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  1. Around the Rink – Saturday, March 12th

    Mar 12, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

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    Ryan Miller, Tyler Bozak, Tim Connolly

    Here are previews of today’s 10 games.

  2. Pacific Division Watch (March 12)

    Mar 12, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v San Jose Sharks

    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 Pacific Division.

  3. Poll results: PHT readers think Zdeno Chara deserved a significant suspension

    Mar 12, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

    Max Pacioretty Zdeno Chara

    Most PHT readers feel that Zdeno Chara deserved some kind of suspension for his hit on Max Pacioretty, with many wanting a significant suspension. That being said, there were more than a thousand who thought the NHL made the right call, too.

  4. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 11

    Mar 11, 2011, 6:06 PM EDT

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    Curtis McElhinney

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s eight games, including the Senators debut for Curtis McElhinney.

  5. A long way from Tarnstrom: Pittsburgh Penguins will host 200th sellout in a row Saturday

    Mar 11, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    After never selling out a full season’s worth of games before 2007-08, the Penguins will host their 200th consecutive sellout on Saturday.

  6. Is Sidney Crosby’s family asking him to retire because of concussion problems? (Probably not)

    Mar 11, 2011, 4:26 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    Bob McCown claims that Sidney Crosby’s family wants him to retire due to concussion issues, but Crosby’s agent Pat Brisson denied it.

  7. Game of the Week Preview: Blackhawks, Capitals must remain dominant

    Mar 11, 2011, 3:38 PM EDT

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    keithseminap

    While the Blackhawks and Capitals rarely play against each other, they won’t have the luxury of taking it easy because both teams need every point they can get. The fact that they’re also playing some of their best hockey means Sunday’s Game of the Week could produce some fireworks.

  8. Around the Rink – Friday, March 11th

    Mar 11, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Jay Harrison,Jay Beagle

    Here are previews of today’s eight games, with yet another batch of contests with serious playoff implications.

  9. Northeast Division Watch (March 11)

    Mar 11, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT

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    Andrej Sekera, Brad Boyes, Nathan Gerbe

    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.

  10. Sam Gagner will miss rest of season after tendon surgery

    Mar 11, 2011, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Blackhawks Oilers Hockey

    Tendon surgery will reportedly end Sam Gagner’s season.

  11. Blues injury-filled season continues: Alex Steen, Barret Jackman out 4-6 weeks

    Mar 11, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

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    St. Louis Blues v Florida Panthers

    An injury-filled season continues for the Blues, as both Alex Steen and Barret Jackman will miss four to six weeks.

  12. John Tortorella says instigator penalty encourages dirty hits

    Mar 11, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT

    John Tortorella

    If you ask John Tortorella for the biggest reason dirty hits are on the rise, he would tell you that the instigator penalty keeps players from policing themselves.

  13. Despite struggles, Gary Bettman will be around for a long time

    Mar 11, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Gary Bettman

    On the heels of a rough week, a report crops up that Gary Bettman signed a five-year contract extension in November.

  14. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 9

    Mar 9, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s seven games, including the return of Jaroslav Halak.

  15. Around the Rink – Wednesday, March 9th

    Mar 9, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Los Angeles Kings

    Here are previews of Wednesday’s seven games, including big ones between the Hurricanes and Thrashers, Kings and Red Wings and Flames and Stars.

  16. Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier’s non-reaction to lack of discipline for Zdeno Chara

    Mar 9, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

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    Jacques Martin; Pierre Gauthier

    Do you want a scathing, Mario Lemieux-like statement from the Canadiens regarding the league’s decision not to discipline Zdeno Chara for his hit on Max Pacioretty? Don’t go to Montreal GM Pierre Gauthier, then.

  17. NHL decides not to fine or suspend Zdeno Chara for hit on Max Pacioretty

    Mar 9, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

    Max Pacioretty

    In a surprising turn of events, the NHL didn’t fine or suspend Zdeno Chara for his brutal hit on Max Pacioretty. Vote in the poll to determine if the league made the right call or not.

  18. How the Montreal Canadiens feel about Zdeno Chara’s hit on Max Pacioretty

    Mar 9, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens

    Michael Cammalleri and Carey Price weigh in on Zdeno Chara’s check on their teammate Max Pacioretty.

  19. Jonas Hiller’s vertigo-like problems continue

    Mar 9, 2011, 2:29 PM EDT

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    58th NHL All-Star Game

    After more than a month, Jonas Hiller is still grappling with vertigo-like symptoms that seem to only be getting worse.

  20. Brad Richards might be back for Dallas Stars tonight

    Mar 9, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Brad Richards,  Patrick Sharp

    While he’s not guaranteed to be back in the lineup, Marc Crawford announced that Brad Richards is ‘scheduled’ to return to action for the Stars tonight.

  21. Zdeno Chara’s hit leaves Max Pacioretty with severe concussion, fractured vertebrae

    Mar 9, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT

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    Max Pacioretty

    As many feared, Max Pacioretty is suffering severe injuries from the ugly hit administered by Zdeno Chara. The Canadiens forward is out indefinitely with a severe concussion and broken vertebrae.

  22. Report: Three local groups might be interested in keeping Thrashers in Atlanta

    Mar 9, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Reports indicate that three local owners might be interested in buying the Thrashers, thus possibly keeping them in Atlanta. That will be easier said than done, though.

  23. Penguins hand head coach Dan Bylsma three-year extension

    Mar 9, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

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    Dan Bylsma

    The Penguins locked up another essential part of their foundation today, as they signed head coach Dan Bylsma to a three-year contract extension.

  24. Atlantic Division Watch (March 9)

    Mar 9, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Darroll Powe, Marc-Andre Fleury

    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 Atlantic Division.

  25. Save of the Night – Tuukka Rask (March 8)

    Mar 9, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Ottawa Senators

    It wasn’t great night for Tuukka Rask and the Bruins, but he made one outstanding stick save that earned him the March 8th Save of the Night.

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