The Bear and the Gang – Episode 2 – Date Night

It’s episode two of the Boston Bruins’ webseries The Bear And The Gang. The Bear has a date night with one of the Bruin’s Ice Girls but it doesn’t go to plan. Also starring Claude Julien and Ice Girl Holly.


The Bear and the Gang – Episode 1 – Video Games

It’s Episode One of the hotly anticipated Boston Bruins’ webseries The Bear And The Gang. In this episode, The Bear does battle with Brad Marchand in some video game hockey. Also starring Rene Rancourt and Jack Edwards.

NHL Eastern Conference Semi-Finals Preview

Just a quick look at the two eastern conference semi finals match ups.

Washington Capitals (1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (5)

Washington charged through the end of the regular season. They surpassed Philadelphia to finish up first and head into the playoffs for the first time looking like a solid cup contender. Naturally goaltending questions hang over them. The still have massive fire power available to them but now they do play a more defensive minded game (a switch that is remarkable for Bruce Boudreau to pull off). The adjustments they have made them look like more like every other past Stanley Cup Champions. They rolled the Rangers in a rather unexciting manner and have been waiting for a week to see that their opponent is the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay is back in the second round for the first time since their Stanley Cup Championship season. Led by a solid seasons by Marty St. Louis and Steven Stamkos, the Lightning have a ton of talent up front and depth. Dwayne Roloson has had a good season and a stellar playoff performance in the first round. Depending on which Washington style we see this could be a fascinating series or a rather dull series. Continue reading

The Lowdown’s Ridiculous 2010 NHL Mock Draft

Every year, countless talking heads do up mock drafts of what they think NHL teams will do on draft day. The problem with the standard mock draft is that it’s too clean. It’s just assumed that teams will continue to select the best player available according to the scouts until all 210 choices are made. Of course, that makes no sense because trades will be made, GMs will go out on limbs, and Toronto will find another way to ensure 43 more years of futility. So it’s time for our second annual Ridiculous Mock Draft. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: History is Made

The promos for the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs have the tagline “History will be made.” Last night, the Philadelphia Flyers had a chance to make history with a comeback the likes of which has only been made twice. Down 0-3 to the Boston Bruins, the Flyers have rhymed off three straight wins. Could they complete the comeback and become the third team to win a playoff series from down three? Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night in Canada: 3 Is the Magic Number

Another night of Stanley Cup playoffs, another night of game threes. Last night, both games ended with a 3 goal difference. One team takes a 3-0 lead. Also a certain player managed to get his first ever career playoff hat-trick. It’s a special night for #3 indeed. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Moment of Weakness

Another set of game ones kicked off last night for the Stanley Cup playoffs semifinals. Over in the Eastern Conference, the two underdogs Flyers and Bruins faceoff in a high scoring match. In the Western Conference, the 2nd and 3rd ranked teams Blackhawks and Canucks kick off a rematch of last year’s semifinal playoff series. All four teams are showing some of their flaws and the winner of each series just might depend on how much they can cover it up with offensive firepower or perhaps whether they can take advantage of a slip-up by the other team. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: A Night of Game Sixes

All three games last night were game sixes as there was a team in each game on the brink of elimination. One of the three made it out alive and it might not be the one you were expecting. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Double The OT, Double The Fun

For the first time in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, we had a game go to double overtime. While that may say something about parody in the NHL, the fact that we added two more teams to the list of squads that are one loss from elimination doesn’t. The third of last night’s series was levelled at two with an unexpected offensive explosion. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Big Collapse

With the exception of one game which featured a nice goaltender battle, the other two featured goaltenders suffering from monumental collapses. At least this is only game 3 for each team. Sometimes all you need is a wake up call to get back into the series. Continue reading