The Blackhawks star has no points and is a minus-5 in the first two games of the Western Conference finals. The ‘Hawks, down 2-0, need a huge performance from Kane to stay afloat in this series.
As for Malkin? The Hurricanes would probably be wise not to get him angry again. QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Not many players in the world make a play like that, (but) two of them are on our team.” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma on Evgeni Malkin’s third goal in Thursday’s victory over Carolina. GORDIE Q&A
The link below leads to a wonderful Q&A with Gordie Howe from Sports Illustrated. Lots of fun stuff about old-time hockey, his nickname, what young players shouldn’t do, a story about misplacing the Stanley Cup, and other great stories. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/arash_markazi/05/15/gordie.howe/index.html GLENN HALL Q&A
Can’t resist putting up another link of good reading, this one from the Chicago Tribune on the great Glenn Hall, the true iron man of goalies having played 502 consecutive games in goal. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/chi-21-blackhawks-hall-may21,0,214186.story LOWRY TO HOCKEY CANADA AND BEYOND?
Former Panthers playoff hero Dave Lowry has been named head coach of Canada’s national Under-18 team at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament in August.
In his first season as head coach of the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League, Lowry led his club to a 59-9-3-1 record before losing in the league championship to Kelowna.
One of the original Panthers, Lowry, nicknamed ‘Pie,’ led the Panthers in goals and points during their memorable 1996 playoff season. He also helped, as all the originals did, market hockey in the South Florida market.
Many believe Lowry, who played 1,000 NHL games, is destined to be tapped as an NHL head coach in the near future.