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Green is big in Capitals win over Rangers

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Mike Green (Dan Nicholas, Wikimedia Commons)

Calgary native Mike Green has helped the Washington Capitals even their series against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semi-Final.

Saturday afternoon in the American capital, Green not only scored a goal, but it was the game winner as Washington defeated the NY Rangers 3-2.

Green’s goal came on the powerplay with 5:48 left in the game from defenceman Dennis Wideman.

The series now shifts back to New York City on Monday night with the series tied two games apiece.

Another Capitals defenceman from Calgary that had an outstanding game was Jeff Schultz, who led all players with nine blocked shots. Calgary native Jay Beagle meanwhile continues to play key minutes. Beagle continues to flourish in a defensive role and played 18:13 in all, and was excellent in the final minute to preserve the Washington win.

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Kerrzy’s Notebook: 15 Minutes of Fame

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Happy Tuesday!

This week on the show we talk about the latest on Sidney Crosby’s concussion issues and some other injury notes from around the NHL, including another bad break for Washington’s Mike Green and a close call for Edmonton’s Taylor Hall. As well, we discuss a couple of high profile deaths from around the world of sports.

In the GABBYs: Alex Ovechkin, Terrell Owens, Shaueel van Persie, Manny Ramirez, Trinity College and the Baltimore Ravens. The Punchline this week is Rob Lowe!

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Kerrzy’s Notebook: ‘Serious’ Ovie Promises Better

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Alex Ovechkin is making two things clear this week – he’s not fat and he’s sick of losing in the playoffs.

After looking like a mere mortal last season with 32 goals and 85 points in 79 games, Ovechkin is switching equipment companies, he’s been working with a different personal trainer (again) and he’s promising that his Capitals will be more “serious” this season.

The Caps superstar was at the team’s training facility on Tuesday to announce his new endorsement deal with Nike/Bauer after several years with CCM, but no one really wanted to talk equipment.

The line of questioning quickly went from his gear to his gut, and Ovie was forced to explain why he looked a bit chubby in a late-July interview. Incase you missed it, there was a “Caps 365” video posted to the NHL website earlier this summer that featured a chat with Ovechkin, wherein he appeared to be sporting a bit of a Party Bulge in his midsection.

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Kerrzy’s Notebook: 15 Minutes of Fame

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Due to some technical difficulties, this week’s episode of 15 Minutes of Fame is coming at you a day later than usual, but it’s better late than never right?

This week, we’re breaking down some of the biggest moves of the NHL Free Agent season, including the handful made by the Oilers and Panthers, and we look at the NBA lockout. In the GABBYs: The LA Dodgers, NY Mets Grand Slams, Cliff Lee shutouts, Major League steroids, and more!

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Semi-Finals Preview

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Daniel Sedin (Harry How, Getty Images)

After the first round where I was red hot at 7-1, let’s see how things transpire in the Conference Semi-Finals.

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(1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (5) Nashville Predators–The Vancouver Canucks are coming off an emotionally draining series where they knocked off their top nemesis, the Chicago Blackhawks. Will they have enough in the tank? I’m saying yes. But only if the Sedins show up. Daniel and Henrik Sedin were basically absent in the final four games in the Western Conference Quarterfinal, and will need a much better showing in round two. The issue with Nashville is they have an outstanding defense corps led by Shea Weber and Ryan Suter, but do they have a forward that can play the shut down defensive role like Dave Bolland did so effectively with the Blackhawks? I don’t think so, therefore Vancouver has the edge. On offense, the Canucks are also at an advantage. Don’t forget Nashville’s top scorer was Sergei Kostitsyn with 50 points. That’s right, the same Sergei Kostitsyn who lost his way, and could not get out of his brother’s shadow in Montreal. The Canucks take this one in five.

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Capitals advance, Bruins move ahead, Kings prevent elimination

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Alexander Ovechkin (Bruce Bennett, Getty Images)

The Stanley Cup Playoffs continued yesterday with four interesting games. Actually, if you include the Women’s World Hockey Championship in Zurich, Switzerland, I watched five separate games in their entirety, starting at 8am and ending after 11pm, and only missed two goals in the process.

I have already talked about Canada/Finland and the Tampa Bay Lightning/Pittsburgh Penguins game in my other posts, so I’m going to focus on the other three here.

The Washington Capitals eliminated the New York Rangers in the series 4-1, with a 3-1 win Saturday afternoon in Washington. Alexander Ovechkin scored an unbelievable third period goal, as he went by Ranger defender Marc Staal to put Washington up by three.

In this game, Capitals’ defenceman Mike Green got hit in the head by a Matt Gilroy slapshot, knocking two screws out of his helmet. Green, who did not return, should welcome the time off now, because he has had concussion issues throughout the season. It is a bit of a shame because Green has been significantly more defensively consistent in the Playoffs, as he is a +3, to go along with his five playoff points.

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Weekend Sports Preview–NHL Playoffs, NBA Playoffs, MLB and World Women’s Hockey Championship

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Roberto Luongo (Matt Boulton, Wikimedia Commons)

The tension in Vancouver right now must be astronomical. Sunday night, the Vancouver Canucks will try to avoid becoming only the fourth team in NHL history to blow a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as they travel to Chicago to take on their arch-nemesis, the Chicago Blackhawks (Game Six, Sunday, 5:30pm, CBC). They have two chances to prevent history, but the tension should be significantly more if they have to go back to Vancouver for game seven.

If Chicago wasn’t in Vancouver’s head to begin the series, they certainly are now. That’s what happens when one team beats another by a combined score of 12-2 in 120 minutes of hockey action.

Roberto Luongo needs to simply be better as well. He had a save percentage of .786 in Game four and a save percentage of .667 in Game five. That’s what happens when you give up ten goals on forty shots. But, according to TSN, Canucks’ head coach Alain Vigneault hasn’t given up on Luongo just yet. He’s giving Luongo the Game six start.

But Luongo has not been the only Canuck off his game. The Sedin twins have been a combined  -9 over the last two games.

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NHL Trade Deadline Analysis

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Dustin Penner (Bing Images)

Throughout the day, stay with www.anysportanytime.ca, for my analysis, and Jim’s analysis, on transactions that have taken place.

Here are the sixteen deals that have been made:

Atlanta trades Niclas Bergfors and Patrick Rissmiller to Florida for Radek Dvorak and a fifth round pick.

Analysis: I’m a little surprised in this one. I think Bergfors is the best player in the deal and better than Dvorak. With Atlanta in more playoff contention than Florida, I thought they wouldn’t get rid of him.  In 2010-11, Bergfors has 11 goals and 18 assists, compared to Dvorak’s 7 goals and 14 assists. Dvorak, who was a first line player in Florida, playing with David Booth and former Oiler Marty Reasoner, has not lived up to his potential this season and is on the downside of his career.

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