NHL Saturday Live Thread

It's A Hockey Night in America Once Again! [NHL Live Thread]

11/5/11 in NHL   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Hello out there in FanIQ Land!  I didn't get home in enough time to write an in-depth preview of each game, so this will be quick.  11 games are on tap for this evening, starting at 7:00 PM ET.  Let's take a look at our schedule...

7:00 PM ET:

Anaheim Ducks @ Detroit Red Wings
Winnipeg Jets @ New Jersey Devils
Buffalo Sabres @ Ottawa Senators
Washington Capitals @ New York Islanders
Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Montreal Canadiens @ New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Philadelphia Flyers

8:00 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues @ Minnesota Wild

10:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers @ Phoenix Coyotes

10:30 PM ET:
Nashville Predators @ San Jose Sharks
Pittsburgh Penguins @ Los Angeles Kings


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11/6/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

kramer wrote:
"Mike Knuble has been playing on the 4th line lately."

Excuse me????  Can I have some of what Bruce Boudreau is smoking?

Take a look at the roster. The Caps have quite the depth at forward.

11/6/11   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7335 respect

late to the party, as always.....and

Preds win!!!  Preds win!!!

(insert Sunshine doing the happy dance here)

11/6/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Correction on my earlier statement, the Pens did beat the Kings in OT back in November 2006.  It's San Jose where they haven't won since 1997, and prior to beating Anaheim 2 years ago, they hadn't won there since 1999.

11/6/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Eric_ wrote:
The Caps lost to the Islanders 5-3 tonight. My vantage point at a bar wasn't great, but Japers Rink seems to mostly pin it on a leaky Vokoun. It being a second game of a back to back probably didn't help. Eh, it happens.

Also, given Stoney's article today, I must point out that Mike Knuble has been playing on the 4th line lately. Not exactly a fighter or fringe player.

"Mike Knuble has been playing on the 4th line lately."

Excuse me????  Can I have some of what Bruce Boudreau is smoking?

11/6/11   |   italysqueenie   |   1278 respect

kramer wrote:
STOP THE PRESS!  "Buy Sam a drink and get his dog one too!"  Chris Kunitz ties it up again!  Come on Pens, at least send this to OT if not win this.

And we win in shoot out..3-2

11/6/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Chris Kunitz goes 5-hole on Quick and scores in the 4th round of the shootout, Pens get the extra point with a 3-2 win!  Considering the miserable times they've had in CA, I'll take 3 out of 4 points any day.  Now to come home for a nice long break and welcome Sid back Friday night against Dallas.

11/6/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Caps lost to the Islanders 5-3 tonight. My vantage point at a bar wasn't great, but Japers Rink seems to mostly pin it on a leaky Vokoun. It being a second game of a back to back probably didn't help. Eh, it happens.

Also, given Stoney's article today, I must point out that Mike Knuble has been playing on the 4th line lately. Not exactly a fighter or fringe player.

11/6/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

STOP THE PRESS!  "Buy Sam a drink and get his dog one too!"  Chris Kunitz ties it up again!  Come on Pens, at least send this to OT if not win this.

11/6/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

By the way, the Pens win in Anaheim back in 2009 on this trip is, if memory serves me, the only win the Pens have had in the state of California in more than 10 years.  They always mange to find ways to lose on their west coast swing.  The Western Canada trip goes well, but the Cali trip, fuggedaboutit.

11/6/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Gagne scores on a delayed penalty call to the Pens, 2-1 Kings with under 6 minutes to play in the 3rd.  That hurts, and probably kills any chances the Pens had to win this game or at least get a point.

11/6/11   |   Miguel94   |   874 respect

Thank goodness the Red Wings finally broke out of their slump. Still need improvements on many aspects of their game, and some key players need to start showing up to the rink, though.

11/6/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Penguins coughed up the puck leading to a quick 2-on-1.  Kopitar walked in and roofed it on Fleury, 1-1 tie after 2 periods in Hollywood.

11/5/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Pens score a late PP goal in the first period, and FINALLY Steve Sullivan finds the back of the net!

11/5/11   |   Jess   |   34372 respect

 Hopefully the Ducks can snap out of their slump now, coming home. That road swing was just about as depressing as the last couple of Seahawks games...ugh you'd think the sports gods would gimme SOMETHING.

11/5/11   |   HULL_17   |   2495 respect

Thankfully The Red Wing Snapped Their Loosing Skid. 5-0 Winners Over Tha Ducks.

11/5/11   |   Canadianhick   |   2149 respect

(Edited by Canadianhick)

Someone is going to be fired in the next 48 hours in Columbus as these team is down 8-0 after 40.

11/5/11   |   Canadianhick   |   2149 respect

I love watching Toronto get their asses handed to them. 5-0 Boston.

Tyler Seguin with his first career hatrick as well.

11/5/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Tyler Seguin has 2 shots on goal, they both found the back of the net, and the first was on a PP.  Boston leads Toronto 3-0, and I'm happy Stamkos had the night off so I could stick Seguin in the lineup!

11/5/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
How about those Columbus Blue Jackets?
Flyers fans can leave now and still feel like they got their money's worth

This team is by far the worst I've seen.  How they won 2 games is beyond me.

11/5/11   |   kteacher   |   34311 respect

 I'm really feeling bad for the Jackets...................................but I'm digging the fact I have Bryz and Claude Giroux on my fantasy team right now. I'm tired of losing. 

11/5/11   |   Canadianhick   |   2149 respect

Columbus is one bad team, 5-0 Philadelphia after 20.  Changes are coming in Columbus.

11/5/11   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24904 respect

How about those Columbus Blue Jackets?
Flyers fans can leave now and still feel like they got their money's worth

11/5/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

kteacher wrote:
 Well.....I'll soon be heading out to Staples for the Kings/Penguins game. Not real sure why I'm going to go since I was told earlier that the Kings sucked and were Queens (though I never got why "Queens" was such a slam.....Queens are badass, but to each his own). Makes me wonder why they should even play tonight. Hmmpf. Hmmmmmm. Wetzel Pretzels. 

LET'S GO PENS!  After tonight's game I wish the Kings good luck the rest of the season.

11/5/11   |   woody050681   |   13680 respect

Jess wrote:
 Good luck to your Kings tonight.

I don't have a whole lot of faith right now...stupid Ducks. And the Wings...just...ugh. (Sorry Woody)

 Double UGH Jess, the Wings have scored their 1 goal for the night so the Ducks have got this game in the bag. 

11/5/11   |   Jess   |   34372 respect

kteacher wrote:
 Well.....I'll soon be heading out to Staples for the Kings/Penguins game. Not real sure why I'm going to go since I was told earlier that the Kings sucked and were Queens (though I never got why "Queens" was such a slam.....Queens are badass, but to each his own). Makes me wonder why they should even play tonight. Hmmpf. Hmmmmmm. Wetzel Pretzels. 

 Good luck to your Kings tonight.

I don't have a whole lot of faith right now...stupid Ducks. And the Wings...just...ugh. (Sorry Woody)

11/5/11   |   kteacher   |   34311 respect

 Well.....I'll soon be heading out to Staples for the Kings/Penguins game. Not real sure why I'm going to go since I was told earlier that the Kings sucked and were Queens (though I never got why "Queens" was such a slam.....Queens are badass, but to each his own). Makes me wonder why they should even play tonight. Hmmpf. Hmmmmmm. Wetzel Pretzels.