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from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
It’s the same old story for the David Krejci- and Zdeno Chara-less Bruins.
Defensively they’ve been able to band together and, in tandem with some hot goaltending, hold the opposition in check. But without the unique offensive contributions of Krejci and Chara, they remain toothless on the attack.
The latest example was a 2-0 shutout loss to the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on Tuesday night, a defeat that leaves the Bruins with 15 goals scored in their last 10 games. During those 10 games, the Bruins have scored more than two goals just once. That’s not enough offense to beat most teams and certainly nowhere close enough to beat the Anaheim Ducks or the Kings, whom they've lost to in the last two nights.
“We’ve done a lot of good things, but at the same time when we’re not scoring then any small mistakes turn into big ones,” said Patrice Bergeron. “We don’t make up for it on the offense. We’re playing a pretty stingy game when it’s 1-0, so defense isn’t a problem. We just have to find a way to score more goals.”
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20 Questions from Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post.
Early in your broadcasting career, you told a reporter: “You can’t be Don Cherry, you can’t be Harry Neale.” Who did Glenn Healy turn out to be?
GH: Honest. I think the fans deserve it. In this country, they are so educated about our game, our sport. And they deserve some honesty. I’m not going to show up to a game with a ‘Captain Obvious’ hat on.
The green men in Vancouver, John Tortorella, Roberto Luongo, Alexander Ovechkin and his mother: Is there a criticism you’ve made on air that you would take back?
GH: [pauses for 10 seconds] Um, no. No. No. No. You can’t stick a crotch in a guy’s face in the penalty box, can you? Was I wrong about Tortorella? No. And you know, quite frankly, I met the Green Men after, and the one thing I said to them is: ‘Don’t let anyone know who you are, because if they find out who you are, you’ll never get hired.’ Like, job qualification? ‘I stick my crotch in another man’s face.’ Sorry. Doesn’t work.
"I think we’re all tired of moral victories. The team played a good game, but if you don’t win, it’s not good enough. Everybody’s frustrated. Everybody’s ticked off."
-Steve Mason, goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers after a 2-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks. More on the game from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Here is the late goal by San Jose whiched gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead with 11 seconds left in the 3rd period.
Three minutes of highlights...
No penalty on the play...
Below, watch Pete Deboer post-game on the hit and the Penguins' view of the hit...
from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,
Béliveau leaves his wife and soulmate of 61 years, Élise; the couple’s daughter, Hélène; and granddaughters Mylène and Magalie.
They are joined in mourning by the hockey universe and countless people around the world whose lives have been indelibly touched and profoundly enriched by the man who affectionately was nicknamed Gros Bill.
Béliveau had been in delicate health in recent months, having fought pneumonia from August into September not long after having fractured a hip in a fall at home.
He had suffered strokes in 2010 and 2012, a decade after having waged a difficult battle with cancer in 2000.
“I knocked on the door,” Béliveau philosophically said two years ago, in conversation while recovering at home from his second stroke. “But it seems they weren’t ready for me.”
The richly decorated Hall of Famer compiled athletic achievements that were the gold standard, matched only by his elegance and his lifelong charity and humanitarian work off the ice.
Beliveau’s dazzling statistics installed him in the hockey shrine in 1972 alongside his great friend and rival Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings, with the customary three-year post-retirement period to induct players being waived.
NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 2014) – National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman today released the following statement regarding the passing of the legendary Jean Béliveau:
“No record book can capture, no image can depict, no statue can convey the grandeur of the remarkable Jean Béliveau, whose elegance and skill on the ice earned the admiration of the hockey world while his humility and humanity away from the rink earned the love of fans everywhere.
“Mr. Béliveau was a formidable presence and his departure leaves an immeasurable void. As we grieve that he has left us, we cherish what he gave us: A sport elevated forever by his character, his dignity and his class.
“For all the accomplishments he achieved and all the accolades he received, Jean Béliveau was always the epitome of the boy whose only dream was to play for the Montreal Canadiens. Hockey is better because that dream was realized. The National Hockey League sends heartfelt condolences to Mr. Béliveau’s wife, Élise, and Mr. Béliveau’s family, to his countless friends around the hockey world, and to his beloved Canadiens, who he always represented with such distinction and grace.”
added 7:34am, a short video from the NHL below...
This is all I can get out:
added 7:00am, Release from the Montreal Canadiens is below...
Beginning with MacTavish and Lowe, I have many friends inside an organization that I have covered for 25 years. I am genuinely sad to say, I can hardly think of one person who deserves to keep their job.
-Mark Spector of Sportnet on the Edmonton Oilers. Read more from Spector on Edmonton....
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