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  1. Around the Rink – Tuesday February 22nd

    Feb 22, 2011, 3:37 PM EST

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    Here are previews of today’s 10 games, including Jamie Langebrunner playing against the Devils, a rapid reunion of the Erik Johnson-Chris Stewart trade and a big game between the Rangers and the Hurricanes.

  2. Pavel Datsyuk wins Goal of the Week (February 14-20)

    Feb 22, 2011, 2:45 PM EST

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    Pavel Datsyuk

    Pavel Datsyuk earned the Goal of the Week for February 14-20th.

  3. NHL agrees to $375M+ deal with Molson Coors/Miller Coors

    Feb 22, 2011, 1:11 PM EST


    MillerCoors and Molson Coors reached a $375 million (or more) agreement with the NHL to become the official beer of the league.

  4. Flames winger Niklas Hagman clears waivers, is Calgary ready to make a move?

    Feb 22, 2011, 12:24 PM EST

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    NHL Heritage Classic - Montreal Canadiens v Calgary Flames

    Flames winger Niklas Hagman cleared waivers today. Does this mean a Calgary move is imminent?

  5. Nicklas Backstrom reportedly day-to-day with fractured thumb

    Feb 22, 2011, 12:06 PM EST

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    Nicklas Backstrom, Derek Roy

    Nicklas Backstrom reportedly suffered a fractured thumb during Monday’s game against the Penguins. The Capitals claim that it is a day-to-day injury.

  6. It’s official: Terry Pegula is the new owner of the Buffalo Sabres

    Feb 22, 2011, 11:38 AM EST

    Terry Pegula

    After months of speculation, the NHL announced that Terry Pegula is officially the new owner of the Buffalo Sabres. Click “Read More” to find out why this could be a great thing for the team and its fans.

  7. Central Division Watch (February 22)

    Feb 22, 2011, 11:15 AM EST

    Nick Spaling, Rick Nash

    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.

  8. Saves of the Night: Michal Neuvirth far from shaky vs. Jordan Staal (February 21)

    Feb 22, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    Michal Neuvirth

    Michal Neuvirth made two saves that combined to earn him the February 21st Save of the Night.

  9. 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.

  10. Buffalo Sabres might be interested in trading Tim Connolly

    Feb 22, 2011, 12:42 AM EST


    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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Southeast Division Watch (February 21)

    Feb 21, 2011, 7:15 PM EST

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    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.

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

    Feb 21, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

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

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

    Feb 21, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

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    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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. Your 2011 Heritage Classic primer

    Feb 20, 2011, 4:36 PM EST


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

  24. 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


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

  25. 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.

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