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James O’Brien

  1. Should the Detroit Red Wings be worried about their defense?

    Apr 18, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Martin Hanzl, Radim Vrbata

    No one should doubt that the Detroit Red Wings are legitimate contenders for the Stanley Cup, but will a secretly shaky defense doom them against the league’s best teams?

  2. Report: Chris Pronger travels to Buffalo, but won’t play in Game 3

    Apr 18, 2011, 1:27 AM EST

    New Jersey Devils v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Three

    Chris Pronger’s return would make the Sergei Bobrovsky/Brian Boucher debate less crucial, but the star defenseman isn’t expected to play in Game 3. In fact, he might not be ready for Game 4, either.

  3. Canucks push Blackhawks to brink of elimination with 3-2 win

    Apr 17, 2011, 11:58 PM EST

    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three

    The Canucks have the defending champions on the ropes with a 3-0 series. This post recaps their 3-2 win over the Blackhawks.

  4. Should Raffi Torres be suspended for his hit on Brent Seabrook? (Video and poll)

    Apr 17, 2011, 10:59 PM EST

    Canucks Oilers Hockey

    After sitting out four games (including two in the playoffs), Raffi Torres came back and delivered the same type of check that got him in trouble in the first place. Should the league do anything about his hit on Brent Seabrook? Check out video footage and share your opinion in the poll.

  5. Video: Star Cam and Net Cam highlights of Capitals-Rangers Game 3

    Apr 17, 2011, 9:51 PM EST

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    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Three

    This post includes highlights from the Rangers and Capitals Star Cams, plus Net Cam footage.

  6. Mike Fisher comes through again as Predators edge Ducks, take 2-1 series lead

    Apr 17, 2011, 9:09 PM EST

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    Nashville Predators v Anaheim Ducks - Game One

    If Mike Fisher keeps this up, he might be more than just Mr. Carrie Underwood in Nashville. He might be the guy who helped the Predators finally reach the second round of the playoffs.

  7. Video: Every goal from Rangers’ 3-2 win over Capitals

    Apr 17, 2011, 8:27 PM EST

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    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Three

    Want to see every hard-fought goal from the Capitals-Rangers game? This post includes footage of each one.

  8. Video: Mike Milbury’s advice for the Boston Bruins

    Apr 17, 2011, 7:52 PM EST

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    Tomas Plekanec, Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg

    The Bruins find themselves in a 2-0 hole as their series shifts back to Montreal. What do they need to do (and avoid) to get things together? Mike Milbury shares his advice.

  9. Rangers-Capitals game knocks referee Chris Rooney out of the playoffs

    Apr 17, 2011, 7:02 PM EST

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    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Three

    Chris Rooney’s broken fibula reminds us that players aren’t the only people on the ice who face risks when they step out on the ice.

  10. Video: Mike Milbury thinks the Canucks are in control

    Apr 17, 2011, 4:59 PM EST

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    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    Mike Milbury and Liam McHugh discuss a successful start for the Canucks and how the Sedin twins are leading the way.

  11. NHL suspends Bobby Ryan two playoff games for foot stomp

    Apr 16, 2011, 6:23 PM EST

    Bobby Ryan, Jordin Tootoo

    The NHL decided to suspend Ducks forward Bobby Ryan for two games for his foot stomp on Predators skater Jonathan Blum.

  12. Coyotes-Red Wings Game 2 highlights, plus Nicklas Lidstrom’s thoughts

    Apr 16, 2011, 5:24 PM EST

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    Jimmy Howard, Nicklas Lidstrom, Johan Franzen

    This post includes video highlights of the Red Wings’ 4-3 over the Coyotes and Nicklas Lidstrom’s post-game comments.

  13. Video: Johan Franzen’s stitched up, post-game interview

    Apr 16, 2011, 4:49 PM EST

    Phoenix Coyotes v Detroit Red Wings - Game Two

    Johan Franzen said he feels fine after suffering another facial injury, even if he doesn’t look the part. Check out his comments in the video in this post.

  14. Red Wings hold off surprising Coyotes surge, take 2-0 series lead with 4-3 win

    Apr 16, 2011, 4:21 PM EST

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    The Coyotes scored three unanswered goals to make Game 2 interesting, but the Red Wings ended up taking a 2-0 series lead with a 4-3 win.

  15. Phoenix shows some fight, still in big hole with Detroit up 4-1 after two periods

    Apr 16, 2011, 3:17 PM EST

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    Ilya Bryzgalov

    Despite some signs of life from the Coyotes, the Red Wings maintained their three-goal lead going into the third period, with the score being 4-1.

  16. Pavel Datsyuk dazzles, Detroit’s PP takes over to give Red Wings 3-0 first period lead

    Apr 16, 2011, 2:22 PM EST

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    Pavel Datsyuk

    Pavel Datsyuk and the Red Wings power play dominated the first period, as Detroit generated a 3-0 lead on the floundering Coyotes.

  17. 2011 Playoffs: Teams try to maintain or reverse momentum in four Game 2 contests

    Apr 16, 2011, 12:27 PM EST

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Detroit Red Wings - Game One

    Two home teams hope to take 2-0 series leads while two others hope to avoid 0-2 deficits in tonight’s four Game 2 contests.

  18. Bobby Ryan could face suspension for ‘stomp’ on Jonathan Blum

    Apr 16, 2011, 11:46 AM EST

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    The league will hold a disciplinary hearing with Ducks forward Bobby Ryan because of his skate stomp on Jonathon Blum. Could he face a suspension?

  19. Zdeno Chara hospitalized with dehydration; status for tonight’s Game 2 unknown

    Apr 16, 2011, 11:21 AM EST

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    Zdeno Chara

    The Bruins hold their breath today, as Zdeno Chara’s Game 2 status is in question after he went to the hospital because of dehydration on Friday.

  20. Need a new head coach? Root against Bruce Boudreau’s Washington Capitals

    Apr 16, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    2011 NHL Winter Classic Practice

    Bruce Boudreau’s job is safe in Washington … for now. If something goes wrong and the Capitals send him packing, every coach-less team has a reason to consider hiring him.

  21. Anaheim’s stars produce early lead, Ducks tie series with Predators at 1-1

    Apr 16, 2011, 1:45 AM EST

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    ducksevenseries11ap

    After the Predators cruised to a Game 1 win and shut down the Ducks offense, Anaheim’s stars came through to tie the series up at 1-1 with a 5-3 win.

  22. Canucks hang on after hectic finish, take 2-0 series lead over Blackhawks

    Apr 16, 2011, 1:02 AM EST

    Daniel Sedin, Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith

    The Canucks took a 2-0 lead, but a wild finish might give the defending champion Blackhawks some needed confidence as the series shifts back to Chicago.

  23. Capitals beat Rangers at their own game, take 2-0 series lead with Michal Neuvirth shutout

    Apr 15, 2011, 10:43 PM EST

    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Two

    The Capitals beat the Rangers at their own grinding game as Michal Neuvirth earned a 22-save shutout to give Washington a 2-0 series lead.

  24. Tampa Bay rides thunderous start to 5-1 win against Pittsburgh, ties series 1-1

    Apr 15, 2011, 10:05 PM EST

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St Louis, Simon Gagne, Steven Stamkos

    Tampa Bay’s veterans came through in a big way tonight, powering the Lightning to an electric 5-1 win against the Penguins. The series is now tied 1-1.

  25. Report: Chris Pronger won’t play in Game 2, still isn’t shooting pucks

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:20 PM EST

    Ottawa Senators v Philadelphia Flyers

    Chris Pronger won’t be able to play for Philadelphia until Game 3 of their series against Buffalo, at the earliest. Read this post for more on his murky situation.

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