Tag:Mark Recchi
Posted on: May 3, 2010 11:03 am
Edited on: May 3, 2010 2:57 pm

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

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A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Games

No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers at No. 6 Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. (Bruins lead 1-0)

• After allowing 46 shots in Game 1, the Flyers know things must change against the Bruins. The plan is simple -- do not allow many odd-man rushes and do not allow the Bruins to camp out in front of the net, but it all comes down to if the Flyers can execute or not. How important is Game 2? When they have lost the first two playoff games, the Flyers have a 2-12 series record. When they are 1-1, they are 15-15. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

• Flyers' Chris Pronger gets an extra spring in his step this time of year. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

• Bruins' Mark Recchi might want to stick around a little longer. [ Boston Globe ]

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks at No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks, 9 p.m. (Canucks lead 1-0)

• Despite a rough Game 1, Antti Niemi will be starting goalie for Chicago. Coach Joel Quenneville emphatically stated he would start Game 2, one game after being shelled for five goals and being yanked after two periods during Saturday night's 5-1 defeat. "Antti's playing," Quenneville said. "No doubt. [ Chicago Tribune ]

• Former Canuck Brent Sopel transforming himself with Blackhawks. [ Vancouver Sun ]

Kyle Wellwood doing fine job anchoring Canucks' third line. [ Vancouver Province ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 1 San Jose Sharks vs. No. 5 Detroit Red Wings (Sharks lead 2-0)

• The Sharks Big Three does it again. Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, Patrick Marleau, all gold-medal winning forwards for Canada in the Olympics, came through the Sharks needed them the most. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Sharks steal the game with a little help from the referees. [ Detroit Free Press ]

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens (Series tied 1-1)

• Canadiens do their own version of the rope-a-dope to take out Penguins in Game 2. [ Montreal Gazette ]

• Canadiens make the most of limited offense to even series. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

Posted on: April 21, 2010 11:47 pm
Edited on: April 21, 2010 11:48 pm

Rask, Miller fill Game 4 highlight reel

By Erin Brown

The Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres skated to the first double overtime game of the playoffs Wednesday night. Goalies Tuukka Rask and Ryan Miller provided the material for highlight reels.

Rask and Miller combined for 71 saves in Boston's 3-2 victory. We've singled out our top three stops of the night:

No. 3: Miller's pad save on Mark Recchi 13:04 into the second period:


No. 2: Miller sticks out his glove to deny Miroslav Satan 16:13 into overtime:


And the No. 1 highlight: Rask dives across the crease to stop Mike Grier 8:57 into the third period:

Posted on: April 20, 2010 11:37 am
Edited on: April 20, 2010 12:08 pm

The Morning Skate: News from around the rinks

A look at news from around the league...

Tonight's Games

No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes at No. 5 Detroit Red Wings, 6:30 p.m. (Coyotes lead 2-1)

Update: Doan out for Game 4 with upper-body injury

• Red Wings' Nicklas Lidstrom isn't what he used to be. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Coyotes' goalie Ilya Bryzgalov credits coach, teammates. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Defenseman Keith Yandle says it is no surprise the Coyotes are playing well. [ Arizona Republic ]

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 5 Ottawa Senators, 7 p.m. (Penguins lead 2-1)

• Penguins' Max Talbot rising his game at the right time. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Senators' forwards have lacked scoring punch, giving Pens the advantage. [ Pittsburgh Tribune ]

• Senators toast unless big guns start stepping up. [ Ottawa Sun ]

No. 2 New Jersey Devils at No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 p.m. (Flyers lead 2-1)

• It's not too late for Devils to turn tide, but they must win tonight. [ New York Post ]

• Devils say officials missed penalty call against Flyers in overtime. [ Newark Star-Ledger ]

• Series has been intense, but so far there hasn't been any nastiness. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks at No. 7 Nashville Predators, 9 p.m. (Series tied 1-1)

• Predators hope to feed off fans' energy for Game 2. [ The Tennessean ]

Colin Fraser giving Blackhawks whatever they need. [ Chicago Sun-Times ]

• Blackhawks know how to win on the road, ready for Nashville. [ Arlington Daily Herald ]

No. 1 San Jose Sharks at No. 8 Colorado Avalanche, 10 p.m. (Avalanche lead 2-1)

• Top-seeded Sharks eager to get back on ice after OT loss. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Sharks veteran Milan Hejduk questionable for Game 4. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Columbine anniversary remembered by Sharks, Avalanche. [ Denver Post ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 1 Washington Capitals vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens (Capitals lead 2-1)

• Capitals find the net and silence the Canadiens and their fans. [ Washington Post ]

• Second-period meltdown gives home-ice advantage back to Capitals. [ Montreal Gazette ]

• High-powered Capitals use Jaroslav Halak for target practice. [ Montreal Gazette ]

No. 3 Buffalo vs. No. 6 Boston, 7 p.m. (Bruins lead 2-1)

Mark Recchi spirited play helps Bruins take series lead. [ Boston Globe ]

• Symptom-free Marc Savard is able to begin skating for Bruins. [ Boston Globe ]

• Buffalo's anemic power play is hurting team's chances to advance. [ Buffalo News ]

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 6 Los Angeles Kings, 10 p.m. (Kings lead 2-1)

• Canucks forced to pull struggling Roberto Luongo in Game 3. [ Vancouver Province ]

• Canucks penalty killing is awful, allowing Kings to roll in Game 3. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• Third season has been the charm for Kings' Michal Handzus. [ Los Angeles Times ]

Posted on: April 20, 2010 1:08 am

Wraparound: A recap of Monday's games

No. 1 Washington Capitals 5, No. 8 Montreal Canadiens 1

Washington leads series, 2-1

Alex Ovechkin scored the fourth goal of Washington's second-period outburst, leading the Capitals to a 5-1 win over Montreal on Monday night and a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference series. Recap | Stats


No. 6 Boston Bruins 2, No. 3 Buffalo Sabres 1

Boston leads series, 2-1

Mark Recchi outmuscled 23-year-old Tim Kennedy and passed to Patrice Bergeron , who got off a quick shot from the low right circle. It was too quick for Sabres star goalie Ryan Miller . That goal with 7:03 left in the game broke a tie and gave Boston a 2-1 win on Monday night and a 2-1 lead over Buffalo in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoffs. Recap | Stats


No. 6 Los Angeles Kings 5, No. 3 Vancouver Canucks 3

Los Angeles leads series, 2-1

Michal Handzus scored two power-play goals, Drew Doughty had a goal and three assists, and the Los Angeles Kings chased Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo during a 5-3 victory over the Canucks on Monday night, taking a 2-1 series lead in their first home postseason game in eight years. Recap | Stats

Posted on: April 19, 2010 9:53 pm
Edited on: April 19, 2010 9:54 pm

Bruins' Recchi still proving doubters wrong

By Erin Brown

When the Pittsburgh Penguins waived Mark Recchi , the veteran winger vowed he still had the drive to compete and succeed.

That was in 2007.

Recchi has lived up to his promise in the years since, especially for the Boston Bruins, who acquired him last year in a deadline day trade.

The 42-year-old showed his value again late in the third period of Monday's 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Recchi skated stride-for-stride with 23-year-old Tim Kennedy in chasing down a loose puck. As the two hit the goal line, Recchi delivered a shoulder check, knocking the rookie off his skates. Recchi quickly fed teammate Patrice Bergeron , who netted the go-ahead and eventual game-winning tally.

"As soon as I got it, I saw him in the slot," said Recchi, the league's oldest player. "He's great at finding little areas, opening them up. I've played with him all year and the last year and a half since I've been here and he's a good hockey player. He knows where to go."

Monday's key play isn't the only thing he's contributed this postseason. Recchi shares the team lead in points with two goals and an assist. He's chipping on the physical side, too, with seven hits in three games. In 14 playoff games with the Bruins, he's chipped in nine points (five goals, four assists).

Not bad for a guy deemed washed up three years ago.

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