Video- #50 For Alex Ovechkin
The TSN Insiders Tonight
The TSN Insiders with a few topics today...
Pat LaFontaine, who works for the NHL these days, thinking about having a hockey summit in NYC.
Next up the NHL trophies will not undergo a name change according to Gary Bettman.
The Nashville Predators are trying to get college player Jimmy Vesey to sign with them.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are trying to sign college player Mike Reilly before he gains UFA status.
Next up was compensation talk if an NHL executive leaves for another te...
They Wouldnâ€™t Do That, Or Would They?
from Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province,
There’s no other way to put it.
It would be insane for this to happen, but it could.
As first pointed out by the guys over at Jewels From the Crown, there’s a scenario where we find ourselves on the last day of the season and the Jets and Flames find themselves locked in battle, tied…only to stop trying with minutes to play and letting the game get to OT, because both teams earning loser points would me...
The New York Rangers May Have Martin St. Louis Back On Thursday
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
Barring an unforeseen development over the next 48 hours, Martin St. Louis should return to the Rangers lineup Thursday night in Minnesota.
St. Louis will have missed eight games after he sits out Tuesday’s match here against the Jets because of the MCL sprain he suffered late in the March 15 Garden match against the Panthers.
“This is the first day I’ve skated with my teammates, and I think for me it&r...
Video- Saves Of The Week
Video- Jon Cooper On His Tampa Bay Lightning Team
Not your usual coach-talk...
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper is on set with Hockey Central at Noon to talk about the battle for the lead in the Eastern Conference.
Messing With The Penguins
from Stephen Whyno of the CP at the Globe and Mail,
No one gets under the skin of the Pittsburgh Penguins like the Philadelphia Flyers.
“I think honestly we take them out of their game,” Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds said several months ago. “I think they hate us so much that everyone’s blood is just boiling the whole game.”
Simmonds is injured and won’t play in Wednesday’s game, but the rest of the Flyers will try to continue to get in th...
The Western Conference Playoff Race
Care to take an educated guess on what team does not make the playoffs in the Western Conference?
Your choices are LA Kings, Calgary Flames or Winnipeg Jets.
NHL Playoff Push (West): Here's how they stack up heading into today's action. More: http://t.co/hbH4Ht8u2F … pic.twitter.com/RB4B1LzmJ4
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 31, 2015
Afternoon Line- Stephen Brunt On The Toronto Maple Leafs
"They are the least likable group of professional athletes I think I’ve ever been around. Just the way they play, outside of the arena, the way they come across – they come across as the opposite of plucky underdogs that are trying really hard even if they’re not quite good enough. This is talented guys who are getting paid enormous amounts of money who stopped trying a long time ago and are kind of laughing at everybody. That’s a bad vibe if you’re a consumer."
NHL Short Notes
LIGHTNING COMPLETE SWEEP OF CANADIENS, CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH
Vladislav Namestnikov (2-1—3) recorded his first career multi-goal game and first career three-point performance to help the Lightning sweep their five-game season series with the Canadiens and clinch their eighth playoff berth in franchise history.
* At 47-23-7 (101 points), the Lightning moved within one point of the Canadiens (47-22-8, 102 points) for first place in the Atlant...
The Chicago Blackhawks And The St. Louis Blues Are Headed For A First-Round Playoff Series
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Looks like that Chicago Blackhawks-St. Louis Blues playoff rematch is on.
When the Blues took over top spot in the Central Division while the Nashville Predators were going sideways for much of March it, looked like the Blues were going to be the team to beat in the ultra-competitive Central Divison, masters of their own destiny. Not so much now.
The Blues were dumped by Vancouver at home on Monday night by a 4-1 count, and St. Louis has now managed j...
A Look At The Situation Room
from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,
Man cave bliss.
That’s the first impression in the NHL’s Situation Room. The 20-by-40 haven of high-def TVs and projector screens would be the perfect place to throw a Stanley Cup-watching party, if only they’d add a few recliners, a wet bar, pool table, some poker chips and a popcorn machine.
None of that is in the works, though. Real work is done in this high-tech room — dubbed the “video war room” &mda...
Morning Line- Helene Elliott On The Los Angeles Kings
Things are getting dire for the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, though their remaining six games include two against the also-ran Edmonton Oilers and one against soon-to-be eliminated San Jose. Their best hope was to finish third in the Pacific and face the Canucks, who flinch at the Kings' physical game, but the Kings now trail third-place Calgary by three points and by three in the regulation/overtime wins tiebreaker. The Kings have overcome daunting odds before, but this might be the...
All Mike Greeen
from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,
A key stat of yours that jumped out to me was ice time. You exceeded 20 minutes of ice time in 10 of your first 19 games, but only in 11 of the past 46. Now some of these games you're in the 19:50s range so take that for what it's worth, but it's not around 22, 23, 24 or 25 as it had been for you in the past. Has playing fewer minutes been better for your overall game?
"Well, I definitely enjoy playing a lot of minutes and sort of a more prominent role, but...
Video- Brett Ritchie Gets 2 Minutes For High-Sticking
Should he have received more for this?