NHL Stanley Cup Playoff podcast with Matt Harrington: CBJs turn out the Lights on Tampa Bay, now up 2-0; Isles get key third period goals for win; plus more

photo from nbc4i.com: The Columbus Blue Jackets’ Matt Duchene (95) celebrates his goal with teammate right winger Cam Atkinson (13) in the second period of game two on Friday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning

On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoff with Matt Harrington:

#1 The Columbus Blue Jackets are explosive. They have taken the first two games of the first round from the best regular season team the Tampa Bay Lightning. Can the CBJ’s repeat the same performance on the Bolt’s ice in game three?

#2 For the Jackets’ Matt Duchene had the hot hand with a goal and three assists and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 23 shots in the 5-1 win in Columbus.

#3 The New York Islanders’ Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey scored a goal each in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins to take a 2-0 lead. The Isles goalie Robin Lehner stopped an amazing 32 shots.

#4 The St. Louis Blues have already jumped to a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference first round with another win over the Winnipeg Jets. The Blues’ Pat Maroon and Ryan O’Reilly scored big and goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped 26 shots in the 4-3 win. Jets have their backs to the wall.

#5 The San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer called a interference call a travesty and the reason for the loss of the game to the Vegas Golden Knights 5-3. Was it more the interference call or the ability of the Knights to be able to come back tie and add two more insurance goals to win and tie the series?

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

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Joe Lami: Leafs’ Marner scores twice in game 1; Caps’ Backstrom leads offense in win over Canes; plus more

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On the NHL Stanley Cup podcast with Joe:

#1 The Toronto Maple Leafs took a 1-0 lead in the first round of the playoffs against the Boston Bruins 4-1. The Leafs’ Mitchell Marner scored in the first period, Marner in the second period scored a short handed goal, William Nylander added a goal at 18:25, and in the third period, neither team scored.

#2 The Washington Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom scored twice against the Carolina Hurricanes in game one on Thursday night. Backstrom’s two goals were both scored in the first period, Alex Ovechkin scored a goal in the first period as the Caps would defeat the Canes 4-2 to take a 1-0 series lead.

#3  Tonight, the Columbus Blue Jackets take a 1-0 into game two against the Tampa Bay Lightning. How important is it for the CBJ’s to get a 1-0 jump on a team like the Lightning?

#4 The New York Islanders have a 1-0 series lead on Syd Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. How much of advantage is it for the Islanders to have home ice for game two and with Anders Lee, who led the Islanders in scoring this season.

#5 The San Jose Sharks host the Vegas Golden Knights for game two and hold a 1-0 series lead. The Sharks didn’t waste any time in game one, scoring a goal off the mouth of Joe Pavelski, and in the second period, the Sharks got goals from Brent Burns, Marc Edouard-Vlasic and Evander Kane for a 5-2 win in San Jose. How’s things looking going into game two tonight?

Joe Lami does the NHL podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com


Stanley Cup Playoffs NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Taking a look at the postgame matches; CBJ’s win means Habs out again; Odds on Vegas as San Jose has home ice; plus more

m.chron.com photo: Columbus Blue Jackets swarm goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, after making three saves during the shootout against the New York Rangers during an NHL hockey game Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. The Blue Jackets won 3-2.

On the NHL podcast with Daniel:

1 Playoff pairings set

2 Blue Jackets edge Rangers, beat out Habs

3 Vegas might be worst possible first-round draw for Sharks

4 McDavid escapes broken leg after collision with post

5 ASU goalie is first Sun Devil to play in the NHL

Daniel Dullum does the NHL podcast each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL Podcast with Matt Harrington: CBJ’s clinch with 3-2 win over Rangers; Hawks bulldoze Stars 6-1; Ducks win Freeway game over Kings 5-2; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 Friday night’s NHL action: The Columbus Blue Jackets clinched for the postseason as they defeated the New York Rangers 3-2. Jackets netminder Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 25 of 27 shots and the Jackets. The Jackets’ Ryan Dzingle and Artemi Panarin had a coach goal each in the third period to put the CBJs over the top.

#2 In a game that was not even close, the Chicago Blackhawks poured it on the Dallas Stars 6-1. The Hawks’ Patrick Kane scored twice, Dominick Kahun, Chris Kunitz, Dylan Strome, and Slater Koekoek all scored a goal each for Chicago.

#3 The Anaheim Mighty Ducks got a mighty win over the Los Angeles Kings by three goals on Friday night 5-2. The Ducks’ Carter Rowney started things off with a goal in the first period, Korbinian Holzer and Daniel Sprong had a goal each in the second period, Sam Steel and Jakob Silfverberg scored one a piece in the third period for Anaheim.

#4 Saturday, the Tampa Bay Lighting (62-16-4) and the Boston Bruins (43-24-9) in the NHL Game of the Week. These two titans have been battlers all season long. The Bolts are the winningest team in the NHL and the B’s have been one of the top teams all season.

#5 The Vancouver Canucks are in St. Louis later Saturday night. Elias Pettersson likes to light the lamp. At 20 years old, he leads the Canucks with 65 assists and 27 goals for the Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly leads the team with 75 points and Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 32 goals.

Matt Harrington does the NHL podcast each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Sharks’ problems just beginning, face Vegas-Calgary this weekend; Three NHL shootouts Thursday; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 The San Jose Sharks lost another one on Thursday night but they didn’t lose by two or three goals in a 5-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Did the Sharks look improved over their last seven loses or did they look just as bad.

#2 The Washington Capitals Nic Dowd scored on a deflected pass which was good enough for the win. The Caps defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2.

#3 It went to a shootout and the Dallas Stars topped the Edmonton Oilers 3-2. The Stars Jami Benn scored the game winner.

#4 In another shootout the Vancouver Canucks Tanner Pearson scored a fourth round goal to defeat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Thursday night.

#5 The Montreal Canadiens didn’t stand a chance as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated Montreal 6-2. Oliver Bjorkstrand got two goals and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots. The Jackets are in the Eastern Conference wild card spot.

Join Joe for the NHL podcast each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Most consecutive losses this season, Sharks on five-game skid; Flames turn up the heat, now five points up; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Joe Lami:

#1 The San Jose Sharks dropped their fourth straight game to the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 Thursday night and took another loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night in a one goal loss for their fifth straight loss. The Sharks also dropped five points behind first place the Calgary Flames in the Pacific Division.

#2 Meanwhile, the Flames got a four-goal win over the Ottawa Senators 5-1. For the Flames, Andrew Maniapane, Garnet Hathaway, Matthew Tkachuk all scored a goal.

#3 William Karlsson and Reilly Smith scored two goals each as the Vegas Knights shutout the Winnipeg Jets 5-0. Vegas goalie Malcom Subban stopped 20 shots.

#4 Tampa Bay (58-13) is a beast in Carolina in a three-goal win over the Canes. The Canes’ Ryan Callahan scored a tie-breaking goal in third period.

#5 Oilers get a three-goal win 4-1 over the CBJs. The Oilers’ Connor McDavid got a goal and an assist and Leon Draisaitl had three assists.

Joe does the NHL podcast each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Kane banged up from fight, is day to day; Flames, Sharks, Knights’ playoff race; Jets’ Wheeler lights the lamp; plus more

@SanJoseSharks file photo: Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins and Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks mix it up back on Tue Feb 26th at TD Waterhouse Garden in Boston. Kane was injured in this brawl and is day to day.

On the NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum

1 Evander Kane expected to miss Sharks game against Chicago.

2 Flames and Sharks battle to see who avoids Knights in playoffs.

3 Blake Wheeler scores four goals as the Winnipeg Jets beat surging Columbus Blue Jackets.

4 Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens try to create space in NHL East races.

5 Remembering Ted Lindsay, Detroit Red Wings great, Players Union pioneer and NY Rangers all-time leader in games played and Harry Howell number ten on the all-time Rangers top 100 list and finished up in the WHA and played for the Oakland Seals he played in 1400 games. He passed away at 86.

Daniel Dullum does the NHL podcast each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Kings snap 10 game skid; Lightning tie NHL record for 50 wins; Oilers Koskinen stops 30 shots for shutout; plus more

photo from yahoo.com: Kings beat Blackhawks 6-3 to halt 10-game losing streak on Saturday night at Staple Center against the Chicago Blackhawks

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The Los Angeles Kings finally snapped out of it and won a game after losing ten games straight the Kings Andre Kempe scored a goal and an assist as the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3. Kings head coach Willie Desjardins said it’s been a long time and it feels good just to win.

#2 The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov led the Bolts with a goal and an assist as they won their 50th game in 66 games defeating the Ottawa Senators 5-1. With the win the Lightning tie the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for the fastest team to win 50 games in a season.

#3 The Edmonton Oilers Mikko Koskinen stopped all 30 Columbus Blue Jacket shots and the Oilers Leon Draisaitl got a goal and two assists for the 4-0 win.

#4 Brad Marchand got the Boston Bruins only goal and B’s goaltender Tuukka Rask stopped all 20 New Jersey shots in the Bruins 1-0 shutout of the Devils.

#5 The Toronto Maple Leafs had an offensive extravaganza from John Taveres and Mitch Marner who scored a goal each and had two assists in the Leafs 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabers. It was Toronto’s fourth win in five games.

Matt does the NHL podcasts each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Sharks Shut Out 4-0 By Blue Jackets

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By Mary Walsh

The San Jose Sharks were shut out 4-0 in Columbus Saturday. The Blue Jackets got goals from Boone Jenner, Matt Duchene (on his second day with the team), Cam Atkinson and Pierre-Luc Dubois. Sergei Bobrovski made 26 saves for the shut out, while the Sharks’ Martin Jones made 19 saves on 23 shots before being replaced by Aaron Dell, who made three saves on as many shots.

After the game, Sharks captain Joe Pavelski said: “We don’t need a refresher. You know, we had a shut out the other night, so it’s not 6-5 every night. We’re doing our job defensively, that’s why we’re scoring. Tonight was one that kind of got away from us. Our special teams weren’t great, and five-on-five … didn’t generate a lot.”

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer said: “Fugly. I mean, you know, not much else to say. It’s one of those… you have a few of those games a year, I don’t know why. We didn’t execute, they were hungrier, they were more desperate, they deserved to win. Having said that, it was still a 2-0 game, we had some chances to maybe turn it a little bit but we didn’t deserve… We got what we deserved tonight.”

The Blue Jackets struck first at the 11-minute mark of the first. Josh Anderson carried the puck into the zone, facing resistance from Erik Karlsson. Brent Burns was also keeping an eye on him, perhaps too close an eye. Boone Jenner entered the zone behind Burns and caught Anderson’s pass for an unimpeded shot from the slot. Anderson got the only assist.

Columbus doubled their lead just 59 seconds into the second period. Artemi Panarin carried the puck in and waited until the last second to shoot. Jones stopped that but two Sharks defenders with one Blue Jacket crowded in front of the net and made it oddly difficult to see where that puck was going. Matt Duchene, however, had a god view of it as he skated to the net and popped the puck over the line. Assists went to Cam Atkinson and Panarin. It was Duchene’s first goal as a Blue Jacket since being traded to Columbus on Friday.

There were no penalties in the first period, but five were called in the second. Two of those power plays went to the Sharks, but they had no shots on goal in their first power play and just one in their second. The Sharks killed two of the Blue Jackets’ power plays, but they gave up a goal on the third.

With just 6.9 seconds left in the period and 1:36 left in the power play, Zach Werenski took a shot from the blue line that hit Jones and then trickled under him. Cam Atkinson found the puck behind the goalie and pushed it over the line. Assists went to Werenski and Panarin.

The Blue Jackets made it 4-0 at 6:02 of the third. Pierre-Luc Dubois skated into the zone, pressured by Marc-Edouard Vlasic. The pressure was not enough as Dubois got the shot off anyway. It did not look like Martin Jones expected that as the puck went right under him. Assists went to Dean Kukan and Oliver Bjorkstrand.

After the fourth goal, the Sharks pulled Martin Jones and put Aaron Dell in the net.

Erik Karlsson left the game after just four shifts in the second period. After the game, Pete DeBoer said that he had re-tweaked something and they “will see where it’s at tomorrow.” Marcus Sorensen left early in the third after being hit in the face by a shot from Dean Kukan.

The Sharks next play on Sunday in Detroit against the Red Wings at 12:00 noon PT.

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: CBJs Bobrovsky gets in front of 22 shots to blank Sens 3-0; Flames win fourth straight; Jets turn up the offense on Knights; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The Columbus Blue Jackets shutout the Ottawa Senators 3-0 behind goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky who stopped 22 shots and it was done on Ottawa ice. The Blue Jackets’ Matt Duchene, who was just dealt to the CBJs from the Sens, said he enjoyed his last game in Ottawa, but in a different uniform.

#2  The Calgary Flames did it again with their fourth straight win, thanks to a go-ahead goal by the Flames’ Andrew Mangiapane at 3:29 to give the Flames a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

#3 The Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine scored twice and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stopped 31 shots as the Jets defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 6-3. The Jets lead the Central Division and Jets head coach Paul Maurice picked up his 685th win to pass Pat Quinn for eighth place on the coaches winningest list.

#4 J.T. Compher got two for the Colorado Avalanche. On his second goal, Compher scored on a breakaway to break a tie and get the go-ahead goal to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3. The Hawks’ Patrick Kane scored his 39th goal of the season and extended his 20-game point streak.

#5 The San Jose Sharks brought back Michael Haley from the Florida Panthers. Some wondered why? Haley proved necessary when things got rough when the Sharks ended up getting into a line brawl towards the end of Thursday’s game in Pittsburgh and expect Haley to pay off in the home stretch of the season when things get physical and rough.

Matt does the Sharks podcasts each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com