Tag: NHL Eastern Conference Finals

Daily Noontime – May 26, 2011

The Lightning won another do-or-die game, which means Game 7 will be played at the TD Garden in Boston on Friday!

It’s Thursday, which means the weekend is upon us! Happy Thursday to everyone and welcome to yet another Daily Noontime! 

Headlines: 

* The Tampa Bay Lightning took care of business on Wednesday, as they scored multiple times on the power play to beat Boston and force a Game 7 at the TD Garden on Friday.

* It took just five games, but the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder and will advance to the NBA Finals to face Chicago or Miami.

* Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown was hired on Wednesday to coach the Los Angles Lakers.

* The Red Sox scored seven runs during the first inning and then went onto beat the Indians on Wednesday, 14-2.

* According to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, his team’s workouts are important.

* The MLB has some tough catchers, but now the questions remains, should they not block the plate when the opposing teams attempts to score runs?

Games to Watch: 

* Kansas City at Baltimore (MLB) – 12:3pm eastern

* Boston at Detroit (MLB) – 1:05pm eastern

* New York Mets at Chicago Cubs (MLB) – 2:20pm eastern

* Florida at San Francisco (MLB) – 3:45pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

It’s always embarrassing when you score a goal on your own goalie!

Tampa Bay Forces Game 7, Beats Boston 5-4

Dwayne Roloson helped the Lightning by saving 16-shots in Game 6 against the Bruins.

Teddy Purcell wasted little time after the opening face-off, as he scored the Lightning’s first goal in less than a minute to give Tampa Bay the early momentum.

Boston responded nearly seven minutes later when Milan Lucic netted the Bruins first goal of the game, which was followed up by a David Krejci score nearly 10-minutes later.

The Bruins took their lead into the first intermission, but their Eastern Conference Finals celebration was short lived, as Tampa Bay responded with two more goals in the second period, thanks to Martin St. Louis and Purcell.

Tampa Bay then stretched their one-goal lead to two, when Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the contest. Afterward, Boston and Tampa Bay started trading goals, as Krejci scored his second and third to complete the hat trick, while St. Louis scored his second goal of the contest.

Tim Thomas saved 21-of-26 shots between the pipes, while Lightning goaltender Dwayne Roloson saved 16-of-20 shots.

Tampa Bay earned their third victory of the series and forced a Game 7 on Friday at the TD Garden. The winner of Game 7 will advance to the NHL Stanley Cup Finals against the Vancouver Canucks.   

Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lighting Game 6: Who Wins? Cast Your Vote!

Game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning will be held this evening in Florida, but with the Black and Gold just one win away from their first Stanley Cup Finals since 1990, we want to know, who will win? Cast your vote below and watch our video above to get excited for Wednesday’s game! 

Daily Noontime – May 24, 2011

The Cleveland Indians are HOT, but how HOT?

Happy Tuesday to everyone and welcome to the Daily Noontime. We’ve got some great news to share from the sports world, so sit back, relax and enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* The Cleveland Indians have surprised a great deal of baseball fans this season, but just like they have done earlier this season, they beat the Red Sox on Monday at home, 3-2.

* For the Boston Bruins, the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs has indeed been exciting, but also incredibly frustrating at times. Yet, why do I say, “frustrating” because that would certainly be the word to describe their power play. However, against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday, the Black and Gold succeeded and earned their third win of the series, as Boston won 3-1.

* It’s not official, but it certainly seems that those die-hards in Winnipeg want the Jets to return to the NHL next season. Will it happen, who knows?

* According to reports, some believe that the NFL players and owners should leave the courtroom and return to the negotiating table, but again, will that happen, who knows?

* Good news for Dallas Cowboys fans, they had 45 veteran players show up for a workout on Monday, but no rookies.

* Before the 2011 MLB season began, the media reported the state of the New York Mets, which was rather awful. Now, more information seems to be available in regards to their financial woes and yes, it’s not good.

Games to Watch: 

* Arizona at Colorado (MLB) – 3:05pm eastern

* Boston at Cleveland (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern

* New York Mets at Chicago Cubs (MLB) – 8:05pm eastern

* Chicago Bulls at Miami (NBA Playoffs) – 8:30pm eastern

* San Jose at Vancouver (NHL Playoffs) – 9:00pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

Guy Boucher is a very intense coach, but in this particular video, we learn how nuts he can be, so watch!


Thomas Shuts Out Lightning, Boston Beats Tampa Bay 2-0

By Stacey Kilpatrick

Things are looking good for the Boston fan faithful, as the Bruins took a commanding 2-1 lead in the NHL Eastern Conference Final series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday with a 2-0 win in Game 3. The Bruins defense played one of their better games of the series and goaltender Tim Thomas earned his second career playoff shutout, as he denied 31-shots between the pipes.

“It looked real good [this evening],” Thomas said of his team’s defensive efforts in a post-game interview on Versus. “Tampa had their chances at times. We did a really good job of picking up rebounds [and it was] by far the best defensive game we’ve played in the series.”

Not only did Thomas play great once again, but also, Patrice Bergeron played after being sidelined with a concussion for the first two games of the series. Bergeron skated for 19:13 and had two shots on goal and won 18 of 28 face-offs (64.3%).

“I felt good,” Bergeron said post-game. “I was confident I was ready. Overall, it was a great team effort. That’s how you win.”

David Krejci put the Bruins in a sweet spot, scoring just 1:09 into the game with assists from Milan Lucic and Johnny Boychuk. Krejci has now made seven goals in the postseason.

Up until 8:12 in the third, 1:09 seemed to be frozen on everyone’s clocks – with no goals from the Lightning and no new scores by the Bruins, but Andrew Ference made that change when he bumped Boston’s lead to two with help from Michael Ryder and Chris Kelly.

The Bruins will look to continue their dominance on Saturday during Game 4 at Tampa, face-off is scheduled for 1:30PM eastern.