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  1. Henrik Lundqvist, Sean Avery make Forbes’ best dressed athletes list

    Dec 9, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Graydon Carter Hosts a Cocktail Party for the Rising Stars of the NHL

    Sean Avery and Henrik Lundqvist made Forbes.com’s list of the 15 best dressed athletes.

  2. Around the Rink – Thursday, December 9th

    Dec 9, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Here are previews for tonight’s eight games.

  3. Behind Ondrej Pavelec’s journey from a scary collapse to becoming one of the NHL’s best goalies

    Dec 9, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    It’s really amazing how far Ondrej Pavelec has come from a scary collapse that caused him a concussion on the opening night of the season.

  4. Info on the first episode of HBO’s 24/7 series on the Winter Classic, premiering Dec. 15

    Dec 9, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    HBO provides the lowdown on the first episode of “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the Winter Classic.”

  5. Toronto expects to get Dion Phaneuf, J.S. Giguere back tonight against Philadelphia

    Dec 9, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Good news for a team that hasn’t gotten much lately: Toronto will have Dion Phaneuf and J.S. Giguere back against Philadelphia tonight.

  6. Save of the Night: Andrew Raycroft (December 8)

    Dec 9, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Andrew Raycroft’s stop on Patrick Sharp earned him the best save of December 8th.

  7. Goal of the Night – Ville Leino (December 8)

    Dec 9, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Ville Leino’s spinning tally earned him the goal of the night for December 8th.

  8. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, December 8th

    Dec 9, 2010, 1:15 AM EDT

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    Here are summaries of Wednesday’s five games.

  9. Marc Crawford criticizes officials for missing throwing the stick penalty

    Dec 9, 2010, 12:40 AM EDT

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    Marc Crawford thinks that the refs blew it tonight when they failed to call Rule 53.6, which rewards a team with an automatic penalty shot if someone on the opposing squad throws his stick.

  10. Numbers don’t back up nostalgia when it comes to bringing the NHL back to Quebec, Winnipeg

    Dec 9, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

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    In an ideal world, the Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets could play in the NHL again. Unfortunately, the numbers say that the two markets would probably struggle to support a pro team.

  11. Gone in .1 second: Flyers barely miss overtime winner, fall to Sharks in shootout

    Dec 8, 2010, 11:12 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers were a tenth of a second away from winning in overtime against the San Jose Sharks, who ended up besting the Broad Street Bullies in the shootout.

  12. Penguins extend winning streak to 11 games; Sidney Crosby scores two more goals

    Dec 8, 2010, 10:23 PM EDT

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    The Penguins extended their winning streak to 11 games while Sidney Crosby scored two goals, bringing his point scoring streak to 17 games.

  13. Alex Tanguay, Clarke MacArthur rank among biggest steals from the 2010 free agent crop so far

    Dec 8, 2010, 9:33 PM EDT

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    The big-ticket free agents seem like they’re big-time busts so far this season, but some NHL teams ended up with some big steals with smaller contracts.

  14. So what now for P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens?

    Dec 8, 2010, 8:46 PM EDT

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    The Montreal Canadiens made P.K. Subban a healthy scratch for three games in a row now. At some point, he’ll be back again … so who will be the odd man out on the Habs blueline?

  15. Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen will miss tonight’s game with ‘tightness in lower body’

    Dec 8, 2010, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Kari Lehtonen won’t play for the Dallas Stars tonight because of “tightness in his lower body” so Andrew Raycroft will start tonight. Should the Stars be worried?

  16. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 8th

    Dec 8, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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

  17. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 7th

    Dec 7, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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

  18. Pavel Datsyuk’s spellbinding tally earns him the Goal of the Week (November 29-December 5)

    Dec 7, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk’s splendid sequence of stickhandling made some San Jose Sharks players look stupid … but voting that goal the best of the week makes PHT readers look very wise.

  19. Concussion will sideline Blues center Andy McDonald indefinitely

    Dec 7, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Blues center Andy McDonald will be out indefinitely after suffering from a concussion during the team’s overtime loss to the Oilers on Saturday.

  20. Tim Thomas easily wins Save of the Week (November 29-Dec 5)

    Dec 7, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas made an amazing glove save, earning himself the Save of the Week award for November 29-December 5.

  21. Patrick Kane injury update: He could miss up to three weeks

    Dec 7, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Patrick Kane is expected to miss “upwards of three weeks” while addressing the media today.

  22. Marty Turco claims he’s fine with Blackhawks starting Corey Crawford vs. Stars on Wednesday

    Dec 7, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT

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    Is Marty Turco really OK with the Chicago Blackhawks starting Corey Crawford instead of giving him the nod against his former team, the Dallas Stars? He says as much.

  23. Video: Bill Guerin’s emotional retirement speech

    Dec 7, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Bill Guerin gets emotional when talking about his family during his retirement press conference.

  24. Around the Rink – Tuesday, December 7th

    Dec 7, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Here are some previews for tonight’s five games.

  25. Save of the Night – Jonas Gustavsson (December 6)

    Dec 7, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Jonas Gustavsson made the save of the night while helping the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals during the two team’s shootout.

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