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  1. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 26th

    Dec 26, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s 11 games.

  2. Report: Snow storms might prevent refs from making it to Caps-Canes game tonight

    Dec 26, 2010, 5:31 PM EDT

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    Internet reports indicate that tonight’s Capitals-Canes game might be in danger of being postponed because snow storms could have canceled the referees’ flight to Carolina.

  3. Early Pittsburgh weather forecasts for Winter Classic cast shadow over game

    Dec 26, 2010, 5:07 PM EDT

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    It’s too early to tell, but early weather forecasts have some worrying that the Winter Classic might be in danger of being postponed.

  4. Report: Zach Parise won’t start skating again until March; is his season over?

    Dec 26, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Bad news for Zach Parise: his original return date of February was overly optimistic. He reportedly won’t even be back on skates until March at the earliest. It begs the question: should they just pull the plug on his season? Click “Read More” for the details.

  5. Remember that possible Peter Forsberg MODO/NHL comeback? It’s over

    Dec 26, 2010, 3:21 PM EDT

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    laterfoppa

    Is this it for Peter Forsberg? The talented Swede told MODO that his foot problems would end his season. It’s hard not to speculate that this might be it for his career too.

  6. Jordan Staal practices, ‘didn’t rule out’ return by Winter Classic

    Dec 26, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT

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    It might not be much more than dreaming big, but after returning to practice today, Jordan Staal isn’t ruling out the possibility that he might be able to play in the Winter Classic on Saturday.

  7. U.S. NHL Network set to carry two WJC games today

    Dec 26, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Hockey’s best answer to March Madness – the World Junior Championships – begin today, as Russia plays against Canada and America takes on Finland.

  8. Marian Hossa, Viktor Stalberg back in Chicago’s lineup; Corey Crawford out with flu

    Dec 26, 2010, 1:56 PM EDT

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    While Corey Crawford won’t be able to go for Chicago, the team will finally re-gain the services of Marian Hossa and Viktor Stalberg tonight. Patrick Kane won’t make the game, though.

  9. Inside the Western Conference Standings – December 26

    Dec 26, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Why the Red Wings might be in a little trouble, while the Kings, Coyotes and Blues have some reason for optimism and more in this month’s Western Conference standings study.

  10. Inside the Eastern Conference Standings – December 26

    Dec 26, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Why we might be on a collision course for a Capitals-Flyers first round series, the Lightning are the conference’s team to watch and much more in our monthly analysis of the Eastern Conference standings.

  11. Around the Rink – Sunday, December 26th

    Dec 26, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    After a nice two-day break, the NHL is back with a healthy 11-game schedule. Our gift to you: previews!

  12. Save of the Night(?) – Marc-Andre Fleury (December 23)

    Dec 24, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Some might wonder if it even was a stop, but officials said it was, so take a look at Marc-Andre Fleury’s game-saving … save from last night.

  13. Goal of the Night – Derek Stepan (December 23)

    Dec 24, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Derek Stepan showed great hands (and patience) as he beat Dan Ellis to score the December 23rd goal of the night.

  14. Fight Video: Jarome Iginla vs. Jamie Benn

    Dec 24, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Jarome Iginla and Jamie Benn engaged in the kind of fight normally reserved for burly enforcers rather than players paid to score goals last night. Watch the video by clicking “Read More.”

  15. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, December 23rd (late edition)

    Dec 24, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Here are summaries of the night’s two late games, with the Sharks and Kings prevailing against the Coyotes and Oilers.

  16. The race is on for NHL’s ice architect Dan Craig to build Winter Classic rink on time

    Dec 24, 2010, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Most hockey fans think the Winter Classic can’t get here soon enough. But for Dan Craig – the man building the custom rink on Heinz Field – it’s a stressful fight against the clock. Click “Read More” to find out about the process.

  17. Pierre Turgeon’s daughter dies in car crash

    Dec 24, 2010, 2:54 AM EDT

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    Awful news: Elizabeth Turgeon, the 18-year-old daughter of Pierre Turgeon, died in a car crash Thursday night.

  18. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, December 23rd (early edition)

    Dec 24, 2010, 12:23 AM EDT

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    niklasbackstrom

    Here are summaries of most of tonight’s 13 games, including yet another New Jersey Devils loss and Claude Julien’s “cheap shot” anger.

  19. Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel compares his team to ‘pee wees’ after 7-3 loss against Canucks

    Dec 23, 2010, 11:36 PM EDT

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    Scott Arniel apologized to Columbus fans for the Blue Jackets’ embarrassing loss against the Vancouver Canucks.

  20. Derek Roy leaves Buffalo-Florida game with leg injury (Updated)

    Dec 23, 2010, 11:15 PM EDT

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    It’s not clear how long Derek Roy will be injured, but the underrated center left the Sabres’ game against the Panthers tonight and coach Lindy Ruff said it looked serious.

  21. Penguins-Capitals Winter Classic preview lives up to hype; Pittsburgh squeaks out 3-2 shootout win

    Dec 23, 2010, 10:36 PM EDT

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    The Penguins and Capitals somehow lived up to the hype going into this contest, with Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury and Mike Green shining the brightest on Thursday night.

  22. Minnesota Wild coach Todd Richards bristles at ‘trapping team’ label

    Dec 23, 2010, 9:36 PM EDT

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    Todd Richards and the Minnesota Wild have grown tired of people continuing to associate their team with the neutral zone trap. Then again, if they won more often, chances are they wouldn’t really care.

  23. Ilya Kovalchuk, Jamie Langenbrunner and Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek react to coaching change

    Dec 23, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Click “Read More” to find out how highest paid player Ilya Kovalchuk, team captain Jamie Langenbrunner and Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek reacted to the New Jersey’s decision to replace coach John MacLean with Lou Lamoriello.

  24. John Tortorella thinks Marian Gaborik will be back by Monday

    Dec 23, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Marian Gaborik is dealing with a groin injury that has him sidelined for tonight’s game, but Rangers coach John Tortorella thinks he’ll be back by Monday.

  25. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 23rd (late edition)

    Dec 23, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

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    thebarberjason

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

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