The immovable object is indeed hampering the unstoppable force in the Eastern Conference Finals. Much was written about the depth and firepower of the Pittsburgh Penguins offense, as well as the shaky-at-best defense and goaltending. The latter has been much more of a contributing factor than the former, as the Bruins have coasted to a 2-0 lead over the favored Penguins.
Tomas Vokoun was chased from the nets after giving up 3 goals in the first period, and was replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury, who responded by giving up 3 of his own. Jaromir Jagr finally got on the score sheet with two assists, and was a plus-3, in game that finished as a 6-1 blowout.
The Bruins aren't getting overly confident just yet, however. "It doesn't matter what the series is at right now," said Brad Marchand. "If they get the next one, they're right back in it. The next one is the one that's most important." The two teams will now fly to Boston for game three of the series. [TSN.ca]
Tonight is the night for the long-awaited new Dallas Stars logos and uniforms to be unveiled. The Stars are throwing an invite-only gala at the AT&T Performing Arts Center downtown, starting at 6:00. The new uniforms, which are rumored to be very heavy on kelly green, and with a decidedly vintage flair, will be showcased in front of a crowd of full-season ticket holders and the media. Tom Gaglardi, Jim Lites, Jim Nill, Mike Modano, and Jamie Benn will be in attendance. [Dallas Stars]
For full coverage of the unveiling, as well as a detailed recap of the evening, look nowhere else but Defending Big D.
The Dallas Stars will also be making some drastic changes to the higher-level fan experience next season, as they've announced the creation of a "theatre box" package for business entertainment purposes. Boxes are said to be going for 80,000 for the year, including Stars, Mavericks, and concert clearances. [Dallas Business Journal]
A rose by another name, right? Hockey fans take things seriously, and sometimes go overboard... here is an article about renaming food as part of a rivalry. [Times Online]
The Montreal Canadiens have parted ways with their goaltending coach, Pierre Groulx, after four years of tutoring Carey Price. "Pierre is a coach with a strong work ethic, a true professional who largely contributed to the development of our goaltenders. Unfortunately, we have to make the difficult decision today not to renew his contract with the team. I want to wish Pierre the best of luck with the pursuit of his career," said GM Marc Bergevin, who is in the process of putting his stamp on the franchise. [Faceoff.com]
The Chicago Blackhawks aren't expecting to just waltz into Los Angeles and take the Kings with ease. The Chicago Tribute has a good piece about the Hawks keeping their focus and not getting ahead of themselves in their fight against a team that has yet to lose a playoff game at home this year. [Chicago Tribune]
Today's video is nothing but the highlights of the Bruins stomping on the Penguins. If you're cheering for James Neal, Brenden Morrow, Matt Niskanen, and Jussi Jokinen this post season, you might want to click away.