Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Notebook: NHL Playoffs Begin Tonight

The Stanley Cup playoffs begin tonight for a couple former Sea Dogs.

Nathan Beaulieu and the Montreal Canadiens host Mike Hoffman and the Ottawa Senators in game one of their first round series tonight at 8 p.m. on CBC. Beaulieu and Hoffman were teammates with the Sea Dogs during the 2009-10 season.

Elsewhere tonight, the Islanders take on Washington, Chicago visits Nashville and Calgary faces Vancouver.

Other former Sea Dogs taking part in this year’s playoffs are Tomas Jurco (Detroit), Charlie Coyle (Minnesota) and Simon Despres (Anaheim).

Stanislav Galiev won’t be in the Capitals lineup tonight after being sent back down to the AHL’s Hershey Bears. Galiev spoke about his experience in the NHL with Penn Live.

Just like they did for their GM job, the Sea Dogs are going public in their search for a new head coach.

This info is straight from the Sea Dogs’ website:

Applications should be submitted via email to: 
Please write "Coaching Application" in the subject line.
The deadline for applications is Friday, May 8th, 2015.

With applications due May 8, there is certainly a good chance they’ll have someone hired in time for the QMJHL Entry Draft in June.

The IIHF Under-18 World Championship begins tomorrow in Switzerland.

Thomas Chabot, Nathan Noel and Team Canada will take on Latvia at 10:30 a.m. That game can be seen live on TSN. Meanwhile, Jakub Zboril and the Czech Republic take on Finland at 2:45 p.m.

Canada defeated Slovakia 5-0 in a pre-tournament game on Monday and beat Germany 6-5 in a shootout today. Thomas Chabot took a cross checking penalty in the third period of today’s game.

It appears former Sea Dogs heavyweight Brett Gallant will be part of a documentary on hockey fighting.
According to, Gallant has 17 fights with the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season.

Jack Eichel’s college hockey career ended in a loss, but his numbers were crazy good this year at Boston University.
His numbers in the QMJHL would have been massive.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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