Coach Speak: Patrick Roy vs Dave Tippett on Avs win in Phx

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Late in regulation, Colorado tied their game vs. the Coyotes in Phoenix.  Then, in overtime, Ryan O’Reilly scored the game-winner for the Avalanche.
With the point earned, Phoenix still hasn’t lost at home in regulation.  They now sport a 9-0-2 record.  Meanwhile, Colorado remains the only team to still be undefeated when they score first, running their […]

Ducks no longer perfect after accident at home

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When the Ducks last left Honda Center for an eastern road trip, they were 8-0 at home and coming off an 8-1 stretch overall. But, then the tide turned. Wednesday night they returned to Anaheim following losses to Florida, Tampa Bay, Carolina and Pittsburgh.
Things appeared to be going their way most of the night, until […]

Monarchs coach singing the praises of Kings top prospects

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On Wednesday afternoon, Manchester Monarchs coach Mark Morris was a guest on NHL Network Radio with host Scott Laughlin. During the course of the conversation, Morris had plenty to say about the Kings top prospects, both the players currently with the big club and several of the stars-in-waiting down in the AHL. Here’s a transcript […]

Martin St Louis not in a milestone mood

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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis is beyond being described as just the exception to the rule. How many strikes can life throw at a guy, yet he still finds success?
Listed at just 5-foot-8, St. Louis made his NHL debut with Calgary in 1998, but has spent most of his career in Florida. While those few facts […]

Goalie Ben Bishop talks loss to Kings and challenges vs. Pacific

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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop hasn’t had much success against the Kings.  With Tuesday night’s loss in LA, he’s now managed only one win in four tries and sports a .885 save percentage for his efforts.
Here’s what he had to share when we caught up with him after the game…
On playing against the Kings:
“The […]

Justin Williams on the Kings’ kids, payback and hogwash

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Kings forward Justin Williams picked up an assist on LA’s first goal of the game against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, then added a goal of his own early in the second period. With three shots and a plus-2 rating to go along with his two-point performance, Williams earned the third star of the game.
Following […]

Coach Speak: Lightning’s Jon Cooper on 5-2 loss to Kings

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Following his team’s 5-2 loss to the LA Kings on Tuesday night, here’s what Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper had to share…
– On the overall game: “I can’t sit here and say our guys didn’t try, because we tried. We’ve just hit a little bit of a rut, where our goalie was making saves and […]

Coach Speak: Darryl Sutter talks Kings 5-2 win over Lightning

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Following the Kings 5-2 win at home over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night, here’s what LA coach Darryl Sutter had to share…
– On Ben Scrivens’ play: “He didn’t have much work tonight. Only needed four or five saves. He made a big save in the third…That’s why we’re a good team. We […]

Some pretty disturbing numbers around the NHL

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As we hit the quarter poll of the NHL season it’s time to go inside the numbers and what he have found for some teams is truly disturbing. The Edmonton Oilers (3.73), Calgary Flames (3.71), Florida Panthers (3.19) and NY Islanders (3.14) are at the bottom of the NHL Goals Against stats chart.
Edmonton has surrendered […]

NHL players no longer excited by trips to play California teams

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Last Saturday, the Lightning suffered their first loss to a Western Conference opponent when they were rocked 6-3 by the Phoenix Coyotes. Starting tonight in Los Angeles, the Lightning begin a stretch of three games in four days through California that will see them conclude the trip with back to back games in San Jose […]