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James O’Brien

  1. Back to 7th place in a Finnish Flash: Teemu Selanne scores 5 points in Ducks win

    Mar 29, 2011, 1:08 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks

    Teemu Selanne scored a hat trick and two assists, factoring into all five of the Ducks’ goals as Anaheim jumped back into seventh place with a 5-4 win against the Avalanche.

  2. Todd Bertuzzi’s hit takes a chunk out of Ryan Johnson’s ear

    Mar 29, 2011, 12:29 AM EDT

    johnsonear

    Todd Bertuzzi’s elbow on Ryan Johnson forced him to get part of his ear re-attached, but Johnson is quick to point out the fact that it’s not a “Tyson-sized chunk.” Yup, hockey players are tough.

  3. Philadelphia Flyers raise ticket prices for first time in three years, point to rising salary cap

    Mar 28, 2011, 11:51 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v Philadelphia Flyers

    For the first time in three years, the Philadelphia Flyers will raise ticket prices in 2011-12. Read this post for the details, along with a look at their reasoning.

  4. Marian Hossa scores OT winner as Blackhawks earn big win against Red Wings

    Mar 28, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

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    Brent Seabrook, Marian Hossa,  Patrick Kane

    Marian Hossa’s overtime power play game-winner earned the Blackhawks a crucial win against the Red Wings. Read this post for a recap of the game, along with an updated look at the race for the West’s final playoff spots.

  5. Vote for the Save of the Week (March 21-27)

    Mar 28, 2011, 9:55 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Who made the best save for the week of March 21-27th? Your choices are: Brent Johnson, Carey Price, Sergei Bobrovsky, Craig Anderson, Devan Dubnyk or Marc-Andre Fleury.

  6. Anze Kopitar’s broken ankle will require surgery, leaving him out indefinitely

    Mar 28, 2011, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Anze Kopitar

    As many probably expected, Anze Kopitar’s broken ankle will require surgery. That procedure will sideline him indefinitely, likely making the previously mentioned six-week window for his return optimistic at best (but still possible).

  7. Vote for the Goal of the Week (March 21-27)

    Mar 28, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Brooks Laich

    Who scored last week’s best goal? The contestants are: Olli Jokinen, Matt Hendricks, Ryan Suter’s own goal, Cam Fowler/Teemu Selanne, Alexandre Bolduc, Martin St. Louis and Ben Lovejoy.

  8. Refs throw Todd Bertuzzi out of Blackhawks-Red Wings game for elbow on Ryan Johnson

    Mar 28, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Detroit Red Wings

    A questionable hit might becomes that much more controversial because the culprit happens to be Todd Bertuzzi. The infamous winger was booted from tonight’s Chicago-Detroit game … is a suspension on the way?

  9. Taking a look at a challenging, Detroit-filled final eight games for the Chicago Blackhawks

    Mar 28, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Corey Crawford, Henrik Zetterberg

    The Blackhawks can still make the playoffs, but it might all come down to the three games they play against their bitter rivals from Detroit. This post examines Chicago’s tough final eight games.

  10. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 28

    Mar 28, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Colorado Avalanche

    Here are the probable starting goalies for Monday’s two games of action.

  11. Penguins squeak past Panthers, Thrashers keep slim playoff hopes alive in SO wins

    Mar 27, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

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    Marc-Andre Fleury, Ryan Carter

    The Penguins and Thrashers did what they needed to do this afternoon, earning shootout wins against the Panthers and Senators respectively.

  12. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 27

    Mar 27, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Cory Schneider

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

  13. Good news for the Red Wings: Jimmy Howard could be back as soon as Wednesday

    Mar 27, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v St. Louis Blues

    After quite the injury scare on Saturday, it sounds like Jimmy Howard’s shoulder injury is only a sprain.

  14. Report: Sidney Crosby skated in another strong workout today

    Mar 27, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby

    Sidney Crosby reportedly looked great in another workout, making it seem like he’s bound to practice with the team soon. The Penguins still don’t have a time table for his return, though.

  15. Marc Savard is reportedly worried about memory loss related to concussions

    Mar 27, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Marc Savard

    The latest update on Marc Savard details his recent, worrisome troubles with memory loss. This is just another reason Savard should seriously consider retirement.

  16. Los Angeles Kings must keep winning without Anze Kopitar

    Mar 27, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Anze Kopitar

    The Kings’ history of horrific injuries continues, as Anze Kopitar is expected to miss at least six weeks at perhaps the worst possible time. How will the rest of their roster respond?

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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