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James O’Brien

  1. Ovechkin might pout, but Capitals are digging Boudreau’s new way

    Nov 2, 2011, 9:28 PM EDT

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    Bruce Boudreau, Alex Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin is saying the right things about his “benching,” while his teammates are raving about Bruce Boudreau’s tougher way of doing things.

  2. Ryan Miller gets pulled in less than 7 minutes

    Nov 2, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT

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    Ryan Miller, Jhonas Enroth

    Ryan Miller came into tonight’s game with a three-game losing streak and was pulled during the first period after allowing three Flyers goals.

  3. NBC Sports Network will carry 16 college hockey games this season

    Nov 2, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT

    Great news for college hockey fans and fans of the game in general: NBC Sports Network will carry 16 NCAA games starting on Dec. 31.

  4. Joe Thornton owns up to ‘boneheaded’ critique of Rangers

    Nov 2, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT

    Sweden Thornton Hockey

    After some time to cool off, Joe Thornton admits that he said some “boneheaded things” about the Rangers.

  5. Plays of the Week: Halloween Edition

    Nov 1, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Anaheim Ducks v Chicago Blackhawks

    Enjoy some of the best goals, saves, hits and fights from the last week of October.

  6. Hockey Halloween photos: Best players choose the worst costumes

    Nov 1, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

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    sidandgenodopeycostumes

    Generally speaking, it seems like great players chose terrible costumes and vice versa.

  7. Duncan Keith gets injured in Blackhawks’ win vs. Predators

    Nov 1, 2011, 12:17 AM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three

    The Blackhawks won against the Predators tonight, but a blocked shot leaves Duncan Keith day-to-day.

  8. Revenge, reunion and review: Jets edge Panthers in shootout

    Oct 31, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

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    Winnipeg Jets v Florida Panthers

    If Monday’s game is any indication, Panthers-Jets games will be a whole other kind of animal compared to the tepid Panthers-Thrashers “rivalry.”

  9. Versus breaks down the Rangers’ 5-2 win against the Sharks

    Oct 31, 2011, 10:56 PM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v New York Rangers

    See if you can detect signs of “softness” in this recap of the Rangers’ 5-2 win against the San Jose Sharks.

  10. Joe Thornton gives Rangers long-term bulletin board material

    Oct 31, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v New York Rangers

    Joe Thornton didn’t exactly hold back when asked about the team that ruined what would have been a perfect six-game road trip for the Sharks.

  11. Rangers’ first home win leaves only blemish on Sharks’ impressive road trip

    Oct 31, 2011, 10:08 PM EDT

    Antti Niemi, Brandon Dubinsky

    The Sharks came roaring into tonight’s game, as they won the first five games of their six-game road trip. The Rangers have a lot of positives to take from tonight’s win – including their first victory at Madison Square Garden.

  12. Mike Fisher shares his suspension-related confusion

    Oct 31, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

    Francois Beauchemin, Mike Fisher

    Is Mike Fisher speaking on the behalf of most NHL players by saying that he’s confused about the NHL’s disciplinary policies?

  13. Alfredsson update: Senators captain will miss at least 1 week

    Oct 31, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

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    Daniel Alfredsson

    Senators GM Bryan Murray reveals that Daniel Alfredsson will miss at least a week with what looks like a concussion.

  14. PHT’s Morning Skate: Reducing injuries with simple geometry

    Oct 29, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Jonathan Bernier, Bobby Ryan

    Could the NHL cut down on problem hits by removing the trapezoid? Check out that story and more in Saturday’s Morning Skate.

  15. Could hip problems cut Tyler Seguin’s career short?

    Oct 29, 2011, 12:31 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Boston Bruins

    Word is that Tyler Seguin is more prone to hip injuries than most. Should Bruins fans freak out about yet another fragile center?

  16. Dubnyk steals the spotlight from Nugent-Hopkins vs. Landeskog part 1

    Oct 29, 2011, 12:02 AM EDT

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    Devan Dubnyk, Jay McClement

    Tonight’s Oilers-Avs game was supposed to be all about the two top picks of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft squaring off, but Devan Dubnyk was the real standout.

  17. Kyle Turris insurance? Coyotes trade for Cal O’Reilly

    Oct 28, 2011, 11:32 PM EDT

    Cal O'Reilly, Adam Larsson

    The Coyotes added some scoring depth at center by trading for Cal O’Reilly, who seemed like the odd man out in Nashville. Some might look at this move as “Kyle Turris insurance,” too.

  18. Thornton, Sharks maintain edge on Red Wings

    Oct 28, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT

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    joebeatsthewingsgetty

    The Red Wings’ defense should be a much bigger worry than the Sharks right now, though.

  19. More big news for St. Louis sports: Hulsizer agrees to buy Blues

    Oct 28, 2011, 9:16 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes

    The St. Louis Cardinals are obviously making the biggest news on Oct. 28, but the Blues made waves of their own, as Matthew Hulsizer has reportedly agreed to buy the team.

  20. Nice 3-point game Voynov; now make room for Doughty

    Oct 28, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Only the Los Angeles Kings can demote a defenseman who just produced a three-point night, but that’s exactly what they did with Slava Voynov since Drew Doughty is expected to return Saturday.

  21. Is it time for Colorado to worry about Matt Duchene?

    Oct 27, 2011, 1:39 AM EDT

    Matt Duchene

    Short answer: No, but the budding star’s five-game slump is still a cause for concern.

  22. This just in: Roberto Luongo isn’t Vancouver’s only problem

    Oct 27, 2011, 1:14 AM EDT

    Brian Elliott

    A 3-0 loss to the Blues echoes what logical folks have been whispering for some time: Roberto Luongo isn’t the only problem in Vancouver.

  23. Montreal’s explanation for firing Perry Pearn is ‘outside the box’

    Oct 26, 2011, 11:28 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Montreal Canadiens

    Pierre Gauthier said he doesn’t want to blame anyone … but apparently randomly firing people is OK.

  24. Ilya Bryzgalov joins Roberto Luongo in the goalie doghouse

    Oct 26, 2011, 10:27 PM EDT

    Jason Arnott, Ilya Bryzgalov

    Roberto Luongo and Ilya Bryzgalov have a surprising amount of things in common, but it’s not all about their big contracts anymore.

  25. Edmonton city council approves new Oilers arena

    Oct 26, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

    Thrashers Oilers Hockey

    Any facade of the Oilers relocating can be dropped now: Edmonton’s city council approved the new arena project by a vote of 10-3.

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