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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Should Raffi Torres be suspended for his hit on Brent Seabrook? (Video and poll)

    Apr 17, 2011, 10:59 PM EDT

    Canucks Oilers Hockey

    After sitting out four games (including two in the playoffs), Raffi Torres came back and delivered the same type of check that got him in trouble in the first place. Should the league do anything about his hit on Brent Seabrook? Check out video footage and share your opinion in the poll.

  11. Video: Star Cam and Net Cam highlights of Capitals-Rangers Game 3

    Apr 17, 2011, 9:51 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Three

    This post includes highlights from the Rangers and Capitals Star Cams, plus Net Cam footage.

  12. Mike Fisher comes through again as Predators edge Ducks, take 2-1 series lead

    Apr 17, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Anaheim Ducks - Game One

    If Mike Fisher keeps this up, he might be more than just Mr. Carrie Underwood in Nashville. He might be the guy who helped the Predators finally reach the second round of the playoffs.

  13. Video: Every goal from Rangers’ 3-2 win over Capitals

    Apr 17, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Three

    Want to see every hard-fought goal from the Capitals-Rangers game? This post includes footage of each one.

  14. Video: Mike Milbury’s advice for the Boston Bruins

    Apr 17, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

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    Tomas Plekanec, Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg

    The Bruins find themselves in a 2-0 hole as their series shifts back to Montreal. What do they need to do (and avoid) to get things together? Mike Milbury shares his advice.

  15. Rangers-Capitals game knocks referee Chris Rooney out of the playoffs

    Apr 17, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Three

    Chris Rooney’s broken fibula reminds us that players aren’t the only people on the ice who face risks when they step out on the ice.

  16. Video: Mike Milbury thinks the Canucks are in control

    Apr 17, 2011, 4:59 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    Mike Milbury and Liam McHugh discuss a successful start for the Canucks and how the Sedin twins are leading the way.

  17. NHL suspends Bobby Ryan two playoff games for foot stomp

    Apr 16, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT

    Bobby Ryan, Jordin Tootoo

    The NHL decided to suspend Ducks forward Bobby Ryan for two games for his foot stomp on Predators skater Jonathan Blum.

  18. Coyotes-Red Wings Game 2 highlights, plus Nicklas Lidstrom’s thoughts

    Apr 16, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT

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    Jimmy Howard, Nicklas Lidstrom, Johan Franzen

    This post includes video highlights of the Red Wings’ 4-3 over the Coyotes and Nicklas Lidstrom’s post-game comments.

  19. Video: Johan Franzen’s stitched up, post-game interview

    Apr 16, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

    Phoenix Coyotes v Detroit Red Wings - Game Two

    Johan Franzen said he feels fine after suffering another facial injury, even if he doesn’t look the part. Check out his comments in the video in this post.

  20. Red Wings hold off surprising Coyotes surge, take 2-0 series lead with 4-3 win

    Apr 16, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    The Coyotes scored three unanswered goals to make Game 2 interesting, but the Red Wings ended up taking a 2-0 series lead with a 4-3 win.

  21. Phoenix shows some fight, still in big hole with Detroit up 4-1 after two periods

    Apr 16, 2011, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov

    Despite some signs of life from the Coyotes, the Red Wings maintained their three-goal lead going into the third period, with the score being 4-1.

  22. Pavel Datsyuk dazzles, Detroit’s PP takes over to give Red Wings 3-0 first period lead

    Apr 16, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk

    Pavel Datsyuk and the Red Wings power play dominated the first period, as Detroit generated a 3-0 lead on the floundering Coyotes.

  23. 2011 Playoffs: Teams try to maintain or reverse momentum in four Game 2 contests

    Apr 16, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Detroit Red Wings - Game One

    Two home teams hope to take 2-0 series leads while two others hope to avoid 0-2 deficits in tonight’s four Game 2 contests.

  24. Bobby Ryan could face suspension for ‘stomp’ on Jonathan Blum

    Apr 16, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

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    The league will hold a disciplinary hearing with Ducks forward Bobby Ryan because of his skate stomp on Jonathon Blum. Could he face a suspension?

  25. Zdeno Chara hospitalized with dehydration; status for tonight’s Game 2 unknown

    Apr 16, 2011, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara

    The Bruins hold their breath today, as Zdeno Chara’s Game 2 status is in question after he went to the hospital because of dehydration on Friday.

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