Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: And Then There Were Two

The Montreal Canadiens were in a familiar situation. Down in the series once again, the Canadiens were hoping to pull off another comeback in hopes of reaching the conference finals. Everyone is always up for a good underdog story, but unfortunately not all underdog stories conclude with a happy ending. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Chelsea Dagger

It was do or die for the Sharks as they were on the verge of elimination last night in the Western conference finals in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They certainly didn’t have the home advantage as they were playing the Blackhawks in Chicago. Could the regular underachieving playoff team pull off a victory to keep their Stanley Cup dreams alive? Well… I suppose it’s fair to say we all got the result that everyone expected. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Same Old Song and Dance

After a four-goal victory in game three, the Montreal Canadiens were looking to carry the momentum into an unusual afternoon game on Saturday. A win by the Habs would mean that we would have a best of three series to determine the Eastern Conference champion. The Flyers are no stranger to having a team down and finishing them. They already made quick work of the New Jersey Devils and are looking to put Montreal one loss away from elimination. Continue reading

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 Tables Have Turned

It’s not over til it’s over. That’s what the Montreal Canadiens are trying to say last night at the Bell Centre as they attempt to claw back into the series after taking a serious beating in the first two games of the series. While physical play is an important factor in the game of hockey, other factors like speed and being able to capitalize on plays are also important. That’s something the Canadiens have finally figured out. 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

2010 NHL Playoffs: Conference Finals Preview

Two rounds of playoff action are in the books and history has been made. While everything in the Western Conference went according to plan, the Eastern Conference has seen history made repeatedly. As a result, the first vs. second seed matchup in the West is the complete opposite of the East where the seventh and eighth seed faceoff. Two teams are just four wins away from being able to raise a banner to the rafters while one team is just eight wins away from raising Lord Stanley’s Cup. After going nine for twelve in the first two rounds, I try to pick who will play for the Stanley Cup. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: History is Made

The promos for the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs have the tagline “History will be made.” Last night, the Philadelphia Flyers had a chance to make history with a comeback the likes of which has only been made twice. Down 0-3 to the Boston Bruins, the Flyers have rhymed off three straight wins. Could they complete the comeback and become the third team to win a playoff series from down three? Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Burn It To The Ground

It was two Eastern Conference semi-final elimination games for hockey fans last night. The Montreal Canadiens were looking to do the impossible yet again by eliminating a superior team in a game seven. No matter what happened in that game, a near riot was expected in Montreal. Meanwhile, Philadelphia was trying to avoid elimination for the third straight game. Two more wins would mean history but a rusty goalie meant their luck had to run out some time. Continue reading