Friday, April 17, 2009

NHL Playoffs Day 3 Open Thread

Tonight's games....

Game 2: Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh 7:00 PM (Versus - Dave Strader and Billy Jaffe, SR: Chris Simpson) (CBC - Dean Brown and Greg Millen, SR: Cassie Campbell) (RDS)

Game 2: Carolina @ New Jersey 7:30 PM (TSN - Will air U.S. broadcast) (RIS)

Game 2: 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)

Enjoy the games and leave comments!

124 comments:

  1. Luca Sbisa is playing for Dan Carcillo. He is the 2nd youngest Flyer to ever play in a playoff game, behind only Danius Zubrus.

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  2. "The Flyers were the ones hitting the post in game 1 and Malkin just hit the post here in game 2." - Jim Jackson after the Pens hit the post.
    "That may not be a bad omen." - Bill Clement

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  3. "Jackson jinx is working." - Jim Jackson after a whistle blew. He had just commented on how they were going an extremely long time without a whistle.

    Jackson jinx = a running gag on the Flyers broadcasts.

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  4. Wow, these refs are letting them play big time. This game is being called completely opposite to game 1 and it is very close to being out of control. I'm in favor of "letting them play", but this is bordering along the lines of insanity.

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  5. SCOTT HARTNELL SCORES ON THE POWER PLAY!!!!!!! 1-0 FLYERS!!!!

    And Pens fans can't stand the fact that Hartnell scored after what happened Game 1.

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  6. What is it with teams and playoff beards these days? Sheesh.

    "Simon Gagne called me Santa Claus today." - Steve Coates on his playoff beard.

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  7. Flyers are playing so much better in this game than they did in game 1. They have definitley woken up. Now if only they can stay awake then they will be in business.

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  8. "Fleury with the telescopic leg." - Bill Clement making no sense.

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  9. "There's that telescopic leg again." - Jim Jackson
    "And arm." - Bill Clement

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  10. 1-0 Flyers after 1.

    Crosby took a check at the end of the period and now we have a melee.

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  11. I'm going to finish up the BOTL semifinal.

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  12. Kelly Hrudey, I'm quite sure that's Garry Galley and not Greg Millen analyzing in Pittsburgh tonight.

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  13. Ouch. Nothing like getting the name of the analyst wrong.

    The Devils scored but it was ruled knocked in with a high stick. The refs are reviewing it but I doubt it will be overturned. And I'm right. No goal.

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  14. Parise gets redemption for the no goal. He scores a legit one and it's 1-0 Devils.

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  15. JEFF CARTER WITH A FANTASTIC SAVE!!!

    Yes, you read right, the puck got past Biron but for some reason, Carter was behind him and he stopped the puck from going in.

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  16. Well I stand corrected, it sounds like Greg Millen is in Pittsburgh.

    Well that's odd.

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  17. "Marty Biron just answered the age-long question when is half a puck enough. He got the inside part of it and that allowed the outside part to go wide." - Bill Clement......HUH? Correct me if I'm wrong but the entire puck went wide....

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  18. So I have the wrong CBC commentator listed then?

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  19. Yes, this was completely unexpected though.

    It is still Dean Brown commentating.

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  20. 1-1 in New Jersey. Carolina has tied the game.

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  21. "Biron takes it in the midsection." - Jim Jackson

    Um.....is that even possible....?

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  22. The results are in!

    http://ssreporters.wordpress.com/2009/04/17/battle-of-the-losers-2009-final-four/

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  23. Pittsburgh's passing seems a little off.

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  24. AN EQUALIZER FOR PITTSBURGH BY BILL GUERIN!!! 1-1!

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  25. Score Penguins.

    I leave for 30 seconds to treat my finger that I cut by banging it against my desk and all of a sudden it's 1-1. Note to self: never cut finger on desk and leave to run it underwater again.

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  26. Pittsburgh fans stole our chant!!!!!

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  27. 1-1 after 2 at the Mellon Arena.

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  28. Over to stream of Carolina and New Jersey. I've got the MSG+ stream with Steve-somebody and Chico.

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  29. Hopefully I get CBC for the Blues-Canucks game. The Flyers-Pens game on the site that I am using right now is the Vs. stream and CBC was not used once last night either.

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  30. "You can play until 1 AM, just don't lose the game." - Bill Clement
    "Wait. 1 AM? How about 2:30 AM? We've already been there before." - Jim Jackson

    /5 overtime'd.

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  31. HOW DID THAT NOT GO IN??? WOW! WHAT A BREAK FOR THE FLYERS!

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  32. DARREL POWE SCORES!!!!!! FLYERS LEAD IT 2-1 IN THE 3RD!!!!!!!

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  33. Pittsburgh is going to tie this up at 2-2 and force OT. I called it first.

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  34. ONIONS! WHAT A SAVE BY FLEURY!!!

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  35. OH WHAT A PAD SAVE BY FLEURY!!! THAT IS THE SAVE OF THE POSTSEASON!

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  36. I really hope that you are wrong, SSR.....

    Flyers and Pens have quite a history of playoff overtime games at the Mellon Arena....

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  37. Malkin is having another poor game.

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  38. "Lupul looping well." - Jim Jackson

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  39. "Little hack and whack fest between Crosby and Timonen going on right in front." - Bill Clement

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  40. Jeff Carter gets called for hooking and the Pens have a PP with 4:04 to go in the game.

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  41. MALKIN TIES IT AT 2-2 ON THE POWER PLAY!

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  42. Pens tie it! Malkin got the deflection in front and please excuse me, SSR, while I poof to the Seattle area and cut off his fingers. ;-)

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  43. 3:06 to go in the game. And that goal went off of Coburn and then off of Evgeni Malkin and poor Marty Biron had no chance on that one.

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  44. Overtime in Pittsburgh!

    Holy cow.....this was 9 years ago. Damn, I'm feeling really old right now. As you watch, notice the scoreboard...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHGMqXQEfw4

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  45. The immortal Steve Levy on hockey!

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  46. I've got that game with the ESPN broadcast on DVD, as part of the collection of the Flyers 10 Greatest games, a collection that came out to commemorate their 40th anniversary a few years ago.

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  47. I miss the NHL on ESPN. And of course the only PbP guy that Vs. takes from ESPN is our favorite announcer in the world, Joe Beninati.

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  48. Back underway in Pittsubrgh!

    And this is now currently the longest game thus far in the post-season!

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  49. Wow, Greg Millen was the announcer for CBC in the 5 OT game.

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  50. "Hal Gill just swallows people." - Bill Clement

    That was followed by 3 seconds of awkward dead air.

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  51. HOW ARE THE FLYERS NOT SCORING?!

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  52. WHAT A SAVE BY FLEURY! I THOUGHT THAT KNUBLE WAS GOING TO GET THAT ONE!

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  53. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes and Devils are also heading to overtime. Tied at 1 in that one.

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  54. It looks like the St. Louis-Vancouver stream is a Vs. stream and Vs. is still on the Flyers game, obviously.

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  55. Nice save by Biron off of the bad turnover!

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  56. Been switched to Blues/Canucks so will watch the end on Versus.

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  57. Wow, CBC switched? Or did they just do it for you because your local?

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  58. Local since it's the Vancouver CBC.

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  59. BRIERE IS KNOCKED DOWN AND THE FLYERS HAVE A POWER PLAY!!!

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  60. PENALTY CALLED ON PITTSBURGH!!! The Flyers are going on the powerplay and the fans in the Mellon Arena are livid!

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  61. Billy Jaffe, the goaltender for PIttsburgh isn't Biron.

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  62. Thank goodness for local broadcasts! And the Flyers have a pretty good crew too.

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  63. Knuble called for cross checking and it's 4 on 4! Pittsburgh will then have a power play for about 1:30!

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  64. Penalty on Philadelphia and if Pittsburgh wins this game, Academy awards will be given out for that acting performance.

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  65. 2-MAN ADVANTAGE COMING UP FOR PITTSBURGH!

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  66. OH MY GOODNESS!! A PENALTY ON PHILLY AGAIN!!!

    A 5 on 3 coming in two seconds!

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  67. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes won.

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  68. Offsides on Pittsburgh! Huge break for the Flyers.

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  69. OFFSIDES ON PITTSBURGH! WHAT A BREAK! Richards and Timonen were both gippy. But Timonen is staying on the ice.

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  70. Guerin scores and Pittsburgh wins.

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  71. GUERIN WITH THE SHOT!!!!! SCORES!!!!!!!!! PITTSBURGH WINS!!!! HE SCORES HIS 2ND OF THE GAME AND THE PENS HAVE A 2-0 SERIES LEAD!!

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  72. Good news for me, I found a CBC stream of Blues-Canucks.

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  73. Hurricanes win in OT forgot who scored via TSN :D

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  74. Devils are in trouble, if Eric Staal gets going...he will be a force to be reckoned with. Cam Ward was great tonight & the Canes showed up.

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  75. "First quarter went by in a blink of an eye." - Jim Hughson who is a poet and he didn't even know it.

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  76. I'll be out for a while. I'll be back.

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  77. I'll be back in a bit. Hopefully by the start of the 3rd period.

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  78. Mason keeping the Blues alive in this game. Luongo is just being Luongo

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  80. Blues were close but Andy MacDonald hit the post

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  81. SUNDIN!!!!!!!! COME ON YOU BALD HEADED SWEDE!!!! 1-0 CANUCKS!!! WHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  82. SUNDIN FINALLY SHOWS UP FOR THE CANUCKS BUT THIS TIME IN THE PLAYOFFS 1-0 Canucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Welcome back to the playoffs Mats!!!

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  83. Luongo is the goalie that is most likely to steal a game in the playoffs & he might do it tonight with a little help from that defense.

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  84. Important PK kill for the Blues to start he 3rd & Mason is playing really really well but he's facing a player named Luongo

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  85. I'm back. Canucks still lead 1-0.

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  86. "He got raped across the face by Roman Pollack." - Jim Hughson

    Funny that expression does not come up in the EA Sports video games...

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  87. Jim Hughson & Craig Simpson are the voices the the EA NHL series on PS2 & X Box. Sadly Gary Thorne is the voice now for the PS3 & 360 versions.

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  88. Blues PP coming up. They need to convert here, Luongo is on his way another shutout which would surprise no one.

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  89. Blues need to convert this power play. This may be their last real chance to get back into this game.

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  90. I've seen Luongo do this for a while now. Never gets old when it's not vs the Flames

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  91. Luongo is the savior.

    COME ON AND GET THAT 2ND GOAL!

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  92. THERE IT IS BY ALEX BURROWS!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!! 2-0 CANUCKS!!! WHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  93. Burrows has probably just gave the Canucks a 2-0 series lead

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  94. I'm really beginning to think that this Vancouver team has a chance to win it all.

    AND JUST AS I SAY THAT THE CANUCKS SCORE!!! BURROWS! 2-0 VANCOUVER!

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  95. "He just takes it hard and banks it in." - Craig Simpson

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  96. The net for Andy MacDonald seems really small. This time crossbar.

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  97. St. Louis has had no luck in this game.

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  98. The one thing the Blues have going for them is that they are back at home for the next 2.

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  99. A rare shot of the announcers on camera.

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  100. Did Joe Buck's endorsement of the Blues on PTI hurt them today?

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  101. And they have not been blown out and they have been getting some quality chances.

    They've got a chance to win a game or 2, I think, if their defense and Mason do not allow an offensive explosion from Vancouver.

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  102. "Johnson gets beat cleanly." - Craig Simpson

    Taking announcers completely out of context can be so fun sometimes!

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  103. A MUST convert PP for the Blues

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  104. Penalty on Vancouver for interferene.

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  105. HENRIK!!!! EMPTY NET!!! GAME OVER!!!! YES!!!!!!

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  106. SEDIN WITH THE EMPTY NET DAGGER! And the Canucks are 2 wins away from the western conference semifinals!

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  107. Good night everyone!

    NBA playoffs underway tomorrow!

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  108. Well, that was fun!

    I'll have an open thread up tomorrow for each the NHL and the NBA playoffs, respectively. Thanks for joining me tonight. And I am left to hope that the Flyers can do to the Penguins now what they did to them in the conference semifinals in 2000.

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