Tonight the Colorado Avalanche make their way to the PPG for yet another way too early in the season matchup against a western conference team to really care about it game. The Avalanche won their first game of the season Friday night by beating the Dallas Stars 6-5. It was the first win for new head coach Jared Bednar, who has taken over for the often over-animated and under-achieving Patrick Roy, who threw a tantrum and left the team unexpectedly this summer. Continue reading “Game 3: Snowball Effect”
The young season rolls on for the Penguins, and the scoreboard is a lot closer than this game truly was. It is pretty early in the season for the Pens to have a 45 shot game thwarted by a crappy goalie, but hey, we all knew it would happen at least 12 times this year. Some people will say that Jonathan Bernier kept this game from being 8-2, but because Jonathan Bernier sucks the reasoning goes to the inability of the Penguins to finish. Conor Sheary had himself one hell of a game, but damn if he could only finish some of those chances.
Continue reading “Recap 2: All the Ducks in a row, and fire”
Tonight the Anaheim Ducks visit the PPG as they continue their 5 game road trip to open the season, which started on Thursday with a 4-2 loss to Dallas. The Ducks have created a team that is $360,000 from the salary cap but only have 5 recognizable names on their roster. This is one of those teams that is creeping up on the closing of a window. They have tried to build a team around Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, but now they are coming in to the 10th year since their cup win, and the water is starting to boil.
Continue reading “Game 2: D4: Missing the Playoffs”