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Coach Murray After Game 3

Q. Curious about the Pronger hit on McAmmond and what if anything should need to happen?
COACH BRYAN MURRAY: It’s not what needs to happen. It was an elbow to the head. I saw what happened when a Detroit player got hit like that. He was out. I can’t for the life of me understand how it was missed by four officials. Dean was knocked out. I don’t want to say anything because I don’t want to complain, because I get accused of complaining.
So I think it was an obvious call.

Q. Do you think that Anaheim was trying to do again tonight what other teams had tried and failed to do, which is rough it up a little bit? And tonight you finally - you had to step it up and force the issue a little more than you had?
COACH BRYAN MURRAY: Well, that’s their style. I mean, they battle hard with the goaltender. They take the body real well. I know lots of these players. They’re big, physical people. That’s their game plan. And it’s not just tonight, it’s every night. I thought we handled it well.
We got some pucks to the net finally, and we found a way to win a hockey game.

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Carlyle- “They Outworked Us”

Q. Randy, your view on the Alfredsson goal?
COACH RANDY CARLYLE: Well, obviously the league felt it wasn’t kicked in, simple as that. Sometimes those things go for you. Tonight it went against us. Obviously, we felt that there was a kicking motion from our point of view but I haven’t really reviewed the replay from a bunch of different angles. But that’s the way it is. They make the call and you have to live with it.

Q. Can you talk about what you felt the Senators did that maybe caused you guys some more trouble -
COACH RANDY CARLYLE: They outworked us, simple as that.

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Move Milbury Into The Booth

from Mark Herrmann of Newsday,

Now is his time to cash in on what he does best: talk.
Versus, NBC and anyone else who televises the National Hockey League ought to sign him quicker than Dany Heatley can score a goal (Heatley being one of the stars Milbury passed on as GM).
Let Milbury become the ranter instead of the rantee. He can become the Charles Barkley or Johnny Miller of hockey.
Dare we say it? He can become America’s Don Cherry.
Cherry is the godfather of one of Milbury’s sons. He once said nobody ever built an NHL career more on hard work than Milbury did, which is one of the tamest things Cherry ever has said. The former Bruins coach and his former player share a gift of gab.

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NHL Comment On Alfredsson Goal

from Ken Campbell at the Hockey News,

But O’Halloran was overruled by NHL director of hockey operations Colin Campbell, who looked at the replays and ruled there was no distinct kicking motion.
“And that’s the whole key here,” said NHL vice-president Mike Murphy. “The key is Alfredsson directed the puck in, but there was no distinct kicking motion. The puck hits his skate and it goes toward the net, then there is movement of the foot.”

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Sens Make It A Series

Game 4 on Monday is going to be great.  Ducks want a victory to clinch at home and Sens want to even it up, 2-2.
Watch the post game interviews…

One question, anyone miss the railcam?

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Pronger Again

Elbow to the chin…

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Oh My…

Ducks caught a man short on a face-off in their own end, and they pay for it with an Ottawa goal.
Turning point?

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Catching The Spirit

Evan Grossman of NHL.com and one of the many contributors to NHL Connect Stanley Cup 2007, may have a future as a video producer…

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Souray Sends GMs A Message

So… is Sheldon Souray, a UFA this summer, sending the general managers around the league a message, via his t-shirt?

Souray is on the right and pictured with (L-R) Actor Jerry O’Connell, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. and Gloria Morales.  They were together at the Stanley Cup VIP reception after Game Two of the 2007 NHL Stanley Cup Finals.

note: for the benefit of the Habs fans coming from Habs Inside/Out, I have moved this to the top of the page.  original post was 6/1/07 at 8:48pm.

*Click on photo to enlarge

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

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S.C With E.J.

E.J. Hradek of ESPN did a pretty in-depth video interview with Sidney Crosby after he received the Art Ross Troply.

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