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  1. Vincent Lecavalier scores twice, Lightning stun Capitals in OT to take 2-0 series lead

    May 1, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT

    Vincent Lacavalier, Teddy Purcell

    The Lightning rode great performances by Dwayne Roloson, Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier and some lucky bounces to a 3-2 OT win against the Capitals. The Bolts go back to Tampa Bay with a shocking 2-0 lead in the series.

  2. Even Wayne Gretzky’s memorabilia breaks records: Rookie card auctioned off for $94,163

    May 1, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT

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    gretzky99

    Wayne Gretzky’s rookie card was auctioned off for $94,163, a record for a modern hockey card.

  3. Mike Knuble is back in action for the Washington Capitals

    May 1, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT

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    Tomas Vokoun, Mike Knuble

    Mike Knube made his welcome (and somewhat surprising) return to the Capitals’ lineup after missing three playoff games tonight.

  4. Video: Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire preview Game 2 of Lightning-Capitals

    May 1, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT

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    Guy Boucher, Wayne Fleming

    Want a primer for Game 2 of Tampa Bay-Washington? Check out this video post.

  5. Why the Sharks should practice patience with Antti Niemi

    May 1, 2011, 5:27 AM EDT

    Antti Niemi

    Antti Niemi came into the Red Wings-Sharks series as one of San Jose’s biggest question marks. If last year’s Cup run with Chicago is any indication, the Sharks would be wise to stick with Niemi through his ups and downs.

  6. Video: Highlights and Net Cam footage from Boston’s 7-3 win against Philadelphia in Game 1

    Apr 30, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

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    Matt Carle, David Krejci

    If you want to see every goal from Boston’s dominant 7-3 win against Philadelphia in Game 1, then this video post has you covered. This post also includes some Net Cam footage.

  7. David Krejci, Bruins get first measure of revenge against Flyers with crushing 7-3 win

    Apr 30, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One

    David Krejci gouged the Flyers with two goals and two assists as the Bruins dominated Philadelphia 7-3 in Game 1. Philly faces more goalie questions while Boston’s only true concern was their power play.

  8. Bruins force Brian Boucher out of Flyers net, end second period up 5-2

    Apr 30, 2011, 5:14 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One

    The Flyers’ goalies issues continued in Game 1, as Brian Boucher was pulled late in the second period. The Bruins enter the second intermission with a commanding 5-2 lead.

  9. Nathan Horton, David Krejci drive Boston to 2-1 first period lead in Philadelphia

    Apr 30, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    bostonstopline

    The Nathan Horton-Milan Lucic-David Krejci carried the momentum from earning the Bruins’ Game 7 OT goal into the first period, creating both of Boston’s goals to give them a 2-1 lead over the Flyers.

  10. U.S. team beats Austria 5-1 in 2011 IIHF World Championships opener

    Apr 30, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

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    wheelerteamusap

    The U.S. team earned a 5-1 win against Austria in its 2011 IIHF World Championships opener.

  11. Can Zdeno Chara stop Danny Briere’s playoff hot streak?

    Apr 30, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara, Danny Briere

    Zdeno Chara is almost a foot taller than Danny Briere, yet the small forward towered over the behemoth defenseman in last year’s semifinals series. Can Chara limit Briere’s playoff magic this time around?

  12. Tim Thomas, Tomas Kaberle and Kris Versteeg rank among players ‘new’ to Boston-Flyers series

    Apr 30, 2011, 12:08 PM EDT

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    thomasnewtoflyersap

    While the Bruins and Flyers met about a year ago in the 2010 semifinals, there are enough new faces to make the 2011 series compellingly different. Tim Thomas, Nathan Horton and Kris Versteeg rank among the ‘newcomers.’

  13. Bruins need more from Tomas Kaberle, Milan Lucic and power play in second round

    Apr 30, 2011, 4:57 AM EDT

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    Tomas Kaberle

    While the Flyers have their own problems, the Bruins probably need more from Tomas Kaberle, Milan Lucic and their wretched power play if they want to win another playoff round.

  14. NHL pulls linesman out of playoff rotation as rumors swirl about missing Cup-winning puck

    Apr 30, 2011, 2:33 AM EDT

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    Michael Leighton, Steve Miller

    As the search for the missing game-winning puck from the 2010 Stanley Cup finals continues, the NHL decided to temporarily remove accused lineman Steve Miller out of its playoff officiating rotation. Read this post for the zany details.

  15. Sharks earn another OT win, take 1-0 series lead against Red Wings

    Apr 30, 2011, 1:38 AM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks - Game One

    The Sharks earned their fourth OT win of these young playoffs by beating the Red Wings 2-1 in Game 1. Get the rundown of Friday’s late game in this post.

  16. Post-game reactions from Tampa Bay’s Game 1 win vs. Washington (video)

    Apr 30, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT

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    Michal Neuvirth, Steven Stamkos

    This story includes post-game reactions from both sides of Game 1 along with commentary from the Versus crew.

  17. Tampa Bay rides Game 7 momentum, beats Washington 4-2 in Game 1

    Apr 29, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin, Ryan Malone, Dominic Moore

    The Lightning came off a grinding Game 7 win to beat the well-rested Capitals 4-2 in Game 1 of their semifinals series. Tampa Bay received contributions from stars and lesser-known players alike in this contest.

  18. Simon Gagne leaves game after Scott Hannan hit, won’t return tonight

    Apr 29, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Five

    Simon Gagne left the ice after a Scott Hannan hit and won’t return during Game 1. Check out video of the hit, which is especially worrisome considering Gagne’s history of neck and head injuries.

  19. Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen are expected to play for Detroit tonight

    Apr 29, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

    franzenzberg

    The Red Wings look like they’ll benefit from a lengthy break from their first round sweep as both Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen are expected to play against the Sharks tonight.

  20. Predators face a great opportunity to steal an away game against Canucks tonight

    Apr 28, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks

    The Predators are underdogs in their series against the Canucks, but they might be able to take Game 1 against a Vancouver team that isn’t far removed from a dramatic game 7 on Tuesday.

  21. New York Rangers will play exhibition game in Prague, Czech Republic on September 29

    Apr 28, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    lundqviststaalap

    TheNHL announced that the New York Rangers will face HC Sparta Prague in an exhibition game at TESLA Arena in Prague, Czech Republic on Thursday, September 29.

  22. Backing up the buzz: This year’s first round really was special

    Apr 28, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

    Roberto Luongo, Marcus Kruger

    Do you have the sinking feeling that the 2011 first rounds really was one of the best in ages? The NHL released some stats that back up your instincts.

  23. Ryan Miller admits late season injury was a concussion

    Apr 28, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

    Ryan Miller

    Sabres goalie Ryan Miller admitted that he missed most of the team’s last four regular season games because of concussion problems.

  24. Bruins GM says Andrew Ference won’t face suspension for hit on Jeff Halpern

    Apr 28, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    Andrew Ference

    Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that defenseman Andrew Ference won’t face a suspension for his hit on Habs forward Jeff Halpern.

  25. Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin and Martin St. Louis named Hart Trophy finalists; Who wins?

    Apr 28, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin

    The NHL named its three finalists for the Hart Trophy: Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin and Martin St. Louis. Which forward should win the league’s MVP award?

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