Tonight’s Game 4 between the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins will start at 8 PM ET due to Northeastern University’s graduation ceremony taking place at TD Garden. Following the ceremony, Tim Thomas will put on goaltending clinic while the Philadelphia Flyers’ Killer Bs will continue to tag one another in and out of the contest. This is pure speculation, of course.
Rumour has it that Brian Boucher will be relegated to the backup role this evening in favour of Sergei Bobrovsky. The Bruins can knock off the Flyers tonight and complete the sweep in the process, which would lead us to wonder when the Flyers will lift the moratorium on acquiring a proven goaltender.
In other news, Dan Carcillo has joined Twitter.
Matt Carle needs to step up
Travis Hughes at Broad Street Hockey is calling on Matt Carle to put on the big boy pants in Chris Pronger’s absence. This is better than option number two: resurrecting Mike Rathje.
Why Mike Richards never won a public speaking contest
CSNPhilly talked to Mike Richards about what approach he’ll take with his motivational speech before tonight’s game. “There’s no speech that is needed,” Richards said.
Nick Lidstrom will never retire, man
Kevin Allen of USA Today runs down five reasons why Nicklas Lidstrom will not retire, even if the Red Wings are eliminated by the Sharks.
Sharks spreading around leadership duties
Great stuff from Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy on how the Sharks no longer live or die with the “big three” of Thornton, Marleau, and Heatley.
Seven wins, six different heroes. This is a team with 14 different goal-scorers in the playoffs.
Who’s calling what?
Your announcers for this evening courtesy of Puck The Media:
San Jose vs. Detroit, Game 4, 7:00 p.m. ET
National TV (US): VERSUS
Play by Play: John Forslund
Color: Daryl Reaugh
Inside the Glass: Joe Micheletti
National TV (Canada): TSN
Play by Play: Chris Cuthbert
Inside the Glass: Ray Ferraro
Philadelphia vs. Boston, Game 4, 8:00 p.m. ET
National TV (US): VERSUS (Joined in Progress)
National TV (Canada): CBC
Play by Play: Bob Cole
Color: Gary Galley
Reporter: Elliotte Friedman
The Sharks have a theme song
The San Jose Sharks may prove to be winners tonight, but this ‘theme song’ is a loser:
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