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2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 13, 2009

They’re here.  Not that I care all that much being that the Stars aren’t in it, I will post about it anyway. 

Matches are set, and games begin Wednesday.

Eastern Conference
Boston Bruins (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8)

Washington Capitals (2) vs. New York Rangers (7)

New Jersey Devils (3) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (6)

Pittsburgh Penguins (4) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (5)

Western Conference
San Jose Sharks (1) vs. Anaheim Ducks (8)
This will definitely be one to watch.

Detroit Red Wings (2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7)
Come on Blue Jackets!

Vancouver Canucks (3) vs. St. Louis Blues (6)

Chicago Blackhawks (4) vs. Calgary Flames (5)

Versus starts their playoff coverage Wednesday, starting with Game 1 between the Pens and the Flyers, then with the Blues in Vancouver.

Game on!

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Liveblog: Stars vs. Sharks 02/23/09

February 23, 2009

So it’s no secret, my updates have definitely not been up to par lately.  I blame this on one thing; one word with 10 letters.  Addiction.  Yes, my friends I have developed a very unhealthy addiction to something called the Wii.  I have decided that the system is extremely evil (butomgiloveitsomuch), especially when playing a game that involves Yoshi.

So, here is a liveblog to force me to update as the Sharks visit Dallas.  The NHL is on Versus and The Shootout.

Before the game even starts, we get bad news the Mo is a late scratch with the flu.  This does not bode well for a team already missing 3 big names.

1st period
20:00:
Stars start with Parrish, Sutherby and Neal. That seems..interesting.

19:06: At least one line is still in tact, Ribbons with Lehts and Otter.

17:40: Oh Roenacker.  I forgot about you.

16:28: *clap clap* *clap clap* I miss games at the AAC.

16:00: Do my eyes deceive me?  Did I just see Nisky check someone?  I’m in shock.  And in need of more Red Bull.

15:00: Eriksson is out with Brunnstrom and Petersen in the middle.  That could be a promising line!  Toby’s been playing pretty well lately.

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Halfway through the season…

January 19, 2009

Last season, I did a post showing where everyone was after exactly half a season of play, 41 games.  I did it again this year.  I actually spent about 2 hours getting it all in order last week but kept forgetting to post it.  We’re not a few games past the mid-season point, but whatevs.  Here is what the standings looked like.

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Sharks beat Stars 3-1

December 30, 2008

Despite the score, it was a good game for the Stars.  When going up against the best team in the league, you have to be on top of your game.  The Stars managed to keep up, generating great scoring chance after scoring chance.  The only problem was that Nabokov was on his game.  At some points it looked like he had super stretch powers like Stretch Armstrong.

There were a lot of positives to take from this game.  The Stars played together, which was one of their biggest issues in the beginning of the season.  Instead of getting frustrated that their efforts were being thwarted by Mr. Stretch, they just kept at it.  They kept the Sharks to under 20 shots, which is no easy feat with the way they are playing this season.  But Nabokov wouldn’t have it, and pulled it out for his team.

Hopefully the Stars can close out 2008 with a win.

The three stars of the game were

  1. Evgeni Nabokov
  2. Jonathan Cheechoo
  3. Mike Modano

Though, i think Nabokov deserves all 3, well 4 actually, one for each limb.

Wow. Just wow.

November 28, 2008

You’d have to expect this when the 30th team in the league plays the 1st.  Stars got their asses handed to them.  Loui Eriksson and James Neal got the only two Stars goals, the only good that came of this game.

Final was 6-2.

I need a shower to wash the suck off.

Liveblog: Stars @ Sharks 11/08/08

November 8, 2008

Hey what is this?  A liveblog?  I figured why not!  Since a lot of people might not get to see the first part of the game.

Check back here at game time!

PREGAME

They’ve got Bob Sturm in studio with Ric Renner, Mr. Hair with Mr. No Hair.  They talk about stringing 2 wins in a row, and how the Ducks and Sharks are the two teams we knocked out of the playoffs last season. (Wow really?  I had no idea.)

Now talking of Russian, that will not make him happy.   They mention that against the Sharks, Marty is 20-7-1-4, so things are looking up.    The ford Trivia question is  “Who has the most career assists against the San Jose Sharks?” with Lidstrom, Modano, Sakic and Selanne being your choices.  We’ll see who the answer is.  And now they’re running the segment on Richards that I have now seen about 50 times.

Razor is interviewing Mark Parrish.  He seems like a nice man!  I like him, especially after last night.  And Joe Sakic wins the battle with 47 assists against the Sharks.  Time for Sturm’s last night (talking about how Marty Turco needs to be a brick wall) and LET’S GET THIS SHIT STARTED!!

1st Period

Ralphie’s tie doesn’t really match his suit, and it bothers me.  In other news (not mentioned on the broadcast), Lehtinen is still a no-go for tonight, Richards is in.

20:00: First up is Otter-Richards-Eriksson.  And my feed looks a little green?  I guess for Stars morale?  Thought it seems to be straightening out.

19:00: Modano out with Parrish and Avery.  Unlike the first line, the Mo line actually got it to the Sharks end.  This is where we need to be guys.  Harder for them to score 5 from that side.

19:33: Ribeiro is out with Morrow and Fabi again. And are doing much better than the first 2 lines, as they should be.  Being that they ARE the ‘top line’.

17:31: and Marleau is leaving after being hit with a puck I believe from another Sharks player.  That sucks for you.  Especially with no Cheechoo.

And I just read on Heika that the Sharks fans boo when the word “star” is said in the national anthem. And people say we’re disrespectful?  First booing the O Canada, now this?

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129:03 minutes

May 5, 2008

The 3rd longest playoff game in franchise history is over and the Stars came out on top 2-1.  This is one for the books folks.  My wrist is killing me, so I’ll keep this short.

4 players (Robi, Morrow, Zubov, Ribbons) had over 50 minutes of play in this game.

It’s extremely fitting that the game winning goal was scored by Brenden Morrow with Robidas and Ribeiro getting the assists.

The Three Stars are

  1. Marty Turco
  2. Evgeni Nabokov
  3. Brenden Morrow

And I couldn’t agree more.  Nabokov was just as brilliant with his saves as Marty, so you can’t fault him.  Between the two goalies, they made 114 saves.

I believe.

MORROWNATOR

May 5, 2008

TOTALLY MORROWNATED ALL THE SHARKS AND GOT THE STARS TO THE WESTERN FINALS

FINALLY

May 5, 2008

The Stars have looked reenergized the beginning of what is technically the 7th period, and Campbell is taking a tripping penalty.

Please.

120 minutes and still going

May 5, 2008

Goodness, I was going to liveblog this game, and what a great game to liveblog it would’ve been. The sprain to my left wrist prevented me to do that however.

Both goalies have been absolutely outstanding. The players are starting to show signs of fatigue.

Russian is up to 50 minutes, and Ribbons is 49 seconds away from it. Robi, Norstrom, Morrownator, Lehtinen and Richards are in the 40 club.

110 shots so far. Wow.

And the 3rd longest Playoff game in Stars history is about to go into 4th overtime.

Morrownator has played amazing, so far he’s gotten a stick and puck in the face and is still grinding.