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KK- How To Help Kukla’s Korner

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I usually do a semi-annual post on the ways to help out KK but this time it is a little different.

I have started a GoFundMe page which allows you to donate and improve KK.

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Ted Lindsay’s birthday wishes to Mr. Hockey

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

From the Red Wings:

TED LINDSAY WISHES A VERY
HAPPY 87TH BIRTHDAY TO GORDIE HOWE

“I would like to wish Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, the greatest hockey player to ever play the game, a very Happy 87th Birthday.  No one to this day can play the game with the same combination of toughness and skill that Gordie displayed for 25 years in a Red Wings uniform.  He was a great teammate and I’m thrilled at the progress he’s made in his recovery.  I wish him all the best as he continues his battle.  Happy Birthday, Gordie!”

                                                                                                -Ted Lindsay, Mar. 31, 2015

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Red Wings-Senators game-day articles: Mrazek vs. Hamburglar; Sheahan returns, etc.

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Updated 6x at 1:01 PM: The Detroit Red Wings host the Ottawa Senators this evening (7:30 on FSD/TSN 5/RDS/97.1 FM), and Petr Mrazek and Andrew "The Hamburglar" Hammond will square off in the net as Riley Sheahan returns to the Wings' lineup for this "four-point game."

The Free Press's Helene St. James was first out of the article chute, discussing Petr Mrazek's possible status as the interim starter...

Asked about his decision, [Red Wings coach] Babcock said, "I did the same thing last week. I thought Howie had a couple of good games, he had a tough one, and I went right back to him. I thought Pete's done a good job for us. Didn't do as good a job the other night against the Islanders, so I'm giving him the same opportunity.

"We're in the winning business. It's a huge game for us here tonight, and it's exciting to have the opportunity, and we're giving Pete the opportunity."

Mrazek tends to be either very good or very bad (Sunday was the fourth time he has been pulled this season, in 25 appearances). One of his assets is an unshakable confidence, summed up by Mrazek as: "You've got to stay positive, believe in yourself."

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NHL Short Notes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

LIGHTNING COMPLETE SWEEP OF CANADIENS, CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH
Vladislav Namestnikov (2-1—3) recorded his first career multi-goal game and first career three-point performance to help the Lightning sweep their five-game season series with the Canadiens and clinch their eighth playoff berth in franchise history.
 

 

 
* At 47-23-7 (101 points), the Lightning moved within one point of the Canadiens (47-22-8, 102 points) for first place in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. They also set a franchise record with their 47th victory of the season, surpassing the previous mark of 46 achieved in 2003-04, 2010-11 and 2013-14.

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Red Wings-Senators morning skate Tweets: Mrazek starts, Sheahan returns

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Updated repeatedly: Mrazek starts, Sheahan returns: The Detroit Red Wings face the first of two "playoff-style" games as they hope to vanquish the Ottawa Senators this evening (7:30 PM on FSD/TSN 5/RDS/97.1 FM) in order to keep Ottawa ouf of the "can leapfrog Detroit" sweepstakes, and the Wings promptly hit the ice at 10:30 AM...

Though TSN's Dean Brown is not happy about his work enviroment for today:

Wings hit the ice for their morning skate here at the smelly old Joe Lewis arena.

This much, from MLive's Ansar Khan, is good and not smelly at all:

Cole and Sheahan on the ice as Wings prepare for morning skate.

The Ottawa Sun's Don Brennan reported for duty explaining...The "smelly" line?

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The Chicago Blackhawks And The St. Louis Blues Are Headed For A First-Round Playoff Series

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Looks like that Chicago Blackhawks-St. Louis Blues playoff rematch is on.

When the Blues took over top spot in the Central Division while the Nashville Predators were going sideways for much of March it, looked like the Blues were going to be the team to beat in the ultra-competitive Central Divison, masters of their own destiny. Not so much now.

The Blues were dumped by Vancouver at home on Monday night by a 4-1 count, and St. Louis has now managed just one win in its last six games. Coupled with the Blackhawks' impressive win over the Los Angeles Kings, the loss puts the Blues just one point ahead of Chicago. So, not only could the two teams face each other in the first round for the second straight year, but the Blues are in danger of giving up home ice advantage as they bumble down the stretch.

Both teams have six games remaining, but the Blues' closing schedule is murderous with five of the six against teams currently in playoff positions. Best of all? The Blues and the Blackhawks play twice before the end of the regular season. Not sure that's good news for the slumping boys from St. Louis.

read on for more hockey tak including LeBrun on the Canadiens, Custance on the Blues and Strang on the Kings...

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$50 To The Winner Of The BoltDraft/KK Free Fantasy Game On Tuesday

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

original post was 3/30/15 at 2:00pm, just moving this back into view so all can see and participate.


We play another BoltDraft/KK free fantasy game on Tuesday and the winner once again will be $50 richer.

Use passcode kukla26 if this is your first time playing, then select one forward, one defenseman and one goalie from the 14 NHL teams in action on Tuesday.

Remember to submit your roster by 7:00pm ET on March 31st, then sit back and watch how the games play out.

Scoring rules are below and if you have any questions regarding the game, the Rules/FAQ page at BoltDraft should be of help.

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A Look At The Situation Room

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

Man cave bliss.

That’s the first impression in the NHL’s Situation Room. The 20-by-40 haven of high-def TVs and projector screens would be the perfect place to throw a Stanley Cup-watching party, if only they’d add a few recliners, a wet bar, pool table, some poker chips and a popcorn machine.

None of that is in the works, though. Real work is done in this high-tech room — dubbed the “video war room” — that essentially is surveillance of 30 NHL arenas.

This video room, where every goal from every game is reviewed and confirmed, is not to be confused with the Department of Player Safety video room. That room, where games are watched in part for incidents that may require supplemental discipline, is in New York, where Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly work.

The situation video room is in a different country. The windows overlook Lake Ontario a few blocks away and look down on the roof of Air Canada Centre, which is attached to the NHL’s Toronto headquarters. This is the building where Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell and Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy work.

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Morning Line- Helene Elliott On The Los Angeles Kings

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Things are getting dire for the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, though their remaining six games include two against the also-ran Edmonton Oilers and one against soon-to-be eliminated San Jose. Their best hope was to finish third in the Pacific and face the Canucks, who flinch at the Kings' physical game, but the Kings now trail third-place Calgary by three points and by three in the regulation/overtime wins tiebreaker. The Kings have overcome daunting odds before, but this might be their toughest task.

-Helene Elliott of the LA Times.

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Game Notes- Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

George Malik has a complete preview of tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen has the question of the morning.

 

 

Game notes are below...

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