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

Hockey (Last) Night in Canada: Paddling on Thin Ice

All the Wings needed was a win last night to claim their second Stanley Cup in a row. They have ruined the party at the igloo last year when they defeated the Penguins in six games. Was there a repeat performance last night? Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night in Canada: Home Cooking Never Tasted So Good

It’s too soon to say that this is the game of desperation as the series is knotted at twos. However, a win tonight will put either team a step closer to obtaining the Stanley Cup. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: All Tied Up

After a big win in game three, the Penguins had an opportunity to ride the momentum to a tied series. However, if history has anything to teach us, game four was when the Pens wilted under the pressure last year. Detroit was without its MVP candidate Pavel Datsyuk once again. Would these counteracting factors favour the home side or the visitors? Continue reading

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