Skip to comments.NHL PLAYOFFS - LIVE THREAD
Posted on 04/08/2012 11:16:12 AM PDT by airborne
NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE
Ottawa Senators(8) vs. New York Rangers(1)
Washington Capitals(7) vs. Boston Bruins(2)
New Jersey Devils(6) vs. Florida Panthers(3)
Philadelphia Flyers(5) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins(4)
NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE
Los Angeles Kings(8) vs. Vancouver Canucks(1)
San Jose Sharks(7) vs. St. Louis Blues(2)
Chicago Blackhawks(6) vs. Phoenix Coyotes(3)
Detroit Red Wings(5) vs. Nashville Predators(4)
BTTT for playoff night.
double damn it!!
You can’t sit in the Stanly Cup!!!
Yay Predators! I hope Helms heals up well. Horrible accident tonight.
Whoo-Hoo! New Jersey!!!!!
Fleury just doesn't look solid, and the defense stands around looking.
Flyers are skating circles around them.
The Pens have been playing like this for a long while. It was masked by all the goal scoring. The Pens defense is a one man show and Letang hasn’t played the same since he got back from his last injury. That leaves Fleury without much in front of him. He hasn’t been great but he shouldn’t have to face so many odd man rushes and breakaways.
As long as I’m b*tchin’, I might as well complain about the forward lines. Kunitz should have been put with Crosby. That would have given the Pens two no 1 lines. It’s amazing Crosby is producing what he is given that his line consists of scrubs.
That said the Flyers have shown they are a well constructed and coached team. I always thought Bryzgalov was an excellent goalie. I was hoping his foot would bother him more!
My Devils just won. :)
I’m actually a hard-core Lightning fan but Jersey’s my second favorite.
If the Devils don’t advance I’d like to see the Rangers go all the way. I’m a big Tortorella fan and he has a soft spot in my heart.
I hugged him and he hugged back. It was the greatest night on my life!
One is a Rangers-signed puck,the others are Lightning-signed. My Stamkos-signed puck is my prized possession.
I have signed jerseys,a signed fiberglass/composite stick and a pennant,along with photos players will sign if you don't have anything with you.
I had my picture taken with John Tortorella and he signed that,too. Plus I have one with Guy Boucher.
I'm running out of room for all my stuff! Hockey rules!
Do any of the Broad Street Bully fans here remember Bobby “the Chief” Taylor?
I met him a while back and he signed my Lightning puck. He’s a nice guy.
Have you ever met any of the players?
Have you ever met Phil Esposito? He signed a practice puck for me.
Yeah that jumped out at me too. The flyers are playing with structure and discipline. The Pens aren’t.
The Pens developed a lot of bad habits recently. They need their minds adjusted but with Bylsma as coach I’m not confident it’ll happen.
Yeah, just annoyed at this canuck team. *sigh*.
Sorry to say, it wan't good.
But look out in Philly next week. This could be fun if ther pens get it together.
As one of the origional Pens fans, I am still in there believing.
When I lived in the Burgh, I was the first Pens official scorer. I took over from the Hornets.
Of course you all remember the Pittsburgh Hornets, don't you?
I didn’t move into the area until after the Hornets. I didn’t attend games until I was attracted by a guy on the Bruins they were hyping at the time, Bobby Orr (1970). He was worth the price of admission so I started going to more games. Fun times running around the Civic Arena.
I don’t think the odds are in favor of the Pens pulling it together. I don’t think they have the right personnel to do it and Crosby being marginalized just magnifies that. Hope I’m wrong. My poor family has born the brunt of my unhappiness over the Pens in the last month.
That said, Let’s Go Pens, prove me wrong! And Let’s go my secondary teams, Coyotes & Bruins!
Met a few players over the years, became decent friend of our TV play by play guy and coach at the time (Peter Lavoilette) when our sons all played on the same little league game. They won the Cup the next season, so that was cool.
And cool to see Laavy and his Flyers off to that amazing start against the Pens.
I better see some bodies in front of Flower, blocking shots, or I am gonna be extremely agitated!
Strangest Pens hockey I have ever seen.
I wonder if Bylsma will put BJ in.
Fleury looks shell shocked.
How about a defenseman lays down and blocks a shot with his body!??!
As a Penguins fan, I am embarrassed and dismayed. Grow the f#@k up and play hockey!
it's only a game
You forgot (allegedly)...
The Wings are having a tough time with the Preds too. I was counting on two wins in the Joe.
I blame Tockett for giving away the Pens secret that they are a big time ego driven team.
Still, I am not qutting. GO Pens
We start Fleury and hope for the best.
Vancouver won the President’s Cup for best record in the NHL, and is being beaten 3-0 by the 8th place Kings.
That’s playoff hockey. If your goalie doen’t play well, you lose.
SOOOO(!!!) glad they fragged Maurice. I think Muller's gonna make them winners. For a while, I've thought they had no chance of winning Lord Stanley again as long as Staal ws the captain. He was always doggin' it. But, I've even been impressed with his effort level since Muller came aboard.
Muller’s been good for them no doubt. And Staal must have had woman problems or something at beginning of season. He was awful, but finished better. They are set up good for next season.
Also, my ex neighbor Peter L is doing great so far this playoff season with the Flyers. After putting up with obnoxious Pen fans a couple years ago in the playoffs, I’m glad to see it.
Crosby is a baby/POS/punk/P*ssy
So were the Preds. :-)
Those monster Preds’ goalies are practically bulletproof.
We’ve got over 13 feet of goalies! ;) But no Pavels. :(
It’s time to wake up the thread. Sunday was the first time we’d beaten Detroit in the play-offs at the Joe and we did it again tonight, in spite of the officiating and the disallowed goal that should have counted. We play here in Nashville Friday night.
I’m home sick today but still rooting for my Pens! We’re not dead yet! My captain is Crosby (he doesn’t like Philly) and I have hope.
My secondary teams are doing well. I was wearing my Coyotes shirt yesterday and I support the team BUT that hit by Torres on Hossa should get a 20 game suspension. No penalty on that hit; officiating in the league is a joke. The NHL is a garage league.
Let’s go Rangers!!!!
It’s also time for the Wings to wake up. As you say, they had several gifts last night but still failed to overcome the awesome Preds defense. Hopefully Coach Babcock will fire ‘em up for another win in Music Town Friday.
I love this time of year, with nonstop hockey every night.
Hope you’re feeling better!
The score right now must make you feel good!
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