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  1. Around the Rink – Friday, March 18th

    Mar 18, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT

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    Mike Knuble, Mathieu Perreault, John Erskine, Tom Poti, Martin Brodeur

    Here are previews of tonight’s four games, with more matches that will impact the East playoff bubble. Also: will the Capitals and the idle Flyers clinch playoff spots tonight?

  2. Vincent Lecavalier on P.K. Subban: ‘Most of the guys don’t respect a guy like that’

    Mar 18, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

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    Vincent Lecavalier won’t face a fine or suspension for his slash on P.K. Subban, but that didn’t keep the Lightning captain for blasting the Canadiens rookie.

  3. Patric Hornqvist receives $2,500 fine but no suspension for hit on Tyler Seguin

    Mar 18, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Los Angeles Kings

    Patric Hornqvist will pay a $2,500 fine for his hit on Tyler Seguin, but won’t face a suspension.

  4. Red Wings injury news: Brian Rafalski’s OK, Pavel Datsyuk day-to-day

    Mar 18, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Johan Franzen, Tomas Holmstrom, Brian Rafalski, Pavel Datsyuk

    The Red Wings were shaken up when both Pavel Datsyuk and Brian Rafalski were injured during Thursday’s game, but it looks like Rafalski will play Saturday while Datsyuk is day-to-day.

  5. Kings coach Terry Murray fumes at Los Angeles fans for booing their own team

    Mar 18, 2011, 1:17 PM EDT

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    Kings coach Terry Murray was not happy that Los Angeles fans booed their own team during their 4-0 loss to the Blues Thursday night.

  6. Nicklas Backstrom is expected to play for Capitals against Devils tonight

    Mar 18, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT

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    The Devils’ odds of winning tonight worsened with the news that Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will be back in the lineup.

  7. Patric Hornqvist might face supplemental discipline for elbow on Tyler Seguin

    Mar 18, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Patric Hornqvist

    The latest suspension may or may not go to Nashville’s Patric Hornqvist, who caught Boston’s Tyler Seguin with an elbow last night.

  8. Northwest Division Watch (March 18)

    Mar 18, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Calgary Flames v Phoenix Coyotes

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Northwest Division.

  9. Save of the Night – Dwayne Roloson (March 17)

    Mar 18, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Dwayne Roloson

    Dwayne Roloson’s great hand-eye coordination is on display in the March 17th Save of the Night.

  10. Humiliating Goal of the Night: Alex Pietrangelo beats Jonathan Quick from red line

    Mar 18, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Apologies to Jonathan Quick, but Alex Pietrangelo’s half-ice humiliation earned the March 17th Goal of the Night.

  11. Could injuries to Sidney Crosby, Chris Pronger and even Zach Parise be blessings in disguise?

    Mar 18, 2011, 7:10 AM EDT

    Graydon Carter Hosts a Cocktail Party for the Rising Stars of the NHL

    Could the rest players such as Sidney Crosby, Chris Pronger and Zach Parise gain from being injured actually be a “secret weapon”?

  12. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, March 17th

    Mar 18, 2011, 2:33 AM EDT

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    Patrick Marleau, Niklas Backstrom

    Want to know what happened during Thursday’s 11 games. Check out this post.

  13. Northeast Division Watch (March 17)

    Mar 18, 2011, 1:19 AM EDT

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    Scott Gomez, Zdeno Chara

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Northeast Division.

  14. Early Ride on the Zamboni – Thursday, March 17th

    Mar 18, 2011, 12:35 AM EDT

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    Mike Babcock, Drew Miller

    Here are recaps of some of Thursday’s big slate of games, including some Western Conference shuffling, Northeast Division contests and an obscure (but impressive) milestone for Mike Babcock.

  15. St. Louis Blues fans range from uneasy to livid regarding news that team is for sale

    Mar 17, 2011, 11:34 PM EDT

    Keith Tkachuk, Dave Checketts

    Blues fans are a passionate bunch, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that many of them are up in arms after hearing that the team is up for sale.

  16. Tonight in the Eastern Conference bubble: Thrashers win, Devils and Leafs fall

    Mar 17, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

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    Brian Little, Brian Boucher

    The Thrashers won while the Devils and Maple Leafs lost in regulation tonight. This post recaps their games and reveals how tonight affects the Eastern Conference playoff bubble.

  17. Atlanta Spirit hopes to avoid moving Thrashers in sale, still speaking with two interested parties

    Mar 17, 2011, 9:19 PM EDT

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    While the Thrashers’ ownership group continues to discuss selling the team yet keeping it Atlanta with two parties, it seems that the issue of relocation is still a “Gary Bettman question.”

  18. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – Thursday, March 17 (late edition)

    Mar 17, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Quick

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

  19. Dany Heatley disagrees with suspension, mocks Steve Ott’s newfound ‘halo’

    Mar 17, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT

    Dany Heatley

    In yet another use of the “pot calling the kettle black” defense, Dany Heatley reminds people of Steve Ott’s past while disagreeing with his two-game suspension.

  20. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – Thursday, March 17 (early edition)

    Mar 17, 2011, 6:33 PM EDT

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    Jean-Sebastien Giguere

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s seven early games. The remaining four contests will be covered later.

  21. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 15 (early edition)

    Mar 15, 2011, 5:49 PM EDT

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    Brent Johnson

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s first seven games. The remaining three will be covered later on.

  22. Cam Ward wins Save of the Week (March 7-13)

    Mar 15, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT

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    Cam Ward, Erik Cole, John Carlson, Mike Knuble (22),

    Cam Ward might have allowed a goal right afterward, but his initial stop was impressive enough to earn him the March 7-15th Save of the Night.

  23. Around the Rink – Tuesday, March 15th

    Mar 15, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    Patrick Dwyer, Ryan Miller

    Here are previews for a busy 10-game Tuesday schedule that’s just bursting with big feuds with considerable playoff implications.

  24. Flames forward David Moss to miss at least two weeks with lower-body injury

    Mar 15, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT

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    Carey Price, David Moss

    The Flames have lost another helpful forward to injury, as David Moss is expected to miss at least two weeks with a lower-body injury.

  25. Bruce Boudreau’s message to protesting Montreal fans: If ‘you don’t like it, don’t come to the games’

    Mar 15, 2011, 2:59 PM EDT

    Bruce Boudreau

    Bruce Boudreau criticized Canadiens fans who plan to protest the lack of any suspension or fine for Zdeno Chara regarding the Max Pacioretty hit. Yet the outspoken coach misses the point – even though he’s technically correct – when he says that Montreal fans wouldn’t be so angry if the shoe was on the other foot.

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