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  1. Video: Hockey Central breaks down Detroit-San Jose Game 5

    May 8, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    Pavel Datsyuk, Dany Heatley

    The Versus crew breaks down tonight’s Game 5 between the Red Wings and Sharks.

  2. Chris Pronger’s contract, health could be a big problem for the Philadelphia Flyers

    May 8, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Edmonton Oilers v Philadelphia Flyers

    The Flyers will face tough questions about their short-term future, but Chris Pronger’s contract could be a serious problem for several years.

  3. Joel Ward and Ryan Kesler put on a show, Predators edge Canucks 4-3

    May 8, 2011, 12:04 AM EST

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    David Legwand, Joel Ward

    Ryan Kesler continues his star/villain turn for the Canucks, but he made way for a co-star tonight, as Joel Ward powered the Predators’ 4-3 win with an outstanding (and surprising) performance.

  4. Poll results: Slightly more PHT readers think Flyers should retire Kate Smith video

    May 7, 2011, 9:54 PM EST

    Postage Stamp Kate Smith

    It was a close call, but about 52 percent of voters think that the Flyers should do away with the Kate Smith video during their “God Bless America” ceremonies.

  5. US team beats France 3-2 in 2011 WC, adds James van Riemsdyk to the mix

    May 7, 2011, 9:21 PM EST

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    Philadelphia Flyers v New Jersey Devils

    The United States moved closer to the 2011 World Championships’ quarterfinals with a 3-2 win against France. That isn’t the only good news, though, as James van Riemsdyk will add a bunch of punch to the lineup soon.

  6. The imact of Patrice Bergeron’s injury on the Boston Bruins

    May 7, 2011, 7:36 PM EST

    Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins

    He might not be a huge name, but the Bruins will sorely miss Patrice Bergeron’s Selke-quality two-way game. This post studies the team’s options to try to replace him.

  7. Sharks, Bruins try to complete sweeps of Red Wings, Flyers tonight

    May 6, 2011, 6:22 PM EST

    San Jose Sharks v Detroit Red Wings - Game Three

    Want previews of tonight’s Game 4 matches between the Sharks-Red Wings and Bruins-Flyers? Check out this post.

  8. Nicklas Lidstrom isn’t expected to retire after this season

    May 6, 2011, 5:47 PM EST

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    Honda NHL SuperSkills

    Nicklas Lidstrom just turned 41, but his on-ice play and probable high salary indicate that he might be back again.

  9. Report: Matt Hulsizer is getting tired of Coyotes soap opera, might turn attention to buying Blues

    May 6, 2011, 5:20 PM EST

    Coyotes-logo

    A Forbes report indicates that potential owner Matt Hulsizer is growing tired of the Coyotes sale conundrum. He might instead turn his sights on the Blues, another team up for sale.

  10. Vancouver is struggling to maintain leads, but it’s not Roberto Luongo’s fault

    May 6, 2011, 4:48 PM EST

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    Roberto Luongo

    The Canucks have struggled to hang onto leads, but the last person who deserves blame is Roberto Luongo.

  11. Will Mike Modano end his NHL career as a healthy scratch?

    May 6, 2011, 4:03 PM EST

    Mike Modano

    Maybe Mike Modano should have retired last year, but he can hang up his skates knowing that he didn’t retire with gas left in the tank.

  12. Canada beats U.S. 4-3 via shootout in 2011 IIHF WC qualification round match

    May 6, 2011, 1:32 PM EST

    US goaltender Ty Conklin and Kevin Shatt

    Ty Conklin made 48 saves for the United States, but Canada eventually got the best of him in a shootout. Check out this recap for the rundown plus an update on the 2011 World Championships standings.

  13. Report: Craig MacTavish might be leading candidate for Wild head coaching job

    May 6, 2011, 12:08 PM EST

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    Craig MacTavish

    The Minnesota Wild are reportedly considering Craig MacTavish as their possible next head coach.

  14. Video: Hockey Central previews Game 4 of Sharks-Red Wings and Flyers-Bruins

    May 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    Scott Hartnell, Johnny Boychuk

    Want Hockey Central’s take on tonight’s two Game 4 matches (San Jose-Detroit and Philadelphia-Boston)? This post features video commentary from the Versus crew.

  15. Why the Washington Capitals should give Bruce Boudreau one more year

    May 6, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Bruce Boudreau

    There are plenty of angry Capitals fans calling for Bruce Boudreau’s head, but the smart choice would be to give him one more chance to make it work.

  16. Ryan Kesler confirms villain status, scores highlight reel goal as Vancouver takes 3-1 series lead

    May 6, 2011, 12:08 AM EST

    Ryan Kesler

    It was a rough and ugly game, but Ryan Kesler’s game winning goal provided a beautiful moment. His performances in the last two games might also make him the Predators’ first true playoff villain, too.

  17. Comparing the 2010-11 Lightning to the Cup-winning 2004 model

    May 5, 2011, 10:19 PM EST

    Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis

    It’s natural to compare this year’s Lightning to the team that won the Cup in 2004. We took that one step further by casting current players in the roles of that championship team.

  18. Sergei Bobrovsky is the odds-on Game 4 starter for Philly; Can the Flyers come back again?

    May 5, 2011, 8:56 PM EST

    Brian Boucher, Sergei Bobrovsky

    The Flyers are expected to go with Sergei Bobrovsky in Game 4. Did this change come too late? This post examines the differences and similarities between their consecutive 3-0 deficits.

  19. Predators lineup update: Steve Sullivan’s out, Colin Wilson is in

    May 5, 2011, 7:40 PM EST

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    wilsonsullivanap

    Aging veteran Steve Sullivan will miss Nashville’s Game 4 against Vancouver with a lower-body injury, which opens the door for young forward Colin Wilson to make his first appearance of the 2011 playoffs.

  20. Alex Ovechkin fought through knee injury, will continue to do so in World Championships

    May 5, 2011, 6:57 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin admits that he played through a knee injury for two months. Yet instead of getting much-needed rest, he’s going to play for Russian in the World Championships, even though he admits he doesn’t want to. Um, what?

  21. Your primer for tonight’s three playoff games

    May 4, 2011, 6:12 PM EST

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    Joe Thornton, Patrick Eaves, Brian Rafalski

    Want the lowdown on tonight’s three playoff games? This post covers all of your Flyers-Bruins, Capitals-Lightning and Sharks-Red Wings needs.

  22. Bruins say the right things about Game 3, Hnidy will take McQuaid’s spot

    May 4, 2011, 5:19 PM EST

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    James Wisniewski, Shane Hnidy

    The Bruins are saying all the right things about taking the Flyers seriously going into Game 3 tonight.

  23. Blackhawks D Chris Campoli will need two months to recover from knee surgery

    May 4, 2011, 4:17 PM EST

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    Chris Campoli underwent knee surgery. The recovery process will reportedly take about two months, giving him plenty of time to prepare for September training camp.

  24. Mike Babcock announces lineup changes, predicts San Jose’s response

    May 4, 2011, 3:43 PM EST

    Mike Babcock, Drew Miller

    Mike Babcock announced some changes he’ll make for Game 3 … and predicted Todd McLellan’s counter-moves as well.

  25. Bruce Boudreau’s mum about job questions, Mike Green’s status or starting goalie

    May 4, 2011, 1:43 PM EST

    Bruce Boudreau

    To little surprise, Bruce Boudreau wasn’t in a particularly forthcoming mood about his job security, Mike Green’s injury or which goalie he’ll start in Game 4.

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