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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

  15. Strong play by Daniel Sedin, Roberto Luongo powers Vancouver’s 2-1 win against Detroit

    Mar 23, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Phoenix Coyotes

    The Canucks rode great performances from Daniel Sedin (two goals) and Roberto Luongo (39 saves) to increase their lead over the West’s second-ranked Red Wings.

  16. Cal O’Reilly, Steve Sullivan getting healthier as Predators push for playoffs

    Mar 23, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT

    sullivangetty

    The Predators keep plugging along toward a potential playoff berth and could benefit from the return of Cal O’Reilly and Steve Sullivan sometime soon. Read this post for information on that along with the lowdown on a huge week for the Preds.

  17. Marcus Kruger to debut, Brian Campbell might be back tonight for the Blackhawks

    Mar 23, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks

    The injury-ravaged Blackhawks should get a little stronger with the debut of Mark Kruger and might also get offensive defenseman Brian Campbell back from a foot injury tonight.

  18. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 23

    Mar 23, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT

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    St. Louis Blues v Anaheim Ducks

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

  19. Henrik Lundqvist wins Save of the Week (March 14-20)

    Mar 22, 2011, 11:47 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Henrik Lundqvist’s pair of glove saves earned him the March 14-20th Save of the Week.

  20. Chicago Blackhawks hope to get Patrick Sharp back by the end of the regular season

    Mar 22, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Dallas Stars

    A bumpy season will finish with another challenge for Chicago: sniper Patrick Sharp could miss the remainder of the regular season with a knee injury.

  21. Brooks Laich wins Goal of the Week (March 14-20)

    Mar 22, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT

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    Brooks Laich

    Brooks Laich won the March 14-20th Goal of the Week.

  22. The Northeast Division lead could change hands tonight

    Mar 22, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Ryan White Johnny Boychuk

    The Northeast Division lead could change hands tonight if the Canadiens win and Bruins lose in regulation.

  23. Why tonight’s Capitals-Flyers match is (and isn’t) a statement game

    Mar 22, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers

    This post breaks down what tonight’s Capitals-Flyers game might mean to each team.

  24. Save of the Night – Brent Johnson (March 21)

    Mar 22, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Brent Johnson, Corey Potter

    Brent Johnson defused a dangerous 2-on-1 to help the Penguins beat Detroit and win the Save of the Night for March 21st.

  25. Goal of the Night – Olli Jokinen (March 21)

    Mar 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Olli Jokinen, Jonathan Quick

    After receiving a nice breakout pass, Olli Jokinen buried the Goal of the Night for March 21st.

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