NHL Saturday [Live Thread]

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11/14/09 in NHL   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

It's Saturday, and while there are ton of different sports all over the airwaves today and tonight, it's all about "Hockey Night in Canada" up here in the frozen north.  While you are all enjoying the last days of Fall, up here, we have snow and cold.  Just the right kind of weather for hockey and there are a full 12 games on today, starting mid-afternoon and heading into the late night.

The first game, at 2pm ET features the New York Rangers meeting the Ottawa Senators. The Rangers have played a few more games than the Sens, but the FanIQ fave so far is the Rangers, by 85%.  The game is being broadcast on CBC.

The evening games start up at 7:00 pm ET with the very evenly matched New Jersey Devils hosting the Washington Capitals.  The Devils sat out yesterday while the Capitals put a hurting on the Wild.  FanIQ has them pretty close, with the Caps having a slight advantage.

Buffalo continues their road trip, after a shootout win over the Flames last night, and take on the Philadelphia Flyers.  Again, these teams are virtually identical in the stats department, but Philadelphia is trying for six straight wins.  Buffalo, however, would love to beat the Flyers at home.  This should also be a great matchup.  At the same time, the Calgary Flames will look to re-up their confidence, visitng Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs.  The Leafs are having a dismal season and shouldn't be too much of a contest for the Flames, and CBC will feature this game as well.

The other two 7:00 pm games feature the New York Islanders visiting the Florida Panthers and the Anaheim Ducks at Detroit Red Wings

At 7:30 pm ET, the Tampa Bay Lightning welcome the Los Angeles Kings.  The Kings are having a phenomenal season so far, and I for one, couldn't be happier.  It won't be a walk in the park for the Kings, as Tampa Bay is coming of two wins against Minnesota and Montreal, but the Kings are showing they are in this league to stay and will be fighting to continue their dominance.

Also at 7:30, the Boston Bruins visit the Pittsburgh Penguins a rematch of their game earlier this week.  Boston put a spanking on the Pens, something many of us non-Penguins fans enjoyed immensely.  The Penguins will be looking for revenge on the Bruins, who count only 8 wins so far this season, even though they have the bragging rights that one of those wins was a shutout against Pittsburgh.

Three games get underway at 8:00 pm ET, Dallas Stars taking on the suprisingly strong Phoenix Coyotes, the San Jose Sharks at the St. Louis Blues and finally, the Montreal Canadiens at the Nashville Predators.  The Habs and Predators game should be a little closer match, stat wise, while the other two may not be much of a surprise.

The final game of the night features the Colorado Avalanche hosting the Vancouver Canucks, at 10:00 pm ET. Vancouver is having a reasonably good year, not as strong as the Av's, but decent, and could be a bit of a challenge for the Avalanche.  Unfortunately, the Canucks are in a slump, having lost the last three games, but they will have Roberto Luongo back in goal tonight after his hairline rib fracture.   CBC will broadcast this game as well.

So if you are done with football and basketball for the day and want to catch up on what's happening in the hockey world, join us here for updates, play-by-play and trash talking.  And don't forget, make your picks for points and bragging rights.
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11/15/09   |   SportzStar   |   102 respect

My poor Ducks.

11/15/09   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

(Edited by Debi_L)

Avs score, defeating Luongo's shutout in his first game back  4-1 Canucks in the third

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

(Edited by kramer)

o0o0o, Zetterberg got me a HT against the Ducks!

 
*edit* Can I blow up my fantasy team now?
 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

6 1-goal games today, wow, 4 into OT and 3 of those went to a shoot out.

 

11/14/09   |   kteacher   |   33985 respect

Kings win 2-1 in a shoot out. WHoo HOO!

11/14/09   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

Man I love coming home from work to find the Flames have clobbered the Leafs, and although I'm really not a Canucks fan, I can't help but be pleased to see them ahead of the Avs 3-0 in the first period!!! FORKING WOW!!!

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Thomas went to play the puck, Staal got it, Thomas got stuck behind the net, Staal feeds Dupuis who easily taps it into the empty net, PENS WIN IN OT!

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Pens tie the game at 5 with 0.4 left on the clock!

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Scratch that, Bruins take a 5-4 lead, game over once again.  The Pens are about to lose 5 in a row.  I know they have injuries, but this is getting f'ing PATHETIC!

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Boston ties it at 4, I smell OT.

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Rut-roh, Crosby goes to the box, Bruins will have a 2-man advantage for a full 2 minutes.

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Bruins get a 4-minute PP.

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Mark Eaton scores, 4-3 Pens.

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Boston ties it at 3...so much for teams that have had trouble scoring goals lately.

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Do we really have to replace the glass?  They're leaving Mellon Arena after this year anyway.

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Crosby redirects a shot from the left point by Goligoski, 3-2 Pens.

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Michael Ryder ties it for the Bruins early in the 2nd.

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Dupuis gives the Pens a 2-1 lead.

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Blake Wheeler ties the game.

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Deryk Engelland and Byron Bitz go at it right off the face off, Engelland is the smaller guy but he won that skirmish.

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

The two-headed monster feeds...ready for this one?  Jay McKee!  1-0 Pens 1:44 into the game.

 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Dan Bylsma is putting Malkin and Crosby on the same line tonight...and Brent Johnson is in the net for the Pens, that worries me.

 

11/14/09   |   kteacher   |   33985 respect

kramer wrote:
Quick got taken out because he just wasn't Quick enough...and Ersberg wasn't any better.
 

YES...I know....I watched.

11/14/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Ovechkin's out again, but that's OK, because it's 2-0 already. Goals by Fleishmann and Mathieu Perrault.

And as I write this, it becomes 2-1. Ugh.

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

kteacher wrote:
Actually Quick only allowed 3 ---with 1 of the 3 a "soft" one. Ersberg let in the other 4.

Quick got taken out because he just wasn't Quick enough...and Ersberg wasn't any better.

 

11/14/09   |   kteacher   |   33985 respect

kramer wrote:
I see they had 38 shots looking at the box score, so obviously it wasn't for lack of effort.  It was a case of Quick being the opposite of his name.
 

Actually Quick only allowed 3 ---with 1 of the 3 a "soft" one. Ersberg let in the other 4.

11/14/09   |   kteacher   |   33985 respect

Go Kings!

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

kteacher wrote:
OK....still was a good game.

And, the weird thing about the Thrashers/Kings game was that the Kings didn't play "bad." (Yes...I am aware this makes no sense when you look at the score. lol)

I see they had 38 shots looking at the box score, so obviously it wasn't for lack of effort.  It was a case of Quick being the opposite of his name.

 

11/14/09   |   kteacher   |   33985 respect

(Edited by kteacher)

OK....still was a good game.

And, the weird thing about the Thrashers/Kings game was that the Kings didn't play "bad." (Yes...I am aware this makes no sense when you look at the score. lol)

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

kteacher wrote:
hmmmmm....I do believe the only one out in that game 9 days ago was Malkin, but whatever.

Yeah...funny how star players can't keep the puck out of the net...huh?

Gonchar was out before Malkin, Kennedy was out for that one as well.

 

11/14/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Ovechkin is a game-time decision.

11/14/09   |   kteacher   |   33985 respect

kramer wrote:
Yeah, that tends to happen when you start losing your firepower all at once...Gonchar, Malkin, Kennedy, Letang, Orpik...all within the span of a couple weeks.  Your Kings just got flat out destroyed even with all their stars still in the lineup.
 

hmmmmm....I do believe the only one out in that game 9 days ago was Malkin, but whatever.

Yeah...funny how star players can't keep the puck out of the net...huh?

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

(Edited by kramer)

Yeah, that tends to happen when you start losing your firepower all at once...Gonchar, Malkin, Kennedy, Letang, Orpik...all within the span of a couple weeks.  Your Kings just got flat out destroyed even with all their stars still in the lineup.

 

11/14/09   |   SportzStar   |   102 respect

Man it would be sweet if the Ducks took out the Red Wings in Detroit.

11/14/09   |   kteacher   |   33985 respect

kramer wrote:
I thought that was beautiful.
 




WAIT.....awww yes....I am recalling a BEAT down that happened on a Thursday about 9 days ago....AWW....NOW that was BEAUTIFUL! 

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

kteacher wrote:
Well....I hope the Kings can pull together a win because last night's slaughtering defeat against the Thrashers was HORRENDOUS!

I thought that was beautiful.

 

11/14/09   |   kteacher   |   33985 respect

Well....I hope the Kings can pull together a win because last night's slaughtering defeat against the Thrashers was HORRENDOUS!

11/14/09   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Evgeni Malkin could be back for the Pens tonight.

 

11/14/09   |   gobigblue1960   |   4802 respect

The Red Wings are starting to get their offense going, and their goaltending has been coming up big. The Wings have been playing well at home, and will feast on some Ducks tonight.
Go Wings.!