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Red Wings prospect news; Mantha, Bertuzzi stake out Conference Final leads; Griffins’ spot in flux

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Detroit Red Wings' prospects had (and/or are having) a good night, at least for the most part.

In playoff hockey, in the QMJHL, round 1 of the much-ballyhooed showdown of Jonathan Drouin and Anthony Mantha went to the challenger. Mantha scored a goal, added an assist and finished at +3 as the Val-d'Or Foreurs defeated the Halifax Mooseheads 5-2, taking the first game of the QMJHL conference final.

Mantha now has 11 goals, 6 assists and 17 points in 11 playoff games played.

In playoff hockey, in the OHL, Tyler Bertuzzi had 2 assists as his Guelph Storm defeated the Erie Otters 7-2, taking a 2-games-to-none lead in the OHL's Western Conference Final.

Bertuzzi's posted 7 goals, 6 assists and 13 points in 11 playoff games played;

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Lucic spears DeKeyser, Perry spears Benn, Daley sits on Perry, Yahtzee

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

I guess the NHL's annual start-of-the-playoffs crackdown on horizontal stick fouls only counts regarding obstruction and interference, not spearing, stick-swinging or otherwise using one's stick as an instrument of torture.

As noted in the Wings-Bruins quick take, @myregularface showed Milan Lucic spearing Danny DeKeyser in the groin...

 

And during tonight's Ducks-Stars game, Corey Perry did this to Jamie Benn, per The Score and TSN...

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Unbelievable? No

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Just when you think you can't see anything more from this team that will shock you, they give you tonite.  

Stunning.

I guess it was sloppy? That's what George said.  He's more hockey savvy than I am.

To me?

It was perfect. Perfect road hockey. Perfect hockey by an "underdog." Perfect hockey by a team that has been convinced by the world's best coach that they can win this series.

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Red Wings-Bruins Game 1 quick take: Datsyuk, Howard deliver

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Detroit Red Wings did what they tend to do during playoff games. They struggled on the power play (and oh yes, there was an even-up), they battled like mad to play inefficient hockey--firing 24 shots ON Tuuka Rask and another 30 attempts wide/blocked--they freaked the fan base out with frantic defensive mistakes and baffling over-complicating things to the extreme...

But while a certain Danny DeKeyser had to endure a spear to the groin from a team that apparently believes Detroit is guilty of Deception and Subtle Interference (via  @myregularface)...

Jimmy Howard was superb--yes, Jimmy Howard--he got a lot of help, and then Pavel Datsyuk did this--with 3:01 left in the game (updated with better video):

All of a sudden, all the jitters, all the kids deferring to the point, all the herky-jerky-ding-dong-diggly-dorking around mattered little to nothing at all, because Datsyuk delivers, and Detroit's taken a 1-0 decision in Game 1 of their 1st round series.

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Rangers Need “Killer Instinct” For Their Next Game Against The Flyers

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

So now Flyers coach Craig Berube is going to have his team revert to its season-long style of carrying the puck into the Rangers’ zone after Thursday’s misguided game plan that featured chip-and-chase hockey basically blew up in their faces.

Regardless, it is imperative the Rangers seize this moment to not only grab an immediate two-game advantage in the series, but to send the Flyers back to Philadelphia riddled with doubt for Tuesday’s Game 3, seeking a third way to play.

It is imperative the Rangers chow down on a full helping of killer instinct for breakfast before Sunday’s noon faceoff. This is more than about just holding serve. It is about establishing and reinforcing superiority.

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Video- Inside Hockey - A Look At Thomas Vanek And His Linemates

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada with a look at Thomas Vanek and the adjustments his linemates have made to play with him.

 

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Open Post- Day 3, First Round Of The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Wedsnesday was good, Thursday was even better, what will tonight bring?

 

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Joel Quenneville Fined $25K

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK (April 18, 2014) -- The National Hockey League has fined Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoff First Round series against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, Apr. 17.

The fine money goes to the NHL Foundation.

if you missed the inappropriate conduct, you can watch it here...
 

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Money Talk In Ottawa

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from James Gordon of Senators Extra,

Suppose I walk into a Honda dealership looking for a new car, and my friend asks me, “Why don’t you drive a Maserati?”

The response would be pretty simple: “I can’t afford it.”

It certainly wouldn’t be, “just because you have money, doesn’t mean you spend it. I mean, look at what this clown is spending on his car!”

Setting aside the fact that would be kind of a cheap shot to level within earshot of the guy putting a racing transmission in his S2000, it doesn’t really answer the question.

Which is sort of the problem with Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk’s response every time he’s asked whether or not he’ll sink some of the money the team will draw next year from massive new broadcast rights deals (not to mention a bigger slice of league revenue thanks to the last CBA) into player payroll.

As time passes, more and more fans are coming to realize what the new reality first signalled by the departure of Daniel Alfredsson over money last summer means over the long term: the Ottawa Senators may never be willing, or able, to compete on a level financial playing field with the National Hockey League’s elite teams again.

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Autumn’s Closing In

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

It takes me 12 minutes to drive to work. In that span of time I listened to "Night Moves" twice. The live version.

Taped in Boston.

We've discussed this before. Last Spring, in fact.

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