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  1. Around the Rink – Sunday, March 20th

    Mar 20, 2011, 4:14 PM EST

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    Tim Jackman, Curtis McElhinney

    Sunday’s remaining five games could have a big impact on the playoff picture. Read this post for previews of each contest.

  2. Game of the Week: Matt Cooke’s ugly hit changes game, Rangers win 5-2 after wild third period

    Mar 20, 2011, 3:25 PM EST

    New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Another dirty hit by Matt Cooke and an ill-timed high-sticking penalty by Matt Niskanen turned the tide of this afternoon’s Rangers-Penguins game, as ample PP time allowed New York to eventually win 5-2. The question is: what – if anything – will the NHL do about another ugly Cooke hit?

  3. Game of the Week: Scoreless second period keeps Rangers-Pengiuins tied 1-1

    Mar 20, 2011, 2:10 PM EST

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    New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Despite out-shooting the Rangers 19-7 in the second period, the Penguins remained tied with New York 1-1 after two.

  4. Game of the Week: Rangers, Penguins skate to 1-1 tie in first period

    Mar 20, 2011, 1:27 PM EST

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    jordanstaalap

    Jordan Staal scored for the Penguins while Artem Anisimov provided the Rangers’ tally to lock both teams up at 1-1 after the first period of the latest NBC Game of the Week.

  5. Henrik Lundqvist will play, Marc Staal won’t and Sean Avery’s a healthy scratch for Rangers

    Mar 20, 2011, 10:57 AM EST

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    Henrik Lundqvist will play for the Rangers today, but Marc Staal will miss because of injury while Sean Avery will be a healthy scratch.

  6. Save of the Night – James Reimer (March 19)

    Mar 20, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs

    James Reimer stopped a Tyler Seguin breakaway to win the March 19th Save of the Night.

  7. Goal of the Night – Tyler Ennis (March 19)

    Mar 20, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

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    Atlanta Thrashers v Buffalo Sabres

    There were a lot of great goals on Saturday night, but Tyler Ennis scored the best one.

  8. Riding the Zamboni – Saturday, March 19th

    Mar 20, 2011, 2:03 AM EST

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    Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf

    Want to catch up on a busy Saturday of NHL action? This post has you covered.

  9. Game of the Week preview: Are the Rangers playing Henrik Lundqvist too much?

    Mar 20, 2011, 1:16 AM EST

    Henrik Lundqvist

    Even before he left Friday’s game against the Canadiens with a sore neck, the Rangers have been leaning on goalie Henrik Lundvist too much. Could it be that Martin Biron’s injury was a bigger deal than it might have seemed?

  10. Gary Bettman’s new concussion protocols make NHL GMs upset

    Mar 20, 2011, 12:41 AM EST

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    Gary Bettman

    Reports indicate that many NHL GMs are upset that Gary Bettman didn’t clear the league’s new concussion protocol with them, as general managers call the new measures “an overreaction.”

  11. Logan Couture leaves Blues-Sharks game with right leg injury

    Mar 20, 2011, 12:09 AM EST

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    NHL All Star Player Media Availability

    The Sharks currently lead their game against the Blues, but they might experience a big loss if Logan Couture’s leg injury is serious.

  12. Philadelphia Flyers clinch playoff berth with shootout win against Dallas Stars

    Mar 19, 2011, 11:48 PM EST

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    Sergei Bobrovsky,  Steve Ott

    The Flyers became the second team to clinch a playoff spot thanks to their shootout win against the Stars.

  13. Taking a look at the Boston Bruins’ recent slide

    Mar 19, 2011, 10:53 PM EST

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    Boston Bruins v New York Islanders

    After placing themselves among the league’s elite, the Bruins are 1-3-3 in their last seven games with only a shootout win in that span. Yet before the team gets too worried, this post explains why the short-term future should be much brighter.

  14. Buffalo Sabres bombard Atlanta Thrashers during 8-2 win

    Mar 19, 2011, 10:32 PM EST

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    Mark Mancari

    The Sabres absolutely dominated the Thrashers in a big game for both teams, as Buffalo throttled Atlanta 8-2.

  15. Todd McLellan won’t coach the Sharks tonight, as he attends funeral

    Mar 19, 2011, 9:45 PM EST

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    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings

    Todd McLellan won’t coach the Sharks tonight, as he will instead attend his brother-in-law’s funeral.

  16. Game of the Week preview: Should the Penguins be worried about Kris Letang’s struggles?

    Mar 19, 2011, 8:44 PM EST

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    Kris Letang, Mikhail Grabovski

    While his team finds a way to grind out wins and points without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang is on a considerable scoring slump. Should the Penguins be worried about their 23-year-old offensive defenseman?

  17. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 19 (late edition)

    Mar 19, 2011, 7:54 PM EST

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    St. Louis Blues v Anaheim Ducks

    Here are the probable starters for tonight’s three late games.

  18. Pacific Division Watch (March 19)

    Mar 19, 2011, 7:19 PM EST

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    Shane Doan, Dany Heatley

    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.

  19. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 19 (early edition)

    Mar 19, 2011, 6:36 PM EST

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    Rick DiPietro

    Here are the probable starting goalies for the six games taking place at 7 and 8 pm ET.

  20. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – Friday, March 18

    Mar 18, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

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    Vernon Fiddler, Michal Neuvirth

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

  21. Around the Rink – Friday, March 18th

    Mar 18, 2011, 5:18 PM EST

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    Mike Knuble, Mathieu Perreault, John Erskine, Tom Poti, Martin Brodeur

    Here are previews of tonight’s four games, with more matches that will impact the East playoff bubble. Also: will the Capitals and the idle Flyers clinch playoff spots tonight?

  22. Vincent Lecavalier on P.K. Subban: ‘Most of the guys don’t respect a guy like that’

    Mar 18, 2011, 4:12 PM EST

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    Vincent Lecavalier won’t face a fine or suspension for his slash on P.K. Subban, but that didn’t keep the Lightning captain for blasting the Canadiens rookie.

  23. Patric Hornqvist receives $2,500 fine but no suspension for hit on Tyler Seguin

    Mar 18, 2011, 2:26 PM EST

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    Nashville Predators v Los Angeles Kings

    Patric Hornqvist will pay a $2,500 fine for his hit on Tyler Seguin, but won’t face a suspension.

  24. Red Wings injury news: Brian Rafalski’s OK, Pavel Datsyuk day-to-day

    Mar 18, 2011, 1:45 PM EST

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    Johan Franzen, Tomas Holmstrom, Brian Rafalski, Pavel Datsyuk

    The Red Wings were shaken up when both Pavel Datsyuk and Brian Rafalski were injured during Thursday’s game, but it looks like Rafalski will play Saturday while Datsyuk is day-to-day.

  25. Kings coach Terry Murray fumes at Los Angeles fans for booing their own team

    Mar 18, 2011, 1:17 PM EST

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    Kings coach Terry Murray was not happy that Los Angeles fans booed their own team during their 4-0 loss to the Blues Thursday night.

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