Tag Archives: Stanley Cup

When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . well, that’s just sad. The hardnoting staff has a habit of recording mangled phrases in the press, and here’s our latest batch. • From Boston Magazine last July, about the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial race: “[Martha Coakley’s] apparent reversal … 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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The Rangers Finally Show Up For The Cup

The hardwatching staff has been torn throughout the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers – partly because we really like the Bruins, partly because the Original Six Rangers were our boyhood team. We would … Continue reading

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How Much Do You Love The Ottawa Senators Right Now?

In the Stanley Cup quarterfinals, the Ottawa Senators are in the process of very forcibly sending the Montreal Canadiens back home for the summer. Les Habitants, indeed. Sweet enough Sunday night the Sens not only beat the Habs, they beat … Continue reading

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I Miss Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus

That’s all. I’ll get past it. Probably around the Wimbledon men’s final.

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Let Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus . . . Continue (Broom The Brooms Edition)

No sweep in the Stanley Cup Finals for the Los Angeles Kings, as the New Jersey Devils finally woke up and came to play. Via the hometown LA Times: Devils’ Adam Henrique is spot on against Kings Rookie forward, who … Continue reading

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Let Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus Begin! (Aghhh! Edition)

After the Missus and I got back to the Salisbury (excellent hotel on 57th between 6th & 7th, run by the Calvary Baptist Church, which discounts your room if you attend services at the chapel next door) from the theater … Continue reading

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Let Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus Begin! (Hot Goalie Edition)

For a Stanley Cup playoff team, there’s no greater blessing than a Hot Goalie, and the Washington Capitals have one in spades. During the Caps’ series with the Boston Bruins, Braden Holtby was compared to the 1971 Ken Dryden, which … Continue reading

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Let Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus Begin! (Rangers’ Lazarus Edition)

Just 6.6 seconds from going down to the Washington Capitals three games to two in their Eastern Conference semifinals series, the New York Rangers rose from the dead to force an overtime period, thanks to an ill-timed high-sticking penalty on … Continue reading

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Let Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus Begin! (Overtime Edition II)

Three more OT beauties in the Stanley Cup bakeoff. #1 (via the Boston Globe): Capitals get one back from Bruins BOSTON — At 2:56 of double overtime, Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom winged a shot through Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference that beat … Continue reading

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