The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 36 is live!

Coming up on this episode of the Hockey Nuts, Steve and I get you caught up with all of the action in Round 1 of the NHL Playoffs.  We’ll break it down series by series.  We will also make our predictions of who will win the individual awards before the finalists are named in the next several days.  We’ll also discuss all of the other headlines of the week in a busy week of action around the hockey world.  We’ll have all the details, plus the KHL playoff minute, and our picks of the week, coming up next!

THN Episode 36 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:

  • Round 1 of the playoffs are well underway. Although no teams have been eliminated yet, there are some BIG upsets brewing around the league  We’ll get you caught up on all 16 teams and 8 match-ups, then We will give you our predictions.
  • We will also give our predictions on the major NHL awards.
  • Newest playoff celebrity – Dart Guy
  • I have a couple new rants this week. Stay tuned.

 

 

Break:

Where we are:

How to support the show:

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Final Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

NHL Playoffs!

https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs

 

Canadiens (1) vs. Rangers (WC1)

Series tied 2-2 |  Series Coverage

Gm 1

Wed, Apr 12

NY Rangers 2 Montréal 0 Rangers lead 1-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 2

Fri, Apr 14

Montréal 4 NY Rangers 3 (OT) Series tied 1-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 3

Sun, Apr 16

Montréal 3 NY Rangers 1 Canadiens lead 2-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 4

Tue, Apr 18

NY Rangers 2 Montréal 1 Series tied 2-2 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 5

Thu, Apr 20

NY Rangers @ Montréal 7:00 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS, MSG PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 6

Sat, Apr 22

Montréal @ NY Rangers Time TBD PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 7*

Mon, Apr 24

NY Rangers @ Montréal Time TBD|MSG PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
* If necessary
Senators (2) vs. Bruins (3)

Senators lead 2-1 |  Series Coverage

Gm 1

Wed, Apr 12

Boston 2 Ottawa 1 Bruins lead 1-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 2

Sat, Apr 15

Ottawa 4 Boston 3 (OT) Series tied 1-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 3

Mon, Apr 17

Ottawa 4 Boston 3 (OT) Senators lead 2-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 4

Wed, Apr 19

Ottawa @ Boston 7:30 PM ET|, SN, TVAS, NESN PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 5

Fri, Apr 21

Boston @ Ottawa 7:30 PM ET|, SN, TVAS, NESN PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 6*

Sun, Apr 23

Ottawa @ Boston Time TBD PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 7*

Wed, Apr 26

Boston @ Ottawa Time TBD|NESN PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
* If necessary

 

Capitals (1) vs. Maple Leafs (WC2)

Maple Leafs lead 2-1 |  Series Coverage

Gm 1

Thu, Apr 13

Washington 3 Toronto 2 (OT) Capitals lead 1-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 2

Sat, Apr 15

Toronto 4 Washington 3 (2OT) Series tied 1-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 3

Mon, Apr 17

Toronto 4 Washington 3 (OT) Maple Leafs lead 2-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 4

Wed, Apr 19

Washington @ Toronto 7:00 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS2, CSN-DC PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 5

Fri, Apr 21

Toronto @ Washington 7:00 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS2, CSN-DC PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 6*

Sun, Apr 23

Washington @ Toronto Time TBD PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 7*

Tue, Apr 25

Toronto @ Washington Time TBD|CSN-DC PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
* If necessary
Penguins (2) vs. Blue Jackets (3)

Penguins lead 3-1 |  Series Coverage

Gm 1

Wed, Apr 12

Pittsburgh 3 Columbus 1 Penguins lead 1-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 2

Fri, Apr 14

Pittsburgh 4 Columbus 1 Penguins lead 2-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 3

Sun, Apr 16

Pittsburgh 5 Columbus 4 (OT) Penguins lead 3-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 4

Tue, Apr 18

Columbus 5 Pittsburgh 4 Penguins lead 3-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 5

Thu, Apr 20

Columbus @ Pittsburgh 7:00 PM ET|, SN, TVAS2, ROOT, FS-O PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 6*

Sun, Apr 23

Pittsburgh @ Columbus Time TBD PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 7*

Tue, Apr 25

Columbus @ Pittsburgh Time TBD|ROOT, FS-O PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
* If necessary

 

Blackhawks (1) vs. Predators (WC2)

Predators lead 3-0 |  Series Coverage

Gm 1

Thu, Apr 13

Nashville 1 Chicago 0 Predators lead 1-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 2

Sat, Apr 15

Nashville 5 Chicago 0 Predators lead 2-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 3

Mon, Apr 17

Nashville 3 Chicago 2 (OT) Predators lead 3-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 4

Thu, Apr 20

Chicago @ Nashville 8:00 PM ET|, SN360, TVAS3, FS-TN, CSN-CH PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 5*

Sat, Apr 22

Nashville @ Chicago Time TBD PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 6*

Mon, Apr 24

Chicago @ Nashville Time TBD|FS-TN, CSN-CH PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 7*

Wed, Apr 26

Nashville @ Chicago Time TBD|CSN-CH, FS-TN PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
* If necessary
Wild (2) vs. Blues (3)

Blues lead 3-0 |  Series Coverage

Gm 1

Wed, Apr 12

St Louis 2 Minnesota 1 (OT) Blues lead 1-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 2

Fri, Apr 14

St Louis 2 Minnesota 1 Blues lead 2-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 3

Sun, Apr 16

St Louis 3 Minnesota 1 Blues lead 3-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 4

Wed, Apr 19

Minnesota @ St Louis 9:30 PM ET|, SN360, TVAS2, FS-MW, FS-N PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 5*

Sat, Apr 22

St Louis @ Minnesota Time TBD PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 6*

Mon, Apr 24

Minnesota @ St Louis Time TBD|FS-MW, FS-N PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 7*

Wed, Apr 26

St Louis @ Minnesota Time TBD|FS-N, FS-MW PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
* If necessary

 

Ducks (1) vs. Flames (WC1)

Ducks lead 3-0 |  Series Coverage

Gm 1

Thu, Apr 13

Anaheim 3 Calgary 2 Ducks lead 1-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 2

Sat, Apr 15

Anaheim 3 Calgary 2 Ducks lead 2-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 3

Mon, Apr 17

Anaheim 5 Calgary 4 (OT) Ducks lead 3-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 4

Wed, Apr 19

Anaheim @ Calgary 10:00 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS, PRIME PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 5*

Fri, Apr 21

Calgary @ Anaheim 10:00 PM ET|, CBC, TVAS, KCOP-13 PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 6*

Sun, Apr 23

Anaheim @ Calgary Time TBD PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 7*

Tue, Apr 25

Calgary @ Anaheim Time TBD PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
* If necessary
Oilers (2) vs. Sharks (3)

Oilers lead 2-1 |  Series Coverage

Gm 1

Wed, Apr 12

San Jose 3 Edmonton 2 (OT) Sharks lead 1-0 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 2

Fri, Apr 14

Edmonton 2 San Jose 0 Series tied 1-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 3

Sun, Apr 16

Edmonton 1 San Jose 0 Oilers lead 2-1 RECAP GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 4

Tue, Apr 18

Edmonton 0 @ San Jose 7 , SN, TVAS, NBCSCA GAMECENTER WATCH
Gm 5

Thu, Apr 20

San Jose @ Edmonton 10:30 PM ET|, SN, TVAS, NBCSCA PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 6*

Sat, Apr 22

Edmonton @ San Jose Time TBD PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
Gm 7*

Mon, Apr 24

San Jose @ Edmonton Time TBD|NBCSCA PREVIEW TICKETS BUY/SELL
* If necessary

 

 

 

 

Transactions

 

04/12/2017  Jens Lööke (F) Timrå IK Arizona Coyotes  
04/14/2017  Joona Koppanen (F) Ilves U20 Boston Bruins  
04/14/2017  Chaz Reddekopp (D) Victoria Royals Los Angeles Kings  
04/15/2017  Hunter Miska (G) Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth Arizona Coyotes  
04/18/2017  Alex Iafallo (F) Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth Los Angeles Kings  
04/19/2017  Giovanni Fiore (F) Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Anaheim Ducks  

 

 

Injuries

  • Toronto Maple Leafs defensemanRoman Polak will have surgery on his right leg Tuesday. The exact injury has not been disclosed and a timeline for his recovery has not been announced.  Polak was injured in the second period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals on Saturday when he collided with Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik. The Maple Leafs announced after the game Polak would be out for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Polak’s right knee made contact with Orpik’s right knee, causing him to spin as he fell to the ice. As Polak landed on the ice, his right knee twisted awkwardly and his full weight came down on his right ankle. Polak stayed down for several minutes before being helped off the ice by teammates and members of the Maple Leafs training staff.  In 75 regular-season games, Polak, 30, had 11 points (four goals, seven assists), a plus-10 rating and 65 penalty minutes averaging 17:55 per game. He played 23:52 in Game 1 against the Capitals.
  • Washington Capitals defensemanKarl Alzner will miss his second straight game with an upper-body injury when they play the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports 2, CSN-DC).  Alzner did not participate in an optional practice Tuesday and has not been on the ice since a 4-3 double-overtime loss to the Maple Leafs in Game 2 at Verizon Center on Saturday.
  • The status of the Bruins’ four injured defensemen hasn’t changed much. Colin Miller, out since sustaining a lower-body injury in Game 1, was the only one to participate in practice, and Cassidy said he is the closest to returning to the lineup. Brandon Carlo (upper body) skated on his own before practice and is doubtful for Game 4. Torey Krug (lower body) and Adam McQuaid (upper body) remained off the ice.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets rookie defenseman Zach Werenski will miss the rest of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after he cracked his right cheekbone in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. Werenski, 19, was injured with 6:45 left in the second period when he was struck under his shield by a shot from Penguins forward Phil Kessel. Werenski immediately went down, was bleeding from his face, and went to the locker room.  He returned for the third period with a full face shield, but his eye had swollen so much he couldn’t see and was unable to play in overtime.  The Penguins won 5-4 to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.  “It makes you sick just because you see him try to come back out and his eye’s swollen up between the third and overtime and you know he wants to come back out, and what guy comes back out in that situation?” Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno  “I said to him, ‘I’m proud to be your teammate.’  “He’s a kid who exemplifies what we’re trying to build here, and it’s pretty impressive from a young guy. There’s lots of respect for that kid around the room, always has been. He’s such a big part of this team and it’s hard not to have him out there.”

Milestones/Records/Honors/Deaths:

  • Four Stanley Cup Playoff games were decided in overtime Monday, something that hadn’t happened since April 10, 1985, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks all won in overtime in the only four games on the schedule. It’s the third time in NHL history four playoff games went to overtime on the same day. The first time was April 11, 1980.  On April 10, 1985, eight games — all Game 1 of division semifinal series — were played, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the New York Rangers, the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Islanders, the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings, and the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Calgary Flames in overtime.
  • Dave Strader, who is calling games again after missing time while fighting cancer earlier in the season, has been named the winner of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. Strader was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in May but returned as television play-by-play announcer for the Dallas Stars and NBC Sports in February.  His 38-year career began in 1979 with the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League. He’s also worked for the Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers and Arizona Coyotes, as well as at ESPN, ABC and NBC.  It also was announced that long-time hockey writer Cam Cole has been named the winner of the Elmer Ferguson Award for excellence in hockey journalism.  Cole retired in 2016 after a 41-year career that saw him cover the Edmonton Oilers dynasty as the columnist at the Edmonton Journal, as well work at the National Post in Toronto and the Vancouver Sun. He covered more than 30 Stanley Cup Final series and 16 Olympics.  Strader and Cole will be recognized at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto as Media Honorees. They will be honored during the 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame induction weekend Nov. 10-13.

Suspensions/Fines: 

  • Edmonton Oilers forwardLeon Draisaitl will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Wednesday for spearing San Jose Sharks forward Chris Tierney.  The incident occurred at 13:44 of the second period in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round at SAP Center on Tuesday. Draisaitl received a five-minute major for spearing and a game misconduct.  The Sharks defeated the Oilers 7-0.

NHL Debuts:

 

Other Interesting Stories:

  • The National Hockey League Tuesday announced that the 2017 NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas to celebrate the League’s top talent from the 2016-17 season on Wednesday, June 21 at T-Mobile Arena. In addition, it was announced that the NHL Expansion Draft™, a special event revealing the initial roster of the League’s 31st team, the Vegas Golden Knights™, will be incorporated into the 2017 NHL Awards™. Televised live in the United States on NBCSN and in Canada on Sportsnet at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT, the 2017 NHL Awards™ will showcase hockey and Hollywood’s biggest stars with the excitement and energy that only Las Vegas can provide. As part of the program, the Golden Knights’ 30 selections in the NHL Expansion Draft™ will be revealed, providing the home fans – and national viewing audience – the opportunity to learn the initial composition of the team’s roster. The show will highlight team Majority Owner Bill Foley, General Manager George McPhee, Head Coach Gerard Gallant, as well as select players chosen by the Golden Knights, who begin NHL play in 2017-18.  The 2017 NHL Awards™ will again honor the top individual regular-season performances in a wide range of categories, including most valuable player (Hart Trophy), outstanding goaltender (Vezina Trophy), outstanding defenseman (Norris Trophy) and outstanding rookie (Calder Trophy). The Ted Lindsay Award, which is presented annually to the “most outstanding player” in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), also will be awarded.

The Hockeynuts.com Power Rankings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

Team (last week)

  1. Washington (1)
  2. Chicago (2)
  3. NY Rangers (3)
  4. Anaheim (4)
  5. Pittsburgh (5)
  6. Minnesota (6)
  7. San Jose (7)
  8. Boston (8)
  9. Columbus (9)
  10. Montreal (10)
  11. Edmonton (11)
  12. St Louis (12)
  13. Calgary (13)
  14. Ottawa (14)
  15. Nashville (15)
  16. Toronto (16)

 

  1. NY Islanders (17)
  2. Tampa Bay (18)
  3. Philadelphia (19)
  4. Winnipeg (20)
  5. Carolina (21)
  6. Los Angeles (22)
  7. Florida (23)
  8. Dallas (24)
  9. Detroit (25)
  10. Buffalo (26)
  11. New Jersey (27)
  12. Arizona (28)
  13. Vancouver (29)
  14. Colorado (30)
  15. Las Vegas (31)

 

NHL Awards Predictions (if there is time)

  • Hart Trophy – Wayne: Connor McDavid,  Steve:
  • Lady Byng Trophy – Wayne: Brad Marchand (JK) Vladimir Tarasenko (12 PIM, 75 pts)
  • Vezina Trophy – Wayne: Sergei Bobrovsky, Steve:
  • Calder Trophy – Wayne: Auston Matthews, Steve:
  • Norris Trophy – Wayne: Brent Burns, Steve:
  • Bill Masterton Trophy (perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. Each team nominated 1 player) – Wayne:  Shawn Thornton, Steve:
  • Ted Lindsay Award (NHLPA best player) – Wayne: Sidney Crosby, Steve:
  • Jack Adams Award: Wayne:  Todd McLelland, Steve:
  • Selke Trophy (Defensive forward): Wayne:  Patrice Bergeron, Steve:
  • King Clancy Trophy (player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community Each team nominated 1 player) Wayne:  Jordan Staal (Staal Family Foundation), Steve:

 

 

CHL Playoffs:

 

All European Leagues are in their playoffs or are just starting their playoffs.  We’ll get you league winners as they come in.  We’ll be covering the following:

Other Minor Pro Leagues in North America

 

KHL Minute:

KHL Playoffs!  http://en.khl.ru/

 

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

 

 

Picks of the week:

Steve:

 

Wayne:  https://www.nhl.com/news/dart-guy-meets-auston-matthews-parents/c-288906326 https://www.nhl.com/news/dart-guy-becomes-online-hero-for-maple-leafs-fans/c-288841784

 

https://www.nhl.com/news/denna-laing-has-incredible-time-at-boston-marathon/c-288878886

 

 

 

 

 

Listener Feedback

 

 

Close the show

 

Next Week’s scheduled stream: Wed., 4/26 6:30 PM, but if Boston plays a game 7, we will record on 4/27.

 

Topics for Next Week:

 

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.  Coming soon: Seatgeek.com

Additionally, we are looking at ways to directly support us through a donation program.  For now, if you would like to donate, go to thehockeynuts.com/donate and you will redirected to paypal.

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