Jim Neveau, NHL Correspondent Author’s Note: The term “Silver Blackberry” originated when I was discussing various NHL Awards with a couple of friends after last season. We decided that sinceRead More
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The first round playoff matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning kicks off tonight at 7pm and is set to be an intriguing one.
The Tampa Bay Lightning has officially changed their secondary nickname from Bolts to streak killers. That is exactly what the Lightning has done to the last two opponents that haveRead More
The acquisition of Dwayne Roloson on New Year’s Day has already paid major dividends for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Roloson has already shut out the Washington Capitals twice in aRead More
By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent
What was that?
The Boston Bruins’ offense exploded for eight goals on Thursday night outplaying a discombobulated Tampa Bay team and picking up the 8-1 win in Marc Savard’s first game back with Boston this season. The Lightning looked disjointed coming out of the gate and were unable to bounce back from their poor goaltending and inability to contain the B’s in their own end. Mike Smith and Dan Ellis looked like huge liabilities in goal, Steven Stamkos was held to no points, three shots and a jarring -2 and somebody had to point out that Simon Gagne was actually on the ice (later confirmed by his -3).
Twelve different Bruins, including Tim Thomas, registered at least a point, with David Krejci (two goals and an assist) and Michael Ryder (goal and two assists) claiming three apiece. With Savard healthy and back in the lineup, this should be the set Bruins offense going forward. And if Thursday night’s game was any indication of just how potent the scorers could be, fans will be in for a treat this season.
In the spirit of everything that happened on Thursday night with Simon Gagne, I wanted to positively recall his time here in Philadelphia. Unfortunately for the Flyers, Gagne’s team leftRead More
The NHL’s Eastern Conference was a very top-heavy group last year. The Washington Capitals were the runaway winners of the President’s Trophy, and the bottom four teams in the conferenceRead More
Jim Neveau, Reporter-at-Large If there is one given in the National Hockey League, it is that there are no givens. Every year, there are at least one or two teamsRead More