Archive for the ‘Noteworthy’ Category

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - 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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Carry on, then

The Detroit Red Wings advanced past the Anaheim Ducks after taking them down by a score of 3-2 last night. The Wings franchise is now 14-9 all-time in Game 7s, giving them more wins in that situation than any other team.

It helped that Justin Abdelkader scored a sick shorty. Nice read, good wheels, good move: Read the rest of this entry »

Ottawa Senators v Montreal Canadiens - 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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Islanders/Penguins

Oh, right

The Pittsburgh Penguins pulled themselves together for Game 5, and promptly hung a 4-0 beatdown on the New York Islanders last night, not too unlike the 5-0 one they laid down in Game 1. Sidney Crosby put the icing on the cake for the Pens when they were up 2-0, doing this: Read the rest of this entry »

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - 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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Playoff hockey: kinda close

Every opening-round series has had at least one overtime game. In total, 13 of the first 34 postseason games have required overtime (38.2%), with home teams winning eight of those contests (.615). Last year, a record 16 opening-round games (33.3%) went past regulation, with home clubs only winning four times (.250).

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Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders - 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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Getting leads is dangerous

On back-to-back days three of the four games were decided by the teams who didn’t score first. The Isles (down 3-2 and 4-3, won 6-4), Sens (down 2-0, won 3-2 in OT) and Sharks (down 3-2, won 4-3 in OT) were all behind at some point before rallying to win.

Speaking of comebacks: three times in playoffs, already, a team has scored a goal in the final minute of regulation to tie things up and push the contest to overtime (Cory Conacher, Justin Williams, Patrick Marleau). Read the rest of this entry »

St Louis Blues 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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Don’t call it a comeback

Actually, wait, do. Last night the Rangers trailed the Capitals 1-0 and went on to win 4-3 in Madison Square Garden, the Red Wings also went down a goal before eventually winning 3-2 in overtime, and the Kings went down 2-spit before pulling out a 4-3 win.

Boston however, went ahead and stayed ahead for the duration of the evening. Read the rest of this entry »

Crosby loves scoring so much it's borderline creepy.

Crosby loves scoring so much it’s borderline creepy.

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. Some facts are directly from NHL press releases. Hope you enjoy!

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Heart-breaker

The Islanders did a couple amazing things against the hugely favoured Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday: they rolled over them out of the gate to take a 2-0 lead, then after relinquishing it and going down 4-2, they came back to push the game to overtime.

Then Crosby drew a penalty and the Penguins scored and the Islanders lost and *deflated balloon sound*. Read the rest of this entry »

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens

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. Some facts are directly from NHL press releases. Hope you enjoy!

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Ottawa/Montreal

Did you know?

A guy hit a guy and people had thoughts on it.

Some people includes:

Sens’ coach Paul MacLean: “[It was] a hockey play that went bad for Eller.” And “(If I’m Eller), I’m really mad at player 61, whoever he is, because he passed me the puck in the middle of the rink when I wasn’t looking.”

Eric Gryba:  “My elbow was down and there was no intent to hurt him whatsoever. I hope he’s okay … It’s never good seeing that.”

Michel Therrien: “I’m not going to blame Raphael.”

And there’s Brandon Prust’s thoughts on Paul MacLean’s thoughts.

Other people got hurt too!

Craig Anderson: Read the rest of this entry »