Posts tagged "Playoffs"

Frolik and Sharp have a big night, Hawks win 5-2, lead series 2-0

Well, this looked like the game a lot of people probably expect for the series opener. Though there were periods of sloppy play by the Hawks, I don’t think the game was ever really much in question. From the start the forecheck was strong, the Hawks were finishing their hits and they were controlling the... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes Playoff Preview.

Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes Playoff Preview.
Lets get right to the this, shall we? You know the very first thing on everyone’s mind, and pretty much the same noise heard throughout the NHL is goaltending when deciding on a victor in this matchup. Somehow, the Hawks managed to find a team even worse than them with the man-advantage, taking one very... Read more »

Stan Bowman has created excitment for this Blackhawks fan.

Stan Bowman has created excitment for this Blackhawks fan.
Really quick, before I get to the subject of the title for this post; Toews and Bolland are not playing Thursday night against the Wild. Bruno is probably out as well, and I do not want Hawks fans overlooking his recent contributions to the top line. I might be 1 of only a few who... Read more »

A Tim Terrific Stanley Cup Final with cheers and tears, rookies and retirements, shutouts and shorties, handshakes and violence.

Well, there you have it folks. The Stanley Cup no longer resides in Chicago and I must say that it was enjoyable watching it find a new home for the year to come. There is a lot to say after this one, so many areas to focus on. Thomas’ performance is a big one, while... Read more »

Ponderings, Previews & Premonitions: Game 7 between the Bruins and Canucks.

I really want to hold back from saying who wins. I have a belief in karma and how it came back to haunt Luongo last night, I have a gut feeling and a team I side with more than the other, and then I have the past to look upon. The pattern that has emerged... Read more »

And that is how you change the momentum: The Bruins use home-ice to advance on the Canucks.

The big question going into last night’s game for me, was this: will Luongo continue his past patterns and allow the Bruins to take the momentum? History has a way of repeating itself, and in this case it sure as hell did. I find it interesting that while I watch, or when I reflect on... Read more »

The Bruins prove difficult but beatable in Vancouver.

Preface: I had a hockey game late last night and missed the final 7 minutes of the 3rd period, apparently the most important, from a goals perspective anyway. Boston did exactly what they were not supposed to do and played a lot of special team’s hockey. Magically, they looked fairly decent while on the power-play... Read more »

Canucks win the West: A frustrated Shark's team goes home earlier than anticipated.

It is damn hard to lose a game when you out-shot your opponent by 22 shots, but the San Jose Sharks did just that last night. The Sharks dominated in almost every category last night with the exception of goals and you could also say bounces and those count more. When leading the game by... Read more »

Power Play City: The Canucks find a 3-1 lead in San Jose.

We are all well aware of the importance of scoring on the power-play; we watched the Hawks all year. There was even an added sense of importance to the 5 on 3, thanks much in part to coach Q’s comments about not winning games when those opportunities go without production. Well, incase you missed today’s... Read more »

The Bruins and Bolts make for an interesting game 2, while the Nucks make a statement against the Sharks.

Playoffs! Round 2 in the conference final games has left much to ponder. The Bruins fought hard to even their series, while the Sharks sat down and allowed the Vancouver powerhouse to take full command of theirs. I have found the Boston – Tampa games to hold more value as a hockey fan, unless you... Read more »