RealClearSports
Advertisement

Malhotra Appears Destined to Play

AP Photo

It is a game of emotions. Hockey is not much good without them.

When the Vancouver Canucks leap on to the ice this afternoon for the second game of the Stanley Cup Final, and U2's music blares and towels wave and pulses race amid the thunder of this moment, chances are no one will have as many emotions coursing through him as Manny Malhotra. On March 16, a puck ricocheted into his left eye socket and Malhotra feared he might never see clearly again.

Two weeks later, he had major surgery in New York and a few days after that had the courage to tell National Hockey League teammates, some in tears, that he wouldn't play hockey again this season.

And that there were no guarantees for the next one.

Malhotra has been with his teammates all along. But...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Bad Series Can't Ruin Blues' Season

Bernie Miklasz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch - May 6, 2012

The Blues' stunning crash in the Western Conference semifinals is alarming. A rising team that rolled up 109 regular-season points before beating San Jose in the first round is being embarrassed by the Los Angeles... more »

Can Flyers Get Their Edge Back?

Phil Sheridan, Philadelphia Inquirer - May 6, 2012

Losing a couple of playoff games isn't all that mysterious. It happens. Even to teams on their way to a championship, it happens. The mystery is how the Flyers lost their personality in this second-round series against New... more »

Caps No Longer Glitzy, Just Tough

Dan Daly, Washington Times - May 6, 2012

The Washington Capitals aren’t as photogenic as they used to be. We may never, for instance, see Alexander Ovechkin score another goal while lying on his back. But what they’ve evolved into is much more pleasing to the... more »

Do Capitals Have Enough Offense to Win?

Katie Carrera, Washington Post - May 5, 2012

The Capitals have scored just five goals in three games against New York, tying them with the St. Louis Blues for the lowest goal total in the conference semifinals. Of the six players on the Capitals’ top two lines,... more »

Capitals' Ward: I Let My Team Down

Nicholas Cotsonika, Yahoo! Sports - May 8, 2012

By the time the reporters poured into the Washington Capitals' dressing room late Monday night, it was almost empty. Most of the players were already gone. The trainers were packing up their gear and removing their ... more »