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  1. Save of the Night – Dwayne Roloson (March 17)

    Mar 18, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Dwayne Roloson

    Dwayne Roloson’s great hand-eye coordination is on display in the March 17th Save of the Night.

  2. Humiliating Goal of the Night: Alex Pietrangelo beats Jonathan Quick from red line

    Mar 18, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    quickap

    Apologies to Jonathan Quick, but Alex Pietrangelo’s half-ice humiliation earned the March 17th Goal of the Night.

  3. Could injuries to Sidney Crosby, Chris Pronger and even Zach Parise be blessings in disguise?

    Mar 18, 2011, 7:10 AM EDT

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

    Could the rest players such as Sidney Crosby, Chris Pronger and Zach Parise gain from being injured actually be a “secret weapon”?

  4. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, March 17th

    Mar 18, 2011, 2:33 AM EDT

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    Patrick Marleau, Niklas Backstrom

    Want to know what happened during Thursday’s 11 games. Check out this post.

  5. Northeast Division Watch (March 17)

    Mar 18, 2011, 1:19 AM EDT

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    Scott Gomez, Zdeno Chara

    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 Northeast Division.

  6. Early Ride on the Zamboni – Thursday, March 17th

    Mar 18, 2011, 12:35 AM EDT

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    Mike Babcock, Drew Miller

    Here are recaps of some of Thursday’s big slate of games, including some Western Conference shuffling, Northeast Division contests and an obscure (but impressive) milestone for Mike Babcock.

  7. St. Louis Blues fans range from uneasy to livid regarding news that team is for sale

    Mar 17, 2011, 11:34 PM EDT

    Keith Tkachuk, Dave Checketts

    Blues fans are a passionate bunch, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that many of them are up in arms after hearing that the team is up for sale.

  8. Tonight in the Eastern Conference bubble: Thrashers win, Devils and Leafs fall

    Mar 17, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

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    Brian Little, Brian Boucher

    The Thrashers won while the Devils and Maple Leafs lost in regulation tonight. This post recaps their games and reveals how tonight affects the Eastern Conference playoff bubble.

  9. Atlanta Spirit hopes to avoid moving Thrashers in sale, still speaking with two interested parties

    Mar 17, 2011, 9:19 PM EDT

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    While the Thrashers’ ownership group continues to discuss selling the team yet keeping it Atlanta with two parties, it seems that the issue of relocation is still a “Gary Bettman question.”

  10. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – Thursday, March 17 (late edition)

    Mar 17, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Quick

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

  11. Dany Heatley disagrees with suspension, mocks Steve Ott’s newfound ‘halo’

    Mar 17, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT

    Dany Heatley

    In yet another use of the “pot calling the kettle black” defense, Dany Heatley reminds people of Steve Ott’s past while disagreeing with his two-game suspension.

  12. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – Thursday, March 17 (early edition)

    Mar 17, 2011, 6:33 PM EDT

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    Jean-Sebastien Giguere

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s seven early games. The remaining four contests will be covered later.

  13. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 15 (early edition)

    Mar 15, 2011, 5:49 PM EDT

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    Brent Johnson

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s first seven games. The remaining three will be covered later on.

  14. Cam Ward wins Save of the Week (March 7-13)

    Mar 15, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT

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    Cam Ward, Erik Cole, John Carlson, Mike Knuble (22),

    Cam Ward might have allowed a goal right afterward, but his initial stop was impressive enough to earn him the March 7-15th Save of the Night.

  15. Around the Rink – Tuesday, March 15th

    Mar 15, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    Patrick Dwyer, Ryan Miller

    Here are previews for a busy 10-game Tuesday schedule that’s just bursting with big feuds with considerable playoff implications.

  16. Flames forward David Moss to miss at least two weeks with lower-body injury

    Mar 15, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT

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    Carey Price, David Moss

    The Flames have lost another helpful forward to injury, as David Moss is expected to miss at least two weeks with a lower-body injury.

  17. Bruce Boudreau’s message to protesting Montreal fans: If ‘you don’t like it, don’t come to the games’

    Mar 15, 2011, 2:59 PM EDT

    Bruce Boudreau

    Bruce Boudreau criticized Canadiens fans who plan to protest the lack of any suspension or fine for Zdeno Chara regarding the Max Pacioretty hit. Yet the outspoken coach misses the point – even though he’s technically correct – when he says that Montreal fans wouldn’t be so angry if the shoe was on the other foot.

  18. GMs decide not to ban all head shots

    Mar 15, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    kesselheadache

    The NHL’s GMs decided not to recommend a ban on all hits to the head during today’s meetings. But the question is: should they? Read this post and then let us know if you think all hits to the head should be illegal by casting your vote in our poll.

  19. Team executives call for stricter enforcement of charging, boarding infractions on Day 2 of GM Meetings

    Mar 15, 2011, 1:57 PM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Pittsburgh Penguins

    One of the focuses of the second day of GM meetings involved imposing stricter enforcement of boarding and charging infractions.

  20. Alex Ovechkin wins second straight Goal of the Week (March 7-13)

    Mar 15, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin won his second consecutive Goal of the Week award for March 7-13th.

  21. Prospect signings: Avs ink Joey Hishon, Leafs lock up Jake Gardiner

    Mar 15, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT

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    2010 NHL Draft Portraits

    The Maple Leafs signed Jake Gardiner and the Avalanche signed Joey Hishon to entry-level deals.

  22. Jason Arnott goes on the shelf with injury, will be evaluated on week-to-week basis

    Mar 15, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Washington Capitals

    The Capitals keep winning despite losing key players to injury, but they’ll have to deal with another tough blow as Jason Arnott is week-to-week with an undisclosed injury.

  23. Central Division Watch (March 15)

    Mar 15, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v Nashville Predators

    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 Central Division.

  24. Save of the Night – Niklas Backstrom (March 14)

    Mar 15, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Minnesota Wild v Vancouver Canucks

    Ryan Kesler made a great play, but Niklas Backstrom earned the March 15th Save of the Night.

  25. Goal of the Night – Mikko Koivu (March 14)

    Mar 15, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Mikko Koivu, Brent Burns, Antti Mienttinen, Andrew Brunette, Curtis Mcelhinney

    In his first game back after missing 11 contests with a broken finger, Mikko Koivu scored the March 15th Goal of the Night.

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