Bears win 1: Friday notes

Shots on goal tell little sometimes. This did not feel (and admittedly, I’m saying that with divided attention from afar) like a low-event Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, but shots were very

U.S. advances/Paul departs

Keith Kinkaid stopped three of three in the shootout, Auston Matthews had the only tally in the bonus round, and the U.S. moves on to the semis at the World Championship with a 2-1 win over the Czech

Farewell, Howie: Wednesday notes

A fond tip of cap to Howie Rose, stepping down after 21 years as Islanders play-by-play guy on TV. Fortunately still got him in the summertime. World Championship quarters on Thursday. (USA-CZE at
Categories: International, RIP

Czechs next: Worlds notes

At Worlds, the United States got to overtime with help from a Brock Nelson power-play goal, which was just enough to sneak through to the quarterfinals. And that was all they did; Tomas Marcinko

Marlies, Monsters move on: Monday notes

A phenomenal finish to a great series between, perhaps, the two best teams in the AHL. It goes to Toronto, 4-3 and 4-3, in Game 7 at Ricoh Coliseum. The teams combined for five goals in the third,

Bears move on: Sunday notes

In a Game 7 that made for great theater, Hershey has its first best-of-7 series win since 2010. Travis Boyd came out from Casey DeSmith’s right and wristed one upstairs 10:57 into overtime to give the

Reign on/Devils to distance: Saturday notes

Ontario’s through, Albany has forced a Game 7, and another Game 7 will, if necessary, move. Start in Toronto, where the Devils beat the Marlies 4-1 to force a deciding game Monday night. Albany was

At least one Game 7: Friday notes

Game 7 in Hershey on Sunday at 5: the Penguins won decisively tonight at home behind five points from captain Tom Kostopoulos, who a dozen years ago was a key piece of the first Penguins team to beat