If Sidney Crosby has been trying to discredit any conspiracy theories lately, you wouldn’t have guessed it by his actions during game 2 of the Habs-Pens semi-final series. Here’s the video in case you missed it:
To the amazement of experts and fans everywhere, Crosby was not given a penalty on the play. Was it a penalty? Probably, but I’m not going to spend my time ranting about conspiracy theories. Besides, there isn’t a conspiracy...Crosby is just really good at getting out of tight spots (kind of like Patrick Kane). He actually gave the best excuse known to mankind to the ref when confronted about the incident.
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QUICK UPDATE: Markov's season is done, according to the Team 990. The diagnosis is that Markov suffered a torn ACL, the muscle on the front part of the knee, which is the opposite muscle from the torn MCL Mike Cammalleri suffered. Not an injury you can come back from early, and one that takes at least 6 to 8 weeks to heal. More on this later.
GAME 3 LIVE BLOG
Here's a stat you won't hear on TSN or any of the newspapers. The Montreal Canadiens have won 4 of the 5 games for which TCL, in conjunction with Steven Hindle of Hockeybuzz and Kamal Panesar of Habs Addict, has been doing live blogs. Coincidence? I think not!
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Yes, that's right! After a short hiatus for game 1, TCL's series of LIVE BLOGS is back for the Canadiens' second round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins! Myself, George Prax, as well as Steven Hindle form Hockeybuzz and Kamal Panesar from Habs Addict are BACK to bring you the best live coverage anywhere on the web! We will be joined by many panelists once again as we prepare to watch the Canadiens attempt to tie the series up at the Mellon Arena.
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GAME 2 PREVIEW
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It's kind of funny. Two months ago, almost to the day, this entire country was reveling in Sidney Crosby's glory. Having scored the game winning goal in overtime, in the gold medal game at the Olympics, Crosby was Canada's darling, Canada's hero... Canada's savior.
Today, at least two Canadian cities have turned their back on the Canadian hero. First, Crosby was the star of the series when he and the Penguins took out the Ottawa Senators. 5 goals and 14 points later, Crosby leads the scoring race in the playoffs.
And with game one of the second round slowly approaching, millions of Montrealers will make Sidney Crosby their enemy, as their beloved Canadiens take to the ice against ...
YES! ANOTHER LIVE BLOG!
You knew this was coming. After the MAJOR successes of the lives blogs in games 4, 5 and 6, we're back for our 4th live blog of the series for tonight's game 7!
Steven Hindle from Hockeybuzz, Kamal Panesar from Habs Addict, Jeremy Scriven from Hockey Independent, and myself, of course, from The Checking Line, will be running the show yet again, providing our insight, sharing comments and taking questions as BOTH the Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals try to close out the series once and for good tonight!
The list of panelists will be bigger and better than ever. There are plenty of names to confirm, and rest assured, I will update this post with ...
It took five games, but Jacques Martin finally started to look like someone who's coached over 1250 games in the NHL (including 85 playoff games).
Yes, I've been a little hard on Martin in my recent blogs, I think a lot of us have been, even going as far as proclaiming that I wanted him fired once this season was over. To be honest, that may still hold true. But regardless of what I (and many others) said last week, J-Mart deserves as much credit as the team on the ice for Friday's 2-1 win in Washington, which extended the Canadiens post-season by at least one more game, which will be played tonight at the Bell Centre.
For nearly 5 games, fans, bloggers and analysts alike where scr...
LIVE BLOG TONIGHT!
After the success of Wednesday's live blog for Game 4, we will be doing another one tonight at TCL for game 5 of the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens series. We have a great line-up of panelists and bloggers for tonight's chat, including Kamal Panesar of Habs Addict, Steven Hindle of Hockeybuzz, Jeremy Scriven of Hockey Independent, Julie Veilleux and a bunch of other guests and surprises!
So make sure to join us. Last one was a blast with more than 50 people reading and posting comments, and tonight will hopefully be even better! Set your reminders in the frame below and join us tonight at 6:30!!
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