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  1. Prospect signings: Avs ink Joey Hishon, Leafs lock up Jake Gardiner

    Mar 15, 2011, 12:23 PM EST

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    2010 NHL Draft Portraits

    The Maple Leafs signed Jake Gardiner and the Avalanche signed Joey Hishon to entry-level deals.

  2. Jason Arnott goes on the shelf with injury, will be evaluated on week-to-week basis

    Mar 15, 2011, 11:46 AM EST

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Washington Capitals

    The Capitals keep winning despite losing key players to injury, but they’ll have to deal with another tough blow as Jason Arnott is week-to-week with an undisclosed injury.

  3. Central Division Watch (March 15)

    Mar 15, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

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    Colorado Avalanche v Nashville Predators

    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 Central Division.

  4. Save of the Night – Niklas Backstrom (March 14)

    Mar 15, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    Minnesota Wild v Vancouver Canucks

    Ryan Kesler made a great play, but Niklas Backstrom earned the March 15th Save of the Night.

  5. Goal of the Night – Mikko Koivu (March 14)

    Mar 15, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Mikko Koivu, Brent Burns, Antti Mienttinen, Andrew Brunette, Curtis Mcelhinney

    In his first game back after missing 11 contests with a broken finger, Mikko Koivu scored the March 15th Goal of the Night.

  6. Another blocked shot victim: Colby Armstrong likely out for season with broken foot

    Mar 15, 2011, 1:49 AM EST

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v Atlanta Thrashers

    It looks like Colby Armstrong’s season is over after he broke his foot blocking a shot.

  7. Vancouver holds off Minnesota to win 4-2, Sami Salo suffers another injury

    Mar 15, 2011, 1:18 AM EST

    lindenharper

    The Canucks did much of the West a favor tonight by beating the Wild – especially during regulation – with a 4-2 win.

  8. Vote for the Save of the Week (March 7-13)

    Mar 15, 2011, 12:12 AM EST

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    millergetty

    Who made the best save for the week of March 7-13th? The contestants are: Kari Lehtonen, Tuukka Rask, Dan Ellis, Brian Boucher, Cam Ward, Ondrej Pavelec and Lubomir Visnovsky (for Ray Emery).

  9. Chicago’s big guns best San Jose’s stars in 6-3 victory

    Mar 14, 2011, 11:28 PM EST

    San Jose Sharks v Chicago Blackhawks

    The Blackhawks won their fifth home game in a row by beating the Sharks 6-3 thanks to their marquee players including Patrick Sharp, who assisted on four goals in the second period.

  10. Dustin Byfuglien might miss Atlanta’s important game against New Jersey on Tuesday

    Mar 14, 2011, 10:33 PM EST

    buffbangedupap

    The second half of the 2010-11 season hasn’t been very friendly to Dustin Byfuglien (and the Thrashers by extension) and it might get even tougher as he could miss Tuesday’s game against the Devils.

  11. Tampa Bay chases Reimer from Leafs net, beat Toronto 6-2

    Mar 14, 2011, 10:10 PM EST

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos, Keith Aulie, Colby Armstrong, Joey Crabb

    The Lightning improved their chances of getting either the second or fourth seed in the playoffs while damaging the Maple Leafs’ playoff hopes in a 6-2 win.

  12. Vote for the Goal of the Week (March 7-13)

    Mar 14, 2011, 9:00 PM EST

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    Alex Ovechkin

    Vote for the best goal for the week of March 7-13th. Contestants include: Alex Ovechkin, Erik Condra, Chris stewart, Torrey Mitchell, Pavel Datsyuk and Tyler Ennis.

  13. Mario Lemieux’s letter to Gary Bettman calls for teams to be held accountable for suspended players

    Mar 14, 2011, 8:41 PM EST

    garyandlemieuxap

    While Gary Bettman’s five-point plan includes a vague suggestion to make coaches and teams more accountable for the actions of individual players, Mario Lemieux’s letter suggest specific fines for teams when someone receives a suspension.

  14. Gary Bettman introduces five-point plan to prevent, identify concussions; PHT dissects it

    Mar 14, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

    Gary Bettman

    We dissect Gary Bettman’s five-point plan to reduce (and better identify) concussions.

  15. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 14

    Mar 14, 2011, 6:40 PM EST

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    Crawford_Corey

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

  16. Southeast Division Watch (March 14)

    Mar 14, 2011, 6:12 PM EST

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Alex Ovechkin

    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 Southeast Division.

  17. Kings prevail in wild finish against Stars, Penguins handle Oilers

    Mar 13, 2011, 5:51 PM EST

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    Alexei Ponikarovsky, Kari Lehtonen

    The Kings earned a huge (and dramatic) win against the Stars while the Penguins beat up on the lowly Oilers during today’s other afternoon games.

  18. Video: Doc and Eddie O preview Rangers-Penguins March 20th Game of the Week

    Mar 13, 2011, 5:03 PM EST

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    Artem Anisimov, Tyler Kennedy

    Mike Emrick and Ed Olczyk discuss next week’s Game of the Week between the Rangers and Penguins on March 20th.

  19. Video: Mike Milbury picks the best in the West

    Mar 13, 2011, 4:43 PM EST

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    Henrik Sedin, Curtis Glencross

    Mike Milbury tabs the Vancouver Canucks as the best team in the West (and a Stanley Cup favorite) while also discussing the budding rivalry between the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks.

  20. Tonight’s starting goalies – March 13

    Mar 13, 2011, 4:20 PM EST

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    Boston Bruins v Ottawa Senators

    Here are the probable starting goalies for Sunday’s remaining games.

  21. Video: Mike Milbury’s Hat Trick covers refreshing changes, Pierre McGuire discusses plucky Penguins

    Mar 13, 2011, 4:03 PM EST

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    Henrik Sedin, Curtis Glencross

    Mike Milbury discusses refreshing turnarounds in Buffalo, Calgary and Washington while Pierre McGuire praises Pittsburgh’s fortitude amid what could have been crushing injuries.

  22. Game of the Week: Capitals win overtime thriller against Blackhawks 4-3

    Mar 13, 2011, 3:41 PM EST

    Mike Knuble, Corey Crawford

    The Capitals beat the Blackhawks 4-3 to earn their eighth straight win in an exciting overtime game, as Mike Knuble’s game winner put the exclamation point on an impressive effort by Washington.

  23. Game of the Week: Blackhawks survive eventful 2nd period with 2-2 tie

    Mar 13, 2011, 2:18 PM EST

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    John Carlson, Braden Holtby, Michael Frolik

    Here’s the second period update for a feisty, entertaining 2-2 game between Chicago and Washington.

  24. Game of the Week: Strong special teams play powers Capitals to 2-1 1st period lead

    Mar 13, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

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    New York Islanders v Washington Capitals

    Point play and the Capitals’ opportunistic special teams unit were the story of the first period of Sunday’s NBC Game of the Week, as Washington earned a 2-1 lead over Chicago.

  25. This afternoon’s starting goalies – March 13

    Mar 13, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

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    Corey Crawford

    Here are the starting goalies for today’s three afternoon games. Come back later for the starters for tonight’s two evening contests.

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