Tag:Henrik Sedin
Posted on: May 1, 2010 12:35 pm
Edited on: May 1, 2010 1:24 pm
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The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

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A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Game

No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers at No. 6 Boston Bruins, 12:30 p.m.

• Flyers looking to take Game 1 in series' first dance. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

• Bruins, Flyers have different styles, but get ready for a great fight. [ Boston Globe ]

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks at No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m.

• Blackhawks know its all about stopping the twin duo of Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin . Henrik scored a career-high and NHL-leading 112 points. Daniel amassed a career-best 85 points in just 63 games.No team's top line boasts the same combination of firepower and hockey ESP, but then no top line features two players who literally have grown together since birth. [ Chicago Tribune ]

• Canucks' coach Alain Vigneault waiting to last minute to pick fourth line. [ Vancouver Province ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens (Penguins lead 1-0)

• As Penguins move the puck more, the more effectively they have been on the power play. It's no surprise that the Penguins were four-for-four in the 6-3 victory over the Canadiens. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

Jordan Staal injured, likely out for some time for Penguins. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Canadiens' Josh Gorges says don't blame goalie Jaroslav Halak . [ Montreal Gazette ]

No. 5 Detroit Red Wings at No. 1 San Jose Sharks (Sharks lead series 1-0)

• It didn't take long for Sharks coach Todd McLellan to start sparring with Detroit counterpart Mike Babcock . Babcock stirred things up with his accusation after Game 1 that Devin Setoguchi embellished the Red Wings penalty that led to San Jose's winning goal, punctuating his charge with a geographic reference that made it more personal. "You're from Western Canada," Babcock said, "don't do that crap." [ San Jose Mercury News ]

Johan Franzen starting to hid stride for Red Wings. [ Detroit Free Press ]


Posted on: April 30, 2010 12:08 pm
Edited on: April 30, 2010 7:37 pm
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

Complete Bracket & Schedule

A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Game

No. 8 Montreal Canadiens at No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m.

Jaroslav Halak had one of the biggest task of all. The goalie not only got pulled from Game 3, then was forced to sit the bench for Game 4. But he came back the final three games against the Capitals and stopped 131 of 134 shots to lift the Canadiens to victory. "We're going to try, probably, a different approach on how to score goals than Washington did and, hopefully, have a little bit more success against a guy who's playing very well with a lot of confidence," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Penguins have their eye on Canadiens defenseman Hal Gill . [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Canadiens have little time to bask in first-round victory over No. 1 seed. [ Montreal Gazette ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 6 Boston Bruins vs. No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers

As difficult as it might be for the Flyers, they have to focus on the series at hand. In the NHL, you can't get caught looking ahead, especially when you never know who will win the other series. Then eighth-seeded Canadiens won three games in a row and, just like that, the Flyers were booking hotel space in Boston instead of D.C. "When it was 3-1, obviously you think Washington is going to close it out," Flyers goalie Brian Boucher said Thursday. "It just goes to show you the parity in this league. Anything can happen on any night." [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

Danny Briere enjoying his time on and off the ice as playoffs continue. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

• Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is being asked alot during playoffs. [ Boston Globe ]

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 3 Vancouver Canucks

Get ready for the most intense series yet. The Blackhawks and Canucks publicly have expressed their mutual disdain. Draw a bulls-eye on the back of Ryan Kesler , who called Hawks forward Andrew Ladd a coward. Odd comment on the heels of Ladd getting the best of the Vancouver center in a middleweight bout. Hate. Then hate some more. Some of this intolerance is real. Some of it is manufactured. But either way, get ready for one amazing series. [ Chicago Tribune ]

Adam Burish expects fun, physical series vs. Canucks. [ Chicago Tribune ]

• Canucks' Henrik Sedin never imagined he'd have chance to win Hart. [ Vancouver Sun ]

No. 5 Detroit Red Wings at No. 1 San Jose Sharks (Sharks lead series 1-0)

Joe Pavelski lived up to his nickname -- The Big Pavelski -- in Game 1 with two goals and assisting on another in the Sharks' Game 1 win over the Red Wings. But with all the plays he has made in the playoffs, it might be time for a new nickname. "He's hungry," Thornton said. "Right now he always seems to be on the puck." [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov has rough night with all traffic in front of the net. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• In loss to Sharks, Red Wings' Dan Cleary scores first point of playoffs. [ Detroit Free Press ]


Posted on: April 28, 2010 8:16 pm
Edited on: April 28, 2010 9:52 pm
 

Preview: No. 2 Chicago vs. No. 3 Vancouver

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 3 Vancouver Canucks

Wes Goldstein's Take

The Blackhawks will win if: They are willing to pay the price by doing the little things like blocking shots, finishing checks winning battles along the boards and in corners. The grit factor wasn't always there against Nashville, and that should be a concern for a team that is very good and knows it. Complacency endangered Chicago against Nashville, with the Blackhawks ultimately winning out because their talent was superior. In reality, though, they survived the Predators more than beating them, and chances are they won't get away with that again, especially if goaltender Antti Niemi isn't steadier throughout.

The Canucks will win if: Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin do what they did against Los Angeles, which is put up a lot of points, and Mikael Samuelsson keeps scoring the way he did. That won't be easy against a more talented team, though, so Vancouver will need its secondary scorers to contribute a lot more than they did against the Kings. The penalty kill will have to be a lot better than it was against Los Angeles, which connected on nine of its first 16 chances. Roberto Luongo will have to be on his game from the outset because Chicago is a tougher team to rebound against.

 

How They Got Here

Chicago: Defeated the Nashville Predators, 4-2, in the Western Conference Quarterfinals ... Finished the regular season with a 52-22-8 record for 112 points (1st, Central Division)

Vancouver: Defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 4-2, in the Western Conference Quarterfinals ... Finished the regular season with a 49-28-5 record for 103 points (1st, Northwest Division)

Complete Schedule & Bracket

 

Schedule
Date Location Time
May 1 at Chicago 8 p.m.
May 3 at Chicago 9 p.m.
May 5 at Vancouver 9:30 p.m.
May 7 at Vancouver 9:30 p.m.
May 9 at Chicago * 8 p.m.
May 11 at Vancouver * 9:30 p.m.
May 13 at Chicago * 8 p.m.
* if necessary

 

Season Series
Series tied, 2-2
Date Result
Oct. 21 Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Recap
Nov. 22 Chicago 1, Vancouver 0 Recap
Jan. 23 Vancouver 5, Chicago 1 Recap
Mar. 5 Chicago 6, Vancouver 3 Recap

 

Stats Comparison (through Round 1)
Statistic CHI VAN
Goals For (Avg.) 2.83 4.17
Goals Against (Avg.) 2.50 3.00
Power Play 17.4% 25.0%
Penalty Kill 96.3% 61.5%

Posted on: April 22, 2010 9:37 am
Edited on: April 28, 2010 9:38 pm
 

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

A look at news from around the league...

Complete Bracket & Schedule

Tonight's Games

No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers at No. 2 New Jersey Devils, 7 p.m. (Flyers lead 3-1)

• Devils CEO Lou Lamoriello says results vs. Flyers are unacceptable. [ Newark Star-Ledger ]

• It's win or die time for the Devils against Flyers in elimination game. [ New York Post ]

• Aggressive Flyers must block out injury woes for Game 5. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

No. 5 Ottawa Senators at No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. (Penguins lead 3-1)

• Penguins victory in Game 5 would set up much needed rest. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Penguins' Bill Guerin holding up his end of the bargain. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Senators goalie Brian Elliott wants a shot at redemption. [ Ottawa Sun ]

No. 8 Colorado Avalanche at No. 1 San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m. (Series tied 2-2)

• Avalanche need more offensive chances against Sharks. [ Denver Post ]

• Avs hopes riding high despite injuries to Milan Hejduk and Peter Mueller . [ Denver Post ]

• Sharks' Joe Pavelski making name with clutch goals. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks at No. 7 Nashville Predators, 8:30 p.m. (Predators lead 2-1)

• Blackhawks' Stars looking at themselves for lack of offense. [ Chicago Tribune ]

• Blackhawks' line changes coming to hopefully give team a spark. [ Chicago Tribune ]

• Predators defense and goaltending keeping Blackhawks out of the net. [ The Tennessean ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 1 Washington Capitals vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens (Capitals lead 3-1)

• Russian duo Semyon Varlamov and Alex Ovechkin lift Caps. [ Washington Post ]

• Capitals get into Montreal goalie's head, forcing Carey Price to fold late. [ Washington Post ]

• Montreal's Hal Gill says game is decided by inches. [ Montreal Gazette ]

No. 3 Buffalo vs. No. 6 Boston (Bruins lead 3-1)

• Boston's Miroslav Satan finds spot past Ryan Miller in victory. [ Boston Globe ]

• Game 4 provides thrills worth a double take. [ Boston Globe ]

• Down 3-1, Sabres now have no room for error. [ Buffalo News ]

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 6 Los Angeles Kings (Series tied 2-2)

Henrik Sedin provides Canucks with a Hollywood ending. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• Gary Bettman dismisses complaints about disallowed Canucks goal. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• A look inside the lives of Kings' fans in the Die-Hard section. [ Los Angeles Times ]

No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes vs. No. 5 Detroit Red Wings (Series tied 2-2)

• Hot goalie Jimmy Howard gives the Red Wings a boost. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Red Wings' penalty kill improves after Game 1 fiasco. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Coyotes and fans need perspective, but not overhaul. [ Arizona Republic ]


Posted on: April 22, 2010 2:40 am
 

Three Stars: April 21

By Erin Brown

First Star: Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Sedin scored with 2:52 left in the game to give Vancouver the lead for good in its 6-4 win over Los Angeles. Sedin also registered an assist.


Second Star: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Ovechkin led the Capitals with two goals and an assist for his second multiple-point effort in three games.


Third Star: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

Backstrom tallied a goal, two assists and a plus-4 rating in Washington's 6-4 win over Montreal.


Honorable Mentions


Goat of the night: Drew Stafford, Buffalo Sabres

Stafford jumped on the ice a little to early for a shift during overtime, leading to a too many men on the ice penalty for the Sabres. Boston's Miroslav Satan scored the game-winner the ensuing power play to give Boston a 3-2 victory.


Posted on: April 22, 2010 2:05 am
Edited on: April 22, 2010 2:07 am
 

Wraparound: A recap of Wednesday's games

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No. 6 Boston Bruins 3, No. 3 Buffalo Sabres 2 (2OT)

Boston leads series, 3-1

Miroslav Satan scored a power-play goal after Buffalo was called for having too many men on the ice in the second extra period, and the Bruins beat the Sabres 3-2 at 27:41 of overtime on Wednesday to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series. Recap | Stats

 

No. 1 Washington Capitals 6, No. 8 Montreal Canadiens 3

Washington leads series, 3-1

Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the game with 8:51 left, sending Washington to a 6-3 victory Wednesday and a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference series. Recap | Stats

 

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks 6, No. 6 Los Angeles Kings 4

Series tied, 2-2

Henrik Sedin scored the go-ahead goal with 2:52 to play, and the Vancouver Canucks scored four times in a Wild third period to even the first-round series with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 on Wednesday. Recap | Stats



Posted on: April 18, 2010 1:23 am
Edited on: April 18, 2010 1:24 am
 

A late-night duel worth staying up for

By Erin Brown

If you are a fan of goaltending duels, it pays to be a night owl.

The Vancouver Canucks-Los Angeles Kings matchup is shaping as a goaltending clinic put on by Roberto Luongo and Jonathan Quick .

Through two games, Luongo and Quick have played evenly, each posting a league-leading 2.21 goals-against average. Quick, however, gets the edge in save percentage. He tops all postseason goaltenders with a mark of .928, while Luongo is fourth at .915.

Whereas other series have involved at least one meltdown by a netminder thus far, Luongo and Quick have been downright stubborn in letting pucks get through. And that's pretty impressive given the offensive talent they're facing from players like Vancouver's Henrik Sedin or Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar among others.

Unfortunately, since all the games in this series begin at 10 p.m. and the first two have gone to overtime on both occasions, those needing to be up early for work likely are missing out on some great netminding.


Posted on: April 12, 2010 11:44 am
Edited on: April 20, 2010 12:01 am
 

Preview: No. 3 Vancouver vs. No. 6 Los Angeles

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 6 Los Angeles Kings

Wes Goldstein's Take

The Canucks will win if: Roberto Luongo finally proves he is the elite goalie that everyone says he is. The Olympic gold medal he won didn't really do it, and the reality is, for all his kudos, Luongo hasn't been out of the second round. Even worse, he has struggled since the break. But the Canucks have assembled what is arguably the most talented lineup in franchise history. Vancouver can score and in bunches, with scoring champion Henrik Sedin and his twin, Daniel Sedin , leading the way. Alex Burrows , Ryan Kesler and Mikael Samuelsson provide nice support. The defense is a bit of a question mark because of injuries to Willie Mitchell and possibly to Sami Salo . The Canucks have home ice advantage and no team won more games in their own building.

The Kings will win if: Like the Canucks, they get the kind of performance from their starting goalie they are supposed to. Jonathan Quick was brilliant for most of the season, but faded down the stretch and failed to get his 40th win in eight consecutive tries. Still, the Kings finished with only two fewer points than Vancouver in the overall standings. Their blueline, led by young Olympians Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson , is the better one in this series. That could be the biggest edge for the Kings, who have three lines that can wear down teams with their ability to cycle the puck and control games when they have a lead.

Regular Season Recap

Vancouver: 49-28-5, 103 points (1st, Northwest Division)

Los Angeles: 46-27-9, 101 points (3rd, Pacific Division)

 

Schedule
Date Location Time
Apr. 15 at Vancouver 10 p.m.
Apr. 17 at Vancouver 10 p.m.
Apr. 19 at Los Angeles 10 p.m.
Apr. 21 at Los Angeles 10 p.m.
Apr. 23 at Vancouver * 10 p.m.
Apr. 25 at Los Angeles * TBD
Apr. 27 at Vancouver * TBD
* if necessary

 

Season Series
Vancouver wins, 3-1
Date Result
Oct. 29 Vancouver 2, Los Angeles 1 (SO) Recap
Nov. 26 Vancouver 4, Los Angeles 1 Recap
Dec. 14 Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 1 Recap
Apr. 1 Los Angeles 8, Vancouver 3 Recap

 

Stats Comparison
Statistic VAN LA
Goals For (Avg.) 3.27 2.82
Goals Against (Avg.) 2.66 2.57
Power Play 20.9% 20.8%
Penalty Kill 81.6% 80.3%


 
 
 
 
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