Talking Red

157 – Looking Ahead

Posted in on by David Sarch

On this weeks episode David and Tom talk about bringing back the CBGB line and Marek Zidlicky, watching the playoffs, Chico Resch, the Devils going to the World Championships, Brian Gionta and Cory Schneider contract negotiations.

They also talk to Tracey about the Albany Devils and their playoff appearance.

This weeks episode is 15mb and 67 minutes long.  You can download it here.

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156 – Looking Back

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On this weeks episode David and John look back on the last few weeks.  They look at the last year of Martin Brodeur, Pete DeBoer, whether they would have wanted either of them back, playoff predictions and more!

This weeks episode is 14mb and an hour long.  You can download this weeks episode here.

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Game 79: Playoff Flame All But Extinguished

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Quietly, the Devils’ improbable climb into the playoffs was dealt a catastrophic, yet not fatal blow Monday evening in Newark, as New Jersey fell 1-0 to Calgary and goalie Karri Ramo. Monday’s loss was a game Devils’ fans have become all too familiar with this season: a strong effort from Cory Schneider squandered with no goal support, the Devils outshooting their opponent, an opposing goalie stopping seemingly every shot, pucks falling inches short of their intended target and a team desperately scrambling for an equalizer against a bottom dwelling opponent.
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155 – That Was Disappointing (pt2)

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Talking Red is back and on this weeks episode David and John talk about shoot out heart break, come backs, blown leads, bad goals and more!

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154 – That Was Disappointing

Posted in on by David Sarch

On this weeks episode David and Todd discuss a big win against the Flyers, an awful weekend in Florida, what is going on with the goaltenders and more!

This weeks episode is 7mb and 28 minutes long.  You can download it directly here.

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153 – The Week of Henrique

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On this weeks episode David and John talk about this weeks game, a great week for Adam Henrique, the black hole at right wing, the trade deadline and the Kovalchuk penalty.

This weeks episode is 13mb and 56 minutes long.  You can download this weeks episode here.

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152 – Trade Deadline Special

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In honor of the trade deadline, David record some bonus pod with Todd Cordell from Hockey Buzz.  They broke down the trade for Tuomo Ruutu, Marty remaining a Devil and a look around the league to see who the winners and losers were.

This episode is 17 minutes long and 5mb.  You can download it directly here.

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Monstrous Win Over Wings, Little Gio Steals Victory

Posted in on by Dan Pennucci

The Devils received the biggest victory of the season on Tuesday, snagging a 4-3 win over Detroit and closing the Red Wings’ lead in the Wild Card race to just one point. The Devils potted goals in the first minute of the game and the last minute of the game with some spotty play in between along with a few bright spots in what could have been Martin Brodeur’s last game with the Devils, but won’t be.

Stephen Gionta’s deflection with under 40 seconds remaining in the contest off a Mark Fayne wrist show flew past the shoulder of Wings’ netminder Jimmy Howard and rewarded an aggressive New Jersey team with a victory after generating pressure in the offensive zone.

To say the win was vital for New Jersey’s playoff hopes is an understatement, especially after the Devils ceded the equalizer off of Todd Bertuzzi with 10 minutes remaining in the third, looking utterly lost on the penalty kill. Franzen proved to be a force in the Detroit lineup, scoring once and firing the shot that hit Bertuzzi in the absence of the team’s two most dynamic players, Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.

Tuesday’s win was the kind of game the Devils had seen go the other team’s way earlier in the season, especially in the stretch of games leading up to the Olympic break. In that span of contests, the Devils allowed late equalizing and winning goals from opponents, showing themselves seemingly incapable of getting that next goal to close out games. Tuesday was different, almost a microcosm of New Jersey’s season.

Trailing 2-1 entering the third period, the Devils grabbed an equalizer on one of the most bizarre plays hockey fans will see.

Following a glove save on a Marek Zidlicky point shot, Howard snagged the puck in his catching mitt, only to see it knocked from there and into the net by the stick of teammate Jonathan Ericsson and that of Patrik Elias. Travis Zajacj put the Devils ahead several minutes later on a tremendous backhand finish on a Howard rebound. The goal was assisted by Jaromir Jagr, good enough to pass former Los Angeles Kings’ great Marcel Dionne on the league’s all-time scoring list.

The Devils have won three of their last four games and face these same Red Wings Friday night in Detroit before a must-win game against Carolina Saturday.

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Devils Week Ahead, The Silly Season, Brodeur

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-The three games after the Olympic break went well for the Devils, despite Sunday’s loss to a strong San Jose squad. The power play clicked nicely against the Islanders on Saturday, wasting little time in converting chances, as the team was content to let the Islanders dig themselves a hole.

-The energy with which the Devils played on Thursday against Columbus was impressive, definitely one of their stronger efforts, especially considering how they had struggled against Columbus this season. What was more impressive was how the Devils locked down the game after Adam Henrique’s shorthanded goal at the end of the second period. Columbus saw little in the way of scoring chances in the third.

-Great seeing Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias back to scoring. Those two look great together. Henrique has 6 points in three games. Henrique was named the NHL’s second star of the week for his efforts.

-Eric Gelinas, despite his game-killing turnover on Sunday, has a goal and three assists in the last three games.

-Sunday’s loss to San Jose was a story of missed opportunities and the Sharks punishing mistakes by the Devils on the counterattack. A misplay by Cory Schneider behind the net eventually led the first goal and an Andy Greene turnover sprung San Jose on a 2-on-1 for the second goal. Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias scored the Devils’ only goals.

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151 – Back From break

Posted in on by David Sarch

On this weeks episode David, John and Dan discuss the goal explosion, Martin Brodeur’s future and possible pick ups for the trade deadline.

This weeks episode is 10mb and 42 minutes long.  You can download it directly here.

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