After last night's big elimination game 5-2 win, Boston heads to Vancouver hoping to break the six game home team winning streak at the Rogers Arena on Wednesday night in what should be a game seven for the ages.
It is absolutely incredible that Roberto Luongo has been blown out 8-1 and pulled twice in two other games in Boston. Last night he gave up three quick goals in Bostons four goals in 4:14 spree early in the first period. Luongo's GAA rose to 8.04 in Boston while it is 0.67 at home in Vancouver.
As unpredictable as this series has been, it is any one's guess who will show up ready to play tomorrow night and who will shine in goal. Game time will be 7 p.m. on NBC.
Make the Jump for today's news and links...
Jeff Marek of the CBC will join us today at noon on RLD Hockey Talk Radio. Please join us for a show you will not want to miss.
In Pred Nation...
Ryan Porth hands out the report card to Colin Wilson at On The Forecheck.
Josh Cooper has his year end review of Marcel Goc.
David Boclair wraps up the story on Peter Horachek not going to Dallas which should solidify the Predators coaching staff for next season.
If you are in Milwaukee, the Admirals Garage Sale begins today and will continue tomorrow.
Around the NHL...
The NHL competition committee approved the recommended changes from the General Managers. Mathieu Schneider and Brendan Shanahan will work together with the lawyers from the NHL and NHLPA to craft the actual language. Here is a video of Schneider and Shanahan discussing the changes.
It has been reported that the Dallas Stars have hired Glen Gulutzan as their new head coach. He coached AHL Texas Stars the past two seasons and the Las Vegas Wranglers in the ECHL before that.
Another report has Paul MacLean leaving the Red Wings to become Ottawa's new head coach.
The gang at RLD Hockey make the case for each of the three Jack Adam's nominees to win the award.
Elliotte Friedman has his weekly thirty thoughts which is always a must read.
Craig MacTavish appears to be the front runner for the Minnesota Wild coaching job.
Sergei Bobrovsky remains as plan B in Philadelphia.
The Islanders may be ready to deal the fifth overall pick for the right deal.
Tom Gulitti also speculates whether the Devils might move the fourth overall pick.
Anthony Perez looks at the four options for the Coyotes in net.
Steve Lapore has the ratings from game five on Friday night.
Odds and Ends...
In light of the huge Wallow Fire in Arizona, big changes are needed in forest management techniques.
The tiny Ascension Island in the South Atlantic has played a big role in the history of the US space program.
One of the darkest places in the US is Bryce Canyon. They are having their astronomy festival there from June 29 to July 2. The only darker place that I have been to is probably Chaco Canyon.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass