NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Islanders avoid elimination in double OT win 2-1

Game 5 Tuesday night New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) gets the glove up ready to stop the shot of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian (24) as Islanders defenseman Devon Toews (25) tries to block the shot during the second period at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (Canadian Press photo)

NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals podcast with Marko:

#1 Marko Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point missed playing at Rogers Centre on Tuesday night in game five against the New York Islanders the game went into double overtime on Tuesday how much did the Bolts miss Point in the line up?

2. Brayden had a goal and an assist in game 4 which was played on Sunday, Brayden missed action after the New York Islanders Adam Pelech hit him at 9:51 in the third perod.

#3 Point means a lot to the Lightning he has 25 points which translates to nine goals and 16 assists. The Bolts looked like they just couldn’t get any offense going against the Islanders going in regulation in game six on Tuesday night.

#4 Marko talk about the job that Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov did in allowing only one goal in a double overtime in game 6 on Tuesday night facing a barrage of 37 shots saving 36 of them to help keep the Isles alive in a one goal win 2-1. With the Lightning ahead in the series 3-2.

#5 The series is now 3-2 Tampa Bay in front as both the Bolts and Isles face off for game six on Thursday night after seeing that neither team gave up any ground in game five how do you see this match up for game six on Thursday night?

Marko does the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL Eastern Conference Finals podcast with Matt Harrington: Isles pick up first series win with two late goals to beat Bolts 5-3

(AP News photo) The New York Islanders Brock Nelson (29) scores his second goal of game 3 for the go ahead goal in the third period at 16:35 getting the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88)

NHL Eastern Conference Finals podcast:

#1 The New York Islanders got motivation down two games to none the Islanders got help from Brock Nelson who scored the tie breaking goal with 3:25 left in the third period for the 5-3 win.

#2 Scoring in the game the Islanders Cal Cutterbuck (2) 12:58 opened the game up with a goal for a New York 1-0 lead.

#3 Tampa Bay tied the game at 16:31 in the first period Mikhail Sergachev scored his second goal of the playoffs 1-1.

#4 In the second period Adam Pelech (1) scored at 11:50 to put the Islanders back in front 2-1

#5 The Islanders pulled two goals ahead at 13:50 with a Anthony Beauvillier (9) second period goal.

#6 In the third period the Bolts Ondrej Palat (7) and Tyler Johnson (4) tied up the game 3-3 and the Isles answered right back with Brock Nelson (8) at 16:35 scoring his second goal in the game for the go ahead goal 4-3 and Jean Gabriel Pageau at 19:24 scoring the final goal of the game at 19:24 for the 5-3 win.

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

 

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Islanders advance to Eastern Conference Finals in 4-0 win over Flyers

The New York Islanders Andy Greene (4) goes air borne after getting checked behind the gaoltender net by the Philadelphia Flyers right wing Nicolas Aube-Kubel (62) in the first period in game 7 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (Canadian Press photo)

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The New York Islanders got to work right away on the Philadelphia Flyers in game 7 in a 4-0 shutout.

#2 The Islanders Scott Mayfield scored in the first period at 9:27 for his first goal of the playoffs. The Islanders added more when Andy Greene scored his second goal of the playoffs goal at 13:12 for a 2-0 Islanders lead going into the intermission.

#3 The Islanders Brock Nelson has been the deal breaker for New York this post season lighting the lamp again for his seventh goal of the post season in the second period which turned out to be the only goal for the second period Isles up 3-0.

#4 Third period the Islanders put the frosting on the cake when Anthony Beauvillier scored his eighth goal of the playoffs at 13:42 for a 4-0 score.

#5 The Islanders advance to the next round of the playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night Mary Lisa who do you like in that series there is no doubt it’s the best versus the best.

Join Mary Lisa every other Sunday for the NHL Stanley Cup podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Sens Ryan gets ovation scores hat trick; Jet’s Hellebuyck gets fifth shutout; plus more

photo from NJ.com: Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (9) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks with defenseman Ron Hainsey (81) during third-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020

On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators coming off a NHL/NHLPA alcohol assistance program since November 20th stepped on the ice and scored a hat trick for the Senators 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

#2  The Winnipeg Jets Connor Hellebuyck picked up his fifth shutout of the season with a 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals. Hellebuyck had his moments standing on his head stopping a Alex Ovechkin twice and a great glove save from the Caps Ilya Kovachuk’s shot in the second period on a power play.

#3 The San Jose Sharks picked up an overtime win against the New Jersey Devils 3-2 when the Sharks team captain Logan Couture scored an overtime goal his first since his return from his injury

#4 The Nashville Predators Mikael Granlund got a game winning goal with just 0.1 of a second left in the game to force overtime against the Calgary Flames. Granlund then scored in the overtime stanza at 1:20 for the game winner.

#5 The Chicago Blackhawks Dominik Kubalik scored a hat trick in the third period during the Hawks five goal rally to come back to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2. The Blackhawks Corey Crawford stopped 37 shots. It was the Bolts fourth loss in a row.

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

Sharks Trade Marleau, Goodrow at the Deadline

popsugar.com file photo: Former San Jose Shark Patrick Marleau (12) who was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday will have a shot at playing the post season

By Mary Walsh

For the first time in many years, the San Jose Sharks are not expected to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That situation became clear early enough in the season for them to be sellers at the trade deadline. Both Patrick Marleau and Barclay Goodrow were traded today, following Brenden Dillon to playoff-bound teams in the Eastern Conference.

Patrick Marleau was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Barclay Goodrow went to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Dillon was traded last week to the Washington Capitals. The Sharks also acquired defenseman Brandon Davidson from the Calgary Flames today.

The Sharks received a conditional 2021 third round draft pick from Pittsburgh, which would become a second round pick if the Penguins win the Cup in 2020. The Penguins are currently ranked second in the Metropolitan division, just 2 points out of first behind the Capitals. Patrick Marleau was on a one-year contract with the Sharks, so he will be a free agent again this summer.

From a Sharks press release:

“Patrick is one of the most iconic players ever to wear the Sharks uniform,” said Wilson. “Although we have had a disappointing season in San Jose, he deserves every opportunity to have a chance at winning a Stanley Cup, and we’re happy to accommodate that. We wish him the best of luck.”

Barclay Goodrow has another year on his very cap-friendly contract. In exchange for Goodrow, the Sharks got Tampa Bay’s first round pick and a third round pick (originally Philadelphia’s) in the 2020 draft as well as forward Anthony Greco. Tampa Bay is also second in their division, the Atlantic, five points out of first but boasting a +50 goal differential.

From the Sharks press release:

“Barclay has been an extremely valuable, team-first payer to our organization for the past six seasons,” said Wilson. “His story of perseverance and hard work from being an undrafted free agent to being one of the most versatile players in the National Hockey League has been a pleasure to watch. You hate to lose players like this, but this is an important step in acquiring valuable assets that can be utilized by our club moving forward.”

Anthony Greco was playing with Tampa Bay’s AHL team, after being recently acquired by Tampa Bay from the Florida Panthers.

The Sharks acquired defenseman Brandon Davidson from the Calgary Flames for future consideration. Davidson, 28, has played seven games this season with the Calgary Flames and played 34 games with the AHL’s Stockton Heat. During his career, he earned 23 points in 169 NHL games with the Flames, the Oilers, the Canadiens, the Islanders and the Blackhawks.

Despite many rumors, Joe Thornton was not traded to either the Dallas Stars or the Boston Bruins. He will finish the season in teal.

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 Joe Lami: Blues Bouwmeester making progress; Oshie scores on deflection for Caps win; plus more

photo from abcnewsgo.com: The Vegas Golden Knights Jonathan Marchessault (61) back right nails the game winner to defeat the St Louis Blues in Las Vegas on Thursday night at T Mobile Center

On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 After the collapse of teammate Jay Bouwmeester on the bench in a cardiac episode in Anaheim the game was postponed. The St Louis Blues played the Vegas Knights on Thursday night and lost 6-5. The Knights Jonathan Marchessault scored at 2:30 in overtime for the game winner.

#2 The Washington Capitals got by the Colorado Avalanche in overtime as the Caps TJ Oshie deflected a shot for a goal with just 2:04 left in the game and came back from two goals down to win 3-2

#3 The Tampa Bay Lightning got a two goal win over the Edmonton Oilers. The Bolts Andrei Vasilevskly stopped 29 shots in the 3-1 win. Yanni Gourde scored on a break away at 13:01in the second period that ended a 35 game drought

#4 The Calgary Flames shutout the Anaheim Ducks 6-0 with two goals scored a piece by Mikael Backlund and Mark Jankowski. The Flames had goalie Cam Talbot who stopped 44 shots.

#5 Buffalo Sabers won on a squeaker 4-3 beating the Columbus Blue Jackets as Victor Olofsson scored his second goal at 2:44 in overtime for the win.

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

 

Sharks Fall to Lightning 3-0; fourth loss in six games

photo from sbnation: The San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell (30) under fire from the Tampa Bay Lightning as the Sharks get shutout 3-0 on Saturday night

By Mary Walsh

SAN JOSE- The San Jose Sharks fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 on Saturday at the SAP Center. Goals were scored by Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat. Curtis McElhinney made 30 saves in the shut-out win, while Aaron Dell made 32 saves in the loss.

It was the Sharks’ first game since Tomas Hertl’s most recent injury, which will keep him out for the rest of the season. Additionally, Joel Kellman was injured Saturday. As of the post game report, he was still being evaluated.

The Sharks recognized Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s 1000th NHL game with a silver stick ceremony. Vlasic is the first defenseman to have played all 1000 games with the Sharks.

In the first period, the Sharks had just two shots on goal to Tampa Bay’s 13. Tampa Bay had power plays at 3:32 (Dylan Gambrell for holding), and 8:51 (Erik Karlsson for hooking). The Sharks had one at 6:56 (Cedric Paquette for roughing against Melker Karlsson).

The teams played four on four at 15:56 when Brenden Dillon went to the box for hi-sticking Yanni Gourde and Yanni Gourde went for roughing back. Two of Tampa Bay’s shots came with the man advantage.

Joel Kellman went into the boards during the first, with some help from Kevin Shattenkirk. Kellman got up slowly, and only skated one shift in the second period before leaving the game.

The Sharks went on a power play just 53 seconds into the second period. Erik Karlsson drew a tripping penalty that put Ondrej Palat in the box. The Sharks got three shots on that power play. They went on to out-shoot Tampa Bay for the first half of the period 10-4.

Nonetheless, Steven Stamkos scored at 4:04, after a lengthy play in the Sharks zone and a cross-ice pass from Kevin Shattenkirk that went between two Sharks defenders. The puck found Stamkos right in his old hangout around in the faceoff circle, and the shot went by Brent Burns and Aaron Dell and into the net. Shattenkirk and Mikhail Sergachev got the assists.

The Sharks killed off another Tampa Bay power play at 8:29 when Marc-Edouard Vlasic was called for hi-sticking Stamkos. The Sharks had their third power play at 13:30, when Tyler Johnson went for slashing Evander Kane.

By the end of the period, the Sharks had outshot the Lightning 18-8.

The third period was penalty-free and Nikita Kucherov put the game away at 17:57 with a backhand off as he skated out of the slt in traffic. Assists went to Stamkos and Brayden Point.

The Sharks pulled their goaltender with almost two minutes left and Ondrej Palat scored an empty net goal at 19:43. An assist went to Anthony Cirelli.

The third period shot count was 14-10 Tampa Bay. The face-off edge in the game went to the Sharks, who won 54% of them.

The Sharks next play on Tuesday in Calgary against the Flames at 6:00 PM PT.

NHL podcast with Len Shapiro: Sid skates like a Kid 3 goals 3 games since his return; Steel gets the breakaway for Ducks win; plus more

photo from athletic.com: The Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby (88) celebrates a goal against the Winnipeg Jets at PPG Arena on Tuesday in a 7-2 win. The Penguins defeated the Red Wings on Saturday night 2-1.

On the Sharks podcast with Len:

#1 Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby scored on a power play goal at 1:33 in overtime that got the game winner over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Crosby who was out for 28 games showed he never missed a step scoring three goals over three games.

#2 The Anaheim Ducks scored a game winner in over time as Sam Steel took the puck on a breakaway at 1:36 to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1. Erik Gudbranson scored a goal as the Ducks goalie Ryan Miller stopped 25 shots.

#3 The Tampa Bay Lighting’s Anthony Cirelli got his first NHL hat trick in the Bolts 7-1 laugher over the Winnipeg Jets. Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov scored two goals in the six goal win.

#4 The San Jose Sharks Patrick Marleau wants to retire as a San Jose Shark and does not plan to move to another team like he did when he went to Toronto for two seasons. Marleau can still skate and teams have inquired about Marleau’s services but the Sharks are all in in keeping Marleau for as long as he wants to play.

#5 The NHL All Star game is next Saturday in St Louis some of the biggest and brightest stars on ice will skate for the Pacific, Metropolitan, Central and Atlantic divisions.

Len Shapiro does the Sharks podcasts each Wednesday and is filling in for Matt Harrington on the NHL podcast today at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Flames get new downtown arena in Calgary; Sharks’ Kane fined for hit on Gudas; plus more

sportsnet.com photo: The San Jose Sharks Evander Kane (9) just before he puts a hit check on the Washington Capitals’ Radko Gudas (33). The hit cost Kane a fine from the NHL from last Tuesday’s game at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.

On the NHL podcast with Daniel:

1 Flames get green light for new downtown arena in Calgary

2 NHL gives Sharks’ Evander Kane maximum $5,000 fine for hit on Capitals’ Radko Gudas

3 Lightning bombard Sharks in Tampa 7-1

4 Agent for Senators’ Nikita Zaitsev refutes story about client allegedly taking his kids from his ex-wife

5 A special anniversary for Gordie Howe

Daniel Dullum does the NHL podcasts Sundays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com