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Monarchs v. Admirals, Game 3 tonight

Manchester and Norfolk are tied 1-1 in their best-of-five series. Ian Clark’s On Hockey: A big night in NH and Boston | New Hampshire SPORTS Due to scheduling issues in Norfolk, the top-ranked Admirals played Game 1 and 2 in Virginia. But Game 3 tonight, Game 4 Friday and Game 5 (if needed on Saturday)…

Nasty series predicted by STL Today

STL Today: Blues vs. Kings: A ‘nasty’ series is forecast  The last time the Blues and Los Angeles Kings met, on March 22, the score was 0-0 through overtime and had to be decided in a shootout. [...] What the upcoming Blues-Los Angeles Western Conference semifinal series might lack in scoring, [...] the teams will…

Re Torres: This is what I should have said

The distinction made by Joe Pelletier in the post below is, in my opinion, the central issue in the recent suspension debate. Namely: until the league distinguishes unambiguously between intent-to-injure and recklessness, between unsportsmanlike acts of violence and what Pelletier calls “hockey plays gone awry”, there is no way to make heads or tails out…

Vey (x2), Czarnik, Kozun and Andreoff even series

Monarchs top Admirals, knot series | Union Leader Linden Vey scored two goals and the Manchester Monarchs snapped the Norfolk Admirals’ 29-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory in Norfolk during the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday. The win ties the best-of-five series at one game apiece and gives the eighth-seeded Monarchs the upper hand…

Torres hit: really? 25 games?

I don’t like Raffi Torres. I think he tries to hurt people. And checks like he so often delivers are exactly the kind that need to be eliminated from hockey. But I can’t say the 25-game suspension handed down by the league for the hit on Marian Hossa makes a whole lot of sense to…

Friday: yes, there is live Kings hockey tonight

The Manchester Monarchs play the Norfolk Admirals in game one of their opening round series, and for ten bucks you can watch it on AHL Live. Game starts at 4:30PM Pacific time. The Ottawa 67s — featuring Kings prospect Tyler Toffoli — play the Niagara Ice Dogs in game one of round three, and for…

Game 4, Pre-Game: well, THIS is new

  The Kings have never swept a seven-game series before. They’ve never been up 3-0 before either. As far as I can tell, their longest playoff winning streak is five games, starting with the last four games of the 2001 Detroit series and continuing with a win in game one of round two against Colorado.…