Tag Archives: Stanley Cup playoffs

Let Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus Begin! (Flames Rise From the Ashes Edition)

So the Calgary Flames were down 2-0 in their Western Conference semifinal series v. the Anaheim Ducks when Tuesday night’s hockey game broke out, and it didn’t look especially good for the Flames. In the third period, down 3-2, the … Continue reading

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Triple Overtime? Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Say, that was some barnburner between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks last night, yeah? The hardwatching staff has been a little low on the uptake this Stanley Cup season (we have a new TV setup that we’re not … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Rangers Weak on the Puck Edition)

First, full disclosure: As we might have mentioned previously, the hardwatching staff has been a New York Rangers fan for over half a century. But we’ve also grown to like the Los Angeles Kings a lot over this Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Blackhawks Stave Off Elimination Edition)

When the hardwalking staff embarked upon its post-prandial promenade last night, the Los Angeles Kings (up 3-1 in the series) had just come back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5 of their Western Conference … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Martin St. Louis Edition)

First, disclosure: The hardwatching staff really likes the Boston Bruins, but we’ve been a New York Rangers fan since the age of 10. In the early ’60s we’d venture weekly to the old Madison Square Garden and plunk down $2 … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Marian Gaborik Edition)

From our 19:53 of the Third Period desk     And then there was overtime in the Anaheim (No Longer Mighty) Ducks v. Los Angeles Kings (of Comebacks) Western Conference semifinals Game 1.     Announcer: “And the Kings have … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (WSJ Ken Dryden Edition)

From our Why We Love the Wall Street Journal desk Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured this piece from legendary Bruins-slayer Ken Dryden, “an author, former Canadian Parliament member and Hall of Fame former goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens.” Bruins vs. … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Game 7 Road Win Edition)

Last night was Game 7palooza in the first – no, best! – round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. And the visiting team won both games in the Western Conference tilts. Start with the Minnesota Wild skating uphill vs. the Colorado … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Avalanche Wild Game 5 Overtime Edition)

So there were the Minnesota Wild – on the road, cruising to a 3-2 bruising of the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round Stanley Cup series (tied at 2-2) – when this happened with 1:15 to … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs: Yesterday Was 2/2/14

Three Stanley Cup first-round playoff series entered last night at 2-1. Two¬†overtimes ensued. Three Stanley Cup first-round playoff series exited last night at 2-2. Professional sports doesn’t get better than this. Start¬†with the Columbus Blue Jackets, who just won their … Continue reading

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