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James O’Brien

  1. Evaluating Buffalo’s slim playoff chances

    Feb 9, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v New York Islanders

    Can the Sabres beat long odds?

  2. PHT Morning Skate: Bryzgalov feels like a soccer goalie

    Feb 9, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets v Philadelphia Flyers

    That story and more – including Corey Perry’s controversial goal – in the Morning Skate.

  3. Jokinen’s big night helps Kiprusoff claim 300th win

    Feb 9, 2012, 1:14 AM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Anaheim Ducks

    Kipper becomes the first Finn to accomplish the feat.

  4. Sabres beat up Bruins – on the scoreboard

    Feb 8, 2012, 11:39 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Buffalo Sabres

    A 6-0 win should make the bruises worth it.

  5. Red Wings home streak beats Sam Gagner’s great run

    Feb 8, 2012, 10:56 PM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v Detroit Red Wings

    Gagner’s two goals can’t end Detroit’s 18-game winning streak at home.

  6. Bruins, Sabres get downright nasty

    Feb 8, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    Toni Lydman, Milan Lucic, Steve Montador

    Fighting Milan Lucic is easier said than done. (Updated with Thornton fight)

  7. Milbury: Devils are sending a message with hot run

    Feb 8, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT

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    devilsfightrangers

    Keith Jones wonders how much of a message fighting really sends, though.

  8. Flames sign Derek Smith for two years, $1.55M

    Feb 8, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Calgary Flames

    The undrafted defenseman has come a long way.

  9. Henrik Sedin update: He’s day-to-day

    Feb 8, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Colorado Avalanche

    So, basically the Canucks still don’t know (or aren’t telling).

  10. Devils “not concerned” with Martin Brodeur’s ankle injury

    Feb 8, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT

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    hedbergbrodeurap

    Johan Hedberg claims that he’ll play tomorrow, though.

  11. Still-united Sedins end Pekka Rinne’s ridiculous run

    Feb 8, 2012, 12:58 AM EDT

    bitzandthetwins

    Rinne’s reign might be the only thing crazier than splitting up the Sedins.

  12. Brodeur shuts out Rangers (with some late controversy)

    Feb 7, 2012, 10:37 PM EDT

    John Tortorella

    The surging Devils are now fifth overall in the East.

  13. Evgeni Nabokov’s trade value is skyrocketing

    Feb 7, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

    lookupnabby

    Nabokov has been on fire in the last seven games in particular.

  14. Caps crush Cats in Southeast clash

    Feb 7, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT

    ovivokounchestbump

    Ovechkin & Co. make it look easy against the Panthers.

  15. Flyers hope Danny Briere’s return helps them rebound

    Feb 7, 2012, 9:20 PM EDT

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    Danny Briere

    Briere missed six games with a concussion.

  16. Steven Stamkos gets a pie to the face for his birthday

    Feb 7, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT

    2012 NHL All-Star Game - Player Media Availability

    Life’s still pretty good for the 22-year-old multimillionaire.

  17. Islanders lock up Frans Nielsen for four years

    Feb 7, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Frans Nielsen

    $11 million for one of the NHL’s most underrated forwards.

  18. Flames still can’t win in Anaheim

    Feb 7, 2012, 1:53 AM EDT

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    Jonas Hiller, Mikael Backlund

    The Ducks have beaten the Flames at home 14 times in a row.

  19. Maple Leafs might be modest in trade market

    Feb 7, 2012, 12:46 AM EDT

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    Brian Burke

    The market might not have what Brian Burke is shopping for.

  20. Coyotes stay in the mix by beating Red Wings

    Feb 6, 2012, 11:24 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes

    Joey MacDonald was acceptable but Mike Smith was fantastic.

  21. Winnipeg Mayor says Jets have “everyone excited”

    Feb 6, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Winnipeg Jets

    Sam Katz says the NHL’s return is already paying dividends.

  22. Nugent-Hopkins’ injury prompts return of size questions

    Feb 6, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v Phoenix Coyotes

    RNH’s shoulder issues surfaced again on Monday.

  23. Boyd Gordon exploits Detroit for shorthanded goal

    Feb 6, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT

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    Boyd Gordon, Joey MacDonald

    Almost 20 percent of his career goals have come on the PK.

  24. Theodore, Markstrom make strides in recovery

    Feb 6, 2012, 9:16 PM EDT

    theomarkstromgetty

    Jose Theodore might even be ready to play for Florida.

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