Sean Leahy

  • NHL Three Stars: Campbell's OT goal lifts Panthers over Red Wings

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 9 hrs ago

    No. 1 Star: Brian Campbell, Florida Panthers

    Campbell started the transition behind the Florida net in overtime and then beat Petr Mrazek while trailing the play to give the Panthers a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. 

    According to the NHL, that was the second overtime of Campbell’s career. The first came nearly a decade ago (Dec. 1, 2005).

    No. 2 Star: Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers

    Luongo made 28 saves for his second straight win and allowed two goals or less for the fourth time in five starts. The Panthers netminder also played in 883rd career NHL game, passing John Vanbiesbrouck for eighth place on the all-time list.

    No. 3 Star: Reilly Smith, Florida Panthers

    Smith tallied his sixth goal of the year late in the second period to even the score. It was Smith's first goal in nine games.

    Honorable Mention: Florida’s win was their fifth in a row in Detroit and sixth out of their last seven at Joe Louis Arena … Dylan Larkin scored his 10th goal of the season. He now leads all rookies in that category.

    Did You Know? Florida hasn't lost in regulation at Detroit since Dec. 15, 2007. (AP)


  • KHL player 'fine', needs only stitches after taking skate blade to throat (Video)

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 14 hrs ago

    There was an incredibly frightening scene during Sunday’s KHL game between Slovan and Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk

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    Early in the third period, former long-time NHLer Ladislav Nagy ripped a shot and then fell over Yugra forward Vitaly Sitnikov’s stick. As Nagy fell, his skate came up and caught Sitnikov in the throat.

    WARNING: It’s not pretty to watch and there is some blood.

    Fortunately for Sitnikov, the immediate medical attention he received helped the incident from becoming a tragedy. It's amazing we don't see stuff like that in hockey on a regular basis.

    According to Yugra head coach Pavel Yezovskikh, Nagy’s blade did not cut an artery and the damage to Sitnikov was minimal.

    “Vitaly had the surgery and everything sewn up. Now everything is fine,” he said, via the team website.

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  • Colorado Eagles-Florida Everblades brawl features goalie fight (Video)

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 18 hrs ago

    The Colorado Eagles beat the Florida Everblades handily 5-1 in ECHL action Saturday night. As is tradition, tempers flared late in the dying seconds of the game and a brawl erupted, which featured a goalie fight. 

    A brief disagreement between Colorado’s Darryl Bootland and Florida goaltender Anthony Peters set things off which led to Peters skating down ice and drop the gloves with Eagles netminder Kris Lazaruk.

    In all, 106 penalty minutes were handed out during that stoppage. The emotions remained high 11 seconds later when another exchange of pleasantries occurred and 46 more PIMs were distributed.

    The evening was also "Stick Up For Kids Night" with Eagles fans raising $57,000 through a game used stick auction benefiting four local kids charities

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  • Brandon Dubinsky suspended 1 game for cross-check on Sidney Crosby (Video)

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 1 day ago

    The rivalry between Brandon Dubinsky and Sidney Crosby continued Friday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime. During the second period, Dubinsky cross-checked Crosby in the neck and then broke his stick on a second blow after the Penguins captain fell to the ice.

    Those actions were enough for the Department of Player Safety to hold a hearing with Dubinsky on Saturday and later hand him a one-game suspension.

    (So I guess this means Matthew Barnaby is out a grand?)

    “I'm not surprised,” Crosby said afterward, via the Tribune-Review. “If I was going to get one of those shots, it would probably be from him.”

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  • Alain Vigneault wonders who you'd prefer as a son: Henrik Lundqvist or Brad Marchand?

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 1 day ago

    Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins was called for goaltender interference during Friday’s matinee against the New York Rangers when he collided with Henrik Lundqvist. 

    Bruins head coach Claude Julien, dubious that it was the correct call, had some advice for the Rangers netminder after the game.

    "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice,” he said, via WEEI’s DJ Bean.

    In response, Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault defended his netminder Saturday morning with one simple question. 

    Via Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News:

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  • NHL Three Stars: Getzlaf records five assists for Ducks; Pageau leads Senators

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 5 days ago

    No. 1 Star: Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks

    The Anaheim captain had a hand in all five of the Ducks’ goals in their 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames. Getzlaf recorded five assists for the first time since Oct. 2008, tying a franchise record. 

    No. 2 Star: Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Ottawa Senators 

    The size of the nets in Dallas were no problem Tuesday night as the Ottawa Senators downed the Stars 7-4 at American Airlines Center. Pageau led the offensive rush for the Senators scoring twice and assisting on another for his first multi-point game since Jan. 15. One of Pageau’s two third period goals came shorthanded to give him the NHL lead with three:

    No. 3 Stars: Rickard Rakell / Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks

    Rakell and Perry each scored twice in the Ducks win, thanks in part to Getzlaf assists. 

    Honorable Mention: Craig Anderson made 33 saves, including this diving stop on Jamie Benn which then led to a Mike Hoffman empty net goal: 

    Did You Know? 

    The @AnaheimDucks improved to 21-0-0 in their last 21 regular-season home games vs. CGY dating to April 4, 2004.

  • The Brothers Benn hook up for pretty alley-oop shorthanded goal (Video)

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 5 days ago

    There were a lot of goals in Dallas tonight as the Stars fell to the Ottawa Senators 7-4. The prettiest one of the eleven came early in the third period when Jordie and Jamie Benn hooked up for a shorthanded tally.

    Down a man, Jordie took the puck in the defensive zone, saw brother Jamie shooting up ice and flipped a perfect pass that took one bounce and landed on the reigning MVPs stick, who then proceeded to beat Craig Anderson with a great move.

    Via SomeHockeyVideos:

    (“This is double Bennetration” is a call only Daryl Reaugh could make.)

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    Notice as soon as the puck leaves Erik Karlsson’s stick at the blue line and heads toward Jordie, Jamie starts making his move up ice and calls for it.

    The Stars’ eventually came up short, but the Benns did their best to try and jumpstart a comeback.

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  • Howe in good health; Gallagher out 6 weeks; Norris Trophy debate (Puck Headlines)

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 5 days ago

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at 

    • John Tortorella’s shot-blocking clinics aren’t limited to just us humans. [Blue Jackets]

    • Gordie Howe’s health is getting better and better, according to his sons Mark and Marty, and that’s great news. []

    • Nathan Gerbe will miss six weeks as he nurses a lower-body injury. [Hurricanes]

    • Also gone for six weeks is Brendan Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens, owner of that gnarly finger. [Canadiens]

    • More love for Klingberg. [TSN]


  • Pass or Fail: Chicago Blackhawks 2016 Stadium Series jerseys

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 5 days ago

    Black Friday is three days away, so it’s no wonder all of these NHL team are unveiling their special outdoor game jerseys this week. 

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    The Detroit Red Wings showed off their Stadium Series jerseys Tuesday night and the Chicago Blackhawks followed Tuesday morning.

    Here’s captain Jonathan Toews playing model:

    Here's the back, featuring no wacky number font:

    From the Blackhawks:

    Well, they’re certainly better than the ones that showed a pretty low level of creative design for their 2014 Stadium Series game. And did anyone outside of Carl Sandburg know that Chicago is known as the "City of Big Shoulders?"

    What do you think?

    Pass or Fail: Chicago Blackhawks 2016 Stadium Series jerseys

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  • Watch Ray Ferraro interview son Landon during Bruins-Maple Leafs (Video)

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 5 days ago

    There was a really cool moment after the second period on Monday night’s 4-3 Boston Bruins victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. TSN analyst Ray Ferraro, who was stationed between the benches at Air Canada Centre, had the opportunity to interview his son, 24-year old Landon, the newest member of the Bruins.

    If you close your eyes and listen to it, it’s pretty amazing how much father and son sound alike.

    The younger Ferraro was claimed on waivers by the Bruins on Sunday from the Detroit Red Wings, who drafted him 32nd overall in 2009. During his NHL career, Ray played 1,258 games with six teams, scoring 408 goals.

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    What did Landon think about his interview with dad?

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