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TV Schedule For Games Tonight

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It appears both games tonight are exclusive to Versus in the USA.

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No Soft Goals- Yet

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from the San Francisco Chronicle,

Nabokov’s playoff numbers are solid, but in comparison with his contemporaries, not spectacular. Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo and Anaheim’s Jean-Sebastien Giguere have better save percentages, and six of the eight surviving goalies (Luongo, Giguere, Detroit’s Dominik Hasek, the New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist, Buffalo’s Ryan Miller and Ray Emery of Ottawa) have better goals-against averages.
Wilson, awash in bias, endorsed his guy without hesitation.
“I’ve seen some soft goals in some of the other series, but Nabby hasn’t let in a soft goal since the playoffs started,” he said. “He’s not just making saves, he isn’t making any mistakes. I don’t think he’s had to steal a game for us, but he’s been error-free.”

more... I normally do not outwardly cheer for the Wings, but since they are my home team and Wilson did bring it up, tonight is the night for a few of those “soft” goals.

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Quality, Not Quantity

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from the Tennessean,

Nashville will be without a first-round pick for the second consecutive season. It shipped its initial selection — as well as a third-round pick, forward Scottie Upshall and defensive prospect Ryan Parent — to Philadelphia for Forsberg a couple of months ago.
But the Predators are hoping their successful drafting in recent years, their ability to find talent in later rounds and their success in the free-agent market will help make up for the loss of first-round picks in two straight years.

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Protective Lou

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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The word is Lamoriello packed up the following for the Devils’ four-day stay at a Kanata hotel:
Four doctors. Under normal circumstances, the visiting team would bring two physicians who would work hand-in-hand with the home team’s doctors. If a player needed stitches, for example, the home team would usually help out the visitors. That won’t be the case in this series.
A security guard for the bench. The Devils have asked Scotiabank Place security guards who normally work the bench area to leave, not to touch the door and stay out of the area completely so they cannot see any Devils who might be injured during the game. The Devils’ security representative is a former FBI agent.

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The Last Cup

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from the Toronto Star,

Forty years – about half a lifetime – is a long stretch by most standards, even longer if you’re a Toronto Maple Leafs fan.
It was 40 years ago today – Tuesday, May 2, 1967 – that the Leafs last hoisted the Stanley Cup.
At the time, Leafs coach Punch Imlach had a team of aging stars, eager for their fourth Cup in six years and just as eager to beat the defending champion Montreal Canadiens.

read on for a reprint of the news that night…

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The No Goal

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from the Buffalo News,

Officials after the game said the replay was so close that had McCreary ruled on the ice Briere had scored, the goal would have stood because there was no convincing evidence to change that call either.
Ruff was convinced Briere had tied the game.
“I think from what I saw it was a goal,” Ruff said. “The puck goes over the line and goes into his pad.”
“We initially had the TSN guys next to the bench saying it crossed the line, so I was pretty confident that we had a goal. I believe I’ve seen a replay where it’s in. But the only thing you hope with video replay is you get it right. It’s why you go to it.”

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Going A Bit Too Far

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I have been trying to avoid this topic, but time to chime in…

from CTV,

Hockey Canada officials will be summoned by a parliamentary committee in Ottawa to explain why they chose Shane Doan as Team Canada captain at a world hockey tournament in Russia.
At issue is a derogatory remark Doan allegedly made toward a French-Canadian linesman during a game in December 2005.

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Living in the US, I have witnessed enough politicians getting involved in issues like this and I have always questioned their motive. 
Aren’t there other topics they should really be concerned about?

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Inconclusive

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The video replay did not show the puck crossing the line in the final seconds of the Sabres/Rangers game.
Looking at it from a neutral point of view, I could not say the puck completely crossed the line.
The first frame you will see the puck meeting Lundqvist’s pad, the second frame you cannot see the puck.

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Hypocritical Chief

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And on the same day I bragged that I never delete comments, I just deleted 31 of them. We're in the middle of a damn good series and the converation has degenerated to garbage, and I'll take responsibility for starting it. Shark fans: you're welcome to stay and your commentary is welcome, although I reserve the right to refer to you all as little girls. Wing fans: same goes for you, except for Gramps. I like to keep Pinhead on my good side. And no, this is not the onset of A2Y censorship so don't get all wadded up if I deleted your stuff. I was an equal opportunity deleter and I doubt it will happen again.

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Clowe And Cleary Popular Back Home

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from Eric Duihatschek of the Globe and Mail,

It was well after midnight back home on The Rock when Ryane Clowe scored the tying goal and later still when he started the play that led to the San Jose Sharks’ eventual game winner.
But anyone who stayed with the television coverage into the wee small hours in Newfoundland Monday night sure got their money’s worth, when the Sharks defeated the Detroit Red Wings 2-1, with Clowe, their native son, leading the charge.

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In case you missed the audio interview with Eric Duhatschek I did earlier in the day, follow this link.  Cleary and Clowe were part of the discussion.

added 8:43pm, Eric also witnessed Scotty Bowman doing his blogging gig for NBC…

Is Bowman reading his own blog? “Sometimes.”
Just to make sure he’s not misquoted in his own blog? “No, he tapes it.”
Thirty years ago, could Bowman ever imagine that this is what he’d been doing, in his retirement years, keeping an on-line diary?
“I didn’t even know what the hell it was,” he said. “No, I knew what it was. He calls and I just give him what I think.”

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