Posts Tagged ‘Roberto Luongo

03
May
09

Weekend Wrap Up – 2009 NHL Playoff

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The Loge has been called out a few times this weekend for a lack of posts, specifically about the Bruins. You know what? I’m not sorry. The Bruins had a Friday night game and things got a little loose in Loge 19…then Lucca…then Four Winds. As a result of a wicked hangover and a left wrist injury from giving 75 high-fives per Bruins goal I was unable to do a post. And today? Honestly, I have been too lazy. My suspicion is that a few other members of The Loge have had to put in some face time with their other halves. Either way, it has been a great weekend for hockey and  not a weekend for Loge-ing (yeah, its a verb too). Here is a recap/preview of the weekend and what is left of it….

First the games:

Friday

  • The Bruins took care of Carolina pretty handily on Friday night, winning 4-1. Game was awesome, if you wern’t there you should have been. Here are a few recaps for you:
  • The Bruins Blog
  • Puck Daddy
  • Detroit took down Anaheim 3-2 on a goal with 49.1 seconds left in the 3rd by Nicklas Lindstrom. From NHL.com
  • Nicklas Lidstrom –- a six-time Norris Trophy winner –- broke a 2-2 tie with 49.1 seconds remaining in regulation on Friday night to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 1 of their Western Conference Semifinal at Joe Louis Arena. It looked like the game was destined to go to overtime until Dan Cleary fed Lidstrom in the slot and Lidstrom got off a shot that was stopped by Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller. But Lidstrom followed the shot and fired his own rebound between Hiller’s legs home for his second goal of the night.

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03
May
09

Two Amazing Saves in One Day – Updated

Here is an updated picture from the Washington Post via Empty Netter. Did Crosby’s shot possibly go in…..?

So close

So close


Simeon Varlamov and Roberto Luongo combined for two of the best saves of the 2009 playoffs and possibly the entire 2008-09 NHL season.  Both were stick/paddle saves in desperation attempts to prevent the puck from crossing the goal line. Here they both are:

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30
Apr
09

Battle of Political Sensitivity; Blackhawks vs. Canucks

 

Prior to the post, I want to thank these sites for helping me with the research:

 

SecondCityHockey.com

NucksMisconduct.com

TheFifthFeather.com

NHLNumbers.com

 

 

The Chicago Blackhawks open their first Stanley Cup Playoff second round for the first time since 1996, the year the Avalanche won the Cup. Although the series will open in Vancouver, the Canucks a 3-seed and the ‘Hawks a 4-seed, I have no doubt in my mind the Blackhawks will open the series with a win. Here’s why: I was walking by the boardroom to find out there are left over chocolate chip cookies and brownies! How does this correlate to the Blackhawks winning tonight? It doesn’t, but it’s my post and when I just walked back over for a second helping, I realized someone had dropped off some more. The first though that came to mind was if Chicago is any bit as good as the brownie I just had, it’s going to be a 4-game sweep. Let me dig a little deeper though, Chicago is coming off a tough 6-game battle with Calgary. Vancouver dismantled St. Louis in 4 games. The difference? Chicago is already playing at the tempo Vancouver can produce, Vancouver will probably need to go through the gear box before getting up to Chicago’s speed and skill. Overall, I cannot wait until 9pm tonight and most likely a rematch of what we saw at the end of the season. You have Chicago’s potent, and awakening, offense going against Vancouver’s stiffling defense and goaltending. Not to mention the teams were only seperated by 4 p oints during the regular season. Vancouver getting the better seed for winning the Northwest Division.

 

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