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James O’Brien

  1. With prospects waning, Coyotes’ fate could be decided while they’re still in the playoffs

    Apr 14, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT

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    The NHL might deny rumors that the Coyotes are already on their way to Winnipeg, but the countdown to a final decision seems to be approaching.

  2. Video: Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones preview Kings-Sharks

    Apr 14, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

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    Want the lowdown on Game 1 of Kings-Sharks? This video provides a preview of their first-ever playoff match.

  3. Fractured teeth, double root canal won’t sideline Martin St. Louis on Friday

    Apr 14, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Martin St. Louis lost two teeth and was forced to undergo a double root canal because of a high-stick that wasn’t even called. Yet he won’t miss Friday’s game … because he’s a hockey player.

  4. Renewed hostilities dominate tonight’s Game 1 matches

    Apr 14, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins

    Tonight’s teams won’t need introductions, as Game 1 between Habs-Bruins, Sabres-Flyers and Kings-Sharks kick off on Thursday. This post contains previews for all three games.

  5. Report: Chris Pronger won’t play for Philadelphia Flyers tonight

    Apr 14, 2011, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Flyers’ fans fears have been justified with the news this morning that Chris Pronger won’t play in tonight’s Game 1 against the Sabres.

  6. Pekka Rinne, Mike Fisher help Predators dismantle Ducks 4-1

    Apr 14, 2011, 1:38 AM EDT

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    Mike Fisher scored two goals and one assist while Pekka Rinne stopped all but one shot to power the Predators’ 4-1 over the Ducks.

  7. Roberto Luongo blanks Blackhawks, Vancouver wins 2-0

    Apr 14, 2011, 1:06 AM EDT

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    Roberto Luongo also had a 32-save shutout tonight, as he blanked the Blackhawks in a 2-0 win for the Canucks.

  8. David Perron discusses his continued struggles with concussion symptoms

    Apr 13, 2011, 11:55 PM EDT

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    David Perron still fights through concussion problems. His goal is to be back next season, but every indication hints that such a thing is still up in the air.

  9. Alexes Semin and Ovechkin briefly silence critics as Capitals beat Rangers 2-1 in OT

    Apr 13, 2011, 11:16 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin

    Want to call Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin chokers? You might want to ignore the results of tonight’s overtime Game 1 win against the Rangers, then.

  10. Video: Referees eventually approve Alex Ovechkin’s game-tying goal

    Apr 13, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT

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    Here’s video of Alex Ovechkin’s game-tying goal, which required some video review.

  11. Marc-Andre Fleury shuts out Tampa Bay’s offense to give Pittsburgh 1-0 series lead

    Apr 13, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game One

    Marc-Andre Fleury earned a 32-save shutout to carry the Penguins to a 3-0 win against the Lightning. Pittsburgh has the 1-0 series lead, but can they bottle the Bolts for the rest of the series?

  12. Detroit’s stars overpower Phoenix 4-2, giving Red Wings 1-0 series lead

    Apr 13, 2011, 10:06 PM EDT

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    Last year, the Red Wings’ offense eventually took over their first round series against the Coyotes. Detroit’s star power continued that trend, powering them to a 4-2 win and 1-0 series lead.

  13. NHL reports best-ever business for 2010-11, estimates $2.9B in revenue

    Apr 13, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT

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    The NHL reports that it’s on pace for $2.9 billion in revenue by the end of the 2011 playoffs, a record-breaking season for league-wide revenue.

  14. Dallas Stars fire Marc Crawford after two playoff-free seasons

    Apr 12, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

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    In what has to be the most surprising coach firing so far, the Stars gave Marc Crawford the axe after two seasons.

  15. Ilya Bryzgalov’s diving stop earns him the Save of the Week (April 4-10)

    Apr 12, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov edged Tuukka Rask for the April 4-10 Save of the Week.

  16. The 2011 NHL Draft Lottery airs at 8 pm ET on Versus; Who should fans covet?

    Apr 12, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

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    The 2011 NHL Entry Draft Lottery will take place tonight at 8 pm ET on Versus. Who could end up with the top pick and which prospects are getting the most attention? This post has some of those answers.

  17. Panthers sell rink naming rights to Lexus, team president wants ads on jerseys

    Apr 12, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Florida Panthers

    The Florida Panthers don’t just play at the BankAtlantic Center anymore; now they skate at the Lexus Rink at the BankAtlantic Center. Could placing ads on jerseys be the next frontier?

  18. Michal Neuvirth will be in Washington’s net for Game 1

    Apr 12, 2011, 1:07 PM EDT

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    Michal Neuvirth is Washington’s starting goalie, at least for Game 1 of the Rangers-Capitals series.

  19. Nathan Gerbe runs away with Goal of the Week (April 4-10)

    Apr 12, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers

    Nathan Gerbe’s spinning backhander helped him run away with the final Goal of the Week voting of the 2010-11 season.

  20. Islanders drop ‘interim’ from head coach Jack Capuano’s title

    Apr 12, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Interim head coach Jack Capuano is now just head coach Jack Capuano, the Islanders announced today.

  21. Which of the first round series will be the most (and least) exciting?

    Apr 12, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Paul Mara, Gregory Campbell

    Which first round series look the most (and least) exciting? This post ranks all eight.

  22. NHL names officials for 2011 playoffs; Will they actually use their whistles?

    Apr 11, 2011, 11:58 PM EDT

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    The NHL named the 20 referees and 20 linesmen who will work the 2011 playoffs. The question is: will the gradual decline toward pre-lockout officiating continue?

  23. Vote for the Save of the Week (April 4-10)

    Apr 11, 2011, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Who made the best save of the last week of the 2010-11 season? The contestants are: James Reimer, Tim Thomas, Ondrej Pavelec, Pekka Rinne, Ilya Bryzgalov and Tuukka Rask.

  24. Vote for the Goal of the Week (April 4-10)

    Apr 11, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

    Dallas Stars v San Jose Sharks

    Who scored the best goal of the final week of the 2010-11 season? Your choices are: the Rangers’ five-goal outburst, Patrick Kane, Corey Perry, Bobby Butler, Nathan Gerbe, T.J. Oshie or Colton Gillies.

  25. Tomorrow’s practice may determine Justin Williams’ availability for Game 1

    Apr 11, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Justin Williams, Kari Lehtonen

    The Kings are likely to avoid trading scoring chances with the Sharks in their first round series, but they still need to score goals, so they hope that Justin Williams can return for Game 1 on Thursday.

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