Nightly Review: Stretcher, suspension, suspension, suspension…

Just as Brendan Shanahan was checking off his laundry list of supplemental discipline, Raffi Torres pulled a, well, he pulled a Raffi Torres. At 11:51 of the first period, Torres left his feet and delivered a shoulder-to-head check against Marian Hossa that knocked Hossa unconscious and required a stretcher to take him off the ice. He was transported to hospital. No word on his condition except that he has since left the hospital.

If TSN’s Bob McKenzie knows what he’s talking about, and he does, we can all expect a very lengthy suspension from the department of player safety. (TSN)

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Manic Monday: Recapping the weekend that was

Well kids, I decided to take the weekend off. I’ll probably continue blogging Monday through Friday until the third round when the number of games drops down.

Let’s take a look at what’s transpired in my drunkenness days off.

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Playoff Previews: Penguins vs Flyers

4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs 5 Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh heads into the playoffs as healthy as they have been in the past three years (They won the cup three years ago). Sidney CrosbyJordan Staal and Kris Letang all missed significant time this year and all are ready to play in what should be the best series of the first round and, if I am bold enough to predict so, the entire playoffs this year.

It’s no secret that the Flyers have some serious hate for their cross-state rivals. The teams split their last two games and combined for 115 penalty minutes in them. Even the coaching staff got involved. If there is one prediction likely to come true, it’s from Scott Hartnell: “It’s going to be a bloodbath.”

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