Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Rematch And Rivalry Denied

Last night featured two Stanley Cup Playoff games that had identical scores of 2-1. Unlike the previous night that was a scoring frenzy, there were two solid tense games going on. It was back to being the battle of the goaltenders. In Pittsburgh, the Montreal Canadiens were hoping to steal the home advantage from the defending Stanley Cup Champions while the Red Wings hoped to stave off elimination against the Sharks in San Jose.  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: Staying in the Race

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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: Slipping Away

There was a slight technical difficulty yesterday, but now the blog is back up and running. Last night was a set of game threes in the semi-finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Off the brilliant victory the other night, the Canadiens were hoping to catch onto the momentum to take on the series lead against the Penguins while the Detroit Red Wings were hoping to claw back into the series after dropping the first two games to the Sharks. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Resurgence of Key Players

It’s a series of game twos in the semi-finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Perhaps there was some sort of wake up call last night because key players from certain teams really stepped up. After a beating from the Penguins last game, Jaroslav Halak seems to be back in top form. Meanwhile in the shark tank, the big guns from San Jose finally found their offensive touch. 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: Power Play Powerup

Like Thursday’s game between the Wings and Sharks, last night’s game one between Montreal and Pittsburgh would see a tired team take on a rested team. However, the tired Habs had one key advantage heading into the game. Jaroslav Halak, who single-handedly carried Montreal past Washington, was the best player in hockey during the playoffs so far. But would he be enough to fend off the defending Stanley Cup champs? Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: No Rest for the Wicked

Two days after toppling the upstart Phoenix Coyotes, the Detroit Red Wings were back at it. With little rest, they had to take on the rested and dangerous Western Conference #1 seed San Jose Sharks. The Sharks looked in trouble early on in their series against Colorado but 3 straight wins sent them to the second round. Continue reading

2010 NHL Playoffs: Second Round Preview

After fifteen days of action, the field still in the running for the Stanley Cup has been cut in half. For the most part, the first round was full of unpredictable action. Despite how oddly the post-season started, only wins by Philadelphia, Boston, and Montreal could be considered upsets. After going seven for eight in the opening round of the playoffs, I try to maintain my stellar record as I preview and predict the NHL’s conference semi-final round. Continue reading