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Stars Of The Week
NEW YORK (March 27, 2017) – Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen and Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 26.

The Latest From The IIHF On The Olympics
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation remains hopeful for an NHL Olympic resolution but again made it clear that skipping the tournament in South Korea in 2018, then coming back to play in Beijing in 2022, is not the way to go. "We have previously stated that the NHL can't just pick and choose which Olympics to participate in," Rene Fasel said in a statement to from the IIHF on Monday. "Our discussions are focused on going to Pyeongc...

Video- Everyone Seem To Be Moving Kind Of Slow Today
Three plus minutes of slow motion action from the past week in the NHL.  

Morning Line- Jack Todd On Andrei Markov
Markov is in the final season of a three-year contract that pays him $5,750,000 per season — a much-maligned deal when he signed that now looks like a bargain. Given his level of fitness and his stellar play, he has surely earned at a two-year deal that will likely be signed in the off-season. Markov has made it clear in the past he doesn’t want to play anywhere else, and the Canadiens don’t want him playing elsewhere, not with Mikhail Sergachev a couple of seasons away from...

Video- Wayne Simmonds Elbow On Brian Dumoulin
No penalty on the play and Dumoulin went the the dressing room but did return.  

A Not So Hot Return For Henrik Lundqvist And A Brendan Smith/Corey Perry Fight
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, If Henrik Lundqvist wanted to be tested in order to prepare for the playoffs upon returning from a seven-game absence covering nearly three weeks, The King surely was that here on Sunday in a 6-3 empty-net abetted defeat to the Ducks. “It was a challenging game,” Lundqvist said with a wry smile after surrendering five goals on 33 shots in 58:37. “You hope for maybe a little easier game, but there are no easy games in this leag...

NHL Short Notes
SUNDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps DETROIT 3, Minnesota 2 (OT) Dallas 2, NEW JERSEY 1 (OT) Philadelphia 6, PITTSBURGH 2 WINNIPEG 2, Vancouver 1 ANAHEIM 6, NY Rangers 3   DUCKS CLAIM SOLE POSSESSION OF FIRST PLACE IN PACIFIC DIVISION Ryan Getzlaf collected a season-high four assists to help the Ducks extend their point streak to seven games (6-0-1), including four straight wins. Anaheim (41-23-11, 93 points) moved ahead of idle San Jose (42-26-7, 91 points) and Edmonto...

A Look At Nolan Patrick
from Kristina Rutherford of Sportsnet, It never really occurred to the kid teammates call “Paddy” that he might do anything but play hockey. He claims to come from “a normal hockey family,” but there’s nothing normal about one that has produced — so far — a pair of first-round NHL picks, in his dad, Steve, who played 250 career games, and uncle James, now an assistant coach with the Dallas Stars after a more than 20-year career in the league. A s...

Seth Jones Standing Out For Columbus
from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, On Saturday, he pulled 24 minutes, 24 seconds of ice time as the Blue Jackets defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 at Nationwide Arena. On Thursday, he pulled 26:47 and scored a goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Capitals in Washington. It's not the ice time or the offensive aplomb or any other single facet of Jones' game that grabs attention. It is his burgeoning hossification. Jones is showing he has the ability and the desire to take co...

Video- Saturday Headlines And Coach’s Corner
Saturday Headlines topics include the injury to Frederk Andersen, an injury update on Marc Methot, should Sidney Crosby been disciplined, the Rasmus Ristolainen hit, John Tavares contract situation and NCAA free agents. Watch at Sportsnet. Coach's Corner talked about a few recent hits, Mike Babcock on "the empty penalty box" on a major penalty to the Leafs, Sidney Crosby and a few more topics.  

The Wild Card Race In The East
Monday evening, the Islanders host the Predators and Blackhawks visit the Lightning.  

Playoff Hopes For The Los Angeles Kings Are Over
The Kings are now 9 points behind in the wild card race with 8 games to play. from Helene Elliottt of the LA Times, The Kings’ 3-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday night summed up their season in one flawed performance, perfect only in exemplifying why a team that supposedly has so much talent and heart is all but certain to be watching on TV when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin next month. With their playoff hopes dwindling by the hour, the Kings couldn’t muster...

3/26/97 Is A Date Detroit Hockey Fans Will Never Forget
from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News, Has it really been 20 years since the Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche ignited one of the best rivalries — or feuds — in professional sports with a game on March 26 that will likely live in infamy? “I have people all the time come up to me and say they were there,” Kris Draper said. March 26, 1997. You mention that date to Detroit sports fans of a certain age and they’ll tell you where they were when the Red W...

Video- Logan Couture Injured In Sharks’ Sixth Straight Loss
from Kevin Kurz of CSN BayArea, After taking a deflected puck to the face, Sharks center Logan Couture was taken to a local hospital in the Nashville area, coach Pete DeBoer said after the game. There was no further information about how serious his injury might be. “I don’t have a report. I heard they took him to the hospital. That’s the last I heard,” DeBoer said. continued Also from Kurz, Apparently, one wake up call wasn’t good enough...

Video- Michael Haley’s Match Penalty For Attempting To Injure
via Adam Vingan of The Tennessean, With about seven minutes remaining and the Predators leading by three goals, Jarnkrok received a minor penalty for boarding Haley, which incited a 10-man scrum. Haley sought out Jarnkrok and landed a left-handed jab to his face. Officials handed Haley a match penalty for attempting to injure Jarnkrok and immediately ejected him. Jarnkrok didn't return. "He kind of hit me in the helmet and got cut by the visor," Jarnkrok said. "I feel OK." "I...

The Lack Of Vision By The NHL
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The NHL’s vision rarely extends past the 50 percent of revenue the league is guaranteed under the CBA, so it is no surprise neither the board nor commissioner can recognize the positive global byproduct of continuing to participate in the Olympics in 2018. If it cannot be immediately quantified, the benefit does not exist for the Sixth Avenue operation, which has done scandalously little through the years to broaden its scope beyond North...

NHL Short Notes
SATURDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps Vancouver 4, MINNESOTA 2 COLUMBUS 1, Philadelphia 0 Calgary 3, ST. LOUIS 2 (OT) BUFFALO 5, Toronto 2 MONTREAL 3, Ottawa 1 FLORIDA 7, Chicago 0 Carolina 3, NEW JERSEY 1 Boston 2, NY ISLANDERS 1 WASHINGTON 4, Arizona 1 NASHVILLE 7, San Jose 2 EDMONTON 4, Colorado 1 NY Rangers 3, LOS ANGELES 0 BOESER SCORES WINNING GOAL DURING DEBUT IN HOME STATE . . . After signing his first NHL contract on Saturday morning, Brock Boeser scor...

Video- Jaromir Jagr Out With A Lower-Body Injury
#FlaPanthers Jaromir Jagr (Lower Body) will not return to tonight's contest vs. Chicago. — Florida Panthers PR (@FlaPanthersPR) March 26, 2017  

Fixing The Colorado Avalanche
from Terry Frei of the Denver Post, The planets must align for the Avalanche to become competitive — or more than that — next season. That means: — Semyon Varlamov shows his hip surgery has rid him of his recurring groin muscle issues. He has to become one of the league’s elite goalies again, living up to the standards set by his annual $5.9 million cap hit through 2018-19. Trade him? Who’s going to take him now, especially with that contract? Expose him...

Sidney Crosby The Topic For Saturday Hockey Talk
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - Imagine if the opposite had occurred? Imagine if it had been Sidney Crosby’s finger dangling, dripping blood, part of it crushed, the result of a slash, intentional or not? Imagine the noise the hockey world would make? Instead, the usual voices say the usual things. You can’t penalize the kind of slash that happens so often in every game. You can’t suspend Crosby for maiming Ottawa’s Marc Methot and ending his ...

Video- Bruce Boudreau After Another Loss Today
The Minnesota Wild with another loss today.  They were down 4-0 and scored two late goals to make the score closer than it really was.  The Wild are now 2-8-0 in their last 10 games. Bruce Boudreau after the game...  

Afternoon Line- Mike Babcock
“I don’t care when you peak or any of that stuff, I just want to get in the playoffs to give ourselves a chance. “We’re playing better right now and finding a way to win games and that’s what we have to continue to do. Last year, I didn’t look at the standings one time (when the Leafs finished 30th overall in the National Hockey League) and now I look at it every single day. Obviously, there must be a reason to look at them.” -Mike Babcock, hea...

Video- Jack Skille Injured After Hit By Charlie Coyle
Skille was in pain for a few minutes and needed help off the ice. Looks like a left ankle injury to me.  

Maintaining High Performance In Hockey
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, Adam McQuaid plays best when he’s angry. When he feels a teammate has been slighted, McQuaid turns into the Hulk. But as soon as the final buzzer sounds, McQuaid’s blood plummets from full boil to room temperature. Even after a high-intensity affair, the Bruins defenseman can usually count on a good sleep when he retires to his home or hotel room. “It can be hit or miss sometimes,” McQuaid said between back-to-back ...

The Final Wild Card In the Eastern Conference Is Wide Open
What team gets in?   Eastern Conference Playoff Race (Games Ending 3/24) — Damian Echevarrieta (@Ech28) March 25, 2017

A Double Standard Exists
from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Crosby's stick to the groin of Ryan O'Reilly was a social media sensation Tuesday night. It was spearing and went unpenalized. It happens a lot in the game undetected but the camera doesn't lie. In this case, Crosby was caught red-handed. "At the time it hurt and it threw me off guard. I didn't know it was him until he came up to me on the ice and apologized," O'Reilly told this corner after practice Friday. "It was kinda weird having played ...

Toronto vs. Buffalo
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, On the warm Buffalo evening last summer that Auston Matthews was selected first overall by the Maple Leafs in a boo-filled KeyBank Center, a small pocket of Toronto fans sitting in the stands proudly showcased their T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Auston 20:16.” “He’s going to be our saviour!” one of them yelled, trying to have his voice heard over the loud jeers of the locals who were anti-anything-Toronto-re...

Will The Real Montreal Canadiens Please Stand Up?
from Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette, On Monday morning, the city was in a state of euphoria after the Canadiens swept that playoff-like home-and-home, weekend series against the Ottawa Senators to seemingly take firm command of first-place in the Atlantic Division. People were saying things like “bring on the Rangers” and laughing about how we didn’t need to worry about the Sens. Then came Tuesday night, the most boring game of the year. The sad-sack Detroit ...

NHL Short Notes
FRIDAY’S RESULTS NY Islanders 4, PITTSBURGH 3 (SO) Tampa Bay 2, DETROIT 1 (OT) DALLAS 6, San Jose 1 ANAHEIM 3, Winnipeg 1   EXTRA TIME VICTORIES FUEL WILD CARD RACE The Islanders (35-26-12, 82 points) and Lightning (36-29-9, 81 points) earned victories in the shootout and overtime, respectively, to improve their standing in the Eastern Conference Wild Card race:   * John Tavares (0-2—2) recorded the 300th and 301st assists of his career and netted the ...

Video- You Make The Call - Islanders/Penguins
Dough Weight not a happy coach.  


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