Archive for May, 2010

Sharks and Bruins look to cue fat lady

Dust off the stage and prepare the orchestra…the fat lady is on standby once again. This time, it’s the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers that find themselves in the front row of the opera house preparing for the performance that would signal their playoff demise.

With Wednesday night’s 4-1 win over Philly, the Boston Bruins are now but a win away from their first conference finals appearance since 1992…taking a commanding 3 games to none lead in their series with the Flyers. The Bruins won despite losing centerman Dave Krejci and defenseman Adam McQuaid.

Krejci left the ice after a crushing open-ice check delivered by Flyers captain Mike Richards with just under six minutes elapsed in the game. The play led to Miro Satan’s goal that broke a 1-1 tie…his fifth tally of the playoffs.

Regardless, that’s a tough way to earn a secondary assists.

Entering this spring’s hunt for Lord Stanley’s Cup, Boston had the lowest offensive production in the regular …

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Round two roundup – Habs Halak still stopping while Savard & Bruins take a bite out of Philly

Last night Chicago dodged a bullet. Having been throttled 5-1 in game one by the Canucks, they found themselves trailing 2-0 after the first five minutes of game-two. Heading into Vancouver down two games to none would have been extremely un-good for the Blackhawks.

Kris Versteeg's third period goal gave the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead with 90 seconds remaining (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Kris Versteeg's third period goal gave the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead with 90 seconds remaining (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Brent Seabrook’s goal at the 7:40 mark of the first period closed the gap and the score remained 2-1 going into the third. But that’s where Chicago took over as Patrick Sharp scored a short-handed goal and Kris Versteeg gave the Hawks the lead with just 90 seconds remaining. Patrick Kane then added an empty netter 42 seconds later, his 6th goal of the post-season.

The Hawks outshot the Canucks 13-6 in the final 20 minutes despite taking the only two penalties in that final frame.

Seabrook’s goal was his first of the post-season and he also added two assists Monday night, finishing the game a +4 for …

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Dudley would like to speak with pair of AHL coaches

My apologies for being scarce these past few days…there was much to do around the house and time to be spent with the family. Given the schedule over the past several months with work, hockey, the younger tax-exemption’s ROTC schedule & the stage production he has been rehearsing for, the older tax exemption preparing to graduate from high school…knocking wood…and getting things set to transition into college this summer, things have been a tad helter-skelter.

So, the Devine Mrs. R and I simply decided to take a big “time out” from any and all things not directly affiliated with the family and home this past weekend.

Bruins cnter Marc Savard celebrates his overtime goal against Philadelphia. It was his first game played since suffering a head injury on March 7 (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bruins cnter Marc Savard celebrates his overtime goal against Philadelphia. It was his first game played since suffering a head injury on March 7 (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

However, I have been able to catch a good deal of the playoff action as well. I thoroughly enjoyed watching game-one between Boston and Philly…very dramatic ending as Marc Savard …

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