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  1. Poll: Who will win the 2011 Stanley Cup finals – the Boston Bruins or Vancouver Canucks?

    May 28, 2011, 12:10 AM EDT

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    Now that we know the two finalists, we must ask: which team will win the 2011 Stanley Cup: the Boston Bruins or Vancouver Canucks? Tell us what you think by voting in the poll.

  2. Bruins overcome Dwayne Roloson’s brilliance, advance to Stanley Cup finals with 1-0 win

    May 27, 2011, 11:35 PM EDT

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    Dwayne Roloson nearly stole the game with his 37-save performance, but Nathan Horton’s goal was all Tim Thomas and the Bruins needed to win 1-0. This catapults Boston into its first Stanley Cup finals appearance since 1990.

  3. Video: Steven Stamkos takes a puck to his face, barely misses any time

    May 27, 2011, 9:59 PM EDT

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    If you ever wondered if Lightning star Steven Stamkos is tough, let this video and post squash any of your doubts.

  4. Kerry Fraser reflects on 18th anniversary of missing Wayne Gretzky’s high-stick on Doug Gilmour

    May 27, 2011, 9:28 PM EDT

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    On the 18th anniversary of a missed high sticking penalty from Wayne Gretzky on Doug Gilmour, retired NHL official Kerry Fraser discusses that missed call.

  5. Your Tampa Bay Lightning-Boston Bruins Game 7 primer

    May 27, 2011, 7:46 PM EDT

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    Want to get the lowdown on Lightning-Bruins Game 7? This post has you covered.

  6. Report: No discipline is expected for Nathan Horton or Tampa Bay Lightning

    May 26, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT

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    Despite video evidence that Nathan Horton may have thrown a water bottle after Game 6 concluded in Tampa Bay, it sounds like there won’t be any discipline for the Bruins forward or the Lightning organization.

  7. Your requisite San Jose Sharks playoff injuries post

    May 26, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

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    With the Sharks out of the playoffs, we now know the injuries that Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, Ryane Clowe and Jason Demers dealt with. Win or lose, it validates the impression that hockey players are tough.

  8. 2011 Stanley Cup finals schedule

    May 26, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Whether it’s the Boston Bruins or Tampa Bay Lightning against the Vancouver Canucks, find out the NBC/Versus schedule for the 2011 Stanley Cup finals in this post.

  9. Report: Nathan Horton accused of throwing a water bottle at Lightning fans

    May 26, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT

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    According to grainy video evidence, one Lightning reporter indicates that Nathan Horton threw a water bottle at Tampa Bay fans after they threw “rally drums” on the ice at the end of Game 6. Read more about the situation in this post.

  10. Buffalo Sabres announce decreased schedule for Rick Jeanneret and Harry Neale

    May 26, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT

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    The Sabres’ broadcast team of Rick Jeanneret and Harry Neal will work a reduced schedule that includes home games and just 10-15 road games during the 2010-11 season.

  11. Doug Weight officially retires, becomes Islanders assistant coach and assistant GM

    May 26, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Doug Weight officially retired from the NHL today. He’ll take on a role as an assistant GM and assistant coach with the Islanders going forward.

  12. Thrashers-to-Winnipeg and the NHL’s relocation by-laws

    May 26, 2011, 12:07 PM EDT

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    Would the Thrashers’ relocation to Winnipeg violate NHL by-laws regarding relocation? At least one SBNation Atlanta writer believes so.

  13. 2K Sports admits there will not be an NHL 2K12 game

    May 26, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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    2K Sports announced that their won’t be an NHL2K12 game on any console. It’s doubtful we’ll see another title in that series again.

  14. EA Sports’ NHL ’12 bits: First video preview, release date set at September 13

    May 26, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Are you craving information about EA Sports’ NHL ’12? Do you need a little more information as you wait for the title to ship on September 13? Check out this post for a video preview and a quick rundown of the details.

  15. Comparing the 2010-11 Vancouver Canucks to the 1993-94 version

    May 26, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Did Kirk MacLean conjure the future spirit of Roberto Luongo in 1994? We study that question and many others by comparing the 1993-94 Canucks to the 2010-11 version.

  16. Thrashers update: Bettman preaches patience, speculation for announcement continues

    May 26, 2011, 12:56 AM EDT

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    Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman are preaching patience to excited Winnipeg fans who anxiously await an official announcement regarding the Thrashers’ relocation.

  17. Poll: Who will win Game 7 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins?

    May 26, 2011, 12:24 AM EDT

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    Which team will face the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals by winning Game 7: the Tampa Bay Lightning or Boston Bruins? Let us know by voting in the poll.

  18. Tampa Bay holds on to win wild Game 6, pushes series with Boston to Game 7

    May 25, 2011, 11:38 PM EDT

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    Both teams’ top players showed up in Game 6, but the Lightning were just a little bit better. Learn how they pushed the Bruins to another Game 7 by reading this recap.

  19. Video: Zdeno Chara reflects on his time with the Boston Bruins

    May 25, 2011, 10:15 PM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara’s career had been full of highs and lows, with his days as a member of the Bruins being no exception.

  20. The pros and cons of bringing an NHL team to Seattle, Washington

    May 25, 2011, 9:17 PM EDT

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    At least one group discussed the possibility of bringing an NHL team to Seattle, Washington. This post discusses that story along with the pros and cons of the market.

  21. 2011 restricted free agent compensation rates may increase offer sheets, but don’t dream about Shea Weber

    May 25, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Dreaming of your team signing a big-time restricted free agent this summer? This post shows what they might cost. If you ask the Predators, they’ll tell you that you shouldn’t dream of nabbing Shea Weber, though.

  22. Your San Jose Sharks-Vancouver Canucks Game 5 primer

    May 24, 2011, 6:47 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Kent Huskins, Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, Kevin Bieksa

    Do you want the lowdown on Game 5 between the Sharks and Canucks? This post has all the pertinent information and PHT content in one convenient spot.

  23. Thrashers updates: Press conference to come soon, realignment might wait until 2012

    May 24, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT

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    Various outlets debate when the Thrashers-to-Winnipeg move will officially be announced. Meanwhile, people expect the “Winnipeg Thrashers” to play in the Southeast Division for one season before a division realignment takes place.

  24. Joe Thornton will be in the Sharks lineup in Game 5, but he can’t win it alone

    May 24, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT

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    Even with Joe Thornton in the lineup for Game 5, it’s clear that other Sharks players must step up to keep their hopes alive.

  25. Guy Boucher makes Dwayne Roloson the Lightning’s Game 6 starter

    May 24, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Guy Boucher announced that Dwayne Roloson will start instead of Mike Smith in Game 6. Can Roloson lead the Lightning to another comeback from elimination?

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