NHL Sunday Live Thread

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! From the NYC Area to Anaheim, It's a Great Day for Hockey! [NHL Live Thread]

2/24/13 in NHL   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Hello out there in FanIQ Land and welcome to the Q's NHL Pregame Show that serves as your place to enjoy some hockey!  Today we have 8 games for your enjoyment, and your host and hostesses are here to preview each game for you.  Jess and Debi, we all get to watch our teams tonight, but first there's 5 other games on the schedule before our guys face off.  We've got a Malkin-less Pens team, a dumbfounded Devils team, the Hawks trying to keep it going, and a lot of action all across North America!
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Ladies, let's get this party started.
Okay, I think I'm awake............
Good Debi, now let's hop on the Q Train, we have an 8 city tour to start on...ALL ABOARD!

Our first stop of the day is down to Miami...can we stay here and keep warm for a while?
Debi: Boston definitely has the momentum, but the Panthers are putting out so much effort, it's hard to pick against them.  However, I do think the Bruins will prevail.
Jess: 
Upset special early in the day. The Bruins are obviously much better than Florida’s southern team. But hockey’s weird, especially early day hockey. This will likely be a relatively slow-paced game and low scoring, though to no credit of the goalies. Panthers, just because.
BK: I get to break the tie here it seems.  I knew eventually the Panthers were going to use up their goal supply.  It finally happened here against Fleury 2 nights ago.  The Bruins aren't going to be much easier.  Bah-ston wins on the road as Florida forgets how to score again.
Boston Bruins @ Florida Panthers: 3:00 PM ET - NHL Network, NESN
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Next we're off to Newark where the Devils host the Jets...
Debi: 
I really don't want to pick this one.  Winnipeg, as I've said, is impressing me so much this year!!  However, they are up against the Devils.  I have to pick New Jersey
Jess: 
The Devils are confusing the heck out of me. Every time I think they’re going to lose, they win. Every time I think they’ll beat a team, they lose. So – since I think they can take the Jets, I’M taking the Jets.
BK: *sigh* After they utterly collapsed and let the Flyers walk all over them, I've lost any faith in Winnipeg.  The Devils are looking beatable, but not enough to lose to the Jets.  I gotta go with the Devils as well.
Winnipeg Jets @ New Jersey Devils: 5:00 PM ET - TSN, MSG+

Westward we go for next for a visit to The Joe...
Debi: 
LMAO! Detroit
Jess: 
Ish. Red Wings.
BK: I'm going rogue, Vancouver wins it.
Vancouver Canucks @ Detroit Red Wings: 5:00 PM ET - RSN Pacific, FSN Detroit

Let's head out to the Island for a date at Nassau next, shall we?
Debi: 
Hurricanes won the first one, but the Islanders seem to have some new life lately, so I'll take them to even up the match.  I think they have one more meeting this season, it would be good to go into that one tied up.  Yeah, I'll take the Islanders.
Jess: 
Hold on, let me flip a coin…Hurricanes.
BK: The Isles are back to playing like the Isles, and the Canes are the walking wounded.  First to 3 wins...umm, Canes.
Carolina Hurricanes @ New York Islanders: 7:00 PM ET - FSN Carolina, MSG+2

Let's quickly head back west.  Windy City, here we come!
Debi: 
LMAO!! I don't know if I would even show up for this game if I were the Blue Jackets.
Jess: 
Is today the day the Blackhawks finally lose one? I think that’s going to happen relatively soon, but I doubt their first regulation loss will be at home. I predict they continue their streak and give their record a little insurance.
BK: We're aaaaaalll on the Blackhawks!
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Chicago Blackhawks: 7:00 PM ET - FSN Ohio, CSN Chicago
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Okay ladies, follow me home for this next one...
Debi: 
With Malkin out, Pittsburgh will not be as strong as they usually are, but will it affect them enough to make me think Tampa Bay can win? I don't know, so I'll flip a coin.  Pitts....no, TB.....no, Okay, Pittsburgh it is.
Jess: With Malkin out of the lineup the Penguins don’t have as many weapons but I still see them as being better than Tampa Bay. Especially at home.
BK: Malkin was a one-man wrecking crew against the Bolts last year.  This team has also been consistently inconsistent at home.  This game worries me, but Tampa did play last night and they have goaltending issues.  I can't pick against my Pens, but this game really worries me!
Tampa Bay Lightning @ Pittsburgh Penguins: 7:30 PM ET - NBC Sports Network, TSN2

Next we're off to see Debi's team!
Debi: 
After a dominant win over the Wild last night (GREAT GAME!!!!) I have to stay loyal to my team.  I really think they can do this and win at home again.
Jess: 
Coyotes had a tough loss in the shootout yesterday to start off their road swing. Without a day off in between, I don’t think this game gets any easier. Flames.
BK: I picked the Coyotes yesterday and they crapped the bed in Edmonton.  I'm not giving them any leeway today.  Flames win on home ice.
Phoenix Coyotes @ Calgary Flames: 8:00 PM ET - FSN Arizona+, RSN West

Finally, we're off to see Jess's Ducks!
Debi: 
The Ducks have it!  Yeah, there is no doubt in my mind the Ducks are going to win this one.
Jess: 
Uhmmmmm….I’m just happy I get finally get to see my Ducks play again. Geez it seems like forever.
BK: Colorado sucketh on the road.  We're aaaaaalll on the Ducks!
Colorado Avalanche @ Anaheim Ducks: 8:00 PM ET - Altitude, Prime Ticket



This is your official live thread to talk (or bitch) about the game(s) you're watching this afternoon and into the night. Talk it up, join the party!
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2/24/13   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Flames win on home ice!!!!   5-4 - Iggy tied it upwith less than 2 to go and Glencross scored the go-ahead with a minute remaining WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/24/13   |   Jess   |   34793 respect

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Cooke with the empty-netter and it's 5-3!  "The kitchen is closed."  PHEW, the Pens are gonna have a winning record on home ice!laugh

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

4-3 Pens at the final commercial break...nail biting time.indecision

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Corey Crawford get the shutout and they keep going, 1-0 over Columbus.  The Staal brothers have both scored and they're beating the Isles 3-2.  Avs lead the Ducks 3-2.

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

HEEEEEEEE shoots and scores, Beau Bennett with his first NHL goal!  "He is smilin' like a butcher's dog!"  Both teams get a 5-on-3 goal and it's 4-2 Pens.

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Lightning came out on fire in the 2nd period and it's 3-2 all of a sudden.  I don't like this at all right now.frown

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

1-0 Hawks after 2 periods.  Meanwhile Jess may be mumbling expletives to herself, Avs are up 2-0.

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

(Edited by kramer)

Paul Martin does get a goal now, 3-0 lead for the Pens late in the first period.  "Hop in the Cordoba, baby, we're goin' bowlin'!"

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

(Edited by kramer)

Upon further review, Lindback kicked the puck into his own net.  Paul Martin may get the goal.

EDIT: They're apparently giving it to Sid.

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Lindback lost the puck and either Kunitz or Neal picked up the garbage, 2-0 Pens.

2/24/13   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

The site doesn't like me tonight.  I'm glad that I was wrong on the Jets, and that they defeated "dos Debils" and that the Wings defeated Vancouver.

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

HEEEEEEEE shoots and scores!  Crosby just blasts it by Lindback and the Pens get an early 1-0 lead.  "I'll be cow kicked!"

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Holy crap, the Wings are having a coming out party...8-3!  Well I got that game wrong, and I may have the Jets/Devils game wrong too, and if I am I'm happy to be wrong!

2/24/13   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

That's what I love to see - a new Flames' fan!!

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Jets lead 3-2 and the Wings lead 5-3, both games are in the 3rd period.

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Jess wrote:
Well, I'm 0 for 1 so far, Boston wins 4-1.

Told you the Panthers used up their monthly goal supply.

2/24/13   |   Jess   |   34793 respect

Well, I'm 0 for 1 so far, Boston wins 4-1.

2/24/13   |   Jess   |   34793 respect

I win cheeky

2/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Boston is holding a 3-1 lead with about 12 minutes to go in the 3rd in our first game.  I was watching the Daytona 500, now that that's over I'll be turning my attention to hockey for the rest of the evening.

2/24/13   |   Jess   |   34793 respect

Apparently in my house, the NFL Combine is more entertaining than hockey today, at least until 5:00  :/

I will have to see if I can steal the remote. In the meantime, keep me posted!