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James O’Brien

  1. Hockey Day Preview: Ryan Miller struggles to carry Sabres again

    Feb 19, 2011, 11:30 PM EDT

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    Ryan Miller

    After an out-of-this-world 2009-10, Ryan Miller came crashing back to Earth this season. Yet the Sabres are as much to blame – if not more – as the goalie who helped the U.S. Olympic team win a silver medal.

  2. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 19

    Feb 19, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Colorado Avalanche

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

  3. Joel Quenneville released from hospital, doctors will determine return date

    Feb 19, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

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    The Blackhawks announced that head coach Joel Quenneville was released from the hospital and team doctors expect him to make a full recovery from his ulcer issues.

  4. Marc Crawford: Brad Richards is suffering from concussion-like symptoms

    Feb 19, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

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    A bad stretch for the Stars might get even worse, as Brad Richards is dealing with concussion-like symptoms according to coach Marc Crawford.

  5. Carey Price reveals his weird Jacques Plante mask for Heritage Classic

    Feb 19, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Carey Price shared his odd looking Jacques Plante tribute mask today, which he will wear specifically for the Heritage Classic on Sunday.

  6. This afternoon’s starting goalies – February 19

    Feb 19, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

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    Atlanta Thrashers v New York Islanders

    Here are the starting goalies for today’s afternoon game.

  7. Around the Rink – Saturday, February 19th

    Feb 19, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

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    Jay Harrison, Anssi Salmela

    Here are previews of tonight’s nine games.

  8. Oilers place Sheldon Souray on re-entry waivers, will someone accept the discount?

    Feb 19, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

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    The Oilers placed Sheldon Souray on re-entry waivers, giving other NHL teams 48 hours to claim the hard-shooting but expensive defenseman at a discounted rate.

  9. NHL clears Jordin Tootoo to play in games again

    Feb 19, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT

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    Jordin Tootoo was cleared to play in NHL action again as he remains in the “follow-up care phase” of the league’s substance abuse program. Reports indicate that he might actually play in Nashville’s game against Phoenix tonight, too.

  10. Hockey Day Preview: John Carlson goes from U.S. juniors hero to future of Caps’ D?

    Feb 19, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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    John Carlson was well-known in some circles because of his World Junior Championship feats, but he’s showing that he’s capable of more than just one great clip as a crucial part of the future of the Capitals’ blueline.

  11. Pacific Division Watch (February 19)

    Feb 19, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

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    John McCarthy, Ilya Bryzgalov

    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 Pacific Division.

  12. Save of the Night – Cam Ward (Feburary 18)

    Feb 19, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Carolina Hurricanes v Atlanta Thrashers

    Cam Ward’s desperate glove stop earned him the February 18th Save of the Night.

  13. Goal of the Night – Matt Calvert (February 18)

    Feb 19, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Matt Calvert, Corey Crawford

    Matt Calvert might not be a household name, but he certainly showed off his skills by scoring the February 18th Goal of the Night.

  14. With J.S. Giguere out, the Leafs turn to unlikely goalie duo of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens

    Feb 19, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Patrik Elias, James Reimer

    Injuries will force the Maple Leafs to reach down its goalie depth chart with their duo of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens tonight.

  15. Patrick Kane denies rumors that he missed practices because of a ‘two-day hangover’

    Feb 19, 2011, 1:48 AM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Phoenix Coyotes

    Rumors swirled that Patrick Kane missed two Blackhawks practices with a “two-day hangover” rather than flu-like symptoms as the team listed, but the star winger denied the reports.

  16. Riding the Zamboni – Friday, February 18th

    Feb 19, 2011, 12:16 AM EDT

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    Rod Brind'Amour

    Here are summaries of Friday’s seven-game slate, including a Canes-Flyers game that must have made Rod Brind’Amour proud.

  17. Mikko Koivu leaves Wild-Ducks game with hand injury

    Feb 18, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT

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    Mikko Koivu

    Mikko Koivu left the Wild’s game against the Ducks with a hand injury. Click “Read More” for the details.

  18. Ilya Kovalchuk, Devils continue surge with 1-0 win against Rangers

    Feb 18, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils

    Ilya Kovalchuk and the ridiculously hot Devils beat the Rangers 1-0 to earn their sixth game in a row and 14th victory in a 17-game span. Could we really be witnesses to one of the biggest turnarounds in hockey history?

  19. Frigid weather could cause problems for 2011 Heritage Classic

    Feb 18, 2011, 9:38 PM EDT

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    Could weather concerns of a different kind (this time frigid temperatures rather than rain) cause some headaches for the NHL’s other outdoor game? Read more to find out the challenges facing ice guru Dan Craig during the 2011 Heritage Classic.

  20. Report: NHL officially approves Terry Pegula as new Buffalo Sabres owner

    Feb 18, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT

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    While it’s still in “report” and “unofficial” status, it appears that the NHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Buffalo Sabres to billionaire Terry Pegula looks.

  21. Minnesota Wild players to wear camouflage jerseys to support troops, charity

    Feb 18, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT

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    The Minnesota Wild will wear camouflage jerseys to support local troops on February 22nd.

  22. Northwest Division Watch (February 18)

    Feb 18, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT

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    Brendan Morrison, Miikka Kiprusoff, Mason Raymond

    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.

  23. Tonight’s starting goalies – February 18

    Feb 18, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT

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

  24. Hockey Day Preview: Who’s under the most pressure?

    Feb 18, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT

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    Minnesota Wild v Chicago Blackhawks

    Every team has something to play for during Hockey Day in America’s four contests, but which clubs have the most on the line? Read this post to find out.

  25. Hockey Day Preview: Top 5 Americans who will play in Sunday’s games

    Feb 17, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Ryan Miller

    The 2011 Hockey Day in America games will spotlight the joy of the sport in the United States. What better way to reveal that spirit than to look at the best five U.S.-born skaters appearing in the four contests?

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