Sean Leahy

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

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 1 hr 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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  • Ondrej Pavelec out until at least January with 'significant' knee sprain

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 5 days ago

    The NHL’s most interesting sixth-place team, as per Sean McIndoe, will go with the goaltending tandem of Michael Hutchinson and Connor Hellebuyck until at least January, possibly longer.

    Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice announced on Monday that Ondrej Pavelec has been placed on injury reserve with a “significant” knee sprain. 

    For now, it’s Hutchinson’s net. 

    “(Hutchinson) has been training for this. He knows he's going to get the opportunity to play a bunch of games in a row,” Maurice said Sunday, via the Winnipeg Free Press. “It’s a little bit different mindset, but it's the one he had prior to getting to this level.”

    Hutchinson has been given eight starts for the Jets and posted a .918 even strength save percentage. Meanwhile, down in the AHL, Hellebuyck has posted a .927 save percentage in 10 starts for the Manitoba Moose.

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  • Improved Sergei Bobrovsky leading Blue Jackets' turnaround

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 5 days ago

    Don’t look now, but Sergei Bobrovsky’s lost confidence may have been found. 

    The Columbus Blue Jackets netminder was stellar in Friday night’s 4-0 shutout of the Nashville Predators making 39 saves, including this highlight-reel stop on James Neal:

    The win was another sign of a revived Blue Jackets squad under new head coach John Tortorella. 

    Following the team’s fourth loss to begin the 2015-16 season, a 7-3 thrashing by the Ottawa Senators, Bobrovsky admitted to having “zero confidence.” The rough start led to Todd Richards’ eventual dismissal, and installing Tortorella has brought a turnaround, with ‘Lumbus winning four of their last five and going from pointless in their opening eight games to within five points of a wild card spot 13 games later.

    Winning creates confidence, and the Blue Jackets’ disastrous start was early enough in the season that there was still plenty of rope to use to help them climb out.

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  • Anthony Duclair snags on-ice selfie with former Montreal junior teammates (Photo)

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 8 days ago

    We’ve seen plenty of NHL players take selfies with fans before games orsometimes even during games, but have we seen one involving former teammates? Anthony Duclair of the Arizona Coyotes found some Thursday night at Bell Centre. 

    Here's the end product:

    Those fans are Guillaume Gauthier, Jerome Verrier and Nikolas Brouillard, teammates of Duclair’s with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL last season. 

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  • Islanders' Travis Hamonic not going to change his game after trade request

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy 9 days ago

    SYOSSET, N.Y. – Travis Hamonic is willing to wait. His trade request to New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow was delivered before the start of the 2015-16 season, but he understands the process may take a while.

    “I don’t want to handcuff the team by any means,” Hamonic said after Thursday’s practice. “Garth has a job to do and I completely understand that and I respect his process. I respect Garth tremendously, not just as a general manager but as a person as well. Maybe in this business people overlook some of those things.

    “He’s going to do what he feels is best for the organization and I’ve said that from the start. I’ve signed here and I love it here. I really enjoy my teammates. So whatever Garth feels is best is not going to bother me. I’m ready to play here and battle hard and go to war every night. It hasn’t been an issue for me so far this season, and I continue to try to work hard and win here. That’s our goal. One thing I can guarantee and promise is I’m not going to change how I play on the ice.” 

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