Tyler Tuesday: Beardspiration

Tyler and the Dallas Stars giving new meaning to the phrase “by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin”. They just squeeked into the playoffs and took then second Wild Card spot in the West.  I’m genuinely excited for Tyler (really I am!), given the circumstances of his departure from Boston.  He has matured into a high […]

Hope on the Rocks

The playoffs give me angst.  For the duration of the Penguins’ chances I will feel sick to my stomach nearly all the time.  A portion of that is desire to win, and a large chunk has been devoted over the last few years to hoping this isn’t the moment James Neal does something stupid. I’m […]

Blackhawks Win the Cup

So ends the 2013 season.  One lockout.  Zero Winter Classics, 24/7 episodes, All-Star Games or NHL Awards ceremonies.  One Stanley Cup. credit: sportsmockery I’m sure Chuck will do a post about the Bruins when she’s ready.  For now we send her and our other Bruins fan friends love.  We’ve all had teams lose before, but […]

Beard of the Year

It’s here… #BeardWatch2013′s Beard of the Year!  I had to do this one solo, as Chuck is away, but I’m sure she will appreciate it from her European Vacation.  There were so many possibilities this year – manly beards as far as the eye can see.  An excellent problem to have. Read it here: Yahoo Puck […]

Honey, I’m Home.

Remember me?  I was visiting my parents last week and there are no interwebs in the woods.  Also there is no NBC Sports Network so it’s a good thing I was at a Lady Antebellum show instead of trying to watch Game 2!  The outcome was also much better. Chuck is on vacation and I […]

Raiders of the Stanley Cup

Everyone knows that any nerd movie worth watching involves some sort of an epic quest – a quest for something so important, powerful, that it could forever change the course of human history. Lord of the Rings.  Star Wars.  The Goonies. Tonight at 8pm in the Madhouse on Madison, another quest will begin. Warriors will […]

Chuck’s Friday Night

Let me preface this by saying that I’m not typically a girl that goes to bars alone. Mainly, because it makes me feel more acutely single than I already do and also because I try not to drink alone. Last Friday, I set aside my rule and ventured out to my local in the pouring […]

Foxy Friday: Gregory Campbell – The Sequel

Normally we don’t tend to feature the same player twice in our Foxy Friday feature, but after what Gregory Campbell did on Wednesday night, how could we not? from bosstownsports.tumblr.com In case you’ve been living under a rock since Wednesday, just take a moment to review what transpired to bring about this Foxy Friday Sequel. […]

BeardWatch 2013: The Best of What’s Still Around

We’re getting close to the end, and the biggest, baddest beards of this year’s playoffs are vying for their chance to reach the ultimate goal: full growth. In this week’s BeardWatch, we give praise to the best of what’s still around in the Conference Championships, your current frontrunners for 2013 Playoff Beard of the Year, Jaromir […]

A Flair for the Dramatic

Patrice Bergeron certainly has a flair for the dramatic, doesn’t he? First, his game tying and then game winning OT goal verses Toronto in Round 1 and now this.   While credit goes to Bergeron for scoring the goal, mad props go to Jaromir Jagr for making it all possible.  His play on Evgeni Malkin […]

A Hockey Haiku

A Metaphor for the Playoffs by Duncan Keith   Stick to pretty face In another life stay friend Call when it’s summer     The Kings rebounded to beat the Hawks last night.  Just sayin’.

Keep On Movin’

Battle of the Blog: Game Two The Penguins had a game last night.  Sort of. I won’t talk about what went wrong because: a) I would be here all day. (The defense!) b) Everyone has already said it. (The passing!) c) I refuse to put more bad mojo into the universe about the Penguins right now. […]

You Oughta Know

Battle of the Blog: Game One Since Chuck and I are not talking, I have no idea if she’s planning to write this same post today.  You guys can tell me later. So, Saturday night was exciting, yes?  Too exciting.  Run-and-gun hockey is fun to watch only if: the puck goes in the net. it’s […]

BeardWatch2013: We’re Holding Out for a Hero

“We need a hero. We’re holding out for a hero to the end of the night.  He’s gotta have a beard and he’s gotta have fuzz. And he’s gotta be fresh from the ice.” ~ Chuck & Pants It’s Conference Final time, and every hockey fan knows it’s often a new guy, a third-liner or […]

Bigger, Better, Faster, MORE.

So this is it: If your team won a Stanley Cup in the last four years, remain in your seat to ride the roller coaster again.  If not, you probably hate this.  It’s like playing original Monopoly, before they swapped the iron for a cat, and thinking, “Oh great, the old shoe won again.”  (Seriously, […]

Magnificent Sevens

Over the weekend, things got very interesting out west.  First the Sharks and Kings repeated the Capitals/Rangers dance of winning every home game to take their series to seven games.   I hope the trend of that series continues… which would mean the Sharks win Game 7.  The Kings got to be bearded longest last […]

BeardWatch 2013: The Ginger Beard Edition

Never in considering playoff beards or writing this informative and newsworthy weekly feature did we expect to find that so many people share our affinity for ginger beards. You’re all into hockey, that’s enough to make us friends. This common captivation with facial hair takes our relationship to the next level. Since we’ve made ginger […]

I Like Winning

As much as I like intensely battled hockey games, it’s nice to get a big win once in a while.  It’s nice to take a 3-1 playoff series lead. Last night’s Pens/Sens game significantly reduced my risk of a heart attack.   Malkin said Neal was ready to bust out of his scoring slump [link], […]

There Will Be Blood… and Milkshakes

If last night’s Bruins/Rangers game was a movie, it would be called “There Will Be Blood”. Lumber was a-flying and the team trainers were going through cotton gauze like Taylor Swift goes through boyfriends. Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, and Carl Hagelin were just some of the players that needed zippers to close up gashes. Tyler […]

Put Me In, Coach!

Just when there’s no time for any blogging today, the Hawks put Viktor Stalberg back into the lineup.  And I find time to send you this: Here’s the story from NHL.com.  The Hawks were the Hawks in Game 1, winning 4-1 over Detroit.  Then a Freaky Friday (though it was Saturday) body-switching catastrophe happened and […]