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James O’Brien

  1. Riding the Zamboni – Friday, February 25th

    Feb 26, 2011, 1:19 AM EDT

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    John Madden

    Here is a rundown of Friday’s three late games, including the Wild’s big overtime win over the Ducks.

  2. Phoenix Coyotes sale remains messy, might affect Atlanta Thrashers’ future as well

    Feb 26, 2011, 12:16 AM EDT

    Kings Coyotes Hockey

    The Phoenix Coyotes sale continues to hit speed bumps for a second straight season, which only complicates things for other franchises who might need to move, like the Atlanta Thrashers.

  3. Eric Staal leaves game with upper body injury, won’t play Saturday vs. Montreal

    Feb 25, 2011, 10:54 PM EDT

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    Eric Staal, Erik Cole, Jussi Jokinen

    The Hurricanes improved their playoff chances with a win against the Penguins tonight, but might be in trouble in the long run considering Eric Staal’s second period injury.

  4. Early Ride on the Zamboni – Friday, February 25th

    Feb 25, 2011, 10:29 PM EDT

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    Erik Cole, Marc-Andre Fleury

    Here are summaries of Friday’s early games, including another Rangers laugher against the Capitals, a big win for the Hurricanes and a tough night for the resurgent Devils.

  5. Ducks like what they see from GM Bob Murray, hand him four-year extension

    Feb 25, 2011, 9:37 PM EDT

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    Bob Murray

    The Ducks committed to the general manager who took over for Brian Burke, as the team handed Bob Murray a four-year extension.

  6. Blue Jackets place Kristian Huselius on IR retroactive to Feb. 18

    Feb 25, 2011, 8:53 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Quick, Kristian Huselius

    Whatever trade value Kristian Huselius carried is probably gone now that the Blue Jackets placed him on the injured reserve.

  7. Northwest Division Watch (February 25)

    Feb 25, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Martin Havlat, Mark Giordano

    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 Northwest Division.

  8. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 25 (late edition)

    Feb 25, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Ben Bishop

    Here are the starting goalies for tonight’s three late (9 pm and 10 pm ET) games, including a match between ridiculously tall goalies Devan Dubnyk and Ben Bishop.

  9. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 25 (early edition)

    Feb 25, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT

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    Craig Anderson, Nikolai Kuleman

    Here are the probable starting goalies for the six games taking place at 7 or 7:30 pm ET this evening.

  10. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 24

    Feb 24, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Cory Schneider,  Kevin Bieksa

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

  11. Thursday Wire Watch: Panthers waive Steve Bernier, Lightning call Mike Smith up

    Feb 24, 2011, 4:55 PM EDT

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    Mike Smith

    Trades both recent and old color today’s two waiver wire moves, as the Panthers placed Steve Bernier on waivers while the Lightning called Mike Smith back up on re-entry waivers.

  12. Thrashers trade Brent Sopel, Nigel Dawes to Canadiens for Ben Maxwell, 4th rounder

    Feb 24, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT

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    Eric Boulton, Brent Sopel

    The Habs added depth to their D for the second time in the pre-deadline feeding frenzy, acquiring Brent Sopel for the Thrashers in an afternoon trade.

  13. Around the Rink – Thursday, February 24th

    Feb 24, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

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    Drew Doughty, Chuck Kobasew

    Here are previews for tonight’s six games, including big Western bubble bouts: Chicago vs. Nashville and Minnesota vs. Los Angeles.

  14. Senators claim Marek Svatos off waivers; Zherdev, others go unclaimed

    Feb 24, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Marek Svatos, Steve Mason, Jan Hejda

    The Senators claimed Marek Svatos to help fill the void left by the Alexei Kovalev deal, while Nikolai Zherdev and yesterday’s other waived players went unclaimed.

  15. Report: Broken finger will sideline Brooks Orpik for about a month

    Feb 24, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    orpikgetty

    The Penguins continue to suffer from tough injuries, as the team will reportedly play without hard-hitting defenseman Brooks Orpik for about four weeks.

  16. Northeast Division Watch (February 24)

    Feb 24, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Patrice Bergeron, Carey Price

    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 Northeast Division.

  17. Eight years after being traded, Alex Kovalev is a Pittsburgh Penguin again

    Feb 24, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

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    Alex Kovalev, Mike Fisher, Erik Karlsson

    After eight years bouncing around other teams, Alex Kovalev is in Pittsburgh again after the Penguins acquired him in a trade with the Senators.

  18. Nothing but confusion and a concussion in latest round of Brad Richards rumors

    Feb 24, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Honda NHL SuperSkills

    All kinds of rumors are flying about Brad Richards right now, but we try to make sense of it … without getting a concussion-like headache in the process.

  19. Anaheim acquires Dan Ellis from Tampa Bay for Curtis McElhinney in goalie trade

    Feb 24, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v New Jersey Devils

    The Lightning and Ducks traded goalies today, as Tampa Bay sent Dan Ellis to Anaheim for Curtis McElhinney. Click “Read More” for what this means.

  20. Will the Flyers lean on Brian Boucher instead of Sergei Bobrovsky in the playoffs?

    Feb 24, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

    Brian Boucher, Sergei Bobrovsky

    Brian Boucher’s superior puck handling skills – and Sergei Bobrovsky’s notable struggles in that area – might cause the Flyers to go with the older netminder come playoff time, according to Tim Panaccio.

  21. Around the Rink – Wednesday, February 23rd

    Feb 23, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Bernier, Bobby Ryan

    Let’s take a look at tonight’s six games, including a ninth place clash between Buffalo and Atlanta along with a big battle of California between the Kings and Ducks.

  22. Waiver wire roundup: Nikolai Zherdev, Craig Rivet highlight list

    Feb 23, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

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    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers

    Here’s a round-up of players who were placed on waivers today: Nikolai Zherdev, Craig Rivet, Marek Svatos, Ales Kotalik and Jeremy Colliton.

  23. Joel Quenneville returns to run Blackhawks practice

    Feb 23, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

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    Joel Quenneville

    Joel Quenneville returned to the Blackhawks bench today, running their Wednesday practice.

  24. Ducks call up returning goalie Ray Emery for tonight’s game

    Feb 23, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Ray Emery

    Ray Emery’s return to the NHL is complete, as he was recalled by the Ducks to serve as a backup tonight.

  25. Atlantic Division Watch (February 23)

    Feb 23, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Carolina Hurricanes

    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 Atlantic Division.

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