This Series Is Making Me Drink. And Lose My Mind.

Daily Pucking Grind. Sharks Have No Bite. May 23rd.

Today’s music choice is Tonight’s The Kind Of Night by Noah And The Whale.

Game four of Chokeapalooza saw the Vancouver Canucks defeat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 to take a three games to one lead in the Western Conference match up.  Vancouver scored three goals in less than two minutes in the second period as San Jose seemed to have a revolving door to the penalty box, having to defend multiple five on three’s.  All three goals came on the power play.  Sami Salo scored twice, and that drama queen Ryan Kesler along with Alex Burrows scored the other two goals for Vancouver.  The Sharks were outplayed most of the game and couldn’t take advantage of four power play chances in the first period.  That can’t happen in the playoffs.  Adding to San Jose’s troubles was more ineffectiveness from Dany Heatley.  In 18 minutes of ice time, the Heatley had one shot, no points and displayed a total lack of interest to get his nose dirty. Time for JR to call him out?

I would like to tell you that the Sedin sisters are starting to matter, and that Henrietta is at the top of the league in playoff points.  But I hate, yes hate, these effing whiners so much, I’m giving no praise.  They bitch about diving, they bitch about not getting enough penalty calls their way, and then Ryan Kesler goes down from a sucker punch at the end of the game like he got shot by a sniper. He would be a great soccer player.  Praise? You want it?  There’s a ton of other places to find it.  Sore loser am I? Yes.  Get used to it!  Vancouver…. act  like you’ve been here before you jerks.

As for you San Jose:  Watch some Blackhawks video from the last three years of playoffs.  Those players have more guts in their little finger than many of you do in your entire body.

Game five Tuesday night in Vancouver.

Check out Cardiac Cane.  Kristina asked me some great questions about the Florida Panthers.

Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Sunday.

Raffi strikes again….this time the recipient is Joe Thornton, who says he’ll be ready.  Pro Hockey Talk.

The Bruins will try and get back on track as the series moves back to beantown.  Globe and Mail.

Lightning fans gave a special send off to their team as they headed to Boston.  Sean Leahy.

Coaching vacancies galore.  Here’s a look at who might go where.

Former official Kerry Fraser looks at boarding calls.

Mike Smith has been the perfect relief pitcher for Tampa.

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