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Al Montoya's Homecoming Spoiled as New York Islanders Drop to Chicago Blackhawks

The New York Islanders first road winning streak since March was snapped with a 5-4 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Friday night.

Al Montoya is from Chicago and the Isles goaltender spent $3,800 on tickets for family and friends. 

Montoya made 37 saves on 41 shots in front of his folks, but it wasn't enough. Despite allowing four goals, Kyle Okposo gave plenty of credit to the Islanders goaltender.

Boston Bruins Ready to Host Winnipeg Jets for First Time Since 1995

One day after their dropping their first possible point in the month of November, the Boston Bruins head right back to work against an old friend in the Winnipeg Jets.

Boston lost via shootout to the Detroit Red Wings in the Discover Thanksgiving Showdown yesterday afternoon.

Boston Bruins: 5 Keys to Matchup with the Buffalo Sabres

Posted 11/12/2011 - 11:58 by HockeyPolls

The Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres will put their four-game winning streaks on the line at the TD Garden Saturday night.

Besides the endeavor to keep stoking their fire, the divisional rivals also have conflicting desires in terms of the standings. The second-place Sabres trail Toronto by one point while the fourth-place Bruins trail Ottawa by the same margin.

Boston Bruins: Tyler Seguin Could Fill Big Skates On Offense, Power Play

Posted 11/05/2011 - 20:57 by HockeyPolls

When Tyler Seguin broke the ice at 6:23 of Saturday night’s first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs, it was the first time the Boston Bruins’ sophomore had scored a power-play goal in over a year.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Another Late-Night Matchup Against the Los Angeles Kings

Tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins wrap up their West Coast trip with a game against the Los Angeles Kings. In their previous game, the Pens lost in a shootout to the San Jose Sharks.

If you are like me, you try not to get too worked up about regular season games, whether they are good or bad. Watching each and every game means you will always find some things on either side of the coin, though.

Chicago Blackhawks: Is the Rivalry with the Vancouver Canucks Built to Last?

Posted 11/05/2011 - 12:30 by HockeyPolls

The Chicago Blackhawks return from Florida, three points in hand, to take on what has become their most notorious rival in the Western Conference.

Colorado Avalanche: Ryan O'Reilly Making Strong Case for Captaincy

Twelve games into the regular season and the Colorado Avalanche are still without a captain. They are one of two teams that have yet to name a captain for their team (the other team being the Florida Panthers).

As Avalanche blogger Ryan Boulding put it in his first article for Mile High Sports:

Los Angeles Kings: Should a Coaching Change Be in the Near Future?

With the Kings starting out the 2011-2012 campaign with a 6-4-2 record this may seem like a silly question right?

But I think it's a little more pressing and serious then some who look at a standings column might believe.

Boston Bruins and Their Painful Power Play: Ideas to Improve the Mess

We've heard and seen this before: the Boston Bruins' power play is struggling. That isn't the only thing hurting the defending champions, but with this being a continuous problem it is getting old. It's not like their power play picked up during their Cup run either; they had the worst power play ever for a Stanley Cup winning team, going 10-for-88 in the postseason.

Boston Bruins: Why Tuukka Rask Must Start Saturday In Montreal

Never mind Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask’s contrary track records against the Montreal Canadiens, for the differences have been rendered irrelevant the way the Boston Bruins have performed this October.

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