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  1. Saturday’s Waiver Claims: Rivet, Sturm and Boynton scooped up

    Feb 26, 2011, 1:56 PM EST

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    Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes

    Here are Saturday’s three waiver claims: the Capitals add Marco Sturm, the Blue Jackets acquire Craig Rivet and the Flyers claimed Nick Boynton. We’ll cover who was placed on waivers in the next post.

  2. Around the Rink – Saturday, February 26th

    Feb 26, 2011, 1:32 PM EST

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    Krys Barch, Francis Bouillon, Pekka Rinne

    Here are previews for tonight’s eight games.

  3. Today’s Starting Goalies – February 26 (afternoon edition)

    Feb 26, 2011, 1:04 PM EST

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    Edmonton Oilers v Colorado Avalanche

    Here are the probable starters for this afternoon’s two games.

  4. Pacific Division Watch (February 26)

    Feb 26, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

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    Logan Couture, Thornton, 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.

  5. Save of the Night – Miikka Kiprusoff and Mark Giordano combine forces (February 25)

    Feb 26, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    Calgary Flames v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Flames defenseman Mark Giordano and goalie Miikka Kiprusoff saved the day for Calgary in the February 25th Save of the Night.

  6. Goal of the Night – Niklas Hagman (February 25)

    Feb 26, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Calgary Flames v New York Rangers

    Niklas Hagman didn’t waiver against the Sharks during his Goal of the Night effort on Friday night.

  7. Report: Blackhawks, Brent Seabrook close to signing 5-year extension worth almost $30M

    Feb 26, 2011, 3:54 AM EST

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks

    Who knows how they’ll deal with the salary cap repercussions this summer, but the Blackhawks are reportedly close to signing skilled and rugged defenseman Brent Seabrook to a five-year deal worth close to $30 million.

  8. Riding the Zamboni – Friday, February 25th

    Feb 26, 2011, 1:19 AM EST

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    John Madden

    Here is a rundown of Friday’s three late games, including the Wild’s big overtime win over the Ducks.

  9. Phoenix Coyotes sale remains messy, might affect Atlanta Thrashers’ future as well

    Feb 26, 2011, 12:16 AM EST

    Kings Coyotes Hockey

    The Phoenix Coyotes sale continues to hit speed bumps for a second straight season, which only complicates things for other franchises who might need to move, like the Atlanta Thrashers.

  10. Eric Staal leaves game with upper body injury, won’t play Saturday vs. Montreal

    Feb 25, 2011, 10:54 PM EST

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    Eric Staal, Erik Cole, Jussi Jokinen

    The Hurricanes improved their playoff chances with a win against the Penguins tonight, but might be in trouble in the long run considering Eric Staal’s second period injury.

  11. Early Ride on the Zamboni – Friday, February 25th

    Feb 25, 2011, 10:29 PM EST

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    Erik Cole, Marc-Andre Fleury

    Here are summaries of Friday’s early games, including another Rangers laugher against the Capitals, a big win for the Hurricanes and a tough night for the resurgent Devils.

  12. Ducks like what they see from GM Bob Murray, hand him four-year extension

    Feb 25, 2011, 9:37 PM EST

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    Bob Murray

    The Ducks committed to the general manager who took over for Brian Burke, as the team handed Bob Murray a four-year extension.

  13. Blue Jackets place Kristian Huselius on IR retroactive to Feb. 18

    Feb 25, 2011, 8:53 PM EST

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    Jonathan Quick, Kristian Huselius

    Whatever trade value Kristian Huselius carried is probably gone now that the Blue Jackets placed him on the injured reserve.

  14. Northwest Division Watch (February 25)

    Feb 25, 2011, 8:15 PM EST

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    Martin Havlat, Mark Giordano

    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.

  15. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 25 (late edition)

    Feb 25, 2011, 7:30 PM EST

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    Ben Bishop

    Here are the starting goalies for tonight’s three late (9 pm and 10 pm ET) games, including a match between ridiculously tall goalies Devan Dubnyk and Ben Bishop.

  16. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 25 (early edition)

    Feb 25, 2011, 6:45 PM EST

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    Craig Anderson, Nikolai Kuleman

    Here are the probable starting goalies for the six games taking place at 7 or 7:30 pm ET this evening.

  17. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 24

    Feb 24, 2011, 6:22 PM EST

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    Cory Schneider,  Kevin Bieksa

    Here are the starting goalies for tonight’s six games.

  18. Thursday Wire Watch: Panthers waive Steve Bernier, Lightning call Mike Smith up

    Feb 24, 2011, 4:55 PM EST

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    Mike Smith

    Trades both recent and old color today’s two waiver wire moves, as the Panthers placed Steve Bernier on waivers while the Lightning called Mike Smith back up on re-entry waivers.

  19. Thrashers trade Brent Sopel, Nigel Dawes to Canadiens for Ben Maxwell, 4th rounder

    Feb 24, 2011, 4:08 PM EST

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    Eric Boulton, Brent Sopel

    The Habs added depth to their D for the second time in the pre-deadline feeding frenzy, acquiring Brent Sopel for the Thrashers in an afternoon trade.

  20. Around the Rink – Thursday, February 24th

    Feb 24, 2011, 3:23 PM EST

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    Drew Doughty, Chuck Kobasew

    Here are previews for tonight’s six games, including big Western bubble bouts: Chicago vs. Nashville and Minnesota vs. Los Angeles.

  21. Senators claim Marek Svatos off waivers; Zherdev, others go unclaimed

    Feb 24, 2011, 2:16 PM EST

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    Marek Svatos, Steve Mason, Jan Hejda

    The Senators claimed Marek Svatos to help fill the void left by the Alexei Kovalev deal, while Nikolai Zherdev and yesterday’s other waived players went unclaimed.

  22. Report: Broken finger will sideline Brooks Orpik for about a month

    Feb 24, 2011, 1:47 PM EST

    orpikgetty

    The Penguins continue to suffer from tough injuries, as the team will reportedly play without hard-hitting defenseman Brooks Orpik for about four weeks.

  23. Northeast Division Watch (February 24)

    Feb 24, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

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    Patrice Bergeron, Carey Price

    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.

  24. Eight years after being traded, Alex Kovalev is a Pittsburgh Penguin again

    Feb 24, 2011, 1:06 PM EST

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    Alex Kovalev, Mike Fisher, Erik Karlsson

    After eight years bouncing around other teams, Alex Kovalev is in Pittsburgh again after the Penguins acquired him in a trade with the Senators.

  25. Nothing but confusion and a concussion in latest round of Brad Richards rumors

    Feb 24, 2011, 12:40 PM EST

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    Honda NHL SuperSkills

    All kinds of rumors are flying about Brad Richards right now, but we try to make sense of it … without getting a concussion-like headache in the process.

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