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NHL PLAYOFFS - LIVE THREAD
NHL website ^ | 4/8/12

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)

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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)


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: gowings; hockey; nhl; pengunsrule
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To: airborne

BTTT for playoff night.


51 posted on 04/11/2012 4:26:54 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: airborne

damn it!


52 posted on 04/11/2012 7:30:45 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

double damn it!!


53 posted on 04/11/2012 7:50:57 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: airborne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBebrtI8zys

You can’t sit in the Stanly Cup!!!


54 posted on 04/11/2012 8:09:39 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ("Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!")
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To: PA Engineer

Yay Predators! I hope Helms heals up well. Horrible accident tonight.


55 posted on 04/11/2012 10:33:30 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: airborne

Go Devils!


56 posted on 04/13/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Whoo-Hoo! New Jersey!!!!!


57 posted on 04/13/2012 4:52:40 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Doesn't look good for my Pens.

Fleury just doesn't look solid, and the defense stands around looking.

Flyers are skating circles around them.

58 posted on 04/13/2012 7:20:51 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne
Wings head home to Hockeytown all tied up ... lookin’ good.
59 posted on 04/13/2012 7:24:59 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: airborne

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!


60 posted on 04/13/2012 7:51:50 PM PDT by Varda
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To: airborne

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!


61 posted on 04/13/2012 7:58:15 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: airborne

Love it!


62 posted on 04/13/2012 8:09:25 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Varda
For the last two Pens games I had to look at the screen to see if they wern't against a power play, they wern't.
Flyers were everywhere like bees.
63 posted on 04/13/2012 8:13:52 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: JCBreckenridge
I have a Canucks puck with the old-school logo. (the red,yellow and brown colors).It's pretty cool. I have over 40 pucks,most of them being the Lightning.

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!

64 posted on 04/13/2012 8:17:55 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (No good deed goes unpunished!)
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To: All

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.


65 posted on 04/13/2012 8:19:49 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (No good deed goes unpunished!)
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To: seton89

Wrong sport,LOL!


66 posted on 04/13/2012 8:21:48 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (No good deed goes unpunished!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Have you ever met any of the players?


67 posted on 04/13/2012 8:24:13 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (No good deed goes unpunished!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Have you ever met Phil Esposito? He signed a practice puck for me.

Interesting guy.


68 posted on 04/13/2012 8:26:52 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (No good deed goes unpunished!)
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To: AGreatPer

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.


69 posted on 04/13/2012 8:39:27 PM PDT by Varda
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Yeah, just annoyed at this canuck team. *sigh*.


70 posted on 04/13/2012 9:23:42 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Varda
The big deal was after a 3-1 first period. They showed their true colors.

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?

71 posted on 04/13/2012 9:41:31 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: AGreatPer

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!


72 posted on 04/14/2012 5:02:24 AM PDT by Varda
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

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.


73 posted on 04/14/2012 7:13:34 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Varda; AGreatPer
If the Penguins defense doesn't stop standing around watching, it's gonna be a real short series.

I better see some bodies in front of Flower, blocking shots, or I am gonna be extremely agitated!

74 posted on 04/15/2012 9:11:01 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne
In both games during the third period I had to keep looking for that little penalty sign.
The Pens were so outplayed I thought they were on a penalty. They wern't. Just outhustled.
75 posted on 04/15/2012 9:31:42 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: airborne
We have 4-2 track meet.

Strangest Pens hockey I have ever seen.

76 posted on 04/15/2012 1:21:19 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: AGreatPer

I wonder if Bylsma will put BJ in.

Fleury looks shell shocked.


77 posted on 04/15/2012 1:31:34 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne
uh ohhh
78 posted on 04/15/2012 3:31:14 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Varda
I don't know if Brooks Orpik is hurt or what - but if he isn't. his ass needs to be gone!

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!

79 posted on 04/15/2012 3:31:43 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: shove_it
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80 posted on 04/15/2012 3:39:11 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

it's only a game

:o)

81 posted on 04/15/2012 3:45:31 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

You forgot (allegedly)...


82 posted on 04/15/2012 3:49:32 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

The Wings are having a tough time with the Preds too. I was counting on two wins in the Joe.


83 posted on 04/15/2012 3:52:01 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: airborne
After 20 goals against us and 3 games down, what do we do?

Help.

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

84 posted on 04/15/2012 6:35:42 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: AGreatPer

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.


85 posted on 04/16/2012 5:45:52 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
That's been their M.O. the last couple of years, sadly.

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.

86 posted on 04/16/2012 7:52:31 AM PDT by Axeslinger (Where has my country gone?)
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To: Axeslinger

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.


87 posted on 04/16/2012 8:38:27 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: airborne

Crosby is a baby/POS/punk/P*ssy


88 posted on 04/16/2012 11:28:25 AM PDT by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: shove_it

So were the Preds. :-)


89 posted on 04/16/2012 2:53:49 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Those monster Preds’ goalies are practically bulletproof.


90 posted on 04/16/2012 7:21:43 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: airborne
Have you noticed a lot of overhead passes in these playoffs? I just saw Ovechkin receive a perfect flip pass and score on Thomas, a beautiful play. This is a new wrinkle in the game and a challenge for linesmen to judge offside calls.
91 posted on 04/16/2012 7:49:25 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

We’ve got over 13 feet of goalies! ;) But no Pavels. :(


92 posted on 04/16/2012 7:50:59 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: airborne

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.


93 posted on 04/17/2012 9:38:27 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: airborne; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ColoCdn; k2afe; ...
Playoff Hockey Ping!

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(let me know if you want on or off the ping list)

94 posted on 04/18/2012 7:03:35 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

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.


95 posted on 04/18/2012 7:34:29 AM PDT by Varda
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To: airborne

“Dancing Larry”

Let’s go Rangers!!!!


96 posted on 04/18/2012 8:26:07 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: secret garden

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.


97 posted on 04/18/2012 8:36:53 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

I love this time of year, with nonstop hockey every night.


98 posted on 04/18/2012 12:16:16 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Varda

Hope you’re feeling better!

The score right now must make you feel good!


99 posted on 04/18/2012 6:29:08 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne
I'm feeling better. I found out how Shanahan makes his punishment decisions.
100 posted on 04/18/2012 6:48:33 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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