Since 1940, Kesler, Gretzky, Hull & Oates only players in on 75%+ of team's goals in a single playoff series. Per Jeff Patterson (Team 1040).

Robin Lehner continued his fantastic playoff run for Binghamton with a 35 save shutout last night. The Baby Sens now have a two game lead over the Charlotte Checkers.


Ryan Potulny had two goals and leads the league in scoring. He impressed me during his brief stint with the Oilers. Probably a tweener at this point (too good for AHL, not big/strong enough for NHL), but I'd like to see a team give him an honest shot.


Minnesota prospect Matt Hackett made 38 saves in game one of the AHL West final yesterday.


Ther 20-year-old Hackett was drafted in the third round back in 2009 and posted impressive numbers in his first professional season. Seems like a solid goalie prospect - the Wild don't need to rush him but he could be backing up Backstrom in a couple of years.


Interested to see how San Jose decides to match lines. Obviously Kesler is the engine on offense right now, and the Sedins have been passengers through two rounds. On defense, who do they match up against Kesler? Vlasic? Or do they use him against the Sedin twins?


Joe Thornton and Ryan Kesler better get ready to see a lot of each other over the next week or two.


Lots more on the way in the afternoon.... stay tuned. I am covering the next few days for Dobber as he spends time with his new daughter.


Bruin killer Simon Gagne had a great game last night (empty net goal as well). Equally impressive, he also survived a massive Johnny Boychuk hit without getting concussed.


Dwayne Roloson became the first 40-plus goaltender since 1969 to win eight straight playoff starts.


Tyler Seguin had a good game for the Bruins, including a beauty of a goal. The Bruins need to get him on their abysmal PP - his shot and offensive skills are better than most of the other Boston forwards.


Speaking of abysmal, is Tomas Kaberle trying to lose or something? Brutal turnover, brutal game, brutal stint with Boston.


Beauty Seguin goal:



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fzusher said:

Hull & Oates and Gretz and Kesler ... whoooa here they come
watch out Ds, they'll chew you up
whoooa here they come
they are goalie eaters

May 16, 2011
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KJ said:

Big Kjell
75% stat What a goofy's a team weakness....that's why it mustn't happen more often smilies/grin.gif
May 15, 2011
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Alex McDonald said:

Alex McDonald, Age 11
75%+ of goals in a series I know it's a technicality, but what about that series where Minnesota only scored one goal for the entire series against Giguere and the Ducks? Brunette, Bouchard and Ronning were involved in 100% of their team's goals in that series!
May 15, 2011
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Jeff Angus said:

... It was old dudes, not any goalie. My bad!
May 15, 2011
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Reddawg said:

Percentage Tell the truth hard were you laughing when you typed out "Hull and Oates"?
May 15, 2011
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Frank said:

Rollie's straight wins to add to swazzy's comment, Ed Belfour also had 11 straight wins in 1992.

So that comment must be wrong "since 1969" ...

look for "Micellaneous" @

and for "Most Consecutive Wins by a Goaltender, One Playoff Year" @
May 15, 2011
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Marc said:

75% v2 That's an unbelievable stat. The first thing I thought of was Mario in the '91 playoffs when he had 44 points. Apparently the Pens scored 90+ times however, so even that was less than 50%.

I know the playoffs are only half-done, but Kesler's a beast
May 15, 2011
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Marc said:

75%!!! That's an unbelievable stat. The first thing I thought of was Mario in the '91 playoffs when he had 44 points. Apparently the Pens scored 90+ times however, so even that was
May 15, 2011
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Larry said:

Bruins...a few random thoughts 1.Kaberle sucks, was never a fan-thought the Leaf fans overrated him but... he is the Bruins worst dman. No contract for next year...each bad play is costing him big coin. bad time to suck.
2. the 'moment of silence' for Boogard was awfully short.
3. Is 'sending a message' late game really effective? To me it just reeks of poor sportsmanship/lack of discipline. When you look at the penalties the Bruins take-theyre seldom 'good penalties', usually idiotic/immature actions. It shows a lack of focus, theyre so busy being pissed off at the refs,theyre ignoring what they should be doing. Lucic is the worst offender,but Horton,Marchand,Boychuck,Ference have all showed glaring lack of discipline/focus. The fact that Julien had Lucic/Horton on the ice at the end,shows me that it starts from the top, if he doesnt get it- the players wont. Tampa's PP will be the death of Boston. Daddy Campbell may not suspend anyone,but I doubt he has a way to prevent Tampa from winning this series.
May 15, 2011
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Chris said:

Gagne I'm pretty sure Gagne had 1 point, an empty net goal. Purcell had 2 points 1G 1A !GWG.
May 15, 2011
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swazzy said:

Rollie There must be some other context around Roloson being the first goalie since 1969 to win 8 straight starts. Maybe the first goalie over 40 to 8 straight since '69? In 1993 the Canadiens won 11 straight games with Roy starting them all. In 92 the Pens won 11 straight with Barasso in for all. I'm sure there are several others to win 8 straight as well. Cheers.
May 15, 2011
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shaun b said:

Kaberle He's playing that bad it actually looks like someone who's trying to lose. Crazy. You can't "overrate" statistics. He's usually pretty solid.
May 15, 2011
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DuklaNation said:

... Never been a Kaberle fan but his horrific play is even surprising me. Leaf fans tend to overrate certain players.
May 15, 2011
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