Archive for April 21st, 2012

Brad Marchand has scored 9 goals on only 20 shots in 2013. (Icon SMI)

Boston Bruins on the Brink of Elimination after Loss to Caps

  The Boston Bruins dropped game five of their best-of-seven series with the Washington Capitals 4-3 at TD Garden on Saturday afternoon. The Caps lead the series three games to […]

by · April 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals
McDonald was the Blues' leading scorer in 2009-10 with 57 points (Icon SMI)

Five Alive: Blues Eliminate Sharks in Five Games

The St. Louis Blues have eliminated the San Jose Sharks. After losing the first game of the series in overtime, the St. Louis Blues have rattled off four consecutive wins […]

by · April 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · St Louis Blues
Claude Giroux did a fabulous job of throwing Sidney Crosby off his game when these two met in the first round of 2011-2012 playoffs. (Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE)

Are the Penguins Now in Control of the Series?

Coming into the series, the Pittsburgh Penguins were the overwhelming favorite to not only win this series but were also the popular choice to go and win the Stanley Cup. […]

by · April 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Previews and Predictions
Syl Apps receiving the old 'stovepipe' version of the Stanley Cup.

TML Captains: Syl Apps 1940-43, 1945-48

TML Captains is a series that profiles the men who ‘wore the C’ for one of the NHL’s charter franchises. Previously featured were Bert Corbeau, Hap Day, Charlie Conacher and […]

by · April 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Dave Bolland (left) & Corey Crawford

Is Corey Crawford The Real Problem For Chicago?

After losing two straight in overtime at home to fall behind in their series 1-3, the Blackhawks face the chance of first-round elimination for the second straight season. With Chicago […]

by · April 21, 2012 · 1 comment · Chicago Blackhawks
(Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE)

Raffi Torres Suspended for 25 Games: What Does It Mean For the NHL?

Jim Neveau, Managing Editor Lost in all the wonderful drama that has been occurring so far in these NHL playoffs has been an undercurrent of disdain among fans and pundits […]

by · April 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Suspensions
Essential Hockey Read: Behind The Moves

Essential Hockey Read: Behind The Moves

The Essential Hockey Read & Reference: Behind The Moves: NHL General Managers Tell how Winners are Built by Jason Farris (Foreward by Brian Burke) Like a Datsyukian breakaway clinical finish, […]

Pekka RInne (Icon SMI)

Rinne Leads Preds to Round 2

For the second straight season the Nashville Predators will advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  The Preds defeated the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in game five […]

by · April 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators
Carey Price

Montreal Canadiens End of Season Awards

Carey Price makes a glove save vs. the Washington Capitals. The Montreal Canadiens’ 2011/12 season will certainly go down as one of the worst in recent memory, as the team […]

by · April 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens
Kuusamo joined the SWYHL's Northwest Regulators in the fall of 2011.  He recorded a 3.41 GAA, a .901% save percentage and five shutouts in 33 games.  He was named MVP by both team management and by his teammates.  Kuusamo also helped his team win the SWYHL Midget AA championship.  (Photo courtesy of Jerry Simper)

International Spotlight: Villehart Kuusamo

4713.  The number of miles Villehart Kuusamo traveled from Ylitornio, Finland, to Salt Lake City, Utah.  As astonishing as that number is, it is even more remarkable to think that […]

by · April 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, National Juniors, Player Profiles, Prospects
James van Riemsdyk should see more time on the ice while Joffrey Lupul watches from upstairs (Icon SMI)

Return of James van Riemsdyk Not Enough as Flyers Lose Game 5

James van Riemsdyk made his return to the ice Friday night for the first time since breaking his foot back on March 1st against the New York Islanders. JVR was […]

Red Wings Eliminated (Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE)

The Guard Has Changed From Hockeytown To Smashville

The Detroit Red Wings knew what they had gotten themselves into going into game five against the Nashville Predators. It was the old guard facing elimination at the hands of […]