Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NHL Playoffs Day 1 Open Thread

Today's games:

Game 1: New York @ Washington 7:00 PM (TSN - Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro)

Game 1: Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh 7:00 PM (Versus - Dave Strader and Billy Jaffe, SR: Chris Simpson) (CBC - Dean Brown and Gary Galley, SR: Cassie Campbell) (RDS)

Game 1: Carolina @ New Jersey 7:30 PM (TSN2 - Will air U.S. broadcast) (RIS)

Game 1: St. Louis @ Vancouver 10:00 PM (Versus - Rick Peckham and Daryl Reaugh, SR: Lindsay Soto) (CBC - Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson, SR: Scott Oake) (RDS)

Leave thoughts and predictions before the game and leave analysis/thoughts/commentary/PbP/Announcer quotes during the games. I may be a little late today, but hopefully I'll be back in time for the opening faceoff at the Mellon Arena. Go Flyers!

114 comments:

  1. Everyone is picking against the San Jose Sharks. Don't they realize the Sharks have the best record in the league?

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  2. Sidney Crosby scors a PP Goal, but it's under review.

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  3. hopefully I'll be back in time for the opening faceoff at the Mellon ArenaEpic. Fail. Just got in now. I hate you, Sidney Crosby.

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  4. "Kinky save there for Marty." - Jim Jackson

    Kinky?....I guess that's one way to describe it.

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  5. The CBC feed is 5 seconds ahead of Versus.

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  6. The FSN Pitt feed is 5 seconds ahead of the CSN Philly feed as well. Odd.

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  7. "He was a better man than he was a broadcaster, and he was as good as it got when it came to broadcasting." - Jim Jackson on Harry Kalas.

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  8. "Gonna see a lot of whacking here." - Garry Galley

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  9. 1-0 Pens at the first intermission.

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  10. Sean Avery went Sean Avery in the Rangers/Capitals game.

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  11. Haha. What a douche bag. What did he do this time?

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  12. He committed a dumb penalty.

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  13. 3 on 1 by the Pens and KENNEDY SCORES!!! 2-0!!

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  14. This came could get ugly very quickly for your Flyers.

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  15. Yeah, this is not going well for them.

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  16. "This team can score goals." - Steve Coates

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  17. Dean Brown just sucks the life out of every game he commentates.

    Quite like Garry Galley though.

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  18. You can always turn on Versus and listen to Dave Strader and Billy Jaffe. ;-)

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  19. Flyers just got their first shot on goal this period. And we're only 12:30 into said period! Pathetic.

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  20. Absolutely not. I refuse to watch Versus. ;-)

    Ron MacLean has an update for us: Rangers 2 Caps 1.

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  21. Oof. New York 3, Washington 2. Exciting game.

    And the Flyers need to play the rest of this game like they did in the last 90 seconds. Finally this team shows some life!

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  22. This Pens game is not too exciting to watch and the Flyers are not even threatening goal.

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  23. I'm having problems finding streams for the other 2 games that are on right now.

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  24. I am glad I don't watch many Hockey games on Versus.

    These guys can suck the life out of you.

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  25. Oh! The iron unkind for Mike Richards!

    /Brando'd in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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  26. JFein, go to www.channelsurfing.net

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  27. Thanks! Justin.tv is letting me down greatly today.

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  28. Justin is letting you down Justin? ;-)

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  29. MALKIN SCORES!!! HORRIBLE ERROR BY THE FLYERS!!! 3-0!! GAME 1 TO THE PENGUINS!

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  30. "And then they had a Grateful Dead concert last night. I don't think the ice got any better last night." - Chicken Parm adding another reason aside from the ice's chippiness during the Frozen Four last week as to why the ice in the Verizon Center could be deteriorating.

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  31. Yeah, and to think it's my site too! ;-)

    /That's sarcasm.
    //I really don't own a large streaming website.
    ///I wish I did.
    ////I was waiting for someone to make that joke.
    /////I don't know why I have so many /s.

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  32. SCORE!!! RANGERS LEAD 4-3!!!

    Wow, enthusiasm on a nationally televised game by someone not named Doc Emrick. I could get used to this....

    Yes, I'm pretty much paying more attention to the Rangers game than the Flyers at this point. At least it's exciting.

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  33. Eaton scores. 4-0 Pens. This is depressing.

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  34. It's 4-0 Pittsburgh now. Another goal. Think it was from the blue line without a deflection.

    Mark Eaton the goalscorer.

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  35. This is just a continuation basically of the whipping last year by Pittsburgh.

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  36. Damn. As if this could not get any worse, I now lost the Rangers-Caps stream.

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  37. "He is able to corral the puck before there is any loose change in front of him." - Chicken Parm

    Huh???

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  38. Sean Avery is cut along his left ear. Serves him right.

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  39. GAGNE SCORES!!!!!!

    Too bad that only makes it 4-1 Pens...

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  40. Gagne gets a consolation goal for the Flyers on a PP.


    "There's a couple of snipers there." - Garry Galley commenting on two guys in the press box shown on camera

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  41. Haha, Brown is laying into Galley for saying "shutout" mentioning Fleury. THE JINX LIVES!

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  42. And that pretty much explains that otherwise completely random goal by the Flyers.

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  43. Rangers win 4-3 as my stream froze for the last 10 seconds as the Caps were threatening and then it skipped over what was surely an exciting finish.

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  44. Blues/Canucks next.


    What games are you guys getting?

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  45. TSN is currently simulcasting the Devils 4-1 romping of the Hurricanes with 8:20 to go in the game. And they're using the MSG+ feed. So at least I can listen to Doc Emrick now.

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  46. Bill Guerin got walloped and we've got a fight going on. Ugly end to an ugly game.

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  47. I'll be watching a Blues/Canucks stream. It's the only other game on right now and Vs. is sending Rick Peckham and Daryl Reaugh to the game. I'm hoping I can get a CBC feed with Jim Hughson.

    "Sometimes you just get the wrong side of the puck." - Chico Resch.

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  48. You have TSN or you found a stream?

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  49. It's official. Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia 1. Game 2 is on Friday.

    Here's hoping that the Flyers can just make that game more compelling, even though it would be ideal if they win it.

    My theory when you're the road team in a playoff series is that the ultimate goal is to take 1 of the first 2 games (2 of 2 would be ideal but in a tight series, that can be asking too much) and for momentum sakes, it is certainly better for that 1 win for the road team to be the 2nd game so they have that momentum going into their building.

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  50. I found a stream. I wish I had TSN (and CBC).

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  51. Back at home I have DirecTV and even there I don't get TSN and CBC. Up here at college I get

    ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, CSN Philly, FSN Pitt, Speed Network, and NFL-Network.

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  52. Even during a Devils broadcast Mike Emrick is good!

    I like Jim Jackson and all, but man, I'm upset that Doc Emrick no longer works for the Flyers (he did so in the early 90s for a few years taking over for the late, great Gene Hart).

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  53. And as if this day was not already depressing as it is, I just realized that my new favorite TV drama, Lie To Me, was not on today.

    /Didn't tune in during Flyers game but checked tvguide.com just now.

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  54. "The Devils will have the edge of one after one night and that's all you can ask for during 1 night." - Doc Emrick with an uncharacteristically dumb comment.

    Devils won 4-1.

    And yep, I found a CBC stream!

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  55. I notice that HNIC airs the national anthems while Versus just goes back to Engblom's hair.

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  56. Wow, Brian Blessed as really let himself go.

    /Sarcasm

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  57. They got a huge guy who sings Opera doing the national anthem.

    COME ON YOU CANUCKS!!

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  58. "Some of them looked energized, some of them looked relieved, others looked like they can't breath." - Jim Hughson

    Whenever I hear Jim Hughson I always think of my old EA Sports NHL video games.

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  59. "Kessler goes hard to the net." - Craig Simpson

    /Bad innuendo'd.

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  60. "Andy McDonald gave Roberto Luongo a snow shower." - Jim Hughson

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  61. Fast start and we finally get a shot on goal.

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  62. Jim Hughson really likes using the term "snow shower" when a skater breaks in front of the goalie and sprays him with ice.

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  63. Now Craig Simpson is using the term "snow shower". Is that a Canada thing or something?

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  64. Gave the Blues a power play. Oh no.

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  65. COME ON DANIEL SEDIN!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COME ON CANUCKS!!!! 1-0!

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  66. Wow, that's really bad. My stream completely skipped over the goal.

    1-0 Canucks and SSR is jumping up and down!

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  67. TGLF (Thank Goodness For Luongo).

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  68. I did not think that that was an offside...

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  69. Oh, there was a chance right there for the Blues. Not a bad game, thus far.

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  70. If anyone could see the Rangers/Caps, the Blue Shirts really lucked out badly. They were flat out dominated but Jose Theodore just flat out sucked. I'm not looking towards Bob Cole on the Habs/Bruins.

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  71. I can hear Cole now.


    "SHOT!!! REBOUND!!! SCORE!!"

    "There's a penalty on the ice. It's on Boston....oh wait it's on Montreal. Well who are the guys in the red shirts?"


    "And that'll be an icing. Oh I think it may have been offside."

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  72. Bob Cole must have learned announcing from Michael Cole of the WWE...

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  73. The 76ers win 11-110 over the resting Cavs in OT. Only the 2nd home loss of the year for Cleveland.

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  74. Thanks for the update, SSR. I completely forgot about the Sixers game.

    And that is also the Sixers first win against Cleveland, Boston, and Orlando combined.

    Phils game got postponed due to rain.

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  75. The Jays teed off on the Twinkies tonight. Tomorrow night, Doc vs Liriano.

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  76. SALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2-0!!!!!!!!!!!

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  77. SAMMY SALO SCORES FOR VANCOUVER!! And SSR is channeling is inner Gus Johnson right now!

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  78. The Blues are in trouble. If the Canucks can score enough goal...I've seen it all year, Luongo is in the zone.

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  79. Another penalty on St. Louis! McKee again!

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  80. Vancouver penalty on Mattias Ohlund. Crap.

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  81. Bad turnover by St. Louis but a nice save by Mason.

    "That second save was not quite as good." - Jim Hughson after Mason made another save. He does not like to hold back, does he?

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  82. St. Louis needs something from this powerplay.

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  83. "There were human bowling balls flying all over the ice." - Jim Hughson

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  84. The Blues have to take advantage on the man advantage. With the way Luongo is playing, they are screwed.

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  85. OFF THE POST BY DANIEL SEDIN!!

    Penalty on St. Louis and they're falling apart in this game.

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  86. I hate these officials. Another penalty?

    Let them play!

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  87. They gotta let some of the ticky tacky penalties go. Not a lot of flow in the game.

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  88. Goal for the Blues by Brad Boyes and it's been coming. 2-1.

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  89. SCORE! BRAD BOYES! And it's now 2-1 Vancouver.

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  90. Luongo may be playing lights out right now, but there was no way he could have saved that shot.

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  91. Brad Boyes has found a home in St Louis. He is a great young player & the Blues are happy that they traded for him via the Bruins.

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  92. "They courted disaster before they married it." - Jim Hughson.......WHAT?!

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  93. Sundin is having a poor game.


    I'm going to sign off. Good night!

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  94. Howie Long and Chevy even have commercials on Canadian TV? Well then. I wonder how many Canadians actually know who he is?

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  95. "People have picked up on that rule. 18,000 referees just stood up." - Jim Hughson on the rule that says defensemen can't dump the puck out of play from their own zone.

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  96. Canucks have outshot the Blues 15-2 in the period and yet it is still 2-1 Vancouver with 5:25 to go.

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  97. "In the automobile industry, I don't think that crash test dummies make this kind of impact." - Jim Hughson on a hard hit that knocked Perron down on the ice for a bit.

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  98. Canucks survive a hugh St. Louis offensive flurry at the end of the game to win 2-1 and take a 1-0 series lead.

    I'll have another open thread tomorrow, although I won't be around for the first part of the night.

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