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  1. PHT Morning Skate: Dirty hits and Giroux love

    Dec 10, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek, Claude Giroux

    Terry Murray talks about the culture of hitting in the NHL, the Jets fly high and it’s never too early for Hart Trophy discussions in Saturday’s Morning Skate.

  2. Alex Ovechkin battles Dion Phaneuf, bumps linesman

    Dec 9, 2011, 11:52 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Washington Capitals

    Ovi accidentally bumped into a linesman in an amusing situation, but his matchup with Phaneuf was all business.

  3. Lost in transition: Sabres beat Panthers in OT

    Dec 9, 2011, 11:13 PM EDT

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    Jason Pominville

    Florida is tied for the top spot in the East, so they’ll survive tonight’s OT loss.

  4. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick will join U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

    Dec 9, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

    Doc Emrick

    Mike “Doc” Emrick becomes the first media member to be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

  5. Dennis Wideman’s hat trick powers Capitals win

    Dec 9, 2011, 9:52 PM EDT

    Dennis Wideman, Alex Ovechkin

    Washington scores four power-play goals and generally gives some reason for optimism, although there are a few caveats.

  6. Enforcers card collection: brilliant, bad timing or both?

    Dec 9, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT

    brashear

    ITG is set to release a rather controversial card set, which even includes Wade Belak.

  7. When you can watch HBO 24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road to the Winter Classic

    Dec 9, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    2012 Winter Classic

    Consider this your episode guide for the next edition of HBO’s 24/7 NHL production.

  8. Kirk Muller finally gets his first win as Hurricanes coach

    Dec 8, 2011, 12:42 AM EDT

    Kirk Muller

    The Hurricanes also broke their seven-game losing streak by beating the Oilers.

  9. Claude Giroux powers Flyers comeback, takes scoring lead

    Dec 7, 2011, 11:18 PM EDT

    girouxgetty

    A four-point game propels Claude Giroux to the top spot in NHL scoring with 36. Read more about the Flyers’ comeback win against the Sabres in this post.

  10. Suspension possible for Alex Ovechkin after ‘spear’ on Chris Neil

    Dec 7, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

    neilhitsovechkin

    Watch the video and decide if Ovechkin should sit for his alleged act on Neil.

  11. Ovechkin, Capitals show some life against Ottawa

    Dec 7, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

    Alex Ovechkin even looked like the Ovi of old on his ninth goal of the season.

  12. Jaromir Jagr still has it

    Dec 7, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Phoenix Coyotes

    Check out the sweet move Jagr makes to earn his ninth goal of the season (and 655th of his NHL career).

  13. Mike Richards still not skating as frustration builds for Kings

    Dec 7, 2011, 9:39 PM EDT

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    Mike Richards, Joe Pavelski

    While the Kings’ injured players are showing positive signs, Richards is the exception as he still hasn’t started skating yet.

  14. MCL sprain sidelines David Booth for 4-6 weeks

    Dec 7, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT

    Kevin Beiksa David Booth

    This probably won’t help Kevin Porter’s chances of avoiding a suspension, then.

  15. Ilya Bryzgalov sums up realignment in simple, delightful way

    Dec 7, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Philadelphia Flyers

    Bryzgalov + microphone often equals amusing statements.

  16. NHL power brokers react to realignment

    Dec 6, 2011, 1:27 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals Press Conference Introducing New Head Coach Dale Hunter

    The Red Wings and Capitals’ brass seem especially happy about the news.

  17. Vote for the biggest winners and losers of NHL realignment

    Dec 6, 2011, 12:27 AM EDT

    NHL Commissioner Bettman

    Which of the 30 NHL teams received the best and worst breaks in realignment? Vote in the poll to let us know.

  18. Watch Dion Phaneuf’s devastating hit on Michael Sauer

    Dec 5, 2011, 11:54 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Rangers

    Even Sauer’s stick and helmet got Phaneuf’d.

  19. Report: Derek Boogaard dealt with issues related to Alzheimer’s disease

    Dec 5, 2011, 11:05 PM EDT

    Derek Boogaard

    Studies of Boogaard’s brain showed signs of CTE, a disease linked to Alzheimer’s.

  20. Bruins beat Penguins in clash of East contenders

    Dec 5, 2011, 10:54 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Call it a statement game or not, but the Bruins showed which team is the hottest in the East with a 3-1 win against the Penguins.

  21. Corey Crawford gets pulled, again

    Dec 5, 2011, 10:32 PM EDT

    Blackhawks Oilers Hockey

    This time, he barely lasts longer than a period.

  22. NHL approves four-conference realignment scheme

    Dec 5, 2011, 10:06 PM EDT

    Gary Bettman

    The NHL will switch to a four-conference system that will drastically change the league next season. Find out the most important details in this post.

  23. Alexander Semin, Roman Hamrlik won’t go tonight

    Dec 5, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    Alexander Semin

    No Semin or Hamrlik tonight for the Capitals.

  24. Dustin Penner ruins several memes with first goal of season

    Dec 3, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

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    Montreal Canadiens v Los Angeles Kings

    Penner’s goal probably put a damper on hundreds (maybe thousands) of running Internet jokes.

  25. Carlyle on Ducks: “I wish them all the luck”

    Dec 3, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT

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    Randy Carlyle

    It feels strange, but Randy Carlyle still wants the Anaheim Ducks to win.

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