Mark Methot serves up revenge for filet o’ finger

In late March, Sidney Crosby’s slash to the glove of Senators’ defenseman Mark Methot yielded a bloody, painful mess. In effect filleting the top of his finger, the video went viral, serving up a money shot of Methot taking off his glove to reveal a most unfortunate injury. The slash yielded no penalty (should have… Continue reading Mark Methot serves up revenge for filet o’ finger

Phaneuf Ottawa’s wrecking machine

Reminiscent of Scott Stevens’ best days with the New Jersey Devils, Ottawa defenseman Dion Phaneuf has delivered in the toughness department during this post-season. Monday night in Pittsburgh, his first-period open-ice, and totally clean hit on Penguins forward Bryan Rust sent a clear message: Do. Not. Mess. With. The. Senators. During a big shift in… Continue reading Phaneuf Ottawa’s wrecking machine

Welcome back, tough guy

Chris Neil welcomed back by Sens mates He only played 2:26 in Game 5, and was given a misconduct penalty, but 37-year-old Chris Neil was welcomed with open arms by his Senators teammates in their overtime victory. He looks forward to another opportunity tonight in Game 6 at Madison Square Garden. Rangers tough guy Tanner… Continue reading Welcome back, tough guy

GR8? Another President’s Trophy for Capitals, another potential exit looms

  After winning the President’s Trophy for the third time and second season in a row, the heat is on like never before in Washington. Alexander Ovechkin finds his club down 3-1 in its series against the Pittsburgh Penguins after a 3-2 loss to Wednesday on the road. After three straight losses to the New… Continue reading GR8? Another President’s Trophy for Capitals, another potential exit looms

No Suspension for Niskanen after Hit on Crosby* UPDATE: Crosby Concussed

UPDATE 1:35 PM ET / 10:35 AM PT: Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Mike Sullivan confirms that Sidney Crosby has a concussion and will miss Game 4. Uncertainty and anger are the words of the day surrounding the Capitals/Penguins series after the game’s greatest player is injured. Often, the NHL focuses too much on injury when determining… Continue reading No Suspension for Niskanen after Hit on Crosby* UPDATE: Crosby Concussed

Penguins/Capitals + Senators/Rangers, & Jack Adams (Update: Dart Guy rips Sens fans re attendance)

Coach of the Year: John Tortorella, Alain Vigneault and Mike Babcock were nominated for the Jack Adams Award. It says here that Babcock takes it. Babcock integrated a large number of rookies into his lineup, becoming the first team in NHL history to have six different rookies appear in at least 70 games. The club… Continue reading Penguins/Capitals + Senators/Rangers, & Jack Adams (Update: Dart Guy rips Sens fans re attendance)

8 Questions for Thursday, April 27 (Playoffs Round 2)

Will Ottawa be able to take advantage of the Rangers? They’ve used a 1-3-1 trapping system, to great effect vs. Boston. But the Rangers are faster, and if they can chip pucks in deep and retrieve them, the Senators will be chasing through the series. Wild Card: Derrick Brassard (OTT), formerly of the Rangers, vs.… Continue reading 8 Questions for Thursday, April 27 (Playoffs Round 2)