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: 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: Deja Vu

Another exciting night of hockey playoffs. A few teams are pulling away and are closing in on clinching the series while others are tied up once again. At the end of the night, a few things felt all too familiar. Whether it was the score of the game or the player that saved the day or a situation that resembles a matchup that took place back in 2000, it certainly brought up some good hockey memories no matter when it took place. 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

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Revenge Is Sweet

It was a busy night of hockey in the NHL Playoffs. Continuing a theme from the first two nights, a big underdog picked up a Game One win. A few series were tied up. The empty net goal also made a few appearances. There was also a high-scoring overtime game between the Avalanche and the Sharks to cap off the third night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Going Viral

hayden-panettiere-details-3Hayden Panettiere has a new movie coming out this weekend. More importantly, she is in the August issue of Details Magazine.

Rampage wasn’t howling last night at UFC 100. Mostly because he wasn’t on the card. But he was doing some pretty unique promotional work with an interviewer. Videos like this one are the reason the internet was invented. (CagePotato)

As a follow up to this, SI interviewed the poor interviewer from the Rampage interviewer. No surprise when she says it was her most bizarre interview ever. (Sports Illustrated)

Fellow Soo native Tyler Kennedy and Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Kris Letang tried their hand at doing the weather on TV. They should probably stick to their day job. (PSAMP)

After the jump, New Yorkers playing dodge branch, the CIS in a video game, and Canada’s biggest viral video. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night in Canada: Hoisting the Cup

It all came down to this. After Pittsburgh’s win in game 6, we headed back to Motown for a final definitive game to determine the Stanley Cup champions. While the Red Wings had the home ice advantage, the Penguins were hoping to ruin the party at Joe Louis Arena. Continue reading