February Game Thread

cshea

Member
SoSH Member
Nov 15, 2006
25,864
306, row 14
Playoff races hearing up.

Pittsburgh/Tampa on tap tonight. Naturally NBCSN goes with Buffalo/Detroit. That’s how you sell the game.

(and yes I know the Buffalo market always has crazy good ratings even with a shitty team)
 

SemperFidelisSox

suzyn
SoSH Member
May 25, 2008
20,748
Boston, MA
Yeah, if I had one nitpick about the league it’s the scheduling. For example, they had 13 games scheduled on Monday, going up against the State of the Union, but only two last night. They really need to spread it out so fans can enjoy the product every night of the week or have the option of just watching 4-5 games a night.
 

Salem's Lot

Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!
SoSH Member
Jul 15, 2005
7,641
Gallows Hill
Yeah, if I had one nitpick about the league it’s the scheduling. For example, they had 13 games scheduled on Monday, going up against the State of the Union, but only two last night. They really need to spread it out so fans can enjoy the product every night of the week or have the option of just watching 4-5 games a night.
They have to work with building availability. Many of the teams share buildings with NBA teams and its winter so most concert tours are playing indoor venues. It’s tough to have an even split of games during the week.
 

cshea

Member
SoSH Member
Nov 15, 2006
25,864
306, row 14
Pretty good Habs/Leafs game tonight. 0-0 late in the 2nd. Must win for MTL if they want to keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

Elsewhere, Tampa is up 1-0 on the Isles. The Isles have really crashed and burned since they had that insane point streak in October/November.
 

cshea

Member
SoSH Member
Nov 15, 2006
25,864
306, row 14
PIT/TB tonight. 1-0 Pittsburgh in the first.

Also, not sure what the circumstances are, but Florida is dressing 10 F and 8 D tonight.
 
Last edited:

PedroSpecialK

Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa
SoSH Member
Dec 12, 2004
25,618
Cambridge, MA
Also, not sure what the circumstances are, but Florida is dressing 10 F and 8 D tonight.
Seems to be working... #19 for Acciari, 18 for Connolly, and 15 for Vatrano tonight

Pysyk listed as a forward tonight, he’s got a goal and two helpers
 

Catcher Block

Member
SoSH Member
Mar 7, 2006
3,318
St. Louis
Freakishly similar to the Rich Peverly incident in Dallas. Normal shift, nothing noteworthy, and collapsed against the glass at the end of the bench as soon as he sat down. Hard to prepare yourself to see something like that.

Darren Pang on Blues broadcast said Bouwmeester was awake, alert, and acknowledging people en route to hospital.

Edit: This is also the first game in the Blues' annual Dads Trip, and his Dad was in attendance. Must be an awful feeling.
 

Valek123

Member
SoSH Member
Jul 13, 2005
847
Upper Valley
Quick nice work by the medics on site, hopefully whatever cause the rhythm change didn't revert on the way to the hospital. Scary stuff, you just never want to see this but thankfully the NHL has done a great job of preparation for these events.
 

cshea

Member
SoSH Member
Nov 15, 2006
25,864
306, row 14
Good news: Tampa is without Stamkos, Kucherov, Cirelli, McDonagh, Rutta tonight

Bad news: they are playing the McDavid-less Oilers
 

Salem's Lot

Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!
SoSH Member
Jul 15, 2005
7,641
Gallows Hill
He should get 10 games. You can’t kick a guy. That’s probably the most dangerous thing you can do out there. They league has to hammer him for that.
 

SemperFidelisSox

suzyn
SoSH Member
May 25, 2008
20,748
Boston, MA
I’ve mentioned this before, but the Panthers attendance is pathetic for a team in a wild card spot. You can see all the empty seats on TV, and at least half of the people there are Flyers fans. Bad look for the league. Just move this franchise to Saskatchewan. Tampa Bay is a great market, but hockey in South Florida just isn’t working.
 

Salem's Lot

Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!
SoSH Member
Jul 15, 2005
7,641
Gallows Hill
I’ve mentioned this before, but the Panthers attendance is pathetic for a team in a wild card spot. You can see all the empty seats on TV, and at least half of the people there are Flyers fans. Bad look for the league. Just move this franchise to Saskatchewan. Tampa Bay is a great market, but hockey in South Florida just isn’t working.
The building location is awful. There’s nothing around it except a bunch of office parks. It would be like if the Bruins played on the Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington. Actual it would be more like if the Revolution played on the Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington.
 

SemperFidelisSox

suzyn
SoSH Member
May 25, 2008
20,748
Boston, MA
Kassian gets 7 games for his karate kick. This and the McDavid injury could really sink Edmonton for the division. At least the Bruins benefit next week.
 

TheRealness

Don't make him go all Lucic on your ash
SoSH Member
Feb 8, 2006
11,186
The Dirty Shire
I liked how player safety in its explanation used his bullshit defense of “he was holding me so I had to get away”as, ‘you intended to make the contact’ and then gave him seven games because of how insanely reckless it is to do that intentionally with any amount of force with your skate blade.