Swammi awakens for 2022 season

What does SWAMI See for 22-23!

FLASHBACK  to Swami 17-18 some 5 years ago,,,, Tampa Bay- Rookie GM Tim Matte made 9 trades last year & has 4 First round picks & 3 in the 2nd round. Bolts need new infusion of talent after scoring a League-low 176 Goals & finishing in last place!  FAST-Forward 5 years & we are Congratulating Tim & Tampa on their 3rd Straight Swain Cup! Will they go for FOUR?  Swami’s Crystal Ball was spot on saying San Jose, Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, Dallas & Toronto would miss Playoffs !  The “Ball” kinda hedged on New York & St Louis giving them a chance to make it…but they didnt!  Swami had the Flyers missing, but GM Todd Martin traded for the “Flower” & that made all the difference in the world as they finished 2nd overall!  So what does Mr Know-it-all, I mean Swami,  see for 2022-23?

TORONTO-  Oh my, another last place finish for the Leafs as the rebuild is still in progress.  50 points this season is one better than last year but the fans are getting impatient!  Swami seen an Award called the “Green Jacket” in another league that’s given to the worst plus-minus & the GHC’s winner with a -41 is Miles Wood, he wont repeat as Miles has been placed on injured reserve for the season!  21-22 Rookie Draft- 3rd Overall- Trevor Zegras 16th Overall- Eli Tolvanen  2nd round- K’Andre Miller 3rd- Jack Studnicka, Tobias Bjornfot 5th- Alex Barrie-Boulet  Grade- B+   Camp Lines- 6 Players(with 20 or more)Goals    Nikolaj Ehlers(28G), Sam Reinhart(33G) & Jordan Kyrou(27G) skated as the Top Line in Camp!  Pavel Zacha, Nick Suzuki(21G) & Val Nichushkin(25G) was the 2nd line.  Ryan Donato, Trevor Zegras(23G) & Patric Hornqvist was line 3.  A checking line had Jake Evans, Michael Rasmussen & Matthieu Joseph together.   On defense, Vince (well)Dunn & Rasmus Andersson were the Top Pairing! Ivan Provorov skated with Neal Pionk on pair 2!  The 3rd pair featured K’Andre Miller & Andrew Peeke.  Veteran Freddy Andersen was touted as #1 Goalie in camp & he looked like a Vezina candidate!  Craig DeSmith & Brian Elliott were both vying for the backup job!  Leafs are getting out of last place,,,Playoffs-  Lets not get carried away!

LOS ANGELES-  The Kings won the Lotto last season & selected Kirill Kaprizov, who led the League in PP Goals(19) & Shots(346).  Despite Kirill “The Thrill” offensive heroics, the Kings finished 15th for the 2nd year in a row!  Offense wasnt the problem as Los Angeles outscored(240 Goals) nine teams, but they gave up(296 Goals), the 2nd most in the League!  21-22 Rookie Draft-  1st Overall- Kirill Kaprizov  2nd round- Owen Tippett 3rd- Vitek Vanecek  4th- Nicolas Beaudin 5th- M Maltsev  Grade B+  Camp Lines- 9 Players with(20 or more)Goals.  Kirill “The Thrill” (47G), Jack Hughes 49 GP(26G) & Patrick Kane(26G) skated today as the Kings Top Line!   Andrew Mangiapane(35G), Nico Hischier(21G) & Tage Thompson(38G) was Line 2.   Patrick Laine 56 GP(26G), Jonathan Toews & Kevin Fiala(33G) wore the 3rd Line Jerseys.  Brandon Saad(24G), Christian Dvorak 56 GP & Connor Garland had 4th Line duties.  Extra’s Craig Smith,Alex Tuch & Danton Heinen played soccer in the concourse!  On the Blueline Matthias Ekholm was paired with Brandon Montour as the Top D-Pair!  Samuel Girard & youngster Adam Boqvist(52 GP) took turns as Pair 2.  Veterans Duncan Keith & David Savard hit the ice as Pair 3.  It was rumored that Duncan Keith will retire at season’s end!   Goaltending-  Picked in the 3rd round Rookie Draft a year ago, Vitek Vanecek looked the best in camp. Carter Hart,Ilya Samsonov & Martin Jones all battled for the backup job.  This team can score Goals with the best of them, but the Question is, Can they keep that disc out of their net?  Better than 15th, but no action in the spring just yet!

MONTREAL-  The Canadiens scored 51 PP Goals last season, tying Colorado for 2nd Most in the League.  Now the Bad News-  Habs Penalty Killing  was the 2nd worst in the GHC at 74.1%.   21-22 Rookie Draft-  9th Overall-  Oliver Wahlstrom 2nd round- Michael Bunting  3rd- Alex Formenton 4th- J Kiviranta 5th J Hanley  Grade- B+  Camp Lines- 9 Players with(20 or more)Goals.  Pierre-Luc Dubois(28G), John Tavares(27G) & Pavel Buchnevich (30G) got Top Line reps in camp!  The 2nd Line saw Michael Bunting(23G), Elias Pettersson(32G) & Jake DeBrusk(25G) together!  Max Pacioretty 39 GP, Phillip Danault(27G) & Jared McCann(27G) made up the 3rd line.  Alex Formenton, Jeff Carter & Dylan Strome(22G) had checking line jerseys on.  On Defense Devon Toews & Filip Hronek was the #1 Pairing followed by Mark Giordano & Jeff Petry as Pair 2.  The Oldest Player in the League Zdeno Chara was out their hacking with Anton Stralman as they were Pair 3 tonight!   Goaltending-  Taken 4th Overall two Rookie Draft’s ago, Igor Shesterkin was stopping everything in camp & backups Antti Raanta & Kappo Kahkonen also looked sharp, as the Goaltending looks to be the strength of this club!  If the PK can improve a bit, Swami thinks the Goaltending will carry the Habs to a Playoff spot!

DALLAS-  The Stars missed the Playoffs for the 1st time since the 14-15 season & landed in a Lotto spot for the 2nd time in their 40 year history, as they had a Lotto pick back when Christobal Huet was Playoff MVP, as the Islanders defeated Jay Edlin’s Jets in 7 games to win the Cup. The Home team in that series  lost at home thru 1st 4 games as Kevin Miron’s Islanders won the 06-07 Cup!  Dallas gave up 265 Goals, the 3rd worst in the GHC!   One bright spot was Brad Marchand ,who led Stars in Points for the 5th year in a row(47-49-96) & finished 2nd in Goals to Sid Crosby’s 49.   21-22 Rookie Draft-  12th Overall- Nils Hoglander(should have taken Sorokin) 2nd round- Pius Suter 3rd- Cal Foote 4th- Alexander Carrier  5th- pass  Grade C-   Camp Lines- 11 Players with(20 or more)Goals.  Brad Marchand(32G), Ryan Johansen(26G) & Timo Meier(35G) was the Top Line today!  J.T. Miller(32G), Brayden Point(28G) & Troy Terry(37G) was Line 2.  Tyler Bertuzzi(30G), Ivan Barbashev(26G) & Cam Atkinson(23G) made up Line 3.  Josh Bailey, Pius Suter & Tom Wilson(24G) had checking Line Jersey’s on.   On Defense a gimpy Jake Muzzin(47 GP) was paired with Colton Parayko as the #1 Pairing.  Carson Soucy(who me) was on Pair 2 with part-timer Erik Karlsson(50 GP).  Jake McCabe & Alexander Carrier was the 3rd pairing!  T.J. Brodie looked to be 1st sub.  Goaltending-  No clear cut #1 though Sergei Bobrovsky still thinks he’s the one, but Pavel Francouz is back after a year off & veteran backup Anthony Stolarz both looked sharper then “Bob” in camp!  Stars look to Free Agent draft to upgrade Left-Defense as GM Steve Yzerman & Swami see’s Coach Dale Hunter’s squad back in the Show!

VANCOUVER-  The Nucks just couldnt score enough to make Playoffs, their 214 Goals only saw two teams score less(Stl- 209) & Vegas(213). With the 2nd worst road record 12-24-4(28 pts) to the Leafs 26, Vancouver brass brought in the retired Sedin twins to camp for shooting drills!  21-22 Rookie Draft- 13th Overall Jeremy Swayman 2nd round J Anderson Dolan 3rd- Matthias Samuelsson  4th- J Korenar 5th- N Merkley   Grade-  C Camp Lines-  5 Players with(20 or more)Goals   Johnny Gaudreau(40G), Roope Hintz(37G) & Brock Boeser(23G) were ripping the puck by Georgiev in camp as the #1 Line!  Boone Jenner(23G-59GP), Calle Jarnkrok(66 GP) & Marty Necas was Line 2.  Jordan Greenway, Adam Lowry & Marcus Johansson skated as Line 3.  Oscar Lindblom, Alexander Texier & Rudolph Balcers was thrown together for a 4th line.  The Blue Line was a little more competent with Roman Josi(23G) & MacKenzie Weegar as the Top D Pairing!  Veteran Nick Leddy & Shane Gostisbehere was Pair 2.  M. E. Vlassic & Chris Tanev was the 3rd Pairing.   Goaltenders-  With Tuukka Rask retired, only two Goalies showed up for camp as Jeremy Swayman & Alexander Georgiev took turns in the nets. Looks like Swayman has won the starting job as the Nucks sent last year’s 4th round Rookie Pick Josef Korenar to Utica in the AHL.  Coach Stan Smyl has his work cut out for him to prove Swami wrong, as the Crystal Ball has the “Nucks” headed for a Lotto Spot!

ST LOUIS-  History was made…..The Blues missed the Playoffs for the 1st time in 14 season’s dating back when the club was in Atlanta in the 07-08 season.  Coach & GM Rob Gallamore won the “Cup” twice during that span.  The 07-08 playoffs saw Jay Edlin’s Jets make the Finals for the 2nd year in a row, but they lost to Dave Lever’s Wild in 5 games.  21-22 Rookie Draft-   11th Overall- Bowen Byram 2nd round- Shane Pinto 3rd round- Isac Lundestrom  4th- Wade Allison  5th- Olli Juolevi   Grade- C+   Camp Lines- 8 Players with(20 or more)Goals.  Kyle Connor(47G), Mark Scheifele(29G) & Vlady Tarasenko(34G) were ready to terrorize opposing Goalies as the #1 Line in a Blues uniform.  Matthew Tkachuk(42G), Evgeny Kuznetsov(24G) & Jespar Bratt(26G) was Line 2.  Another 40 Goal-Scorer Filip Forsberg(42G) anchored the 3rd Line with Adrian Kempe(35G) & Charlie Coyle.  Scott Laughton, Isac Lundestrom & Mikael Granlund & Robbie Fabbri all showcased for 4th line duties!  The Defense saw Shea Theodore & Alex Pietrangelo skate as the Top Pair!  Oliver Ekman-Larsson was matched with Justin Faulk on Pair 2.  Derek Forbort & Brent Burns was Pairing 3 today!   Goaltenders- Carey Price went AWOL so that left just the “Big Cat” Andrei Vasilevskiy as the only Goalie in camp.  Vasey will take on a heavy workload(63 GP) but the Blues will need a capable backuup! With 3 Fourty Goal Scorers on the Left-Wing, Swami see’s a bounce-back season in St Louis & a trip back to the Playoff’s!

SEATTLE-  That’s right ! The Islanders have moved west to Climate Pledge Arena to become the “Kracken” !  GM Christobal Huet  said “It’s a new day in Seattle as we tried to negotiate for a better lease at Barclay’s, but they wouldnt budge, so we left!  Coach Ray Ferraro & his assistants grabbed the banners from Nassau to hang at our new arena!  The Islanders led the GHC 3 years ago with 106 points but have missed the Playoffs the last 2 years, Will a new streak start in Seattle?   21-22 Rookie Draft-  4th Overall- Josh Norris  2nd round- Alexander Romanov 3rd- Logan Stanley  4th- Phillip Kurashev  5th- Nathan Bastian  Grade-  B   Camp Lines-  7  Kracken with (20 or more)Goals   Victor Olofsson(20G), Patrice Bergeron(25G) & David Perron(27G) was the Top Line in camp although the 2nd line could be called 1A,  as all played for the same minor league team(Senators) Brady Tkachuk(30G), Josh Norris(35G) & Drake Batherson(46 GP).  Veteran James Van Riemsdyk (24G), William Karlsson & Andre Burakovsky(22G) lined up as Line 3.   Connor Sheary, Kevin Hayes(48 GP) & Dillon Dube was the 4th line!  Zach Sanford & Anthony Mantha were late to camp & not dressed.  On Defense Cam Fowler & Charlie McAvoy was the Top Pair!  Jonas Brodin & Jacob Trouba was Pair 2.  Ben Chiarot went with youngster Alexander Romanov as the 3rd pairing while Brendan Dillon & Logan Stanley skated at the other practice rink!   Goaltending-  Thatcher Demko has emerged as the best in camp, with Korpisalo, Mrazek, & Bernier just hoping to make the squad!   It could be the changing of the guard, as Josh Norris couldnt miss in camp on the Power-Play, will he replace Veteran Patrice Bergeron on the 1st unit?  Got Scoring-check, got mobile defense( 4 L Passers)check, Good Goalie-check,  Playoffs- Check

SAN JOSE-  The Sharks led the League in PP Goals(52)but finished 9th for the 2nd season in a row!  The hopes are that new management can right the ship!  21-22 Rookie Draft-  8th Overall- Tim Stutzle  2nd round- Victor Kravtsov(AWOL) Filip Gustafsson 3rd- traded 4th & 5th- pass  Grade- C    Camp Lines-  10 Sharks with(20 or more)Goals  Gabriel Landeskog(30G-51 GP), Aleksander Barkov(39G-67 GP) & Mikko Rantanen(36 G) was the Top Line today!  Line 2 saw Teuvo Terravainen(22G), Nazem Kadri(28G) & Oliver Bjorkstrand(28G) together.  Tim Stutzle(22G), Logan Couture(23G) & Nikita Kucherov(25G-47 GP) was Line 3.  Adam Henrique, Tyler Seguin(24G) & Jesse Puljujarvi had checking line Jersey’s on!  J. T. Compher & Phil Kessel were signing autographs for the fans!   On Defense Josh Morrissey & Noah Dobson came out as the Top Pairing!  Pair 2 had Adam Pelech & veteran Drew Doughty(39 GP) together.  Travis Sanheim & Rasmus Ristolainen(66 GP) was the 3rd pairing.  P K Subban was designated as 1st sub & waiting on the bench!   Goaltending-  Connor Hellebuyck was being challenged by Linus Ullmark for the #1 job, as the competition heated up in camp!  New GM John Carter has a few players that have to miss quite a few games(Kuch, Landeskog,Doughty,Barkov, to name a few) so it’ll be a dogfight to make Playoffs!  Swami has them on the fence, dont make any Tee Times just yet, could be Hockey in the Spring!

BOSTON-   Leon Draisaitl & Connor McDavid were 1-2 in Scoring last season as Leon led the GHC with 112 Points,  while McDavid was 2nd with 108. The B’s were the last team to make playoffs in 8th place,  which meant a match-up with the Lightning, which didnt go well for the Bruins!  21-22 Rookie Draft-  14th Overall- Ilya Sorokin  2nd round- traded 3rd- J Zboril  4th- Trent Frederic 5th- Steve Lorentz   Grade- B-   Camp Lines-  7 Bruins with(20 or more)Goals   Ondrej Palat, Connor McDavid(44G) & Mats Zuccarello(24G) was the #1 Line tonight.  Line 2 had Jamie Benn, Leon Draisaitl(55G) & Blake Wheeler doing reps!  Joel Farabee, Chandler Stephenson(21G) & Ryan Hartman(34G)were skating as Line 3.  Tyler Toffoli(20G), Evegny Malkin(20G-41 GP) & Corey Perry  had Line 4 duties.  Back on the Blueline…..Quinn Hughes & Aaron Ekblad(61 GP) was the Top Pairing.  Zach Werenski(68 GP) & Dougie Hamilton(62 GP) were Pairing #2.  The 3rd pair saw Jacob Slavin & Kevin Shattenkirk together.  Goaltending-  Youngster Sorokin looks like he is #1 on the depth chart while Jacob Markstrom could be trade bait or kept for insurance!  Colin Delia & Michael Hutchinson will probably be given their walking papers or sent to Providence of the AHL!   MacKenzie Blackwood & Craig Anderson might just never dress except for practice!  Swami says this Russian in Goal is almost as good as that other Russian in Montreal & they(B’s) have a Good Offense & a very mobile(All L Passers)Defense, Swami says Playoffs again in Beantown!

VEGAS-  It’s been 6 long years since this franchise(Phi-Vegas) made the Playoffs & it’s the 1st time since moving to the desert that the Fortress has hosted a Playoff game!  The Golden Knights press have waited 4 years to cover a Playoff game & it was Ironic that the (Buf-Phi) franchise took them out in 6 games.  Can they(Knights)make it to the Playoffs again this season?   21-22 Rookie Draft-   6th Overall- Cole Caufield 2nd round- traded  3rd- Brandon Hagel, Kevin Lankinen  4th- Jack Rathbone 5th- pass Grade- B Camp Lines- 10 Knights with(20 or more)Goals   Jake Guentzel(40G), Bo Horvat(31G) & Elias Lindholm(42G) is a very dangerous Top Line, followed by Jeff Skinner(33G), Matt Barzal & Cole Caufield(23G) as the 2nd Line.  Lawson Crouse(20G), Joel Eriksson-Ek(26G) & Brandon Hagel(25G) was the 3rd Line.  Line 4 saw Alex Iafallo, Matthias Janmark & Warren Foegele skating together!   Veterans Zach Parise, Jaden Schwartz, & Sam Gagner were in the video room watching a movie!  On defense, Victor Hedman(20G) & Cale Makar(28G) is the best Defense Pairing in the League(Breakaway- LD if 4 or RD if 4 ….Swami thinks both will be 4 Breakaway!  Pair 2 had Thomas Chabot(59 GP) & Aaron Ekblad(61 GP) together for 3/4 of the season.  Gus Forsling & Seth Jones was Pair 3 tonight in camp!  Miro Heiskanen was an extra & rumors abound that the youngster could be dealt for a #1 type Goalie.  Goaltending-  Vegas traded for Cam Talbot last year & it looks like he will get the bulk of starts!  The battle for backup & thirty some starts is between Elvis Merzlickens & Matt Murray & neither was very impressive in camp.  Is Jack Campbell available?  Swami says plenty of offense(two 40 Goal scorers) & everybody on defense is a Pass L, but the Question mark is in the nets, stay as is-could miss playoffs!  Just a little improvement(Rookie or trade) & the Fortress will be rocking post season again.

MINNESOTA-  GM Dave Lever’s club finished 6th in the regular season & then upset the Jets in the opening round of the Playoff’s!  In the next round, the Wild got hit by Lightning & got swept in 4 games!  The mood in camp was upbeat as the Wild believe they can make a run again this season!  21-22 Rookie Draft- 5th Overall- Jason Robertson  2nd round- Dylan Cozens, Ross Colton  3rd- P.O. Joseph  4th- Keegan Kolesar 5th- Zach Whitecloud  Grade- A    Camp Lines-  9 Wild Players with(20 or more)Goals Jason Robertson(41G), Nathan MacKinnon(32G) & Brian Rust(24G- 60 GP) lined up as the Top Line in camp.  Line 2 saw Carter Verhaeghe(24G), Brock Nelson(37G) & Anthony Duclair(31G) doing reps.  Blake Coleman, Yanni Gourde(21G) & Connor Brown was the 3rd Line.  The checking Line had Ilya Mikheyev(21G-53GP), Ross Colton(22G) & Josh Anderson skating together!  Youngsters Dominik Kubalik, Dylan Cozens & Keegan Kolesar were playing foosball with veterans Mark Stone(37GP) & Sean Monahan.  On Defense Hampus Lindholm was paired with Tyson Barrie as the Top Pairing.  Pair 2 had Ryan Graves & Cody Ceci together. Ryan McDonagh & Jamie Oleksiak took turns on LD with Justin Holl(RD) as the 3rd Pairing.  Goalies-  Jusse Saros(67 GP) will see a heavy workload as #1 & quite possibly be in the Star of the Game Points Leaders all season.  With veterans Jonathan Quick & Robin Lehner as the backups, will one or both be traded?  With only one L Passer (Barrie)on Defense, will the Wild move a Forward to get a mobile Defenseman?  Everybody on Board, jump on Saros’s back, cause he is gonna carry the Wild to the Playoffs!

NEW JERSEY-  Semyon Varlamov led the GHC in both Goals-Against Average(2.28) & Saves%(.933) to help the Devils to a 5th place Regular Season finish!  The Avalanche burned the Devils in 5 games in the Playoffs!  GM Matt Hotchkiss has already declared to be looking for another Goalie for the upcoming season.  21-22 Rookie Draft-  7th Oveall- Ty Smith  2nd round- Jake Oettinger 3rd- Ty Dellandra 4th- Eetu Luostarinen 5th- traded   Grade  B-   Camp Lines-  7 Devils with(20 or more)Goals   The Top Line in camp had Jonathan Huberdeau(30G), Matt Duchesne(43G) & Clayton Keller(28G) blasting pucks by 3rd string Goalie Thomas Greiss.  Nino Niederreiter(24G), Tomas Hertl(30G) & Sam Bennett(28G) was Line 2.  Tanner Pearson, Brayden Schenn(24G) & Riley Smith(56 GP) was the 3rd Line.  Frank Vatrano, Nick Bonino & Barclay Goodrow was the checking Line!  Tomas Tatar, Vlady Namestinkov & Jack Eichel(34 GP) were on the “Put me in Coach” bench.   Blueline Depth-  Noah Hanifin & John Klingberg was the Top Pairing. Dimitri Orlov & Adam Fox was Pair 2 today.  Oliver Kylington & Tyler Myers skated as the 3rd pairing.  Goaltending-  Last years 2nd round Rookie Jake Oettinger had the edge in camp over incumbent Sergei Varlamov, but Devils Brass isnt real comfortable with status quo.  It took 90 points to make the Playoffs(Boston), New Jersey had 94 for 5th place, if they drop 5 points to 89, they could be calling in early Tee times.  Swami thinks this season will be very competitive for the Top 8 spots, Devils finish 9th!

COLORADO-  Philipp Grubauer  tied for 2nd with Saros & Vasilevskiy with 32 Wins helping Avs to a 4th place finish & runner-up in the Swain Cup Finals!  His Reward- Grubauer was sent to the Colorado Eagles in the AHL halfway thru camp.  21-22 Rookie Draft- 10th Overall- Jamie Drysdale, 15th Overall- Yegor Sharangovich  2nd round- Jake Bean, Connor Timmins  3rd- Liam Foudy 4th- Jacob Bernard-Docker, Ian Mitchell 5th- Wayne Kalynuk-cut  Grade- B    Camp Lines-  10 Avs Players with(20 or more)Goals  Alex DeBrincat(41G), Auston Matthews(60G) & Robert Thomas(20G) was the Top Line in camp this afternoon.  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Steven Stamkos(42G) & Andrei Svechnikov(30G) was Line 2.  Anders Lee(28G), Vinnie Trocheck(21G) & Yegor Sharangovich(24G) was the 3rd Line. The 4th Line had Ricard Rakell(20G), Nick Schmaltz(23G) & J. G. Pageau together!  Veterans Kyle Palmieri & Max Domi were talking with reporters about being on the trade block again as Kyle said “Every year I hear my name going here or there, but I’m still here”    Blueline Depth-  Mikhail Sergachev & Jared Spurgeon was the Top Pairing.  Brady Skjei & Ryan Pulock(56 GP) was Pair 2.  Vladdy Gavrikov & Jake Bean were the 3rd pairing. Jamie Drysdale & Matt Grzelcyk should see time as subs.   Goaltenders-  Darcy Kuemper(57 GP) will get the bulk of action & Jack Campbell will also make some starts, as the Avs look really good in the nets!  No Guesswork here for Swami, Avs have a 60 Goal Scorer & maybe the 3rd best Goalie in the League, Ball Arena again will be hosting Playoff games!

WINNIPEG-   99 Points & a 3rd place Finish in a well played Regular Season came to an early halt when the Wild pulled the upset in the Playoffs 1st round!  Now this was a valuable Defense Pair- Jeff Chychrun & Damon Severson tied for 6th(+ 34) in plus/minus in the Regular Season.  21-22 Rookie Draft-  2nd Overall- Alex Lafreniere  2nd round- Gabe Valardi  3rd- Morgan Geekie 4th- Nico Sturm 5th- pass  Grade- C+   Camp Lines- 8 Jets with(20 or more)Goals  Artemi Panarin(22G), Ryan O’Reilly(21G) & Jordan Eberle(21G) was the Top Line. Chris Kreider(52G), Ryan Strome(21G) & Kailer Yamamoto(20G) was Line 2.  Marcus Foligno(23G), Jack Roslovic(22G) & Mike Hoffman was Line 3.  Alex Lafreniere, Jordan Stall & Kasperi Kapanen had checking line duties today! Anthony Beauvillier, Nick Roy & Nico Sturm were working out in the weight room,waiting to get on the ice!  On Defense Rasmus Dahlin & Damon Severson was the Top Pairing.  Jeff Chychrun(47 GP) & Matt Dumba(57 GP) was the part-time Pair 2.  Mike Reilly & Scott Mayfield(61 GP) was the 3rd Pair.  Goaltenders-  Houston…We have a Problem.  OK Mike Smith is good for 28 Games but after that, close your eyes cause thats what John Gibson did last year playing Goalie(3.19 GAA & .904 saves%)  Youngster Cal Petersen wasnt much better(2.89 GAA & .895 saves%)  Can a Goalie save this squad? Not this year says Swami, too many holes(GP)on Defense.  A tough schedule( 4 home & 4 road vs TB, PHI & COL) equals a long season in Manitoba!

PHILADELPHIA- The Flyers with 102 Points took 2nd in the Regular Season(thanks Marc-Andre) & also had the Best Penalty-Killing % (84.6)in the League.  A Classic 7-Game Playoff Series with the Avalanche that ended with the Home Team(Philly)on the short end of the stick did nothing to damper their hopes for the upcoming season!   21-22 Rookie Draft-  16th Overall-  traded  2nd & 3rd- traded 4th- Ville Husso 5th- Alexander Volkov, N Knyzhov  Grade-  B   Camp Lines- 7 Flyers with(20 or more)Goals   Jonathan Marchessault(30G), Sidney Crosby(31G-69 GP) & David Pastrnak(40G) were lighting up veteran Anton Khudobin in a scrimmage as the Top Line in camp!  Claude Giroux(21G), Dylan Larkin(31G-70 GP) & Evander Kane(22G- 43GP) was Line 2.  Taylor Hall(20G), Alex Kerfoot & Travis Konecny had Line 3 Jersey’s on. A checking line saw Michael Backlund, Lars Eller & Brendan Gallagher(56 GP) skating in circles.  Oscar Sundqvist,Adam Erne & Radek Faska will see action as subs.  Ryan Getzlaf(56 GP) has announced this would be his Final Season.  On Defense Torey Krug & Kris Letang was the Top Pair. Veteran Ryan Suter & Nate Schmidt was Pair 2. Brian Dumolin & Adam Larsson was the 3rd pairing although Radko Gudas was hitting everything in his way, trying to impress the Flyer Brass.  Goaltending-  4th Rounder Ville Husso looked impressive in camp(what a find) as he looked to share duties with the “Flower”.  Lots of games to miss up front(Kane,Gallagher,Crosby,Larkin,etc) & only one Rookie pick.  Could see a Defenseman(Ryan Ellis-no card)traded for depth Winger.  I think Swami has too many teams in the post-season but I cant leave Crosby & Pasta out!

TAMPA BAY-  The “LIGHTNING” had the 2nd Most Goals(268) & the 2nd Best Goals-Against(202) in racking up 108 Points for 1st in the Regular Season on way to their 3rd Straight Swain Cup!  21-22 Rookie Draft- 15th Overall- traded  2nd round- Janne Kuokkanen 3rd- Artem Zub  4th- Mason Marchment 5th- Connor Mackey  Grade- B Camp Lines-  11  Bolts with(20 or more)Goals  Alex Ovechkin(50G), Sebastian Aho(37G) & Mitch Marner(35G) returned as the Top Line for Tampa.  Zach Hyman(27G), Mika Zibanejad(29G) & William Nylander(34G) was Line 2.  Alex Killorn(25G), Anze Kopitar & Joe Pavelski(27G) skated as the 3rd Line tonight. The 4th Line had Andrew Copp(21G), Anthony Cirelli & Evgeni Dadonov(20G) together.  Youngsters Yakov Trenin & Mason Marchment, along with veterans Paul Stastny & Eric Haula played cribbage while waiting for a turn on the ice!  Defense-  Morgan Rielly  & John Carlson was the Top Pair. Darnell Nurse & Brett Pesce was Pair 2.  Esa Lindell & Alex Goligoski was the 3rd Pairing.  Goaltenders-  Tristian Jarry seems to have won the Starting job over the other 4 Goalies in camp!  Adin Hill might have the edge for the back-up job & get 20(22)something starts.  Look for Tampa to eye a Rookie Goalie to compete for that back-up job!  There is no doubt the Champs are Playoff bound, the Fans want more as they go for Four!

 

It’s gonna be like musical chairs for the Playoffs,  Swami has like 10 teams in & a couple with a chance, but there is only 8 spots & when the music stops, You gotta be seated!

NEWS FLASH….. The LOTTO Results are in & the LEAFS have the 1st Pick, the Habs moved up for #2 while the Kings dropped a spot to 3.  Swami’s Stars stayed at 4 (Boo-Hoo)wahhhhhh  Ever seen a Grown Swami cry?  

 

RUMOURS AND GUYS ON THE BLOCK 

The Avalanche are looking at possibly moving up in the draft order in the 1st ,2nd and 3rd round The Avs are willing to add later picks to swap spots in either of these rounds. Teams looking to add prospects or youth can reach out to our front office.

Also looking on the trade block are: Max Domi
Luke Kunin
Jonathan Drouin
Emil Bernstrom
Barret Hayton

Kevin – Colorado

 

 

 

The St.Louis Blues are looking for a goaltender. Looking to deal picks or players for somebody…anybody… that can be a back up .  Contact Rob if you have a goalie you are looking to move.

Rob St.Louis

 

ISLANDERS OFF TO SEATTLE 

The New York Islanders have packed up shop and moved to Seattle to become the Kraken. They will show off their spiffey new duds this coming season. Go Kracken!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Sharks filled…Trading open

The Tampa Bay Lightning are your 2022 Swain Memorial Cup champions! They managed to do what the NHL Bolts could not, which was win 3 Cups in a row. Alex Nedeljkovic was outstanding all postseason, giving up less than 2 goals/game and posting a .944 save % to take the playoff MVP honors. The website has great summaries, take a look!

In other news I think we have a coach to take over for San Jose, John Carter will be taking over the San Jose Sharks.

Trading is officially open. Not sure when the Ratings Preview will drop but hopefully it will be soon. 

Great season guys!

Matt

PS – My Devils will be in the market for a goalie, possibly more if the stars align (defense ratings improve enough).

PPS – the Yzerplan has evolved. Go Wings!!!

SAN JOSE SHARKS Need Coach …. Tampa Banner is raised

SAN JOSE SHARKS Need Coach for GORDIE HOWE CLASSIC

Aleksander Barkov, Nikita Kucherov, Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen, Nazem Kadri, Adam Pelech,
Noah Dobson,Connor Hellebuyck, Youngsters Kaapo Kakko & Tim Stutzle are just a few players
on this loaded roster! If Interested contact Commissioner Matt Hotchkiss ..e-mail below

Mphotchkiss 42 @ gmail.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tampa raises their banner for the threepeat.  Draft order and standings posted in the Swain Cup section.


Complete San Jose Roster


Primary Statistics For San Jose SJS After 80 Games

Player                          GM   G   A PTS PPG SHG    S   PM  +/-  .PCT GWG GTG OTG  STARS
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GABRIEL LANDESKOG               79  35  66 101  15   0  256   43   21  13.7   7   0   2 (5-8-9)
ALEKSANDER BARKOV               70  44  55  99  15   2  264   16   24  16.7   4   0   0 (9-8-9)
MIKKO RANTANEN                  76  36  51  87   9   0  274   44   20  13.1   7   0   1 (4-8-5)
DREW DOUGHTY                    80   3  57  60   0   0   99   36    9   3.0   0   0   0 (1-2-3)
OLIVER BJORKSTRAND              80  15  27  42   0   0  169   12   -6   8.9   3   0   0 (1-1-1)
PHIL KESSEL                     80  20  19  39   6   0  204   26   -2   9.8   5   0   0 (1-2-1)
NAZEM KADRI                     80  17  21  38   2   0  187   44   -3   9.1   3   0   0 (2-1-0)
RASMUS RISTOLAINEN              70   1  32  33   0   0   72   46    3   1.4   0   0   0 (0-0-1)
JOSH MORRISSEY                  80   7  25  32   3   0  147   42    0   4.8   2   0   0 (1-0-1)
LOGAN COUTURE                   78  11  15  26   1   0  144   22   -1   7.6   1   0   0 (0-2-1)
JAKUB VRANA                     73  12  12  24   0   0  118   16    1  10.2   1   0   0 (0-0-3)
JESSE PULJUJARVI                80  17   6  23   0   0  118   14  -10  14.4   2   0   1 (1-1-1)
ADAM PELECH                     80  11  12  23   0   1  112   26    9   9.8   2   0   0 (0-0-3)
TIM STUTZLE                     77   6  17  23   1   0  120   10   -4   5.0   0   0   0 (0-0-1)
P.K. SUBBAN                     56   3  11  14   0   0   54   14    5   5.6   0   0   0 (0-1-0)
ADAM HENRIQUE                   66   4   6  10   0   0   47    6   -6   8.5   0   0   0 (0-0-0)
FILIP CHYTIL                    25   2   8  10   0   0   37    6    1   5.4   1   0   0 (0-0-0)
CALVIN de HAAN                  60   0   9   9   0   0   34   14    7   0.0   0   0   0 (0-0-0)
KAAPO KAKKO                     59   4   2   6   0   0   69    8   -4   5.8   1   0   0 (0-0-0)
TEUVO TERAVAINEN                15   4   2   6   0   0   32    0    7  12.5   0   0   0 (1-0-0)
J.T. COMPHER                    10   1   2   3   0   0   10    0   -1  10.0   0   0   0 (0-0-0)
NOAH DOBSON                     24   1   2   3   0   0   21    2   -5   4.8   0   0   0 (0-0-0)
JUSTIN BRAUN                    10   0   1   1   0   0    9    0    0   0.0   0   0   0 (0-0-0)
LOGAN BROWN                      0   0   0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0   0 (0-0-0)
VITALI KRAVTSOV                  0   0   0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0   0 (0-0-0)
NIKITA KUCHEROV                  0   0   0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0   0 (0-0-0)
RYAN MURRAY                      0   0   0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0   0 (0-0-0)
TRAVIS SANHEIM                  20   0   0   0   0   0    9    2   -4   0.0   0   0   0 (0-0-0)
TYLER SEGUIN                     0   0   0   0   0   0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0   0 (0-0-0)
ALEXANDER WENNBERG              12   0   0   0   0   0    8    2   -2   0.0   0   0   0 (0-0-0)
LAURENT BROSSOIT                 8       0   0                 0
FILIP GUSTAVSSON                 9       0   0                 0
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK               55       0   0                 0
LINUS ULLMARK                   15       0   0                 0
TEAM                                                          16
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TOTALS                             254 458 712  52   3 2614  467   59   9.7  39   0   4

Goalie                          GM  MIN  W  L  T  GA  GAA    S  SPCT SHO ENG PPG SHG OTG  PM  STARS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FILIP GUSTAVSSON                 9  545  7  2  0  17 1.87  312 0.946   0   0   1   1   1   0 (3-4-0)
LAURENT BROSSOIT                 8  405  3  3  0  15 2.22  223 0.933   0   0   2   0   0   0 (1-2-0)
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK               55 3214 27 26  0 157 2.93 1598 0.902   3   2  33   2   2   0 (9-7-2)
LINUS ULLMARK                   15  663  3  9  0  37 3.35  356 0.896   0   0   2   1   0   0 (1-2-0)
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TOTALS                             4827 40 40  0 226 2.78 2489 0.908   3   2  38   4   3   0


Swain Cup. Game 6. Tampa at Colorado

Full capacity tonight here at the Ball Arena as we are set to get underway for game 6 of the Swain Cup Finals.  Sasquatch and the Elvis’s can’t wait as Blink 182 pounds the airwaves!
The anthems are sung and we are ready for puck drop!
Game starts with Hyman with a quick GR that Grubauer stops. a few minutes later Alex Killorn rips a GR from inside that Grubauer also stops.  All Tampa early on in game 6,  Colorado gets a power play opportunity but it was Sea Bass doing the damage, scoring a short hander to put the visitors up 1-0.  Pulock takes a late penalty and Grubauer stops a Zibinajed split shot to end period one.  Tampa leads 1-0 an is outshooting the Avalanche 12-4.  GR ratings are 4 -0 in favor of Tampa as well.  Grubauer keeping this one close.
Copp gets called for a minor infraction early in the second and the Avs go to the PP.  Matthews shoots and gets a GR but Nedeljkovic turns it aside. Tampa kills the penalty but Lindell puts them down a man just moments later.  Anders Lee has two glorious opportunities, one for a GR but both are stopped by the Tampa netminder.  With the teams back at 5 aside Kopitar gobbles up a loose puck and dents the twine to make it 2-0 Tampa.  Esa Lindell then picks off a stray pass by Pulock and skates in alone on a breakaway and beats Grubauer five hole to make it 3-0 Tampa.  It’s all Tampa for the rest of the period with the exception of a rebound GR stop on Spurgeon.  The period ends 3 zip Lightning.
The fans are trying to rally the troops.  Noise makers and hollering and cheering create an ear piercing atmosphere to start the third period.  With that Hyman hauls down DeBrincat but both go off for two apiece and we paly 4 on 4 hockey.  Pavelski takes a few long shots that are turned aside but one stray rebound goes to Pesce who makes no mistake and rolls a 2 – G.  4-0 Tampa in the third. With 18 minutes to go and their season on the line the Avalanche have a steep hill to climb.  The Avs try to push forward but Zinbinajed steals a puck and buries another for the Lightning making it a 5-0 game.  Andrew Copp then steals the puck from Pageau and rolls an inside shot 2 – G.  Another goal and it’s 6-0 Lightning.  Soupy puts on his mask and relieves Grubauer who looks like he is ready to break down.  But if it wasn’t for his stupendous goaltending the Avalanche wouldn’t be in the position they are in.  But that doesn’t console him as he is hunched on the bench with tears running down his face.  The sight of disappointment and total mental and physical exhaustion,    Ovechkin gets on the board with an outside shot Gr to up the lead to 7-0.  And that is how this one would end.
Tampa wins the cup on the road with a dominating performance outshooting the Avs 40-22 and while out chancing the Avs in GR ratings 15-3.
The hometown fans applaud their team for their valiant effort and their first trip to the cup finals,.
Patrick Roy had a post game presser where he stated: ” Our team played a heck of a post season, but we ran up against a stacked Tampa team that has pedigree in winning this thing.  Our effort was there and the boys really put everything on the line but at the end of the day, there can only be one champion.  Our hats are off to the Lightning for winning the Cup, but we hope that this run jump starts us to maybe coming back and getting the job finished next year!”
Great series Tim.. Congrats on the WIn!
Kevin

                         Tampa Bay TAM at Colorado COL                          
DATE : 07/23/2022

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Tampa Bay TAM                  1  2  4  0  7 
Colorado COL                   0  0  0  0  0 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Tampa Bay TAM                  12 14 14 0  40
Colorado COL                   4  9  9  0  22

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. SEBASTIAN AHO(7)( JOHN CARLSON, MIKA ZIBANEJAD ) (SH) : 1st 11:54
2. TAM. ANZE KOPITAR(2)( DUSTIN BROWN, DARNELL NURSE ): 2nd 11:14
3. TAM. ESA LINDELL(1)( ANTHONY CIRELLI, BRETT PESCE ): 2nd 14:45
4. TAM. BRETT PESCE(1)( JOE PAVELSKI, ESA LINDELL ): 3rd 1:38
5. TAM. MIKA ZIBANEJAD(9)( ALEX KILLORN, MITCH MARNER ): 3rd 3:11
6. TAM. ANDREW COPP(6)( BRETT PESCE, ZACH HYMAN ): 3rd 5:04
7. TAM. ALEX OVECHKIN(6)( SEBASTIAN AHO, JOE PAVELSKI ): 3rd 7:55

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. BRETT PESCE - 2 Minutes: 1st 11:21
2. COL. RYAN PULOCK - 2 Minutes: 1st 19:54
3. TAM. ANDREW COPP - 2 Minutes: 2nd 2:46
4. TAM. ESA LINDELL - 2 Minutes: 2nd 6:02
5. TAM. ZACH HYMAN - 2 Minutes: 3rd 0:26
6. COL. ALEX DeBRINCAT - 2 Minutes: 3rd 0:26
7. COL. MATT GRZELCYK - 2 Minutes: 3rd 12:23
8. COL. ANDREI SVECHNIKOV - 2 Minutes: 3rd 15:21

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
ALEX OVECHKIN                   2   6  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 31 16:58  3   0  3  2 
MIKA ZIBANEJAD                  2   5  1  1   0  0  0  10-6 41 23:02  1   1  1  1 
JOE PAVELSKI                    2   4  0  2   0  0  0   2-2 27 14:59  0   0  0  2 
SEBASTIAN AHO                   2   2  1  1   0  0  1   5-1 30 16:59  0   0  0  1 GWG
MITCH MARNER                    1   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 35 19:02  0   0  0  1 
WILLIAM NYLANDER                1   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  9:39  1   0  2  1 
DARNELL NURSE                   4   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 42 23:48  1   3  0  0 
ZACH HYMAN                      2   3  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 21 12:13  0   1  0  2 
ANDREW COPP                     2   3  1  0   2  0  0   0-0 28 16:12  1   0  0  3 
ANZE KOPITAR                    1   2  1  0   0  0  0   3-2 19 11:39  0   0  1  0 
DUSTIN BROWN                    1   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:39  0   0  0  0 
ALEX KILLORN                    1   3  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 28 15:03  0   1  0  0 
ANTHONY CIRELLI                 2   1  0  1   0  0  0   5-1 24 14:13  1   1  1  0 
SHEA WEBER                      0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:29  0   0  0  1 
JOHN CARLSON                    4   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 49 27:47  0   0  0  0 
ESA LINDELL                     3   2  1  1   2  0  0   0-0 34 19:37  0   1  0  0 
BRETT PESCE                     3   2  1  2   2  0  0   0-0 40 23:37  1   0  0  0 
ALEX GOLIGOSKI                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 10:29  1   1  0  0 
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TOTAL                          33  40  7 14   8  0  1 25-12          10   9  8 14

Player Stats For Colorado COL
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
AUSTON MATTHEWS                -3   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 27 16:13  0   0  1  2 
ALEX DeBRINCAT                 -3   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 27 16:13  0   0  0  2 
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU            -3   2  0  0   0  0  0   5-4 34 20:12  0   1  0  0 
STEVEN STAMKOS                 -3   1  0  0   0  0  0   5-3 30 16:59  0   1  0  0 
VINCENT TROCHECK               -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   7-2 31 16:58  0   0  0  1 
ANDERS LEE                     -1   5  0  0   0  0  0   1-1 31 17:03  0   1  2  1 
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS            -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   6-3 34 19:03  1   0  0  1 
JOONAS DONSKOI                 -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 28 15:03  0   0  0  0 
ANDREI SVECHNIKOV              -2   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 27 14:59  0   1  0  0 
RICKARD RAKELL                 -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:39  0   0  0  0 
KYLE PALMIERI                  -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:39  0   0  0  0 
YEGOR SHARANGOVICH             -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 19 11:39  1   0  0  0 
JARED SPURGEON                 -4   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 49 27:47  3   0  0  0 
MIKHAIL SERGACHEV              -3   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 37 21:37  0   1  0  0 
MATT GRZELCYK                  -3   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 36 19:48  0   0  0  1 
JAMIE DRYSDALE                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:29  1   1  0  0 
BRADY SKJEI                     0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 23 12:28  1   1  0  1 
RYAN PULOCK                    -3   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 37 21:37  0   1  0  0 
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TOTAL                         -34  22  0  0   8  0  0 25-13           7   8  3  9

Goalie Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
CHRIS DRIEDGER                   0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC                 60     22  0    0  3  3   105 WIN

Goalie Stats For Colorado COL
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
JACK CAMPBELL                    15     8   1    0  4  3   26  
PHILIPP GRUBAUER                 45     32  6    0  11 7   79  LOSS GF

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Tampa Bay TAM                 3         0
Colorado COL                  3         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - BRETT PESCE from Tampa Bay
2nd star - ALEX NEDELJKOVIC from Tampa Bay
3rd star - MIKA ZIBANEJAD from Tampa Bay

GAME STORY
Using an offensive outburst Tampa Bay clobbered Colorado by the final 
tally of 7 to 0.  Tampa Bay sustained a constant attack outshooting Colorado 
40 to 22.  Tampa Bay finished strong with 4 goals in the third period. 
The first goal was the winner as SEBASTIAN AHO found the back of the net 
at 11:54 of the 1st period.  BRETT PESCE scored once and contributed two 
assists for Tampa Bay.  ALEX NEDELJKOVIC was sharp in goal.  He recorded 
the shutout while facing 22 shots. Others who scored were ALEX OVECHKIN, 
MIKA ZIBANEJAD, ANDREW COPP, ANZE KOPITAR and ESA LINDELL for Tampa Bay.


Game 5. Can Tampa win it on home ice??

With no goals scored in the 1st, Matthews scores early in the 2nd period and then adds another one 3 minutes later to give COL a 2-0 lead. Then less than 1 minute later, Joe Pavelski gets the Lightning within 1. Third period played really tight by both team, then Donskoi scores the empty netter to give COL a huge 3-1 win in game 5.
Heading back to the mile high city for game 6. What a series!
Tim

 Colorado COL at Tampa Bay TAM                           
DATE : 07/21/2022 
 
GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F 
Colorado COL                   0  2  1  0  3  
Tampa Bay TAM                  0  1  0  0  1  
 
SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F 
Colorado COL                   10 18 9  0  37 
Tampa Bay TAM                  11 6  16 0  33 
 
S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y 
1. COL. AUSTON MATTHEWS(5)( JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU, MATT GRZELCYK ): 2nd 0:57 
2. COL. AUSTON MATTHEWS(6)( STEVEN STAMKOS, VINCENT TROCHECK ): 2nd 4:10 
3. TAM. JOE PAVELSKI(6)( SEBASTIAN AHO, ESA LINDELL ): 2nd 5:04 
4. COL. JOONAS DONSKOI(5)( MATT GRZELCYK, RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS ) (ENG) : 3rd 19:45 
 
 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y 
1. TAM. JOHN CARLSON - 2 Minutes: 1st 9:04 
2. TAM. SHEA WEBER - 2 Minutes: 1st 15:14 
3. TAM. ZACH HYMAN - 2 Minutes: 2nd 2:10 
4. COL. ANDREI SVECHNIKOV - 2 Minutes: 3rd 9:38 
5. TAM. DARNELL NURSE - 2 Minutes: 3rd 14:45 
 
 I N J U R I E S 
NONE 
 
Player Stats For Colorado COL 
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS 
AUSTON MATTHEWS                 2   4  2  0   0  0  0   0-0 35 20:20  0   0  0  3 GWG 
ALEX DeBRINCAT                  1   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 35 20:20  0   0  1  3  
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU             1   3  0  1   0  0  0   5-4 38 22:20  3   2  2  0  
STEVEN STAMKOS                  0   3  0  1   0  0  0   4-4 34 19:37  0   1  1  2  
VINCENT TROCHECK               -1   4  0  1   0  0  0   6-3 31 17:37  0   0  1  2  
ANDERS LEE                      1   5  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:15  1   0  2  2  
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS             1   1  0  1   0  0  0   2-0 29 16:15  1   1  0  2  
JOONAS DONSKOI                  1   2  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 26 14:15  0   0  1  0  
ANDREI SVECHNIKOV               0   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 28 15:37  1   1  0  1  
RICKARD RAKELL                  0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:41  1   0  1  0  
KYLE PALMIERI                   0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:41  2   0  1  0  
YEGOR SHARANGOVICH              0   0  0  0   0  0  0   2-1 16  9:41  1   0  0  0  
JARED SPURGEON                  2   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 46 26:57  2   0  0  0  
MIKHAIL SERGACHEV               0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 37 19:57  0   1  0  0  
JAMIE DRYSDALE                  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:59  0   0  0  0  
MATT GRZELCYK                   2   2  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 37 20:57  0   0  0  2  
BRADY SKJEI                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 10:59  1   1  0  1  
RYAN PULOCK                     0   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 40 21:57  1   0  0  1  
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TOTAL                          10  37  3  6   2  0  0 19-12          14   7 10 19 
 
Player Stats For Tampa Bay TAM 
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS 
ALEX OVECHKIN                   0   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 28 15:37  1   0  0  2  
MIKA ZIBANEJAD                 -1   5  0  0   0  0  0   4-4 38 22:15  0   0  0  2  
JOE PAVELSKI                    0   4  1  0   0  0  0   1-0 25 13:37  1   0  0  2  
SEBASTIAN AHO                  -1   2  0  1   0  0  0   7-1 35 20:14  0   0  0  0  
MITCH MARNER                   -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:15  0   0  0  1  
WILLIAM NYLANDER                0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:41  0   0  0  1  
DARNELL NURSE                  -2   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 43 24:57  1   0  0  1  
ZACH HYMAN                     -1   2  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 26 14:20  1   0  0  1  
ANDREW COPP                    -1   4  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 29 16:20  0   0  0  2  
ANZE KOPITAR                    0   0  0  0   0  0  0   2-1 16  9:41  0   0  0  0  
DUSTIN BROWN                    0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:41  0   0  0  0  
ALEX KILLORN                   -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 26 14:15  0   0  0  1  
ANTHONY CIRELLI                -1   3  0  0   0  0  0   4-1 29 16:20  1   0  0  0  
JOHN CARLSON                   -2   2  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 46 26:57  1   1  0  1  
ESA LINDELL                     0   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 37 19:57  1   0  0  0  
SHEA WEBER                      0   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 16  8:59  1   1  0  1  
BRETT PESCE                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 43 23:57  0   1  0  0  
ALEX GOLIGOSKI                  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:59  0   1  0  0  
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TOTAL                         -11  33  1  2   8  0  0  19-7           8   4  0 15 
 
Goalie Stats For Colorado COL 
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS 
JACK CAMPBELL                    0      0   0    0  0  0   0    
PHILIPP GRUBAUER                 60     33  1    0  7  6   105 WIN 
 
Goalie Stats For Tampa Bay TAM 
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS 
CHRIS DRIEDGER                   0      0   0    0  0  0   0    
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC                 59     36  2    1  9  8   104 LOSS 
 
POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS 
Colorado COL                  4         0 
Tampa Bay TAM                 1         0 
 
STARS OF THE GAME 
1st star - PHILIPP GRUBAUER from Colorado 
2nd star - AUSTON MATTHEWS from Colorado 
3rd star - MATT GRZELCYK from Colorado 
 
GAME STORY 
In a close game, Colorado topped Tampa Bay by the final tally of 3 to  
1.   AUSTON MATTHEWS scored twice for Colorado.  PHILIPP GRUBAUER was  
outstanding in goal.  He gave up just a lone goal while facing 33 shots.  
Others registering goals were JOONAS DONSKOI for Colorado and JOE PAVELSKI  
for Tampa Bay. 
 

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Swain Cup. Game 4. Tampa at Colorado

Game Four – The fans are pumped.  Music is blaring as the fans walk up towards the arena and find their seats in the packed coliseum. The tune playing is Kickstart my Heart by Motley Crew as the home team takes the ice.   It looks like the Avalanche have some extra jump in their step after the big win in game 3.
Puck drop and the game is on!
Tonight it’s the Avs who come out flying! A few really quick opportunities against Neldeljkovic that he turns aside.  Stamkos takes a  Vinny Trocheck feed and buries a wrist shot blocker side and the Avs are up 1-0 early.  The fans begin a chant of Blink 182’s  “All the Small Things”.  With 8:46 left in the first, Zach Hyman ties the game with his 3rd of the playoffs.  Again it;s the checking line getting it done for Tampa.  Tampa then fires three GR’s at Grubauer but defends them all.  John Carlson takes another penalty and the Avs go to the PP with 4:45 left in the initial frame. Matthews and Stamkos are denied penetration from strong defensive work and then DeBrincat slips through but is stopped on a split. Matthews then burst through but his GR is also stopped.  Stamkos then rolls a PP split and it is also denied.  Great chances but Nedeljkovic is a wall. Teams back to even strength.  Rakell is then stopped on a rebound GR.  Period one ends tied at 1-1.
Matt Grzelcyk is called off for a late hit and the Lightning go to the man advantage 29 seconds into the second. Ovechkin and Copp muster a few long shots but the penalty is killed off and we go back to full strength. The teams are up and down the ice but the game has tightened up. Not many scoring opportunities and lots of outside shots.   Veteran Dustin Brown unleashes a shot that even surprised him and it beats Grubauer from the outside putting the visitors up 2-1.  The game continues with the same style of play and few GR’s generated from outside shots but the game remains 2-1 Lightning after 2.
The fans are on their feet to start the third.  Trying to be the difference maker and bring their team some positive energy,  Pageau is driven by the fans roars and runs over Andrew Copp.  The fans are cheering but the refs arm goes up.,  Two minutes for charging to Pageau and the Lightning are off to the PP again. The Avs kill the penalty but then a savvy move in a scrum by Joe Pavlelski gets Svechnikov to draw an extra minor and the Lightning once again go back to the PP.  This is taking the life out of the building quickly.. Colorado kills it off and then starts pushing the play. Trocheck stopped on a GR and then Stammer on an outside shot followed by Spurgeon with a split.  But Nedeljkovic continues to be an impenetrable barricade,  With 8:06 left in the third it’s Sea Bas, Sebastian Aho, scoring on a split to extend the Tampa lead to 3-1.  One of the ELVIS’S have left the building!!. DeBrincat is stopped on a breakaway GR with 3:39 to go. And at the 2:22 mark Trocheck is denied a GR. As time is winding down..tick tick tick ,,,.it’s over.
Tampa victorious with a solid 3-1 effort while outshooting the Avs 43-29.  Nedeljkovic was 9 for 10 on GR’s while Grubauer was a solid 7 for 8.
Roy was quoted as saying “our scorers just couldn’t get it down tonight on our chances while Grubauer gave us a a chance all night.”
The Sasquatch walked by and hollered out “Goony Goo Goo!”
The Avs will desperately have to win on the road to keep the series alive as they are now down 3-1 to the powerful Lightning squad.
Kevin Anton

                         Tampa Bay TAM at Colorado COL                          
DATE : 07/19/2022

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Tampa Bay TAM                  1  1  1  0  3 
Colorado COL                   1  0  0  0  1 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Tampa Bay TAM                  10 19 14 0  43
Colorado COL                   13 6  10 0  29

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. COL. STEVEN STAMKOS(6)( VINCENT TROCHECK ): 1st 4:24
2. TAM. ZACH HYMAN(3)( ANDREW COPP, BRETT PESCE ): 1st 11:14
3. TAM. DUSTIN BROWN(2)( ANZE KOPITAR, JOHN CARLSON ): 2nd 8:55
4. TAM. SEBASTIAN AHO(6)( JOE PAVELSKI ): 3rd 11:54

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. JOHN CARLSON - 2 Minutes: 1st 15:15
2. COL. MATT GRZELCYK - 2 Minutes: 2nd 0:29
3. COL. JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU - 2 Minutes: 3rd 0:21
4. COL. ANDREI SVECHNIKOV - 4 Minutes: 3rd 3:17
     EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY STEVEN STAMKOS
6. TAM. JOE PAVELSKI - 2 Minutes: 3rd 3:17

 I N J U R I E S
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Player Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
ALEX OVECHKIN                   0   6  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 32 18:30  1   0  0  2 
MIKA ZIBANEJAD                  0   4  0  0   0  0  0   6-2 35 20:07  1   0  0  2 
JOE PAVELSKI                    0   1  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 25 14:23  1   0  0  1 
SEBASTIAN AHO                   0   3  1  0   0  0  0   7-3 31 18:23  1   0  2  1 
MITCH MARNER                    0   6  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 32 18:07  2   1  0  1 
WILLIAM NYLANDER                1   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 10:39  1   0  1  2 
DARNELL NURSE                   2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 38 21:23  0   0  0  1 
ZACH HYMAN                      1   2  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 26 14:43  0   0  0  1 
ANDREW COPP                     1   3  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 33 18:50  2   0  0  2 
ANZE KOPITAR                    1   4  0  1   0  0  0   2-2 19 10:39  0   0  2  2 
DUSTIN BROWN                    1   2  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 10:39  1   0  0  1 GWG
ALEX KILLORN                    0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 25 14:00  0   0  0  1 
ANTHONY CIRELLI                 1   2  0  0   0  0  0   4-2 26 14:43  1   0  0  0 
ESA LINDELL                     0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 37 20:44  1   1  0  0 
SHEA WEBER                      0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 11:38  1   2  0  0 
JOHN CARLSON                    2   0  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 42 23:30  0   2  0  1 
BRETT PESCE                     0   3  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 43 24:44  2   1  0  1 
ALEX GOLIGOSKI                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 11:38  1   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                          10  43  3  5   4  0  0  19-9          16   7  5 19

Player Stats For Colorado COL
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
AUSTON MATTHEWS                -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:43  0   0  1  2 
ALEX DeBRINCAT                 -1   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:43  0   0  1  2 
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU            -1   2  0  0   2  0  0   4-2 32 18:43  0   2  0  0 
STEVEN STAMKOS                  0   3  1  0   0  0  0   4-2 28 16:23  0   1  1  2 
VINCENT TROCHECK                0   3  0  1   0  0  0   5-3 32 18:30  1   1  0  1 
ANDERS LEE                      0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 25 14:00  1   1  0  1 
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS             0   2  0  0   0  0  0   6-3 32 18:07  0   1  0  1 
JOONAS DONSKOI                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 25 14:00  0   0  0  0 
ANDREI SVECHNIKOV               0   2  0  0   4  0  0   0-0 25 14:23  0   1  0  0 
RICKARD RAKELL                 -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:39  0   0  0  0 
KYLE PALMIERI                  -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:39  1   0  0  0 
YEGOR SHARANGOVICH             -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 10:39  0   0  0  0 
JARED SPURGEON                 -2   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 41 23:23  1   1  0  0 
MIKHAIL SERGACHEV               0   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 40 22:44  1   1  0  0 
MATT GRZELCYK                  -2   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 35 19:23  3   1  0  1 
JAMIE DRYSDALE                  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 11:38  0   0  0  0 
BRADY SKJEI                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 27 15:45  0   0  0  1 
RYAN PULOCK                     0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 44 24:51  2   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                         -10  29  1  1   8  0  0 19-10          10  10  3 11

Goalie Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
CHRIS DRIEDGER                   0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC                 60     29  1    0  10 9   105 WIN

Goalie Stats For Colorado COL
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
JACK CAMPBELL                    0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
PHILIPP GRUBAUER                 60     43  3    0  8  7   105 LOSS

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Tampa Bay TAM                 3         0
Colorado COL                  1         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - ALEX NEDELJKOVIC from Tampa Bay
2nd star - DUSTIN BROWN from Tampa Bay
3rd star - ZACH HYMAN from Tampa Bay

GAME STORY
In a close game, Tampa Bay topped Colorado by the final tally of 3 to 
1.  Tampa Bay sustained a constant attack outshooting Colorado 43 to 29. 
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC was outstanding in goal.  He gave up just a lone goal 
while facing 29 shots.  NEDELJKOVIC stopped a number of solid scoring 
chances, which made his performance that much more impressive. Goals were 
registered by SEBASTIAN AHO, ZACH HYMAN and DUSTIN BROWN for Tampa Bay 
and STEVEN STAMKOS for Colorado.


Finals. Game 3. Lightning at Avalanche

Sold out Ball Arena and the fans are dressed in their favorite Avs jerseys and faces are painted in the team colors.  There are even a few Elvis’s in the building tonight!  And someone dressed as a Sasquatch!  What a night this will be in Colorado.  The fans have been long awaiting this night since next management took over in 2013 and drafted Nail Yakupov first overall leaving Jonathan Huberdeau and Mika Zibanejad for other teams to take.   Not a great beginning, but here we are, 9 years later and the Swain Cup is up for grabs with our home team Avalanche in the finals.  Although down 2-0 in the series the Avs fans seem to be full of optimism and exuberance.
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The puck drops and the Lightning come out flying throwing everything at the Avs net.  Grubauer making the saves but the Avs can seem to clear the zone.  It is not until halfway through the first that the Avs get a PP chance and finally put some pucks on Nedelljkovic.   The teams exchange chances and the score remains tied at donuts after one with Lightning edging out the Avalanche 8-6 in shots.
28 seconds into the second, the checking line sent out to keep the Matthews line off the board gets a goal from Andrew Copp. Lightning up 1-0. The building erupts as Joonas Donskoi, who iis making a name for himself as a clutch scorer this playoff kicks the puck up to his stick and slips a shot past Nedeljkovic to tie it up at sticks at the 5 minute mark of the period.   With 3 minutes to go in the first, the checking line for the Lightning once again contributes as Auston Matthews is charged for hooking Anthony Cirelli and the Lightning are off to the PP,  The Avs kill the penalty and as time is winding down a tired John Carlson gets called for a tripping minor with 5 seconds left in the second.. And quickly it’s Matthews winning the draw back to Stamkos who fakes a shot, the forward slides to block it but Stammer slides it Matthews who got open and he one times it home with one tick left on the clock and the Avalanche have a 2-1 lead after two periods of play.
The third period has a defensive tone to it and at the 5 minute mark Alex Ovechkin, who is slotted against Stamkos to take advantage of his 1 defensive rating, takes a penalty on Stamkos and the Avs are off to another man advantage opportunity. The Lightning and Nedeljkovic kill the penalty but Darnell Nurse is a little over excited and draws another two minute minor with 12:39 on the clock. Once again the Lightning kill it off with a few big stops from their outstanding goaltender.  alex Killorn then upends Donskoi and he is sent off for two or less.  The Lightning are playing a very undisciplined game. With 5:54 left in the third the Avs send out their #1 PP unit. Nedeljkovic turns aside another GR and the teams are back to full strength with 3:54 left. DeBrincat is denied on a GR and then Nurse and Hyman are stopped on GR’s by Grubauer with under 3 minutes to go.  Pageau leans into a slapper from the outside that Nedeljkovic knocks aside but the loose puck comes out to Jared Spurgeon and he shoots and scores!!!   The Ball Arena is complete bedlam with 1:48 left on the clock.  Brett Pesce takes a penalty with 39 seconds left in the game and that is how it ends.  Colorado with a solid 3-1 victory on home ice, thanks in part to the zebras!!.
Colorado outshoots Tampa 32-29 and GRs are 9/7 – 7/6 also in favor of Colorado.
Kevin Anton

                         Tampa Bay TAM at Colorado COL                          
DATE : 07/18/2022

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Tampa Bay TAM                  0  1  0  0  1 
Colorado COL                   0  2  1  0  3 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Tampa Bay TAM                  8  14 7  0  29
Colorado COL                   6  10 16 0  32

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. ANDREW COPP(5)( DARNELL NURSE ): 2nd 0:28
2. COL. JOONAS DONSKOI(4)( RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS, JAMIE DRYSDALE ): 2nd 4:52
3. COL. AUSTON MATTHEWS(4)( STEVEN STAMKOS, ALEX DeBRINCAT ) (PP) : 2nd 19:59
4. COL. JARED SPURGEON(3)( JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU, ALEX DeBRINCAT ): 3rd 18:12

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. WILLIAM NYLANDER - 2 Minutes: 1st 8:20
2. COL. AUSTON MATTHEWS - 2 Minutes: 2nd 17:01
3. TAM. JOHN CARLSON - 2 Minutes: 2nd 19:55
4. TAM. ALEX OVECHKIN - 2 Minutes: 3rd 4:29
5. TAM. DARNELL NURSE - 2 Minutes: 3rd 7:21
6. TAM. ALEX KILLORN - 2 Minutes: 3rd 14:06
7. TAM. BRETT PESCE - 2 Minutes: 3rd 19:21

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
ALEX OVECHKIN                   0   2  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 31 17:51  0   0  1  1 
MIKA ZIBANEJAD                 -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   2-0 32 18:32  0   0  1  1 
JOE PAVELSKI                    0   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 27 15:46  1   0  0  1 
SEBASTIAN AHO                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  11-3 36 21:50  1   0  0  1 
MITCH MARNER                   -1   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 23 12:28  2   0  1  1 
WILLIAM NYLANDER                0   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 15  8:41  0   0  0  0 
DARNELL NURSE                   0   3  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 44 25:54  1   0  0  0 
ZACH HYMAN                      0   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 27 14:18  1   0  0  1 
ANDREW COPP                     0   6  1  0   0  0  0   1-0 31 16:23  2   0  0  1 
ANZE KOPITAR                    0   0  0  0   0  0  0   4-1 19 11:19  0   0  0  0 
DUSTIN BROWN                    0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 15  8:41  0   0  0  0 
ALEX KILLORN                   -1   2  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 19 10:23  1   0  0  0 
ANTHONY CIRELLI                 0   0  0  0   0  0  0   5-2 31 16:56  0   0  0  0 
JOHN CARLSON                    0   2  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 49 28:33  2   3  0  0 
ESA LINDELL                     0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 35 19:04  1   0  0  0 
SHEA WEBER                     -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 18 10:14  0   0  0  0 
BRETT PESCE                     0   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 38 21:08  0   1  0  0 
ALEX GOLIGOSKI                 -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:52  2   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                          -5  29  1  1  12  0  0  23-6          14   4  3  7

Player Stats For Colorado COL
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
AUSTON MATTHEWS                 0   4  1  0   2  1  0   1-1 36 20:22  0   1  2  2 GWG
ALEX DeBRINCAT                  0   6  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 36 20:22  0   0  1  2 
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU             0   1  0  1   0  0  0   5-3 40 22:27  0   1  0  0 
STEVEN STAMKOS                  0   3  0  1   0  0  0   4-4 36 21:50  0   0  0  2 
VINCENT TROCHECK                0   5  0  0   0  0  0  10-7 35 20:29  0   1  0  2 
ANDERS LEE                      1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 23 13:01  0   0  2  2 
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS             1   0  0  1   0  0  0   1-1 23 13:01  0   0  0  1 
JOONAS DONSKOI                  1   1  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 10:23  0   0  1  0 
ANDREI SVECHNIKOV               0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 31 18:24  0   1  0  1 
RICKARD RAKELL                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 15  8:41  0   0  0  1 
KYLE PALMIERI                   0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 15  8:41  0   0  0  1 
YEGOR SHARANGOVICH              0   1  0  0   0  0  0   2-1 19 11:19  0   0  1  1 
JARED SPURGEON                  0   1  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 44 25:54  0   0  0  0 
MIKHAIL SERGACHEV               0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 35 19:04  2   0  0  0 
JAMIE DRYSDALE                  1   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 18 10:14  0   0  0  0 
MATT GRZELCYK                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 35 19:50  0   0  0  1 
BRADY SKJEI                     1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:19  1   1  0  0 
RYAN PULOCK                     0   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 39 21:09  1   0  0  1 
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TOTAL                           5  32  3  6   2  1  0 23-17           4   5  7 17

Goalie Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
CHRIS DRIEDGER                   0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
ALEX NEDELJKOVIC                 60     32  3    0  9  7   105 LOSS

Goalie Stats For Colorado COL
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
JACK CAMPBELL                    0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
PHILIPP GRUBAUER                 60     29  1    0  7  6   105 WIN

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Tampa Bay TAM                 1         0
Colorado COL                  6         1

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - PHILIPP GRUBAUER from Colorado
2nd star - ALEX DeBRINCAT from Colorado
3rd star - ANDREW COPP from Tampa Bay

GAME STORY
In a good matchup, Colorado won over Tampa Bay by the final tally of 3 
to 1.   PHILIPP GRUBAUER was outstanding in goal.  He allowed just one 
goal while facing 29 shots. Goals were registered by ANDREW COPP for Tampa 
Bay and AUSTON MATTHEWS, JOONAS DONSKOI and JARED SPURGEON for Colorado. 
With the victory Colorado now has 9 wins and 19 points on the season.


Swain Cup Finals. Games 1 and 2 . Colorado at Tampa Bay

Sorry boys, no time for a write up tonight, but Tampa wins both games by a score of 4-3. First game in regulation, 2nd game in OT as Anthony Cirelli nets the winner to give Tampa Bay a 2-0 Cup Final lead.
Files attached. 
My CM the same for games 3 and 4 Kevin.
Tim

ATE : 07/15/2022

GOALS 1 2 3 OT F
Colorado COL 1 1 1 0 3
Tampa Bay TAM 1 1 2 0 4

SHOTS 1 2 3 OT F
Colorado COL 7 14 14 0 35
Tampa Bay TAM 13 9 9 0 31

S C O R I N G S U M M A R Y
1. COL. JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU(11)( JARED SPURGEON, ALEX DeBRINCAT ) (PP) : 1st 14:14
2. TAM. ANZE KOPITAR(1)( WILLIAM NYLANDER ): 1st 16:24
3. COL. STEVEN STAMKOS(5)( ANDREI SVECHNIKOV, MIKHAIL SERGACHEV ): 2nd 2:38
4. TAM. MIKA ZIBANEJAD(7)( MITCH MARNER, SHEA WEBER ): 2nd 6:38
5. TAM. MIKA ZIBANEJAD(8)( ALEX OVECHKIN ) (PP) : 3rd 9:58
6. TAM. SEBASTIAN AHO(5)( JOE PAVELSKI, ANZE KOPITAR ) (PP) : 3rd 13:53
7. COL. VINCENT TROCHECK(2)( RYAN PULOCK, ANDREI SVECHNIKOV ): 3rd 17:32—————————————————–


Colorado COL at Tampa Bay TAM
DATE : 07/16/2022

GOALS 1 2 3 OT F
Colorado COL 2 1 0 0 3
Tampa Bay TAM 0 1 2 1 4

SHOTS 1 2 3 OT F
Colorado COL 8 10 11 8 37
Tampa Bay TAM 11 12 17 9 49

S C O R I N G S U M M A R Y
1. COL. ANDERS LEE(4)( JAMIE DRYSDALE, JOONAS DONSKOI ): 1st 5:30
2. COL. YEGOR SHARANGOVICH(3)( JARED SPURGEON ): 1st 8:19
3. TAM. ALEX OVECHKIN(5)( JOE PAVELSKI, SEBASTIAN AHO ): 2nd 3:16
4. COL. KYLE PALMIERI(1)( RYAN PULOCK, RICKARD RAKELL ): 2nd 17:38
5. TAM. DARNELL NURSE(1)( ZACH HYMAN, ANDREW COPP ): 3rd 0:21
6. TAM. MITCH MARNER(5)( ALEX KILLORN, MIKA ZIBANEJAD ): 3rd 14:06
7. TAM. ANTHONY CIRELLI(1)( ZACH HYMAN, ANDREW COPP ): OT 12:24

Flyers and Avs battle it out in game seven.

The best two words in sport “GAME SEVEN”. Colorado comes into Philadelphia with their seasons on the line and a trip to the show against Tampa Bay or Minnesota. The Flyers were here last year winning a game seven in overtime against Dallas. Then losing in 6 to the Lightning and wanting another shot.Goaltending has been super on both sides and we’ll see if that continues. The fans toying with their ROCKY figurines given away at the door. Many celebrities in the stands Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Sylvester Stallone. Kate sings, the players line up, and the fans wave their towels of orange, black and white.

Flyers look to win it all on home ice


1st: In the first period it’s like an Avalanche falls on the Flyers but will they be able to dig themselves out of the snow? Pageau hits a GR at 29 seconds in and is stopped. Letang then takes a 2 minute penalty at 1:37 leading to a Spurgeon GR on at outsider at 1:47 but is stopped again. Fleury being tested early as the Visitors are up 5-0 on shots. Krug breakaway stopped by the Gru. Just about midway another questionable call as Suter will pick 2 for the trip. On comes the second unit and it doesn’t take long as Tochek feeds Svechnikov on a 1-10 insider. 1-0 for the Avalanche and the chorus of boos continue for the 3 blind mice. Crosby and Marchessault throw GR’S at Grubauer and he stops both. Uh-oh is he in that groove again. A horrible call again on Suter for the Flyers 3rd straight penalty. There’s two teams out there screams coach Martin. 8 seconds in and Stamkos buries it from Matthews and Spurgeon and giving the Visitors a 2- lead heading into the 2nd period. Slight delay as the crew picks up some Rocky dolls off the ice. The shots 13-10 but it was like lambs to the slaughter, all Avalanche in this period.

2nd: The Flyers get a merciful goal on a 1-6 split on an outside shot by Letang from Giroux and Larkin at 1:36. The crowd now cheering “GO FLYERS GO”. Finally the fist Colorado penalty is called and the jeers begin for the Refs. Sarangovich gets two for the roughing. The Flyers bang two GR’s at the Gru and he of course turns them away. PK works for Colorado and seems to give them momentum cause Pageau bangs in a rebound from Matthews and Debrincat at 10:07. 3-1 now for the Visitors and what a shame as the Flyers seemed to just get back in the game. Fleury will them stop 3 straight GR’s to keep his team in it but on the 4th Pageau again beats Fleury from his same line mates. Where is the defence? Colorado pummeling the Flyers for the second straight period. The shots now 25-19 for the Visitors and a 4-1 lead. I’m sure the ice is slanted said coach Martin as we’re being out gunned in all facets of the game. WOW!

Avs take 4-1 lead to the third

3rd: Into the third we go with the Flyers needing 3 as they open up the game. Gallagher shows his frustration and gets 2 at 6:46 but Philly kills it. Matthews at 9:30 hits a bkwy GR and is turned away and that would’ve been the dagger. Pastrnak outside shot GR stopped. Crosby inside shot GR stopped. UGH! The period getting late and Sergachev with take 2 at 18:05. The jeers begin again and then turn to cheers as Kane scores at 18:17 on an outside shot from Crosby and Marchessault. 4-2 now and Colorado sits back and ices the puck twice and that’s the game, series and season for Philadelphia. Gru goes 6/7 and Fleury 8/10. 32-30 the shots for the Avalanche but it seemed much worse. The Conference Trophy will be presented to Colorado by Commissioner Hotchkiss. Grubauer is awarded MVP of the series with Kudos to Pageau who had an incredible series.

Series MVP


Coach Martin: Our whole plan was to contain Matthews and Debrincat which we felt we did but Pageau was the wildcard and he hurt us. We out G Rated them in every game but the last by 2 or more but the Grubauer was stellar. You could hear our crowd chanting Gru for the final 30 seconds so that’ll tell you something. It’s a shame the refs were picky in the first as the teams played 2-2 after that. You gotta let the boys play and decide the game. All in all it was a heck of a series to be a part of win or lose. And a congratulations goes out to Kevin Anton of the Colorado Avalanche who will head to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Flyers were wondering if they would rebuild next year but the emergence of Husso and some good years by Marchessault and Kane will keep them competitive.Todd-PHI.