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  1. Jhonas Enroth wins Save of the Week (March 28-April 3)

    Apr 5, 2011, 5:34 PM EDT

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    Jhonas Enroth

    Jhonas Enroth edged Jimmy Howard for the March 28-April 3rd Save of the Week.

  2. Race for the playoffs: Three West teams could clinch, Blackhawks and Stars face tests

    Apr 5, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT

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    Michael Cammalleri, Troy Brouwer

    The Predators can clinch a playoff spot along with the idle Coyotes and Kings, while the Blackhawks and Stars face some gut-check games in the Western Conference tonight.

  3. Race for the playoffs: Flyers and Capitals hope to clinch divisions, Habs go for berth

    Apr 5, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs

    There are plenty of interesting Eastern Conference storylines in tonight’s games, with Washington and Philadelphia going for division titles while Montreal hopes to clinch a playoff spot. The Penguins and Lightning also jostle for home ice advantage in Tuesday’s contests.

  4. John Tortorella on Ryan Callahan: Injury is non-surgical, but long term

    Apr 5, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers

    John Tortorella confirmed the worst fears of Rangers fans, as Ryan Callahan will be out long term with a broken ankle.

  5. Three reasons why this year’s San Jose Sharks team is different

    Apr 5, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v San Jose Sharks

    To some, the Sharks will always be a playoff disappointment. This post details why this year’s team might have a chance to silence their critics.

  6. Flyers place Michael Leighton on re-entry waivers; Will someone snatch him?

    Apr 5, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Los Angeles Kings

    The Flyers placed Michael Leighton on re-entry waivers today, giving other NHL teams the chance to acquire him for half the price of his contract. This post breaks down the move from the Flyers and other teams’ perspectives.

  7. Rangers hold their breath regarding Ryan Callahan’s injury status

    Apr 5, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT

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    Ryan Callahan, Mats Zuccarello

    It’s not official yet, but rumors indicate that Ryan Callahan could be dealing with a broken ankle that might end his season.

  8. Alexander Semin will miss tonight’s game for a ‘maintenance day’

    Apr 5, 2011, 11:54 AM EDT

    Alexander Semin

    Alexander Semin won’t play for Washington against Toronto tonight, but all indications point to this being an opportunity to rest rather than a reason to be concerned.

  9. Goals of the Night: Rangers score five unanswered goals

    Apr 5, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v New York Rangers

    Instead of settling for just one goal, this video includes all five of the Rangers’ scores for the April 4th Goal(s) of the Night.

  10. Ryan Miller won’t play in tonight’s game against the Lightning

    Apr 5, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

    Ryan Miller

    Ryan Miller worked out in full pads on Monday, but reports indicate that he won’t play against the Lightning tonight. In other words, it looks like Jhonas Enroth will be called upon to make another big start for the Sabres.

  11. Tonight in the West: Sharks dismantle Kings to clinch Pacific crown

    Apr 5, 2011, 1:01 AM EDT

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    Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau

    The Sharks clobbered the Kings 6-1 tonight, clinching their fourth consecutive Pacific Division title. Learn how this contest changes up the Western Conference playoff picture in this post.

  12. Canucks bits: Sami Salo almost retired, Roger Neilson statue planned

    Apr 5, 2011, 12:15 AM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Five

    Sami Salo shares his thoughts about an injury that was almost career-threatening, while the Canucks announced that they would unveil a statue of former assistant coach Roger Neilson.

  13. Vote for the Save of the Week (March 28-April 3)

    Apr 4, 2011, 11:20 PM EDT

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    Marc-Andre Fleury

    Who made last week’s best save? Your choices are: Joey MacDonald, Ryan Miller, Jhonas Enroth, Chris Mason, Mahtieu Garon, Jimmy Howard and Miikka Kiprusoff.

  14. East update: Rangers storm back from 3-0 deficit for shocking win against Bruins

    Apr 4, 2011, 10:21 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v New York Rangers

    It seemed like the East playoff bubble would get crazier when the Rangers trailed the Bruins 3-0, but New York stormed back to take a stunning 5-3 win. This post recaps that game and updates the playoff picture.

  15. Vote for the Goal of the Week (March 28-April 3)

    Apr 4, 2011, 8:17 PM EDT

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    Brian Boucher, Matt Hendricks

    Who scored last week’s best goal? The contestants are: Teemu Selanne, Pierre-March Bouchard, Michael Cammalleri, Ben Eager, Alex Tanguay, Magnus Paajarvi and Ryan Getzlaf. Vote for your favorite in the poll.

  16. Discussing Jason Arnott’s impact on the Washington Capitals

    Apr 4, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Washington Capitals

    Jason Arnott hasn’t been in Washington very long, but the team already is responding to his veteran presence.

  17. Martin Havlat’s season is probably over

    Apr 4, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT

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    Wild Havlat Hockey

    Much like the Wild’s playoff hopes, Martin Havlat’s season is likely over thanks to an upper body injury.

  18. Today’s Starting Goalies – April 4

    Apr 4, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT

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    quickap

    Here are the probable starting goalies for Monday’s two games.

  19. Video: Star Cam footage from Rangers-Flyers NBC Game of the Week

    Apr 3, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT

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    Henrik Lundqvist, Jeff Carter

    This post includes video footage from both the Flyers and Rangers Star Cams as well as the best clips from Sounds of the Game.

  20. Video: Goal highlights, Net Cam footage from Rangers-Flyers

    Apr 3, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

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    James van Reimsdyk, Henrik Lundqvist

    This post includes video footage of all the goals as well as Net Cam footage from the Rangers’ shootout win against the Flyers.

  21. Today’s Starting Goalies – April 3

    Apr 3, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Ward_Cam

    Here are the probable starting goalies for Sunday’s remaining six games.

  22. Video: Ryan Callahan discusses making the NHL, possibly becoming a captain

    Apr 3, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers

    Ryan Callahan discusses his journey from making the NHL to possibly becoming a Rangers captain in the future in this video clip.

  23. Game of the Week: This time around, Rangers win shootout against Flyers

    Apr 3, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

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    Wojtek Wolski

    It only makes sense that the Rangers-Flyers NBC Game of the Week went to a shootout, although this time, New York came out on top. Read this post for a recap and an update on the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

  24. Race for the Playoffs: Ducks could clinch for three teams, Stars and Flames must win

    Apr 3, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT

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    daleyruutuap

    The Ducks could clinch a playoff spot for themselves (plus the Kings and Coyotes) if they can beat the desperate Stars. Meanwhile, the Flames fight for their playoff lives while the Red Wings and Blackhawks try to improve their situations.

  25. Game of the Week: Ruslan Fedotenko gives New York 2-1 lead through second period

    Apr 3, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

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    Logan Couture, Ruslan Fedotenko, Brandon Prust

    Ruslan Fedetenko took a big hit but also scored the only goal to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead during a busy second between New York and Philadelphia.

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