NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Matthews and Leafs shocked by Yotes shutout; Gagner back in Edmonton; Philly breaks NHL record; plus more

en.wikipedia.org file photo: The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Leafs Auston Matthews in file photo were left speechless after getting shutout on Saturday by the Arizona Coyotes in NHL action on Friday night

On the NHL podcast with Daniel:

1 Arizona Coyotes blank Leafs, and local kid Auston Matthews

2 Sam Gagner returns to Edmonton Oilers after deal with Vancouver Canucks

3 Philadelphia Flyers break dubious NHL record

4 Don Cherrry: Carolina Hurricanes are “Jerks” for the way they celebrate wins

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

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Ducks fire head coach Carlyle; Sharks unstoppable win in Edmonton; Tavares gets gamer for Leafs in OT; plus more

photo file from nbcsports.com: In a Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle, center, watches during the third period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Anaheim, Calif. The Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Randy Carlyle amid a seven-game losing streak. The Ducks announced Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 that general manager Bob Murray would take over as interim coach for the remainder of the regular season

On the NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum:

Breaking: Randy Carlyle out as head coach of the Anaheim Ducks fired Sunday

1 Sharks beat Edmonton for fifth straight win

2 John Tavares nets winner in OT as Maple Leafs top Canadiens

3 Blue Jackets nip Golden Knights in Vegas

4 Artemi Panarin switches to teammate’s agent

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

NHL All-Star Game podcast with Matt Harrington: Taking a look at the NHL All-Stars for today’s contest at SAP Center

clickondetroit.com file photo: Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins celebrates with Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs after a play during the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game on January 28, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.

On the NHL All-Star Game podcast with Matt:

#1 There are some great All-Stars at Saturday’s event in San Jose and Matt goes down the list talking about some of the players here. Starting with Jack Eichel (Buffalo Sabres), Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning), and Austin Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs).

#2 David Pastrnak (Boston Bruins), Steve Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning), and John Taveres (Toronto Maple Leafs).

#3 Jeff Skinner (Buffalo Sabres), Thomas Chabot (Ottawa Senators), and Keith Yandle (Florida Panthers).

#4 Jimmy Howard (Detroit Red Wings), Andrei Vasilevskily (Tampa Bay Lightning), and Sebastian Aho (Carolina Hurricanes).

#5 Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks), Joe Pavelski (San Jose Sharks), and Erik Karlsson (San Jose Sharks).

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

NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Bruins take charge with 5-2 win over St. Louis; Isles get 3-goal win 4-1 over NJ; Rangers just get by Hawks 4-3; plus more

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On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 The Boston Bruins (27-16-5) got a huge win over the St. Louis Blues (20-21-5) 5-2. The Bruins got goals from Torey Krug (5), David Backes (5), Chris Wagner (6), Brad Marchand (18), and Sean Kuraly (6).

#2 The New York Islanders (27-15-4) got a three goal win over New Jersey (18-22-7) 4-1. Isles goals by Anders Lee, who scored twice (17 & 18), Michael Dal Colle (1) and Jordan Eberle (11).

#3 The New York Rangers (20-20-7) over the Chicago Blackhawks (16-24-9) 4-3. The Rangers got goals from Filip Chitil (8), Mats Zucarello (8), Chris Kreider (22), and Mika Zibanejad (15).

#4 The Toronto Maple Leafs (29-15-2) got a two-goal win over the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2. Goals by the Leafs Nazem Kadri (10), Patrick Marleau (11), Mitchell Marner (19), and Zach Hyman (8).

#5 The Winnipeg Jets (31-14-2) got a big win over the Nashville Predators (28-17-4) 5-1. Brenden Lemieux scored two goals for Winnipeg his fourth and fifth for the season.

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

NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Wild get defense and four goals to beat Leafs; B’s bomb tough Flames; Sabres keep pouring it on 4-3 over Panthers; plus more

msn photo: Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson (30) looks on as Minnesota Wild players celebrate a goal by Zach Parise (11) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 in Toronto.

On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 The Minnesota Wild (19-17-3) got goals from Charlie Coyle, Mikko Koivu, Jerod Spurgeon, Zach Parise in a Wild 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs (26-12-2).

#2 The Boston Bruins (25-14-4) beat Calgary (25-13-4) 6-4. Bruins goals; John Moore (2), Jake Bebrusk (12), Brad Marchand (14 & 15), and David Pastrnak (25)

#3 The Buffalo Sabers (22-13-6) got by the Florida Panthers (17-16-6) 4-3, Panther goals, Jeff Skinner (27) and (28), Tage Thompson (5), Sam Reinhart (9)

#4 The Carolina Hurricanes (17-17-5) got by the Philadelphia Flyers (15-20-5) 5-3, Hurricane goals Dougie Hamilton ((4), Justin Williams (8), Teuvo Teravinen(9) and (10), and Warren Foegele (5)

#5 The New York Islanders (22-13-4) got by the Chicago Blackhawks (15-21-7) 3-2 in overtime. The Hawks have now lost two in a row. The Isles got goals from Matthew Barzal (11 & 12) and Devon Towes (1).

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

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Oilers try to end loss streak today; Tavares gets two goals to pace Leafs; Habs get 5-3 win over Panthers; plus more

usatoday.com photo: Toronto Maple Leafs’ Trevor Moore, left, carries the puck up ice as Columbus Blue Jackets’ Boone Jenner defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 The San Jose Sharks open a three-game road trip against the Edmonton Oilers starting today. The Oilers have lost four straight and the Sharks have lost four of their last five games. Matt sets up this game for us.

#2 The Toronto Maple Leafs John Tavares helped get the Leafs a 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. It was Tavares who was the difference maker, scoring two goals to get the Leafs over the hump.

#3 The Montreal Canadiens turned it up a notch with two goals from Tomas Tatar, Tatar’s second goal was the go-ahead goal in the Habs’ 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers.

#4 The New York Islanders’ Mathew Barzal had a big night in the Isles’ 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators. Barzal scored twice and had an assist as the Islanders get a win on home ice at Barclays Center.

#5 The NHL has selected some of the All-Star players. Matt tells us who he likes as the game will be played on Saturday, Jan. 26th in San Jose

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

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Sharks stunned in Ottawa during Karlsson’s return; Leafs’ Nylander gets 6-year extension; plus more

file photo from nbcsports.com: The Toronto Maple Leafs’ William Nylander, who received a six year extension from the Leafs over the weekend. On the NHL podcast with Daniel: 1 Senators beat San Jose in Karlsson’s return to Ottawa

2 Sharks seek skid-stopping win against Habs today in Montreal

3 Leafs sign William Nylander to six-year extension

4 Seattle may not be the end of NHL expansion

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


San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Sharks now 0-3 on current five-game road trip; Look to rebound on Saturday in Ottawa

Photo credit: @SanJoseSharks

On the San Jose Sharks podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 You just can’t keep the Buffalo Sabres and the Toronto Maple Leafs down as both beat the San Jose Sharks on back-to-back nights Tuesday and Wednesday. The Sabers with a 3-2 win Tuesday and the Leafs with a two-goal 5-3 win Wednesday.

#2 The Sabers on Tuesday got some key scoring from Jeff Skinner, who has a streak for scoring the first goal to start a game in which turned out to be crucial in the win.

#3 The Sabers are now 25-17-6 while the Sharks dropped their second game of this road trip in Buffalo. On Wednesday San Jose dropped to 12-9-5 in Toronto–the loss was San Jose’s third straight.

#4 San Jose’s Joe Pavelski scored #14 and #15 in the third period on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he scored one goal #16 , but no matter Joe’s efforts, the Sharks have come up short.

#5 This long five-game road trip continues to Ottawa on Saturday and in Montreal Sunday as the Sharks will give it a go to salvage the trip with a couple of wins.

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

Sharks Fall to Leafs 5-3, Matthews Scores Two In Return

Photo credit: @SanJoseSharks

By Mary Walsh

The San Jose Sharks were defeated 5-3 by the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

Leafs goals came from John Tavares (2), Patrick Marleau and Auston Matthews (2). It was the first game back from injury for Matthews after a 15-game absence.

Sharks goals came from Tomas Hertl, Joe Pavelski and Melker Karlsson. Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen, made 38 saves for the win, while Sharks goalie Aaron Dell made 24 saves in the loss. Both teams did well on the power play, with Toronto scoring three times in four tries, and the Sharks scoring twice in three power plays. The Sharks dominated on the shot clock 41-29, but the Leafs won in the faceoff circle, winning 60% of them.

After the game, Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer identified special teams as the story of the game:

The story was the three power play goals. I mean they went three for four. So, you’re not going to win on the road giving up two power play goals, never mind three. Our attention to detail on the P.K. is as good as anybody in the league. You know, it wasn’t tonight. You’ve got to give them credit, they’ve got a pretty potent power play and they executed and they stuck it in the net.

Sharks forward Timo Meier was out with an injury Wednesday. Asked how that changed things, DeBoer said: “It changes, you know. But guys gotta get the job done. I thought it’s an opportunity for some other guys to jump in and do the job. I didn’t feel like we could play four lines tonight and that’s unfortunate because you want guys to grab opportunity.”

The first period was fast and furious for both teams. The neutral zone saw a lot of traffic and puck possession was hotly disputed. The first goal came just 3:38 in on a Toronto power play with Kevin Labanc in the box for tripping Mitchell Marner.

The Sharks penalty kill started pretty well, with Tomas Hertl keeping the puck behind the Toronto net so that the Leafs didn’t get set up in the Sharks zone for almost 30 seconds. Once in, however, it only took Toronto about 15 seconds to score. The play started with a point-to-point pass between Morgan Reilly and Mitchell Marner. Marner made a cross-ice pass to Auston Matthews in the faceoff circle, who passed it to John Tavares in front of the net. No one was there to give Tavares any grief and he tapped it in. It was Tavares’ 16th of the season, with assists to Matthews and Marner.

The Sharks responded with their own power play goal at 10:40, after Andreas Johnsson was called for interference on Joonas Donskoi. The Sharks had a couple of good chances before finally scoring. Tomas Hertl had already spent a lot of time fighting his way to the front of the net when Logan Couture found Kevin Labanc near the boards. Labanc moved the puck quickly to Hertl who was able to put it away neatly. It was Hertl’s 6th of the season, with assists went to Couture and Labanc.

Less than 30 seconds later, Toronto took the lead again with another power play goal. The penalty was to Barclay Goodrow for holding Auston Matthews. This time the shot came from Auston Matthews, almost the top of the faceoff circle. The puck had moved from behind the Sharks net to the point and back down to Matthews for the shot. Assists went to Reilly and Marner.

John Tavares scored his second of the game with just 18 seconds left in the period. The Leafs came through the neutral zone at speed three-on-two, making two cross-ice passes before Tavares took the shot. Assists went to Marner and Zach Hyman.

Toronto lost no momentum going into the second period and got a power play just 54 seconds in. It was Kevin Labanc’s second tripping penalty of the game. Patrick Marleau made them pay with a goal at 1:53. Gardiner’s shot from the blue line touched the stick of Tyler Ennis and turned into a pass from Andreas Johnsson away from the net. That pass went to Marleau in the faceoff circle. Marleau had an open net and did not miss. It was his first goal against his former team. Assists went to Ennis and Johnsson.

Moments later, the Sharks were back on the power play, this time a tripping penalty to Travis McDermott against Melker Karlsson. Toronto had a little short-handed time but spent it on a quick shot that Dell stopped. With the faceoff in the defensive zone, the Sharks had to make their way through the neutral zone. That gave them some trouble, once interrupted by an off-side call. Once they did get in the zone, they took their time moving the puck around the outside until finally Joe Pavelski saw an opening from the below the faceoff circle. He took a quick shot and beat Anderson to the short side. Assists went to Brent Burns and Logan Couture.

That was it for goals and penalties for the second period.

The Maple Leafs were back on the power play just 33 seconds into the third, when Justin Braun went for holding Zach Hyman. The Sharks killed that off, their first successful kill of the game. Evander Kane had a good breakaway chance near the midpoint of the period, but two Leafs caught up with him and hauled him down before he could shoot.

At 10:59, Auston Matthews scored again to give the Leafs their three-goal lead back. Aaron Dell had just fought off a deflection on a shot from the blue line. The puck went back to the blue line, where Jake Gardiner caught up to it and sent it back below the goal line for Kasperi Kapanen. Kapanen brought it out the other side of the net and passed it to Johnsson, who took a shot that hit Matthews on the way in, beating Dell over his left shoulder. Assists went to Johnsson and Kapanen.

The Sharks tightened up the score in the final two minutes with a goal from Melker Karlsson at the 18-minute mark. Evander Kane’s pass found Joonas Donskoi just as he crossed into the offensive zone with Melker Karlsson steps behind. Karlsson went to the net and Donskoi’s pass hit his stick just as he arrived. It was Karlsson’s second goal of the season, with assists to Donskoi and Kane.

The Sharks next play on Saturday in Ottawa against the Senators at 10:00 AM PT.

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Kings’ Peterson plays the most fun game of his life; Blues come to SJ after win in Vegas; Leafs too hot to handle, get by Ducks 2-1; plus more

Chicago 5 Sports photo: The Los Angeles Kings Nate Thompson (44) congratulates Kings goaltender Calvin Peterson (40) following Friday night’s game at the United Center in Chicago against the Blackhawks

On the NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: 

#1 For the Los Angeles Kings goaltender Calvin Peterson, it was a homecoming facing the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night at the United Center. Peterson was a player with the Chicago Young Americans of the Midwest Elite Hockey League; played at the United Center when he was with Notre Dame during the Frozen Four. Peterson stopped 34 shots in the Kings victory over the Hawks 2-1.

#2 The St Louis Blues who come to SAP Center tonight against the San Jose Sharks picked up a huge victory at T Mobile Center on Friday in a 4-1 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights. Goals from Ryan O’Reilly–two of them help pace the Blues to victory.

#3 The red-hot Toronto Maple Leafs who have won six of their last seven including a win last Thursday over the San Jose Sharks defeated the Anaheim Ducks 2-1. The Leafs Morgan Reilly scored an overtime breakaway goal for the winner. It was Reilly’s ninth goal of the season and 26th point.

#4 The Washington Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom didn’t waste any time scoring a power play goal 22 second into overtime to help edge the Colorado Alvalanche 3-2. The Caps’ Alex Ovechkin and Devante Smith-Pelly also scored.

#5 The Dallas Stars shutout the Boston Bruins behind Jason Dickinson’s goal a rebound at 1:34 in overtime. The Stars’ Ben Bishop stopped 23 shots. Big win for the Stars and tough loss for the Bruins.

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