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  1. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 29 (late edition)

    Mar 29, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT

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    Ville Leino, Kari Lehtonen

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s final four games.

  2. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 29 (early edition)

    Mar 29, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Here are the probable starting goalies for today’s first seven games. Tuesday’s final four games will be covered later on.

  3. Marc-Andre Fleury wins Save of the Week (March 21-27)

    Mar 29, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Marc-Andre Fleury

    PHT readers made Marc-Andre Fleury the March 21-27th Save of the Week winner.

  4. Race for the Playoffs: Stars-Coyotes highlights a night of tests for West teams

    Mar 29, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Phoenix Coyotes

    A big late night game between the Stars and Coyotes highlights some tough tests in the West tonight.

  5. Race for the Playoffs: Tuesday’s a big night up and down the East

    Mar 29, 2011, 4:07 PM EDT

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    Jeff Carter, Marc-Andre Fleury, Zbynek Michalek

    Tonight’s Eastern Conference games could affect just about every level of the playoff’s top eight, as top seeds jostle for position while the East’s bubble could burst. This post includes previews of the biggest contests.

  6. More Islanders news: Doug Weight ponders retirement, Al Montoya signs extension

    Mar 29, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v New York Islanders

    More Islanders news today: Doug Weight is leaning toward retirement while the team signed goalie Al Montoya to a one-year, one-way contract for the 2011-12 campaign.

  7. Alex Ovechkin and Jason Arnott could be back in Capitals lineup against Hurricanes tonight

    Mar 29, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Jason Arnott

    CSN Washington reports that both Alex Ovechkin and Jason Arnott could be back for the Capitals tonight. This post has the details, along with what’s at stake for both the Caps and the Carolina Hurricanes.

  8. Matt Hendricks wins Goal of the Week (March 21-27)

    Mar 29, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Brian Boucher, Matt Hendricks

    Matt Hendricks earned the overwhelming support of voters to win the March 21-27th Goal of the Week.

  9. St. Louis Blues will bench T.J. Oshie two games for missing practice

    Mar 29, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v St. Louis Blues

    Though there won’t be an official fine or suspension, Blues GM Doug Armstrong announced that T.J. Oshie will sit two games for missing practice.

  10. Japan withdraws all of its teams from 2011 IIHF World Championships to recover from earthquake

    Mar 29, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

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    2011iihfworldchamplogo

    The late February earthquake in Japan will force the team to pull all hockey teams from the 2011 IIHF World Championship qualifying games.

  11. Report: Todd Bertuzzi won’t face fine or suspension Ryan Johnson hit

    Mar 29, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    Bertuzzi

    Todd Bertuzzi won’t face any additional discipline for his elbow on Ryan Johnson. Click “Read More” for some thoughts on the league’s decision.

  12. NY Islanders are expected to cut season ticket prices

    Mar 29, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Rick DiPietro, John Tavares

    Maybe they don’t have much of a choice, but it looks like it will be much cheaper to go to an Islanders game next season.

  13. Nordiques Nation’s next trip: 2,000+ fans to April 10th Bruins-Devils game

    Mar 29, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Ottawa Senators

    After more than 1,000 Nordiques fans crashed an Islanders game, Nordiques Nation plans on bringing about 2,000 to Newark for a Boston Bruins-New Jersey Devils game.

  14. Save of the Night – Joey MacDonald (March 28)

    Mar 29, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Colorado Avalanche

    Joey MacDonald stopped Michael Frolik on a point blank shot to earn the March 28th Save of the Night.

  15. Goals of the Night: Teemu Selanne notches hat trick at 40

    Mar 29, 2011, 1:58 AM EDT

    Red Wings Ducks Hockey

    Teemu Selanne’s hat trick (at the not-so tender age of 40) powered the Ducks to a huge win and earned him the March 28th Goal of the Night.

  16. Back to 7th place in a Finnish Flash: Teemu Selanne scores 5 points in Ducks win

    Mar 29, 2011, 1:08 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks

    Teemu Selanne scored a hat trick and two assists, factoring into all five of the Ducks’ goals as Anaheim jumped back into seventh place with a 5-4 win against the Avalanche.

  17. Todd Bertuzzi’s hit takes a chunk out of Ryan Johnson’s ear

    Mar 29, 2011, 12:29 AM EDT

    johnsonear

    Todd Bertuzzi’s elbow on Ryan Johnson forced him to get part of his ear re-attached, but Johnson is quick to point out the fact that it’s not a “Tyson-sized chunk.” Yup, hockey players are tough.

  18. Philadelphia Flyers raise ticket prices for first time in three years, point to rising salary cap

    Mar 28, 2011, 11:51 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v Philadelphia Flyers

    For the first time in three years, the Philadelphia Flyers will raise ticket prices in 2011-12. Read this post for the details, along with a look at their reasoning.

  19. Marian Hossa scores OT winner as Blackhawks earn big win against Red Wings

    Mar 28, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

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    Brent Seabrook, Marian Hossa,  Patrick Kane

    Marian Hossa’s overtime power play game-winner earned the Blackhawks a crucial win against the Red Wings. Read this post for a recap of the game, along with an updated look at the race for the West’s final playoff spots.

  20. Vote for the Save of the Week (March 21-27)

    Mar 28, 2011, 9:55 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Who made the best save for the week of March 21-27th? Your choices are: Brent Johnson, Carey Price, Sergei Bobrovsky, Craig Anderson, Devan Dubnyk or Marc-Andre Fleury.

  21. Anze Kopitar’s broken ankle will require surgery, leaving him out indefinitely

    Mar 28, 2011, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Anze Kopitar

    As many probably expected, Anze Kopitar’s broken ankle will require surgery. That procedure will sideline him indefinitely, likely making the previously mentioned six-week window for his return optimistic at best (but still possible).

  22. Vote for the Goal of the Week (March 21-27)

    Mar 28, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Brooks Laich

    Who scored last week’s best goal? The contestants are: Olli Jokinen, Matt Hendricks, Ryan Suter’s own goal, Cam Fowler/Teemu Selanne, Alexandre Bolduc, Martin St. Louis and Ben Lovejoy.

  23. Refs throw Todd Bertuzzi out of Blackhawks-Red Wings game for elbow on Ryan Johnson

    Mar 28, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Detroit Red Wings

    A questionable hit might becomes that much more controversial because the culprit happens to be Todd Bertuzzi. The infamous winger was booted from tonight’s Chicago-Detroit game … is a suspension on the way?

  24. Taking a look at a challenging, Detroit-filled final eight games for the Chicago Blackhawks

    Mar 28, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Corey Crawford, Henrik Zetterberg

    The Blackhawks can still make the playoffs, but it might all come down to the three games they play against their bitter rivals from Detroit. This post examines Chicago’s tough final eight games.

  25. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 28

    Mar 28, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Colorado Avalanche

    Here are the probable starting goalies for Monday’s two games of action.

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