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Ducks, Yas Yas!

Posted by Radatz on May 18, 2017 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (6)

Pardon the Robert Crumb-esque title. I read it 5 decades ago and I still don't know what he meant. There're only so many clever hockey headlines you can think up that involve ducks.

The Ducks came out flying and ran up a 14-2 shot ad in the 1st stanza but left the ice with just a 1-0 lead. Nashville stormed back in the first half of the 2nd but didn't score and Anaheim recovered to nearly make it 3-0. Getzlaf, who never seems to do anything wrong, clanged the lef...

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Senators Lay Down the Law

Posted by Radatz on May 17, 2017 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (2)

How things dooo change. Well, sort of. Nobody saw this coming, I'll go out on a nice thick limb and say. In a basically even game shot-wise, Pittsburgh seemed to be more aggressive in the balance but Anderson stopped most of what they had to offer while Fleury let in 4 on the first 9 shots. It wasn't all his fault; most of those goals were either of the way-too-close variety or just good shots. But you can't fire the defense so in came Murray. Flurrymurry. Sorta got a ring to it. Murray was m...

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Ducks Eaten by Predators

Posted by Radatz on May 17, 2017 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (3)

"Preds rally" say the headlines, but they didn't really. They outshot Anaheim in each period, finishing with a moderately(?) convincing 40-20 shot discrepancy. The Ducks' problem was that once Nashville did score and tie the game early in the 3rd they still didn't exactly pepper the net. Any thought of the Roadducks sustaining momentum of their 5-1 finish two nights ago evaporated. Nothing said it better than Wagner's dumb penalty with under 4 minutes to go. It was followed almost at once by ...

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Some History of Rough

Posted by Galfur on May 16, 2017 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (6)

Hey. You guys brought up the "gonna get rough" stuff. I'm just playing some mood music. Damn good series brewing.

Godard v Neil (1)

Godard v Neil (2)


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Son of Even Steven

Posted by Radatz on May 16, 2017 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (4)

For 2 1/2 periods Ottawa held Pittsburgh scoreless, but they botched their own few good chances. The best was MacArthur stealing the puck, swinging past the net and then, with Fleury looking beaten, bafflingly executing what looked like a blind drop pass through his legs (to Pittsburgh) instead of shooting at a net 5' away. Analysts had no answer, only guesses. They weren't very good, and it wasn't the only case of the Senators getting to the net and deciding not to shoot, opting ...

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even steven

Posted by the immortal scurds on May 14, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (3)

it was a game the ducks simply had to win, and they did. barely. they rose to the occasion, overcame an early 2-0 lead and scratched out a victory. to me it felt like the ducks gave it all they had and it really wasnt quite enough, they should have lost this game too. they got lucky, but they kinda made their own luck too.

 renne gave up a soft one which doesnt happen, and the preds lived up to their name by pouncing on opportunities that the ducks gave them.

 it was ano...

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Happy Mother's Day

Posted by Galfur on May 14, 2017 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (6)

To the ladies, a very happy Mother's Day.

To the fellas, a very happy Mutha's Day.

To those who don't fit into either of the above two catgories, you entered the wrong URL.

Hope it's a great day for everyone!!!

sens 2 pens 1

Posted by the immortal scurds on May 13, 2017 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (2)

quite a sight to see kessel impersonating peyton manning on the bench! lol. if malkin doesnt start making phil look good, these guys r in trouble. wait, they r in trouble. it was just exactly the game ottawa wanted to play, and thats what they do best. anderson is rock solid, karlson is dominating, and bobby ryan is on a mission.

 ottawa is 6-1 in ot these playoffs. they dictate the style and pace of the game every nite. in other words, u knew pittsburgh was going to tie it and it ...

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prophet picks

Posted by the immortal scurds on May 12, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (5)

annhime preds-going preds in 6.rested motivated and have the best goalie. they will win big tonite

pitts-ottawa: im taking ottawa. in 7th game ot. i think the caps beat up the pens and the sens are riding high.

-and i think its open season on goalies this round. annhime series sent the message. crash the net. we shall see

End of Round 2: Turnabout

Posted by Radatz on May 11, 2017 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (7)

Bet you thought Washington would win after the last game. Nope. Bet you thought the Oilers would win after the last game. Nope. One notorious streak of futility continues. One ends. For now.

Off their strong performance in coming back to force game 7, you'd have thought the Caps had cured their playoffitis. For a good part of the game they seemed to have. But as usual, even when dominating zone time and the hitting game, they lost pucks on the dribble, air mailed easy passes...

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