Game 3: Snowball Effect

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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”

Recap 2: All the Ducks in a row, and fire

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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.

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Game 2: D4: Missing the Playoffs

 

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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.

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