Monday, May 30, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
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
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
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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 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
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