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  1. Rash of head shots earn heavy suspensions for three WJC players

    Dec 29, 2010, 2:26 PM EDT

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    Zack Kassian

    The IIHF decided to hand out more than the standard one game suspension for three hits during the World Junior Championships, as Canada’s Zack Kassian received one extra game while Slovakian players Martin Marincin received three extra and Peter Hrasko received two extra.

  2. Sharks injury update: Heatley, Pavelski might miss game against Wild

    Dec 29, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

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    heatsandpavelski

    Joe Pavelski is almost definitely out while Dany Heatley might not play in the Sharks’ game tonight against the Wild.

  3. Report: Buffalo Sabres sale expected to be announced after WJC tournament

    Dec 29, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT

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    gosilano

    Rumors are circulating that the Buffalo Sabres will announce Terry Pegula as their new owner as soon as next week, after the 2011 World Junior Championship tournament is over.

  4. Predators snatch Marek Svatos from Blues via waivers

    Dec 29, 2010, 1:08 PM EDT

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    Yesterday, many wondered if Marek Svatos would clear waivers and therefore join the Blues. Instead, the Predators decided to go for his one year, $800K deal and snatched him from St. Louis

  5. Mike Comrie expected to miss 3-4 months with hip surgery

    Dec 29, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

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    mikecomriehipinjury

    A 3-4 month window doesn’t necessarily rule out a 2010-11 return for Mike Comrie, but it wouldn’t be shocking if the hip surgery he went through today might have ended his season.

  6. Save of the Night – Stephane Robidas (December 28th)

    Dec 29, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    stephanerobidassavestheday

    Stephane Robidas isn’t a goalie, but he sure looked like one when he bailed out his netminder Andrew Raycroft it what became the December 28th save of the night.

  7. Goal of the Night – Jay Beagle (December 28th)

    Dec 29, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    There were many great goals to choose from, but Jay Beagle’s spinning top shelf shot earns the December 28th goal of the night.

  8. Andrew Gordon and Derek Stepan share December 20-26 Goal of the Week

    Dec 29, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    andrewgordon

    For the first time in PHT’s goal of the week awards’ history, two different players tied for the prize as Derek Stepan and Andrew Gordon earned the same amount of votes for the best goal of December 20-26.

  9. Riding the Zamboni – Tuesday, December 28th

    Dec 29, 2010, 1:57 AM EDT

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    ridingthezamonidec28

    Here are summaries of tonight’s nine games.

  10. Jonathan Toews leaves game with shoulder injury

    Dec 29, 2010, 12:35 AM EDT

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    keithandtoews

    The Blackhawks lost a 3-1 game to the Blues, but the biggest lost might be to their captain Jonathan Toews, who left the game with a shoulder injury.

  11. Sidney Crosby extends scoring streak to 25 games as Penguins trash Thrashers

    Dec 28, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malki

    Sidney Crosby now has a 25-game scoring streak with a stunning 50 points in that span, as he scored two goals and added two assists to help the Penguins pummel the Thrashers 6-3.

  12. Ales Hemsky will be back for Oilers vs. Sabres tonight

    Dec 28, 2010, 8:51 PM EDT

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    hemskyback

    After a 10-game absence, the Oilers expect to have Ales Hemsky back in the lineup tonight against the Sabres.

  13. WJC updates: Etem apologizes to Buffalo, Kassian faces suspension

    Dec 28, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

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    etemissorry

    Some assorted 2011 World Junior Championships news: Emerson Etem apologizes for Buffalo bashing while Zack Kassian faces a possible suspension for a check he delivered today.

  14. Marc-Andre Fleury wins his third Save of the Week (December 20-26)

    Dec 28, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

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    fleuryandjohnson

    Marc-Andre Fleury has won his fair share of popularity contests lately, as he earned his third save of the week award of the 2010-11 season.

  15. Road trips and Homestands that will shape the Atlantic Division

    Dec 28, 2010, 7:04 PM EDT

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    The Flyers’ schedule might be the biggest factor in who wins the Atlantic this season, with a huge road trip followed by a big chunk of home games in the next month and a half. Find out about each Atlantic team’s best and worst spans in this post.

  16. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 28th

    Dec 28, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starters for today’s nine games, including the possible return of Coyotes stopper Ilya Bryzgalov.

  17. Canadiens acquire James Wisniewski from Islanders for two draft picks

    Dec 28, 2010, 5:08 PM EDT

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    jameswisregrets

    The bad news for James Wisniewski: he’ll play for his fifth team in three seasons because of this trade. The good news: he escaped Long Island for a playoff contender in Montreal.

  18. Darryl Sutter gives up Flames GM job; Jay Feaster immediately steps in

    Dec 28, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Darryl Sutter stepped down as the Calgary Flames general manager, a role that now immediately belongs to former Tampa Bay Lightning GM Jay Feaster.

  19. All-Star Voting update: Marc-Andre Fleury gains slight lead over Carey Price

    Dec 28, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    mafsave

    The Pittsburgh Penguins now hold four of the six spots on the fan-voted All-Star team with one week left.

  20. Devils expected to place Brian Rolston on re-entry waivers this week with hopes of cap relief

    Dec 28, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The Devils are preparing to place Brian Rolston on re-entry waivers, in hopes that another team will relieve them of half of his salary and cap hit.

  21. Around the Rink – Tuesday, December 28th

    Dec 28, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

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    pavelecandcrosby

    Tonight’s nine games features some elite matchups, including Philly-Vancouver, Pittsburgh-Atlanta, Boston-Tampa Bay and Montreal-Washington.

  22. Blue Jackets fans say ref gave them the finger, made ‘crying gesture’

    Dec 28, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    pauldevorski

    Blue Jackets fans say that veteran NHL ref Paul Devorski gave them the finger and made a “crying gesture” in their direction during last night’s game against the Wild.

  23. St. Louis Blues sign former Avs winger Marek Svatos to one-year deal

    Dec 28, 2010, 11:55 AM EDT

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    mareksvatosblues

    He might need to clear waivers first, but the injury-depleted Blues announced that they signed former Avs forward Marek Svatos to a one-year deal today.

  24. Saves of the Night – Chris Osgood (December 27)

    Dec 28, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    osgood400

    We were tempted to give him an honorary save of the night award for his 400th win anyway, but Chris Osgood earned the December 27th one on merit.

  25. Goal of the Night – Dustin Brown (December 27)

    Dec 28, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    browngoalofthenightdec27

    Anze Kopitar’s great saucer pass sets up a nice Dustin Brown tally for the December 27th goal of the night.

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