Kid Reporter Blogs: Hockey

Zach Parnes

This Series Isn't Over Yet! 0

  • Posted by: Zach Parnes
  • June 2, 2009, 3:38 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins were not expected to be contenders for the 2009 Stanley Cup.

Going into the playoffs, experts and fans doubted that the Penguins would even make it into the Eastern Conference Finals. However, after upsetting the Washington Capitals in the second round, the Penguins became strong favorites to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

But after losing two games in a row to the Detroit Red Wings in the Finals, I have just one question to ask the Penguins: What just happened?

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Marissa McBride

The Battle of Pennsylvania: Penguins vs. Flyers 0

  • Posted by: Marissa McBride
  • April 23, 2009, 3:24 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins are in the middle of an Eastern Conference playoff battle.

Coming into the series, the Flyers were the decided underdog. In the first two games, the Penguins had home-ice advantage and won both times. The next two games were at Philadelphia, with the Flyers winning Game 3 and the Penguins taking Game 4.

Being a Philadelphia team, the Flyers are used to playing from behind and know how to adapt. Another Pittsburgh win would grant them a spot in the Eastern Conference semifinals and eliminate the Flyers. With Pittsburgh at home for Game 5 tonight, the Flyers will have to pull out an unexpected win and prove everyone wrong.

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Jeremy Smith

Washington Sports: A Tale of Two Teams 0

  • Posted by: Jeremy Smith
  • April 20, 2009, 2:23 PM

Our nation’s capital plays host to many teams; exclusively the Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards.

The Capitals finished the regular season with a record 50-24-8. All-star wing Alexander Ovechkin is the centerpiece of this dominant offense and has his team in the middle of a tough playoff series with the New York Rangers. 

The Caps have played on a different level ever since Coach Bruce Boudreau stepped in during the 2007 season. Last year, Boudreau led his team to 25 more wins and 24 more points than the year before, scoring a prestigious Southeast Division title. Although the Caps fell to the Philadelphia Flyers in last year’s playoffs, they’re once again the Southeast Division champs and hope to go deep in the postseason this year.

Everything seems to be going right with the Capitals. The Wizards, well… not so much.

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