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A look, or should we say, a listen to the some of the greatest and most memorable calls so far in the 40 plus year career of legendary hockey announcer Bob Cole.
NEW YORK (November 27, 2014) – Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry has been suspended for one game, without pay, for boarding Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta during NHL Game No. 323 in Buffalo on Wednesday, November 26, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 14:06 of the second period. Lowry was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Lowry will forfeit $4,453.41. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
added 4:05pm, Suspension video is below...
EASTERN CONFERENCE JOCKEYING
The Penguins, Islanders and Lightning each earned victories on Wednesday to move within one point of the Canadiens (16-6-1, 33 points) for top spot in the Eastern Conference.
* The Penguins (15-4-2, 32 points) maintain their spot atop the Metropolitan Division and have two games in hand on the Conference-leading Canadiens.
* At 16-6-0 (32 points), the Islanders are off to the best 22-game start in franchise history and remain tied with the Penguins atop the Metropolitan Division. Pittsburgh, however, holds one game in hand.
* The Lightning (15-6-2, 32 points) have set new franchise records for wins and points through 23 games and have more regulation and overtime wins than any team in the NHL (ROW = 14)
from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,
The San Jose Sharks lost their fourth straight game Wednesday – this one, a feeble 2-0 defeat at home to the Flames – which meant the heat on San Jose head coach Todd McLellan is only going to increase. And with the franchise falling back in the pack in the Western Conference (their 10-10-4 record has them fifth in the Pacific Division and 10th in the West), McLellan’s six-year tenure behind the Sharks bench could be at an end.
San Jose’s players had already spoken out in support of McLellan prior to Wednesday’s loss, yet in spite of that and Sharks GM Doug Wilson’s well-earned reputation as a man who doesn’t make rash decisions, he may have little choice but to fire his coach and continue the process of remaking this team in a newer, more playoff-productive mold. McLellan is a highly-respected coach whose services likely would be snapped up in short order, but his current team has dropped seven of its past nine games and its most recent five losses haven’t come at the hands of a murderer’s row of opponents (Columbus, Buffalo, Florida, Arizona and the Flames).
from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Four games ago, general manager Ron Hextall tore into them for their listless effort in a 2-0 loss to the Rangers. After Monday’s 1-0 shootout loss to the Islanders and again after their latest defeat Wednesday, coach Craig Berube criticized some of his players’ effort.
Berube said some players are "not competing hard enough, and it results in goals against. It can’t happen. You need everybody on your team competing at the highest level, otherwise you will not win."
In addition, the players took turns speaking out in a closed-door meeting Wednesday that delayed the media from entering the locker room.
"You never want it to have to come to that, but at the same time... when you look at the standings, it’s pretty easy to see things slipping away," goalie Steve Mason said. "You see points up for grabs, and other teams are grabbing them and you’re not. You’re slowly falling behind."
If you missed the hit, watch it here.
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,
By midafternoon today, the Wisniewski residence in Dublin will be crowded, loud and festive. Since signing with the Blue Jackets four seasons ago, James Wisniewski and his wife, Nicole, have extended an open invitation to his teammates and their families each Thanksgiving.
The Folignos are regulars. So are the Dubinskys and Tyutins. The single guys come every year, too, and usually end up playing with the kids.
This year’s gathering will be special, though — not just for the bounty of food on the table, but for the littlest one among them.
One year ago, Milana Foligno, daughter of Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno and his wife, Janelle, was in a hospital in Boston, recovering from open-heart surgery performed when she was only 3 weeks old.
Her parents were fighting, too, trying to keep their life on track while a wide range of emotions — fear, worry, woe — weighed on them.
from the Independent,
Some users of a number of global websites were reportedly affected by a hack claiming to have come from the Syrian Electronic Army today, with pages including The Independent showing messages from the pro-Assad collective.
Some users attempting to access the sites saw a notification saying “You’ve been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)”. The message did not appear for all users and seemed to hit mostly those using Apple devices, though some users of Google Chrome on PCs reported the same problems....
The Chicago Tribune, CNBC, PC World, Forbes and the Telegraph were reported by Twitter users to have been hit by the attack. Sites from across the world, including the official page of French football club Toulouse FC, the NHL's website and Canadian broadcaster CBC, were reported to have been involved in the attack.
"The harder we try right now, it's like the worse it's going."
-Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks after losing 2-0 to the Calgary Flames Wednesday night. More on the Sharks from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News.
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