Archive for the ‘Night in review’ Category

LA Punchhhhhh

Game in a Sentence:

The LA Kings won the first game of their series with the Blues with more of the same – tight checking, crashing the net and Jonathan Quick.
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Huzzah



Game in a (pair of) Sentence(s):

The New York Rangers were slow and methodical against the Washington Capitals in game one. The pace may have bored Braden Holtby to ineffectiveness as one of the top stories of round one was beaten three times on 14 shots to give New York a 1-0 series lead.
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Round Two. woot.

Another round, another cap tip to The Footy Blog from whom I pinched this game recap format.

Game in a Sentence:

Many were quick to peg this as a “next goal wins” series and in a way it was true – the team that scored the next goal won eventually, it just wasn’t a 1-0 final.
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A meeting with Gerry Dee is a shot away

Joel Ward is the man of the hour tonight after his overtime winner sent the Capitals into the Eastern Conference semifinals and sent the defending Stanley Cup champions packing on their home ice.

After the game, Gerry Dee caught up with Ward. Here’s the proof:

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Game In A Sentence: Braden Holtby out-dueled Tim Thomas, while Joel Ward buried the overtime winner to send the Capitals into the East semifinals and the Bruins packing.

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Braden Holtby isn't impressed or intimidated by the tomfoolery of mere mortals

One of the most overused cliches in hockey, especially playoff hockey, is any comment on the state of a goaltender’s “composure.”

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One of the things I’ve noticed in recent years, and I’m sure a lot of other hockey fans have noticed, is the dwindling number of hip-checks in the game, let alone perfectly executed ones.

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