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Tom and Trish Zajac can't sit in the same room when they watch their son Travis playing for the New Jersey Devils on television.

"She likes to yap. I have to say she's the typical parent in that she knows everything. When the coach is wrong or the referee or whatever," said Tom, who along with Trish and their three other sons will be tuning in tonight when the Devils meet the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final. "I don't like to tell her this... well... you know most hockey parents don't know near as much about the game as they think they do, but she's almost always right. But I can't tell her that." The Devils trail the Kings 3-1 in the best-of-seven and remain on the brink after getting their first win on Wednesday.
Sat, Jun 9, 2012 10:34:00 AM

John Tavares scored four goals in Team Toews' 17-12 win over Team Foligno in Sunday's NHL All-Star game.

The four goals tie an NHL All-Star game record which he now shares with five others. The 17 goals scored by Team Toews and the 29 goals combined are both All-Star game records. Flyers' forward Jakub Voracek led all skaters with six points, while Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks) and Patrice Bergeron (Bruins) had five points each.
Jan 25 - 8:24 PM

Ryan Johansen was named the MVP in Sunday's NHL All-Star game.

Johansen and Team Foligno lost, 17-12. The Blue Jackets' forward had two goals and one assist in the game. Islanders' forward John Tavares (four goals) probably deserved the MVP award, but the event was in Columbus, and the fans on Twitter had the final say. Only Anze Kopitar (Kings) and Zemgus Girgensons (Sabres) were held pointless in the game. Steven Stamkos (Lightning), Patrick Kane (Blackhawks), Claude Giroux (Flyers) and Alex Ovechkin (Capitals) also had three points each for Team Foligno.
Jan 25 - 8:12 PM

Carey Price will get the start for Team Foligno in Sunday's All-Star game.

Price will go head-to-head with Roberto Luongo in the first period. After Price, Penguins' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury will play for Team Toews' in the second period, and Brian Elliot will be between the pipes in the third.
Jan 25 - 3:39 PM

Theres' a good chance Roberto Luongo will be Team Toews' starting goaltender in Sunday's All-Star game.

The New York Rangers' senior Vice President of Public Relations and Player Recruitment John Rosasco tweeted a photo of Team Toews' depth chart and it had Luongo on top. If we go by that list, Corey Crawford will play the second period, while Jaroslav Halak will get the call in the third frame.
Jan 25 - 3:34 PM

Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch reports that Sergei Bobrovsky will miss at least a month of action with a groin injury.

Bobrovsky was all set to play in net in the All-Star game which is being played in Columbus, so that was a big blow as well. He had flown in his father from Siberia to watch the All-Star festivities, only to pick up the injury to the right side of his groin. "It is sad, really sad," Bobrovsky said with a wilting voice. "I wanted to play in front of my fans, with my teammates (Ryan Johansen and Foligno). It’s the first time (as an) All-Star for me. It was the first time for my city. It was so special, and I am so disappointed right now."
Jan 25 - 7:23 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) will not play in Sunday’s All-Star Game, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

Unlike players who dropped out last-minute because of injuries and never came to the event, Johnson will be eligible to play in the Lightning’s first game after the break because he is in Columbus. Tampa Bay visits the Hurricanes on Jan. 27. Johnson has 17 goals and 48 points this season. It’s unclear if the NHL will allow rookie Mike Hoffman to participate in the game so that Team Toews fields a complete lineup.
Jan 24 - 10:43 PM

The NHL is testing player- and puck-tracking technology during All-Star weekend.

This technology could revolutionize data collection -- and how fans view the game on TV -- as it will be able to track where the players/puck are on the ice, the speed both are traveling, the trajectory of the puck and players' ice time. The league is partnering with Sportvision to insert tracking chips inside pucks and the back of players’ jerseys. Saturday night these devices interacted with 10 infrared cameras throughout Nationwide Arena, and the NHL will expand on it Sunday. From commissioner Gary Bettman: "This is, if I can coin a phrase, in the embryonic stages of a work in progress, but ultimately we are hoping to deliver the kind of data that will create insights and tell stories that avid and casual hockey fans will enjoy. In short, we are attempting to embark upon a journey that hopefully will enable us to create and then maintain a digital record of everything in our game and compile a complete digital history."
Source: NHL.com
Jan 24 - 9:41 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson helped Team Foligno seal their 25-19 win in the NHL All-Star skills competition over Team Toews with two goals in the shootout event.

OEL, who beat Roberto Luongo on both goals, also showed off his slick stick handling during the skills challenge relay, deftly controlling the puck through a serious of pucks set in a line. One of the highlights of this one was Luongo’s sprawling save on on a dangle from Jiri Sekac. Team Foligno's win was never in doubt in this one, but the real thing comes Sunday. The All-Star Game will be held at 5 p.m ET.
Jan 24 - 9:30 PM

Shea Weber’s 108.5 mph shot in the NHL's hardest shot event in the NHL All-Star skills competition salvaged two points for Team Toews.

Per the NHL’s public relations department: Weber’s blast was 0.3 seconds off Zdeno Chara’s record shot from the 2012 event. Suffice to say, opponents will not be eager to get in the way of that puck when he launches it from the point. Team Foligno took three of five points in this event as their three shooters — Alex Ovechkin, Brent Burns, and Steven Stamkos all won their individual matchups. Team Foligno leads 15-4.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 24 - 9:08 PM

Patrick Kane won the accuracy shooting event at the NHL All-Star skills competition.

Kane, a member of Team Foligno, hit all four targets in 13.529 seconds to help his squad earn the extra bonus point for the fastest time. Team Foligno earned four of five possible points in this one. Team Toews’ Ryan Getzlaf defeated Bobby Ryan, while Team Foligno took home the rest: Nick Foligno beat Patrice Bergeron, Radim Vrbata topped John Tavares and Kane edged out Jonathan Toews. Team Foligno holds a commanding 10-1 lead.
Jan 24 - 8:18 PM

Team Foligno’s Jonathan Drouin won the fastest skater event at the NHL All-Star skills competition with a time of 13.103 seconds.

Team Foligno swept the event with all five skaters winning their respective heats. Phil Kessel defeated Tyler Seguin, Jiri Sekac knocked off Mike Hoffman and Zemgus Girgensons was quicker than Vladimir Tarasenko. Drouin defeated Mike Hoffman 13.103 seconds to 13.163 seconds.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 24 - 7:39 PM




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