Friday, April 16, 2010

Another Incredible Night of Hockey and Friday Round-Up

The series of one goal games continued on Thursday night with three more games decided by a goal, with two going to overtime.

Montreal surprised Washington 3-2 when Thomas Plekanec scored in overtime to give then the win. Buffalo beat Boston 2-1 in the expected battle of teams that dislike each other. In the late game, tensions boiled over as the Kings and Canucks went to overtime with Mikael Samuelsson scoring the winning goal 8:52 into overtime.

There was a lot of weird stuff from last night including:
  • Zedeno Chara getting let out of the penalty box early, playing a shift, then going back.
  • No goals, assists, or points from Alex Ovechkin.
  • Henrik Sedin getting a stick stuck in his visor.
  • The Green men in Vancouver.
  • Incredible glove save by Luongo in OT right before the game winner when he had his stick stuck in his pads.
Tonight's lineup is total overload. Figure out how to see all these games. At least there are staggered start times unlike last night's two 6 p.m. openers which made for tough choices at the end of the games.

Ottawa at Pittsburgh 6:00 CDT Versus/CBC/RDS/FSN-P
Philadelphia at New Jersey 6:30 CDT RIS/TSN/CSN-PH/MSG Plus
Nashville at Chicago 7:30 CDT Versus (JIP)/TSN2/FS-TN/CSN
Detroit at Phoenix 9:00 CDT RIS/Versus (JIP)/TSN/FS-D/FS-A
Colorado at San Jose 9:30 CDT CBC/Versus (JIP)/RDS/ALT/CSN-CA

Preds-Hawks Game Tonight...

Here is our look at the series with the keys for the Preds.

John Glennon breaks down the teams to see who has an edge and looks at the combination of older and younger players.

David Boclair breaks down the series match at the City Paper.

WKRN sent a man to Chicago and has a couple of videos from the scene.

Chris Burton has the Game Day Preview at On the Forecheck.

David Climer boldly predicts a Preds win in the series. also gets in on the preview action.

The Chicago view of the game can be found at the Chicago Sun Times, Daily Herald, and the Chicago Tribune.

In Pred Nation...

John Glennon has a strory about the Preds needing to score and a notes column that says David Legwand is looking to turn over a new leaf in the playoffs.

Dirk the Forechecker is now on board the Pred's Kool-aid bandwagon in his preview.

Jeremy at Section 303 stops by View From My Seats for a Preds-Hawks preview. Jeremy also complains about the dearth of folks picking the Preds to advance. I actually think it is better than it has been in the past.

Also, If you want to see Jeremy sporting a tattoo, then give to the cause. The full story is at Section 303. They also have the Preds-Hawks preview.

Short Shifts has an Ads update at OnTheForecheck with great news about Ryan Thang's transition to the AHL.

Mark Willoughby has his weekly View which reminds me that I hope my tax guy got an extension because he never asked me to sign anything.

Jas Faulkner is up to part four of her Pred's field guide with a look at the centers at The Hockey Writers.

The CBC says the Preds aren't just satisfied with just being there.

From @BlakeGeoffrion: Heading to Chicago to get all packed up. Is he on the verge of signing? Short Shifts is throwing a little gas on the fire too.

Sanford Meyers looks at the Pred's season in pictures.

ebey11 took the History Will Be Made parodies to a new level with Dave Scatchard and the green men.

Around the NHL...

From @EJHradek_ESPN: Just found out the Stanley Cup final series will start with Games 1 and 2 on back-to-back nights. Same as last year.

Brian Duff looks back at the season that was.

Interesting take on Kings hockey from the Wall Street Journal.

Chris Botta gives the Islanders a B for 26th place. I guess they would get 110 if they had made the playoffs.

Our friend, Yotesgurl, Amy Jo Green made the news for her speech at the Glendale City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Funny from @jtbourne: Little foggy after discovering's great deal on beer. At $9.75, you can't afford NOT to have a few. Had so many I thought PHX won!

Gary Bettman doesn't want his name on the Stanley Cup as owner of the Phoenix Coyotes.

You too can be on a hockey card. Go here and check it out.

Odds and Ends...

This meteor in the Midwest produced quite a spectacle for those who saw it.

Today 4/16 or 4/four (squared) had been declared a Global Social Media Holiday. My office isn't observing the holiday.

Do you remember those drunk Tweets you sent out last summer? Probably not, but Google is adding a Twitter Timeline feature that currently goes back to 2/11/10 but will eventually include all Tweets back to 3/21/06.

Here's an app that may work well for those at work or other busy people who want to go back and read an article at a more convenient time.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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