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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs: Yesterday Was 2/1/14

First, let’s stipulate that the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is not only the Greatest Show on Ice, but the Greatest Show on Earth as well. Eight series. Three time zones. Puck around the clock. So to yesterday, … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Columbus Blue Jackets Edition)

The hardwatching staff has no idea why they’re called the Blue Jackets, but last night the Columbus hockey squad won their first Stanley Cup Playoff game ever in dramatic fashion. After squandering one power play in the first overtime and … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Triple Overtime Edition #1)

At 12:34 this morning the hardlyworking staff was standing in front of the kitchen TV and watching the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues skate into the third overtime of their Western Conference first-round faceoff. Twenty-six seconds later, this happened: … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (What The Hell Just Happened? Edition)

When Milan Lucic scored at 12:11 of the third period to put the Boston Bruins up 2-1 in last night’s Stanley Cup Finals Game 6, the hardwatching staff was pretty sure the Chicago Blackhawks would come back to tie the … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Triple Overtime Edition)

Fitting that a triple-overtime game should end on a double deflection, yeah?   Last night’s Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks was one for the ages, regardless of which team you … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Carr Stalled Out Edition)

The hardwatching staff is a little late to the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight this week, but hey – we were distracted by Rafael Nadal’s epic dismantling of Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinal (and subsequent dispatching of David Ferrer … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Damn! Blackhawks Win Edition)

Okay, so regulation time in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals just ended with the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks in a 3-3 tie, but it’s how they got there that’s so special. The ‘Hawks went up 3-2 … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Bruins Cr’ork Penguins In Double Overtime Edition)

Full disclosure: The Pittsburgh Penguins absolutely deserved to win last night’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 in the first overtime.   But they didn’t. So the Boston Bruins won it in the second overtime:   You knew Jaromir Jagr would … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Bruins Kick Ork! Edition)

Last night the Boston Bruins played about as good a hockey game you’re likely to see: tough, disciplined, strong on the puck, opportunistic. And in the process completely dismantled the vaunted Pittsburgh Penguins. Excellent highlight video compliments of Tyge Brahe: … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Less Hateful Team Wins! Edition)

As the hardwatching staff noted yesterday, we despise the Detroit Red Wings more than we hate the Chicago Blackhawks. So we were pleased that poetic justice reigned supreme in last night’s Western Conference semifinal final. First the Blackhawks were robbed … Continue reading

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