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  1. Photo gallery: Stunning sights from the Vancouver riot

    Jun 16, 2011, 4:20 AM EST

    Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    Here are some of the most memorable (and unsettling) photos we’ve seen from the ugly Vancouver riot. Warning: these images might be disturbing. (Updated with the “rioters in love” photo.)

  2. Poll: Can the Boston Bruins repeat as Stanley Cup champions in 2012?

    Jun 16, 2011, 3:13 AM EST

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Despite widely being considered a solid team, the Bruins still surprised many by winning the 2011 Stanley Cup. Can they pull it off again next year? Check out this post for some thoughts and that provide your own opinion by voting in the poll.

  3. Video: Star Cam and Net Cam footage from Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals

    Jun 16, 2011, 2:00 AM EST

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Check out Star and Net Cam footage from Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals.

  4. Vancouver Canucks fans riot after Game 7 loss; Mayor calls it ‘extremely disappointing’

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:59 AM EST

    Stanley Cup Fans

    In a scene that was sadly reminiscent of how locals reacted to the Game 7 defeat of the 1994 Vancouver Canucks, riots broke out following the team’s 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins tonight.

  5. Mark Recchi announces his retirement after getting his wish: one last Stanley Cup win

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:26 AM EST

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Shortly after winning his third Stanley Cup, Mark Recchi made his rumored retirement official tonight. He shouldn’t have many regrets after a prolific 22-year career, either.

  6. Tim Thomas wins 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy, drives home the point with Game 7 shutout

    Jun 15, 2011, 11:53 PM EST

    Tim Thomas

    While most people were expecting Tim Thomas to win the Conn Smythe Trophy whether he won or lost, pitching a 37-save shutout in Game 7 solidified his historic run. Read more about his journey (and the many records he broke along the way) in this post.

  7. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand take over first two periods, give Boston a 3-0 lead

    Jun 15, 2011, 10:10 PM EST

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Tim Thomas are emerging as Boston’s Game 7 heroes through two periods, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

  8. Your Boston Bruins-Vancouver Canucks 2011 Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 primer

    Jun 15, 2011, 7:16 PM EST

    APTOPIX Stanley Cup Canucks Bruins Hockey

    Want to get caught up on the great PHT content for Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals? Check out our best posts about the Bruins and Canucks in this convenient post.

  9. Report: Mark Recchi is expected to retire whether the Bruins win or lose Game 7

    Jun 15, 2011, 6:41 PM EST

    Mark Recchi

    The latest report indicates that tonight’s Game 7 will be the final NHL game of Mark Recchi’s 22-year career, whether he wins or loses.

  10. Mark Recchi hopes to finish his NHL career with another Stanley Cup victory

    Jun 14, 2011, 6:43 PM EST

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    Mark Recchi

    Mark Recchi has already enjoyed an outstanding NHL career, but one more Stanley Cup victory would really put the cherry on top of his 22-year run.

  11. How the Bruins, Canucks performed in previous Game 7’s in the 2011 playoffs

    Jun 14, 2011, 5:31 PM EST

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    Tim Thomas, Nathan Horton

    Neither teams have been to a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup finals with their main core groups (if ever), but they’ve already played in a Game 7 or two in this year’s playoffs. Let’s look back at how they played in those games.

  12. Maple Leafs sign Carl Gunnarsson to two-year, $2.6M contract extension

    Jun 14, 2011, 3:44 PM EST

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    Luke Schenn; Carl Gunnarsson

    The Maple Leafs re-signed defenseman Carl Gunnarsson to a two-year, $2.6 million contract extension.

  13. Tim Thomas looks to become first American Conn Smythe winner since Brian Leetch

    Jun 14, 2011, 3:10 PM EST

    Brian Leetch

    If the conventional wisdom is accurate about Tim Thomas being a shoo-in to win the Conn Smythe with or without the Stanley Cup, then Thomas would be the second-ever U.S. born player to win that trophy (joining Brian Leetch).

  14. Looking back at Game 7 matches in Stanley Cup finals history

    Jun 14, 2011, 1:56 PM EST

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    Sidney Crosby

    The Bruins and Canucks will play in the 16th Game 7 in Stanley Cup finals history on Wednesday night. Let’s take a look at how the other 15 turned out.

  15. Mason Raymond will miss Game 7, could be out several months with fractured vertebra

    Jun 14, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Six

    Mason Raymond won’t just miss Game 7 after Johnny Boychuk caught him with an awkward hit in Game 6. A vertebra compression fracture will likely sideline him between three and six months overall.

  16. Senators officially name Red Wings assistant Paul MacLean new head coach

    Jun 14, 2011, 12:23 PM EST

    Joel Quenneville, Paul MacLean

    It’s official: Red Wings assistant coach Paul MacLean will be the Ottawa Senators’ next head coach. Click “Read More” for some background on MacLean and what he’s going up against in Ottawa.

  17. Vancouver’s loss is the NHL and hockey fans’ gain

    Jun 14, 2011, 12:03 PM EST

    Fans

    The Canucks’ embarrassing Game 6 loss was a huge blow to the team and the fans, but everyone else excitedly thought: “We get a Game 7!”

  18. Tim Thomas needs one save in Game 7 to pass Kirk McLean for the most in one playoff run

    Jun 14, 2011, 4:25 AM EST

    thomassaverecordap

    With just one save, Tim Thomas will pass former Canucks goalie Kirk McLean’s all-time mark for saves in a single playoff year (they’re currently locked up at 761). As impressive as that record might be, the flamboyant Bruins goalie hopes to surpass him in a more profound way by winning Game 7, too.

  19. Your Boston Bruins-Vancouver Canucks 2011 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 primer

    Jun 13, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

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    Stanley Cup Bruins Canucks Hockey

    Want to get caught up on the great PHT content for Game 6 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals? Check out our best posts about the Bruins and Canucks in this convenient post.

  20. Report: Dallas Stars will make Glen Gulutzan their next head coach

    Jun 13, 2011, 5:17 PM EST

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    Joe Nieuwendyk,  Marc Crawford

    The Stars are expected to officially promote Glen Gulutzan – the head coach of their AHL affiliate Texas Stars – to the big club’s top spot sometime this week.

  21. Is David Krejci providing this year’s answer to Danny Briere’s 2010 playoff run?

    Jun 13, 2011, 4:18 PM EST

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    David Krejci

    Last year, Danny Briere didn’t get much attention for leading the 2010 playoffs in scoring. Could the same thing happen for the current playoff points leader, David Krejci?

  22. Could Roberto Luongo match Dirk Nowitzki, eliminate two ‘choker’ labels in two nights?

    Jun 13, 2011, 2:56 PM EST

    NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    There are a ton of differences between Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo and Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki, but Luongo could follow in Dirk’s footsteps by shedding an antiquated “choker” label one night after the German basketball star did the same.

  23. Today’s smaller moves: Blues re-sign Chris Porter, Coyotes add Jim Playfair to staff

    Jun 13, 2011, 2:11 PM EST

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    St. Louis Blues v Detroit Red Wings

    In smaller NHL personnel news, the Blues re-signed forward Chris Porter while the Coyotes added Jim Playfair to their staff as an associate coach.

  24. Report: Ottawa Senators primed to hire Paul MacLean and his tremendous mustache

    Jun 13, 2011, 1:41 PM EST

    Joel Quenneville, Paul MacLean

    The Senators are expected to announce Red Wings assistant Paul MacLean as their new head coach tomorrow, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

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