Posts Tagged ‘NHL Playoffs

12
May
09

Game 6: What do the Hurricanes know about pressure?

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Tonight’s game 6 at Carolina marks the second straight elimination game for the Bruins and the second game in a row that the Hurricanes have a chance to send the Bruins on an extended summer vacation. It is amazing how the build up and anticipation for a game can change so much in just 2 days. Sunday morning before game 5 I felt like I was standing on the corner of a street watching a car crash about to happen. I didn’t want to see anything bad happen but you hear the screeching tires and you have to look… Fortunately the Bruins were able to avoid a head on collision with the Hurricanes and have put a little extra gas in the tank heading into game 6.

The anticipation for this game has grown exponentially after the Bruins handed the Hurricanes a convincing 4-0 defeat at the Garden that was highlighted by crushing hits from Milan Lucic, great saves by Tim Thomas, quality fighting by Mark Stuart,  a couple of jingles from Philip Kessel and a slightly controversial punch to the face of Old Man Ward.

With the Bruins down 3 games to 2 and looking to bring this series back to the Garden for a decisive game 7, here are the Loge19 key’s to the game for the Bruins:

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30
Apr
09

Playoff Picks From Loge Ticket Holders – Round 2

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Here are the standings in The Loge after the First Round:

Original picks can be found here.

(2pts for a correct pick, 1 pt for the correct number of games)

1) Commissioner Dangle – 16

2) LPSnipa6 – 14

T-3) PatVerbeek – 12

T-3) Freshness19 – 12

5) Clarkdub – 10

6) TheKiiid – 8

7) Coach – 6

Predictions for the second round are as follows:

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27
Apr
09

A Few Hits From Around The League

 

Henrik LundqvistIt appears Coach and Clarkdub have gone dormant the past few days, weird. I wonder why. Anyway, busy day in the office, therefore it’s going to be a slow day in the Loge. A few things from around the league:

18
Apr
09

Bruins/Habs Game 2 Live Chat

Each bear represents how many goals Savard will have tonight.

OK…The chat is now live until the end of the game —–>

I am off to the Gahden…see you there!

A couple of notes going into tonight Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

  • First, we will have a live Game 2 chat starting at 5:30 for the game. I would like to see a lot of people get involved, but please keep it clean and civil.
  • The Boston Bruins took game 1, 4-2 with a lot of extra curricular activities at the end. All of them unwarranted as the Habs tried to send a message for tonight.
  • Shane Hnidy will replace Matt Hunwick tonight; Hunwick out with a reported spleen injury.
  • Higgins decided to run his mouth after Thursday night’s loss.
  • A few last minute game notes. All Bruin’s lines will remain intact, minus Hunwick, who will be replaced by Hnidy.
  • Here is the inside scoop of what happened when Kovalev had his stick swiped by a Boston fan.
  • Quote of the night in a conversation at Sullivan’s Tap on Friend Street between a tourist and Boston Bruins fan. (Thanks to a commentor at barstoolsports.com for this one):

Tourist: “I don’t understand, why do you hate the Habs so much?”

Bruins Fan: “Because f*ck ’em, that’s why”

16
Apr
09

Versus Has Sweet Commercials

In the opening night of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Versus came out with some cool commercials. My favorite is “The Clock Is Everyone’s Opponent”. Which is yours?

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15
Apr
09

Sunday’s Hangover Will Be Eased With A 2-0 Bruin’s Lead

Thanks to 25stanley.com for the pic

Thanks to 25stanley.com for the pic

Cruising the Montreal blogs today to see what kind of excuses they may come up with when the B’s deport the Habs this weekend. It seems as though our friends at 25stanley.com and 4 Habs Fans may have been downing too much of the Molson XXX last night. It’s fine, the US doesn’t allow the human consumption of jet fuel, but lets not let Canadian moose urine control our actions. In response, I’d like to make a few more points clear about the upcoming weekend’s series:

  • Ladies,  please keep your handbags in site while Ryan O’Byrne and Tom Kostopoulos are not on the ice. Apparently these two have a knack for women’s hand bags. Fellas, I’m sure you look great with a Louis Vitton, but can’t you purchase one of your own? Ironically, the male Canadien’s fan crowd may be facing the same issue.
  • If you see see Andrei or Sergei Kostitsyn and Roman Hamrlik with a little  pep in their step and a bank roll, you’ll know it’s not because they’re on the verge of eliminating the Bruins. Something tells me they are in Boston on a different type of business opportunity.
  • As for the Four Habs Fans site, I don’t really know what their story is, for some reason I have not read any of the articles. I can’t get past the headlines.
  • If you’re at Saint or Mansion this weekend and you see a bunch of v-neck shirt wearing nancies, buy them a drink for me, something tells me it will help out the Bruins on Saturday. Apparently the C’s have a drinking team with a hockey problem.
  • If anyone has a band-aid, can they bring it to the Garden Thursday night? Apparently Andrei Markov and Mathiue Schneider have a boo-boo and will not be utilizing the frozen side of the boards for another few months. (I guess you can throw Lang in on that list too.)
  • Which Alex Kovalev is going to show up for this series? This one or this one?
  • The Canadiens are taking applications for the coaching position for the ’09-’10 season. Inquiries and interviews begin April 23. Requirments: Want to go to a Stanley Cup contendor 5 months after being hired, able to withstand constant ridicule, can handle squirt-level maturity, terrible suit/tie collection.
  • I encourage Canadien fans to take note on how you celebrate beating a #8 seed in the first round. While I don’t predict this will go 7 games (more like 5). The B’s won’t burn down the city after an eight seed takes a one seed to the brink of elimination in the first round! Stay classy, Montreal.
  • Oh, although I think the Original 6 teams have the best logos, yours looks like a toilet seat. I’m not sure if that’s inentional or not.
  • Our ice girls are better.
From the boston.com Bruins Blog

From the boston.com Bruin's Blog

 

12
Apr
09

Bruins Better Leave This Effort In the Regular Season…

It will be OK

I don’t want to take away from BU’s accomplishment tonight (see post below) however it’s necessary to mention the Bruins looked terrible tonight. Losing 6-1 to the Buffalo Sabres. Tomorrow the B’s will take on the worst in the league New York Islanders in a tune-up before the playoffs, atleast I hope it will be a tune-up. As of right now 3 teams in the Western Conference are still battling for position, at the same time the Eastern Conference pairings are set. The NHL will release the playoff schedule on Sunday, April 12. I would like to mention that I am especially looking forward to:

B’s/Habs

and

Flyers/Pens




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