Kukla's Korner

Home Struggles Continues For The Washington Capitals

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post,

On the road, the Capitals are 7-1.

On home ice, the Capitals are now 3-5.

Maybe they can issue Steven Stamkos T-shirts before Game 6?

“We’re comfortable going on the road,” Capitals Coach Barry Trotz said late Thursday. “We would have loved to have gotten this one tonight. We didn’t. We’re going to go to Tampa. Our intention is to go win a game in Tampa. We’ve already done that twice.”

For now, that’s what has to amount to swagger. The reality is they came home with an opportunity, and they squandered it. I don’t want to hear how they played their game, how the puck simply didn’t find the back of the net, how they had 38 shots to just 20 for Tampa Bay.

All that’s true, but whatever. Those are the things old Washington teams used to say. And old Washington teams haven’t won the Cup.

Still, there has to be some dissection of what’s going on here.

more

Below are the game highlights of Tampa's 4-2 win over Washington.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

NHL Short Notes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

THURSDAY’S RESULT
The Lightning, who lost the first two games of the series at home, scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to even the Eastern Conference Final at 2-2. This marks the 26th time in Stanley Cup Playoffs history that the road team has won each of the first four games of a best-of-seven series.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

From the Dub: The Final Four

Blog: Above the Glass By Samantha

As the world counts down to the royal wedding, the Regina Pats are rolling out the red carpet for junior hockey's royalty. Memorial Cup games start tomorrow. It's a wide open field of contenders this year. The Pats are hosting the Swift Current Broncos, Hamilton Bulldogs and Acadie-Bathurst Titan.Top NHL prospects will be on display, including goalie Stuart Skinner, World Junior hero Tyler Steenbergen and Regina Pats captain Sam Steel. One of the biggest weeks in the junior hockey season is about to begin. Who will come out on top? All the teams are too good to pick a sure thing, but I do know for sure that the WHL is going to be in the spotlight. 

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | Above the Glass | Permalink
 

Open Post- Game 4 Of The Eastern Conference Final

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Puck drop just after 8:00pm ET in Washington as the Tampa Bay Lightning try to even the series at 2-2 against the Washington Capitals.

Watch on NBCSN, CBC, SN or TVAS.

Comment section belongs to you.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Video- Saves Of The Week

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Sportsnet style, 2 1/2 minutes long.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Team USA Advances To The Semifinal Round Of The World Championship

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

HERNING, Denmark - Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y.) scored twice and Keith Kinkaid (Farmingville, N.Y.) made 24 saves to lead the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team past the Czech Republic, 3-2, in its quarterfinal game of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship

“That was a great hockey game that could’ve gone either way and we’re thrilled to be moving on,” said Jeff Blashill, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team. “I liked our composure tonight and thought we had a number of guys rise to the occasions. We’ll enjoy this tonight before traveling to Copenhagen tomorrow and turning our attention to what we expect will be a hard-fought semifinal game.” 

The United States (5-2-0-1/W-OTW-OTL-L) will meet the winner of the Sweden-Latvia quarterfinal in the semifinal round on Saturday (May 19) at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen. The game, which will either take place at 3:15 p.m. local time (9:15 a.m. ET) or 7:15 p.m. local time (1:15 p.m.), will be televised live on NHL Network.

For the complete game recap, click here.

Game highlights can be watched below.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: Non-NHL Hockey, International Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: team+usa

Quarterfinal Games Today At The World Championship

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Puck drops at 10:15am ET on the NHL Network for the USA/Czech Republic game.

Canada/Russia on at the same time on TSN and the NHL Network will show it at 2:00pm ET.

Finland/Switzerland and Sweden/Latvia play at 2:15pm today

 

Filed in: Non-NHL Hockey, International Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: world+championship

Video- Marc-Andre Fleury Was The Difference Last Night

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet,

He has played like a comic-book super hero all season and on Wednesday Marc-Andre Fleury looked like one, too.

At the biggest moment in the Vegas Golden Knights’ amazing first season, the goaltender robbed the National Hockey League playoffs’ hottest man, Winnipeg Jets’ sniper Mark Scheifele, with a pair of amazing saves halfway through the third period as his team won 4-2 Wednesday to move within two victories of the Stanley Cup Final.

With Winnipeg pressing for a tying goal, Fleury stretched with his right leg to somehow get a toe on Scheifele’s one-timer from the slot. Then, after the puck squirted back to the Jets’ star for a second point-blank chance and a lot of net open, Fleury got airborne and dived across his goalmouth to block the second shot with his body.

They were the saves of the series, maybe the saves of the season as the Knights took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference Final.

continued

Watch some of those save below.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: marc-andre+fleury, vegas+golden+knights

Mistakes Cost The Winnipeg Jets In Game 3 Against The Vegas Golden Knights

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

There are mistakes you can make in the regular season, and survive. Or perhaps even in Round 1.

But three blatant miscues by three separate Jets players led to all three Vegas goals in a 4-2, empty-net goal loss here in Game 3. We are just too far along, the opponent too opportunistic, to reap any reward from a game in which the mistakes are this costly.

“Yes, I think that’s fair,” began head coach Paul Maurice, when asked about neutral zone turnovers by Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor that turned into goals, and the freebie Connor Hellebuyck coughed up just 12 seconds after the Jets had tied the game at 1-1.

“Those weren’t the only ones … and each one of those guys has been game winners for us, and played great. So in the body of their work, it’s not part of their game,” he said. “But they have some good sticks (Vegas). Knocked some stuff down.”

This is your reward for still suiting up on May 16, the prize for being a Final Four team. Every single mistake could turn into a crippling miscue, the same way every bit of fortune could label you a hero.

continued

Below, watch the game highlights and Marc-Andre Fleury post-game with Scott Oake.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: vegas+golden+knights

Catching Up

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I haven't been feeling too well the last few days so let's play catch up on a few items I normally deliver a bit quicker.

Hopefully I will be back to full strength soon.

Coach's Corner last night

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Don Cherry can’t help but wonder why the Florida Panthers left Golden Knights’ forward Jonathan Marchessault up for grabs, and talks about the smarts of defencemen like Anton Stralman.

 

 

Below, your GM Finalists of the year

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 5 6 7 8 9 >  Last ›      Next »

About Kukla’s Korner

Kukla’s Korner is updated around the clock with the work of our own talented bloggers, plus links to the best hockey writing around the internet.  We strive to bring you all the breaking hockey news as it happens.

The home page allows you to see the latest postings from every blog on the site. Subscribe here.  For general inquiries and more, please contact us anytime.

image

 

Most Recent Posts

Feed

KK Hockey

Feed

The Malik Report

Feed

Abel to Yzerman

Feed

The Puck Stops Here

Feed

The Sabres Observer

Feed

The Upper Canadien

Feed

F Street Faithful

Feed

Above the Glass

Feed

Oil Patch

Feed

Hockey News Wire

Feed

KK Members Blog

Most Recent Comments