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  1. Goal of the Night – Josh Bailey (February 21)

    Feb 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Josh Bailey, Bryan Allen

    Josh Bailey showed great creativity and cleverness by maneuvering around Bryan Allen for the February 21st Goal of the Night.

  2. Buffalo Sabres might be interested in trading Tim Connolly

    Feb 22, 2011, 12:42 AM EST

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    It’s unclear whether the Sabres will go into full-fledged “sell” mode as the trade deadline approaches, but Tim Connolly might be a legitimate trade bait.

  3. Colorado expects to have Matt Duchene back in the lineup Tuesday night

    Feb 21, 2011, 11:36 PM EST

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    The Avalanche expect to have their leading scorer Matt Duchene back in the lineup against the Blues Tuesday after the young forward missed two games with what appeared to be an hand injury.

  4. Michal Neuvirth, Capitals shut out Penguins for second straight game 1-0

    Feb 21, 2011, 10:40 PM EST

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Michal Neuvirth and the Capitals shut out the Penguins for the second straight time, winning this game 1-0.

  5. Barry Trotz ‘encouraged’ that Ryan Suter could play Thursday

    Feb 21, 2011, 9:15 PM EST

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    Colorado Avalanche v Nashville Predators

    The Predators were worried that under-the-radar defenseman Ryan Suter might miss significant time with an upper body injury, but Barry Trotz seems “encouraged” that he’ll be back by Thursday.

  6. Brian Burke might try to make another deal, possibly to add a defenseman

    Feb 21, 2011, 8:23 PM EST

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    Brian Burke

    Reports indicate that Brian Burke might want to make a deal to patch up his trade-depleted defense, among other possible moves for the busy Leafs GM.

  7. Southeast Division Watch (February 21)

    Feb 21, 2011, 7:15 PM EST

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    lightningfightcaps

    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.

  8. Vote for the Save of the Week (February 14-20)

    Feb 21, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

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    stevemason47saves

    Who made last week’s best save: Niklas Backstrom, Craig Anderson, Cam Ward, Miikka Kiprusoff, Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Niemi or Michal Neuvirth?

  9. Vote for the Goal of the Week (February 14-20)

    Feb 21, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

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    myershappy

    Who scored last week’s best goal? The candidates are: Alex Ovechkin, Devin Setoguchi, Matt Calvert, Marcus Johansson, Pavel Datsyuk, Mikhail Grabovski and Alex Tanguay.

  10. Save of the Night: Niklas Backstrom (February 20)

    Feb 21, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

    Niklas Backstrom, Clayton Stoner, Greg Zanon

    Danny Cleary might lose a little sleep if he seems the replay of Niklas Backstrom’s Save of the Night for February 20th.

  11. Goal of the Night – Alex Ovechkin juggles, Marcus Johansson scores (February 20)

    Feb 21, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson

    Alex Ovechkin’s juggling act and aggressive rush through the Sabres defense set up Marcus Johansson’s Goal of the Night for February 20th.

  12. Video: Interviews and Sounds of the Game from Pittsburgh-Chicago

    Feb 20, 2011, 8:51 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks

    Check out Pittsburgh-Chicago Sounds of the Game highlights and interviews featuring Blackhawks Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith in this post.

  13. Video: Blackhawks and Penguins Star Cam footage

    Feb 20, 2011, 8:13 PM EST

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks

    Check out both teams’ Star Cam footage from the Blackhawks’ shootout win over the Penguins during the Hockey Day in America finale.

  14. Video: Mike Milbury’s Hat Trick highlights Hockey Day’s early games

    Feb 20, 2011, 6:12 PM EST

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    Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson

    Want the best moments from Hockey Day in America’s three early games? This video includes Mike Milbury’s three picks.

  15. Your 2011 Heritage Classic primer

    Feb 20, 2011, 4:36 PM EST

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    Want the lowdown on the 2011 Heritage Classic? We’ve got it for you in this post.

  16. Red Wings earn 2-1 shootout win against Wild in Todd Bertuzzi’s 1,000th game (with video)

    Feb 20, 2011, 3:44 PM EST

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    Todd Bertuzzi celebrated his 1,000th career game in style by clinching the Red Wings’ 2-1 shootout win against the Wild.

  17. Brian Boucher helps Flyers win intense game vs. Rangers 4-2

    Feb 20, 2011, 3:20 PM EST

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    Ville Leino

    Despite holding a 15-3 shot advantage in the third period, the Rangers lost to Brian Boucher and the Flyers in an intense game as part of Hockey Day in America.

  18. Hockey Day Preview: Penguins, Blackhawks hope to play like champions today

    Feb 20, 2011, 2:42 PM EST

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    Nick Leddy, Corey Crawford, Dustin Jeffrey

    The Penguins and Blackhawks represent the last two Stanley Cup winners, even if they might not look like champions right now. That being said, both squads have plenty to play for in their only meeting of the season.

  19. Hockey Day Preview: Sabres and Capitals try to re-gain last season’s magic

    Feb 20, 2011, 11:43 AM EST

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    Ryan Miller, Alex Ovechkin

    The Sabres might be looking better off the ice with their pending ownership change, but both Buffalo and Washington need to get their acts together on the ice. This afternoon would be a great time to start.

  20. Hockey Day Preview: Desperate Wild host streaking Bertuzzi, Red Wings

    Feb 20, 2011, 11:18 AM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v St. Louis Blues

    The Wild could climb all the way to the sixth spot in the West with a win against the Red Wings, as the two teams are riding unexpected hot streaks from Kyle Brodziak and Todd Bertuzzi.

  21. Hockey Day Preview: Ryan Miller struggles to carry Sabres again

    Feb 19, 2011, 11:30 PM EST

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    Ryan Miller

    After an out-of-this-world 2009-10, Ryan Miller came crashing back to Earth this season. Yet the Sabres are as much to blame – if not more – as the goalie who helped the U.S. Olympic team win a silver medal.

  22. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 19

    Feb 19, 2011, 6:30 PM EST

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    Vancouver Canucks v Colorado Avalanche

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

  23. Joel Quenneville released from hospital, doctors will determine return date

    Feb 19, 2011, 6:04 PM EST

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    The Blackhawks announced that head coach Joel Quenneville was released from the hospital and team doctors expect him to make a full recovery from his ulcer issues.

  24. Marc Crawford: Brad Richards is suffering from concussion-like symptoms

    Feb 19, 2011, 5:35 PM EST

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    bradrichardsneedsmorehype

    A bad stretch for the Stars might get even worse, as Brad Richards is dealing with concussion-like symptoms according to coach Marc Crawford.

  25. Carey Price reveals his weird Jacques Plante mask for Heritage Classic

    Feb 19, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

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    Carey Price shared his odd looking Jacques Plante tribute mask today, which he will wear specifically for the Heritage Classic on Sunday.

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