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James O’Brien

  1. Bruins provide tonight’s tear-jerking moment

    Nov 12, 2011, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Watch a soldier surprise his parents at center ice.

  2. Toronto welcomes the 2011 Hall of Fame class

    Nov 12, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT

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    Doug Gilmour

    Educated guess: Doug Gilmour probably won’t buy a lot of his own meals this weekend.

  3. Aaron Rome gets off the hook (kind of)

    Nov 12, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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    He won’t be suspended or fined, but essentially being the goat in a Canucks loss means Aaron Rome probably regrets that hit.

  4. Ben Scrivens gives Toronto hope

    Nov 10, 2011, 11:50 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v St. Louis Blues

    Maybe Brian Burke won’t need to work the phones for a decent backup, after all.

  5. Blue Jackets follow ugly loss with another obscure trade

    Nov 10, 2011, 11:37 PM EDT

    Anaheim Ducks v Columbus Blue Jackets

    It looks like Scott Howson might go out with a whimper.

  6. Devan Dubnyk tampers with another tussle of top picks

    Nov 10, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

    Devan Dubnyk, Tyler Seguin

    The big Oilers goalie stood on his head in a battle of 2011 top picks Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Gabriel Landeskog but fell on his face during a match between Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall.

  7. Rick Nash reaches milestone fittingly: in a humiliating loss

    Nov 10, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

    Rick Nash, Mike Komisarek

    Reaching the 500-point mark probably won’t be the first thing Rick Nash talks about tonight.

  8. Summit Series redux? Hockey Canada, Russian Federation presidents to meet

    Nov 10, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Paul Henderson, Gilbert Brule, Tom Gilbert

    The 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series is coming up. Hmm …

  9. Blackhawks find elixir for ailing power play: Blue Jackets

    Nov 10, 2011, 8:53 PM EDT

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    hawksfixpp

    So what problems can the Winnipeg Jets solve when they play Columbus on Saturday?

  10. Gary Bettman doesn’t want knee-jerk reaction to stall tactics

    Nov 10, 2011, 8:22 PM EDT

    Gary Bettman

    But he did leave the door option for change if certain strategies become “too prevalent.”

  11. Zach Parise goes in-depth on the New Jersey Devils

    Nov 8, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v New Jersey Devils

    Learn how he feels about a wide array of topics related to the team by watching this video.

  12. Do the Kings need a Blues-style wake-up call?

    Nov 8, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Los Angeles Kings

    In other words, could Terry Murray be the scapegoat for the slumping Kings?

  13. Eric Staal discusses aftermath of hit on Marc Staal

    Nov 7, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

    Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers

    Eric Staal admits that he’s never hit his brother Marc harder than he did during that ill-fated game last season.

  14. Daniel Paille will see ‘specialists’ after taking puck to face

    Nov 7, 2011, 10:18 PM EDT

    Daniel Paille, Zdeno Chara

    Early reports indicate that Daniel Paille is dealing with a broken nose.

  15. Are the big, bad Boston Bruins back?

    Nov 7, 2011, 9:56 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins

    They’re finally looking more “big” than “bad” in the last three games.

  16. Adam McQuaid and Matt Martin pummel each other

    Nov 7, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT

    Adam McQuaid, Matt Martin

    It wasn’t the tide-turner that Matt Martin hoped it would be, but check out his fight with Adam McQuaid anyway.

  17. Michael Grabner moves on from wild 2010-11 season

    Nov 7, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

    Michael Grabner

    Michael Grabner talks about moving on from a 2010-11 season that featured dramatic ups and downs.

  18. Can Ken Hitchcock adapt to a changing NHL?

    Nov 7, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT

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    Ken Hitchcock

    Is Ken Hithcock ready to return to the NHL as the head coach of the St. Louis Blues?

  19. Eye surgery will sideline George Parros for a month

    Nov 7, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

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    George Parros’ face has been a magnet for pucks rather than fists lately, which caused him to undergo laser eye surgery.

  20. Josh Harding puts himself on potential starter radar

    Nov 6, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    Josh Harding

    Josh Harding’s outstanding start to 2011-12 should put him on the radars of teams looking for a new top goalie.

  21. PHT’s Morning Skate: Embarrassment in Columbus and more Bruins bling

    Nov 6, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Tyler Seguin

    Surprising scorers, depressed Blue Jackets and another celebration for the Bruins are among the big topics in Sunday’s Morning Skate.

  22. Reality check? Coyotes end Oilers’ winning streak

    Nov 6, 2011, 12:59 AM EDT

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    Devan Dubnyk, Daymond Langkow

    Oilers fans should approach tonight’s loss the same way they should handle the hot start: with patience and logic. The game against the Coyotes provides reasons for both optimism and pessimism, as you’ll see from this post.

  23. Islanders break slump in dramatic style

    Nov 6, 2011, 12:12 AM EDT

    Rick DiPietro

    The Islanders couldn’t have picked a much better way to end their six-game losing streak than to win the way they did against the Capitals.

  24. Tyler Seguin scores first hat trick in the name of Phil Kessel trade remorse

    Nov 5, 2011, 11:30 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Maple Leafs have had good reason to feel less miserable about the Phil Kessel trade lately, but Tyler Seguin’s hat trick interrupted that reprieve.

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