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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

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via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean bring you another rendition of Coach's Corner and recap the first round of the NHL playoffs and shed light on Nazem Kadri's future.

Plus a few more topics.

 

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Open Post- Round 2 Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs Starts Tonight

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Broadcast team for Boston/Columbus will be Mike “Doc” Emrick, Mike Milbury and Brian Boucher on NBCSN and on Sportsnet play-by-play: Jim Hughson; game analyst: Craig Simpson; reporter: Kyle Bukauskas.

For Dallas/St. Louis we will have Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko, Pierre McGuire for both the USA and Canada.

 

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Video- A Sit Down With John Tortorella

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via Sportsnet,

John Tortorella talks about shocking the NHL world by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning and how a wild regular season prepared the Columbus Blue Jackets for the NHL playoffs.

 

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Questions Remain For The Toronto Maple Leafs

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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

The Babcock situation is not the first priority on Dubas’ busy summer schedule, but it is a priority of some kind. While the assumption is Babcock will return as head coach, there may be some staff changes or internal alterations to aid coaching in the future — and some conversations about how Babcock can move forward as a coach.

Dubas won’t say it out loud, but he couldn’t have been happy with Babcock’s playoff performance, as many weren’t. When asked a question about it at the Leafs’ wrap-up yesterday, he did his own version of the two-step.

Dubas was asked directly: “Were you satisfied with the coaching in Game 7?”

His answer was not at all direct.

“If anything, when you’re evaluating a micro-event, you start to get in trouble when you’re running a franchise,” he said. “I know everybody would like me to give a condemnation or a massive vote of support for one single game. When you have an 89-game season and a year’s-long track record, I thought our coaching staff did a good job with our group.”

Dubas, himself, took the blame for the Leafs’ loss in Game 7, took the blame for the Leafs’ lousy penalty-killing in the playoffs, pointed fingers at himself rather than anyone else.

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NBC Sports Group Ratings Talk For Round 1 Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

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STAMFORD, Conn. – April 25, 2019 – On the strength of 10 overtime games, three Game 7s and two improbable sweeps, NBC Sports’ presentation of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs across the networks of NBCUniversal delivered the most-watched First Round in seven years, according to Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics. First Round coverage across NBC Sports’ cable platforms produced the most-watched First Round on cable in 25 years and ranks as the second-best First Round on cable on record (since 1994). The First Round milestones were punctuated by three Game 7s, including last night’s Hurricanes-Capitals series finale on NBCSN, which is now the most-watched First Round cable game on record.

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Your Second Round Picks For The Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Team with home ice advantage listed first.

Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

New York Islanders against the Carolina Hurricanes

Western Conference

St, Louis Blues meet the Dallas Stars

San Jose Sharks vs. Colorado Avalanche

Games start tomorrow so get your picks in before 7:00pm ET on Thursday.

Check out how you did in round 1.

moved to top of page, original post was 4/24/19 at 11:36pm

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Reflections Of The Past

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from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Nothing like the playoffs to remind the Detroit Red Wings of what they used to have.

For example: a productive defense.

The last Game 7 of the first round, won 4-3 in double overtime by the Carolina Hurricanes to oust defending champion Washington, included a three-point performance by Canes defenseman Jaccob Slavin.

Slavin became just the eighth defenseman in NHL history to notch three points in a Game 7 — and the first since Nicklas Lidstrom and Brian Rafalski each delivered three points to help the Wings beat the Coyotes, 6-1, in Game 7 of their 2010 first-round series.

continued

Below, the Wings posted the top 10 goals from the Wings this season.

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Video Afternoon Line- Nazem Kadri

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via Sportsnet,

Nazem Kadri discusses the hit that led to his suspension, and his accountability, and how he was just trying to do the right thing, and ended doing the wrong thing, and ensures that it will never happen again.

 

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All About The First Round Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

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NEW CHAMP AWAITS AS TRIO OF GAME 7s CAP UNPRECEDENTED FIRST ROUND

An unprecedented, unpredictable and unforgettable First Round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs was book-ended by a pair of historic sweeps and a trio of dramatic Game 7s – including two that featured a multi-goal comeback (an NHL first within a postseason). A few highlights:

First Round Recap

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Videos- Listen In and Weird Stuff Happens

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Mic'd up first, NHL weirdness from the past week is below.

 

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