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  1. Craig Ramsay holds meetings with Thrashers, hopes 8-2 loss doesn’t linger

    Mar 22, 2011, 12:07 AM EST

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    Craig Ramsay

    The Thrashers have until Thursday to soak in the embarrassment from their 8-2 loss against the Sabres on Saturday, so Craig Ramsay hopes to keep them focused and positive.

  2. Penguins squander four-goal lead, manage to beat Red Wings in shootout

    Mar 21, 2011, 10:54 PM EST

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    Pascal Dupuis, Brad Stuart

    The Penguins blew a 4-0 lead against the Red Wings, but James Neal helped them earn two points anyway by scoring the shootout winner.

  3. Vote for the Save of the Week (March 14-20)

    Mar 21, 2011, 10:19 PM EST

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    Cam Ward, Erik Cole, John Carlson, Mike Knuble (22),

    Who made last week’s best save? The contestants are: Niklas Backstrom, Henrik Lundqvist, James Reimer, Dwayne Roloson, Al Montoya and Anders Lindback.

  4. Capitals injury news: Jason Arnott might be dealing with groin injury, no timetable for Mike Green

    Mar 21, 2011, 9:20 PM EST

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Washington Capitals

    This post includes injury updates regarding Jason Arnott, Mike Green, Eric Fehr and John Erskine.

  5. Logan Couture doesn’t practice Monday, but might still play Wednesday

    Mar 21, 2011, 8:16 PM EST

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    coutureinjuredap

    Logan Couture wasn’t able to practice for the Sharks on Monday, but might still be able to play against the Sharks on Wednesday. Either way, San Jose must be happy that his injury doesn’t appear too serious.

  6. Vote for the Goal of the Week (March 14-20)

    Mar 21, 2011, 7:42 PM EST

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    Alex Ovechkin

    Vote for the Goal of the Week winner for March 14-20th. The contestants are: Mikko Koivu, Brooks Laich, Henrik Sedin, Alex Pietrangelo, Joni Pitkanen, Tyler Ennis and P.K. Subban.

  7. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 21

    Mar 21, 2011, 6:37 PM EST

    Redwings Oilers Hockey

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

  8. Video: Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire discuss top Hart Trophy candidates

    Mar 20, 2011, 5:55 PM EST

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks

    Who should be the MVP? Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury discuss their choices, including Jonathan Toews, Daniel Sedin, Nicklas Lidstrom, Carey Price, Tim Thomas and Pekka Rinne.

  9. Video: Kris Letang changed positions in juniors, becomes an All-Star defenseman in NHL

    Mar 20, 2011, 5:08 PM EST

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    NHL All Star Player Media Availability

    Kris Letang made a big choice to change positions during his junior hockey days, allowing him to carve out a future as an NHL All-Star on defense.

  10. Video: All seven goals from the Rangers’ 5-2 win against the Penguins

    Mar 20, 2011, 4:54 PM EST

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    Ryan Callahan, Mats Zuccarello

    Watch video footage of all seven goals from the Rangers 5-2 win against the Penguins in this post.

  11. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – Sunday, March 20

    Mar 20, 2011, 4:35 PM EST

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    Nashville Predators v Colorado Avalanche

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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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    lundqviststaalap

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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?

  21. 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.”

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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