NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Canes get convincing win against Flyers 6-3; Rangers score 3 third period goals in win; plus more

Carolina Hurricanes’ Ian Cole, left, and Philadelphia Flyers’ Nate Thompson (right) rumble in the second period of Fri Nov 26, 2021 in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center (AP News photo)

On the NHL podcast with Matt Harrington:

#1 After the Carolina Hurricanes (15-3-1) lost a rare game on Wednesday to the San Jose Sharks (10-8-1) 2-1 but quickly as they lost that game came back and won convincingly against the Philadelphia Flyers (8-7-4) 6-3 on Friday. The Hurricanes did a bulk of their scoring in the second period with four goals.

#2 Artemi Panarin scored a crucial tiebreaking goal for the New York Rangers (13-4-3) in the third period one of three goals as the Rangers defeated the Boston Bruins (10-7-0) in a three goal win. Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin saved 34 shots in the Friday contest.

#3 The Minnesota Wild (13-6-1) just tore it up on Friday against the Winnipeg Jets (9-7-4) with a six goal win 7-1. Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and three assists and Wild goaltender Cam Talbot allowed a goal saved 31 shots.

#4. One of the original San Jose Sharks Doug Wilson who is team general manager is taking time off from his duties for medical leave to convalesce from a constant cough which is believed not to be Covid related. Wilson will be recovering in Arizona until further notice. Assistant general manager Joe Will will be acting general manager. Wilson 64 has been the team general manager since 2003-04 season.

#5 The Ottawa Senators (4-13-1) continued their losing ways bowing to the Anaheim Ducks (11-7-3) at the Honda Center in Anaheim in a 4-0 shutout. The loss was the Senators fourth straight loss. The last time the Sens won a game was back on Nov 13th against the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3. For the Ducks goaltender Anthony Stolarz stopped 34 shots for the shutout.

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San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks hope to keep winning on home ice host Ottawa tonight

San Jose Sharks left wing Alexander Barabanov (94) who scored the winning goal in overtime is jubilant with teammates center Tomas Hertl (48) and defenseman Mario Ferraro (38) against the Carolina Hurricanes on Mon Nov 22, 2021 at SAP Center in San Jose (AP News photo)

On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 Mary Lisa how big of a win was that for the San Jose Sharks (9-8-1) coming off of four loses out five before meeting and defeating the Carolina Hurricanes (14-2-1) on Monday night at SAP 2-1?

#2 Tell us what you know of Alexander Barabanov who scored the game winning goal at 3:18 remaining in overtime?

#3 We’ve talked about Kevin LaBanc in previous podcasts and LaBanc tied the game up at 1-1 in the third period to give the Sharks some daylight he’s no doubt crucial to the offense.

#4 Talk about head coach Bob Boughner saying the win on Monday night was huge and what it does to team confidence.

#5 The Sharks strap it on again tonight against the Ottawa Senators (4-11-1) the Senators have lost eight of their last nine games. They’re last game on Monday night against the Colorado Avalanche (9-5-1) they just couldn’t keep the Aves out of the back end of the net as Colorado scored four time in the third period to get a three goal win 7-4. The Senators are struggling how do you see this match up tonight in San Jose?

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Sharks Beat Hurricanes 2-1 in OT; Barabanov gets gamer in late stanza

San Jose Sharks left wing Alexander Barabanov (94) puts in the game winner against Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) and and right wing Sebastian Aho (20) during overtime at SAP Center in San Jose on Mon Nov 22, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Mary Walsh

SAN JOSE– The San Jose Sharks defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in overtime Monday. Kevin Labanc and Alexander Barabanov scored for San Jose and James Reimer made 22 saves for the win. Tony DeAngelo scored for Carolina and Antti Raanta made 25 saves in the loss.

The game looked like it might be the third this season in which the Sharks did not get a single power play. At the end of the second period, defenseman Erik Karlsson spoke to officials. That did not seem to make a difference, though the Sharks did finally get a call at the end of the third period.

On the lack of calls, Sharks Head Coach Bob Boughner said:

“We haven’t got a lot of power plays lately but we certainly deserved a few more tonight than zero. So, it’s frustrating, and I try to tell the players to let me do the talking to the refs and you guys just concentrate on the game.”

After the game, Sharks forward Kevin Labanc said: “It was a pretty tight game for the full 60. You know, they weren’t really giving us much we were creating chances and those are the games that you gotta find a way.”

Labanc was did not play Saturday, as he was serving a one-game suspension for a slew foot in last Thursday’s game. Monday, however, he was all business. Asked to talk about his performance and that of his team, he said: “We did our job tonight and it’s a good two points.”

In a scoreless and penalty-free first period, Carolina out-shot the Sharks 8-7, but the Sharks won 69% of the face-offs. Alexander Barabanov took a hard hit midway through the period but he did return for the second.

Tony DeAngelo scored for Carolina at 1:16 of the second period. His shot flew down the slot through some traffic and past Reimer on the stick side. Assists went to Teuvo Teravainen and Seth Jarvis.

The Hurricanes out-shot the Sharks again in the second 10-8, and the face-offs were even at 50%. The Hurricanes had one power play and the Sharks penalty kill allowed two shots.

Kevin Labanc tied the game at 3:54 of the third. Jasper Weatherby corralled the puck as it came out of a board battle and pushed it up to Labanc. Labanc carried it a little deeper before taking the shot and beating Raanta on the far side.

The Sharks out-shot the Hurricanes 8-5 in the third, and won 57% of the face-offs. The Sharks penalty kill allowed no shots to the Carolina power play in the third. Their own power play did not begin until 19:38 and bled into overtime.

Alexander Barabanov scored for San Jose 1:42 into overtime, just after the Sharks power play ended. Tomas Hertl took two quick shots at the net from in close, before sneaking the puck under the goaltender, across the crease to Barabanov. Barabanov had a clear shot and he took it. Assists went to Hertl and Mario Ferraro.

The Sharks had three shorts in the extra frame, and won both of the face-offs. The Hurricanes managed one short-handed shot in overtime.

Scott Reedy made his NHL debut in the absence of Jonathan Dahlen, who was injured in Saturday’s game. Reedy had two blocked shots in 10:56 time on ice.

The Sharks next play on Wednesday, against the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 PM PT.

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Kraken Fluery gets first two goal game; Canes Andersen gets first shutout; Panthers Quenneville may never coach again; plue more

The Seattle Karken’s defenseman Haydn Fluery (4) takes the puck down ice against the Minnesota Wild on Thu Oct 28, 2021 at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle (AP News photo)

On the NHL podcast with Matt Harrington:

#1 The Seattle Kraken’s Haydn Fleury picked up his first two goal game of his career as Seattle won it’s third game of the season against the Minnesota Wild 4-1.

#2 Carolina Hurricanes get a 3-0 shutout and win their first six games the best start in their team history at 6-0-0. The Canes goaltender Frederik Andersen stopped 33 shots by the Boston Bruins. The Hurricanes are doing so well that Andersen became the seventh goaltender in NHL history to win each of the Hurricanes first six games to start the year.

#3 The Colorado Avalanche edged the St Louis Blues 4-3 at the Enterprise Center in St Louis. The Aves got help from J.T. Compher who scored two goals. It was the first time the Blues have lost a game this season.

#4 The Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom saved 45 shots against the Pittsburgh Penguins for a shutout at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh for the Flames fifth win of the season. The Flames are in first place in the Pacific division getting a 4-0 win.

#5 The resignation of former Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville sent shockwaves throughout the NHL. Quenneville was head coach in 2010 of the Chicago Blackhawks when Kyle Beach made claims of being sexually assaulted by assistant coach Brad Aldrich. Aldrich threatened Beach that if he reported the assault his NHL career would be over. Beach went ahead and made the complaints and nothing really was done about it as the Blackhawks were focusing on winning the Stanley Cup at the time.

Matt Harrington does the NHL podcasts Fridays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL Stanley Cup podcast with Len Shapiro: Canadiens await next opponent after sweeping Jets; Trotz calms down Isles to 3-2 series lead; plus more

Montreal Canadiens right winger Tyler Toffoli is congratulated by his teammates after scoring the clinching goal in the overtime stanza to defeat and sweep the Winnipeg Jets in four games at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Mon Jun 7, 2021 in game 4 (AP News photo)

On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Len Shapiro:

#1 The Montreal Canadiens swept the Winnipeg Jets in four games on Monday night with a 3-2 win. Tyler Toffoli who scored at 1:39 in over time sent the Canadiens to the next round. The Habs have won seven straight games since being down 3-1 to Toronto.

#2 New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz is a genius of sorts the Isles who had a three goal lead were starting to lose control but Trotz calling a time out and calmed everyone down and the Islanders skated out and played their game getting a one goal 5-4 win over the Boston Bruins taking a 3-2 lead.

#3 The Tampa Bay Lightning are headed to the next round of the playoffs after getting a 2-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night in Carolina taking the series 4-1. The key to the game 5 win comes from the help of Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy who stopped all 29 shots for the shutout.

#4 Offensively the Lightning got scoring help from Ross Colton and Brayden Point who scored a goal each and it was enough to win game 5 to advance. Len, talk about Colton and Brayden’s scoring on Tuesday night for the win.

#5 The Vegas Golden Knights Mark Stone got a crucial goal early in overtime on Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche for a 3-2 win breaking a 2-2 deadlock. Both goaltenders Marc Andre Fleury for the Knights and Phillipp Brubauer for the Aves were playing standing on their heads in this nail biter.

Join Len for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Matt Harrington: Canadiens jump to 2-0 lead; Knights avoid going 0-3; plus much more

Montreal Canadiens’ Artturi Lehkonen (62) and Shea Weber (6) celebrate Tyler Toffoli’s (73) goal against the Edmonton Oilers in the second period of game 2 of round two of the playoffs on Fri Jun 4, 2021 in Edmonton (AP News photo)

On the NHL Stanley Cup podcast with Matt:

#1 The Montreal Canadiens (2-0) wasted no time jumping to a 2-0 series lead over the Winnipeg Jets (0-2). The Canadiens who had a successful previous series against the Toronto Maple Leafs that they won in seven games have really come into this series with a head of steam.

#2 The Canadiens took game 1 rather handedly 5-3 on Wednesday and on Friday night got an amazing shutout in a well played defensive game 1-0. Habs goalie Carey Price stopped all 30 shots for the shutout and they got their only goal in the second period by Tyler Toffoli which stood up for the win.

#3 The Vegas Golden Knights (1-2) avoided going 0-3 with a one goal win over the Colorado Avalanche (2-1) 3-2 on home ice at T Mobile Center in Las Vegas. The Knights got scoring from William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, and Max Pacioretty.

#4 Matt, talk about tonight’s games we’ll start with game 4 between the Boston Bruins who lead the series over the New York Islanders 2-1 the Islanders have home ice at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale.

#4 The Carolina Hurricanes are down 1-3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning (3-1) as they faced off today in Tampa Bay for game 4. The Bolts come away with a 6-4 win over the Canes with game 5 Tuesday night at Carolina.

Join Matt for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com each Saturday

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Len Shapiro: Tampa Bay edges Carolina in one goal victory 2-1 as Bolts lead the Canes 2-0 in the series

The Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is on the look out for the next puck to be shot his way in the second period of game 2 on Tue Jun 1, 2021 in Carolina (AP News photo)

On the Stanley Cup Playoff podcast with Len:

#1 The Tampa Bay Lightning (2-0) got by the Carolina Hurricanes 0-2) 2-1 Alex Killorn and Anthony Cirelli were the Lightning scorers and it was enough to get by the Hurricanes in game 2 a very close game 2-1.

#2 Len talk about the job between the pipe for the Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy stopping 31 out of 32 shots.

#3 The Hurricanes only goal was from Andrei Svechinkov in the third period but time ran out and Carolina finds itself two games in the hole to Tampa Bay.

#4 For Vasilevskiy before the game was nominated for the Vezina Trophy which is presented to one of the top three finalists for NHL goaltenders the other two nominated Marc Andre Fluery of the Vegas Golden Knights and Phillipp Brubauer of the Colorado Avalanche Vasilevskiy in game 1 stopped 37 Carolina shots and had 15 saves in the first period.

#5 So after the first two games in Carolina the Lightning and Hurricanes head to Tampa Bay where the Lightning have home ice and a 2-0 advantage.

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Matt Harrington: Lightning vs.Hurricanes and Knights vs. Avalanche in game 1 Sunday

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Luke Schenn (2) congratulates center Barclay Goodrow, right, along with defenseman Victor Hedman (77), center Yanni Gourde (37) and center Blake Coleman (20) on Goodrow’s crucial goal that put the Lightning ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes in the third period in Carolina (AP News photo)

On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Matt:

#1 The Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes open up the best of seven round two of the playoffs today in Carolina. The Hurricanes are coming off a 4-2 series win against Nashville Predators in a game 6, 4-3 win. The Lighting won this rather handedly 2-1.

#2 Matt, talk about the Lightning’s Barclay Goodrow and Braydon Point who both scored for the Tampa Bay today.

#3 Talk about game two between the Bolts and Canes Tuesday for game 2 any pressure on the Hurricanes as this one is on home ice for Carolina down 0-1.

#4 The Vegas Golden Knights have had a very impressive post season their coming off a 6-2 win against the Minnesota Wild taking a 4-3 series first round win.

#5 The Colorado Avalanche are coming off a four game sweep over the St Louis Blues they’ve been off since Sunday 7 full days off will that handicap them going into a series with a team like the Golden Knights?

Join Matt for the Stanley Cup Playoff podcasts each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Len Shapiro: Blues get 4-2 win over Kings; Bruins clobber Flyers 6-1; plus more

The St Louis David Perron (57) goes for the victory skate lap after scoring a second period goal against the visiting Los Angeles Kings in St Louis on Sat Jan 23, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the NHL podcast with Len:

#1 The St Louis Blues (3-1-1) got a two goal win over the Los Angeles Kings (1-2-2) 4-2 on Saturday night. The Blues got scoring from Torey Krug (1), Vince Dunn (1), David Perron (1), and Jayden Schwartz (1).  Blues goalie Jordan Binnington stopped 21 LA shots and allowed two goals.

#2 The Boston Bruins (3-1-1) had the offense scoring two goals in the second period and three goals in the third period to get a 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each scored two goals.

#3 The Montreal Canadiens (4-0-2) lead for most of the game 2-0. The Habs scored three goals in the third period as the Vancouver Canucks scored two in the third for the 5-2 win. The Canadiens goalie Carey Price allowed two goals and stopped 23 shots.

#4 The Columbus Blue Jackets (2-2-2) got a 5-2 win over one of the best teams in the NHL over the Tampa Bay Lightning (3-1-0). The Jackets jumped to a 3-2 in  the first period and scored two goals in the third period.

#5 The game between the Florida Panthers and Hurricanes was canceled due to a lack of available players on the Hurricanes due to Covid-19 related issues. The Canes were missing five players key forwards Jordan Staal, Teuvo Teravainen, top defencemen Jacob Slavin also forwards Warren Foegele and Jordan Martinook.

Join Len Shapiro for the NHL podcasts Sundays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sabers bombard Flyers in five goal win 6-1; Canes score three in come back win over Preds; plus more

The Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) had a rough night stopping pucks as the Buffalo Sabers Jack Eichel (9) cant get past the Sabers Provorov (9) and the Flyers Eric Gustafsonn (56) looks after the puck (AP News photo)

On the NHL podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The Philadelphia Flyers who were coming off two wins took a tough loss to the Buffalo Sabers on Monday night 6-1. The Sabers Curtis Lazar and Sam Reinhart both scored twice. The Flyers just simply could not get any semblance of offense going and Flyers goalie Carter Hart was having a tough time stopping shots facing 18-22.

#2 The Carolina Hurricanes got a two goal victory over the Nashville Predators 4-2. The Hurricanes down 2-1 came back in the third period getting goals from Vincent Trocheck, Sebastian Aho, and Nino Niederreiter.

#3 Big night for the Toronto Maple Leafs getting a 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. For Toronto scoring Monday night John Taveras and Mitch Marner who scored twice in the two goal win.

#4 In a back and forth game between the San Jose Sharks and the St Louis Blues the St Louis Blues just escaped going overtime with the scored tied 4-4 and the Blues Jordan Kyrou scored the game winner at 10:28. Final was 5-4 Blues. Same two teams meet again on Wednesday night at the Enterprise Center.

#5 The Columbus Blue Jackets picked up their first win of 2021 with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. The Jackets scorers Oliver Bjorkstrand, Alexandre Texier, and Pierre Luc Dubois.

Join Mary Lisa for the NHL podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com