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Golden Knights reach 2nd Stanley Cup Final after Game 6 win over Stars

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 4 months ago

Golden Knights reach 2nd Stanley Cup Final after Game 6 win over Stars

"Las Vegas golden knights blank the Dallas star 6 to nothing in game 6 of the Western Conference Finals to advance the Stanley Cup finals against the Florida Panthers, golden knights jumped out to a three zero lead in the first 14 minutes and never looked back. Golden knights head coach Bruce Cassidy says he was impressed with the team's dominating performance. Yeah, well, it's definitely our best game of the playoffs and it came with the right time. You never know when it's going to happen. You always want to keep building. So boy, if we can bottle that, going forward, we're going to be a tough team to beat. William Carlson led the Vegas attack with a pair of goals and assists, goalie Aiden hill stopped 23 shots for the second playoff shutout in the series. Bob Stevens Dallas

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Dellandrea scores twice in 3rd, Stars stay alive with 4-2 victory over Golden Knights

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 4 months ago

Dellandrea scores twice in 3rd, Stars stay alive with 4-2 victory over Golden Knights

"Tied to Landry has scored twice in the third period to lift Dallas to a four to two win over Vegas. I just, you know, I've been trying to shoot it though. You know, to be able to actually put one in the net tonight felt good. The Landry got the go ahead goal with 9 25 remaining, then netted a second goal just a minute 27 later. Stars goaltender Jay got injured stopped 27 of 29 shots as the stars avoid elimination and force a game 6 Dallas had trailed the series three O before winning the last two. I am Mark Myers

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Joe Pavelski scores in OT, Stars beat Golden Knights 3-2 to avoid West sweep

AP News Radio

00:29 sec | 4 months ago

Joe Pavelski scores in OT, Stars beat Golden Knights 3-2 to avoid West sweep

"The stars have forced a game 5 in the Western Conference Finals by rallying to beat the golden knights three two and overtime. Joe pavelski furnished the game winner on a power play three 18 into the extra session. Vegas was less than two and a half minutes from completing a four game sweep when Jason Robertson scored his second goal of the night and fourth of the series. Jake gottinger stopped 37 shots and bouncing back from a poor start in game three. William Carlson and Jonathan marsh is so scored for the knights who could wrap up the series at home on Saturday. I'm Dave ferry.

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A highlight from Goalies, and Evaluating Their Playoff Performance With Existing Goalie Stats

The Hockey PDOcast

05:35 min | 4 months ago

A highlight from Goalies, and Evaluating Their Playoff Performance With Existing Goalie Stats

"Filipovic. Welcome to the HockeypedioCast. My name is Dimitri Filipovic and joining me here in studio on this sunny Thursday is my good buddy Kevin Woodley. Kevin, what's going on man? Not much. Not much. It's just, I mean, we're on the eve potentially of a cup final. That's right. It feels like a little crazy to me. I think this is, you know, not to get ahead of ourselves here, but if Vegas wraps this up somewhat quickly in the Western Conference, this would be the first time ever that I will have done second round conference finals and cup final goalie previews in the same calendar which is a really nice boon for the, you know, the old invoicing for the month of May to set me up for the summer. Well, it's also fresh on the mind. Yeah, but it's just like, like, it's just, I don't know, a little surprised at how quickly this has gone in this round in particular. It's definitely spread through. Okay. We got you in studio today. We're going to have an honest, nuanced conversation about goalies and in particular goalie stats because I think I want to discuss our ability to use them in a fashion that accurately evaluates them and then quantifies their impact. And we're going to talk about both series, the goalies involved, kind of what's been happening and how the types of shots they've been facing, whether the public metrics we're seeing are representative of it. And I think a great entry point in that conversation for us is this Hurricanes Panther series, right? Because it feels like the narrative coming out of it, fresh off of last night's sweep by the Panthers is, well, the Hurricanes got goalied, right? They ran into a hot goalie, Bobrovsky stood on his head for the second series now after all he did to the Leafs as well in round two. And you kind of raise your hands in the air and go, well, what can you do? You run into a goalie like this in a playoff environment. He's the best player at the most valuable position. There's not much you can do. And I don't know about you, but I just find that to be such a unsatisfying way to think about it. Maybe you as a member, card carrying member of the goalie union disagree and you do think that this is as simple as the Hurricanes just had no chance because of the level Bobrovsky was playing at. But in our kind of conversations off area that we've had throughout this postseason, I think we are sort of on the same page about maybe some of the gaps between some of these numbers we're seeing and how they're being used and how they're being reported and that not necessarily being completely accurate. Yeah, I just think, listen, like the playoffs are a time of hyperbole, right? Like where storylines and narratives go crazy. And I think like I'm kind of caught here, right? Because Bob's on heater, man. Bob is fun to watch right now. And he reminds me when I look at sort of the technical, you know, the power, the precision, the way he's moving, like this is peak Bob. And peak Bob at his best, like this was a guy who, there's a reason he's got two Veznas, right? Like he's that good. And yet some of the stuff we've seen publicly, some of the public numbers, like, what were the numbers on game one? I can't remember off the top of my head, but like it was something like - They had the Hurricanes at like 7 .2 or 7 .3 expected goals, which was essentially two games worth, right? There were four - Yeah, of course. But they're basically saying he saved like five plus. Yes. And they had the Panthers at like four or something. And to my mind, it was about as even a game as you're going to see. Bang on. Exactly. And again, not saying these metrics are better, but they've certainly got more detail. They've certainly got more sort of layers of measurement in terms of shot quality. And they had both teams, I think around top of my head, I don't have in front of me, pretty sure it's right around 5 .85 expected goals for game one and that game alone. And obviously the difference between the goalies was the overtime winner. Like right up until then, they're dead even. Bob saves 3 .85 and Freddie ends up around 2 .85. Like they were almost a dead heat. And obviously there were points in that game where one team controlled play and created a lot more. But I thought at other points, you know, the Hurricanes did the same. And so, or sorry, Florida did the same and Freddie was really good. So it's, I just think some of the, you know, and this probably goes to a little bit about how Carolina attacks, and I'm sure you want to get into that as well. But, you know, I think there are some nuances within those public metrics relative to the private that get lost a little bit. And at the end of the day, none of it changes the fact that Bob was fantastic. He was fantastic. It's just the level of fantasticness according to some of the public data, sort of like, we're getting into like some absurd sort of territory. And the reality is, I think it was absurd. I mean, ultimately it doesn't necessarily matter in the sense that the Panthers won the series, right? So this kind of the semantics conversation of, was he just good? Was he really good? Or was he a Pantheon level, Hashek -esque performance? It's like, it makes for fun conversation fodder, right? On Twitter to talk about it. Ultimately, it doesn't necessarily take away from the result or change it in any way. I do, you know, for the postseason, he's got a 934 save percentage now, 966 in this series against Carolina gave up the six goals in four games. Now, according to natural statric, expected goals in this series were 18 .9 by the Hurricanes, the 13 .7 for Florida, which means that Bob had a 12 .9 goal save above expected in four games, which to my eye seems high and inflated.

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Tkachuk sends Panthers to Stanley Cup final, after topping Hurricanes 4-3 for sweep

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 4 months ago

Tkachuk sends Panthers to Stanley Cup final, after topping Hurricanes 4-3 for sweep

"The Panthers are in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1996 following a dramatic finish in a four three win over the hurricanes. Matthew chuck's second power play goal of the night put the cats ahead four three with just 4.9 seconds remaining. It came three 17 after yes per foss tied it for the canes and held up following video review. Could took also had overtime goals in the first two games of what became a sweep. Ryan lomberg and Anthony duclair also scored for Florida and Sergey barsky stopped 36 shots. I'm Dave ferry.

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A highlight from Garbage Time in Dallas

The Hockey PDOcast

03:29 min | 4 months ago

A highlight from Garbage Time in Dallas

"Dimitri Filipovic. Welcome to the HockeypedioCast. My name is Dimitri Filipovic and joining me is my good buddy, David Castillo. David, what's going on, man? Well, hey, we're going to talk about a lot of positive things. Dallas Stars versus Vegas Golden Knights after a sort of a very harmless game three. So I'm just looking forward to talking about it, Dimitri. Yeah, very uneventful. Nothing happened in the game. It was just your typical run -of -the -mill playoff hockey game. No, it was a dumpster fire, to put it lightly. And we're going to jump into it, talk about everything. Talk about the series as a whole, not necessarily just focusing on game three, although game three kind of brought up some of the overarching issues that Dallas has experienced in the series. But we can kind of loop it all together and talk about the first three games of this matchup and why Dallas is in an 0 -3 hole and why Vegas is up 3 -0. I'm going to start on the most somber of notes, David. I'm going to give you a summary that I have written down here of everything that happened in the first period last night. Okay. 71 seconds in, Vegas scores the go -up on nothing. Less than two minutes into the game, Jamie Ben absolutely loses his mind, takes an egregious penalty. We're going to talk more about that later. That puts the team down a man for five minutes and gets him kicked out of the game. Seven minutes and 10 seconds into the game, Vegas is already up 3 -0. That gets Jake Ottiger pulled from the game. Some point later in the first period, Evgeny Dedonov runs into Rupe Hintz, gets hurt, doesn't return to the game and seems like he's doubtful for game four. Later on in the period, he didn't wind up getting hurt, but in just the string of cursed events, Rupe Hintz trips over a stick that's just sitting in the neutral zone and falls and loses possession of the puck. And then the Stars hit the post or crossbar twice in that period, come out of it down 3 -0, don't wind up scoring at all the rest of the game. Am I missing anything from what was possibly the worst first period given the circumstances that a team could play, which was what Dallas incurred? No. In my recap for D Magazine, I kind of compared it to Michael Douglass in Fallen Down. It really was just, it kind of felt like a psychotic breakdown. Just, I mean, in so many different ways, which maybe a little sort of insensitive comparison. So I don't want to go there per se, but it just, anything, it was just the Murphy's Law of Errors. Like anything bad that could happen, happened. Yeah. If you believe in like negative momentum or like snowballing effect, this was a good reinforcement of that theory because it felt like it just kept going from bad to worse through the first 20 minutes. And then not that the rest of the game was much better, but it felt like after that, the game was essentially over. And I think the shame of it for me, there's a lot of things that obviously went wrong, but the shame for me just personally is just because of how sort of summarily the Stars fell apart as a team in this game and just how one -sided it was at the start. I was actually very interested coming into it to see what adjustments Peter Burr would make and what adjustments the Stars as a team would make in this chess match, because it felt like they got their legs under them a little bit in game too. They certainly played a much better defensive game for the first 50 or so minutes of that game. And then now heading home with the benefit of last change, being able to potentially shake free from some of these matchups that Vegas had been prioritizing. I was very curious to see what Dallas would do, whether that would make a difference and whether this series would kind of turn around and they'd be able to deliver a counterpunch.

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Vegas 1 win from another Stanley Cup Final after 4-0 win over Stars in Game 3

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 4 months ago

Vegas 1 win from another Stanley Cup Final after 4-0 win over Stars in Game 3

"The Las Vegas golden knights took a commanding three games to none lead in the Western Conference final with a four zero win over the Dallas stars. Golden knights scored three goals in the first 7 minutes to take control. It never looked back. Las Vegas coach Bruce Cassidy says the fast start set the tone for the game. We finished plays, right? So you get him lead on the road. It always makes it a little bit easier to relax and play. Not to chase the game. We've been doing a lot of that successfully, but it's not the formula they want every night. So Ivan barbershop led the golden knights with a goal and two assists, Jonathan Marshall, Alex Petro Angelo, and William kario also scored for Vegas. Aiden hill made 34 saves for the shutout. Bob Stevens Dallas

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A highlight from Hurricanes vs. Panthers, and Expectations Versus Reality

The Hockey PDOcast

03:40 min | 4 months ago

A highlight from Hurricanes vs. Panthers, and Expectations Versus Reality

"Welcome to the HockeyPDOcast. My name is Dimitri Filipovic. Joining me is my buddy, John Mattis. John, what's going on man? Not a whole lot. We had to delay this recording because my mouth was frozen this morning. I went to the dentist and they did their thing and I didn't know that it took like two or three hours to unfreeze as a rookie in the dentist chair as far as operations. But no, everything's cool. Coming off the long weekend here and I guess roughly midway through the conference finals. Yeah. Well, John, it's the playoffs, especially the conference final. We all got to play through pain a little bit, right? A few bumps and bruises along the way. Yeah, no, it was a fun long weekend. It's good to get back in the swing of things here. We're going to talk at least out of the gate about Panthers, Hurricanes because it feels like that's the game we saw last night. We've already seen three games in that series now with the Panthers going up 3 -0 with their victory on Monday night. And so we're going to talk about that a little bit unpacking what we've seen and kind of talk about some of the main takeaways from that. And then we'll bounce around and cover a few other topics later on in the show. Starting with that, the Panthers pull out another close one goal win that makes them 9 -1 in one goal games this postseason. And they're 6 -0 in overtime as well during this magical playoff run that they've been on to this point, one win away from the Stanley Cup final. And while we're currently at 3 -0 and 2 -0 in the two respective conference finals, I do feel like after the round two we had where it was kind of defined by all these and lack of competitive games, it feels like we're at least getting our wish so far, maybe not in terms of the series scores, but through five games, there remarkably hasn't been a single two goal league yet, which is quite a stat to ponder. every one of these games so far has been played with the game on the line, basically being a one shot game. And so there's certainly been no lack of drama, I guess. Yeah. And I mean, even with the Panthers, Hurricane specifically, the score has been tied or within one goal as you alluded to the entire series. So that's 13 periods because we got so much overtime, 262 minutes here. So it's almost a little unfortunate that it's 3 -0 Florida and 2 -0 Vegas because you'd think, okay, mix in a series that's a little closer here given how the games have looked. Well, that's a good segue into what I wanted to talk about with you because I think the NHL playoffs I keep bringing up aren't really a meritocracy in the sense that it doesn't necessarily matter what you, quote unquote, deserve based on how you're playing. That's the nature. That's both a blessing and a curse of a seven game series format where you only need to win four times. And a couple of bounces here or there on isolated events can play an outsized role in determining that. It doesn't really matter if you're carrying the flow of play. Maybe it makes you more likely to benefit from one of those bounces. For the most part, it doesn't ultimately matter that much. And I bring that up because I've seen a lot of the conversation about this series has been framed around how the Hurricanes are super unlucky to be down 3 -0. How Sergei Bobrovsky is standing on his head and stealing these games. And I guess I just don't really see it that way. In my opinion, all three games have been essentially 50 -50 coin flips where it was pretty evenly played, could have certainly gone either way. I mean, the first two games obviously went to overtime. And in that sense, Florida is certainly fortunate to have won all three of those coin flips. But if you take a step back and think about it probabilistically, teams win three close coin flip games in a row all the time. It's not that much of a statistical aberration or that much of a crazy event. I can't believe this is happening.

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