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2014 NHL PLAYOFFS - LIVE THREAD
NHL web site ^ | 4/15/14 | various

Posted on 04/15/2014 8:23:59 AM PDT by airborne

EASTERN CONFERENCE - ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS

BOSTON BRUINS (1) vs DETROIT REDWINGS (4)

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (2) vs MONTREAL CANADIENS (3)

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (1) vs COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (4)

NEW YORK RANGERS (2) vs PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (3)

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WESTERN CONFERENCE - ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS

COLORADO AVALANCHE (1) vs MINNESOTA WILD (4)

ST. LOUIS BLUES (2) vs CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (3)

ANAHEIM DUCKS (1) vs DALLAS STARS (4)

SAN JOSE SHARKS (2) vs LOS ANGELES KINGS (3)


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: hockey; nhl
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CANADIENS @ LIGHTNING - WED. 4/16 @ 7 PM on CNBC & SUN

BLUE JACKETS @ PENGUINS - WED. 4/16 @ 7:30 PM on NBCSN & ROOT

STARS @ DUCKS - WED. 4/16 @ 10 PM on NBCSN & FS-SW

FLYERS @ RANGERS - THUR. 4/17 @ 7 PM on CNBC, MSG & CSN-PH

BLACKHAWKS @ BLUES - THUR. 4/17 @ 8 PM on NBCSN, CSN-CH & FS-MW

WILD @ AVALANCHE - THUR. 4/17 @ 9:30 PM on CNBC & ALT

KINGS @ SHARKS - THUR. 4/17 @ 10:30 PM on NBCSN, FS-W & CSN-CA

RED WINGS @ BRUINS - FRI. 4/18 @ 7:30 PM on NBCSN, FS-D & NESN

1 posted on 04/15/2014 8:23:59 AM PDT by airborne
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To: airborne; shove_it; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ...

Hockey Ping!

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

2 posted on 04/15/2014 8:24:32 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: airborne

Go Habs!


3 posted on 04/15/2014 8:25:38 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: airborne

Painful topic…after a Cup Finals appearance in 02, a Cup title in 06, and another Eastern Finals in 09 - (astonishing success for a small market franchise) the Hurricanes have not seen the playoffs in many moons.

And there is nothing like playoff hockey…...


4 posted on 04/15/2014 8:27:14 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: airborne

Going to the Lightning game Friday, woo hooo!


5 posted on 04/15/2014 8:31:27 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: airborne
Thanks airborne...Pens ran away with the Conference this year...

These guys have been an enigma pretty much all year...

Go Flyers!

6 posted on 04/15/2014 8:34:11 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: airborne

Check the NBC website(s).

NBC affiliates might be streaming these.

They did stream the season ender for Dallas-Phoenix.

The website(s) may require you to log in via your cable provider.


7 posted on 04/15/2014 8:40:01 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: airborne

GO HAWKS !!!!
The Blues are pretty beat up & unless everybody they have hurt heals up in a hurry, it may be another quick exit for the Blues.


8 posted on 04/15/2014 8:46:51 AM PDT by OneBob (Stay Frosty !)
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To: airborne

Let's go Stars!

9 posted on 04/15/2014 8:46:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: airborne

Blues? Bruins? The NHL Playoffs are so unpredictable. Get someone hot between the pipes and he can carry your team a long way. Whatever happened to Jean Sebastian Giguere?


10 posted on 04/15/2014 8:47:21 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

I think the Stars have a real chance to beat the Ducks.


11 posted on 04/15/2014 8:50:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: airborne

I would like to see another Pens and Flyers series like the one in 2012 when they beat the crap out of each other, and momentum and scoring bounced back and forth.

that was a playoff series for the ages.


12 posted on 04/15/2014 8:55:55 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: airborne

I don’t like seeing Detroit in the Eastern Divisions even if geographically, that is their area.


13 posted on 04/15/2014 9:03:25 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: OneBob

Roger on the go Hawks. It will be really tough, but we can always hope for the best. I did not think they had a snow balls chance last year, and look what happened. Hopefully Toews and Kane will be rested. I do not see how they can keep Morin out of the line up now.


14 posted on 04/15/2014 9:30:13 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: airborne

15 posted on 04/15/2014 9:31:13 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Rummyfan
Whatever happened to Jean Sebastian Giguere?

Colorado.

16 posted on 04/15/2014 9:33:49 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: airborne
CBJ photo CBJ_zpse817096e.jpg

Bob says "Nyet!"

17 posted on 04/15/2014 9:36:59 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: airborne

Red Wings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They have a tough opponent, although I don’t think Boston is too happy about it either. This years Wings are younger, faster and not your typical 8 seed team....and they’ve been in playoff mode for weeks trying to qualify.

This will be fun to watch.


18 posted on 04/15/2014 9:42:12 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: airborne
Go Sharks
19 posted on 04/15/2014 9:43:08 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: BeadCounter

We’re really happy about it! Every year the Wings have to travel back and forth from Detroit and LA/San Jose/Anaheim/etc...brutal. For the fans, staying up until 1am+ during the week didn’t work well, this is much better.

...and I like the idea of playing an old rival in the SCF :)


20 posted on 04/15/2014 9:46:17 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: airborne

I am sort of protesting the play-offs since my team isn’t there and our pompous blaming-everyone-but-himself GM fired our wonderful coach yesterday. At this point, we’re deciding who we want out in the first round.


21 posted on 04/15/2014 9:51:05 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: airborne

Surely the teams are seeded 1 through 8 in each conference, not two sets of 1-4?


22 posted on 04/15/2014 9:58:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: fuzzylogic

That’s a good point, hadn’t thought of that.


23 posted on 04/15/2014 10:06:32 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Rummyfan
We just went to giguere's last game Sunday. It wasn't a home game, he was playing for the avs at the Ducks.

Probably two of the big moments in his life. They announced his last game around the start of the second, and he got a full house, every seat filled, standing O that went on for many minutes. He looked humbled. Every fan in the house loved him, so it was perfect. He was beloved by both sides.

Then, it was Teemu Selanne's last reg game, so he got a huge tribute after their win, and dang if he didn't go up and pull out Jean-Sebastien for an arm in arm skate that was such a gesture of good sportsmanship and honor that the crowd went wild.

24 posted on 04/15/2014 10:20:46 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: secret garden

Beat your wife Potvin, beat your wife!

NY Rangers all the way....


25 posted on 04/15/2014 10:23:49 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Yaelle

A photo/ video of that last skate:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/teemu-selanne—jean-sebastien-giguere-take-victory-lap-together-in-final-regular-season-game—video-034844822.html


26 posted on 04/15/2014 10:23:51 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: All

In a general way, the first round is my favorite round, seems like their can be up to 5 games a night, next round is okay but once you lose the team you are cheering for, interest is so-so.

I wish the Cup ended by June. Seems early June, it is still going on.


27 posted on 04/15/2014 10:39:08 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: SoothingDave

No it’s a new complicated system. The top two teams in the conference play wild cards while 2-3 in the division play each other. There is no crossover in the next rounds so if 3 and wild card win, they play while l and 2, say, play in the other division, not l and wild card. Got it?


28 posted on 04/15/2014 11:03:58 AM PDT by idov
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To: airborne
Let's go HAWKS!!

I DO NOT EXPECT the Blackhawks to repeat this year. Our so-called goalies have a problem keeping the puck out of the net at critical times. Crawford's snorrrring can be heard throughout in the 3rd period!!

29 posted on 04/15/2014 11:09:38 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: henkster

Best thing to ever happen to the Jackets was to get out of that silly Western Conference and draw a first-round matchup with a team a three hour drive up I-70.

That being said, they don’t have the firepower to take the Pens in a seven game series.


30 posted on 04/15/2014 11:19:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Penguins have had some horrible games this year all the same.


31 posted on 04/15/2014 11:36:04 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Buckeye McFrog

No, they don’t. I don’t know why they gave away Gaborik for a used puck bag. And I would rather they had drawn Boston or the Rangers. I think the Pens are the worst matchup possible for the Jackets.


32 posted on 04/15/2014 11:43:16 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: SoothingDave
Surely the teams are seeded 1 through 8 in each conference, not two sets of 1-4?

With the new realignment, that's how it's presented on the NHL web site.

The Bruins are 1 and the Penguins are 2. But the second round will look differently too.

33 posted on 04/15/2014 11:48:54 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: idov

Thanks. It sounds like they are going back to having division champs, like they did way back when.

When the Pens won in 91 and 92 they had to win two rounds in the Patrick Division before playing the winner of the Adams.


34 posted on 04/15/2014 11:56:10 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: airborne

CBJ vs the Pens. Those are my teams. I don’t know if it’ll be win- win or lose - lose. Go Sid, Go Bob....


35 posted on 04/15/2014 3:38:22 PM PDT by Varda
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To: airborne

Les Habitants alone now carry the hopes of Canada with them ....

36 posted on 04/15/2014 4:15:48 PM PDT by mikrofon (HNIC Bump)
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To: airborne

Go Sharks!


37 posted on 04/15/2014 6:35:55 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Hail Obambi, our Deer Leader)
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To: GRRRRR

When did Britney Spears learn to ice skate?


38 posted on 04/15/2014 6:38:30 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Hail Obambi, our Deer Leader)
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Tampa Bay Lightning F Kucherov scores the first goal in Round 1 vs Montreal, but the
Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec responds 19 seconds later to tie the game at 1-1 at the First Intermission.


39 posted on 04/16/2014 4:59:03 PM PDT by mikrofon (Stanley BUMP)
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To: mikrofon
Great pic! I'm cheering for the Habs in that one, I still like Iron Mike.

but I have to watch my Pens God I loath Bylsma.... and my Jackets.

40 posted on 04/16/2014 5:13:37 PM PDT by Varda
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To: airborne

Jackets up 2-1 at 1st Int!


41 posted on 04/16/2014 5:24:14 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: henkster

So, I’m sorry, Pittsburgh pulls out and wins Game I looks like.


42 posted on 04/16/2014 7:15:20 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

I just found this map, what team each state and province are cheering for. I’m pretty sure this can’t be totally correct but some of it is.

http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/24529266/photo-what-nhl-teams-each-state-and-province-are-pulling-for

Looks like some of it is colored arbitrarily too, I mean California has two playoff teams in there, Kings and Sharks.


43 posted on 04/16/2014 7:18:47 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

Don’t correct me anyone, I guess California has actually 3 playoff teams playing, Ducks, Kings, Sharks. I’ve got a soft spot for the Sharks because they have had some very good teams and always seem to be in the playoffs and usually make it to at least the 2nd round if not farther.


44 posted on 04/16/2014 7:20:28 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter
Interesting map. Looking at the Philadelphia Flyers...I have always thought they should join New Jersey. PA would become a red state overnight.

Pens! 4-3
45 posted on 04/16/2014 7:24:04 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer

Habs win,

Anaheim jumps way ahead in the 1st period vs. Dallas Stars, Ducks up 3-0.

Oh and for the map, I’m disappointed that at least Kansas should be St. Louis Blues territory but the Blues haven’t had a lot of playoff teams lately, not much success. That must be why. Easier to pull for the Blackhawks.

I guess they made the map per social media, face book or what have you.


46 posted on 04/16/2014 7:57:34 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

Well not expecting the Jackets to win this series.


47 posted on 04/16/2014 8:08:59 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: henkster
Jackets up 2-1 at 1st Int!

It's not how you start but how you finish!

Pens win!!!

 photo pens.jpg

48 posted on 04/17/2014 5:17:50 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: airborne

Live Thread though, I was at work, checked one score at break but didn’t know what went on later. Good to have live updates as the thread is so titled.


49 posted on 04/17/2014 6:51:55 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter; shove_it; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ...

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Montreal 5 Tampa Bay 4 (OT)

Pittsburgh 4 Columbus 3

Anaheim 4 Dallas 3


THURSDAY’S GAMES

Rangers @ Flyers 7 PM

Chicago @ St. Louis 8 PM

Minnesota @ Colorado 9:30 PM

L. A. @ San Jose 10:30 PM

(all times Eastern)


50 posted on 04/17/2014 8:04:14 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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