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  1. Eastern Conference semifinals: Bruins-Flyers; Who do you have?

    Apr 28, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Andreas Nodl, Tim Thomas

    The Bruins became only the third team in NHL history to cough up a 3-0 series in last year’s semifinals against the Flyers. Can they exact their revenge this time around or will it be more of the same? Let us know in the poll.

  2. Eastern Conference semifinals: Lightning-Capitals; Who do you have?

    Apr 28, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

    Alexander Semin, Victor Hedman, Steven Stamkos

    The Capitals and Lightning know each other well as division rivals, but will Washington get the best of Tampa Bay in the playoffs too? Share your thoughts on how this series will shape up in the poll.

  3. Poll: Which team will win the 2011 Stanley Cup?

    Apr 28, 2011, 4:31 AM EDT

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    Stanley Cup Blackhawks Flyers Hockey

    With the field of teams who can win the Stanley Cup down to eight, which one do you think will come out on top? Let us know by voting in the poll.

  4. 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs second round schedule

    Apr 28, 2011, 12:54 AM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks

    This post includes the game-by-game schedules for the 2011 semifinals, including which games will be on Versus and NBC.

  5. 2011 playoffs: Second round matchups

    Apr 28, 2011, 12:19 AM EDT

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    Tuukka Rask, Simon Gagne

    Want to know which teams will square off in the 2011 semifinals series in both conferences? This post has that covered, with a quick preview of each series.

  6. Dwayne Roloson steals spotlight, shuts out Penguins in Game 7

    Apr 27, 2011, 11:43 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Seven

    Dwayne Roloson’s 36-save shutout and Sean Bergenheim’s mirror image goal was all the Lightning needed for a 1-0 Game 7 win over the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

  7. Bruins need overtime to kill off Canadiens in Game 7, will face more demons in Round 2

    Apr 27, 2011, 11:01 PM EDT

    Nathan Horton, Adam McQuaid, Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic

    The Bruins and Canadiens played another great game, but Boston beat their historical rivals in Game 7 thanks to Nathan Horton’s second OT winner of the series.

  8. NHL fines Canucks GM Mike Gillis an undisclosed amount for penalty complaints

    Apr 27, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

    Mike Gillis

    The NHL decided to fine Canucks GM Mike Gillis for his comments about the officiating during the team’s series against the Blackhawks. Chances are, he’s still in a pretty good mood today.

  9. Winnipeg mayor doubts the Coyotes will move; Thrashers might relocate there instead

    Apr 27, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

    Doug Creighton, Peter McCullough

    The Coyotes’ ownership situation is still in the air, but at least one person thinks the team will stay in Arizona: Winnipeg mayor Sam Katz. Katz believes the hockey-hungry city should target a different NHL team … could that team be the Thrashers?

  10. Links, stories and previews for tonight’s three playoff games

    Apr 26, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Six

    This post is your one-stop source for all three of tonight’s big playoff games, including the two Game 7 contests.

  11. Flyers reflect on decision to go with Brian Boucher in net

    Apr 26, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

    Brian Boucher

    You probably already know that the Flyers decided to start Brian Boucher for Game 7 tonight. The question is: how do they feel about it?

  12. Bruins try to put last year’s collapse behind them and finish series in Game 6

    Apr 26, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

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    Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins - Game Five

    If the Bruins and Canadiens follow their 2010 scripts, then Boston will fold in these elimination games while Montreal will fight back to win the series. Can the B’s overcome that collapse against the Flyers or watch in horror as history threatens to repeat itself?

  13. While the Canucks carry baggage with them, Blackhawks face first Game 7 since 1995

    Apr 26, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

    Patrick Kane, Corey Crawford, Patrick Sharp

    Despite all the pressure on the Canucks to avoid an epic collapse, the Blackhawks face a new kind of pressure too. This is their first Game 7 since 1995.

  14. Flyers are familiar with adversity, winning in Game 7; History isn’t on Sabres’ side

    Apr 26, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT

    Tyler Ennis, Claude Giroux

    The Flyers are familiar with adversity and have a positive record in Game 7 contests while the Sabres must overcome a history marked with few successes in these games. Read all about it in this post.

  15. Buffalo Sabres will play an exhibition game in Mannheim, Germany on October 4

    Apr 26, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT

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    jochenhechtap

    The Buffalo Sabres will play an exhibition game in Mannheim, Germany on October 4.

  16. David Desharnais won’t play for Montreal in Game 6

    Apr 26, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

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    David Desharnais;  Tim Thomas

    The Canadiens must fight off elimination without David Desharnais, who has been ruled out of Game 6 against the Bruins.

  17. Ray Emery, Daymond Langkow and Ian Laperriere named Masterton Trophy finalists; Who wins?

    Apr 26, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

    2010 NHL Awards Portraits

    The NHL named three players for its annual award for perseverance: Ray Emery, Daymond Langkow and Ian Laperriere. Vote in the poll to tell us who deserves to win the Masterton Trophy.

  18. Video: Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick preview tonight’s Game 7 matches

    Apr 26, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT

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    Craig Rivet, Daniel Carcillo

    Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick preview tonight’s double header of Game 7 matches, with the Sabres taking on the Flyers and the Blackhawks facing the Canucks.

  19. Tampa Bay holds huge special teams advantage over Pittsburgh through 6 games

    Apr 26, 2011, 4:44 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    Many thought that the Lightning would have a special teams advantage over the Penguins, but few thought the contrast would be this stark.

  20. Another choking label erased? Joe Thornton, Sharks take series with dramatic OT win

    Apr 26, 2011, 1:55 AM EDT

    Joe Thornton

    The 2011 playoffs continue to dispel “choking” arguments, as Joe Thornton scored the overtime goal that ended the Kings-Sharks series. Read all about another dramatic game in this post.

  21. Report: Dallas Stars sale progresses as potential owner Tom Gaglardi agrees to terms

    Apr 26, 2011, 12:33 AM EDT

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    While there’s still plenty more to do, the prospects of a Dallas Stars sale improved after potential new owner Tom Gaglardi reportedly agreed to a price and terms to buy the team.

  22. Canucks GM Mike Gillis complains about penalty calls; Does he have a point?

    Apr 25, 2011, 11:12 PM EDT

    Roberto Luongo

    Canucks GM Mike Gillis called out the officiating in his team’s series against the Blackhawks, pointing out Chicago’s 27-16 advantage in power play opportunities.

  23. Steve Downie scores three points in 4-2 Lightning win, Tampa Bay forces Game 7

    Apr 25, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

    Sean Bergenheim, Steve Downie

    Steve Downie and Dwayne Roloson lead the way as the Lightning beat the Penguins 4-2 to force a Game 7 confrontation.

  24. Report: Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell will miss 6-8 weeks with wrist surgery

    Apr 25, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Six

    Bryan Bickell scored four points in his five appearances in the Blackhawks-Canucks series, but he won’t be able to play in Game 7 (and then some) after undergoing wrist surgery.

  25. The wisdom of the Philadelphia Flyers’ stubborn goalie philosophy

    Apr 25, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

    Michael Leighton, Matt Carle

    It’s easy to criticize the Flyers’ front office for “ignoring” the goalie position, but decade after decade of success shows that they know what they’re doing.

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