Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Got No Bite

The top seeded Sharks are down 2-0 in the series and are looking for a win away from home to prevent digging themselves a giant hole to climb out of. On the other end, the Blackhawks would love to continue the hot streak and take the series at home. One of these teams succeeded. Find out after the jump. Continue reading


Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: The Beginning of the End

Another night of conference final games in the Stanley Cup playoffs. In the East, Montreal is at Philadelphia again trying to redeem themselves from an embarrassing game 1 loss while the Sharks hope to even up the series at home before heading off on the road again. However, both their attempts seems to be ambitious, but rubbish. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: The Final Stretch

Four teams remain in the chase for Lord Stanley’s Cup. They’re each only eight wins away from lifting the Stanley Cup and being crown champions of the National Hockey League. Three of the teams weren’t expected to make it this far. Two teams are from the original six. One is a perennial choker. One has revolving door goaltenders. It’s a hodgepodge of teams where anyone can win and it all started with the first games of the conference finals yesterday. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Second Annual Meltdown

Heading into game six, it looked like it would be a good day for the Vancouver Canucks. Roberto Luongo was playing well. The defence was joining the rush and giving Antti Niemi fits. And Sami Salo’s ruptured testicle wasn’t actually ruptured (which is good news for him and all men). The Chicago Blackhawks, though, knew that they needed a stellar effort to avoid a game seven. After all, in any game, anything can happen. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Never Surrender

After having some big disciplinary problems in game four, the Vancouver Canucks had to enter enemy territory to stay in the playoffs. For the Chicago Blackhawks, the plan was simple. Play physical, run Luongo, and ride momentum to a conference final return. With San Jose already resting for their opponent, the Hawks needed a win last night to minimize the rest advantage the Sharks had over them. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Lighting Up the Net

The set of game fours in the Stanley Cup playoffs last night was not a night of goaltending battles. With each team giving up at least 4 goals, it was more like a scoring frenzy. The first game was the matchup between the Bruins and Flyers. With the Flyers on the verge of elimination, they needed the win to stay in the playoffs. Meanwhile in Vancouver, the Canucks hope to use some home ice advantage to tie up the series. 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: Seal the Deal

It was the battle of which team had the bigger guns offensively as each game had a combined goal total of 7 last night. The extra period was required for two of the games to determine the winner. Two more teams advance to the semi-finals with their victories last night. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Shutouts Galore

If you thought double the OT was double the fun, last night featured a game that went into triple overtime! Could you say ‘triple the OT, triple the fun’? Meanwhile 3 goalies went on a hot streak stopping all pucks that they encountered during the game. Another team makes an early exit from the playoffs and it might not be the one you were expecting. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: The Pendulum Swings Back and Forth

Another night of close hockey games as two required overtime to determine the winner and none of the games had a goal differential greater than 2. It was a night of solid goaltending from two of the winners. Most of the teams that lost their last game managed to claw back yesterday night. With all this back and forth, could all the series end up going to game sevens? Continue reading