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Bulldogs-Stars Going to Game 7

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , on May 24, 2010 by davepoleck

After a huge Game 5 road win for the Hamilton Bulldogs, they seemed destined to lock up their Western Conference Finals series agains the Texas Stars tonights. Instead, they couldn’t hold a 2-1 lead going into the third, and ended up falling with just over a minute left in the first overtime. I’m going to guess that there were about 3,000 people at the game tonight. It was absolutely pathetic to watch on TV.

Jamie Benn continued his dominant play with another two helpers, giving him a total of 23 points in 17 playoff games.

Game 7 between the Bulldogs and Stars goes Wednesday in Hamilton.


Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2010 by davepoleck

What will be criticized as possibly the worst defensive play in NHL history. The only thing I can think of is that Gonchar thought that Moen was going to dump and chase and the puck was going to be sent into his corner. But that theory is shot down when you see Moen was a few feet before the red line before he let go of  the puck.

There were still 15 minutes left in the 2nd period at the time of the goal; at 3-0, all Pittsburgh needed was one goal to get themselves back in the game. Talk about a backbreaker. Or seasonbreaker.

Game 7: Montreal vs Washington

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , on April 28, 2010 by davepoleck

Well, I struck gold once again with my reverse prediction psychology last night by picking the Coyotes over the Red Wings, but thankfully I won’t be using those magical skills in tonight’s prediction: Continue reading

Poolies’ Dream Game

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , on April 28, 2010 by davepoleck

If you stacked up on Red Wings in the Playoff Pool, you would have seen your team do quite the jump in total points:

  • Lidstrom: 2 goals, 1 assists
  • Rafalski: 0 goals, 3 assists
  • Zetterberg: 0 goals, 3 assists
  • Filppula: 0 goals, 2 assists
  • Bertuzzi: 1 goal
  • Datsyuk: 2 goals, plus GWG
  • Franzen: 0 goals, 1 assists
  • Howard: 2 points for the win
  • Detroit: 5 points for series’ win

23 points in total

Stuart Defines the Series

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , on April 28, 2010 by davepoleck

Define: Humilation

When your team is dominating out of the gate, need a win to put away the series, and are given a very early powerplay….and you do this:

Define: Backbreaker

When a team, down 3-1 in game 7 in their own barn, fails to capitalize on a 1:25 two man advantage

x 2 : When the second player’s penalty expires and he gets a breakaway and scores with 4 seconds to go

Define: Retribution

When that player is Brad Stuart

Detroit Globetrotters

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , on April 28, 2010 by davepoleck

Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates with teammates Pavel Datsyuk #13, Nicklas Lidstrom #5 and Todd Bertuzzi #44 after Holmstrom scored a second period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Arena on January 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.

A game where a team dominates from the outset normally goes one of two ways; either the team continues to dominate and steamrolls their  opposition, or the dominated team catches a lucky break which turns the tide in their favour. What is very rare is to see a team catch a lucky break and then continue to get absolutely dominated. That was the story of tonight’s game 7 between Detroit and Phoenix. Continue reading

Game 7: Phoenix vs Detroit

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , on April 27, 2010 by davepoleck

Tonight is Game 7 between the Phoenix Coyotes and Detroit Red Wings in what a lot of people have been calling the most exciting opening round series. I’ll talk about my disagreement on that later, but it should be a good one nonetheless. Continue reading