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  1. Canada crushes U.S. 4-1 in WJC semifinal; America will face Sweden in bronze medal game Wednesday

    Jan 3, 2011, 10:20 PM EDT

    canadacrushesus

    People expected a great rematch after last year’s heart stopping World Junior Championships gold medal game. Instead, Canada pulverized the U.S. and will move on to a gold medal showdown vs. Russia while America must settle for a bronze medal match against Sweden.

  2. Vote for the Save of the Week – December 27 to January 2nd

    Jan 3, 2011, 9:08 PM EDT

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    mafsave

    Jonas Hiller, Stephane Robidas, Duncan Keith, Chris Osgood and Rick DiPietro are your candidates for the best save of last week (December 27-January 2nd). Vote for your favorite in the poll in this post.

  3. Vote for the Goal of the Week – December 27-January 2nd

    Jan 3, 2011, 8:26 PM EDT

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    andrewgordon

    Who scored the best goal of the week of December 27th (2010) to January 2nd (2011)? Was it Dustin Brown, Steven Stamkos, Evander Kane, Tyler Ennis, Jiri Hudler or Jay Beagle? Vote in the poll by clicking “Read More.”

  4. Rangers send Michael del Zotto to minors, call up Ryan McDonagh

    Jan 3, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

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    delzottodemoted

    Michael Del Zotto’s sophomore slump spurred the Rangers to send him down to the AHL today.

  5. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 3rd

    Jan 3, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

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    reimerandmonster

    Here are the probable starters for tonight’s five games.

  6. 2011 Winter Classic most watched regular season game in 36 years

    Jan 3, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

    Winter Classic Hockey

    Rain delays pushed the 2011 Winter Classic into primetime. Yet instead of seeing ratings issues, the event proved that outdoor hockey can work during the night time too with some great numbers.

  7. Dustin Byfuglien scores in OT to help Thrashers beat Habs

    Jan 2, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

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    dustinbyfuglienwinsit

    Ondrej Pavelec and Dustin Byfuglien helped the Thrashers earn a 4-3 overtime win against the Canadiens in an early afternoon game today.

  8. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 2, 2011 (late edition)

    Jan 2, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

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    craiganderson

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

  9. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 2nd (early edition)

    Jan 2, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

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    pricesubban

    There are some odd start times for today’s games, so we’ll periodically update you with the probable starting goalies. Here are the starters for today’s first three games.

  10. 2011 NHL New Year’s resolutions: Northeast Division

    Jan 2, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

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    seguinresolutions

    What should each NHL team resolve to change – or keep the same – in 2011? We provide our suggested new year’s resolutions, up now: the Northeast Division.

  11. 2011 NHL New Year’s resolutions: Central Division

    Jan 2, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

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    kaneandhossa

    What should each NHL team resolve to change – or keep the same – in 2011? We provide our suggested new year’s resolutions, up next: the Central Division.

  12. 2011 NHL New Year’s resolutions: Atlantic Division

    Jan 2, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

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    brodeurbummed

    What should each NHL team resolve to change – or keep the same – in 2011? We provide our suggested new year’s resolutions, beginning with the Atlantic Division.

  13. Around the Rink – Life after the Winter Classic edition

    Jan 2, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT

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    thrashersvhabs

    January 2nd won’t generate the hockey hype like January 1st does, but there’s plenty to see today with eight games on the docket. Check out these previews to find out some of the unusual start times for today.

  14. Goal of the Night – Tyler Ennis (January 1)

    Jan 2, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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    tylerennisrandomcrash

    Tyler Ennis beat a sprawling Tim Thomas to win Saturday’s goal of the night.

  15. Riding the Zamboni – Saturday, January 1st

    Jan 2, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    drewstaffordridingzam

    Here are recaps of the six games played indoors on Saturday night.

  16. 2011 Winter Classic Star Cams: Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin

    Jan 2, 2011, 1:56 AM EDT

    ovisidstarcams

    Check out Star Cam footage of Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin from the 2011 Winter Classic.

  17. Video: Alex Ovechkin pumps up his teammates for Winter Classic

    Jan 2, 2011, 12:42 AM EDT

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    Semyon Varlamov,  Alex Ovechkin

    Check out NBC’s Sounds of the Game for the 2011 Winter Classic, featuring Alex Ovechkin pumping up his Capitals teammates.

  18. Video: 2011 Winter Classic highlights

    Jan 2, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

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    Video highlights from the 2011 Winter Classic.

  19. Tampa Bay tries to improve its goalie situation by trading for veteran Dwayne Roloson

    Jan 1, 2011, 11:47 PM EDT

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    New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils

    The Lightning acquired goalie Dwayne Roloson from the Islanders in exchange for prospect Ty Wishart. The question is, who will be the odd man out between Roloson, Dan Ellis and Mike Smith?

  20. Eric Fehr’s two goals steal the Winter Classic spotlight as Capitals beat Penguins 3-1

    Jan 1, 2011, 11:07 PM EDT

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    Marcus Johansson, Mike Green Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera

    While Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin dominated the headlines going into the Winter Classic, hard working Capitals forward Eric Fehr stole the show with a great two goal performance.

  21. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 1st

    Jan 1, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies in today’s seven games.

  22. Around the Rink – Saturday, January 1st

    Jan 1, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

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    bocjan1

    Believe it or not, the Winter Classic isn’t the only hockey game taking place tonight. Here are previews for the other six contests.

  23. Semyon Varlamov will start in Winter Classic; does that mean Varly holds the upper hand in Caps’ net?

    Jan 1, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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    varlyjan1

    Should we read anything “bigger” into the Capitals’ choice to start Semyon Varlamov instead of Michal Neuvirth for the Winter Classic? Maybe.

  24. Mike Green helps his friend get on Winter Classic ice for marriage proposal

    Jan 1, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

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    mikegreenwc2011

    Mike Green is known for his ability to set up the Washington Capitals offense, but his best assist of the weekend might have come early, as he helped get his friend on the Winter Classic ice to make a marriage proposal.

  25. ESPN Magazine tabs Evander Kane in its ‘NEXT’ feature

    Dec 31, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    ESPN Magazine named Evander Kane as its ‘NEXT’ important hockey player for 2011 and beyond.

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