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  1. Live Chat tonight for Habs-Caps Game 7

    Apr 28, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Much like yesterday’s Red Wings-Coyotes game, PHT is going to run a live chat of tonight’s Canadiens-Capitals Game 7. The game itself starts at 7:00 pm ET, but we’ll get the discussion rolling at 6:45 pm ET. Will the Washington Capitals solve Jaroslav Halak at home after his amazing Game 6 performance? Can the Caps go…

  2. The odds of a #8 beating a #1 in NHL playoffs

    Apr 28, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT

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    (Dikembe Mutombo knows upsets.) One of my biggest criticisms of the NBA is that the league is too predictable. Sure, there’s the occasional Golden State Warriors shocking the Dallas Mavericks/Dikembe Mutombo joyously celebrating an upset of the Seattle Supersonics, but really the big dogs almost always win. That’s one of the great things about the…

  3. A look at potential 2nd round matchups

    Apr 27, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    With two Game 7′s left to play, we are that much closer to finalizing the second round matchups. Here are the scenarios: Western Conference: 1) San Jose Sharks vs. 4) Phoenix Coyotes OR 5) Detroit Red Wings Obviously, this matchup is dependent on tonight’s game. It’s tough to say which team would be the better…

  4. Jaroslav Halak drags Habs-Caps to Game 7

    Apr 26, 2010, 10:20 PM EDT

    He might not have been able to keep his shutout going, but my guess is a lot of people know the name Jaroslav Halak right now. The Slovakian-born goalie put together a sensational 53-save effort, at one point making a glove save with enough flair that I jokingly called him “Roy-aslav Halak.” As I wondered…

  5. Recchi defies age, Halak stands on his head

    Apr 26, 2010, 8:49 PM EDT

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    Mark Recchi defies age. His hockey skills should be bottled by Oil of Olay to preserve a lady’s face against wrinkles. With one goal and one assist through the second period of Game 6, Recchi (41) joins 24-year-old Patrice Bergeron as the Boston Bruins’ leading scorer at 5 points in six games. Recchi isn’t merely…

  6. Another 7-game series in the making for Caps?

    Apr 26, 2010, 8:07 PM EDT

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    Are the Washington Capitals headed for yet another 7-game series? It’s one of those dim-witted but interesting stats: they’ve never made it easy – either for themselves or for their opponents – in the Alex Ovechkin Era. In their first run in the playoffs, they lost a Game 7 at home against the Philadelphia Flyers…

  7. Buffalo widens lead, Washington gets closer

    Apr 23, 2010, 8:56 PM EDT

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    The second period saw the Buffalo Sabres widen their lead to 3-0 while the decidedly flat Montreal Canadiens might see the middle frame as a missed opportunity. Buffalo’s Jason Pominville scored the only goal of the third period, but the Sabres hit a few posts and generally looked dominant against a punch-less Boston Bruins team.…

  8. Tonight's playoff games

    Apr 23, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at tonight’s games. Montreal Canadiens at Washington Capitals 7:00 PM ET (Versus, TSN, CSN Mid-Atlantic) Capitals lead series 3-1 It’s funny to think that the last time the series was in Washington, the Caps needed a desperate surge to tie the series in overtime. Perhaps without the pressure of pleasing their…

  9. One last gasp: Halak to start tonight for Habs

    Apr 23, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Let’s hope that Jaroslav Halak has his confidence back, as the Montreal Canadiens are turning once more to the netminder — this time as the Habs desperately attempt to save their season. After starting Carey Price in Game 4,  who played well enough until a disastrous third period, the Habs will put Halak back in…

  10. Flyers win, Devils banished to playoff underworld

    Apr 22, 2010, 9:48 PM EDT

    In a series that was overwrought with questionable, often overburdening, officiating to both teams,  the Philadelphia Flyers finished off the New Jersey Devils in five games, defeating them tonight 3-0. For Brian Boucher it was his second career shutout and his first in ten seasons, last doing it against the Buffalo Sabres in 2000. The…

  11. Alex Ovechkin/kid video: An amusing accident, that's all

    Apr 22, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    For the most part, I’m amused by the creativity of conspiracy theories and the surprising sensitivity fan bases exhibit, especially considering the often barbaric violence featured in this sport. That being said, there are moments when the persecution complex rears its tedious, ugly head. Last night, Brandon posted the video of Alex Ovechkin accidentally giving the poor…

  12. Habs melt down as Capitals keep rolling

    Apr 21, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Remember a couple of days ago when we were lamenting how Alex Ovechkin was feeling the pressure, how the Caps looked unprepared for the playoffs and how it seemed the Canadiens could actually have a chance at pulling off a monster upset? Well, let’s just end that talk here and now. The Montreal Canadiens have…

  13. 2010 NHL playoffs: Goaltender rankings revisited

    Apr 20, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

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    Last week, we ranked the 16 starting goaltenders headed into the playoffs. It was completely subjective based on my thoughts regarding each goaltender’s 2009-10 season and past playoff performance. With several goaltenders not having much postseason action, if at all, it was a tough proposition. After a week, with most series already gone three games,…

  14. On Habs fans and the booing of the anthem

    Apr 20, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Last night, watching the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens, I was overwhelmingly impressed with the atmosphere created by the home crowd. I’ve been to a game in Montreal before, and I was completely blown away by how much their fans are into the game. There are no video prompts, no music calling for noise or…

  15. 2010 NHL playoffs: Caps take 4-0 lead

    Apr 19, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

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    It’s incredible how much things can change in just 20 minutes, although it should never be a surprise when the Washington Capitals are playing. Game 3: End of 2 – Montreal Canadiens 0, Washington Capitals 4 Series tied 1-1 What happened to the Canadiens in the second period shows exactly how game-changing a shorthanded goal…

  16. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Kings 'Back in Black' tonight

    Apr 19, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    This has been a beautiful first week of the playoffs. Tonight we have three games and all of them will break 1-1 ties. Every single one of these games could be pivotal (although Game 5′s tend to be bigger). Let’s take a look at the three games we have to look forward to. (1) Washington…

  17. So far, every playoff night holds its own trend

    Apr 18, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Is it me, or are quite a few of these playoff nights fitting together into neat little themes? Seriously, it’s kind of spooky that each night of the playoffs almost follow some pre-ordained script. Take a look. Wednesday, Day 1: Upsets On the first day of the playoffs, it was all about underdogs. You can…

  18. Crosby not surprised by Capitals loss to Habs

    Apr 16, 2010, 1:59 PM EDT

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    I’m sure this will get some attention, although it really isn’t that big a deal in the big scheme of things. Talking to Craig Custance of Sporting News, Sidney Crosby says he’s not surprised that the Capitals lost to the Montreal Canadiens. After all, the Penguins didn’t look too sharp themselves, and lost to the…

  19. Vancouver-LA tied 0-0 through the 1st period

    Apr 15, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

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    As the hockey world shakes off the shock of the Montreal Canadiens’ upset of the Washington Capitals, there’s one game left for puckheads willing to go into work with some goalie creases under their eyes. The Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings wrestled to a 0-0 tie in the first period of their Game 1…

  20. Scott Gomez ties Caps-Habs 2-2

    Apr 15, 2010, 9:09 PM EDT

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    Wow, what a goal by Scott Gomez. The Alaskan forward streaked through a Capital or two going through the neutral zone, then the Montreal Canadiens made a great tic-tac-toe passing play to set up Gomez for the goal. The Capitals were mesmerized by the outstanding puck movement as Gomez slipped past Mike Green for a tap-in. I’m…

  21. Ryan Miller, goalies stealing the show so far

    Apr 15, 2010, 8:51 PM EDT

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    Last night, upsets were the story. Tonight – so far at least – it seems like the first two games will be about great goaltending. Tomas Plekanec was talking some serious smack about the Montreal Canadiens’ superior goalies and so far, Jaroslav Halak is living up to the forward’s boastful words. Halak has 26 saves…

  22. Can the Capitals dodge the neutral zone trap?

    Apr 15, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Going into tonight’s Montreal Canadiens-Washington Capitals contest, my basic question has been “How – in the world – do people expect the Canadiens to stick with the Capitals?” Mike Chen of From the Rink might turn that question on its head, though, as he discussed what it takes to break through a neutral zone trap. Last…

  23. 2010 NHL playoffs: Capitals start Cup run tonight

    Apr 15, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    I’m just going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing we don’t see the amount of upsets we witnessed last night. (1) Washington Capitals vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens – 7:00 p.m. EDT (Versus, TSN, RDS) Series – 0-0 The Capitals launch into their playoff campaign against a team that didn’t so much as back…

  24. Can a Canadian team win the Cup?

    Apr 13, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    (Great comic by Earl Sleek of BoC. Check out this hysterical post for more goodness.) Oh, Canada. You haven’t won a Cup since 1993 when Patrick Roy lead the Montreal Canadiens to their last of a billion (rough estimate) Stanley Cups. The last Canadian team to make the Stanley Cup finals were the Ottawa Senators,…

  25. Tomas Plekanec trash talks Capitals' goalies

    Apr 13, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    People often speak about how dangerous it is to give another team “bulletin board material.” If that idea holds any salt, then the already over-matched Montreal Canadiens might be in some serious trouble. Habs forward Tomas Plekanec bashed the Capitals’ goaltending in a story relayed by TSN. “It’s not as though we are facing (Martin) Brodeur…

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