Bruins seek first goal of series, tie with Canucks

   

                                                                                                                    

STATS

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

19 GP 19
12 W 13
7 L 6
0 OT 2
0 P 0
0.632 P% 0.684
3.05 G/G 2.68
2.42 GA/G 2.42
7.5 PP% 25.8
81.2 PK% 82.0
32.1 S/G 31.4
33.6 SA/G 31.8
52.5 FO% 50.0
   BRUINS at CANUCKS
            
  1 SEED       VS            3 SEED
 GAME 2 : Sat, Jun 4, 8:00 PM
(Vancouver leads best-of-seven series 1-0)

TV: NBC (HD), CBC (HD), RDS (HD)

Big story:

For 59 minutes, 41.5 seconds on Wednesday night, the Canucks and the Bruins were deadlocked in a scoreless tie. They had combined for 69 shots, yet none found the back of the net — thanks, in large part, to strong goaltending performances from Roberto Luongo and Tim Thomas. It seemed almost certain that Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was heading to overtime.

However, shot No. 70 was all it took to decide a winner. Continue reading Bruins seek first goal of series, tie with Canucks

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TSG’s 1st Official Podcast

Above is TSG’s 1st Official Podcast, about our Madden 11 LG, the upcoming NCAA 12 Dynasty, Madden 12 LG & a little NBA Finals talk. Unfortunately it took me 2 days to upload the podcast due to having internet issues so my prediction for Game 2 came true (even though off on the score). Check out the video for the 1st Official TSG Podcast.  Sorry if bad audio/video this is my first podcast attempt, please leave comments at the bottom of the post.

Great Teams Begin With Great Goalies

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Gameplay Producer Nate Ng here to kick off the first blog for NHL 12 with some goalie info.  I just want to prefix the rest of the info with a few things.  This is by no means ALL the new goalie info as things will change up until the game gets into your hands.  This is also not the last time we will talk about goalies.  If my blog doesn’t answer some of the questions you have, post your questions hereand stay tuned! Without further ado, let’s dig into some goalie info for NHL 12.

Goalie V-H Technique – what does V-H stand for? Continue reading Great Teams Begin With Great Goalies

10 Things To Know About Battlefield 3

It is a self evident truth that one cannot hype themselves up for a game sufficiently without knowing the new features it will bring to the table. Battlefield 3 is the sequel we’ve all been waiting for, and it is certainly worth getting excited over. We have seen it in action and for those who haven’t been following it, (and why not?) here’s a brief run-down of the ten reasons why you should start getting yourself psyched up for Battlefield 3.

An animated affair

Have you seen the gameplay footage for Battlefield 3 yet? It really speaks for itself. The new ANT animation system adopted for BF3 brings the game’s animations to life like never before. Forget the best animations in a Battlefield title, these look like the best animations in an FPS game yet. Not only do NPCs look realistic, but player actions like crawling (yeah that’s right, prone position makes a return in BF3) and interacting with the environment look as smooth as ever. Continue reading 10 Things To Know About Battlefield 3

What Is Call Of Duty Elite? Will You Pay To Play?

The people who make Call of Duty keep promising that they won’t charge you extra to play their hit game against other people. They shoot down any fears that they’re going to turn CoD multiplayer into a pay-per-month subscription service, a la World of Warcraft or HBO.

But starting this fall, series publisher Activision will offer a service you can pay for each month: the premium grade version of something called Call of Duty: Elite (don’t panic… there’s a free version coming too).

Starting as a beta this summer and then launching on November 8, 2011—the same day as the next Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3Call of Duty: Elite will be a PC and mobile service that lets players track their stats, compete for real and virtual prizes, and form both social and gaming groups with players from across multiple CoD games.

Elite will be available in two tiers of service, one for paying and one for non-paying Call of Duty multiplayer fanatics. While all of the perks of membership are yet to be announced, that paying group may never have to pay for a Call of Duty map pack separately again. Continue reading What Is Call Of Duty Elite? Will You Pay To Play?

WWE-THQ Rep WWE ’12 Q & A

THQ Creative Director for WWE games Corey Ledesma recently spoke to THQ about the new WWE ’12 video game. Here are some highlights:

Q: Take me through your thoughts on how SvR ’11 was received, and what you could/wish your team could have done better?

Cory: We have a lot of pride in the work we put out there, so the team felt very good about WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 being a solid product that fans were going to thoroughly enjoy. We were able to introduce a new mode, called WWE Universe, that we think was a very solid foundation for the future and got a lot of people excited to play the game. Adding dynamic object physics to gameplay was also another major addition that we felt changed the way the game looked and played for the better. All in all, we were generally pleased with how the game was received. With that being said, there were some game areas we were not completely satisfied with and feel need significant improvement. Our fans are intelligent, recognize a lot of those shortcomings as well and let us know about them. Continue reading WWE-THQ Rep WWE ’12 Q & A

THQ Drops SD vs Raw, Rebrands As WWE ’12

There has been rumblings over the past few days that THQ’s new big announcement ahead of E3 was a big one. Since picking up and running with the name in 2004, WWE and THQ today announced that Smackdown vs. Raw will no longer be used as the name for the annual wrestling game series. Smackdown vs Raw has become the best-selling wrestling series of all time, but THQ has felt the brand has stagnated, fans complaining about lack of change, morphing, unrealistic physics, amongst other things. The brand war theme as well had grown old,  especially with the WWE dropping the emphasis on brand war, even dropping the SD vs Raw PPV Bragging Rights used to promote the game. It will take on a much simpler name starting this year with WWE ’12, which will still be developed by Yuke’s. Continue reading THQ Drops SD vs Raw, Rebrands As WWE ’12

Champion

There will be a new champion crowned in the NBA soon. The Dallas Mavericks with their brash, celebrity owner Mark Cuban, who looks more comfortable with the microphone in his hands taking praise for his teams victory than he does in his way to tight t-shirts. Will play the Miami Heat who’s celebrity’s are on the floor playing, unless you count Pat Riley watching over them like a buzzard on a branch waiting to pick apart whatever remains are left on the floor. The Heat were assembled in the off-season we all know the story. The Mavericks have had their core of guys together for a while. They have been coached since 2008 by Rick Carlisle who won an NBA title as a player with the Boston Celtics. But as a coach, has not been able to translate very good regular season records into playoff series wins. That is until this year, the Mavs are 8-1 including a 4-0 sweep of last years champs the Lakers. The Heat are coached by Eric Spoelstra. Who? If he’s the coach why does the camera always seem to find Riley? We all know about the Heats “talents” but are they a team? When things got tough against the bulls the heat looked out of sorts. They had more “talent” than Chicago and that showed in the end. That won’t be the case against Dallas. The Mavs are big, three seven footers. And they can score in bunches. They also have shown as have the Heat to be fair an ability to come from behind. Championships are not given away, they are won. The team who commits to playing team defense I believe will be our new NBA champions, and I believe it will be the Dallas Mavericks.

Summertime

Memorial day, the official start of summer. So bring it on, the beach, the water parks, the smile of A pretty girl. It’s that special magic of summer everybody is out and about looking to meet someone new. The idea of new love. Maybe today I’ll meet the woman of my dreams, or at the very least a girl I can make some new summertime memories with. But it’s more that that, it’s the smell of fresh cut grass, the convertible cars, the ice cream shops. Summer in America is awesome. We have everything to make having fun possible. But the truth is the most fun I ever had was catching fireflies in the back yard when I was a kid. I thought the whole world was in my back yard the stars were so bright the air was warm and I didn’t have to go to bed early for school. I would give any amount of money for just one more summer as a kid. One more day with my best friend Neal riding our bikes. One more night at Ricky’s house eating his mom’s cookies. One more summer with my big brother who passed away. Summer is about memories, so let’s go make some new ones. Have a great summer everybody.

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