NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Sharks Couture confident Sharks can make post season; Bruins Rask says he doesn’t want to play anywhere else; plus more

The San Jose Sharks Logan Couture (39) says the Sharks will make post season and the players believe in themselves coming into this 2021 NHL season (AP News photo)

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 San Jose  Sharks Logan Couture says that he believes the Sharks will make the playoffs for the first time since 2015. Couture said there is belief in the room and confidence that the Sharks have the players that it takes to make the post season.

#2 Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask said that he has no intention to play anywhere else except in Boston. Rask 33 has an eight year $56 million deal with the Bruins. Rask 28-8-6 last season, lead the NHL with 2.12 goals against, and a .929 goal save percentage.

#3 Matt talk about the Philadelphia Flyers’ Shayne Gostisbehere who says he’s taking a clean slate into his seventh NHL season after having a good heart to heart talk with head coach Alain Vigneault. Gostisbehere has a tough time with injuries last season and told Vigneault that he feels healthy and and he’s feeling good right now.

#4 The Tampa Bay Lighting’s goaltender Andrei Vasilsevskiy said that he has a new face mask that has glowing eyes. Vasilsevskiy’s masks have always been original, artful and innovative but it will feature those scary glow in the dark eyes.

#5 The NHL has sold the naming right to all four West, South, North, and East divisions emblems which will feature sponsors, Honda, Nova Scotia Bank, Mass Mutual, and Discover. There is little doubt for the need of extra revenue because of no fans and no concessions and marketing the NHL agreed to use their naming rights to work with corporate sponsors.

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

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NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Islanders return to Uniondale next season; Thornton was hoping to be traded from Sharks; plus more

photo from masslive.com: Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) skates the puck behind the New York Islanders net against defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) during the first period an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Uniondale, NY.

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum:

1 Islanders return full-time to Nassau Coliseum for next season

2 Sharks’ Thornton said he was disappointed that no trade happened at the deadline

3 Rangers’ Chris Kreider signs extension, breaks ankle

4 YouTube TV reaches agreement on temporary extension with Sinclair, Fox regional sports networks; Ticket companies back removal of hidden fees

5 Blues’ D Jay Bouwmeester to sit out remainder of the season

6 CBS News correspondent not impressed with Zamboni driver’s feat

Daniel Dullum hosts the NHL podcast each Sunday 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

photo from: torontosun.com

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

 

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Yotes got a big win against SJ; Sharks lost two in a row; Concussion issues addressed in the NHL; plus more

Photo credit: @SiriusXMNHL

On the NHL podcast with Daniel:

1 Big win for Coyotes over the Sharks; tough road trip for San Jose.

2 Concussion lawsuit settlement deadline extended.

3 Caps give former coach Barry Trotz classy tribute in return to DC.

4 NHL ends bid to hold 2020 World Cup of Hockey.

5 Brad Marchand sort of wishes he hadn’t licked Ryan Callahan’s nose in last year’s playoffs.

Catch Daniel each Sunday for the NHL podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com