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  1. Frigid weather could cause problems for 2011 Heritage Classic

    Feb 18, 2011, 9:38 PM EDT

    Heritage Classic Hockey

    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.

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

    Feb 18, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT

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    B. Thomas Golisano

    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.

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

    Feb 18, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT

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    havcamo

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. Tonight’s starting goalies – February 17

    Feb 17, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Atlanta Thrashers

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

  9. Northeast Division Watch (February 17)

    Feb 17, 2011, 5:48 PM EDT

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    habsvsbruins

    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.

  10. Save of the Night – Miikka Kiprusoff (February 16)

    Feb 17, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Miikka Kiprusoff earned the Save of the Night for February 16th. Check out video of the stop in this post.

  11. Goal of the Night – Alex Ovechkin (February 16)

    Feb 17, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin added another highlight reel to his vault of jaw-droppers, earning the February 16th Goal of the Night.

  12. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, February 16th

    Feb 17, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    seminhat

    Here are recaps of Wednesday night’s late games, including a wild game between the Capitals and Ducks along with another disturbing loss for the Stars.

  13. How adding Chris Kelly could push a Bruins forward off their third line

    Feb 16, 2011, 11:37 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v Philadelphia Flyers

    The Chris Kelly trade adds some versatility to Boston’s lineup, but it will also take a spot away from a Bruins forward. This post discusses the fact that a third-liner such as Tyler Seguin might be the most likely guy to lose time.

  14. Early ride on the Zamboni – Wednesday, February 16th

    Feb 16, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

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    Minnesota Wild v Chicago Blackhawks

    Here are summaries of Wednesday night’s first five games.

  15. Discussing the Calgary Flames’ impressive return to relevance

    Feb 16, 2011, 9:28 PM EDT

    iggyandjokinen

    Some say increased consistency explains the Flames’ surprising climb in the standings, but it might just come down to a red-hot offense.

  16. Jean-Sebastien Giguere leaves Leafs’ game against Sabres with lower body injury

    Feb 16, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT

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    Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Jochen Hecht

    J.S. Giguere left tonight’s game against the Sabres in the first period with what might be a lower body injury.

  17. Reports: Progress being made in Dallas Stars sale?

    Feb 16, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT

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    James Neal, Loui Eriksson, Brad Richards

    While the exact details are a bit cloudy, it seems like there might be some reason for optimism regarding the sale of the Dallas Stars.

  18. Tonight’s starting goalies – February 16

    Feb 16, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT

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    Corey Perry, Curtis McElhinney

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

  19. Atlantic Division Watch (February 16)

    Feb 16, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Anton Volchenkov, Dylan Reese

    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.

  20. Save of the Night – Antti Niemi (February 15)

    Feb 16, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Antti Niemi

    Red-hot Sharks goalie Antti Niemi is looking like a Stanley Cup winning goalie again, as you can see from the February 15th Save of the Night.

  21. Goal of the Night – Mikhail Grabovski (February 15)

    Feb 16, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    grabbysave

    Mikhail Grabovski earns the Goal of the Night for February 15th.

  22. Steve Mason wins Save of the Week (February 7-13)

    Feb 16, 2011, 2:45 AM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Detroit Red Wings

    Steve Mason earned the Save of the Week for February 7-13th.

  23. Riding the Zamboni – Tuesday, February 15th

    Feb 16, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT

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    Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak, Dion Phaneuf, Joffrey Lupul

    Let’s take a look at Tuesday’s games, including Phil Kessel’s revenge against Boston and the Stars’ continued struggles.

  24. Bruins trade 2nd rounder to Senators for Chris Kelly

    Feb 15, 2011, 11:33 PM EDT

    Chris Kelly

    The Bruins sent their 2011 second round pick to the Senators in exchange for versatile but limited forward Chris Kelly. Read this post to find out how this might affect both teams.

  25. Shootout thrillers: Sabres beat Habs, Flyers finally win against Lightning

    Feb 15, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    Jhonas Enroth

    Two important games ended in shootouts that were actually pretty captivating tonight, with the Flyers finally earning a win against the Lightning 4-3 and the Sabres earning a comeback victory versus the Canadiens.

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