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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Roberto Luongo’s legacy is on the line as he gets the start against Chicago in Game 7

    Apr 25, 2011, 7:26 PM EDT

    Roberto Luongo

    Roberto Luongo’s career is full of brilliant peaks and dark valleys, but to many fans, his Game 7 performance will ultimately decide his legacy.

  11. Flyers put together 5-4 comeback win as Ville Leino’s OT goal forces Game 7

    Apr 24, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Ville Leino, Ryan Miller

    It wasn’t pretty – in fact, Mike Richards’ hit on Tim Connolly was downright ugly – but the Flyers found a way to earn a 5-4 Game 6 in overtime. This sets up a decisive Game 7, which fits this series perfectly.

  12. Scott Hartnell ties it up, Flyers-Sabres goes into overtime

    Apr 24, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Two

    Scott Hartnell scored the only goal of the third period to tie the game 4-4, sending Game 6 to overtime. Read this post for a recap of the action up to this point.

  13. Flyers get back in the game, but Sabres take 4-3 lead to avenge Mike Richards hit

    Apr 24, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v New York Islanders

    The Flyers stormed back to tie the game up 3-3 in the second period, but the Sabres gained revenge on a dirty Mike Richards hit when Nathan Gerbe made in 4-3. The Flyers must score in the third period to keep their season alive.

  14. Sabres exploit disastrous first period by Michael Leighton, take 3-1 lead

    Apr 24, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT

    Michael Leighton, Andrej Meszaros

    The pre-game worries were justified, as Michael Leighton totally flopped in allowing three Sabres goals on only eight shots. Buffalo earned a 3-1 first period lead as they took advantage of Flyers’ gaffes.

  15. Easter (elimination) Sunday? Three teams fight to remain in playoffs today

    Apr 24, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Ryan Kesler, Marian Hossa

    Will the Canucks, Sabres and Predators move on to the second round or will the Blackhawks, Flyers and Ducks force Game 7 showdowns? Check out previews of today’s Game 6 matches.

  16. The NHLPA hopes to close another loophole on controversial hits

    Apr 24, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT

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    torresstareap

    The NHLPA isn’t happy about Colin Campbell’s explanation beyond the Raffi Torres non-suspension and hopes to close up the baffling behind the net loophole.

  17. Report: Brent Seabrook will play in Game 6 tonight

    Apr 24, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

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    brentseabrookoutforgame5

    The Blackhawks hope to send their series to an unexpected Game 7 by beating the Canucks again tonight. Brent Seabrook hopes to help them out by returning to action.

  18. Report: Rangers handed John Tortorella three-year extension months ago

    Apr 24, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

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    John Tortorella

    According to a NY Post report, John Tortorella quietly signed a three-year contract extension a couple months ago.

  19. Examining Ryan Miller’s track record in playoff elimination games

    Apr 24, 2011, 4:56 AM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Five

    Hockey fans have seen Ryan Miller come through on the biggest stages in the Olympics, but how strong (or weak) has he been in playoff elimination games? This post examines how he’s done so far in his career.

  20. A weak power play joins injuries and goaltending on Flyers’ list of concerns

    Apr 24, 2011, 3:51 AM EDT

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    Sergei Bobrovsky, Andrej Meszaros, Andrej Sekera

    People point to injuries and shaky goaltending as big issues for the Flyers, but one problem that slips under the radar is their unproductive power play.

  21. Jonathan Quick sets new Kings playoffs record with 51 saves in 3-1 win vs. Sharks

    Apr 24, 2011, 1:47 AM EDT

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    Torrey Mitchell, Jonathan Quick

    Jonathan Quick made a Kings’ franchise playoff record 51 saves to help the Kings overcome a 30-shot difference and beat the Sharks 3-1. Read all about the stark contrast between his game and Antti Niemi’s debacle in this post.

  22. Bruins beat Canadiens 2-1 in 2nd OT after Tim Thomas and Carey Price engage in epic duel

    Apr 24, 2011, 12:01 AM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins - Game Five

    Even with great “saves” by Michael Ryder and Zdeno Chara, Carey Price and Tim Thomas stole the show in the Bruins’ dramatic 2-1 double OT win. Find out how Boston took a 3-2 series lead in this post.

  23. Video: John Tortorella looks to future after Rangers’ first round defeat

    Apr 23, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Four

    John Tortorella thinks the Rangers are going to get that much better next year, thanks to their considerable young talent.

  24. Video: Star Cam highlights for Rangers, Capitals from Game 5

    Apr 23, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Five

    Check out Star Cam footage from both sides of the Capitals’ 3-1 Game 5 win against the Rangers.

  25. Video: Every goal from Game 5 of Rangers-Capitals, plus Net Cam highlights

    Apr 23, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Five

    Check out all the goals plus Net Cam highlights from Game 5 between the Rangers and Capitals.

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