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Evening Line- Vladimir Tarasenko
Tarasenko: "This city has been waiting for a Cup for a long time and I think we can do this." #stlblues — Jeff Ponder (@jponder94) April 18, 2015

Temperature Rising In Calgary/Vancouver Series
from Jeff Patterson of TSN, So this much is clear: the series is tied -- and the series is on. Oh, it’s on alright. Friday’s late-game fireworks at Rogers Arena signalled the return of the rivalry between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames. How any of the five-on-five brawl carries over as the scene shifts to the Saddledome on Sunday remains to be seen, but there is no question that a healthy amount of dislike has been introduced into this Western Canadian showdown. And...

Bob Hartley Fined $50K
NEW YORK (April 18, 2015) – Calgary Flames Head Coach Bob Hartley has been fined $50,000 for his responsibility for the incident that took place with 1:17 remaining in regulation of the first-round playoff game in Vancouver on Friday, April 17, the National Hockey League announced today. The fine was issued in accordance with By-Law 17.3 (a) for conduct prejudicial to or against the welfare of the League. In addition, the National Hockey League announced that...

A Plea Deal May Be An Option For Jarret Stoll
from Rick Westhead of TSN, Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll will probably be able to negotiate a "slap on the wrist" after being arrested and charged in Las Vegas on Friday for possession of cocaine and another illegal recreational drug, says a former state prosecutor. Michael Pariente, who has been a criminal defence lawyer in Las Vegas since 2006, said he's represented dozen of people accused of drug possession - many of them Canadian - and in every case, the prosecutor has o...

Shea Weber Will Miss At Least The Next Two Games
Shea Weber will not make the trip and further information will be provided Wednesday. Mike Fisher is day-to-day and will travel to Chicago. — KWilsonPreds (@KWilsonPreds) April 18, 2015 Video of how the injury happened is below...

Alain Vigneault Trying To Get The Attention Of The Refs
from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post, Oh, those subtle subplots of the playoffs. This is part of what makes it fun, no? Rangers coach Alain Vigneault spent part of Friday afternoon voicing his opinion about the Penguins crashing the crease and disturbing his goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, just to make sure it’s out there for the start of Game 2 on Saturday night at the Garden. Vigneault made it clear he wants to see a little more diligence on the parts of the referees going ...

NHL Short Notes
FRIDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps MONTREAL 3, Ottawa 2 (OT) – MTL leads 2-0 WASHINGTON 4, NY Islanders 3 – series tied 1-1 NASHVILLE 6, Chicago 2 – series tied 1-1 VANCOUVER 4, Calgary 1 – series tied 1-1   GALCHENYUK LIFTS CANADIENS PAST SENATORS IN OT The Senators notched the tying goal with 6:35 remaining in regulation, but Alex Galchenyuk scored at 3:40 of overtime to power the Canadien...

The Vancouver Canucks Dominated The Calgary Flames
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, Bob Hartley, who has a knack of making the story about him even after his team has been drilled like a molar, tried to turn the after-conversation into what happened in the last minute of Game 2 instead of what happened in the first 59 minutes. But after all the he-said, she-said this one was pretty simple. In a comprehensive beat down, the Vancouver Canucks evened their opening round series with the Calgary Flames 1-1, setting the stage for ...

The St. Louis Blues Should Have Been Ready To Play Game 1
from Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. What’s maddening is how the Blues lost. “You get down one at home and hope to pick it up a notch and that would be a wake-up call,” Blues captain David Backes said after Game 1. “It almost took until the third period until we finally got our legs going and played our brand of hockey.” Therein lies a fundamental problem: With so much at stake, including their own reputations as competitors, why do th...

Craig Anderson For Game 3?
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, As the Senators appeared headed for a regulation time loss at Bell Centre Friday, you could anticipate the first question asked of coach Dave Cameron the next morning. Now what? Trailing the first round playoff with the Montreal Canadiens 2-0, would he turn to Craig Anderson when the series switched back to Ottawa for Game 3 Sunday? Surely, he'd give it some thought. Andrew (The Hamburglar) Hammond still gets no respect -- despite the w...

Morning Line- Jack Capuano
“We didn’t deserve it. What’d we have, 13 or 15 shots or whatever after two periods? That’s not going to get it done, even though we had the lead. We’ve got to put pucks on net, we’ve got to make their D turn, we’ve got to make their goalie work. You could see when we started doing some good things and played down low we got some offensive zone time, but too little too late.” -Jack Capuano, head coach of the New York Islanders after a 4-3 los...

Time To Bench Corey Crawford
from Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times, I think Corey Crawford just let in another goal. It’s time for a change, but more importantly, it’s time for a spark. Crawford is not the Blackhawks’ biggest problem in their first-round series with the Predators, but it’s very possible that rookie goalie Scott Darling is the biggest solution. That’s a difficult thing to write. It reeks of complete panic, and that’s not what the Hawks are about. This a ...

More Needed From Sidney Crosby And Evgeni Malkin
from Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Penguins can only hope their superstars find their way in the postseason as they prepare for Game 2 of their first-round series against the heavily favored New York Rangers on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. “Guys with that kind of talent,” right wing Blake Comeau said, “you can only contain them for so long.” They have been contained for quite some time, though. Jarring numbers surround Crosby an...

Videos- Recaps Of The NHL Playoff Games From Friday Night
First you the NHL's version...     Below, watch Sportnet's nightly recap...

A Calgarian rodeo breaks out in Vancouver
So the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks decided to get to know each other a little better toward the end of Vancouver's 4-1 win over Calgary: From the box score: Just handed final game sheet. Still shows Engelland with 2 majors, instigator and 3 game misc. Told Shick looked it over. Subject to change. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 18, 2015 Dorsett also given 2 majors and a game misconduct. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 18, 201...

Jarret Stoll arrested for cocaine possession
Per Sportnset's Scott Lewis: Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll was arrested in Las Vegas for cocaine possession Friday, according to a report. Sportsnet has confirmed with PBX operator Lamontagne of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department that Stoll is in custody. The LAMPD would not confirm any other details of the arrest. BREAKING: @LVMPD confirms #NHL player Jarret Stoll arrested for possession of cocaine at Wet Republic in Las Vegas today. @8NewsNow #8NN — Va...

Predators lose Weber to ankle injury
From ESPN's Scott Powers: Predators defenseman Shea Weber left Game 2 of the team's Western Conference first-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks with a lower-body injury in the second period and did not return, Nashville announced. Weber left the game after he was checked into the boards by the Blackhawks' Brandon Saad at 10:49 of the second period. The Predators captain fell to the ice, was slow to get up and skated to his team's bench. He played 16 shifts and 13:25 of ice t...

Gary Bettman On A Few Topics
from Adam Vingan of The Tennessean, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is in Nashville on Friday to attend Game 2 of the Predators' first-round series against the Blackhawks. Before the game, he discussed Nashville's impact on the NHL and league-wide topics. On if it was good for the league to have a "non-traditional" market like Nashville have significant on-ice success: "I'm not sure i'm comfortable any longer with the term 'non-traditional.' Fact is there are some cities that have ...

Open Post- Tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoff Games
The New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames look to go up 2-0 tonight and take that lead back home. Meanwhile, Montreal wants to be up 2-0 wheh they head to Ottawa. Tonight's schedule is below and feel free to discuss anything hockey related.

Video- Hear It, New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Game 1
via the NHL YouTube channel, The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins squared off in Game 1 of the their series. Listen in as microphones pick up the action on the ice.  

How About Terry Murray As The Next Coach Of The Philadelphia Flyers?
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated, There are guys who plant the seeds and there are guys who harvest the crops. Babcock and Julien? They’re harvesters. And right now what this team needs more than anything is a planter. The Flyers are, conservatively, two or three years away from being a competitive team. That’s the time frame needed to develop Robert Hagg and Shayne Gostisbehere and Samuel Morin and Mark Alt into reliable NHL defenders, and to figure out where Taylor...

All About The NHL Draft Lottery
from Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com, There's a significant jackpot awaiting the winner of the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports). The team winning the lottery will be able to choose between two players projected to be generational talents eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft: Erie Otters center Connor McDavid and Boston University freshman Jack Eichel. The draft will be held at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., June 26-27.... Balls numbered 1 to 14 will ...

The Vancouver Canucks Need A Home Win
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, The Vancouver Canucks aren’t particularly interested in revisiting their recent playoff history, and maybe that’s understandable because, since Game 5 of the 2011 Stanley Cup final, this team has been to the playoffs what Ponzi was to investment banking. But it’s there and, like that big red zit in the middle of your forehead, it’s hard to ignore. Following their 2-1 defeat to the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night, the...

About Corey Perry’s Game Winning Goal Last Night
from Kerry Fraser of TSN, The pertinent language that applies to this contact and contained in rule 69.3 is as follows: For Perry's part, "If an attacking player initiates contact with a goalkeeper, incidental or otherwise, while the goalkeeper is in his goal crease, and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed." To support any defensive contact initiated by Pavelec, "If a goalkeeper, in the act of establishing his position within his goal crease, initiates contact with an a...

All Ron Hextall
from the Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall held a conference call with the media on Friday morning following the announcement that the club has relieved Craig Berube of his head coaching duties. Below is a transcript of the call... When do you want to have a new coach in place? That’s a good question. I’m not going to fast track anything here. I would like to have a guy in place by the draft. I guess the goal, but I’m not going to do th...

Morning Line- Gary Bettman
“The media debates it a lot, but we don’t get a lot of negative feedback from fans. In fact, when you see the way the races played out and the importance of every game in the regular season, there are teams that wish they had a couple of points from October and November they would have liked to have down the stretch. The point system is working extraordinarily well.” -Gary Bettman when questioned about the current point system in the NHL.  Craig Custance of ESPN has ...

Video- Not Your Typical Pre-Game Skate
Can you imagine if Pavelec would have been injured and unable to start?  

Craig Berube Done In Philadelphia
via the Philadelphia Flyers, The Philadelphia Flyers have relieved head coach Craig Berube of his duties with the club, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Berube was the 18th head coach in Flyers history and was named to the post on October 7, 2013. He recently completed his second season as head coach and leaves the position with a record of 75-58-28 (.553). Prior to being named head coach, Berube spent six seasons as a Flyers assistant. He has spent 18 seasons with the o...

The Dallas Stars Have A Seven-Year Contract Extension With John Klingberg
Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports the AAV is $4.25M. FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman John Klingberg to a seven-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Klingberg, 22, appeared in 65 games this season as a rookie for Dallas posting 40 points (11-29=40). He led all NHL rookie defensemen in assists and points, and was second in goals. Amongst a...

NHL Short Notes
PERRY POWERS DUCKS’ THIRD-PERIOD COMEBACK Down 2-1 after 40 minutes, the Ducks scored three unanswered goals in the third period – including the tying and winning markers by Corey Perry (2-2—4) – to grab a 1-0 lead in their First Round series against the Jets.     * The Ducks’ third-period comeback continued a trend from the regular season. In 2014-15, Anaheim set an NHL record for wins when trailing at any point in...

More Of The Same From The Pittsburgh Penguins
from Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Penguins, who started what figures to be a short spring, showed up in Gotham as a convincing facsimile of the Penguins you've come to know and mourn. "We didn't do it early enough tonight," Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy said in the losing dressing room. "But we feel we have the guys in the room to do it." Well, that's one of us. A team that hasn't scored four times in the same hockey game since March 12 scored its usual ...

They Call It Playoff Hockey
from Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail, Most pro sports view acts of wanton violence as a failure, to be lamented and erased from memory as quickly as possible; in hockey, they can become cultural touchstones. Call it a manifestation of the game’s lizard brain: Talent can be countered by brutishness, and the beauty is it works almost every time. In a wider sense, to be a key offensive performer in the NHL is to suffer the democratizing effects of ill treatment. Skill player...

Ben Bishop Has To Be Better
from Martin Fennelly of The Tampa Tribune, The first shot he faced in his Stanley Cup playoff career, nine minutes into the game, got past him. Not really his fault. The fourth shot he faced in his Stanley Cup playoff career, eight seconds into the second period, that beat him, too. Not really his fault. The third one, on the 12th shot, the game-winner, he has to stop. Bad goal. I’m not saying Ben Bishop lost Game 1 for the Lightning. But he didn’t win it, either. ...

The Anaheim Ducks Matched The Physical Play Of The Winnipeg Jets
from Mark Whicker of the Los Aneles Daily News, Whether NHL players actually sleep during the playoffs is debatable. It’s classified information anyway. But it’s doubtful that the Anaheim Ducks were walking the floors when they got home from their 4-2 win in Game 1 of this first-round Stanley Cup playoff series. At least not without a couple of ice packs. The Winnipeg Jets brought the lumber to Honda Center from the very first shift of this game. It was playoff hockey...

The St. Louis Blues Could Not Keep Up With The Minnesota Wild
from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Minnesota Wild played fast and the Blues couldn’t quite catch up, falling 4-2 in Game 1 of this best-of-seven series. This was not how Blues coach Ken Hitchcock envisioned his team starting the postseason. They controlled stretches of the first period but fell behind 1-0 — and then they fell apart in the second period, taking penalty after penalty, falling behind 2-0 while getting outshot 14-4. Fans who were roaring...

Videos- Two Options For Your Video Highlights From Last Night
Sportsnet with their version, just under 2 1/2 minutes...     Below, the NHL's version of the nightly recap...

Open Post- Tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoff Games
The schedule and channel listings are below and feel free to discuss the games or anything hockey related. I say two games go to OT tonight.

Video- Feel The NHL Playoff Action From Last Night
via the YouTube channel of the NHL, Sights and sounds from the first night of Stanley Cup Playoff action.  

David Backes Is One Of The Nicest Guys Around
from Tom Powers of the Pioneer Press, He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever come across -- smiling, polite and with choir-boy good looks. He's also a very talented and hard-working hockey player out of Spring Lake Park High School and Minnesota State Mankato. Yup, he's a local boy and a proud former Olympian. Oh, and one other thing about him: Minnesota hockey fans hate his guts. Just the sight of him gets their blood-pressure rising and their pulses racing to dangerously high leve...

Coaching And GM Odds
via Bovada, Who will be the next Full Time Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs              Mike Babcock                           9/5 Todd McLellan                          9/4 ...

Pressure Is On Bruce Boudreau And The Anaheim Ducks
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times, He has coached the Ducks in a seven-game loss to Detroit in 2013, and a sluggish six-game victory over Dallas and a seven-game loss to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Kings last spring. Another inexplicably early playoff exit by the No. 1-seeded Ducks, who will face the No. 8 Winnipeg Jets starting Thursday at Honda Center, could trigger changes in Boudreau's job status and beyond. "This is our third year with this group making the playoffs wher...

Home Ice? Ha!
from Dave Hodge of TSN, Thumbs down to home-ice advantage, which is mentioned far too often as a meaningful factor in predicting the outcome of a seven-game series. The Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks joined the Islanders as road winners, and not to put words in the mouths of losing coaches Willie Desjardins, Peter Laviolette and Barry Trotz, but I can hear them thinking, if not saying, "If I had my choice, I'd really prefer starting on the road". Home-ice advantage brings with it ...

The New Winnipeg Jets
from Damien Cox of Sportsnet, Forget Atlanta. Winnipeg is different but the same since the Jets lost in six to Detroit and then left town, and that’s the primary narrative that’s in play here. That they play a Ducks team that would tell you the Anaheim market is also very different from the time Michael Eisner (with Bruce McNall’s assistance) convinced the NHL to put a team there further underscores the theme of how the game evolves to fit the places it calls home. ...

Welcome PUCK HCKY
Please welcome PUCK HCKY as a direct advertiser on Kukla's Korner. Matt Marini, the CEO of PUCK HCKY and a life-long hockey fan, has always wanted to bring about a hockey brand that not only made apparel more suited to his tastes (imagine a wardrobe made up solely of black concert/band tees), but one that took hockey to new places where there were undoubtedly hidden fan bases hungry for a brand that was willing to go beyond the typical corporate licensed products and beer-league tees (not t...

Bryan Murray Met With The Media Today
via Pierre LeBrun tweets, Murray says Stone is ''very questionable for the series.'' Murray says disturbing part for him is that he says Subban made a threat to Stone previous to the incident Murray says he feels Subban deserves suspension Murray says he spoke with Stephane Quintal this morning. Murray hopes Quintal will change his mind now that there's more injury news on Stone

Afternoon Line- Nick Cotsonika
So Subban isn't suspended, Stone is hurt, Cameron made a veiled threat, Pacioretty might be back and Neil might play. Game 2 coming up! — Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) April 16, 2015

All Steven Stamkos
from Joe McDonald of ESPN, MCDONALD: What do you say to those critics who think the Lightning don't have enough players with postseason experience to make a deep run? STAMKOS: Well, anything can happen when you get into the playoffs. That's the beauty of the sport and we've seen that over the years. Every team's goal is to get into the playoffs because they know you get a hot goaltender, you get a couple of bounces your way, your special teams get hot and anything can happe...

NHL Short Notes
WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps MONTREAL 4, Ottawa 3 – MTL leads 1-0 NY Islanders 4, WASHINGTON 1 – NYI leads 1-0 Chicago 4, NASHVILLE 3 (2OT) – CHI leads 1-0 Calgary 2, VANCOUVER 1 – CGY leads 1-0   UNLIKELY HEROES EMERGE Unlikely heroes, an ongoing theme in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, emerged in all four games on the opening night of the postseason. Three of those performances were by players making their playoff debuts...

Mark Stone Has A Microfracture Of His Right Wrist
Injury update: #Sens Mark Stone has suffered a microfracture of his right wrist & his availability for the series is unknown at this time. — Ottawa Senators (@Senators) April 16, 2015

The Underdog Pittsburgh Penguins
from Pat Pickens of the New York Times, They may have a roster that includes Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury, but these Pittsburgh Penguins are different. Renowned for their skill, the Penguins are used to being the hunted and not the hunters. They had won their division the last two years and had finished first or second in their division (now the Metropolitan, previously the Atlantic) every season since 2006-7. But this season, Mike Johnston’s first as ...

Is This The Year For The St. Louis Blues?
from Jeremy P. Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “This year’s no more talking,” forward Ryan Reaves said. “It’s time to do.” It’s not offbase to believe that of the 16 teams in the NHL playoffs, the Blues are among the few that have the most to prove. Montreal, Anaheim, Detroit and perhaps even Tampa Bay may be facing similar scrutiny, but the remaining clubs have either tasted success recently (Chicago and the New York Rangers), are...

Why Was Peter Chiarelli Fired?
from Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald, Anyone who is in the running to become just the eighth general manager in the history of the Bruins would be wise to contemplate the peculiar circumstances under which Peter Chiarelli yesterday was fired. What did Chiarelli do to earn his pink slip? Well, in the past eight seasons, his B’s teams have averaged 103 points (including a projected total for the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season). Twice they went to the Stanley Cup finals. The...

The Washington Capitals Played ‘Slow”
from Alex Prewitt of Capitals Insider, “The result is that we look like a slow team,” forward Brooks Laich said. “It has to get better.” “If we turn the puck over against them, they’re really good in transition and they made us pay a few times,” defenseman Brooks Orpik said. “We’re a quick team and we’re playing slow,” forward Troy Brouwer said. “Those types of frustration is what we’re not happy with.&...

Dave Cameron’s Comments Adds Fuel To The Fire For Game 2
from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out, Just a suggestion: Maybe Dave Cameron should leave discipline to the league ands focus on who his goaltender will be for Game 2. Ottawa’s head coach made some injudicious remarks after the Canadiens defeated his team 4-3 in the playoff series opener. Cameron said P.K. Subban ought to be suspended for his slash on Senators sniper Mark Stone. Failing that, Cameron warned darkly, his team might have to inflict its own brand of justice on t...

Video- Recap Of The Four NHL Playoff Games From Last Night
The highlights will take you exactly three minutes and twenty seconds to watch.     added 8:42am, Sportsnets' version of the nightly recap is below...

Video- P.K. Subban Gets Five For Slashing And A Game
via Sportsnet, We have our first controversy of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and none other than P.K. Subban is the catalyst as his two-handed slash on Mark Stone prompted a five minute major and a game misconduct on the Ottawa rookie.  

 

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