The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 31 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I recap all of the news from the past week including the Flames hot streak, the Devils cold streak, and all of the signings of college and junior players turning pro.  Playoff races are in full swing, and the teams that still have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs is continuing to decline.  We’ll discuss where every team stands.  We also discuss the other headlines of the week in a busy week of action around the hockey world.  We’ll have all the details, plus some College Hockey playoff talk, the KHL playoff minute, and our picks of the week, coming up next!

THN Episode 31 Show Notes

Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com

Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.

 

Opening Headlines:

  • Playoffs races are starting to become more clear
  • Lots of signings as teams in college and CHL end their seasons
  • Flames latest team to have a winning streak of 10 or more games.
  • We are not the only ones doing mock expansion drafts
  • New York to get next year’s Winter Classic?
  • Finally, playoffs are already underway in the NCAA and the KHL. We’ll get you up-to-date.

 

Scores

 

 

Upcoming games

 

Our teams performances since last recording:

BOS:  2-1 W vs PHI on 3/11, 6-3 W @ VAN on 3/13

NYR:  4-1 W @ DET on 3/12, 3-2 L vs TBL on 3/13

CAR:  3-2 OTL vs TOR on 3/11, 8-4 W @ NYI on 3/13, 3-2 OTL vs NYI on 3/14

Notable Games (Other than Rangers, Bruins, and Canes)

 

  • Canadiens 4 @ Oilers 1 on 3/12
  • Wild 2 @ Blackhawks 4 on 3/12
  • Capitals 2 @ Ducks 5 on 3/12
  • Penguins 3 @ Flames 4 SO on 3/13
  • Blues 3 @ Kings 1 on 3/13
  • Blackhawks 4 @ Canadiens 2 on 3/14
  • Jets @ Devils PPD on 3/14
  • Wild 2 @ Capitals 4 on 3/14 Ovechkin ends goal drought (2/19)
  • Maple Leafs 2 @ Panthers 7 on 3/14
  • Penguins @ Flyers  on 3/15 (Rivalry)

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Break:

Where we are:

How to support the show:

This show is a labor of love for us, but it does cost us money each month to produce.  So, we are exploring options to allow you, our listener, to help us cover the costs of producing it.  For starters, we have set up affiliate relationships with a couple companies.  In the future, we may have more, but for now, you can support us through your purchases at Amazon.com and HockeyMonkey.com (Hockey Monkey is a hockey equipment provider).  Your purchases there will not cost you a dime more, but a small percentage of your purchase will come back to us.  In order to support us through our affiliates, simply go to our web site at TheHockeyNuts.com, and click on the appropriate affiliate link on the right side of the page.

Additionally, we are looking at ways to directly support us through a donation program.  We haven’t set anything up just yet, so stay tuned for that.

Finally, if you can’t support us financially through one of the programs we just mentioned, you can support us through the following:

  • Share our show with other hockey fans you know.
  • If you have the itunes app on your computer or device, subcribe to our show there. It will help us rise up the rankings.
  • Speaking of itunes, we also encourage you to give us a review on itunes, as it will also help us get noticed more there.
  • Like, comment, and share our content wherever you see us on various social media pages.
  • Get involved with the show! We are just a couple hockey fans, and we love interacting with the audience.
  • Finally, we are looking for guest hosts to come on from time to time. If you feel you can provide more insight on your favorite team or league than we are, let us know!  All you would need to join the show is a computer and Skype.

 

How to get in touch with us:

 

 

 

Transactions

         
03/15/2017  Luc Snuggerud (D) Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha Chicago Blackhawks  
03/15/2017  Gavin Bayreuther (D) St. Lawrence Univ. Dallas Stars  
03/14/2017  Zach Aston-Reese (F) Northeastern Univ. Pittsburgh Penguins  
03/13/2017  Jalen Chatfield (D) Windsor Spitfires Vancouver Canucks  
03/13/2017  Anthony Louis (F) Miami Univ. (Ohio) Chicago Blackhawks  
03/12/2017  John Hayden (F) Yale Univ. Chicago Blackhawks  
03/12/2017  Drew Shore (F) Kloten Vancouver Canucks  
03/10/2017  Landon Bow (G) Texas Stars Dallas Stars  
03/09/2017  Simon Bourque (D) Saint John Sea Dogs Montréal Canadiens  
03/08/2017  Sean Day (D) Windsor Spitfires New York Rangers  

 

 

 

Injuries

  • Florida Panthers defensemanAaron Ekblad and forward Denis Malgin each will be out of the lineup 7-10 days because of a concussion, coach Tom Rowe said Monday.  Ekblad was injured on a hit to the head from Tampa Bay Lightning forward Gabriel Dumont in the second period of a 3-2 loss Saturday.  Ekblad has 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in 67 games. He missed four games because of a concussion last season.  Malgin, who left the game against Tampa Bay in the second period after he was hit by defenseman Anton Stralman, has eight points (four goals, four assists) in 42 games.  https://www.nhl.com/news/aaron-ekblad-of-florida-diagnosed-with-concussion/c-287669330
  • Ottawa Senators forwardMark Stone likely will miss a three-game homestand that begins Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning (7:30 p.m. ET; RDS2 TSN5, SUN, NHL.TV), general manager Pierre Dorion said Monday.  Stone missed a 4-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday with a lower-body injury and is week to week, Dorion told TSN 1200.  Dorion said he is hopeful Stone will accompany the Senators for the second game of a home-and-home set against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday. The Senators, who host Montreal on Saturday to conclude the homestand, trail the Canadiens by two points for first place in the Atlantic Division but have two games in hand.  Stone is second in scoring on the Senators with 50 points (22 goals, 28 assists) in 63 games.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets defensemanRyan Murray had surgery to repair a broken hand Monday and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.  The injury occurred when Murray blocked a shot in the first period of a 5-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.   Tortorella thinks Murray can skate on his own without a stick during his recovery.  Murray, 23, has 11 points (two goals, nine assists) in 60 games this season. Chosen by the Blue Jackets with the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, Murray has 60 points (11 goals, 49 assists) in 220 NHL games, and was one of three Columbus players (Boone Jenner, Gregory Campbell) to appear in all 82 games last season.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins forwardCarl Hagelin is expected to miss a minimum of four weeks because of a lower-body injury.  Penguins coach Mike Sullivan made the announcement after Pittsburgh extended its win streak to five games with a 3-0 victory against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Saturday.  The Penguins are also without forwards Patric Hornqvist (concussion), Matt Cullen (undisclosed) and Bryan Rust (upper body), and defensemen Kris Letang (upper body), Trevor Daley (knee) and Olli Maatta (hand).  Hagelin has six goals and 16 assists in 61 games this season. He played 17:32 in Pittsburgh’s 3-2 shootout win at the Edmonton Oilers on Friday.
  • Reports out of Chicago today say that Center Artem Anisimov will miss 3-4 weeks with a lower body injury.  Anisimov was closing out the final seconds of the first period by battling for a puck in his own zone. His tussle with Montreal Canadiens winger Alexander Radulov didn’t end well: Radulov lost his footing and fell on the back of Anisimov’s legs.  In 63 games this season, Anisimov has 22 goals and 44 points.
  • GoaltenderBrian Elliott will not play because of illness when the Calgary Flames go for a franchise-record 11th straight victory on Wednesday.  Elliott has won nine games with a 1.74 goals-against average and .943 save percentage during Calgary’s 10-game winning streak, which matched the Atlanta Flames’ run during the 1978-79 season.  Chad Johnson, who last played on Feb. 24 in a 4-2 win at the Florida Panthers, will start against the Boston Bruins at Scotiabank Saddledome (9 p.m. ET; SN, NESN, NHL.TV).  Johnson is 18-13-1 with a 2.54 GAA and .913 save percentage in 33 games this season.  Johnson played for the Bruins in 13-14.  In 27 GP, was 17-4-3, 2.10, .925

Milestones/Records/Honors/Deaths:

  • San Jose Sharks centerJoe Pavelski , Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernierand Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 12.  Pavelski recorded six points in four games, including a League-best five goals, to power the Pacific Division-leading Sharks (41-20-7, 89 points) to three victories.  Bernier went 3-0-0 with a 1.62 goals-against average, .948 save percentage and one shutout to lift the Ducks (36-23-10, 82 points) into second place in the Pacific Division.  Karlsson paced defensemen with 2-4-6 in four contests to help the Senators (39-22-6, 84 points) extend their winning streak to six games.

Suspensions/Fines: 

  • Washington Capitals defensemanKevin Shattenkirk has been suspended for two games, without pay, for charging Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kevin Gravel during NHL Game No. 1010 in Los Angeles on Saturday, Mar. 11, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 15:57 of the third period. Shattenkirk was assessed a minor penalty for charging.  Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Shattenkirk will forfeit $47,222.22.

NHL Debuts:

 

Other Interesting Stories:

 

The Hockeynuts.com Power Rankings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

Team (last week)

  1. Pittsburgh (2)
  2. Washington (1)
  3. Columbus (3)
  4. Chicago (5)
  5. San Jose (6)
  6. Minnesota (4)
  7. NY Rangers (7)
  8. Ottawa (8)
  9. Montreal (9)
  10. Calgary (12)
  11. Anaheim (11)
  12. Boston (13)
  13. Edmonton (10)
  14. Nashville (16)
  15. St Louis (17)
  16. Toronto (15)
  17. Tampa Bay (18)
  18. NY Islanders (14)
  19. Los Angeles (19)
  20. Florida (21)
  21. Philadelphia (20)
  22. Carolina (26)
  23. Buffalo (23)
  24. Winnipeg (22)
  25. Vancouver (24)
  26. Dallas (25)
  27. Detroit (27)
  28. Arizona (29)
  29. New Jersey (28)
  30. Colorado (30)
  31. Las Vegas (31)

 

 

Upcoming Schedules:

BOS:  @ CGY on 3/15, @ EDM on 3/16, @ TOR on 3/20, vs OTT on 3/21

NYR:  vs FLA on 3/17, @ MIN on 3/18, @ NJD on 3/21, vs NYI on 3/22

CAR:  vs MIN on 3/16, vs NSH on 3/18, @ NSH on 3/19, @ FLA on 3/21

Highlights of upcoming week

  • Predators @ Capitals on 3/16
  • Panthers @ Blue Jackets on 3/16
  • Blackhawks @ Senators on 3/16
  • Maple Leafs @ Lighning on 3/16
  • Blues @ Sharks on 3/16
  • Canadiens @ Senators on 3/18
  • Blue Jackets @ Islanders on 3/18
  • Blackhawks @ Maple Leafs on 3/18
  • Capitals @ Lightning on 3/18
  • Ducks @ Sharks on 3/18
  • Senators @ Canadiens on 3/19
  • Panthers @ Penguins on 3/19
  • Kings @ Flames on 3/19
  • Kings @ Oilers on 3/20
  • Flames @ Capitals on 3/21
  • Sharks @ Wild on 3/21
  • Oilers @ Ducks on 3/22
  • Maple Leafs @ Blue Jackets on 3/22

NCAA Minute:

 

College conference Playoffs now underway for all teams outside of Big 10:

 

 

Rankings:

 

Pairwise:

http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-rankings/d-i-men/   #14 is the cut line.

Bracketology:   Correctly predicted the exact brackets 5 of last 6 years, and have correctly chosen field every season that USCHO has posted pairwise rankings.

http://www.uscho.com/bracketology/2017/03/15/one-more-look-at-ncaa-tournament-predictions-heading-into-conference-tournament-finals/

NCAA Tournament field will be announced on Sunday, 3/19

 

 

KHL Minute:

KHL Playoffs!  http://en.khl.ru/

 

A look at the standings:  http://en.khl.ru/standings/

Steve:  Pavel Datsuyk fighting?

 

Picks of the week:

Wayne:  https://www.nhl.com/news/incredible-hockey-game-in-norway-goes-8-overtimes/c-287656214

 

 

 

  • Steve: NHL – Flames have won 10 in a row.  4th team to do it this season.  First time ever in NHL. The Columbus Blue Jackets (16 games), Minnesota Wild (12) and Philadelphia Flyers (10) are the three teams with a double-digit winning streak this season.  The 2015-16 season was the first time three teams had double-digit winning streaks, according to Elias. The Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers each won 12 in a row, and the Anaheim Ducks had an 11-game streak. That season, four teams (Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals) had a winning streak that ended at nine.

 

 

 

Listener Feedback

 

 

Close the show

 

Next Week’s scheduled stream: Wed., 3/22 6:30 PM.

 

 

How to get in touch with us:

 

Where we are:

How to support the show:

This show is a labor of love for us, but it does cost us money each month to produce.  So, we are exploring options to allow you, our listener, to help us cover the costs of producing it.  For starters, we have set up affiliate relationships with a couple companies.  In the future, we may have more, but for now, you can support us through your purchases at Amazon.com and HockeyMonkey.com (Hockey Monkey is a hockey equipment provider).  Your purchases there will not cost you a dime more, but a small percentage of your purchase will come back to us.  In order to support us through our affiliates, simply go to our web site at TheHockeyNuts.com, and click on the appropriate affiliate link on the right side of the page.

Additionally, we are looking at ways to directly support us through a donation program.  We haven’t set anything up just yet, so stay tuned for that.

Finally, if you can’t support us financially through one of the programs we just mentioned, you can support us through the following:

  • Share our show with other hockey fans you know.
  • If you have the itunes app on your computer or device, subcribe to our show there. It will help us rise up the rankings.
  • Speaking of itunes, we also encourage you to give us a review on itunes, as it will also help us get noticed more there.
  • Like, comment, and share our content wherever you see us on various social media pages.
  • Get involved with the show! We are just a couple hockey fans, and we love interacting with the audience.
  • Finally, we are looking for guest hosts to come on from time to time. If you feel you can provide more insight on your favorite team or league than we are, let us know!  All you would need to join the show is a computer and Skype.