Monday, May 30, 2011

Announcement Coming Soon

The NHL is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday regarding the sale of the Atlanta Thrashers to True North Sports and then the movement of the team to Winnipeg Manitoba for the 2011-12 season.

The sound of complete indifference from Atlanta is deafening

Read the article courtesy of Slam Sports!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

2011 Eastern Conference Finals - Game 7

Well this blogger was very disappointed that the Tampa Bay Lightning did not beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals this year.   Now I will have to cheer and hope the Vancouver Canucks have it to win their first Stanley Cup

Friday, May 27, 2011

2011 Playoffs - Stat of the Night

Here are the leaders in goals scored in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs
(as of today May 27)

1 - Martin St Louis (TB) - 10 

1 - David Krejci (Bos) - 10

3 - Sean Bergenheim (TB) - 9

4 - Daniel Sedin (Van) - 8

5 - Nine Players tied with 7 goals   

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bruins @ Lightning Game 4 5/21/11

Eastern Conference Finals Game 4

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins

Canucks @ Sharks Game 4 5/22/11

Western Conference Finals Game 4

San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks

Saturday, May 21, 2011

NHL Western Conference Finals Game 3

Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals

San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

2011 Western Conference Finals

Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals

San Jose Sharks  vs  Vancouver Canucks

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lightning @ Bruins Game 1 5/14/11

Game 1 of the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Birthday

1929 - Gump (Lorne John) Worsley
Hockey Hall of Famer: goaltender: New York [Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie: 1953], Montreal Canadians [Stanley Cup: 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969/Vezina Trophy winner: 1964, 1966], Minnesota North Stars: consented to wear a mask during his last season in NHL; physical resemblance to a popular comic strip character earned him the nickname

Today in Stanley Cup History

1977 -  Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games

Game 1 TONIGHT on VERSUS: Lightning vs. Bruins 8PM ET

The Eastern conference finals get started tonight in Boston

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

1994 Conn Smythe Award Winner

The 1994 Conn Smythe Award winner as Stanley Cup Playoff MVP was NY Ranger Brian Leetch.  He has the distinction of being the only American born winner of this award.  He totaled 34 points on 11 goals and 23 assist in the playoffs, ending with a 7 game Finals victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
Leetch was  inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Ted Lindsay Award

The Ted Lindsay Award is in its 2nd year with the NHLPA and NHL.  Formerly the Lester B Pearson Award since its beginning in 1971, this was changed in 2010 to reflect the contribution to the founding of the NHL Players Association Union by Ted Lindsay, the legendary Detroit Red Wings player Ted Lindsay.  
The winner of this award is National Hockey League's outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association
The Award has been won the last 3 years by Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.  Wayne Gretzky has won it the most times (5) followed by Mario Lemieux (4).

This year the nominees for the award are:

Corey Perry (Anaheim) - The 2011 Rocket Richard Trophy winner for league leader in goals
Daniel Sedin (Vancouver) - The 2011 Art Ross Trophy winner for league leader in points
Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay) -2010 winner of the Hart Trophy as the league MVP.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Stat of the Night

Only 2 players have won back to back Conn Smythe Trophies as Stanley Cup Playoff MVP:

Bernie Parent (Philadelphia Flyers) 1974 and 1975

Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) 1991 and 1992

NHL Plays of the Night 5/3/11