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  1. Video: Doc and Eddie O preview Rangers-Penguins March 20th Game of the Week

    Mar 13, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Artem Anisimov, Tyler Kennedy

    Mike Emrick and Ed Olczyk discuss next week’s Game of the Week between the Rangers and Penguins on March 20th.

  2. Video: Mike Milbury picks the best in the West

    Mar 13, 2011, 4:43 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Curtis Glencross

    Mike Milbury tabs the Vancouver Canucks as the best team in the West (and a Stanley Cup favorite) while also discussing the budding rivalry between the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks.

  3. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 13

    Mar 13, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Ottawa Senators

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

  4. Video: Mike Milbury’s Hat Trick covers refreshing changes, Pierre McGuire discusses plucky Penguins

    Mar 13, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Curtis Glencross

    Mike Milbury discusses refreshing turnarounds in Buffalo, Calgary and Washington while Pierre McGuire praises Pittsburgh’s fortitude amid what could have been crushing injuries.

  5. Game of the Week: Capitals win overtime thriller against Blackhawks 4-3

    Mar 13, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

    Mike Knuble, Corey Crawford

    The Capitals beat the Blackhawks 4-3 to earn their eighth straight win in an exciting overtime game, as Mike Knuble’s game winner put the exclamation point on an impressive effort by Washington.

  6. Game of the Week: Blackhawks survive eventful 2nd period with 2-2 tie

    Mar 13, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

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    John Carlson, Braden Holtby, Michael Frolik

    Here’s the second period update for a feisty, entertaining 2-2 game between Chicago and Washington.

  7. Game of the Week: Strong special teams play powers Capitals to 2-1 1st period lead

    Mar 13, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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    New York Islanders v Washington Capitals

    Point play and the Capitals’ opportunistic special teams unit were the story of the first period of Sunday’s NBC Game of the Week, as Washington earned a 2-1 lead over Chicago.

  8. This afternoon’s starting goalies – March 13

    Mar 13, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Corey Crawford

    Here are the starting goalies for today’s three afternoon games. Come back later for the starters for tonight’s two evening contests.

  9. Around the Rink – Sunday, March 13th

    Mar 13, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Justin Williams, Kari Lehtonen

    There might only be five games split between Sunday afternoon and evening, but there are plenty of important contests, including two big ones between Pacific Division rivals.

  10. Braden Holtby makes case for top job while Caps’ goalies are injured

    Mar 13, 2011, 11:24 AM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    Most teams would struggle with both of their normal starting goalies injured, yet 21-year-old netminder Braden Holtby isn’t just keeping the Capitals’ surge going. He’s also making a case for the No. 1 job, period.

  11. Sidney Crosby’s father Troy also shoots down retirement rumors

    Mar 13, 2011, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby

    Just in case you were still wondering if the rumors of Sidney Crosby’s family pushing for his retirement might be true, his father Troy Crosby also shot down those reports.

  12. Jonathan Toews’ red-hot run generates Hart Trophy attention

    Mar 12, 2011, 10:24 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks

    Jonathan Toews had a great 2009-10 season, but his red-hot last couple months have propelled him into the Hart Trophy discussion for the first time in his outstanding young career.

  13. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 12 (late edition)

    Mar 12, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

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    Jimmy Howard

    Here are the probable starting goalies for the remaining four late games tonight.

  14. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 12 (early edition)

    Mar 12, 2011, 5:57 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Islanders

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s 7pm games.

  15. Carey Price shuts out Penguins, Habs win 3-0

    Mar 12, 2011, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Montreal Canadiens v St. Louis Blues

    Carey Price made all 26 saves to shut out the Penguins, as the Canadiens took three out of four games against Pittsburgh this season.

  16. Will the NHL eventually make all hits to the head illegal?

    Mar 12, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Max Pacioretty

    Concussions, hits to the head and other violent matters will once again dominate discussion of the spring GM meetings. In fact, Sabres GM Darcy Regier thinks that the league will eventually make all head hits illegal. Click “Read More” for the details.

  17. This afternoon’s starting goalies – March 12

    Mar 12, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Price_Carey

    Don’t forget to set your rosters for an early afternoon game, as Carey Price (Canadiens) is likely to face Marc-Andre Fleury (Penguins).

  18. Around the Rink – Saturday, March 12th

    Mar 12, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

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    Ryan Miller, Tyler Bozak, Tim Connolly

    Here are previews of today’s 10 games.

  19. Pacific Division Watch (March 12)

    Mar 12, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v San Jose Sharks

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Pacific Division.

  20. Poll results: PHT readers think Zdeno Chara deserved a significant suspension

    Mar 12, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

    Max Pacioretty Zdeno Chara

    Most PHT readers feel that Zdeno Chara deserved some kind of suspension for his hit on Max Pacioretty, with many wanting a significant suspension. That being said, there were more than a thousand who thought the NHL made the right call, too.

  21. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 11

    Mar 11, 2011, 6:06 PM EDT

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    Curtis McElhinney

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s eight games, including the Senators debut for Curtis McElhinney.

  22. A long way from Tarnstrom: Pittsburgh Penguins will host 200th sellout in a row Saturday

    Mar 11, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    After never selling out a full season’s worth of games before 2007-08, the Penguins will host their 200th consecutive sellout on Saturday.

  23. Is Sidney Crosby’s family asking him to retire because of concussion problems? (Probably not)

    Mar 11, 2011, 4:26 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    Bob McCown claims that Sidney Crosby’s family wants him to retire due to concussion issues, but Crosby’s agent Pat Brisson denied it.

  24. Game of the Week Preview: Blackhawks, Capitals must remain dominant

    Mar 11, 2011, 3:38 PM EDT

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    keithseminap

    While the Blackhawks and Capitals rarely play against each other, they won’t have the luxury of taking it easy because both teams need every point they can get. The fact that they’re also playing some of their best hockey means Sunday’s Game of the Week could produce some fireworks.

  25. Around the Rink – Friday, March 11th

    Mar 11, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Jay Harrison,Jay Beagle

    Here are previews of today’s eight games, with yet another batch of contests with serious playoff implications.

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