Tuesday, May 3, 2016

NHL NEWS

NHL NEWS
Bob Hartley was fired as coach of the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. The flames finished fifth in the Pacific Division this season, 10 points behind the Minnesota Wild for the final wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Western Conference. "I want to thank Bob.  Bob did some very good things here," Flames GM Brad Trevliving said. "He built a foundation in this organization. And apart from all else, he put his heart and soul into this team every day. He bled for this team. And Bob is a good coach, so i want to thank him. It's a difficult day to get through this." Hartley won the Jack Adams Award as the League's top coach last season after leading the Flames to their first playoff appearance since 2009. They won a playoff series for the first time since 2004.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

NHL NEWS

NHL NEWS
This is kind of personal to me. The team that is my favorite, the Chicago Blackhawks, lost in game 7 of the series against the blues. They were in game 7 which is an extremely close series. The series was close all the way to the end. The announcers said 91% of the time the games were either tied or a 1 goal difference. So they lost the first game won the next then they lost the next three games and then won the next two and then lost the last one. That was awful but they had an amazing series. They had an amazing season. I cant believe that they lost honestly i thought that it was gonna be like the Detroit series when they won in game seven. I wish that they would've won but it is what it is. I hope that next season will be better. I know it will. I think that they will win the cup next year.

Friday, April 22, 2016

NHL NEWS

NHL NEWS
I would really hate to be an NHL goaltender in the playoffs. You think Hernrik Lundqvist slept well last night? One of the most renowned goalies in the league saved one of the worst performances of his career for the worst possible night. Good luck getting a rangers fan to recall 10 times Lundqcist got pulled over his career. Now try getting them to recall the last time happened in a playoff game. One bad game on the wrong night and his teams playoff chances are probable shot. And how about the two goaltenders who battled into multiple overtimes? Corey Crawford made over 40 saves for Chicago. Brian Elliot saved into the high 30's. And both were making plenty of saves in overtime. And yet, this was the sentiment. Counterpoint: once you get to overtime in the playoffs, no save is routing. Its a battle against nerves and the little bit of panic that will set in once you make even the slightest mistake. Sure, it looked like Crawford and Elliott were simply maintaining the correct posture and fundamentals. But they were doing that on the biggest stage in sports. So, uh, not routine. But that's the life of a goaltender. You're expected to do your job with often mild laudation, and once you don't do it the playoffs magnifying glass peers in even closer. They don't get no respect.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

NHL NEWS

NHL NEWS
The New York Rangers were left picking up the pieces following their 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference First Round series at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday after they lost their most important player for the game, and perhaps longer. The Rangers don't yet know the status of goalie Henrik Lundqvist for game 2 on Saturday. Lundqvist left game 1 after the first period with an apparent right eye injury and coach Alain Vigneault said he would be reevaluated Thursday. "You just have to learn to deal with it," defense man Marc Staal said. Antti Raanta, who made 16 saves on 19 shots in relief, said he saw Ludqvist after the game, but they didn't talk. Maybe the two days off between games will be enough for Lundqvist to recover in time to return to the series having only missed two periods. But maybe not. And that's the fear the Rangers have now that they are already in a 1-0 hole in the best of 7 series against the Penguins, who didn't even have their best 2 goalies in net in game 1. Jeff Zatkoff made 35 saves in his first career Stanley cup playoff start and No. 1 Goalie Marc Andre Fleury was unable to play after missing the last five games of the regular season, and No.2 goalie Matt Murray is a day-to-day. The news on Zatkoff is where the Rangers emotional roller coaster ride began Wednesday. New York went into Game 1 preparing to face Fleury. Their focus was on the Penguins No.1 goalie because he practiced Monday and Tuesday and was a full participant in the morning skate Wednesday.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

NHL NEWS

NHL NEWS
Alex Kovalev, a 19 year NHL veteran who has been out of the league since 2013, wants to make a comeback. He told Jounal de Montreal, "I'd come back right away. If Jaromir Jagr can do it, so can I." Kovalev, who will turn 43 next month, scored 430 goals and had 1,029 points in 1.316 NHL games with the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa senators, and Florida Panthers. His best season was in 2000-01, when he had career highs of 44 goals and 95 points with penguins. As a rookie, he was a member of the Rangers' Stanley Cup champion team in1994. In a pro Hockey Talk report, Kovalev said he was in "exceptional" shape, the result of martial arts workouts five times a week, and said he "would only need a few days of training" to be able to play in an NHL game. Kovalev has not played professional hockey since 2013-14. He had 22 goals and 52 points in 44 games with Vip in the Swiss B league. He said he would not reach out to teams asking for a shot to play. If a team contacted him, he would say yes. This is basically one of the fallen greats who needs another shot to play in the NHL but is too proud to ask for a handout.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

NHL NEWS

NHL NEWS
The Washington Capitals clinched the top seed in the eastern Conference for the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-2 win against the Ottawa senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday. Mike Richards, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie scored for the Capitals (52-15-5), who also won the Metropolitan Division and ended a three-game losing streak on the road. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby made 28 saves for his 44th win of the season. He needs four more victories to tie Martin Brodeur for the most wins in a season (48). Brodeur set the record with the New Jersey Devils in 2006-07. The Capitals, coming off a 6-2 loss against the Pittsburg Penguins on Sunday, avoided losing back to back games in regulation for the first time this season. Chris Wideman and Mika Zibanejad scored for the Senators (34-32-8) and Craig Anderson mad 18 saves. Although they won and locked down the top seed, the Capitals weren't happy with letting their 3-0 lead slip away. "That's what won us the game, really getting the lead, because we weren't the better team tonight and that was pretty evident," Holtby said. "We got some goals early and that's kind of the opposite of what we've been doing lately with a good start and then tailed off the rest of the game. The Capitals started with a 33-7-3 record and are 19-8-2 since Jan. 14.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

NHL NEWS

 NHL NEWS
Colorado Avalanche coach Pratirck Roy met with Mikkel Boedker on Wednesday morning to try and spark some offensive confidence in his new forward. It paid off quickly against the Vancouver Canucks. Boedker scored twice and Colorado regained the second wild card into the Stanley cup playoffs from the Western Conference with a 3-1 victory against the Canucks at Rogers Arena. "Keep playing, just be a little more confident and keep going to the net and good things are going to happen. " Boedker said when asked about Roy's message. "It worked out pretty well." Boedkers second goal broke a 1-1 tie 37 seconds into the third period. Andreas Martinsen scored less than five minutes later for the Avalanche (36-31-4), who moved one point ahead of the Minnesota Wild. Colorado has 11 games left in the regular season; Minnesota has 12. "we need to play all of them like they are our last game," said goaltender Semyon Varlmov, who made 28 saves for Colorado. "I feel like playoffs start for us right now."


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

NHL NEWS

NHL NEWS
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is expected to lead Team Sweden in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey 10 years after leading Sweden to a gold medal in the 2006 Olympics. Lundqvist was one of two goalies and 16 players named to Team Swedens initial roster Wednesday. Sweden held its North American-based press conference at MSG Training center, the Rangers' practice facility. Lundqbist also helped Sweden win the silver medal in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Sweden lost 3-0 to Canada in the gold medal game. Eleven other players form Sweden's 2014 Olympic team joined Lundqvist on the initial World Cup roster announced Wednesday. Four of the players named also played with lundqvist at the 2006 Olympics. Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin, along with Detroit red wings defense man Niklas Kronwall and forward Henrik Zetterberg, join Lundqvist from the Olympic gold and silver medal winners on swedens world cup roster. Zetterberg was Swedens captain in Sochi but was limited to one game because a back injury forced him to withdraw from the tournament. Forwards Nicklas Backstrom (Washington capitals) Loui Eriksson from the bruins gabriel landeskog from the abalanche and alexander steenfrom the blues and Erik Karlsson from the senators and Niklas Hjalmarsson from the Hawks and oliver Ekman larsson from the coyotes are back from the 2014 Olympics

Friday, February 26, 2016

NHL NEWS

NHL NEWS
Henrik Lundqvist became the New York Rangers all time saves leader and the first goalie in the NHL history to record 30 wins in 10 of his first 11 seasons, and Chris kreider scored the tie breaking goal in the third period of a 2-1 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade centser on thursday. Lundqvist made 35 saves to give him 17,404, surpassing Mike Ricter (17,379.). Lundqvist also moved into third place in NHL history for seasons with 30 or more wins with his 10th after defeating the Blues. Lundqvist also tied Tom Barraso for 16th place with his 369th victory. "You know the names im up there with and obviously its a huge honor." Lundqvidst said. "Growing up, those guys were guys i was watching and now im up there with wins. to me, its just a sign of ive been given a chance for a lot of years. This orgnization, when i came, ive been lucky to play with a lot of good players and been able to have a copetitive team every year. Im really happy about that." Kreider scored his 12th of the season from the slot at 4:18 of the third period off a backhandpass from oscar Lindberg "It was hard, it was an effort play". Kreider said.

Friday, February 19, 2016

NHL NEWS
The Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday. This meeting is for an incident with the New York Rangers Defense man Ryan McDonagh during a game Thursday. They played at Air Canada Centre. The incident occurred at 18:58 of the first period. Kmarov was assessed a match penalty for an illegal check to the head. McDonagh remained on the rangers bench for the rest of the first period but did not return to the game. The following grounds are being considered for the supplemental discipline: Elbowing/ illegal check to the head. However, the department of player safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review. So basically this is saying a player from one team was an enforcer. He got a little to rough and made a bad play and hit another star player who went out of the game. For this reason they turned him into an organization that apply punishments to players who get too rough to keep other players safe. Now what will his punishment be? Probably being out for a few games and maybe at the very most for this a fine. Not much though. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

NHL NEWS

NHL NEWS
So this blog is kind of special to me just because it is about John Scott. He is an underdog enforcer that jumps around from team to team and now I believe he is with the coyotes. I know he is in the minor leagues now. He played for the Black hawks a few years ago and everyone loved him there. He is a very good person and he did very well in the all star game. Now he is only in there because he was picked as a fan favorite. The actual NHL spokesperson asked him to step down because "he didn't deserve to be there". And he probably didn't but who were they to say? So it was amazing when he went out there and won the whole All Star tournament and scored a few goals doing it. He was also voted MVP in the game with actual stars. I like him and i'm glad he won the game and took his team to victory. I cannot believe the NHL did that to him and i'm glad he got to play and made them look stupid.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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The Nashville Predators defense man Roman Josi was one of the four hometown players in the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition. He was joined by Shea Weber, James Neal, And Pekka Rinne. Jose is doing a blog for the NHL this weekend to detail his experiences. This is the final installment, discussing the 9-6 loss his central division team absorbed int the semifinals. H also talks about his experiences throughout an unforgettable weekend. The All-Star game was a lot of fun. Everything about it was amazing. Coming to the rink, the entrance during the introductions. The playing the game and being out there with all those great players and playing with them was a great experience for me. He said. Before the game even started, our coach Lindy Ruff came up to us before the game and said all of the predators were going to start the game and that was really cool. To get me, Shea Wbver, James Neal, and Pekka Rinne all out there for the first shift and to hear the reaction from the crowd, that was a cool experience.

Monday, January 25, 2016

NHL NEWS WEEK 3

NHL NEWS
So this blog is on my favorite goaltender from my favorite team. His name is Corey Crawford. He is from the Chicago Black hawks. He has just got his 7th shutout of the season. He played against the blues last night in Chicago and made 25 saves for Chicago last night at home. This was the hawks 7th straight win at Chicago also. The Black hawks' seven game home winning streak is their longest run since November 9th- December 21 in 2014, they went (8-0-0). With this win they pulled away from the Stars with a 5 point lead in the central division. They also grew closer to the Capitals who are now only 3 points ahead of the hawks for the top NHL spot in the league.league. Crawford's 28 wins rank is only second int he NHL behind Braden Holtby.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

NHL NEWS WEEK 2

NHL NEWS
The Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward was diagnosed with a concussion and placed on injured reserve, the Hurricanes announced Wednesday. Ward started last Friday and allowed three goals on 22 shots in a 3-2 O-T loss to the Vancouver canucks. This ended his three game winning streak. He is 14-11-5 with a 2.42 goal against average. He also has a .905 save percentage and one shutout in his 32 games this season. The Hurricanes backup, Daniel Altshuller was called from Charlotte of the AHL. Altshuller is 21. He is 9-1-1 with a 1.71 GAA. He Also has a .941 save percentage and one shutout in 11 AHL games. The Hurricanes face the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Center on Thursday and return home Friday to play the New York Rangers. They are still waiting for him to recover and return. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

NHL News

The L.A. Kings got center Vincent Lecavalier from the flyers. The kings manager said he needed more flexibility for the bottom 6 forwards to mature and a replacement for a physical defense man Matt Greene who is out indefinitely after a shoulder surgery. Lecavalier is happy about the trade he wants a few more tries for the cup before he goes out. He thinks there is no better place to find it that a team that has won it recently. The flyers manager says Vinnie was excited and saw it as a new opportunity to get the cup with a great team. He was the first round pick in the '98 draft by the lightening. He later took the lightening to the cup in '04. The move is also exciting for Vinnie because he knows a lot of players in L.A. and they all think they will fill the position very well. Vinnie is also being traded along with another one of his close teammates, Luke Schenn. They both are excited about the move and cant wait to get to playing in the new team.