NHL podcast with Len Shapiro: Raanta stops 35 shots in Canes 5-1 win over Bruins; Leafs Campbell shuts out Bolts 5-0; plus more

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) tries to stop the puck on a Boston Bruins shot in game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Playoffs at PNC in Pittsburgh on Mon May 2, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the NHL podcast with Len:

#1 The Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Antti Raanta stopped 35 shots as the Hurricanes won game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins 5-1 in the Eastern Conference first round in Pittsburgh’s PNC Arena. It was Ranata’s first NHL playoff game.

#2 The Toronto Maple Leafs let themselves be know in game 1 of the first round of the playoffs with a 5-0 shutout over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Austin Matthews scored twice for Toronto. The Leafs Mitchell Marner scored a goal and had two assists and goaltender Jack Campbell stopped 23 shots.

#3 Len, talk about the St Louis Blues who blanked the Minnesota Wild. The Blues were 13-1-1 since 2019-20 season. They really have the Wild’s number. Dave Peron had a hat trick and the Wild had six power play attempts and they did not score. Ville Hasso in goal for St Louis faced 37 shots and stopped all of them for the shutout.

#4 The Nashville Predators Juuse Saros will sit out for games 1 and 2 against the Colorado Avalanche because of a lower body injury. Saros missed the last two games of the regular season for the Predators how much will the Preds miss Saros out of the line up.

#5 After suffering an upper body injury and missing three games the Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is on the radar to play in game 1 in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Florida Panthers.

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoff podcast with Len Shapiro: Detroit will not renew Blashill’s contract done after six seasons; Four playoffs games open Monday night

Former Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill stands behind the bench during the 2021-22 season did not get his contract renewed and will not be returning next season after six years with Detroit (file photo nhl.com)

On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoff podcast with Len:

#1 The Detroit Red Wings have announced they will not renew head coach Jeff Blashill’s contract, Blashill was the second longest running head coach in the NHL his downfall most likely was the Red Wings had not made it to the post season in six seasons.

#2 The Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is seeking a second opinion on his surgically repaired knee. Price might have to consider retirement and he last played on Friday night against a mighty Florida Panthers team at the Bell Centre in a 10-2 laugher. Price was key in the contest stopping 37 shots and allowing two goals. Does Price have enough in the tank to return next season for the Canadiens?

#3 Len four playoff games scheduled for Monday night we’ll take them one at a time the first one, the Boston Bruins who are coming off a season ending loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 and the Carolina Hurricanes finished the regular season winning six straight games.

#4 The Tampa Bay Lightning always a favorite to win the Stanley Cup Final will go up against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tampa Bay drilled the New York Islanders on Friday 6-4. The Lightning finished the season winning five of their last six games. The Leafs won three straight to end the season taking out the Boston Bruins on Friday 5-2. The series opens in Toronto with the Lightning and Leafs.

#5 The St Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild will open up their best of seven series at Target Arena tonight. The Blues had a eight game winning streak between April 2 to 17th. The Blues have had quiet a season going 49-22-11. For the Minnesota Wild a great closing to their regular season winning seven of their last eight games with a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche this series could be one for the ages the way these two teams have battled.

#6 The Los Angeles Kings will be battling the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of their playoff series which opens up at Rogers Place in Edmonton tonight. The Kings have won five of their last six games to end the 2021-22 season going 44-27-11. The Oilers won six of their last eight to close out the season and were 49-27-6. Len how do you see these two teams matching up for Monday night.

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoff podcast with Matt Harrington: Isles get the Point as Bolts up 2-1 in series; No Joshing Habs Anderson nets OT winner for 3-2 win

The Montreal Canadiens Josh Anderson (17) puts away the game winner against Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc Andre Fluery in overtime at the Belle Centre in Montreal on Fri Jun 18, 2021 in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs (Canadian Press photo via AP)

On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoff podcast with Matt:

#1 Taking a look at the two playoffs series taking place in game three on Thursday night the Tampa Bay Lightning took a 2-1 series lead over the New York Islanders at Uniondale thanks to a the Bolts Brayden Point tie breaking goal in the second period.

#2 Point been a crucial part of the Lightning’s success this season and as great as the Islanders were playing some great defense Point is so skilled to find the back end of the net and make it stand up.

#3 Matt, talk about the job that Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy did he stopped 27 shots in game three and he’ll be crucial tonight as the Islanders will be out for blood to try and tie this series up.

#4 Game three was played in Montreal at the Belle Centre on Friday night and Canadiens head coach Dominque Ducharme was out with a positive Covid and was isolated from the rest of the team. How much of an impact does this have an a playoff contending team to have their coach out like this under these circumstances?

#5 Matt big goal for the Canadiens coming in overtime as Josh Anderson scored at 12:53 in the overtime stanza neither team was caving in with home ice the Canadiens didn’t want to fall one game behind the Vegas Golden Knights but now go up 2-1 in the 3-2 win.

#6 Canadiens goalie Carey Price stopped 43 out of 45 shots just enough to hold off the Knights and the Knights Marc Andre Fluery stopped 27 shots allowed three goals.

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Mary Lisa: Isles head to third round in blow out of Bruins 6-2 in Long Island

New York Islanders’ Kyle Palmieri (21) finds the back end of the net on Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) one of six goals scored by New York in their fourth and clinching win in game 6 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale NY on Wed Jun 9, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The New York Islanders (8-4) are heading to the third round after the playoffs after their second round defeat over the Boston Bruins (6-5) on Wednesday night crushing the Bruins 6-2.

#2 The Isles scored three goals in the second period and two in the third and the Bruins who were noted as one of the more prolific NHL offensive teams just couldn’t answer back at the Nassau Coliseum.

#3 The Bruins got only two goals one in the first period and one in the third period both from Brad Marchand but Marchand couldn’t provide anymore and got no help as the Islanders provided defense to keep the Bruins out of the net.

#4 Mary Lisa you look up and down the Bruins line up with Marchand, David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron, Craig Smith, Nick Ritchie, just to name a few with shooters like this how shocked do they have to be about getting beat in the elimination game by four goals?

#5 Islanders now face off against the very tough Tampa Bay Lightning who are coming off a 4-1 series win over the Carolina Panthers how do you see this Eastern Conference match up coming up in the third round.

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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.

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Mary Lisa; Knights head back to Vegas down 0-2; Avalanche open game with two goals get 3-2 win in OT

The Colorado Avalanche’s Phillipp Brubauer has had quite a series holding the Vegas Golden Knights to just one goal in game 1 and help keeping the puck out of the net in the overtime stanza for the win on Wed Jun 2, 2021 in game 2 in Denver (AP News photo)

On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast:

#1 Mary, the Vegas Golden Knights who normally can hold their own were whipped in game 1 of the series by the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday 7-1 and lost a close game 3-2 on Wednesday night now down 0-2 in the series.

#2 The Knights defense improved over the course of game 1 to game 2 but their offense in both games definitely absent.

#3 How much credit does Avalanche goaltender Phillipp Brubauer deserve, in game 2 Wednesday night he stopped 39 out of 41 close enough to hold it together for the Avalanche.

#4 The Knights are noted for the offensive prowess but Brubauer is a goaltender who can frustrate you.

#5 Game 3 is Friday night at the T Mobile Center on the Vegas Strip will having home ice and being down 0-2 change the picture a bit for the struggle Knights as the Avalanche take some momentum into game 3.

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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 Mary Lisa Walsh: Isles advance defeat Pens 5-3; Bolts Vasilevskiy shuts out Panthers 4-0; Talbot Wild shoutout Knights 3-0

The New York Islanders celebrate their game six victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wed May 25, 2021 to advance to round two as the Penguins Sid Crosby (87) skates away at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale N.Y. (AP News photo)

On the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The New York Islanders (4-2) have advanced to the next round of the playoffs with a 4-2 first round series defeat over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins (2-4) on Wednesday night 5-3.

#2 Mary with all the talent the Penguins have on that team Sid Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jason Zucker, and Jeff Carter to name a few is it any surprise the Islanders were able to take the Penguins out in six games?

#3 The Tampa Bay Lightning (4-2) took out the Florida Panthers (2-4) in six games though the Panthers won only two games against the Lightning they made those two games a fight but the Lightning were too much and in game six shut the Panthers out 4-0.

#4 Mary, talk about the job in net that goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy did stopping all 29 shots to shutout the Panthers Vasilevskiy practically had to stand on his head to stop a team like that.

#5 Mary Lisa goaltender Cam Talbot of the Minnesota Wild (3-3) got a game one shutout against the Vegas Golden Knights (3-3) on Wednesday night in Minnesota 3-0. Talbot stopped all 23 shots and the Wild did all their scoring in the third period to 3-3 tie the series.

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Matt Harrington

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2021 image from You Tube

On NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs:

#1 Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals have a best of seven series going as we speak game one already started the Bruins are coming off a regular season record of 33-16-7 and the Washington Capitals (36-15-5) both equally talented teams. Ironically the Caps just by the Bruins in the last game of the regular season on Tuesday night.

#2 The New York Islanders who have one of the best records in the NHL (32-17-7) face off on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Penguins (33-15-7). The Islanders lost to the Bruins in their last game of the season in overtime 3-2. Despite the loss the Isles can bring with the likes of sharp shooters Anthony Beauviller and Matthew Barzal.

#3 In the closing days of the regular season the Minnesota Wild (35-16-5) took two games from the Anaheim Ducks but in their last two games to close the season lost two straight to the St Louis Blues by any measure the Wild could have their hands full as they open the best of seven with the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) the Knights finished off their last regular season game walloping the San Jose Sharks (21-28-7) 6-0.

#4 The Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3) closed out their regular season with the playoff opponent the Florida Panthers (37-14-5). The Panthers took two from the Lightning how much was that mostly from playing the third and fourth lines, bench players, and young prospects than using their first and second lines?

#5 Matt talk about how a Stanley Cup Finals scenario would work with a Canadian team and a US team were to meet in the Finals but with borders closed won’t be able to play against each other.

Join Matt for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcasts each Saturday, Mary Lisa Tuesdays, and Len Shapiro Wednesdays it’s All NHL Playoffs All the time

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Will Latin players worry about safety when going home in the wake of the Big Papi shooting?

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On the Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason:

#1 After Big Papi’s shooting, will other Latin players now be worried and concerned about having to go home for the winter?

#2 It really gives pause for other MLB players who might live in the Dominican Republic, and giving what just happened, they may have to change their habits from going out in public?

#3 The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants rivalry continues last Sunday. The Dodgers’ Max Muncy opened the first inning with a home run and took a long look, which irked Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner and set off some jawing between Bumgarner and Muncy. The Giants open a three-game series with San Diego tonight.

#4 The Boston Bruins saved their season with a convincing win over the St. Louis Blues 5-1 in Game 6 on Sunday in St. Louis that saved the Bruins from elimination.

#5 Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, who coached defense that allowed the most points in Raiders history (457). That was what Guenther said his hardest year in coaching.

Headline Sports and is a freelance writer for Area Grande Spanish papers with Barbara is heard every Tuesday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com