Good For You:

Charlie Coyle got his first NHL goal tonight which is always pretty cool as it’s something I will never do. Unless something changes drastically. I’ll get back to you. Anyway, congrats, Charlie Coyle. See? Something did happen in the Flames/Wild game.

I Dunno:

I found this on YouTube. It’s sort of tangentially related to hockey, I guess. Look what you’ve reduced me to, Wild/Flames. I don’t really know why I’m posting it. I kind of have, like, a moral problem with posting it. Yet here we are. Sorry.

Old Man Yells At Cloud:

Don Cherry said a bunch of things today. Very few made any sense. Here are some.

Wild vs. Flames

Minnesota Wild v Calgary Flames

 

Preview:

Our late game is a game that could easily qualify for one of our Forced Watching punishments here at BShelf, the Minnesota Wild take on the Calgary Flames. Actually, I think this was the inaugural Forced Watching and I made Bourne sit through this thing that sort of looks like a hockey game. I’m sure it’ll be a blast. But, hey, Jarome Iginla’s pretty great and Zach Parise is cool so…maybe I’m wrong and this’ll be fun. I hope I’m wrong. I’m usually wrong. Yeah. I got nothin’.

Lineups:

Minnesota Wild

Zach Parise – Mikko Koivu – Dany Heatley
Jason Zucker – Matt Cullen – Devin Setoguchi
Pierre-Marc Bouchard – Kyle Brodziak – Charlie Coyle
Michael Rupp – Zenon Kenopka – Torrey Mitchell

Ryan Suter – Jonas Brodin
Clayton Stoner – Tom Gilbert
Jared Spurgeon – Nate Prosser

Niklas Backstrom
Darcy Kuemper

Calgary Flames


Alex Tanguay – Matt Stajan – Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glenncross – Mike Cammalleri – Lee Stempniak
Jiri Hudler- Blake Comeau – Sven Baertschi
Akim Allu – Steve Begin – Tim Jackman

Mark Giordano – Jay Bouwmeester
Dennis Wideman – T.J. Brodie
Derek Smith – Chris Butler

Joey MacDonald
Danny Taylor

Even I Can’t Hate This:

Yeah, I know he cheers for the Habs but…this kid is awesome. Good job, good effort, random child.

New York Islanders v Montreal Canadiens

I Hate It When I’m Right:

Remember when I said I thought that the Habs might just be legitimately good? Well…

Gonna Need A Montage:

Man, they’re good at these.

 

Ottawa Senators v Toronto Maple Leafs

 

Leafs vs. Sens

Hi again.

Preview:

The quote battle unquote of Ontario rages on once again as the Leafs take on the Sens. I feel like I did this intro lately. Today we find out if my Days of Future Past scenario will come true for Leafs fans in Ottawa. I definitely wrote this last week. Anyway, Leafs best, Sens worst, but not really and it’s so early in the year (even though it’s not) that I don’t even know anymore. The Leafs will look to see if they can continue getting their otherworldly goaltending from Scribbles and the Sens will see if they can continue to play way above their heads after losing their best players to injury. Now they have to try and keep it up without their goalie as Craig Anderson left the Sens game against the Rangers on Thursday with a sprained ankle. He’s only day-to-day but we’ll see the human giant named Ben Bishop in goal for the Sens tonight. Should be fun.

Lineups:

Toronto Maple Leafs

James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
Jay McClement – Mikhail Grabovski – Nikolai Kulemin
Clarke MacArthur – Nazim Kadri – Leo Komarov
Mike Brown – Dave Steckel – Frazer McLaren

Dion Phaneuf – Korbinian Holzer
Carl Gunnarsson – Mike Kostka
Mark Fraser – Cody Franson

Ben Scrivens
Jussi Rynnas

Ottawa Senators

Jakob Silfverberg – Kyle Turris – Daniel Alfredsson
Colin Greening – Mika Zibanejad – Erik Condra
David Dziurzynski – Zack Smith – Chris Neil
Kaspars Daugavins – Derek Grant – Jim O’Brien

Patrick Weircioch – Sergei Gonchar
Chris Phillips – Mike Lundin
Mark Methot – Eric Gryba

Ben Bishop
Robin Lehner