Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Does Boychuks' Concussion Surprise Anyone?

It has been announced that Johnny Boychuck will be out indefinitely with a concussion. Is that a surprise to anyone? Boychuk was absolutely steam rolled by Chris Neil of the Ottawa Senators on Saturday in a hit that had concussion written all over it.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Red Wings And Home Ice Advantage Is A Scary Combo

Is there currently a place scarier for NHL teams to play than Detroit's Joe Louis Arena?

Earlier tonight, the Vancouver Canucks, who have the leagues best road record, squeaked out a 4-3 shootout victory. Bringing the Red Wings' record setting home winning streak to an end at 23 games.

Their overall home record now sits at a resounding 26-2-2. Before tonight, their last loss at the Joe came nearly four months ago, against the Calgary Flames in a 4-1 affair.

Over the course of their prolonged streak, the Wings' have proven that they can win no matter the situation presented to them.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ryan Callahan Is Leading By Example In New York

During the off-season Ryan Callahan found himself without a contract, and awaiting a possible arbitration hearing with the New York Rangers. A month after avoiding the hearing, Callahan signed a three year contract the day before the hearing was scheduled to take place, the New York native was named the captain of the Rangers.

Fast forward to today, Callahan and the Rangers sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and are considered by some favorites to win the Stanley Cup. The Rangers' success have mirrored the effort and success of their captain.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

NHL.com Has The Valentine's Day Spirit, Unfortunately

NHL.com's homepage has continued to try and appeal to its followers and fans with various puns on players names to introduce various highlights reels, weekly blogs by their staff, various user driven polls etc. However, today's poll may have strayed a little too far off topic for some.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kings Try To Halt Skid, Face Lightning

The Kings have not started their current six-game road trip on the right foot. They lost back-to-back games against the Blues and Hurricanes to start the trip and will try to rebound tonight when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Video: Evgeny Timkin's Amazing Shorthanded Goal

The KHL's Evgeny Timkin turned out one of the year's best goals in Vityaz Chekhov's 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow earlier today. The goal put Vityaz up 2-0, and would eventually count as the game winning goal.

After a CSKA defensman miss-played the puck Timkin pull a nifty little spin-o-rama to get around the recovering d-man and finished the shorthanded goal off with a between the legs shot that slid beneath the right pad of the goaltender.