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Ken Hitchcock with his assessment of the series with the Kings.
Hitchcock starts talking at the :40 second mark.
The Los Angeles Kings defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Friday night and advanced to the second round of the playoffs, defeating St. Louis in six games. The Kings will either play the Anaheim Ducks, should they defeat Detroit on Sunday, or they'll play the Sharks if the Wings prevail. Either way, a "battle of California" is in the offing.
Game 7 will be in Anaheim on Sunday with a 10:00pm ET start.
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Make sure to visit The Malik Report for a recap of game 6.
Capitals now up 3-2 on the New York Rangers with game 6 in New York on Sunday at 4:30pm ET.
Topics discussed were Dion Phaneuf, Bobby Orr, Montreal/Ottawa and Chicago/Minnesota.
Boston (up 3-1), Anaheim (3-2) and Los Angeles (3-2) can end their series tonight with a win.
Nail biting time for some fans.
It’s astonishing how what was once a strength – Canada’s overall depth in goal – will now be its biggest question mark heading into the Olympics. You wonder, if the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup and Corey Crawford has a good run, if his name doesn’t enter the conversation as well. Crawford and his partner Ray Emery had the best cumulative goals-against average in the league this year (1.98 to win the Jennings Trophy), but neither of them made it as a finalist in the Vezina trophy balloting.
-Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail. More on Canada's Olympic goalie situation plus a few more topics.
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that Josh Kroenke has been named President and Joe Sakic has been named Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations. Pierre Lacroix will remain with the organization as an advisor.
“Beginning today, I will be assuming the responsibilities as Avalanche team President,” said Kroenke. “Having had the privilege of learning under a mentor like Pierre Lacroix, and then spending the past few seasons as Governor, I feel ready to become much more involved on a daily basis.”
“I am thrilled to announce that Joe Sakic has agreed to become Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Avalanche,” continued Kroenke. “In that role, Joe will be in charge of all hockey-related decisions moving forward. With his credentials, presence and knowledge of the game, Joe will be a key ingredient in making sure that together we reach our future goals.”
You have to fee bad for Marc Staal who was able to play in game 3 but mised game 4 and won't play tonight.
from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,
The moment was immortalized precisely 43 years ago today.
Flashback to May 10, 1970, Boston Garden: The Boston Bruins are leading the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup final three games to nothing and looking for the sweep. The game is knotted at three and the teams are heading into overtime.
A mere 40 seconds into the extra frame, defenceman Bobby Orr works a give-and-go with forward Derek Sanderson and takes the puck to the net.
Orr beats Blues goaltender Glenn Hall just as he’s getting tripped by defenceman Noel Picard. Airborne and victorious, the greatest defenceman to play the game flings his arms to the heavens in celebration of his first Stanley Cup victory — and the home-team Bruins’ first in 29 years.
continued and watch the WBZ radio call of the goal below...
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