Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
- Senators vs Canadiens on now, CBC (for me) or NHL network
- Islanders vs Capitals on now, USA
- Blackhawks vs Predators. 8:30 on NBCSN
- Flames vs Canucks 10 on CBC or USA
With cable login I think you can get these all for free on NBC's Live Extra app or website.
Apparently players who were born in 2000 are now committing for hockey:
Just saw that Petr Mrazek is going to start game one on Thursday. Personally I'm thrilled. Thoughts?
With the greatest playoffs in all of sports beginning this week I figured I'd create an MGoBlog pool on the NHL website's bracket challenge. Remember, it's a straight divisional and conference bracket rather than the re-seeding the NHL had in the past, which makes for less complicated picking.
Enter your picks, enjoy the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and feel free to laugh at the Kings and the Bruins out on the golf course.
Pool Link: http://bracketchallenge.nhl.com/api/leagues/nhlbcg/og/league/67868
Looks like the Wings will finish 6th with 100 points. I would think they'd be playing Washington which only has 101 points, but maybe they have changed up the formula this year and their opponent is..... I noted earlier that they sat Datsyuk, Kronner, Franzen (concussion), Z, Abelkader, etc. for this last game and have no idea what they'll look like in a playoff series.
Knowing they stumbled pretty significantly the last month, the Question is: Who will the Wings play and how do you think they'll do?
Providence vs. (3) Boston U
Providence has been in a shell most of the game but just got the games 1st goal. 1-0 Providence with 10:35 to go in the 1st.
Miscellaneous NHL action too. I know Pittsburgh and Boston are fighting for a playoff spot, not sure what else is happening tonight.