There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Riley Sheahan before, which is understandable considering he’s a 20-year old Detroit Red Wings prospect who has only played in one career NHL game. The kid has a promising future in hockey, he was drafted 21st overall in the 2010 NHL entry draft and spent three years at Notre Dame, but the only reason we’re talking about him is because of some recent moronic decisions he made off the ice.
According to a report detailing Sheahan’s DUI arrest in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 29th, the forward was arrested with a blood-alcohol content of .30. Yes, .30. If you know BAC pretty well, you know that’s nearly four times the legal limit. In fact, that’s almost double what would be considered “super-drunk” by police.
Being “super-drunk” is classified having a BAC of 0.17 or higher, and can land a drunk driver up to 180 days in jail. But that’s not all Sheahan has to worry about. Because the kid is underage and admitted that he had been using teammate Brendan Smith‘s ID that night, he could face deportation back to his home country of Canada.
But wait, we’re not done with the whole “bad decisions” thing just yet! Not only was Sheahan arrested for driving the wrong way on a Grand Rapids road, he was doing so while wearing a Teletubby costume. A PURPLE teletubby costume. C’mon Riley, everybody knows the purple Teletubby is the black sheep of the group.
Patrik Elias and Ilya Kovalchuk also scored third-period goals for the Eastern Conference champion Devils, who forced the NHL to put the Stanley Cup back in its crate for another cross-country trip. Game 5 is Saturday night in Newark, N.J.
The Los Angeles Kings are headed back to Hollywood, and the Stanley Cup is so close they don’t even want to think about it.
Jeff Carter scored at 13:42 in overtime and the Kings moved within two wins of their first NHL title with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the finals on Saturday night.
“We’re happy that we got the first two. But going home on the plane tonight, we’re trying to forget about those games. We’re going to learn what we did right and wrong. But going back home, it’s a whole new series.”
Not really. Two more wins by Los Angeles and the NHL season is over.
The Devils face the daunting task of trying to win four of five against a team that is 14-2 in the postseason.
“They are a great team, but it’s not like we got blown out the last two games,” Devils captainZach Parise said. “It will be really hard but we will give it our best shot.”
With two more wins, the Kings can finish writing the most unlikely championship story in NHL history, no 8 seed has ever won the Stanley Cup
This is the beauty of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The LA Kings struggled to be the last team in the Western Conference to get in. The Vancouver Canucks, and St. Louis Blues struggled to see who would finish with the best record in the NHL.
withstanding nearly everything their opponent throws at them before landing the big blow.
They know it can’t keep going like this.
Ray Whitney scored 14:04 into overtime and the Coyotes survived another late goal in regulation to open the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.
Well, the Western Conference semis are set after Phoenix spanked Chicago 4-0 tonight, up next, Nashville . Should be a great series. I will go ahead and pick Nashville in 6 and St. Louis over LA in the other West semi-final, lets say in 6 games as well
New Jersey evened their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with Florida at two games apiece with a dominant 4-0 win Thursday night. Legendary goalie Martin Brodeur recorded his 24th career playoff shutout, an NHL record.
In other games, Washington evened their series with the defending champion Boston Bruins at two games each with a 2-1 win on home ice. Their 22-year-old goalie, Braden Holtby, stopped 44 of 45 Bruin shots to propel the Caps.
In Chicago, the Blackhawks lost their second straight on home ice as the Phoenix Coyotes edged them 3-2 in over time. The Coyotes Mikkel Boedker scored the winning goal for the second straight game, and put the Coyotes up 3-1 in the series and put the Blackhawks on the brink of elimination.
In San Jose, the Sharks are trailing the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the 3rd period. The Blues lead the series 2-1
Ed Belfour was a nut, super competitive, and one of the greatest goalies in hockey history, happy for him, and for Nieuwendyk too, being a Dallas Stars fan, I love both those guys
Belfour, a two-time Vezina Trophy winner as the league’s top goalie, posted 484 wins — third on the NHL career list — and 76 shutouts during a 17-year career during which he played for Chicago, San Jose, Dallas, Toronto and Florida.
Belfour, whose distinctly decorated facemask earned him the nickname “Eddie the Eagle,” won a Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1999. He also was the Calder Memorial Trophy winner in 1991 as the NHL’s top rookie.
“It is hard to put into words what this means to me,” Belfour said in a statement. “I would like to thank all of my teammates and people along the way who helped me achieve my hockey dreams.”