Tag Archives: Bruce Boudreau

SPOTLIGHT: AL MONTOYA

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

Friday night wasn’t exactly what former Hartford Wolf Pack goalie Al Montoya and AHL Hall of Famer Bruce Boudreau had in mind, but it did have some redeeming value.

Montoya played his first game in the building where he watched games as a kid and stood for the spine-tingling national anthem as a Chicago Blackhawks fan. The New York Rangers’ first-round pick (sixth overall) in 2004, who played 119 games for the Wolf Pack in 2005-08, had several chances to get an emotional win before Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, who scored shorthanded in the second period, had the only goal in a shootout to beat the New York Islanders, 5-4.

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SPOTLIGHT: BATTLE OF THE BOURQUES

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

When Bruce Boudreau was fired as Washington Capitals coach on Monday, it didn’t affect the coaching staff of the Hershey Bears, the team’s AHL affiliate.

But the departure of the man promoted from Hershey to replace Glen Hanlon on Thanksgiving 2007 did have an effect on several Bears players who had played for him during his two-plus seasons in Chocolatetown, and faced off against the Connecticut Whale on Tuesday night.

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LIFE SUPPORT

clip_image002NEW YORK RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS
2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, Game Five
Saturday, Apr. 23, 3:00 p.m.
Verizon Center • Washington, DC
Washington leads the series 3-1

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GOING FOR EVEN-STEVEN AT THE GARDEN

clip_image002NY RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, Game Four
Wednesday, Apr. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Washington leads the series 2-1