Thursday, December 30, 2010

50 Goals in 39 Games

Today in 1981 Wayne Gretzky did the unthinkable, he scored his 50th goal of the regular season in only the 39th game.
He also set a record with the most 4 goal games in a season, he had 4 by this point, the last 2 in back to back games.

The way the game is played today this will never happen again, this was truly incredible.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

2010-2011 World Junior Championships

Boxing Day 2010 brings the start of the annual Ice Hockey World Junior Championships.
This year's host city is Buffalo, New York.

HSBC Arena will be host to all of the Group A games and final round, while Dwyer Arena will have the majority of the Group B and all elimination round games.

Today, December 26th, Group A has Germany vs Switzerland at 1230 eastern and USA vs Finland at 8pm (seen on the NHL Network).
Group B will also have 2 games today with Russia vs Canada at 4pm (NHL Network) and Norway vs Sweden also at 4pm in Dwyer Arena.

See the complete schedule of games by clicking this link

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Plays of the Night

Plays of the Night for 12/23/2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Penguins @ Capitals 12/23/10

A preview of the Winter Classic and if they play like this again it will be a classic!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Today in Hockey History - The NHL Begins

1917 - The first games of the new National Hockey League were played on this day. Five teams made up the league: Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec, the Montreal Canadiens and the Montreal Wanderers.

The National Hockey Association had suspended operations on November 22nd and the NHL was formed as its replacement.
Joe Malone scored five goals in a 7–4 victory for the Canadiens over the Senators on opening night; he finished the 1917–18 season with 44 goals in 20 games.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

24/7 Pens/Caps: Episode 1

The entire first episode of the 24/7 the Penguins and Capitals - The Road to the Winter Classic.

good stuff!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Islanders WIN!

Islanders beat Ducks 3-2 for 2nd win in 22 games

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- After a long string of losses, one win wasn't about to leave the New York Islanders giddy.

P.A. Parenteau, Blake Comeau and Matt Moulson scored in a 99-second span and New York won for only the second time in 22 games, beating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Thursday night.

Rick DiPietro stopped 30 shots for the Islanders, who had lost six straight. DiPietro has both wins for New York in the last 22 games. The other was a 2-0 victory Nov. 26 over the New Jersey Devils .

"It's good that we won, but we're not happy," DiPietro said. "When we win 10 in a row, then we'll be a bit happy."

Joffrey Lupul and Jason Blake scored for the Ducks, who were coming off an overtime win the night before in Washington.

Curtis McElhinney started in net for Anaheim and allowed three goals on 12 shots. Jonas Hiller came on in relief and made 17 saves.

"Tonight, things were tough around here," Blake said. "We have to forget about it and move on."

The Islanders did something unusual in the first period - they scored three times.

During a back-and-forth period, Parenteau put New York up 1-0 on a power-play snap shot at 15:06. Just 28 seconds later, Comeau ripped a shot past McElhinney. And 71 seconds after that, Moulson made it 3-0 on a backhander for his team-leading 11th goal.

That was the end of the night for McElhinney.

Anaheim got on the board at 10:35 of the second period when Lupul sneaked one in on a power play. Blake, a former Islander, made it 3-2 when he put a rebound past DiPietro 90 seconds into the third.

"Nothing surprises me," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "We played a great first period and then we had to hang on, but we did."

NOTES: Anaheim entered tied for first place in the Pacific Division with Dallas at 38 points. ... The Islanders (6-18-5) are last in the NHL with 17 points. ... New York defensemen Milan Jurcina and Radek Martinek returned to the lineup. Martinek missed two games with a hand injury. Jurcina had been out for weeks with a hamstring problem. ... Four of New York's next six games are at home. The two road games will only require bus trips, to play the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils .

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Quebec City Oilers?

The Quebec City Oilers?

From the Truth and Rumors section on Why would a Canadian team have to move why not the Coyotes? moving to Hamilton would be a smart move because the fan base could sustain another team unlike Phoenix that cant support one.