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  1. Vote for the Save of the Week (March 7-13)

    Mar 15, 2011, 12:12 AM EDT

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    millergetty

    Who made the best save for the week of March 7-13th? The contestants are: Kari Lehtonen, Tuukka Rask, Dan Ellis, Brian Boucher, Cam Ward, Ondrej Pavelec and Lubomir Visnovsky (for Ray Emery).

  2. Chicago’s big guns best San Jose’s stars in 6-3 victory

    Mar 14, 2011, 11:28 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Chicago Blackhawks

    The Blackhawks won their fifth home game in a row by beating the Sharks 6-3 thanks to their marquee players including Patrick Sharp, who assisted on four goals in the second period.

  3. Dustin Byfuglien might miss Atlanta’s important game against New Jersey on Tuesday

    Mar 14, 2011, 10:33 PM EDT

    buffbangedupap

    The second half of the 2010-11 season hasn’t been very friendly to Dustin Byfuglien (and the Thrashers by extension) and it might get even tougher as he could miss Tuesday’s game against the Devils.

  4. Tampa Bay chases Reimer from Leafs net, beat Toronto 6-2

    Mar 14, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos, Keith Aulie, Colby Armstrong, Joey Crabb

    The Lightning improved their chances of getting either the second or fourth seed in the playoffs while damaging the Maple Leafs’ playoff hopes in a 6-2 win.

  5. Vote for the Goal of the Week (March 7-13)

    Mar 14, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin

    Vote for the best goal for the week of March 7-13th. Contestants include: Alex Ovechkin, Erik Condra, Chris stewart, Torrey Mitchell, Pavel Datsyuk and Tyler Ennis.

  6. Mario Lemieux’s letter to Gary Bettman calls for teams to be held accountable for suspended players

    Mar 14, 2011, 8:41 PM EDT

    garyandlemieuxap

    While Gary Bettman’s five-point plan includes a vague suggestion to make coaches and teams more accountable for the actions of individual players, Mario Lemieux’s letter suggest specific fines for teams when someone receives a suspension.

  7. Gary Bettman introduces five-point plan to prevent, identify concussions; PHT dissects it

    Mar 14, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    Gary Bettman

    We dissect Gary Bettman’s five-point plan to reduce (and better identify) concussions.

  8. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 14

    Mar 14, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

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    Crawford_Corey

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

  9. Southeast Division Watch (March 14)

    Mar 14, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Alex Ovechkin

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Southeast Division.

  10. Kings prevail in wild finish against Stars, Penguins handle Oilers

    Mar 13, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

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    Alexei Ponikarovsky, Kari Lehtonen

    The Kings earned a huge (and dramatic) win against the Stars while the Penguins beat up on the lowly Oilers during today’s other afternoon games.

  11. Video: Doc and Eddie O preview Rangers-Penguins March 20th Game of the Week

    Mar 13, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Artem Anisimov, Tyler Kennedy

    Mike Emrick and Ed Olczyk discuss next week’s Game of the Week between the Rangers and Penguins on March 20th.

  12. Video: Mike Milbury picks the best in the West

    Mar 13, 2011, 4:43 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Curtis Glencross

    Mike Milbury tabs the Vancouver Canucks as the best team in the West (and a Stanley Cup favorite) while also discussing the budding rivalry between the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks.

  13. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 13

    Mar 13, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Ottawa Senators

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

  14. Video: Mike Milbury’s Hat Trick covers refreshing changes, Pierre McGuire discusses plucky Penguins

    Mar 13, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Curtis Glencross

    Mike Milbury discusses refreshing turnarounds in Buffalo, Calgary and Washington while Pierre McGuire praises Pittsburgh’s fortitude amid what could have been crushing injuries.

  15. Game of the Week: Capitals win overtime thriller against Blackhawks 4-3

    Mar 13, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

    Mike Knuble, Corey Crawford

    The Capitals beat the Blackhawks 4-3 to earn their eighth straight win in an exciting overtime game, as Mike Knuble’s game winner put the exclamation point on an impressive effort by Washington.

  16. Game of the Week: Blackhawks survive eventful 2nd period with 2-2 tie

    Mar 13, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

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    John Carlson, Braden Holtby, Michael Frolik

    Here’s the second period update for a feisty, entertaining 2-2 game between Chicago and Washington.

  17. Game of the Week: Strong special teams play powers Capitals to 2-1 1st period lead

    Mar 13, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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    New York Islanders v Washington Capitals

    Point play and the Capitals’ opportunistic special teams unit were the story of the first period of Sunday’s NBC Game of the Week, as Washington earned a 2-1 lead over Chicago.

  18. This afternoon’s starting goalies – March 13

    Mar 13, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Corey Crawford

    Here are the starting goalies for today’s three afternoon games. Come back later for the starters for tonight’s two evening contests.

  19. Around the Rink – Sunday, March 13th

    Mar 13, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Justin Williams, Kari Lehtonen

    There might only be five games split between Sunday afternoon and evening, but there are plenty of important contests, including two big ones between Pacific Division rivals.

  20. Braden Holtby makes case for top job while Caps’ goalies are injured

    Mar 13, 2011, 11:24 AM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    Most teams would struggle with both of their normal starting goalies injured, yet 21-year-old netminder Braden Holtby isn’t just keeping the Capitals’ surge going. He’s also making a case for the No. 1 job, period.

  21. Sidney Crosby’s father Troy also shoots down retirement rumors

    Mar 13, 2011, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby

    Just in case you were still wondering if the rumors of Sidney Crosby’s family pushing for his retirement might be true, his father Troy Crosby also shot down those reports.

  22. Jonathan Toews’ red-hot run generates Hart Trophy attention

    Mar 12, 2011, 10:24 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks

    Jonathan Toews had a great 2009-10 season, but his red-hot last couple months have propelled him into the Hart Trophy discussion for the first time in his outstanding young career.

  23. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 12 (late edition)

    Mar 12, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

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    Jimmy Howard

    Here are the probable starting goalies for the remaining four late games tonight.

  24. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 12 (early edition)

    Mar 12, 2011, 5:57 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Islanders

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s 7pm games.

  25. Carey Price shuts out Penguins, Habs win 3-0

    Mar 12, 2011, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Montreal Canadiens v St. Louis Blues

    Carey Price made all 26 saves to shut out the Penguins, as the Canadiens took three out of four games against Pittsburgh this season.

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