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Kane, Stanley quite a duo across Western New York

HumveeBy Mike Harrington

Yes, it's not the Sabres but there were plenty of people in Niagara Falls, South Buffalo and West Seneca on Saturday who hope that someday it might be. That said, they were plenty happy to see South Buffalo's Patrick Kane bring the Stanley Cup home to Western New York for the second time in four years.

Each player on the Cup-winning team gets the trophy for 24 hours and Saturday was Kane's day in honor of the Chicago Blackhawks' championship secured with their dramatic Game Six comeback in June over the Boston Bruins. Kane also came with the Conn Smythe Trophy for his MVP performance in the playoffs. 

Kane's day started with some family pictures with the Cup and Conn Smythe along Lake Erie before he headed to the Niagara Falls Air Base to greet service personnel, as well as members of the Buffalo Sled Veteran Warriors and Buffalo Warriors hockey teams (below right). Kane brought the Cup into Hangar 907 on a large military humvee (above left) and was greeted by Congressman Brian Higgins as well as military personnel.

Warriors"For you guys to give up your personal lives and sacrifice for what you do for our country is unbelievable," Kane told the crowd. "I can carry around a Stanley Cup that's 35 pounds or an MVP trophy that's brought along with us here today but you guys carry our country on your back. It's really amazing."

Then it was on to one of Kane's favorite pizza stops, Imperial Pizza on Abbott Road in South Buffalo. Several hundred fans, many in Blackhawks jerseys, were on hand to greet Kane as was Mayor Byron Brown. The crowd was even bigger at the West Seneca Town Rink on Union Road, where a couple thousand greeted Kane as he rode the Cup to the front door on a zamboni and then took it inside to a huge ovation from several hundred jersey-clad youth hockey players. 

The microphone at the West Seneca ceremony was dead but it was still clear Kane was being presented a proclamation of "Patrick Kane Week" in the town and a No. 88 jersey of the West Seneca Wings, his youth hockey team for five years.

"It was a thrill of a lifetime, riding in and being on the back of the Zamboni carrying the Stanley Cup, with all the little kids and people wearing the jersey that  you once wore screaming your name," Kane said. "So it was definitely a fun moment."

There were plenty of them for the Blackhawks star Saturday. Stay tuned to for move photos and a video wrapping up the day with photographer Mark Mulville and Senior Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan. For an early look at some photos and Vine videos of the festivities at all three sites, you can review my Twitter account here. 

For a look at what all the Blackhawks have done with the Cup this summer, check out's Summer With Stanley Blog.

Kane exits the zamboni with the Stanley Cup in West Seneca.


Happy anniversary, Sabres fans: 14 years since No Goal

By John Vogl

The most controversial play in Sabres history turns 14 years old today.

Yes, it's been 14 years since Brett Hull scored with his foot in the crease to give the Dallas Stars a Stanley Cup victory in Buffalo. The triple-overtime contest was June 19, 1999 -- a day that Buffalo sports fans will never forget.

In case you feel like reliving the moment, here are links to the stories and columns that ran in The Buffalo News following the game. There's also a 10-year anniversary story.

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Bruins, Blackhawks ready for Game Three in Boston

By John Vogl

A key question heading into Game Three of the Stanley Cup finals isn't who will win. It's when they will win.

Chicago and Boston have played parts of 10 periods, which normally equates to 3 1/2 games. Instead, the series is tied, 1-1, after Chicago won the opener in triple-overtime and Boston came back with an overtime win in Game Two.

The series shifts to Boston tonight. Chicago has lost Game Three in every series so far.

Here is the hometown look at the game, with the Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune.

Blackhawks take Game One of Stanley Cup in triple-overtime

By John Vogl

The way Boston and Chicago have been playing, it was assumed by many the Stanley Cup would be a tightly played series. Game One only enhanced that outlook.

The opener went to triple-overtime before Chicago's Andrew Shaw finally had a goal bounce off his leg and into the net with 7:52 remaining in the sixth period, giving the Blackhawks a 4-3 victory. Chicago rallied from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits.

The game was the fifth longest in Cup history. The "No Goal" epic between Buffalo and Dallas is No. 2.

Chicago took 132 shots, including 63 that reached Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask. Forty missed the net and another 29 were blocked. The Bruins put 54 shots on Corey Crawford.

For an in-depth look at each team, here is the coverage by the Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune.

Poll: Will Chicago or Boston win the Stanley Cup?

By John Vogl

The hockey season didn't start until January, but it seems like a long run for Chicago and Boston. One will complete the journey with the Stanley Cup raised over their head.

The finals start tonight. Bucky Gleason picked Patrick Kane and Chicago in today's Cup preview. Make your pick below.

Today     8 p.m.     Boston at Chicago     NBC, CBC
Saturday    8 p.m.     Boston at Chicago     NBCSN, CBC
Monday     8 p.m.     Chicago at Boston     NBCSN, CBC
Next Wednesday     8 p.m.     Chicago at Boston     NBC, CBC
*Saturday, June 22     8 p.m.     Boston at Chicago     NBC, CBC
*Monday, June 24     8 p.m.     Chicago at Boston     NBC, CBC
*Wednesday, June 26    8 p.m.     Boston at Chicago     NBC, CBC

A tradition like no other: The CBC playoff montage

By Mike Harrington

I'm not going to go all Jim Mora on you and ask what playoffs are. After all, your "suffering" is just beginning.

But the Stanley Cup playoffs did, in fact, start this week and that means CBC's annual montage to get your blood flowing. As usual, the folks north of the border did an incredible job.

This one has gone all over the Internet the last couple days but since I don't get CBC (Verizon FIOS, work on that!!!), I had not seen it until yesterday.

Great stuff. Campbell-Umberger makes it. So does an old black & white interview with Tim Horton at 2:20. And Chills when you hear the voices of the likes of Danny Gallivan and Foster Hewitt. (Don't know? Google 'em, kids)

'May Day, May Day' -- 20 years ago tonight

By Mike Harrington

Many thanks to Brad May for tweeting within the hour to remind us that a huge game in his career and Sabres history just began 20 years ago tonight. Unforgettable goal with an unforgettable Rick Jeanneret call in the first video and a seven-minute recap of the entire game below that one. (The Sabres won it, 6-5, after trailing, 5-2. Lots of people forget that point).

Just another reminder of how much you miss playoff hockey when it's not around.

The night the power went out on the Stanley Cup final

By Mike Harrington

At least the folks in New Orleans got the Super Bowl restarted after the lights went out. When things went dark during Game Four of the 1988 Stanley Cup final in old Boston Garden, the game was suspended and the series was sent back to Edmonton for the Oilers to wrap up the Cup.

Check out the video here. There was a lot of fog too, circa the Aud 1975.

Stanley Cup: Kings win first title

LOS ANGELES -- Dustin Brown probably isn't going to remember much of the celebration after leading the Kings to their first Stanley Cup title in their 45-year history with a 6-1 win over the Devils. The euphoria was still sweeping through Staples Center, and Brown for the first time all season wasn't sure where to go or what to say.

He was virtually speechless while skating around the rink.

No, he wasn't skating. He was flying. 

And it was priceless.

"There are so many people behind this team," Brown said. "I don't know, man. Words can't explain it."

The Kings became the first team in NHL history to win the first three games, lose the next two and win in six. Los Angeles had won NBA titles, World Series and college football and basketball championships. Now, it can add the Stanley Cup.

Jonathan Quick was brilliant in the playoffs as he had been all season. His easiest game came Saturday. He faced only 18 shots and settled into his crease with a 3-0 lead in the first period. He walked away with the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the postseason.

"I think the attention the team is going to get is great," Quick said. "That's something we have been looking for in this market for so long, to get that attention toward hockey. It's just an honor to be on this team."

The Kings became the first team in NHL history to win the first three games, lose the next two and win in six. Brown had said before Game Six that the Kings' top players needed to perform if they were going to win it all. The game took a dramatic turn in the first period when former Sabres winger Steve Bernier took a major penalty for boarding Rob Scuderi.

"I didn't want to hurt our team," Bernier said. "I wanted to help them. This is extremely hard. It's been a long playoff run for us. To finish on that note, it's not fun for sure. But there's nothing I can do now."

Brown, a native of Ithaca and the Kings' captain had only one assist to show for the first five games before scoring the first goal of the game and adding two assists. Jeff Carter had two goals while Drew Doughty and Mike Richards each had two assists to help turn the clincher into a blowout.

"Your best players need to be your best players," Brown said. "We've had that all year. Today, there was an opportunity to do something special. Our big guys stepped up. It was a team effort. We had everyone playing. It's been the key to our success."

--- Bucky Gleason

Stanley Cup final: Facts and figures

LOS ANGELES -- The Devils and Kings are ready for Game Six of the Stanley Cup final tonight in Staples Center. The Kings have a 3-2 lead in the series. Twenty-six of the 32 teams that had a 3-2 lead went on to win the Cup.

Here are some other facts and figures, via NHL public relations.

* A team has had a 3-0 lead 25 times in the finals. Twenty teams completed the sweep. Three others won in five games. If the Kings win, this would make the first time in NHL history a team won the first three, dropped the next two and won in six games. The 1942 Maple Leafs are the only team to come back from three-zip and win it all. Detroit came back after trailing 3-0 but lost the seventh seven game to Toronto in 1945.

* Since 1939, teams with a chance to clinch the Cup on home ice are 40-20, but have lost six of the past eigtht in that situation since 2000. That includes the past four: 2008 Red Wings, 2009 Red Wings and the 2011 Canucks. Anaheim was the last team to win the title at home, which it did in 2007.

* Devils goal Martin Brodeur, with a win tonight, would tie Patrick Roy for fifth place for victories in the finals with 18. Jacques Plante had 25, Ken Dryden 24, Turk Broda 21 and Terry Sawchuk 19. Brodeur is currently tied with Billy Smith.

* The Kings were 12-0 in the first three games of a playoff series but 3-4 after Game Three. The Devils were 4-8 in the first three games, 10-1 in the fourth game and beyond.

* The road team has a 47-38 record in the playoffs, marking the highest win total for road teams in one postseason. The Kings are 10-1 after their record 10-game streak ended Saturday in Game Five.

* Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador had no goals and nine assists in 82 games during the regular season, but he's tied with LA's Drew Doughty for the scoring lead among defensemen. Both have four goals and 14 points. Salvador's postseason point total in the most ever for a player who played at least 70 games and had fewer than 10 points during the regular season.

--- Bucky Gleason


Stanley Cup final: Tallinder making difference

LOS ANGELES -- Former Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder is having the time of his life with the Devils after getting back into the lineup and helping them to two straight victories in the Stanley Cup final. The Kings have a 3-2 series lead going into Game Six tonight.

It would be tough to argue he was the reason New Jersey pulled itself back into the best-of-seven series, which resumes in Staples Center, but there's no denying he has made a difference along the blue line. He played very well Saturday in Game Five to extend the series.

"I thought Tallinder was fantastic," Devils coach Peter DeBoer said. "He skated the puck out of trouble and [had] composure. He was the most rested guy we've got. He was out for five months. You can see the fresh legs and how he looked."

Tallinder made his Cup debut in Game Four after leaving the lineup Jan. 17 with a blot clot in his leg. He had been waiting for the opportunity. The lanky Swede has made an impact with his steady play, experience and long stick. He's having a blast. The Devils are looking to force a seventh game at home with another win. 

"After being absent for 4 1/2 months, I love it," Tallinder said. "I’m enjoying and having fun with it. There are a lot of emotions, but what can you say? It’s just fun to be back playing hockey."

--- Bucky Gleason 

Stanley Cup final: Back to SoCal

NEWARK, N.J. -- Devils coach Peter DeBoer had a feeling Zach Parise would respond to questions that had been dogging him about his lack of production in the Stanley Cup final. The Devils captain had gone without a point before scoring a critical first goal in a 2-1 win over the Kings in Game Five.

Parise took advantage of Jonathan Quick's miscue on the power play and beat him to the post after stealing his errant pass behind the net, push the Devils in the right direction. The team that has scored first has won each of the five games in the final. New Jersey's win snapped L.A.'s record 10-game winning streak on the road.

"It’s always nice to contribute," Parise said. "I still think that our line was playing fine. We were hetting a lot of great chances, and it wasn’t going in for us. Tonight, we get lucky and it’s the difference."

The Kings had a 3-0 series lead but still have the odds in their favor as the best-of-seven series shifts back to Southern California. Only six of 32 teams that trailed, 3-2, in the final series have gone on to win the Cup. The 1942 Maple Leafs were the only team that came back from three-down in the finals to win it all. New Jersey is looking to join them.

If the Kings aren't reeling after losing two in a row for the first time in the postseason, they will be if New Jersey wins for the third straight time Monday night in Staples Center. Game Seven would be played in the Prudential Center in Newark on Wednesday.

"We’re going to try to ruin the party again," said Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who made 25 saves and several critical stops in the final two periods. "They’re so close in L.A. to winning the Stanley Cup. I’m sure it’s getting to them a little bit to have all these chances and not capitalize on them. We’re just looking to stay alive."

--- Bucky Gleason

Stanley Cup final: Kings desperate for crown

NEWARK, N.J. -- The Kings have been in this situation three times during the postseason and three times eventually came away with the win they needed to advance. Now, they have another opportunity to win one game and bring home the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Los Angeles seemed a little more on edge than New Jersey after conducting their morning workouts in preparation for Game Five tonight in the Prudential Center. The Kings have had a 3-0 series lead in all four rounds of the playoffs and lost Game Four three times. They came back to win the fifth game twice. A third would clinch their first title.

"We’re here," defenseman Rob Scuderi said. "Jersey deserved the game [Wednesday]. But we’ve been able to bounce back from losses pretty well in the last 15 or 20 games of the season and the playoffs. Hopefully, we can dust ourselves off and come out with a good effort."

The Kings have a 15-3 record in the postseason and are 10-0 on the road. They have said repeatedly that the Devils have given them their biggest test over the past two months. Captain Dustin Brown said he and his teammates need to come up with a full effort in Game Five and end the series.

“”At this point, you find whatever you have left in the tank," Brown said. "Ultimately, it’s not going to be the coaches or management or media. It has to be [us] to push each other. We’ve done that thus far."

--- Bucky Gleason

Stanley Cup final: Devils need Parise

NEWARK, N.J. -- Devils captain Zach Parise has been reasonably effective and had his share of scoring chances, but he's still without a point through four games of the Stanley Cup final. The Devils need Parise's production sooner than later to extend the series.

Game Five is tonight in the Prudential Center with the Kings holding a 3-1 series lead after their loss Wednesday in Staples Center. New Jersey is trying to be the second team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 series deficit in the finals to win the Cup.

"Zach’s game is so much more than the stat line," Devils coach Peter DeBoer said after a brief workout this morning. "He’s the heartbeat of our team. He’s the identity of our team. He forechecks. He backchecks. He kills penalties and in all situations. He really is our barometer. He’s the guy who makes us go whether he’s scoring or not. I don’t measure his game on goals and assists."

It's a good thing, too, at least in the finals.

Parise has 15 shots on goal in the four games but has nothing to show for them. He's actually without a point in five straight games, including the clincher against the Rangers in the conference finals. He's also minus-6 over the five-game span.

"I'm not concerned about his game," DeBoer said. "I know it's going to come." 

The team that has scored the first goals and gone on to win each of the first four games. The Kings are 10-1 when they open the scoring throughout the playoffs while the Devils are 9-2 when they score first. Los Angeles has won a record 10 straight on the road in the postseason.

"I don’t think there’s any secret that we won the last game because, for the first time in the series, we found a way to get some momentum," DeBoer said. "It hasn’t been for a lack of effort. I think we’ve pushed hard enough in the first period of games to grab the lead at different points, but [Jonathan] Quick has either made a big save or they made a good defensive play to keep us off the board. That momentum is important for sure."

--- Bucky Gleason

Stanley Cup final: Brodeur still evolving

NEWARK -- Devils goalie Martin Brodeur figures he's still evolving as a goaltender even though he has nearly 1,200 regular-season, some 200 postseason games and three Stanley Cups behind him. He has played better during the playoffs than he had in recent years.

Brodeur, 40, said this afternoon that a shift in equipment has improved his movement around the crease. He's always worn pads that were well below the specifications and for years has been an advocate of smaller pads for all goalies in an effort to increase scoring.

"I changed the makeup of where my knee sits," Brodeur said of his pads. "I changed the size of them. I got them a little bigger, a little wider – within the rules, I promise. I still have a lot of room to get them bigger. It’s a couple of little things. All year, I was tweaking them. It’s been working out good.

"They’re still small, trust me, compared to other guys. I still have a lot of room to wiggle if I really wanted to. I just don’t feel comfortable getting a lot bigger [pads] than this."

He changed shoulder pads this year, chucking a pair he wore for 12 years in exchange for Pekka Rinne rejects. The shoulder pads still had Rinne's name stitched on them when they arrived. The Devils' training staff removed the stitching after a few weeks.

Brodeur is hoping to add coming back from an 0-3 deficit to win a title to his list of accomplishments in a Hall of Fame career. The quest continues tomorrow night with Game Five in the Prudential Center. The Kings had a 3-0 series lead before the Devils' 3-1 win Wednesday night in Staples Center.

"We still believe," Brodeur said. 

--- Bucky Gleason

Stanley Cup final: Devils extend series

LOS ANGELES -- The Devils were a loss from getting swept Wednesday night, a deep trouble by any standard, but they didn’t see the situation as grounds for panic. Rather than make any drastic changes, they decided to stick what the style that carried them into the Stanley Cup final in the first place.

Adam Henrique scored the winner in the third period of a tight game to lead the Devils to a 3-1 victory over the Kings to avoid getting swept. Los Angeles still has a 3-1 series lead with the best-of-seven matchup shifting back to New Jersey. The Kings have a 10-0 record on the road and already clinched two of the first three series away from Staples Center.

"We feel we’ve been playing really well with zero result," Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur said. "It’s hard, but you don’t change for the sake of change. We wanted to keep playing the same. We’re happy to live another day. [But] we know the road ahead is going to be difficult."

Although the Devils didn't make major alterations -- veterans Henrik Tallinder and Petr Sykora were inserted into the lineup -- certain things did change. They scored the first goal for the first time in this series, marking their first lead. They also had goals from Henrique, Patrik Elias and Ilya Kovalchuk after all three had been silent in the first three games.

“”We wanted them to jump on a plane to New Jersey,’’ Brodeur said. “”We had to go back anyway, so we might as well have a game. I’m sure they’re not happy to make that trip. Hopefully, we’ll make it miserable for them again."

--- Bucky Gleason

Stanley Cup final: Tallinder playing tonight

LOS ANGELES -- Former Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder will make his 2012 Stanley Cup playoff debut tonight when he suits up for the Devils in Game Four against the Kings. Devils coach Peter DeBoer confirmed the change while meeting with the media this morning.

Tallinder is being thrust into the biggest game of the year with the Devils trying to avoid being swept. He hasn't played since Jan. 17, when he was sidelined with a dangerous blot clot in his left leg. He'll be matched up against the hard-charging Kings, who have outscored the Devils, 8-2, while winning the first three games. So much for easing back into the lineup.

"I feel pretty comfortable in practice, but it's practice," Tallinder said. "Stanley Cup Final, how do you prepare for that? Excitement. A lot of jump in your legs. And try not to think too much."

Devils coach Peter DeBoer also is inserting veteran forward Petr Sykora into the lineup for Game Four. He had been a healthy scratch for the first three games. DeBoer is looking for anything that can kick-start New Jersey's struggling offense.

"We need to find a way to get some goals," DeBoer said.

--- Bucky Gleason

Stanley Cup final: Look for signs of disdain in Game Two

NEWARK, N.J. -- Mike Richards emerged from the visitors' dressing room today after the Kings' morning skate knowing it was just a matter of time before emotions run high between Los Angeles and New Jersey in the Stanley Cup final. The intensity level could increase tonight in Game Two.

The Kings and Devils were tentative and might have shown too much respect for one another, which made for a forgettable opener. Neither team wanted to make a mistake and came out flat in the first  period before gradually picking up the pace. All it takes is one cheap shot, Richards said, and it will turn into an emotional series.

"In the second period, it started to heat up," Richards said. "As the series goes on, you expect what you expect and get that little hatred for some of their players out there. A couple hits that you might not like or you don't think is clean, you start getting that hatred and it builds from there.''

Richards played for the Flyers in 2009-10, when they lost to the Blackhawks on Patrick Kane's overtime winner in Game Six. Philly and Chicago quickly grew to despise one another and has passionate fans supporting them, which made for an intense series. Devils fans were excited Wednesday but not nearly to the same degree.

One reason is the two teams hadn't played one another since October. The Devils were the first team the Kings faced after opening the season with two games in Europe. Players on both sides barely remember the games. They shouldn't have any problem this time around.

"Within the conference, you play each other four times," Richards said. "There's always one or two plays that you don't really like that you go into a series thinking about one guy or one play. It's been a while since we played each other. We're not very familiar with them. It's different when you don't have that hatred for one another, where you're trying to take his head off with a clean hit."

--- Bucky Gleason

Stanley Cup final: No changes for Devils in Game Two

NEWARK, N.J. -- Devils coach Peter DeBoer confirmed after their morning workout that he's not making any personnel changes tonight for Game Two of the Stanley Cup final. There was speculation he might tweak his lineup after the Kings won the first game in overtime.

DeBoer hinted that former Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder, who has been sidelined since Jan. 17 with a blood clot behind his left knee, could be inserted at some point. Tallinder was a top two defenseman but played only 39 games during the regular season. He has been skating for nearly three weeks after getitng medical clearance. 

"You might see him if as the series goes forward here," DeBoer said.

DeBoer confirmed Tallinder will travel with the Devils to Los Angeles for the third and fourth games of the series, which raised questions about whether flying would be a concern. Blood clots have been associated with sitting for long stretches, which is common when you travel.

"Sure, you worry about it," DeBoer said. "Our doctors and trainers and him have a comfort level or he wouldn't be travelling with us. It's definitely an issue. I think a lot of people point to airplane flight as a cause for that."

--- Bucky Gleason

Stanley Cup final: Richards on Sutter

NEWARK, N.J. -- Kings center Mike Richards has deep respect for coach Darryl Sutter and his work in turning Los Angeles into a contender after taking over for Terry Murray, but there's no disputing that Sutter has can irritate players when they don't meet his expectations.

Murray was popular with players but some didn't think he was tough enough when it came to disciplining them. Sutter will never be accused of being too soft. He has little patience and a reputation for unleashing his wrath when he sees sloppy play, particularly turnovers in the defensive zone.

There were nights in which Richards wanted to snap back at him on the bench but kept his mouth shut. Now, he understand Sutter's barking.

"On the bench, he’s an intense guy," Richards said. "He wants to get every single drop out of you, and that’s what you want. It’s not good to have an off night. It’s something you have to push and drive through. Some nights, you might be grinding your teeth at him, but at the end of the day, you know he’s trying to get the best out of you. You can’t expect anything more from a coach."

You can't argue with the results, either. The Kings had struggled for much of the season before coming together in the playoffs. They had struggled to score goals under Murray. Sutter has them scoring more without compromising a sound defensive system they played under Murray.

Their style and goaltender Jonathan Quick have contributed to the Kings' 13-2 record in the postseason and 1-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup final going into Game Two tomorrow night in the Prudential Center. The Kings have won all nine road games in the postseason, a record.

"He gives you free reign to do what you need to do on the ice," Richards said. "Everybody is here for a reason. They have the skill set to make some plays. If you see it, make it. Just make sure it’s not a turnover going the other way because you’re definitely going to hear about it."

--- Bucky Gleason 


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John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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