed back to defeat the Worcester Sharks 5-4, passing the Falcons for the final play-off spot in the AHL’s Eastern Conference. Springfield finished the season at 38-28-8-2, good for third in the Northeast Division, but unfortunately one point short...
Via BS Hockey
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Versteeg active for Blackhawks in Game 3

CHICAGO (AP) Blackhawks forwards Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom were active for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, replacing Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen in a bit of surprise. Chicago is coming off a triple-overtime victory at Anaheim on Tuesday night, and the insertion of Versteeg and Nordstrom puts two fresh players in the lineup. But Vermette is a strong performer...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss
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