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James O’Brien

  1. Canucks hang on after hectic finish, take 2-0 series lead over Blackhawks

    Apr 16, 2011, 1:02 AM EDT

    Daniel Sedin, Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith

    The Canucks took a 2-0 lead, but a wild finish might give the defending champion Blackhawks some needed confidence as the series shifts back to Chicago.

  2. Capitals beat Rangers at their own game, take 2-0 series lead with Michal Neuvirth shutout

    Apr 15, 2011, 10:43 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Two

    The Capitals beat the Rangers at their own grinding game as Michal Neuvirth earned a 22-save shutout to give Washington a 2-0 series lead.

  3. Tampa Bay rides thunderous start to 5-1 win against Pittsburgh, ties series 1-1

    Apr 15, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St Louis, Simon Gagne, Steven Stamkos

    Tampa Bay’s veterans came through in a big way tonight, powering the Lightning to an electric 5-1 win against the Penguins. The series is now tied 1-1.

  4. Report: Chris Pronger won’t play in Game 2, still isn’t shooting pucks

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:20 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v Philadelphia Flyers

    Chris Pronger won’t be able to play for Philadelphia until Game 3 of their series against Buffalo, at the earliest. Read this post for more on his murky situation.

  5. With Tomas Kopecky out, Fernando Pisani hopes to start another magical playoff run

    Apr 15, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Chicago Blackhawks

    With Tomas Kopecky out with an upper-body injury, the Blackhawks turn to Fernando Pisani, who hasn’t been in a playoff game since his out-of-nowhere hot streak with the Oilers in 2006.

  6. Vincent Damphousse responds to domestic abuse charges, also accuses wife of assault

    Apr 15, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Allana Henderson, Vincent Damphousse

    Vincent Damphousse responded to charges of domestic abuse, saying that he was the victim rather than the perpetrator.

  7. Jason Arnott appreciates the Devils’ decision to trade him to Capitals

    Apr 15, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Washington Capitals

    Jason Arnott appreciates the fact that the Devils traded him to a contender and hopes to make the most of his time with the Capitals.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

    Apr 14, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

    Martin St. Louis

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

    Apr 14, 2011, 1:38 AM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne, Bobby Ryan

    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.

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

    Apr 14, 2011, 1:06 AM EDT

    Roberto Luongo

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

  15. David Perron discusses his continued struggles with concussion symptoms

    Apr 13, 2011, 11:55 PM EDT

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    David Perron

    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.

  16. 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.

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

    Apr 13, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Florida Panthers

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

  18. 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?

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

    Apr 13, 2011, 10:06 PM EDT

    Coyotes Red Wings Hockey

    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.

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

    Apr 13, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT

    Semyon Varlamov,  Alex Ovechkin

    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.

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

    Apr 12, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Joe Nieuwendyk,  Marc Crawford

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

  22. 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, Dany Heatley

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

  23. 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.

  24. 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?

  25. 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.

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