Hockey (Last) Night in Canada: There’s No Place Like Home

After being dumped by the Red Wings 3-1 in each of the first two games in the series, the Penguins were desperate for a win. The injury riddled Red Wings managed to get a well deserved rest prior to last night’s game, but was that enough for them recharge and take down a fired-up Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins? Continue reading


Hockey Last Night In Canada: We’re Halfway There

After a hard fought and very close game one, the Pittsburgh Penguins were looking to even the series heading home with a game two win. They played well enough to win the first game but lost out on the bounces. Last night, though, the problem wasn’t plays off the boards so much as the plays in front of the crease. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: One Down…

The rematch that the hockey world has been waiting for kicked off with a bang. A nice ceremonial face-off started the series as one of hockey’s oldest legends, “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe, dropped the puck for legend-to-be, Sidney Crosby. Ted Lindsay was also part of the ceremonial puck drop with Nick Lidstrom. From there, it was game on at the Joe. Continue reading

2009 Stanley Cup Finals Preview

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After 46 days of playoff action, sixteen teams have been widdled down to the final two. Like last season, we have the Detroit Red Wings facing off against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Not much has changed for both teams. The key parts of both teams remain the same though Marian Hossa and Ty Conklin will wear Red instead of Black in this year’s battle. The main difference from one year ago is that the Penguins have one more year of playoff experience under their belts. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: The Rematch Is Set

After game four win without Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit would have to repeat the feat in game five. This time, they were also without breakout defensive star Jonathan Ericsson. They also had to face a Chicago side that now has nothing to lose and would be at its most dangerous. With the pressure off, the Blackhawks were loose and ready to have some fun on the Detroit River. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: The Injury Bug Bites Back

Giving up a three goal lead and losing your #1 goalie would be enough to put most teams down for the count. The Blackhawks fought past that to win game three and cut Detroit’s lead in the series in half. Now they have the momentum for game four but had to win without Nikolai Khabibulin. But Detroit was without Nick Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk for game four as well. With both teams without some of their stars, it would be a test of depth to determine the winner. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Chi Town Rumble

If they wanted to get back into the series, last night was the time they had to do it. Already down 2-0 to the defending champions, the Chicago Blackhawks had a massive hole to claim out of to beat Detroit. But they had one advantage in game three: home ice. Would it be enough to cut the Red Wings’ lead in half? Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Motoring Into Chicago

After a hard fought game one, both teams came out hard in game two. The Blackhawks were looking to go back to Chicago with a split from the first two games in Detroit. The Red Wings were looking to end the series before it really got going. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: I Can See Cleary Now

The Western Conference finals got off to a big start in Detroit yesterday. The Red Wings and Blackhawks renewed pleasantries in Detroit for game one of their battle for a shot at Lord Stanley’s Cup. The two Original Six rivals have already battled in a high profile matchup this year when they met at Wrigley Field for the Winter Classic on January 1st. Continue reading

NHL Playoffs: Conference Finals Preview

From sixteen to eight to the final four. The NHL Playoffs rolls along with four teams looking to add another Stanley Cup championship banner to the rafters of their respective arenas. In the East, two relatively new franchises that have recently battled for the Cup look to make a return trip. The West will be one by winner of what will be a bitter battle of Original Six rivals. Continue reading