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April 5, 1947: L.A. won its first pro hockey title…or did they?

The Pacific Coast Hockey League existed off and on from 1928 to 1952, and the last incarnation — 1944-1952 — featured the Los Angeles Monarchs, Hollywood Wolves, Pasadena Panthers, San Diego Skyhawks, Fresno Falcons, Oakland Oaks and San Francisco Shamrocks, among twenty teams in California, Oregon, Washington and Western Canada (including an incarnation of the…

Stick a fork in me, I’m Doan! (post-game bullets)

  • I’m pretty sure Terry Murray would have benched Penner after the first period of this game. Sutter did not.
  • Only one coach has knocked out the first three seeds in the first three rounds of the playoffs, and he’s done it twice.
  • Dustin Brown check on Roszival. Sorry, Phoenix, that’s not a knee-on-knee check.
  • Note to Phoenix fans: throwing crap on the ice is classless, and it also can cost your team because the ref can call a penalty against the home team.
  • Oh never mind: YOUR SEASON IS OVER.

HATE

When Martin Hanzel boarded Dustin Brown in tonight’s game, with Brown lying face down and motionless on the ice, my 8 year old son had a question:

“Why are they cheering?”