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  1. Joel Quenneville returns to run Blackhawks practice

    Feb 23, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

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    Joel Quenneville

    Joel Quenneville returned to the Blackhawks bench today, running their Wednesday practice.

  2. Ducks call up returning goalie Ray Emery for tonight’s game

    Feb 23, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Ray Emery

    Ray Emery’s return to the NHL is complete, as he was recalled by the Ducks to serve as a backup tonight.

  3. Atlantic Division Watch (February 23)

    Feb 23, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Carolina Hurricanes

    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.

  4. Cam Ward wins Save of the Week (February 14-20)

    Feb 22, 2011, 9:20 PM EDT

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    Carolina Hurricanes v Atlanta Thrashers

    Cam Ward’s desperate glove stop earned him the February 14-20 Save of the Week.

  5. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 22nd (late edition)

    Feb 22, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT

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    Calgary Flames v Colorado Avalanche

    Here are the probable starting goalies for Tuesday’s five later games.

  6. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 22nd (early edition)

    Feb 22, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v New York Islanders

    Here are the probable starting goalies for the first half of today’s 10 games, covering the five 7-7:30 pm ET contests.

  7. Is it time for Kings GM Dean Lombardi to make an aggressive move?

    Feb 22, 2011, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Blackhawks Oilers Hockey

    The Kings have come a long way by taking a slow and steady approach, but is it time for GM Dean Lombardi to be bold?

  8. Returning Red Wings: Osgood, Modano and Filppula approach comebacks

    Feb 22, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Colorado Avalanche

    The Red Wings passed along word that Valtteri Filppula, Mike Modano and Chris Osgood are all on track for returns. Filppula and Modano could be back as soon as this week.

  9. Around the Rink – Tuesday February 22nd

    Feb 22, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

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    johnsonerikavs

    Here are previews of today’s 10 games, including Jamie Langebrunner playing against the Devils, a rapid reunion of the Erik Johnson-Chris Stewart trade and a big game between the Rangers and the Hurricanes.

  10. Pavel Datsyuk wins Goal of the Week (February 14-20)

    Feb 22, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk

    Pavel Datsyuk earned the Goal of the Week for February 14-20th.

  11. NHL agrees to $375M+ deal with Molson Coors/Miller Coors

    Feb 22, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

    nhllogo

    MillerCoors and Molson Coors reached a $375 million (or more) agreement with the NHL to become the official beer of the league.

  12. Flames winger Niklas Hagman clears waivers, is Calgary ready to make a move?

    Feb 22, 2011, 12:24 PM EDT

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    NHL Heritage Classic - Montreal Canadiens v Calgary Flames

    Flames winger Niklas Hagman cleared waivers today. Does this mean a Calgary move is imminent?

  13. Nicklas Backstrom reportedly day-to-day with fractured thumb

    Feb 22, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

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    Nicklas Backstrom, Derek Roy

    Nicklas Backstrom reportedly suffered a fractured thumb during Monday’s game against the Penguins. The Capitals claim that it is a day-to-day injury.

  14. It’s official: Terry Pegula is the new owner of the Buffalo Sabres

    Feb 22, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

    Terry Pegula

    After months of speculation, the NHL announced that Terry Pegula is officially the new owner of the Buffalo Sabres. Click “Read More” to find out why this could be a great thing for the team and its fans.

  15. Central Division Watch (February 22)

    Feb 22, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    Nick Spaling, Rick Nash

    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 Central Division.

  16. Saves of the Night: Michal Neuvirth far from shaky vs. Jordan Staal (February 21)

    Feb 22, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Michal Neuvirth

    Michal Neuvirth made two saves that combined to earn him the February 21st Save of the Night.

  17. Goal of the Night – Josh Bailey (February 21)

    Feb 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Josh Bailey, Bryan Allen

    Josh Bailey showed great creativity and cleverness by maneuvering around Bryan Allen for the February 21st Goal of the Night.

  18. Buffalo Sabres might be interested in trading Tim Connolly

    Feb 22, 2011, 12:42 AM EDT

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    It’s unclear whether the Sabres will go into full-fledged “sell” mode as the trade deadline approaches, but Tim Connolly might be a legitimate trade bait.

  19. Colorado expects to have Matt Duchene back in the lineup Tuesday night

    Feb 21, 2011, 11:36 PM EDT

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    mattduchenemouthagape

    The Avalanche expect to have their leading scorer Matt Duchene back in the lineup against the Blues Tuesday after the young forward missed two games with what appeared to be an hand injury.

  20. Michal Neuvirth, Capitals shut out Penguins for second straight game 1-0

    Feb 21, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Michal Neuvirth and the Capitals shut out the Penguins for the second straight time, winning this game 1-0.

  21. Barry Trotz ‘encouraged’ that Ryan Suter could play Thursday

    Feb 21, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v Nashville Predators

    The Predators were worried that under-the-radar defenseman Ryan Suter might miss significant time with an upper body injury, but Barry Trotz seems “encouraged” that he’ll be back by Thursday.

  22. Brian Burke might try to make another deal, possibly to add a defenseman

    Feb 21, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

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    Brian Burke

    Reports indicate that Brian Burke might want to make a deal to patch up his trade-depleted defense, among other possible moves for the busy Leafs GM.

  23. Southeast Division Watch (February 21)

    Feb 21, 2011, 7:15 PM EDT

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    lightningfightcaps

    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 Southeast Division.

  24. Vote for the Save of the Week (February 14-20)

    Feb 21, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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    stevemason47saves

    Who made last week’s best save: Niklas Backstrom, Craig Anderson, Cam Ward, Miikka Kiprusoff, Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Niemi or Michal Neuvirth?

  25. Vote for the Goal of the Week (February 14-20)

    Feb 21, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    myershappy

    Who scored last week’s best goal? The candidates are: Alex Ovechkin, Devin Setoguchi, Matt Calvert, Marcus Johansson, Pavel Datsyuk, Mikhail Grabovski and Alex Tanguay.

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