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James O’Brien

  1. Jarkko Ruutu receives one-game suspension for late hit on Martin Erat

    Apr 21, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT

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    The NHL handed Ducks pest Jarkko Ruutu a one-game suspension for his elbow on Predators forward Martin Erat.

  2. Brent Seabrook will miss his second straight game tonight

    Apr 21, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

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    The Blackhawks made some believers in Game 4, but if they want to stay alive in their series against the Canucks, Chicago must win without Brent Seabrook tonight.

  3. 2011 playoffs: Coyotes face possible last game in Phoenix, five Game 4’s tonight

    Apr 20, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Three

    Here are previews of tonight’s five Game 4 matchups, including what could be the last Coyotes game in Phoenix.

  4. Capitals hope Jason Chimera and Eric Fehr can step up in Mike Knuble’s likely absence

    Apr 20, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT

    Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera

    Mike Knuble is probably going to miss tonight’s Game 4, so that means Jason Chimera must step up if he gets first line minutes while Eric Fehr will get in the lineup for the first time in this series.

  5. What’s Peter Forsberg up to? He’s the new assistant GM for MODO

    Apr 20, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT

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    After what looks like his final failed NHL comeback, Peter Forsberg begins his post-playing career as the assistant GM for MODO of the Swedish Elite League.

  6. Mike Gillis, David Poile and Steve Yzerman receive GM of the Year nominations; Who should win?

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT

    Steve Yzerman, Wayne Fleming.

    The NHL named the three nominees for the 2010-11 GM of the Year award: Vancouver’s Mike Gillis, Nashville’s David Poile and Tampa Bay’s Steve Yzerman. Find out more about their work and vote for your favorite in the poll.

  7. Video: Mike Keenan and Keith Jones preview Rangers-Capitals Game 4 (Web exclusive)

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:17 PM EDT

    Ryan Callahan, Matt Bradely, Scott Gomez, Eric Fehr

    Pumped up for Game 4 between the Rangers and Capitals? Check out this post for a web-exclusive preview featuring commentary from Keith Jones and Mike Keenan.

  8. Video: Devin Setoguchi’s OT winner against the Los Angeles Kings

    Apr 20, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Devin Setoguchi, Marc-Edouard Vlasic

    Want to watch Devin Setoguchi’s historic game-winner? This post includes footage of that goal, plus a video with the game’s biggest highlights.

  9. Can the Kings rebound from their epic collapse?

    Apr 20, 2011, 5:31 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three

    The Kings became the first team in 26 years to lose a playoff game after building a 4-0 lead. How will the team and its coach react to such a brutal loss?

  10. Sharks take 2-1 series lead thanks to one of the biggest comebacks in playoff history

    Apr 20, 2011, 3:00 AM EDT

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    The Sharks became the fourth team in the history of the NHL playoffs to come behind from a 4-0 deficit and win the game. San Jose now has a 2-1 series, but both teams leave Tuesday’s contest with plenty of questions.

  11. Are the Blackhawks back in Roberto Luongo’s head after their crushing 7-2 win?

    Apr 19, 2011, 11:20 PM EDT

    Bryan Bickell, Roberto Luongo

    The Blackhawks avoided a sweep in a dramatic way by crushing the Canucks 7-2, but this game poses plenty of other questions. The biggest one might be: how will Roberto Luongo and his teammates respond to such a crushing defeat?

  12. Bruins spend off day at Lake Placid, location of 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’

    Apr 19, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT

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    The Bruins decided to take it the serenity – and Miracle on Ice related history – of Lake Placid, New York during their off day today.

  13. Ryan Miller chirps at former teammate Danny Briere

    Apr 19, 2011, 9:01 PM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Two

    Ryan Miller revealed his best smack talk since those “Yo Mama” commercials when he chirped at former teammate Danny Briere.

  14. Why prospective teams shouldn’t give up on Ilya Bryzgalov

    Apr 19, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes

    Ilya Bryzgalov hasn’t been an all-world goalie in the last two playoff years, but a smart GM might realize that has as much to do with the team in front of him as it does with the man in net.

  15. The NHL explains logic behind Raffi Torres non-suspension

    Apr 18, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT

    Raffi Torres, Brent Seabrook

    Want to know why the NHL didn’t suspend or fine Raffi Torres for his check on Brent Seabrook? Here’s the league’s explanation.

  16. 2011 Playoffs: Bruins and Coyotes fight to stay relevant; Four Game 3’s overall tonight

    Apr 18, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins - Game Two

    Can the Bruins and Coyotes save their seasons? Who will pull ahead in the Penguins/Lightning and Flyers/Sabres series? Read this post for previews of all four games.

  17. Bruce Boudreau wants review of Marc Staal hit on Mike Green, won’t get it

    Apr 18, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals

    Bruce Boudreau thinks the Rangers have been targeting Mike Green, especially on a second period hit by Marc Staal. The league decided not to review that check, though.

  18. Report: Zdeno Chara’s Game 3 prospects are ‘looking good’

    Apr 18, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

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    While it’s not a guarantee, Zdeno Chara’s prospects of playing in Game 3 improved greatly after a solid morning skate.

  19. Raffi Torres won’t face fine or suspension for Brent Seabrook hit

    Apr 18, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT

    Raffi Torres, Brent Seabrook

    The NHL decided not to fine or suspend Raffi Torres for his controversial hit on Brent Seabrook. Read this post for the details, along with what PHT readers thought the league should have done.

  20. Get your ear plugs ready: Bruce Boudreau blasts Madison Square Garden

    Apr 18, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

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    Bruce Boudreau provided Rangers fans with great boo-worthy bulletin board material, as he basically called Madison Square Garden overrated.

  21. Report: Brian Boucher will start for Flyers in Game 3, with Michael Leighton backing him up

    Apr 18, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    Brian Boucher, Sergei Bobrovsky

    The Flyers reportedly decided to go with Brian Boucher instead of Sergei Bobrovsky in Game 3. If that wasn’t enough, it also appears that Michael Leighton will back up Boucher instead of Bobrovsky.

  22. Blackhawks, Canucks react to Raffi Torres hit on Brent Seabrook

    Apr 18, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

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    This post includes post-game reactions to the Raffi Torres hit on Brent Seabrook from both locker rooms.

  23. Should the Detroit Red Wings be worried about their defense?

    Apr 18, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Martin Hanzl, Radim Vrbata

    No one should doubt that the Detroit Red Wings are legitimate contenders for the Stanley Cup, but will a secretly shaky defense doom them against the league’s best teams?

  24. Report: Chris Pronger travels to Buffalo, but won’t play in Game 3

    Apr 18, 2011, 1:27 AM EDT

    New Jersey Devils v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Three

    Chris Pronger’s return would make the Sergei Bobrovsky/Brian Boucher debate less crucial, but the star defenseman isn’t expected to play in Game 3. In fact, he might not be ready for Game 4, either.

  25. Canucks push Blackhawks to brink of elimination with 3-2 win

    Apr 17, 2011, 11:58 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three

    The Canucks have the defending champions on the ropes with a 3-0 series. This post recaps their 3-2 win over the Blackhawks.

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