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  1. NHL approves Flyers’ request to extend Michael Leighton’s rehab stint; team plans on going with three goalies soon

    Dec 6, 2010, 7:52 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers will be able to avoid having three goalies at the NHL level for one more week, as the NHL approved the team’s request to extend Michael Leighton’s rehab stint. The fact of the matter is that the team is expected to roll with Leighton, Brian Boucher and Sergei Bobrovsky in net going forward, though.

  2. Vote for the Goal of the Week (November 29 – December 5)

    Dec 6, 2010, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Who scored the best goal for the week of November 29-December 5: Pavel Datsyuk, Chris Kelly, Dennis Seidenberg, Martin Havlat, Niklas Hagman, Taylor Hall or Dustin Penner? Vote in the poll to help your favorite claim the prize.

  3. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 6th

    Dec 6, 2010, 6:19 PM EDT

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

  4. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – December 5th

    Dec 5, 2010, 5:36 PM EDT

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    Here are the starting goalies for tonight’s three remaining games.

  5. This afternoon’s starting goalies – December 5th (update)

    Dec 5, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Here are the starters for the Flyers-Islanders game, which starts early at 1 pm ET as well as a new update with starters for the Senators-Rangers game at 5 pm ET.

  6. Philadelphia Flyers come back to beat lowly New York Islanders 3-2

    Dec 5, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    The Flyers found themselves down 2-1 in the third period, but were able to get it together to earn a 3-2 win.

  7. Ottawa Senators hope to trade for a gritty defenseman like Vancouver’s Kevin Bieksa

    Dec 5, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

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    The latest trade rumor gossip is that the Ottawa Senators are looking to add toughness to their defensive corps, possibly by trying to acquire Kevin Bieksa.

  8. Should the NHL take control of the wayward Islanders?

    Dec 5, 2010, 1:40 PM EDT

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    Should the NHL take over the fledgling New York Islanders franchise, as New York Post writer Larry Brooks suggests?

  9. Brad Richards to N.Y. Rangers trade rumor mill heats up

    Dec 5, 2010, 12:26 PM EDT

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    As the Board of Governors meetings approach, a large gathering of general managers = new, juicy trade rumors. The biggest one seems to be the possibility that the Rangers might land Brad Richards from the cash-strapped Stars before the trade deadline.

  10. Around the Rink – Sunday, December 5th

    Dec 5, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Let’s cruise around the rink this afternoon, as we prepare the ice for Sunday’s five games.

  11. Save of the Night – Tim Thomas (December 4)

    Dec 5, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Tim Thomas made what some people are calling the save of the year with this sprawling glove stop last night.

  12. Goal of the Night – Taylor Hall (December 4)

    Dec 5, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Taylor Hall’s overtime game winner was Saturday’s most captivating goal.

  13. Riding the Zamboni – December 4 (late edition)

    Dec 5, 2010, 1:24 AM EDT

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    Both the Oilers and Kings continued their modest winning streaks by beating the Blues and Red Wings, respectively.

  14. Dan Bylsma says Evgeni Malkin’s knee injury isn’t a ‘structural problem’

    Dec 4, 2010, 11:50 PM EDT

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    It sounds like Evgeni Malkin’s knee injury isn’t too big of a deal, as it’s been labeled as “day to day.”

  15. Riding the Zamboni – December 4th (early edition)

    Dec 4, 2010, 11:14 PM EDT

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    Here are recaps of some of tonight’s games, highlighted by Phil Kessel getting a little revenge against the Boston bruins and the Stars bringing their winning streak to six games.

  16. Pittsburgh Penguins tie Washington Capitals atop the East standings thanks to tonight’s games

    Dec 4, 2010, 10:07 PM EDT

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    With a Penguins win over the Blue Jackets and a regulation loss by the Capitals against the Thrashers, Pittsburgh and Washington find themselves tied atop the Eastern Conference. Sidney Crosby scored two goals, giving him a league leading 23 on the season.

  17. Just like that, Ales Hemsky is out again (indefinitely)

    Dec 4, 2010, 9:33 PM EDT

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    It sounds like Ales Hemsky’s groin injury is still an issue, as the team will keep him out indefinitely to avoid a possible hernia.

  18. Early Ride on the Zamboni – December 4th

    Dec 4, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

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    With two early afternoon games already completed, we figured it would be wise to rev up the recap Zamboni for a quick spin.

  19. Poll results: PHT readers think that Brian Burke and Ron Wilson should be fired

    Dec 4, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

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    PHT readers think that the Toronto Maple Leafs should clean house by firing both their general manager (Brian Burke) and head coach (Ron Wilson).

  20. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – December 4th (late edition)

    Dec 4, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starters for the final two games of the night.

  21. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – December 4th (semi-early edition)

    Dec 4, 2010, 6:42 PM EDT

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    Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day. It’s a race…

  22. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 3rd

    Dec 3, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Check out the probable starting goalies for tonight’s six games, including yet another return by Craig Anderson.

  23. Pension Plan Fund reps say they did not receive ‘firm offer’ to sell Toronto Maple Leafs

    Dec 3, 2010, 6:05 PM EDT

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    The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan reps say that they never received a “firm offer” for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors. So what does that mean?

  24. Rule changes haven’t curbed concussions in the NHL this season

    Dec 3, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT

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    Despite making a rule for blindside hits, the NHL is still dealing with concussions at the same disturbing pace.

  25. Western Conference teams continue to dominate the East

    Dec 3, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT

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    For the sixth season in a row, the Western Conference clearly out-classes the East in the NHL.

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