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Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Four

Last season during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I put out a morning “noteworthy” column in the style of Trey Kerby’s “Things Of Note” posts on The Basketball Jones. This year I’ll be doing something similar (I think with some upgrades on my own previous attempts) using the NHL’s morning press release (“Stanley Cup of Joe,” they’re calling it), my own opinions, and some videos, .GIFs and appropriate pictures. Quoted passages are from the NHL press release.

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The Blackhawks beat the Kings in LA, becoming the first team to do that in a long, long while. Marian Hossa scored 90 seconds into the third to put them up 3-2, and we all know scoring more than twice isn’t something LA really cares to do.

Said winner

Said winner was an absolute bomb of a one-timer from Marian Hossa off a Michal Handzus pass. One of my best coaches ever preached the early pass on the 2-on-1. Everybody always waits for the late play trying for the backdoor tap-in, but early on the d-man generally allows you that pass uncontested, and it makes the goalie move so at the very least he might be off his mark a bit. And hell, if you can shoot it like this… Read the rest of this entry »

Pittsburgh Penguins v Boston Bruins - Game Three

Last season during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I put out a morning “noteworthy” column in the style of Trey Kerby’s “Things Of Note” posts on The Basketball Jones. This year I’ll be doing something similar (I think with some upgrades on my own previous attempts) using the NHL’s morning press release (“Stanley Cup of Joe,” they’re calling it), my own opinions, and some videos, .GIFs and appropriate pictures. Quoted passages are from the NHL press release.

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The Boston Bruins all but ended the Pittsburgh Penguins season last night when Patrice Bergeron – yes, the same one who did away with the Toronto Maple Leafs – scored with 4:41 left in the game’s second overtime.

The winner

We might as well start where it counts. Some folks, obviously Penguins fans, believe there should’ve been a hook called on Jaromir Jagr for how he acquired puck possession from Evgeni Malkin. But c’man – at that stage of OT, they’re not calling tugs.

Probably a penalty during the season, not one during OT in the playoffs. Great goal. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three

Last season during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I put out a morning “noteworthy” column in the style of Trey Kerby’s “Things Of Note” posts on The Basketball Jones. This year I’ll be doing something similar (I think with some upgrades on my own previous attempts) using the NHL’s morning press release (“Stanley Cup of Joe,” they’re calling it), my own opinions, and some videos, .GIFs and appropriate pictures. Quoted passages are from the NHL press release.

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The Los Angeles Kings won at home, as they always do, in Game 3 by a score of 3-1 to bring the Blackhawks series lead to 2-1. Facts, stats and couple videos ahead.

Voynov to the races

Slava Voynov scored the game-winner last night, as he has a few times in playoffs this season. The stats are a lot cooler than the video, let’s put it that way. But we’ll get there. Info first: Read the rest of this entry »

Things got a little fiesty, to the point we had an "Are we doing this?" goalie staredown last night. Pic is from @aaronward_nhl.

Things got a little fiesty, to the point we had an “Are we doing this?” goalie staredown last night. Pic is from @aaronward_nhl

Last season during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I put out a morning “noteworthy” column in the style of Trey Kerby’s “Things Of Note” posts on The Basketball Jones. This year I’ll be doing something similar (I think with some upgrades on my own previous attempts) using the NHL’s morning press release (“Stanley Cup of Joe,” they’re calling it), my own opinions, and some videos, .GIFs and appropriate pictures. Quoted passages are from the NHL press release.

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Hot Start

The Blackhawks had one hell of a weekend, beating the Kings 2-1 then 4-2 on back-to-back nights. But before you declare this series over… Read the rest of this entry »

Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Five

Last season during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I put out a morning “noteworthy” column in the style of Trey Kerby’s “Things Of Note” posts on The Basketball Jones. This year I’ll be doing something similar (I think with some upgrades on my own previous attempts) using the NHL’s morning press release (“Stanley Cup of Joe,” they’re calling it), my own opinions, and some videos, .GIFs and appropriate pictures. Quoted passages are from the NHL press release.

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First and foremost

Brent Seabrook scored the overtime winner to put the Blackhawks past the Red Wings by a score of 2-1, but the story of the day came on blown call by Steven Walkom. The Blackhawks took the lead in regulation with under two minutes to go on a monster shot by Niklas Hjalmarsson, but as the building shook, word came down: no goal. Read the rest of this entry »

San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Seven

Last season during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I put out a morning “noteworthy” column in the style of Trey Kerby’s “Things Of Note” posts on The Basketball Jones. This year I’ll be doing something similar (I think with some upgrades on my own previous attempts) using the NHL’s morning press release (“Stanley Cup of Joe,” they’re calling it), my own opinions, and some videos, .GIFs and appropriate pictures. Quoted passages are from the NHL press release.

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It’s not so much the Kings winning that was predictable, as it was the manner in which they won. At home, after scoring first, by a score of 2-1 in a game Jonathan Quick played great. You don’t say.

First time for everything

This series was the first in NHL history that saw the home team score first and win all seven games. Stick-tap to John Buccigross for that tidbit. And stick-tap to the NHL for informing me that only nine times in NHL history has the home team won all seven games in a series. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Blackhawks v Detroit Red Wings - Game Six

Last season during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I put out a morning “noteworthy” column in the style of Trey Kerby’s “Things Of Note” posts on The Basketball Jones. This year I’ll be doing something similar (I think with some upgrades on my own previous attempts) using the NHL’s morning press release (“Stanley Cup of Joe,” they’re calling it), my own opinions, and some videos, .GIFs and appropriate pictures. Quoted passages are from the NHL press release.

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Yayyy, two Game 7s in the West, how fun. Anyone have a Sharks/Red Wings Conference Final on their bracket? Nobody? Bueller?

Game 7

The Blackhawks were facing a 2-1 deficit heading into the third period when they quickly turned things around in the first minute with a Michal Handzus goal. Brian Bickell followed it up not long after, and then…well, I think you know what happened to put Detroit away.

The penalty shot

Ohhh, the penalty shot. This segment got long, so it became it’s own post that you can read here. I can’t believe they made that call. Here’s the vid, for those who haven’t seen it. Read the rest of this entry »