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Penguins Need More Luck

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Dmitry Chesnokov at Yahoo!‘s Puck Daddy:

Q. Sergei, can you compare tonight’s game with last night’s?

GONCHAR: In my opinion we did not play bad. Look at the statistics in the regular season and the playoffs. What other team managed to outshoot the Red Wings in a game? We did it yesterday and today. We constantly created scoring chances. It is a different matter that we did not convert. But this is Detroit. You also need luck in addition to playing well against them.

What in your opinion is the main reason for the loss? Just no luck? Or you couldn’t cope with the system Detroit was playing?

Not really, you can play against their system and win. The most important is to finish your chances with goals. It’s not enough just to create opportunities. But I will repeat myself, today they had a little bit more luck than us.

more from Sergei Gonchar plus a couple questions for Evgeni Malkin

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A Huge Month For KK

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Hockey is all we do!!!

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Today with Coach Mike Babcock

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From today’s press conference with Red Wings’ coach Mike Babcock. Transcript provided courtesy of the NHL.

Q. These teams each have a Hart Trophy finalist, and obviously yours has not been able to play. Two parts, the first part, is it right to rescind the automatic suspension on Malkin? And the second part, are we overlooking the fact that you guys have won two games without your Hart Trophy finalist?

        COACH BABCOCK: You have to decide that part. Obviously we’re a much better team to have him playing because he has the puck so much. In my opinion, he’s one of the most dominant players in the game.

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Today with Coach Dan Bylsma

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From today’s press conference with Penguins’ coach Dan Bylsma. Transcript provided courtesy of the NHL.


        Q. Can you give your impression of where Malkin and Crosby are at in terms of potential level of frustration? We saw some at the end of both games maybe from both of them. Where do you think they’re at? And do you say anything to them going into tomorrow night?

        COACH BYLSMA: You worry as a coach about frustration, and frustration is when you can’t let go of previous events.

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The Face Of The Red Wings

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from TSN,

If you were asked to name the face of the Detroit Red Wings, who would it be?

Odds are you would think of a player like Pavel Datsyuk, who led the team with 97 points this season, or Nicklas Lidstrom, the veteran defenceman and four-time Stanley Cup champion who has come to represent the unflappable consistency of the fabled organization. Many hockey fans might name Henrik Zetterberg, Marian Hossa or Johan “Mule” Franzen as the core member of a team that is the closest thing the NHL has to a dynasty.

Yet with the exception of one goal from Franzen in Game 1, it has not been the Wings’ biggest names who are putting pucks in the back of the net in this Stanley Cup final.

continued

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More Fun With Hockey Sticks

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

So you’re a Pen fan and you’re upset.  You’ve got the Zetterberg in the crease thing.  And the interference thing, the obstruction thing.  Plus the 0-2 hole thing (again).  Well, I’ve got something that should help you in your time of sorrow.

Looking for proof of Marian Hossa’s horrific slash on Dupuis last night? I’ve got it for you, courtesy of KK reader Moocat at the Empire main page.

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Aw dammit.  Woops.  That kinda proves the opposite doesn’t it?  Well, I tried. Sorry.

Also, see this classy move by Jared at Smilin’ Like a Butcher’s Dog.

 

 

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Watching NBC- Game 2 SCF

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Puck The Media,

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals drew a 3.5/6 overnight rating, 5.3 Million viewers, and a 2.2 in the key demo of Adults 18-49.  These are all positive gains from Game 1, which drew a 2.6/5 overnight, 4.5 Million viewers and a 1.7 in the 18-49 demo.

read on

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Jacques Martin May Leave Florida For Montreal

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

added 11:44am, from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

Martin, 56, just completed his third season as Florida’s general manager. He coached the team for three seasons before being relieved of that duty last summer. Martin was
asked to stay on as general manager by owner Alan Cohen and Martin agreed, signing a four-year contract.

What sort of compensation the Canadiens would give to the Panthers isn’t clear, and it is not known if Martin would personally have to buy out his own contract to leave.

more on Martin

via TSN,

The Montreal Canadiens will hold a news conference this afternoon at 2pm et when the club will introduce Jacques Martin as their new head coach.

note: original post was 8:56am today…

from Sportsnet,

Sportsnet has learned Jacques Martin has been negotiating a potential buy-out with the Florida Panthers and that the Montreal Canadiens are very interested in hiring him as their next head coach.

Sources say Martin has multiple years left on his contract, but is willing to leave some money on the table to take the Canadiens job.

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How The Penguins Can Get Back In The Series

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Damien Cox of the Toronto Star tells us what the Penguins must do…

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It Looks Like Last Year All Over Again

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Maybe the Penguins will return home to Pittsburgh and be rewarded for all of the good work they did in Detroit.

“We played two good games. We [outshot] them in two games,” said Pittsburgh forward Pascal Dupuis, who was reinserted into the lineup for Game 2. “If we keep playing well, the hockey gods are going to be on our side.”

Perhaps. Maybe, though, this is just a matter of the hockey gods getting ready for the same result as a year ago, regardless of the path these two teams take to get there.

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