Archive for overtime

Sabres-Flyers’ Final Minute

Posted in Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2011 by davepoleck

I am not a fan of the three point game; I don’t like that it rewards a team for inevitably losing the game and creates an unnecessary insane logjam in the standings. But now I have a whole new reason for hating it. Buffalo and Philly were 3-3 with just over a minute left last night. About 10 minutes earlier, Pittsburgh had beaten the Islanders to jump ahead of the Flyers for the Atlantic Division by a single point. Buffalo needed just one point in order to clinch a playoff spot. So what did they decide to do….

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Holland To The Rescue

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by davepoleck

Damn, I read about this earlier this morning on the Free Press but didn’t get around it. Next time I look, Yahoo’ Puck Daddy blog had a full page on it. Basically Ken Holland is going to suggest a change in the overtime rules that will result in less shootouts during the regular season. Whether it be a longer overtime session, or a switch to 3 on 3 midway through, I am all for it.

For the record, Detroit had the second most shootout losses in the NHL with nine.

Thomas Saves the Day

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2010 by davepoleck

Tim Thomas was absolutely clutch tonight. On paper he only made 24 saves, but many of them were either point blank or on a breakaway. Not to mention the saves in the shootout. Rask is now DTD with an injury, so I hope Timmy wins back the job.

Luca Caputi didn’t look out of place tonight either, and he pretty manhandled his way to setting up the Leafs tying goal. Regardless, it was another shootout loss for Toronto and another hammer in the coffin that has them sitting 29th in the league, and was against the team that will benefit most from that position.

Kyle Cumiskey

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 11, 2010 by davepoleck

What a beauty overtime winner by Kyle Cumiskey last night, just 9 seconds into the extra frame. Atlanta jumped out to a 3-1 lead against the Avs, but couldn’t hold on after a third period charge.