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

    Jan 2, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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

  2. Riding the Zamboni – Saturday, January 1st

    Jan 2, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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

  3. 2011 Winter Classic Star Cams: Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin

    Jan 2, 2011, 1:56 AM EDT

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

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

    Jan 2, 2011, 12:42 AM EDT

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

  5. Video: 2011 Winter Classic highlights

    Jan 2, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

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    Video highlights from the 2011 Winter Classic.

  6. 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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    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?

  7. 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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    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.

  8. 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.

  9. Around the Rink – Saturday, January 1st

    Jan 1, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

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

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

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

    Jan 1, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

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    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.

  12. 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.

  13. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 31st (late edition)

    Dec 31, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starters for tonight’s later games, from 8:00 pm ET and on.

  14. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 31st (early edition)

    Dec 31, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for the 5,6 and 7 pm ET games. We’ll get you up to date with the other games later on.

  15. Around the Rink – New Year’s Eve edition

    Dec 31, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Here are previews of tonight’s nine games, which include some earlier than usual starts to accommodate people’s NYE plans.

  16. Fun with numbers for the 2011 Winter Classic

    Dec 31, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT

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    Let’s take at look of the most interesting numbers going into the 2011 Winter Classic.

  17. Video: Mario Lemieux, Peter Bondra star in Alumni game 5-5 tie

    Dec 31, 2010, 12:21 PM EDT

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    While the 2011 Winter Classic Game is a celebration of the modern era in Pittsburgh and Washington, the alumni game looked to the past. Perhaps it makes sense, then, that Mario Lemieux and Peter Bondra came up big just like old times.

  18. Save of the Night – Duncan Keith for Marty Turco (December 30)

    Dec 31, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    We once again decided to award the save of the night to a defenseman, as Duncan Keith bailed Marty Turco out after the puck moving goalie made a turnover.

  19. Goal of the Night: Steven Stamkos (December 30)

    Dec 31, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Carey Price had no hope of stopping Steven Stamkos during a penalty shot on December 30th’s goal of the night.

  20. Perception vs. Reality and Crosby vs. Ovechkin

    Dec 31, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    While it’s easier to depict Crosby vs. Ovechkin as a wild man vs. a choir boy (or even good vs. evil), the truth is that both players are more complex than most expect.

  21. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, December 30th (late edition)

    Dec 31, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Here are recaps of the two late games, with the Avalanche squeaking by the Oilers and the Flyers dominating the Kings.

  22. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, December 30th (early edition)

    Dec 30, 2010, 11:33 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at four of tonight’s six games, featuring a fantastic performance by Steven Stamkos, goalie Cedrick Desjardins’ first NHL win and more.

  23. Weird hockey video of the day: Couple gets married during Thrashers game

    Dec 30, 2010, 10:28 PM EDT

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    Cynthia and David Pritchard decided to get married … during the first intermission of the Bruins-Thrashers game. Click “Read More” for the strange details.

  24. Canadian Press names Sidney Crosby its male athlete of the year

    Dec 30, 2010, 9:22 PM EDT

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    The Canadian Press handed Sidney Crosby its Lionel Conacher Award for the country’s best athlete of 2010, the third time he’s earned such an honor. Find out about is amazing year by clicking on “Read More.”

  25. Erik Christensen expects to miss 4-6 weeks with knee injury

    Dec 30, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Bad news for the Rangers: Erik Christensen is expected to miss four to six weeks with a sprained right knee.

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