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  1. Vancouver Canucks clinch Presidents’ Trophy; Should fans celebrate or cringe?

    Apr 1, 2011, 12:56 AM EST

    Christian Ehroff Maxim Lapierre

    Now that the Canucks have clinched the Presidents’ Trophy, the question is: will that award be a blessing or a curse for the best team in the NHL?

  2. Dennis Wideman admitted to hospital with ‘gruesome’ hematoma in his leg

    Apr 1, 2011, 12:08 AM EST

    Dennis Wideman

    Things weren’t looking great for Dennis Wideman to begin with, but the news got worse: he’s been hospitalized with hematoma in his injured leg. Click “read more” for some “gruesome” details.

  3. Chris Pronger won’t return until playoffs after rehab setback

    Mar 31, 2011, 11:37 PM EST

    Ottawa Senators v Philadelphia Flyers

    After a rehab setback, the Flyers’ hopes of letting Chris Pronger shake off some rust before the playoffs begin have been dashed. Reports indicate he won’t play again until the postseason begins.

  4. Eastern Conference playoff update: Lightning clinch a spot, Leafs keep dreaming

    Mar 31, 2011, 11:08 PM EST

    New York Rangers v New York Islanders

    There was plenty of interesting activity in the East tonight. The Capitals moved within one point of the Flyers for the top seed, the Lightning clinched a playoff spot, the Islanders hurt the Rangers’ postseason chances and the Leafs kept their dreams alive.

  5. Chirp/Counter-chirp: John Scott, Shawn Thornton exchange barbs

    Mar 31, 2011, 9:58 PM EST

    Shawn Thornton, Fernando Pisani

    The Bruins and Blackhawks don’t meet often, but that didn’t stop them from continuing their war of words.

  6. Amazingly, Daymond Langkow might play for Flames on Friday

    Mar 31, 2011, 9:07 PM EST

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    Daymond Langkow

    Many people (reasonably) thought that a broken vertebra would end Daymond Langkow’s career, but the Flames announced that he might play in Friday’s game against the Blues.

  7. Marian Gaborik’s hit forces Frans Nielsen to leave Rangers-Islanders game

    Mar 31, 2011, 8:48 PM EST

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    New York Rangers v New York Islanders

    A Marian Gaborik boarding hit knocked Frans Nielsen out of tonight’s Rangers-Islanders game. Should Gaborik worry about supplemental discipline?

  8. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 31 (late edition)

    Mar 31, 2011, 7:57 PM EST

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    Jonathan Quick

    Here are the probable starting goalies for Thursday’s last three games.

  9. Today’s Starting Goalies – March 31 (early edition)

    Mar 31, 2011, 6:35 PM EST

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    New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

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

  10. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 29 (late edition)

    Mar 29, 2011, 6:45 PM EST

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    Ville Leino, Kari Lehtonen

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

  11. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 29 (early edition)

    Mar 29, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Here are the probable starting goalies for today’s first seven games. Tuesday’s final four games will be covered later on.

  12. Marc-Andre Fleury wins Save of the Week (March 21-27)

    Mar 29, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

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    Marc-Andre Fleury

    PHT readers made Marc-Andre Fleury the March 21-27th Save of the Week winner.

  13. Race for the Playoffs: Stars-Coyotes highlights a night of tests for West teams

    Mar 29, 2011, 4:38 PM EST

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    Dallas Stars v Phoenix Coyotes

    A big late night game between the Stars and Coyotes highlights some tough tests in the West tonight.

  14. Race for the Playoffs: Tuesday’s a big night up and down the East

    Mar 29, 2011, 4:07 PM EST

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    Jeff Carter, Marc-Andre Fleury, Zbynek Michalek

    Tonight’s Eastern Conference games could affect just about every level of the playoff’s top eight, as top seeds jostle for position while the East’s bubble could burst. This post includes previews of the biggest contests.

  15. More Islanders news: Doug Weight ponders retirement, Al Montoya signs extension

    Mar 29, 2011, 3:29 PM EST

    Los Angeles Kings v New York Islanders

    More Islanders news today: Doug Weight is leaning toward retirement while the team signed goalie Al Montoya to a one-year, one-way contract for the 2011-12 campaign.

  16. Alex Ovechkin and Jason Arnott could be back in Capitals lineup against Hurricanes tonight

    Mar 29, 2011, 3:04 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Jason Arnott

    CSN Washington reports that both Alex Ovechkin and Jason Arnott could be back for the Capitals tonight. This post has the details, along with what’s at stake for both the Caps and the Carolina Hurricanes.

  17. Matt Hendricks wins Goal of the Week (March 21-27)

    Mar 29, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

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    Brian Boucher, Matt Hendricks

    Matt Hendricks earned the overwhelming support of voters to win the March 21-27th Goal of the Week.

  18. St. Louis Blues will bench T.J. Oshie two games for missing practice

    Mar 29, 2011, 1:04 PM EST

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    Detroit Red Wings v St. Louis Blues

    Though there won’t be an official fine or suspension, Blues GM Doug Armstrong announced that T.J. Oshie will sit two games for missing practice.

  19. Japan withdraws all of its teams from 2011 IIHF World Championships to recover from earthquake

    Mar 29, 2011, 12:21 PM EST

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    2011iihfworldchamplogo

    The late February earthquake in Japan will force the team to pull all hockey teams from the 2011 IIHF World Championship qualifying games.

  20. Report: Todd Bertuzzi won’t face fine or suspension Ryan Johnson hit

    Mar 29, 2011, 11:46 AM EST

    Bertuzzi

    Todd Bertuzzi won’t face any additional discipline for his elbow on Ryan Johnson. Click “Read More” for some thoughts on the league’s decision.

  21. NY Islanders are expected to cut season ticket prices

    Mar 29, 2011, 10:30 AM EST

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    Rick DiPietro, John Tavares

    Maybe they don’t have much of a choice, but it looks like it will be much cheaper to go to an Islanders game next season.

  22. Nordiques Nation’s next trip: 2,000+ fans to April 10th Bruins-Devils game

    Mar 29, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

    Calgary Flames v Ottawa Senators

    After more than 1,000 Nordiques fans crashed an Islanders game, Nordiques Nation plans on bringing about 2,000 to Newark for a Boston Bruins-New Jersey Devils game.

  23. Save of the Night – Joey MacDonald (March 28)

    Mar 29, 2011, 8:30 AM EST

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    Detroit Red Wings v Colorado Avalanche

    Joey MacDonald stopped Michael Frolik on a point blank shot to earn the March 28th Save of the Night.

  24. Goals of the Night: Teemu Selanne notches hat trick at 40

    Mar 29, 2011, 1:58 AM EST

    Red Wings Ducks Hockey

    Teemu Selanne’s hat trick (at the not-so tender age of 40) powered the Ducks to a huge win and earned him the March 28th Goal of the Night.

  25. Back to 7th place in a Finnish Flash: Teemu Selanne scores 5 points in Ducks win

    Mar 29, 2011, 1:08 AM EST

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    Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks

    Teemu Selanne scored a hat trick and two assists, factoring into all five of the Ducks’ goals as Anaheim jumped back into seventh place with a 5-4 win against the Avalanche.

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