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  1. Fun with numbers for the 2011 Winter Classic

    Dec 31, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT

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    Let’s take at look of the most interesting numbers going into the 2011 Winter Classic.

  2. Video: Mario Lemieux, Peter Bondra star in Alumni game 5-5 tie

    Dec 31, 2010, 12:21 PM EDT

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    While the 2011 Winter Classic Game is a celebration of the modern era in Pittsburgh and Washington, the alumni game looked to the past. Perhaps it makes sense, then, that Mario Lemieux and Peter Bondra came up big just like old times.

  3. Save of the Night – Duncan Keith for Marty Turco (December 30)

    Dec 31, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    We once again decided to award the save of the night to a defenseman, as Duncan Keith bailed Marty Turco out after the puck moving goalie made a turnover.

  4. Goal of the Night: Steven Stamkos (December 30)

    Dec 31, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Carey Price had no hope of stopping Steven Stamkos during a penalty shot on December 30th’s goal of the night.

  5. Perception vs. Reality and Crosby vs. Ovechkin

    Dec 31, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    While it’s easier to depict Crosby vs. Ovechkin as a wild man vs. a choir boy (or even good vs. evil), the truth is that both players are more complex than most expect.

  6. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, December 30th (late edition)

    Dec 31, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Here are recaps of the two late games, with the Avalanche squeaking by the Oilers and the Flyers dominating the Kings.

  7. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, December 30th (early edition)

    Dec 30, 2010, 11:33 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at four of tonight’s six games, featuring a fantastic performance by Steven Stamkos, goalie Cedrick Desjardins’ first NHL win and more.

  8. Weird hockey video of the day: Couple gets married during Thrashers game

    Dec 30, 2010, 10:28 PM EDT

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    Cynthia and David Pritchard decided to get married … during the first intermission of the Bruins-Thrashers game. Click “Read More” for the strange details.

  9. Canadian Press names Sidney Crosby its male athlete of the year

    Dec 30, 2010, 9:22 PM EDT

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    The Canadian Press handed Sidney Crosby its Lionel Conacher Award for the country’s best athlete of 2010, the third time he’s earned such an honor. Find out about is amazing year by clicking on “Read More.”

  10. Erik Christensen expects to miss 4-6 weeks with knee injury

    Dec 30, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Bad news for the Rangers: Erik Christensen is expected to miss four to six weeks with a sprained right knee.

  11. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 30th

    Dec 30, 2010, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s six games, including the return of Flyers goalie Michael Leighton.

  12. Ryan Getzlaf placed on IR with multiple sinus fractures

    Dec 30, 2010, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Tough news for the Anaheim Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf was placed on the injured reserve with multiple sinus fractures after a puck hit him in the face. Yes, that sounds very painful.

  13. Jaden Schwartz will miss rest of WJC tournament with fractured ankle

    Dec 30, 2010, 5:13 PM EDT

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    A tough month for Jaden Schwartz continues, as the Team Canada player will miss six weeks with a broken ankle.

  14. Thrashers place big center Nik Antropov on injured reserve

    Dec 30, 2010, 4:31 PM EDT

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    The Thrashers placed big center Nik Antropov on the injured reserve and recalled Tim Stapleton to take his place.

  15. Brian Rolston clears re-entry waivers, remains Devils’ problem

    Dec 30, 2010, 3:38 PM EDT

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    The Devils didn’t get the partial salary cap relief they were hoping because every other team in the NHL allowed Brian Rolston to clear re-entry waivers.

  16. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 29th

    Dec 29, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable goalies for tonight’s six games.

  17. Rash of head shots earn heavy suspensions for three WJC players

    Dec 29, 2010, 2:26 PM EDT

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    The IIHF decided to hand out more than the standard one game suspension for three hits during the World Junior Championships, as Canada’s Zack Kassian received one extra game while Slovakian players Martin Marincin received three extra and Peter Hrasko received two extra.

  18. Sharks injury update: Heatley, Pavelski might miss game against Wild

    Dec 29, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Joe Pavelski is almost definitely out while Dany Heatley might not play in the Sharks’ game tonight against the Wild.

  19. Report: Buffalo Sabres sale expected to be announced after WJC tournament

    Dec 29, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Rumors are circulating that the Buffalo Sabres will announce Terry Pegula as their new owner as soon as next week, after the 2011 World Junior Championship tournament is over.

  20. Predators snatch Marek Svatos from Blues via waivers

    Dec 29, 2010, 1:08 PM EDT

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    Yesterday, many wondered if Marek Svatos would clear waivers and therefore join the Blues. Instead, the Predators decided to go for his one year, $800K deal and snatched him from St. Louis

  21. Mike Comrie expected to miss 3-4 months with hip surgery

    Dec 29, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

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    A 3-4 month window doesn’t necessarily rule out a 2010-11 return for Mike Comrie, but it wouldn’t be shocking if the hip surgery he went through today might have ended his season.

  22. Save of the Night – Stephane Robidas (December 28th)

    Dec 29, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Stephane Robidas isn’t a goalie, but he sure looked like one when he bailed out his netminder Andrew Raycroft it what became the December 28th save of the night.

  23. Goal of the Night – Jay Beagle (December 28th)

    Dec 29, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    There were many great goals to choose from, but Jay Beagle’s spinning top shelf shot earns the December 28th goal of the night.

  24. Andrew Gordon and Derek Stepan share December 20-26 Goal of the Week

    Dec 29, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    For the first time in PHT’s goal of the week awards’ history, two different players tied for the prize as Derek Stepan and Andrew Gordon earned the same amount of votes for the best goal of December 20-26.

  25. Riding the Zamboni – Tuesday, December 28th

    Dec 29, 2010, 1:57 AM EDT

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    Here are summaries of tonight’s nine games.

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