NHL podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Bolts first period 3 goal rally seals win over Preds 5-2; Bruins score four times in 3rd period for win; plus more;

The Nashville Predators left winger Filip Forsberg (9) take a shot at net but the Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) gets a quick glove save in the third period of Mon Feb 1, 2021’s game in Tampa Bay (AP News photo)

NHL podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh:

#1 The Tampa Bay Lightning (5-1-1) wasted no time getting on the scoreboard to defeat the Nashville Predators (4-5-0) on Monday night 5-2. The Lightning scored three times in the first period and Nashville goalie Juuse Saros took the loss facing 25 shots and saving 21.

#2 The Boston Bruins (6-1-2) down 3-1 to the Washington Capitals (6-1-3) in the third period erased the Caps lead scoring four goals to surpass Washington to get a 5-3 win at Capital One Center in DC.

#3 The Montreal Canadiens (6-1-2) are a machine after taking their first regulation loss of the season on Saturday to the Calgary Flames. The Habs got a big victory over the Vancouver Canucks (6-6-0) 6-2 at the Bell Center in Montreal. The Canadiens scored three times in each of the first and second periods.

#4 The Pittsburgh Penguins (5-4-1) and New York Rangers (3-4-2) tied in a 1-1 deadlock the Rangers were able to get two key goals in the third period and come up with a two goal win over the Penguins. Chris Kreider and Artemi Panarin scored a goal each for the Rangers in the third period for the 3-1 win.

#5 The Calgary Flames down 2-1 against the Winnipeg Jets going into the third period scored twice with Johnny Gaudreau and Andrew Mangiapane scoring a goal each to force an overtime shootout. In the shootout the Flames got two goals and the Jets one for the Flames 4-3 win.

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

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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 Joe Lami: Caps Ovechkin just one goal short for 700 club; Knights Martinez gets first goal in first game; plus more

Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals who scored his 699th goal of his career on Thursday night in Washington just one short of the 700 club (photo from wikipedia.com)

On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 The Vegas Golden Knights Alec Martinez had a goal and an assist in his first game with the Knights that help defeat the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Thursday night at T Mobile Center

#2 The Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele who went 12 games without a goal made up for lost time with a hat trick scoring three power play goals in the Jets victory over the Ottawa Senators 5-1

#3 The Toronto Maple Leafs shut out the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 as the Leafs goaltender Frederik Anderson stopped 24 shots. The Leafs Jake Muzzin score a goal with two assists.

#4 The Philadelphia Flyers Kevin Hayes got an overtime goal at 3:51 that was the difference in the Flyers 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Toronto. Stefan Matteau Jr scored his first goal since March 10, 2016.

#5 The St Louis Blues got a 1-0 shutout against the Arizona Coyotes as the Blues Ryan O’Reilly scored the games on goal and goaltender Jordan Binnington made 14 saves  for the shutout.

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


NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Sharks edge Jets in 3-2 win; Pens Zucker scores twice in 4-1 win over Montreal; plus more

photo from sfgate.com: San Jose Sharks’ Stefan Noesen (11) draws a high-sticking penalty with this check on Winnipeg Jets’ Tucker Poolman (3) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

#1 The San Jose Sharks picked up their third win in four games defeating the Winnipeg Jets Saturday night 3-2. The Sharks Marcus Sorenson, Melker Karlsson and Timo Meier score one goal each.

#2 Jason Zucker of the Pittsburgh Penguins scored twice in his first game as a Penguin It was Zucker’s 15th and 16th of the season after coming to Pittsburgh in the 4-1 win  over the Montreal Canadiens.

#3 The New York Rangers got a 2-1 lead over the Columbus Blue Jackets when Chris Kreider found the back of the net in the Rangers 3-1 win. Rangers goaltender Alexander Georgiev stopped 36 shots.

#4 The Carolina Hurricanes Andrei Svechnikov got a second period goal the goal marked the sixth consecutive game for Svechnikov in his point streak. The Hurricanes picked up the 5-2 win over the New Jersey.

#5 The St Louis Blues Jay Bouwmeester may have played his last game after going into cardiac arrest in Anaheim medical staff re-started his heart by a defibrillator and had to have a battery powered device that will send an electrical shock to his heart in the event of a irregular heart beat

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

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Kuznetsov and Eller help Caps get past Canes 4-3; Pavelski scores in his 1,000 NHL game for Stars; plus more

nbcsports.com photo: The Washington Capitals celebrate their victory on Friday night in Carolina with a one goal win over the Carolina Hurricanes

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The Washington Capitals Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each scored a goal and had an assist that was just good enough to get by the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night 4-3. The Caps Richard Panik and Jakob Vrana both scored a goal each for Washington in the 4-3 win.

#2 Washington goalie Ilya Samonov stopped 38 out 41 the Hurricanes tried throwing everything at him in the third period as they scored three times to come up one goal short in the Canes loss.

#3 Former San Jose Shark Joe Pavelski scored a goal and had an assist on Friday night as the Dallas Stars defeated the struggling Detroit Red Wings 4-1. Pavelski was honored by the Stars before the game for playing in his 1000th NHL game last month.

#4 The Montreal Canadiens signed Ilya Kovalchuk for $700,000 after he was bought out by the Los Angeles Kings, Kovalchuk scored 36 goals, nine points in 17 games for the Kings.

#5 Former Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery has admitted that the decision to fire him was “appropriate” and that he’s had entered alcohol rehab. He called the firing a “wake up call” and said that the termination on Dec 10th.

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

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Oilers get two key goals in win over LA; Pens’ Jarry turns aside 33 Yotes shots in shutout; plus more

photo from edmontonjournal.com: Kings defensemen Drew Doughty clears the puck in front of Edmonton Oilers defensemen Kris Russell during the second period at Rogers Place Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 Leon Draisaitl and Alex Chiasson both had a goal each and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night 2-1. The win for the Oilers put them in first place in the Pacific Division.

#2 Tristan Jarry stopped 33 shots in the Pittsburgh Penguins victory over the Arizona Coyotes 2-0. Phil Kessel, a former Penguin, couldn’t score off his former teammate in the loss.

#3 The Montreal Canadiens edged the New York Rangers 2-1 on Friday night. The Habs’ Nate Thompson got a goal with less than two minutes left for the eventual game-winner.

#4 Kirby Dach, in a shootout, got the gamer with a fifth round goal and got the Chicago Blackhawks a win 2-1 over New Jersey. Hawks goaltender Corey Crawford prevented the Devils’ Jack Hughes from scoring for the final attempt in the shootout.

#5 Sportsnet was commenting on Brian Burke, who was a general manager for Vancouver, Anaheim, Toronto and now is team president in Calgary. Said that the league’s salary cap has been great for the sport, but it’s killed trade talk.

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

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Ovechkin hit on Drouin fires up Habs to score 4 times in 2nd period; Marchand scores twice for Bruins’ win over Leafs; plus more

foxsports.com photo: The Montreal Canadiens respond to the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin’s thunderous hit on teammate Jonathan Drouin and later scored four goals in the second period in Friday night’s game at the Belle Centre in Montreal.

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 There’s one way to fire up the Montreal Canadiens. That’s to watch the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin try and take out the Habs’ Jonathan Drouin, who ended up seeing stars after an Ovechkin hit. The Canadiens regrouped, came out and scored four goals in the second period in their 5-2 win over the Caps.

#2 Brad Marchand scored twice in the third period as the visiting Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2. The Bruins’ Charlie Coyle and Zdeno Chara also scored goals for Boston.

#3 New Jersey’s MacKenzie Blackwood was all the difference in goal as the Devils goaltender stopped 38 shots in New Jersey’s win over the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1. The Pens played without their offensive star Sidney Crosby.

#4 The Ottawa Senators’ Filip Chlapik got a second period goal and goalie Anders Nilsson stopped 26 shots for the Sens in their 2-1 trimming of the Philadelphia Flyers. The Senators were able to kill off four-minute power play late in the game.

#5 The Columbus Blue Jackets’ Zach Werenski got an overtime goal at 3:34 as the Blue Jackets picked up a win over the St. Louis Blues 3-2. Vladislav Gavrikov scored his first NHL goal for the Jackets.

Matt Harrington does the NHL podcast each Saturday and is a San Jose Sharks beat writer for http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Sharks come off a 1-4 road trip, host Jets Friday night at the Tank

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On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 Len in short the Boston Bruins (9-1-2) made short work of the San Jose Sharks (4-8-1) with two goals in the first and three goals in the second period are teams learning about the Sharks weakness crash the net early apply the mercy rule in the third period.

#2 How much does it really show now that the Sharks just might have made a mistake in their off season dealing of Gustav Nyquist, Justin Braun, Joe Pavelski, Joonas Donskoi, just to make room for one player Erik Karlsson is this the kind of criticism that the team is hearing now 13 games into the season and four game below .500.

#3 Talk about the road trip the Sharks lost four of their last five games if you include their loss before the trip that was to Buffalo it would five out of six loses was team unprepared for this trip or they simply lack the talent to win against teams like Buffalo, Toronto, Ottawa and Boston?

#4 We talked about Nyquist, Braun, Pavelski, and Donskoi the former players on this team but what about the man they made some cap room for Karlsson how much of the weight of the team is his?

#5 The Winnipeg Jets (6-7-0) come into San Jose suffering a defeat on Tuesday night in Anaheim 7-4. The Jets have won three of their last six games the Sharks have lost three straight going into Friday night but with home ice Jets and Sharks who has the upper hand in this contest?

Len does the Sharks podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Leafs don’t give Sharks a chance in 4-1 win Friday night

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On the Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The San Jose Sharks fell 4-1 to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena Friday. Toronto goals came from Jake Muzzin, Morgan Reilly, Ilya Mikheyev and Auston Matthews.

#2 Mary Lisa, was this a little different game than the Sharks’ win over the Canadiens on Thursday night?

#3 Former Toronto Maple Leaf Patrick Marleau played in his old building the Scotiabank Arena on Friday, which turned out to be his 1,500th game with the Sharks.

#4 Leafs goalie Frederik Anderson stopped 16 out of 17 as Kevin Labanc got the lone goal for San Jose. Anderson didn’t face a whole barrage of shots and the Leafs defense kept the puck away from the Sharks most of the night.

#5 The road trip continues to Ottawa on Sunday night. Mary Lisa tells us how she sees these two teams in the Sharks fifth game on this five-game road trip.

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

Dell, Sharks win over Canadiens 4-2

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By Pearl Allison Lo

The San Jose Sharks got back to winning behind two goals from Evander Kane, 35 saves from Aaron Dell and three assists from Tomas Hertl to beat the Montreal Canadiens at Centre Bell Thursday.

Kane, with three points, almost got a hat trick in the third. Dell’s 35 saves off 37 shots were the most saves and shots so far this season. Hertl had a season-high three assists.

It was the Sharks’ ninth straight win versus the Canadiens as they went back to their winning ways in terms of goals scored and given up.  

Special teams also shined with Kane’s goals both originating from the power play and San Jose stifling Montreal three times when they had the advantage.

The Sharks almost had the first goal for the second game in a row, but the goal was called back due to offsides in the form of Barclay Goodrow’s skate being up in the air.

 The Canadiens hence were the first to break through when San Jose was caught near the boards and Montreal was able to create a 2-on-1. Nick Cousins shot and the puck bounced back to him, where he was able to convert behind Dell. It was his first goal of the season and with the team at 16:36. 

 Undiscouraged, the Sharks got another chance when a questionable penalty was whistled against Shea Weber at 18:10. Logan Couture sent in a rocket that struck Kane’s skate as it entered the net while goalie Carey Price was out of position. This tied things up in the final minute of the first.

 At 4:53 of the second, Kane showed he was able to duplicate, scoring 33 seconds after another penalty. There was nothing questionable beforehand. Brent Burns sent in a blast that Hertl tried to make go in too and Kane was on the right side of the front porch again. 

San Jose subsequently went ahead 3-1 at 8:09. Labanc took the pass from Hertl and sliced the puck up to the net. 

Burns went into the box for holding at 13:25 and the Canadiens tried mightily. They had six shots during the man advantage, Cousins with the last shot and after time expired, Cousins was credited with three more shots as Dell was more than up to the task in net. He added, “We had the d-men clearing it out for me.” Dell did not show any rust with his last game in net October 10th. 

Melker Karlsson then got his first of the season, another goal in the last minute. It was the Sharks’ fourth goal in a row as Joe Thornton made the speedy pass. 

However, 21 seconds later, Montreal made themselves known as Joel Armia made it 4-2. He took a shot from Max Domi who was against the wall on his tape and raised the puck over Dell. Armia had been out the previous two games with a lower body injury. 

No goals were scored in the third but Couture called it their “best stretch of the game.” Price was removed with 2:15 to go and San Jose kept the score the same with a 6-on-4 disadvantage with 20.2 seconds left. 

Up Next: The Sharks will go for .500 when Marleau face his former team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday at 4 pm PT.