Posts Tagged ‘Tampa Bay Lightning

28
Nov
09

lightning strikes five times

The Tampa Bay Lightning dominated play from start to finish scoring five unanswered goals defeating the New York Rangers 5-1. The Lightning scored two goals in the opening period and two more in the second. At that point, John Tortorella had seen enough of Henrik Lundqvist (four goals on 22 shots). Steven Valiquette came in and gave up one goal on eight shots. The game was very close to getting out of control at times. There were five roughing penalties, four fighting majors, and three misconducts.

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23
Nov
09

I’m baaaaaack…and so is the Rangers scoring touch!

Along with the kiiid being back, I am too (the golf season is finally over, so I have a little more free time). It just so happens that the New York Rangers scoring touch is back as well. The Columbus Blue Jackets scored two quick goals tonight and the Rangers found themselves in a hole early. But, Marian Gaborik led the way as the Rangers erupted for seven straight goals. Gaborik scored two goals and added two assists. He now sits in a tie for first for goals in the NHL and is second in points with 32. Continue reading ‘I’m baaaaaack…and so is the Rangers scoring touch!’

02
Oct
09

Open Night Ceremony

The New York Rangers will kick off their 2009-2010 campaign with the Stanley Cup in the building. The Rangers will witness the Pittsburgh Penguins raise their Stanley Cup banner in the final opening night at Mellon Arena. Rangers coach, John Tortorella says the team will support the NHL and the Cup and watch the ceremony. Tortorella has been on the winning side of one of these ceremonies in the past with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

I am sure the ceremony will be fun for the Penguins, but possibly even a distraction. For the Rangers, it should serve as motivation. The Rangers have not won a cup since 1994, which does not seem long when compared to my blogging counterparts who have not won a cup since 1972…

Here’s my preview/predictions of the 2009-2010 New York Rangers…

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14
Apr
09

Islanders win the Tavares Sweepstakes

islanderspatience

From NHL.com:

With a 48.2-percent chance of being awarded the No. 1 pick (250 number combinations were assigned to New York), the Isles won the Scotiabank/NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. The Islanders, who suffered more than 500 man-games lost to injury in 2008-09, had just 61 points (26-47-9), the fewest in the League.

The first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 26 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Because the Islanders won the lottery, the draft order remains intact with the League’s regular-season standings. The Tampa Bay Lightning (66 points) will draft second, followed by the Colorado Avalanche (69), Atlanta Thrashers (76) and Los Angeles Kings (79), respectively. All five teams had a crack at the No. 1 pick.

“It was obviously something that was very well-publicized and something people were looking forward to, but being a goalie as long as I was, there’s a lot of things you can’t control,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow told NHL.com. “We hoped for the best and probably didn’t sweat it out, knowing that I really didn’t have any control over the situation.”

It’s expected to be another huge draft for the Islanders, who also own the San Jose Sharks‘ first-round pick and three more selections in Round 2. New York also took 13 players in the 2008 Draft, including center Josh Bailey, who spent the entire 2008-09 season on Long Island. The Isles held the fifth pick in 2008 but traded down twice to No. 9, gaining more selections in the process.

01
Apr
09

lopsided fight, or uneven fight?

Milan Lucic and Josef Melichar dropped the gloves at the 19:48 mark of the second period last night and the fight was quick and dominated by Lucic. My question is, was this a lopsided fight, or an uneven fight? I guess you could say both too.

My problem is with Milan Lucic and I believe this was an uneven fight. Continue reading ‘lopsided fight, or uneven fight?’

20
Mar
09

Ovechkin gives Cherry the finger (basically) – *UPDATED X3*

NHL All Star Skills Hockey
Since the Bruins stunk up the Garden tonight I dont even feel like doing a recap of the game. I would much rather discuss Alexander ‘where we go dance’ Ovechkin scoring his 50th goal of the season, the third time he has done that in the NHL. here is his celebration:

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12
Mar
09

Uhhhh….I guess one of the more interesting comments this year

TSN recaped Wednesday night’s hockey games when the telecaster came up with a gem (you will know what I’m talking about). Is Hillary or Carrie (I’m on a first name basis with these two along with LiLo) dating one of the Senators? I’m not up to date on my celebrity gossip.

 

Is nhl.com reading loge19? I think so, after I asked if Underwood or Duff were dating one of the Sens, nhl.com  posted:

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