Jeremy Roenick is a terrific ambassador for the game of hockey, a legendary player, owns a colorful personality and loves the sport with all his might. Mike Milbury is none of the above. So, when Roenick, who has deep ties with the city of Chicago to this day, pours out his feelings of happiness for the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup, Milbury provides the only kind of action he understands: ruining the moment. If Milbury can't cry, it's because he ran out of tears long ago when he crippled the New York Islanders as a general manager with his endless moronic trades.
For your viewing pleasure, I introduce the top ten between the legs goals, a compilation created after Ryane Clowe's handy work in Game 2 of San Jose's series. Spoiler alert: Maxim Afinogenov's incredible goal from 2004 is included.
Lindy Ruff, like the rest of us, noticed the unfair advantage the referees handed Boston yesterday. Rewarding one team triple the amount of powerplays as the other, handing cheap calls over and letting one side get away with non-stop infractions will do that. Ruff didn't hide his feelings about it at all. I don't mind losing. But I cannot stand being cheated out of a game.
Patrick Kaleta agitating at his best, Milan Lucic chasing Toni Lydman after a spear and the goaltenders calmly lock their eyes on one-another. That, my friends, is a brawl.
Upsetting the Ottawa Senators was going to require something special and it came from Thomas Vanek who showed off his goal-scoring potency. A rebound, having his stick on the ice in front, a break-away and a surreal mid-air swing for the fourth, Vanek hurt the Senators in alternate fashions on each goal.
If there's one moment to enjoy from last night's 3-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, it's so-called tough forward Maxim Lapierre doing everything in his power to avoid a beating from defenseman Steve Montador. Lapierre hangs on for dear life hoping that the official will step in as soon as possible. Montador gave the turtle a few uppercuts before the referees saved the day. You sure showed us Max.
Here's a bit of video evidence from the awful commentary we had to listen to yesterday during the Sabres/Bruins game. Apparently, Tim Kennedy changed his name to Tyler. Either that, or the Versus play-by-play man Joe Beninati has a secret crush on the Pittsburgh Penguins. Towards the end, it shows Kennedy's name on the screen after his goal and he still calls him Tyler.