Time once again to take advantage of an “off night” and do some serious rooting for teams we might not otherwise care about: Chicago over Nashville — Nashville is at home, last home game, and clawing for a playoff spot. Chicago is striving to hold onto the 4th slot, and gain the home ice advantage [...]April 7th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
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Somebody needs to ask Scott Howson if the player contracts have incentive clauses that kick in if we can delay clinching the playoffs as long as possible. Tonight’s 1 – 0 OT loss to the Chicago Blackhawks was a playoff caliber affair, a defensive struggle highlighted by the goaltending of Steve Mason and Nikolai Khabibulin. [...]April 6th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
Thanks go out to the Chicago Blackhawks, who bested Nashville tonight, 3 – 1, clinching a playoff spot for Chicago, who moves up to 4th in the West with 95 points. Calgary and Vancouver are battling for the Northwest Division title, but the loser of that battle now sits in 5th, and would lose the [...]April 4th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 2 comments | Continued
Game 4 of the season series between the CBJ and the Chicago Blackhawks fires up tonight at 7:00 in the friendly confines of Nationwide Arena. The squads are 1 -1- 1 thus far, with Columbus winning the most recent encounter, 5 – 3 in Chicago. This season represents a brave new world for both franchises. [...]March 18th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
I hope that the Pittsburgh fans got plenty of celebrating done last week after the Steelers’ Super Bowl victory, as the Jackets will be out to be ensure no celebrations take place at their expense tonight. When you mention the Pens, the first thoughts always go to Crosby and Malkin, and with good reason. Malkin [...]February 6th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 2 comments | Continued