Thursday, May 29, 2014

2003 Conn Smythe Trophy Winner

J.S. Giguere of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks
2003 Conn Smythe Trophy winner as Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP.  
The Ducks lost in the Final to the New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3.
The Ducks defeated the #1(Dallas Stars) and #2 (Detroit Red Wings) teams in the Western Conference and then defeated the Minnesota Wild to win their first Clarence Campbell Bowl as Western conference Champions

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Handzus backhands 2OT winner past Quick

NHL Western Conference Finals
Game 5
Los Angeles Kings
Chicago Blackhawks

Today in NHL History (May 28th)

May 28th 2002
The Carolina Hurricanes defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs in OT of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Martin Gelinas scored at 8:05 of the OT to send the Hurricanes (formerly Hartford Whalers) to their first Stanley Cup Finals.

(photo courtesy Carolina Hurricanes)
Hurricanes Captain Ron Francis lifts the Prince Wales Trophy as Eastern Conference Champions

2014 Eastern Conference Finals (Game 5)

2014 Eastern Conference Finals
Game 5
May 27th 2014
New York Rangers
Montreal Canadiens

Monday, May 26, 2014

Today in Hockey History (May 26th)

May 26th 1988
The Edmonton Oilers win their 4th Stanley Cup in 5 years and unbeknownst to anyone at the time it would be the last Stanley Cup win for "The Great One" Way Gretzky.  
Gretzky would win the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP 
(his 2nd) in what became his last game as a member of the Edmonton Oilers.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Today in Hockey History (May 25th)

May 25th 1989
The Calgary Flames won the Stanley Cup by beating the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2.  The Flames were the first visiting team to win the Cup on Montreal's home ice.

Conn Smythe winner 
(Playoff MVP)
Al MacInnis

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Galchenyuk crashes the net for OT winner

Game 3
2014 NHL Eastern Conference Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers
May 22nd 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

1967 NHL Triple Crown Winner - Stan Mikita

Stan Mikita in 1967 led the NHL in points with 97 (17 more than teammate and 2nd leading scorer Bobby Hull), he had 35 goals (2nd to Hull's 52) and 62 assist which was the best in the league.
Mikita took home the Art Ross Trophy for scoring and the Hart Trophy as NHL regular season MVP and also added the Lady Byng Trophy (excellence in sportsmanship) for the 1966-67 season.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

1960-61 Art Ross Trophy

The winner of the 1960-61 Hart Trophy as League MVP
and Art Ross Trophy for NHL regular season scoring leader

Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion
95 points - 50 goals, 45 assists
He was the second player to score 50 goals in a season

Jeremy Roenick on the Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 5/19/14

The incident discussed by Dan and Jeremy

NHL Western Conference Finals 2014

NHL 2014 Western Conference Finals
Game 1
Chicago Blackhawks
Los Angeles Kings

Friday, May 9, 2014

1984 NHL Awards

The Jack Adams Trophy
(Coach of the Year)
Bryan Murray - Washington Capitals

Bryan Murray coached the Capitals to a 2nd place finish in the Patrick Division behind the NY Islanders.  The Capitals then swept the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the playoffs 3-0.   They were then beaten by the defending Stanley Cup champion Islanders in the next round 4 games 1.

NHL Top 5 Plays from 5/8/2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2014 Jack Adams Trophy Finalists

Finalists for the 2014 Jack Adams Trophy 
NHL Coach of the Year

Mike Babcock - Detroit Red Wings

Jon Cooper - Tampa Bay Lightning

Patrick Roy - Colorado Avalanche

Friday, May 2, 2014

2014 NHL Hart Trophy Finalists

2014 NHL Hart Trophy Finalists
(Regular Season MVP)

Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins 
(2007 Hart Trophy winner) (2014 Art Ross Trophy Winner)
36 Goals,  68 Assist - 104 Points   +18

Claude Giroux - Philadelphia Flyers
28 Goals,  58 Assist - 86 Points  +7

Ryan Getzlaf - Anaheim Ducks
31 Goals,  56 Assist - 87 Points  +28

Finished 1,2,3 in scoring for 2013-2014 season
Crosby 1st, Getzlaf 2nd and Giroux 3rd