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James O’Brien

  1. Could the Penguins steal the Atlantic Division title from the Flyers?

    Mar 27, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers

    Depending on how today and Tuesday’s match goes, the Penguins have a decent chance to shock the hockey world by stealing the Atlantic Division title from the Flyers. This post details how they can do it and how likely it might be.

  2. This afternoon’s starting goalies – March 27

    Mar 27, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

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    Vokoun_Tomas

    The NHL’s weekend games often have some strange afternoon times, including today. If you need help making crucial goalie decisions for fantasy hockey, here are the probable starting goalies for Florida-Pittsburgh and Ottawa-Atlanta.

  3. Capitals send Braden Holtby down to minors, determine their goalie duo (for now)

    Mar 27, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT

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    Alexander Semin; PK Subban;

    The Capitals sent red-hot third goalie Braden Holtby down to the minors, settling their goalie debate (to some extent). At least for the moment.

  4. Minnesota Wild coach Todd Richards shouldn’t take the blame for another disappointing season

    Mar 27, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Todd Richards

    The Minnesota Wild will be looking to make changes as their fan base is upset about another disappointing season, but placing the blame on head coach Todd Richards ignores the team’s biggest issues.

  5. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 25

    Mar 25, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT

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    chrismasoninjury

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s five games.

  6. Mike Comrie expects to play again for the Penguins tonight

    Mar 25, 2011, 5:34 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers, Game 1

    Mike Comrie is expected to make his way back into the Penguins lineup tonight.

  7. Flyers should show patience with Sergei Bobrovsky

    Mar 25, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Brian Boucher, Sergei Bobrovsky

    The Flyers should show patience with their situation in net, especially with rookie Sergei Bobrovsky.

  8. How the Penguins can clinch a playoff spot and tonight’s other postseason implications

    Mar 25, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT

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    Brent Johnson, Patrik Elias

    Tonight’s five games are all about the Eastern Conference playoff picture, so this post covers all the bases.

  9. Matches against the Lightning, back-to-back games will make or break the Hurricanes’ playoff run

    Mar 25, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Jamie McBain,  Dwayne Roloson

    If the Hurricanes want to make the playoffs, they must do well in three games against the Lightning and four sets of back-to-back games to finish the season. They begin a home-and-home series in Tampa Bay tonight. Read this post for the details.

  10. Comeback updates: Video of Sidney Crosby practicing, the latest on Zach Parise

    Mar 25, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

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    Graydon Carter Hosts a Cocktail Party for the Rising Stars of the NHL

    Check out practice footage of Sidney Crosby as he approaches his return while Zach Parise could be back as soon as Wednesday.

  11. Mark Recchi says he made embellishment claims to take heat off of Zdeno Chara

    Mar 25, 2011, 12:36 PM EDT

    recchitakesoneforcharagetty

    Mark Recchi claims that he accused the Canadiens of embellishing Max Pacioretty’s injuries to take the heat off Zdeno Chara. Find out the details by clicking “Read More.”

  12. The 8 most – and least – injured teams in the NHL during the 2010-11 season

    Mar 25, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT

    crosbymalkinstaalap

    Which teams were hit the hardest by injuries and which squads were the healthiest so far this season? This post answers those questions and also studies who rolled with the punches and who took advantage of good fortune.

  13. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 24 (late edition)

    Mar 24, 2011, 8:17 PM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov

    Here are the starting goalies for tonight’s three late games.

  14. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 24 (early edition)

    Mar 24, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

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    Jonas Hiller

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s six early games, including the return of Jonas Hiller.

  15. Not surprisingly, the Habs are surprised by Mark Recchi’s comments about Max Pacioretty

    Mar 24, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v New York Islanders

    To the surprise of few, the Canadiens were surprised to hear Mark Recchi’s accusations that the team embellished Max Pacioretty’s injuries.

  16. Capitals injury updates: Alex Ovechkin skates again, Mike Green’s future still cloudy

    Mar 24, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green

    This post includes updates on Washington’s wounded players, including Alex Ovechkin, Jason Arnott and Mike Green.

  17. Flyers set to play post-Crosby, Malkin Penguins for first time

    Mar 24, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

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    Darroll Powe, Marc-Andre Fleury

    Tonight marks the first time the Flyers have played against the Penguins since December 14th, when Pittsburgh stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were still active. How will they prepare for this star-stunted team?

  18. Devils claim Zach Parise will play this season, but should he?

    Mar 24, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT

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    parisecrutches

    The Devils say that Zach Parise will be able to come back this season … but is that really the best move?

  19. Renewing the Hate: Boston hosts Montreal again tonight

    Mar 24, 2011, 12:28 PM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara

    Here’s a preview of tonight’s Habs-Bruins game, the first match between the two teams since the Zdeno Chara hit on Max Pacioretty.

  20. Save of the Night – Miikka Kiprusoff (March 23)

    Mar 24, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Miikka Kiprusoff

    The Flames had a rough night, Miikka Kiprusoff included. But if nothing else, he made the March 23rd Save of the Night.

  21. Goals of the Night – Cam Fowler and Teemu Selanne (March 23)

    Mar 24, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Teemu Selanne Cam Fowler

    The March 23rd Goal of the Night features tallies by Teemu Selanne and Cam Fowler, which you can see in this video clip.

  22. Nashville hosts Anaheim in first of two huge home matches this week

    Mar 24, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    predatorsstarsgetty

    It’s probably excessive to say that the Predators’ next two games – tonight against the Ducks, Saturday vs. the Stars – will decide the final spots in the West, but they should have a huge impact on those races.

  23. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, March 23rd

    Mar 24, 2011, 1:20 AM EDT

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    Tomas Kopecky, Tomas Vokoun

    For the most part, the playoff-rich got richer while the desperate teams became poorer on Wednesday. Here are recaps of four contests that should have a substantial impact on the playoff picture.

  24. Great night for the Ducks: Anaheim shocks Dallas in OT, Jonas Hiller’s off the IR

    Mar 23, 2011, 11:58 PM EDT

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    eemu Selanne,  Corey Perry

    Teemu Selanne’s game-tying goal shocked the Stars, helping the Ducks beat Dallas in overtime. It wasn’t the only good news for Anaheim, either, as top goalie Jonas Hiller was reactivated from the injured reserve.

  25. With Washington resting Alex Ovechkin, should other top teams offer stars breaks too?

    Mar 23, 2011, 11:08 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    The Capitals and Alex Ovechkin are being coy about the nature of his injury, maybe because he’s just getting a breather. If that’s the case … should other top contenders consider doing the same with their best players?

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