Not too long ago they were toiling dangerously close to the playoff cut off line, unable to score more than a goal a game, but we all knew Los Angeles was too good of a team with too much winning experience not to turn it on down the stretch when the urgency level rises. That’s exactly what the Kings have done, scoring 25 goals over 8 games and posting an 8-0 record since February 8.
Randy Carlyle speaks with the media following Thursday’s morning skate.
Listen out for MLHS’ Anthony Petrielli asking the panel a question (at the 56:30 mark) about intangibles, which Reid Mitchell and Alex Rucker (Raptors’ Seniors Analytics Consultant) respond to.
Anthony will have some follow-up thoughts on today’s Conference in tomorrow’s Notebook. For full video of the other panel talks at today’s Sports Industry Conference, click here.
SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 11: Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 of the San Jose Sharks is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period at SAP Center on March 11, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Dashed line indicates non-even strength play.
The San Jose Sharks are easily the most impressive organization since the early early millennium to have never won the Cup. While the Red Wings are popularly described as the paragon of consistency as a winning team that feeds the machine with acute draft day bargain hunting, San Jose has been a winning team that’s been better at the draft without the Cup to show for it. In fact, since 2003 no team has produced more games played out of its draftees than the Sharks, and they’ve been a good to great team the entire time.
Randy Carlyle addresses the media in Anaheim following Toronto’s 3-1 win over the Ducks.
David Clarkson looks to be playing as he’s taken the warmups.
Jonathan Bernier starts for the Leafs. Frederik Andersen (15-3-0, .929SV%) goes for the Ducks, the Leafs’ first ever look at him.
Randy Carlyle speaks with media about making his return to Anaheim after Monday’s morning skate.
Randy Carlyle addresses the media after Toronto’s overtime victory over the Flyers.
The Marlies are well on their way to a win over Lake Erie this Saturday afternoon thanks to a Josh Leivo hat trick. Enjoy.
Randy Carlyle – 03/07/2014
Randy Carlyle speaks with the media following Friday’s practice.
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Randy Carlyle talks about the sputtering powerplay, Dion Phaneuf missing practice for maintenance again, Carter Ashton and Peter Holland, Tyler Bozak.
Randy Carlyle addresses the media following Toronto’s 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers.
The points are now at a premium with under 20 games to go and the group that has the Leafs sitting fifth in the East has been trusted with closing out the job.
Dave Nonis addressed the media after completing no moves (besides the call ups of Carter Ashton and Peter Holland) on NHL Trade Deadline Day.
Randy Carlyle addresses the media after Toronto’s 2-1 loss to Columbus.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have outscored the Leafs 11-2 over two games this season. Bad starts have been a killer, with the Leafs outshot 23-9 between the two first periods of those losses. Avoiding their season-long trend as one of the worst first period teams in the League (-15 goal differential) seems pivotal against a team that has had no problem scoring against the Leafs or in general this season (7th in goals per game).
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Saturday night in Montreal, Tyler Bozak pulled off an assist for the highlight reel just before Phil Kessel’s go-ahead 3-2 goal.
The Olympics have come and gone with Team Canada bringing home the gold medal in ice hockey, successfully defending their Olympic title. But despite dominating international hockey, the men’s team is not positioned at the top of the IIHF rankings. Instead, Canada is third behind Sweden and Finland. Why?
Carter Ashton’s hat trick was the difference in a 5-2 Marlies win over the Lake Erie Monsters on Sunday afternoon.