Les nouvelles

  • Gossip: Twenty-four hours after scoring the series-ending goal against the Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks' Alex Burrows and his wife, Nancy, welcomed the birth of their first child, Victoria, on Wednesday at 9 p.m. Congrats to the merry couple and the baby!! Vancouver Sun
  • Another list of nominees for the NHL Awards have been announced! The nominees for the Hart Trophy are Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks), Daniel Sedin (Vancouver Canucks), and Martin St-Louis (Tampa Bay Lightning). Can Daniel Sedin make it a family thing or will it go to someone else?
  • In the World Figure Skating Championship Aliona Savchenko and partner Robin Szolkowy of Germany won their third-straight World Championship title with a total score of 217.85, setting a new world-record for total points and points after the free skate. TSN
    • Also in the World Figure Skating Championship, Patrick Chan of Canada won gold with a total score of 280.98. TSN
  • UEFA have handed out a one away match ban to the fans of SPL club, Rangers FC. The fans of the Scottish club have been founded guilty of two counts of discriminatory behaviour. UEFA also imposed further suspended sentences for one away match and one home match that'll be active for the next three years, alongside a £71,213 fine. Source
  • The 2011 IIHF World Championship will officially kick-off tomorrow. Yesterday I included this year's tournament's official song (did anyone get that foreshadow?). The tournament will open with Germany playing Russia and Switzerland playing France (16:15 CET/7:15 PT). After those two games, Slovakia will play Slovenia and Belarus will play Canada (20:15 CET/11:15 PT).
  • CHL playoff update:
    • OHL - Finals
      • After winning their respective series 4-1, the Owen Sound Attack (Western Conference) will play the Mississauga Majors (Eastern Conference) in the OHL finals that start on May 3rd.
    • QMJHL - Semi-finals
      • Taking a day off, the Quebec Remparts will look to seal the series against the Gatineau Olympiques on the 29th. The Remparts currently lead the series 3-1.
      • Meanwhile, the St. John Sea Dogs sit pretty with a spot in the QMJHL finals after sweeping the Lewiston MAINEiacs 4-0
    • WHL - Conference Finals
      • Not playing tonight, the Portland Winterhawks hold a 2-1 series lead against the Spokane Chiefs. The series resumes on the 29th.
      • Elsewhere, the Eastern Conference winners, Kootenay Ice, are sitting back awaiting their opponents in the WHL finals
  • AHL playoff update: Round 2
    • East
      • Charlotte Checkers took home-ice-advantage away from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with a 3-2 win to take a 1-0 early series lead
      • Dropping their second home-game of the series, the Portland Pirates trail 2-0 behind the Binghamton Senators as they head to Binghamton
    • West
      • Hamilton Bulldogs took Game 1 against the Manitoba Moose by a score of 4-1 to lead the series 1-0
      • The Milwaukee Admirals and the Houston Aeros are 0-0 as they start their series on the 29th
  • NHL playoff update: Round 2
    • East
      • Tampa Bay Lightning play Game 1 against the Washington Capitals on the 29th, and look to grab a win against the top eastern team
      • Boston Bruins look to avenge their seventh game loss to the Philadelphia Flyers from last year's playoffs in Round 2 of the 2011 playoffs
    • West
      • Vancouver Canucks took Game 1 by a score of 1-0 to lead the series 1-0 over the Nashville Predators
      • Will the Detroit Red Wings be well-rested or rusted when they face the San Jose Sharks on Friday?

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