Thursday, February 27, 2014

Today in NHL History (February 27th)

Today, February 27th, in 2007 the Edmonton Oilers retired the jersey of former Captain Mark Messier.

Here is the video tribute shown on tv and in the arena and after that a video of behind the scenes with Mark and his family and getting ready for his night.

NHL Top 5 Plays from 2/26/2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Miracle on Ice

 1980 Sports Illustrated Sportsmen of the Year

foreword by Jim Craig

Team USA Coach Herb Brooks on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

Monday, February 24, 2014

US vs Canada Semi Final Game Ratings

Olympics: U.S.-Canada Men’s Semi Most-Watched Hockey Game In NBCSN History

By  | Saturday February 22, 2014 @ 3:46pm PST
Friday’s Team USA vs. Canada Olympics men’s hockey semifinals scored a win for NBC as the Sochi Games near their finish, drawing record-high numbers and becoming the highest-rated hockey game in NBCSN history. The Friday morning PT/noon ET airing scored a 2.7/8 with an average of 3.9 million viewers leading an all time high weekday daytime viewership, edging out last weekend’s USA-Russia shootout match (2.6) and beating NBCSN’s Stanley Cup Playoff and Finals ratings. At its peak 4.6 million viewers were watching Friday’s game with top viewership in Buffalo, Minneapolis, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Providence. NBC’s authenticated digital streaming service notched 2.1 million uniques reaching a historic high on the “TV Everywhere” app, which will also feature Sunday’s Closing Ceremony. NBCSN’s 10 live telecasts now rank as the network’s top 10 most watched weekday daytimes. Friday’s primetime Olympics on NBC scored an 8.8/15 rating comparable to the Torino Olympics which notched a 9.7/17 in 2006.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

2014 Women's Olympic Hockey Gold Medal Winners

Team Canada
Winner's of the Gold for 2014 
Defeated Team USA 3-2 in overtime in the gold medal game

Monday, February 17, 2014


Adirondack Phantoms vs Portland Pirates - LINE BRAWL



USA vs RUSSIA TV Ratings

thanks to Deadline Hollywood

UPDATE: USA-Russia Olympics Hockey Game Hits Record Viewership For NBC Sports Network

By  | Sunday February 16, 2014 @ 12:20pm PST
nbcsochi__131202172913__140212145821UPDATE, 12:20PM:  Turns out a lot of people like to get up early on a Saturday to watch hockey – a lot. The final Nielsen numbers are in and yesterday’s 7:30AM – 10:30AM USA 3-2 Olympics victory over Russia’s men team drew a record 4.1 million viewers for NBC Sports Network. The most to ever watch a hockey game on the channel. In fact, the audience peaked all the way up at 6.4 million in the last half hour as the two teams went head-to-head against their respective goalies in the 8-round shootout. That’s the most viewed half-hour in NBCSN’s history. Additionally, Saturday’s results beat the previous NBCSN hockey audience record of 4.0 million who tuned in on June 17, 2013 to watch the Stanley Cup Final Game 3 between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks.  The USA-Russia game yesterday also delivered NBCSN’s best-ever daytime audience with 2.9 million watching as the channel continues it’s third straight viewership weekend day record of the Sochi Games.
PREVIOUS, 6:52AM: No one’s won an  Olympics hockey medal in Sochi yet butNBC Sports Network has hit its own Gold. NBCSN scored a record 3.3/10 rating in overnight metered-markets for its live Saturday morning broadcast of the dramatic U.S. and Russia men’s hockey game. The Americans won yesterdays’ 7:30 – 10:30 AM ET game 3-2 after a to-the-wire 8-round shootout. The ratings results of Saturday’s game, which tookIce Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 8 - United States v Russiaplace in front of a crowd of 11,678 (including Russian President Vladimir Putin) at the Bolshoi Ice Dome, surpasses NBCSN’s previous high of 3.1/5 in overnight metered-market results. That result was from the 2013Stanley Cup Final Game 3 match-up on June 17 that year between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks in Beantown.
Highlights of yesterday’s hockey game were shown on NBC‘s primetime coverage on Saturday night. NBCSN plans to run the game in full again this afternoon. Both the USA and Russia played again today, beating Slovenia and Slovakia respectively.

Friday, February 14, 2014


Bernie Parent as a member of the 
1972-73 WHA Philadelphia Blazers.

Atlanta Flames

The 1974-75 Atlanta Flames

The leading scorer for the Flames was Tom Lysiak 
25 goals, 52 assist for 77 points.

The Flames finished last in the Patrick division 
with a record of 34-31-15.
Head coach was Bernie Geoffrion (fired at midseason) 
replaced by Fred Creighton

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Olympic Hockey

Thanks to NHLTonight I found this handy little calendar for the Olympic Hockey tournament in Sochi.

Monday, February 3, 2014


Chicago BlackHawks goalie Lorne Chabot 
February 11th 1935