February 22 2014 12:19PM
Courtesy of UticaComets.com
After having the last four days off the Utica Comets got back into action last night with the first leg of a back-to-back-to-back this weekend. One thing was certain: travel wouldn't be an issue, with the Comets playing next door in Syracuse, against the Crunch.
With the Thruway Throwdown on the line they managed to prevail 2-1 in overtime, and just past the jump you can read all about it.
February 22 2014 10:48AM
The last time we checked in on the Vancouver Giants, they were fresh off a loss against division rival Victoria, but just a game removed from a 10-0 blowout of the Lethbridge Hurricanes (despite having lost their captain and #1 defenseman Dalton Thrower to a reported ankle injury).
Since then, times have been tough for the G-Men as they stared down one of the toughest stretches of the season without their best player. The wins have stopped coming, goaltending has struggled, and the possession numbers have slipped.
More importantly, Vancouver has lost ground in the all-important race to stay out of 7th in the WHL. They sit just 4 points up on the 7th place Everett Silvertips, and with just 10 games remaining in the regular season, it's definitely scoreboard-watching time. For a look at how the rest of the season is shaping up, read past the jump.
February 22 2014 10:03AM
I played with many Russians in my time in professional hockey. I was always amazed by their skill and skating ability. After being traded to the Vancouver Canucks, during my first practice I was taught a harsh lesson on Russian ability by Pavel Bure and Alexander Mogilny.
February 21 2014 03:04PM
Chris Kunitz's efforts weren't enough to get Team USA over the hump.
- An in-depth review of Canada's 1-0 win over the US
- A look at what went wrong for USA, and where they go from here
- A chat about small sample sizes, and narratives
- A preview of Canada/Sweden, with predictions
Click past the jump to stream the podcast!
February 21 2014 01:44PM
Smile, Stevie Y, Canada is off to the Gold Medal Game!
We'd been highly anticipating these 2-3 hours of action ever since Drew Doughty put home the overtime winner vs. Finland last Sunday, essentially providing a blueprint for the route to the medals. Canada/United States, in a rematch of the 2010 Gold Medal Game that won't ever be forgotten around these parts.
While the game itself may not have been as dramatic as that one four years ago, or even more recently, the one these two countries' women engaged in yesterday, for my money it completely delivered on its promise. It was fast-paced, it was highly skilled, and the best players in the world were all for the most part playing at their best.
Sure, there may've only been one goal scored in the 60 minutes of play, but that hardly tells the story of what was a fantastically played, and uber competitive hockey game. For those of you keeping score at home, it's now Canada 2, USA 0 in meaningful hockey games in Sochi.