Monday, April 25, 2011

Quarterfinal Playoffs Are Winding Down

Playoffs are the best time of the year, next to the Finals. Every hockey fan knows that. :)

Wings swept Coyotes in 4. Great stuff. I hope their goal-tending stays in place. When Jimmy Howard's good...he's very good. Not sure about what's going on with Chris Osgood since his injury and surgery recuperation. Oh...and this was the 20th straight year that the Red Wings have made it into the NHL Playoffs. Not bad, if I say so myself. :) That's the first time in the history of any professional sport that a team has reached playoff level. Very proud occurrence, indeed.

Chicago forced Vancouver into 7-game series. What a fantastic game 6 that was! It was not fun, however, to watch Corey Schneider go down in pain and be taken from the game. It looked like he suffered a groin pull, but we shall see. It'll be interesting to see how Game 7 turns out. I love the underdog, but in this case it's Chicago. So, I don't know who to root for. I'll let the hockey gods decide. Game 7 will be a good one, irregardless of the result.

Tampa Lightning didn't fall down without fighting, either. They beat the Penguins...good for them! I'm rooting for the Lightning since not only is Stevie Y their new General Manager, but there is too much talent on that team to go down without fighting. Martin St. Louis is always fun to watch and has many Datsyukian moves hidden up his sleeve. :)

So...stay tuned for the last few games of the 2010-11 NHL Stanley Cup Quarterfinals. To say the games will be entertaining is an understatement.

Go Lightning!

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

One Game Down

What a great first day of the 2010-11 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs! The Wings beat the Coyotes, 4-1. Finally, a great victorious home game! And, the Canucks beat CHI, 2-0 (I believe..)
There was another game between NYR and WASH that I turned the channel on for a couple of minutes. When I turned it back on, there were 45 seconds left and talk about a major penalty. Wonder what that was all about. :?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Playoffs Coming Up!

It's coming to the best part of the season (other than the Finals!)...playoffs!

After being surprised and bewildered about recent Red Wings' losses, I was so hoping that the Wings would beat the Hawks in the season's finale and do their part in eliminating the Hawks from the playoffs. (As much as I loved watching the Hawks team break their 44-year old Cup draught, I don't like 'em.) The Wings did their part, alright. :)

It was up to the Dallas Stars to complete the Hawks' elimination. Stars V Wild. Couldn't wait.

The Chicago Blackhawks are in the Playoffs. :( 8th seeded team. Bummer....

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chara Hit and Potential Penalty

Last night during a game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens, a hit occurred that was very difficult to watch. And, we're hearing about it today since the punishment against Chara can be serious. During the game, he receive a five minute major penalty.

The hit was awful to watch. It did not look like there was any intent on Chara's side, in my opinion. It was a clean hit. His downfall is his large size, not his intent to hurt. He's too skillful for that.

The Montreal player, Pasceretti (sp?) has suffered a fractured cervical vertebrae, C4, and a concussion.

A hearing is taking place today, March 9th, to determine punishment against Chara.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Great Hockey Night...

Last night was one of the best night's of hockey in a long time..probably the best this 2010-11 season, in my opinion. First, there was the game between the Detroit Red Wings V Ottawa Senators which went back and forth with quick scoring. Franzen scored FIVE!! What a fun game to watch.

Then, I hear about a goalie fight during the Pittsburgh Penguins game. I caught the highlights on the NHL Network. What entertainment! :) And, the Pittsburgh goalie was interviewed on NHL Live! earlier today and provided additional insight. Apparently, when he left-sucker punched the Ottawa goalie, he heard..."so you're a leftie, eh?" :)

Hope you had a chance to witness this fun. Then, I got onto the NHL Network to see the clip and was treated to a number of other classic goalie fights. Too cool..:)

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