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  1. Joe Thornton rooted for Bruins to win Stanley Cup

    Oct 22, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

    Joe Thornton

    Joe Thornton disliked the Canucks enough to root for the Bruins during the 2011 Stanley Cup finals.

  2. Scott Gomez will miss at least a week with injury

    Oct 22, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins - Game Two

    Scott Gomez is expected to miss at least a week with what might be a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, Clarke MacArthur will return for the Maple Leafs.

  3. Wojtek Wolski might as well stay in the hot tub tonight

    Oct 22, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT

    wolskiandtortsap

    Days after mocking Wojtek Wolski’s work ethic, John Tortorella opted to make him a healthy scratch. The joke’s really on everyone, though – especially considering Wolski’s $3.8 million cap hit.

  4. Should Bruins fans ‘thank’ Joe Thornton for their Stanley Cup win?

    Oct 22, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT

    Joe Thornton, Tim Thomas

    In an abstract and indirect way it helped open up money for the Bruins’ rebuild, but for the most part, the answer is “No.”

  5. Ilya Bryzgalov admits his game isn’t quite ‘there’ yet

    Oct 22, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

    Dustin Brown, Ilya Bryzgalov

    Ilya Bryzgalov said he’s happy with the Flyers’ team results, but isn’t so pleased with his own work so far.

  6. Devils get even more top-heavy after Josefson’s surgery

    Oct 22, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v New Jersey Devils

    The thin get thinner in New Jersey as Jacob Josefson could miss up to four months after undergoing surgery on his broken clavicle.

  7. Evgeni Malkin won’t be back against Devils tonight

    Oct 22, 2011, 12:24 PM EDT

    Evgeni Malkin

    Update: Evgeni Malkin will miss his fifth straight game tonight.

  8. Video: Corey Perry adds his own buzzer beater

    Oct 22, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Corey Perry scored with .1 second left in the second period against the Stars last night.

  9. Winless Blue Jackets show sufficient self-disgust

    Oct 22, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Detroit Red Wings

    But who should get the most blame for their 0-6-1 start?

  10. All but two teams play on a jampacked Saturday

    Oct 22, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    Here’s a blurb-by-blurb look at a stacked Saturday schedule of 14 games.

  11. Nicklas Lidstrom prepares for game 1,500 tonight

    Oct 22, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    lidstrom15000

    Nicklas Lidstrom is scheduled to become the 14th player in NHL history to cross the 1,500 regular season games played mark tonight.

  12. Loui Eriksson seems just fine without Brad Richards

    Oct 22, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Steve Ott, Loui Eriksson

    Jamie Benn isn’t exactly chopped liver, after all.

  13. Can Kari Lehtonen continue to carry the Stars?

    Oct 22, 2011, 2:09 AM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Anaheim Ducks

    How long can the Finnish netminder keep this up?

  14. George Parros and his ‘stache might be missing for a few games

    Oct 22, 2011, 1:20 AM EDT

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    Colton Orr; George Parros

    Despite having a mustache that makes him seem like an old timey villain, George Parros doesn’t have a long history of bad hits. He might face a suspension for his hit on Krys Barch, though.

  15. Scorers who got rich thanks to Joe Thornton

    Oct 22, 2011, 12:30 AM EDT

    Jonathan Cheechoo, Joe Thornton

    Here’s a look at some of the forwards that Joe Thornton made rich in his first 1,000 NHL games.

  16. Red Wings set stage for battle of unbeatens with Capitals

    Oct 21, 2011, 11:41 PM EDT

    Jimmy Howard, Mike Knuble

    Sure it’s just October, but feel free to get excited about a measuring stick game between the Capitals and Red Wings.

  17. When will Columbus’ winless nightmare end?

    Oct 21, 2011, 11:11 PM EDT

    Mikael Samuelsson, Aaron Rome

    If they can’t beat the Senators on Saturday, the answer could be “sometime in November.”

  18. Mark Messier plans to run in New York marathon for charity

    Oct 14, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Mark Messier

    Mark Messier will participate in the New York City Marathon for the challenge and benefit of two charities.

  19. Rick DiPietro’s out indefinitely with concussion

    Oct 14, 2011, 12:26 PM EDT

    Minnesota Wild v New York Islanders

    Rick DiPietro’s horrible run of injuries continues as he recently suffered a concussion. Reports indicate that there’s no timetable for his return.

  20. Andy McDonald suffered head injury vs. Stars

    Oct 14, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT

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    Andy McDonald, Scott Hannan

    Here’s hoping that Andy McDonald isn’t suffering from post-concussion syndrome for the second season in a row.

  21. Video: Sidney Crosby says he needs to get hit

    Oct 14, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

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    No one wants to be the guy who re-injures Sidney Crosby in practice, but for the Penguins start to get ready, some teammate will need to knock him around a bit.

  22. Senators demote Nikita Filatov, two 2011 1st rounders go to juniors

    Oct 13, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Ottawa Senators v Toronto Maple Leafs

    When you can’t stick with the Senators as a forward, things aren’t going great. Nikita Filatov has some soul searching to do after getting demoted. This post discusses that plus two demotions that are far less depressing.

  23. Tim Connolly’s injury is worse than he expected, as bad as everyone else assumed

    Oct 13, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

    connolly_tim

    Tim Connolly admitted that he’ll probably miss more time than expected with what many believe is a shoulder injury.

  24. Miikka Kiprusoff could set Flames’ all-time wins record tonight

    Oct 13, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

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    Miikka Kiprusoff

    Miikka Kiprusoff could pass Mike Vernon for the Flames’ team record for wins tonight.

  25. Sidney Crosby gets the OK for full contact in practice

    Oct 13, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal

    A few days after being teased with the possibility, the Penguins and their fans can celebrate a big step: Sidney Crosby participated in his first full contact practice since January today. This post includes a small update on Evgeni Malkin, too.

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