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  1. Sami Salo’s soul search: is retirement a possibility?

    Jan 4, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT

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    samisaloretire

    All of the talk centered around dealing with Sami Salo’s cap hit, but what if he just decides to retire?

  2. Report: Michael Leighton clears waivers, will play in AHL (for now)

    Jan 4, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Tim Brent, Darroll Powe

    Many expected the Islanders to make a claim for Michael Leighton. Instead, the big goalie will report to the Flyers’ AHL affiliate this week because he cleared waivers today.

  3. Around the Rink – Tuesday, January 4th

    Jan 4, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT

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    Semyon Varlamov, Steven Stamkos

    Here are previews of tonight’s five games, including a big game between the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning for the Southeast Division lead.

  4. Crosby, Malkin, Toews, Fleury, Letang and Keith make the top six in All-Star voting

    Jan 4, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

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    crosbyandfleury

    Week after week, we followed the fan voting for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. In case you haven’t been keeping up, fans were able to pick their equivalent to a First NHL All-Star team with three forwards, two defensemen and one goalie. The league just announced the roster, which is comprised solely of Pittsburgh Penguins…

  5. Save of the Night – Cam Ward (January 3)

    Jan 4, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

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    camwardinjuryupdates

    Chris Higgins had a breakaway chance, but Cam Ward denied him with a nice glove save to earn January 3rd’s save of the night.

  6. Goal of the Night – Quinton Howden (December 3)

    Jan 4, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    quintonhowden

    While the full Canada-U.S. game was a severe mismatch and letdown, it produced some great moments. Quinton Howden’s game winning goal also earned him the December 3rd goal of the night.

  7. Riding the Zamboni – Monday, January 3rd

    Jan 4, 2011, 2:31 AM EDT

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    tavaresjan3

    Here are summaries of Monday’s games, including two teams winning in cities that haven’t been very friendly to them over the ears.

  8. Jonathan Toews scores odd game winner in return from injury as Blackhawks squeak by Kings 4-3

    Jan 4, 2011, 12:34 AM EDT

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    toewswinsit

    A great game between the Kings and Blackhawks ended with two strange goals, including a game winner by Jonathan Toews in his return from a brief injury hiatus.

  9. Tonight’s your last chance to vote for 2011 NHL All-Star Game

    Jan 3, 2011, 11:04 PM EDT

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    Tonight’s the last night that you can vote for the top six players in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. Click “Read More” to find out how to vote.

  10. Rick DiPietro injured again just two days after Isles trade Dwayne Roloson; time to claim Michael Leighton?

    Jan 3, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

    rickdhurtagain

    Just two days after the Islanders traded away Dwayne Roloson, oft-injured goalie Rick DiPietro is injured once again. Does that mean that Michael Leighton might be on his way to Long Island?

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.”

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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