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  1. This afternoon’s starting goalies – January 22nd

    Jan 22, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

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    hedberg

    Here are the probable starting goalies for the three afternoon games.

  2. Around the Rink – Saturday, January 22nd

    Jan 22, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

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    koivuwithhabs

    Here’s a preview of a stout 11-game schedule of Saturday games.

  3. New York Islanders claim Evgeni Nabokov off waivers from Detroit

    Jan 22, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

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    As many expected, the Red Wings weren’t able to nab Evgeni Nabokov as the Islanders claimed him today.

  4. All-Star Game alternate captains named: Team Staal adds Mike Green and Ryan Kesler; Team Lidstrom gets Patrick Kane and Martin St. Louis

    Jan 22, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

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    The 2011 NHL All-Star Game alternate captains were named this morning. Team Staal has Mike Green and Ryan Kesler while Team Lidstrom added Patrick Kane and Martin St. Louis. This group should add needed entertainment value to the proceedings.

  5. Report: Mike Komisarek accused of assaulting woman at Hollywood club

    Jan 22, 2011, 10:43 AM EDT

    Mike Komisarek

    TMZ Sports reports that Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek is being accused of hitting a woman in the face during an altercation at a Hollywood bar.

  6. Save of the Night – Dan Ellis (January 21)

    Jan 22, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Dan Ellis earned the Save of the Night for January 21st.

  7. Goals of the Night: Nathan Gerbe (January 21)

    Jan 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    When you score two goals in five seconds, you have a good shot at the goal of the night. Nathan Gerbe’s beautiful end-to-end rush on the first tally clinched the January 21st Goal of the Night, though.

  8. Dallas Stars’ franchise record eight game road winning streak ends as Calgary Flames beat them 7-4

    Jan 22, 2011, 12:13 AM EDT

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    It took a “ghost” from the Stars past (long-ago draft pick Jarome Iginla) to end the team’s franchise-best eight game road winning streak tonight, as Calgary throttled Dallas 7-4.

  9. Riding the Zamboni – Friday, January 21st

    Jan 21, 2011, 10:29 PM EDT

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    Kevin Poulin

    Let’s take a look at the Habs-Senators, Islanders-Sabres and Lightning-Panthers games in this recap post. We’ll recap the Stars-Flames contest later on.

  10. Another Atlanta Thrashers lawsuit: Owners allege that faulty contract blocked sale, team lost $130M since 2005

    Jan 21, 2011, 8:53 PM EDT

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    The Atlanta Thrashers ownership group claims that a “fatally flawed” contract blocked them from selling the team in 2005, forcing them to operate the franchise with more than $130 million in loses.

  11. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 21st

    Jan 21, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

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    pricesubban

    Here are the probable starters for tonight’s four games.

  12. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 20th (late edition)

    Jan 20, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov

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

  13. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 20th (early edition)

    Jan 20, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

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    bradenholtby

    Here are the probable starting goalies for today’s first 8 games (covering the 7:00 pm ET and 8:00 pm ET time slots).

  14. Around the Rink – Thursday, January 20th

    Jan 20, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

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    predatorsavs

    Here are previews for tonight’s substantial slate of 12 games.

  15. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville reaches out to Lovie Smith as Bears prepare for NFC Championship

    Jan 20, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Joel Quenneville

    Much like Lovie Smith did when the Blackhawks were shooting for a Stanley Cup last season, Joel Quenneville reached out to encourage Smith as the Bears prepare for the NFC Championship Game this weekend.

  16. Kings place Marco Sturm on IR, recall Andrei Loktionov

    Jan 20, 2011, 2:55 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes

    In perhaps the least surprising news of the day, the Kings placed oft-injured forward Marco Sturm on the injured reserve.

  17. J.S. Giguere is willing to waive his no-trade clause … but who would even want him?

    Jan 20, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v Phoenix Coyotes

    Jean-Sebastien Giguere said he would waive his no-trade clause if prompted, but who wants to take a gamble on a struggling once-proud goalie with a massive salary?

  18. More TV talk: Versus is all over the All-Star Game, NHL Network to air top prospects game at 2pm ET

    Jan 20, 2011, 1:51 PM EDT

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    More TV news: Versus will carry seven hours of All-Star Game coverage while NHL Network is about air footage of the top CHL/NHL prospects game.

  19. Red Wings look to sign Evgeni Nabokov, but he must clear waivers first

    Jan 20, 2011, 12:38 PM EDT

    Evgeni Nabokov

    Rumors are circulating that the Red Wings are in contract talks with Evgeni Nabokov. Yet considering the waiver wire process, are they really just negotiating for another goalie-starved team?

  20. The lowdown on NHL and NBC’s Hockey Day in America on February 20th

    Jan 20, 2011, 12:07 PM EDT

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    Here’s the lowdown on Hockey Day in America, held by the NHL and NBC on February 20th.

  21. Injury roundup: Fedotenko and Halpern add to teams’ woes, Colaiacovo placed on the IR

    Jan 20, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

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    The hits keep coming for the Rangers (Ruslan Fedetenko), Blues (Carlo Colaiacovo) and Canadiens (Jeff Halpern) as these teams just keep suffering injuries.

  22. Curtis Glencross produces the latest sickening hit on Clayton Stoner; Suspension on the way?

    Jan 20, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

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    Curtis Glencross delivered the latest suspension-worthy hit last night, boarding a vulnerable player in Clayton Stoner. Check out discussion of the hit and video of the play in this post.

  23. Goals of the Night: Marian Gaborik’s five-point masterpiece (January 19)

    Jan 20, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Marian Gaborik responded to a benching by scoring four goals and one assist, including tallies that collectively earned him the January 19th Goal of the Night.

  24. Minnesota dominates Calgary 6-0

    Jan 20, 2011, 1:11 AM EDT

    Niklas Backstrom

    The Wild dominated the Flames tonight 6-0 thanks to great performances by returning goalie Niklas Backstrom and forward Martin Havlat.

  25. Big night for R.J. Umberger: Forward scores OT goal, becomes a dad?

    Jan 20, 2011, 12:30 AM EDT

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    In one night, R.J. Umberger scored an overtime game-winner and prepares to become a dad. So how was your Wednesday?

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