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  1. Evgeni Nabokov drama continues as goalie hung up on Garth Snow, Islanders wait to see if he reports

    Jan 24, 2011, 11:53 AM EST

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    Evgeni Nabokov

    The drama continues between Evgeni Nabokov and the New York Islanders, as the Russian goalie reportedly hung up on Isles GM Garth Snow.

  2. Save of the Night – Pekka Rinne (January 23)

    Jan 24, 2011, 10:50 AM EST

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    Predators Oilers Hockey

    Pekka Rinne dropped his stick in the perfect spot to make the Save of the Night for January 23rd.

  3. Goal of the Night: Jeff Carter (January 23)

    Jan 24, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

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    jeffcarterextensiontalks

    Claude Giroux’s great saucer pass and Jeff Carter’s impressive bit of hand-eye coordination produced Sunday’s best goal.

  4. Predators remain hot, earn 3-2 shootout win against Oilers; Should the Red Wings be worried?

    Jan 23, 2011, 11:20 PM EST

    Predators Oilers Hockey

    The Predators are one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now, as they’ve won three in a row and 10 of their last 12 games.

  5. Tampa Bay begins epic 12-game homestand by crushing Atlanta 7-1; Steven Stamkos takes NHL scoring lead

    Jan 23, 2011, 8:16 PM EST

    stamkosscoringlead

    The Lightning will spend more than a month in Tampa Bay during a 12-game run, so they decided to make themselves at home with a 7-1 pasting of the Thrashers. Steven Stamkos passed Sidney Crosby for the league leading in points during the game.

  6. Devils beat Panthers 5-2 for fourth win in a row, Sabres best Islanders 5-3

    Jan 23, 2011, 6:58 PM EST

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    Martin Brodeur, Ilya Kovalchuk

    Here’s a recap of the two afternoon games featuring a Devils win over the Panthers and the Sabres’ victory against the Islanders.

  7. Videos: Star Cam footage from Flyers-Blackhawks Game of the Week

    Jan 23, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

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    toewsdeerinheadlights

    Here are some selected bits of Star Cam footage for both the Flyers and Blackhawks during today’s Game of the Week contest.

  8. Video: Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire discuss which player should go first in All-Star Game Fantasy Draft

    Jan 23, 2011, 4:16 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos

    This video includes a preview of the 2011 NHL All-Star Game, highlighting the debate regarding which player will go No.1 in Friday’s fantasy draft.

  9. Video: Daniel Carcillo bloodied in fight with Jake Dowell

    Jan 23, 2011, 3:45 PM EST

    Left Wing Dan Carcillo

    Jake Dowell left Dan Carcillo bloodied in a fight today, but many believe Carcillo was the true victor. Judge for yourself in this video.

  10. Video: Jonathan Toews reflects on his great 2010

    Jan 23, 2011, 3:20 PM EST

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    Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews discusses his amazing 2010 in this installment of NBC video.

  11. Today’s starting goalies – January 23rd

    Jan 23, 2011, 2:29 PM EST

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    pavelecwins

    Here are the probable starting goalies for today’s remaining games, which feature some odd start times.

  12. Why this year’s Philadelphia Flyers look an awful lot like last season’s Chicago Blackhawks

    Jan 23, 2011, 10:30 AM EST

    Joe Quenneville, Antti Niemi, Michael Leighton

    This year’s Philadelphia Flyers look an awful lot like last season’s Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks. Read this post to see why.

  13. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 22nd (late edition)

    Jan 22, 2011, 6:48 PM EST

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    Calgary Flames v Pittsburgh Penguins

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

  14. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 22nd (early edition)

    Jan 22, 2011, 6:32 PM EST

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    hillerjonasshutout

    Here are the starting goalies for the games taking place at 7:00 pm ET.

  15. Devils upset Flyers 3-1, Blackhawks beat Red Wings 4-1 in division rivalry games

    Jan 22, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

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    Corey Crawford, Henrik Zetterberg

    The lowest team in the NHL’s standings (New Jersey) beat the highest ranked one in the league (Philadelphia) while Chicago is now on a 5-0-1 run thanks to their win over Detroit this afternoon.

  16. Evgeni Nabokov’s agent says he won’t report to New York Islanders

    Jan 22, 2011, 4:52 PM EST

    Evgeni Nabokov

    The Evgeni Nabokov soap opera continues, as his agent confirms that the Russian goalie will not report to the New York Islanders.

  17. Vancouver Canucks set to honor Igor Larionov tonight

    Jan 22, 2011, 4:35 PM EST

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    larionovvan

    He only played in Vancouver for three seasons, but the Canucks will honor Igor Larionov’s larger impact on the game in a ceremony tonight.

  18. Saku Koivu makes what should be an emotional return to Montreal tonight

    Jan 22, 2011, 2:20 PM EST

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    koivucomeback

    Few hockey players will receive a returning hero’s welcome quite like Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu is expected to enjoy tonight in Montreal, as Joe also discussed here. The Finnish forward spent 13 seasons with the Canadiens, the team who drafted him in the first round in 1993. He was a captain for 10 seasons,…

  19. This afternoon’s starting goalies – January 22nd

    Jan 22, 2011, 12:44 PM EST

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    hedberg

    Here are the probable starting goalies for the three afternoon games.

  20. Around the Rink – Saturday, January 22nd

    Jan 22, 2011, 12:34 PM EST

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    koivuwithhabs

    Here’s a preview of a stout 11-game schedule of Saturday games.

  21. New York Islanders claim Evgeni Nabokov off waivers from Detroit

    Jan 22, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

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    As many expected, the Red Wings weren’t able to nab Evgeni Nabokov as the Islanders claimed him today.

  22. All-Star Game alternate captains named: Team Staal adds Mike Green and Ryan Kesler; Team Lidstrom gets Patrick Kane and Martin St. Louis

    Jan 22, 2011, 11:13 AM EST

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    patkaneasgalt

    The 2011 NHL All-Star Game alternate captains were named this morning. Team Staal has Mike Green and Ryan Kesler while Team Lidstrom added Patrick Kane and Martin St. Louis. This group should add needed entertainment value to the proceedings.

  23. Report: Mike Komisarek accused of assaulting woman at Hollywood club

    Jan 22, 2011, 10:43 AM EST

    Mike Komisarek

    TMZ Sports reports that Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek is being accused of hitting a woman in the face during an altercation at a Hollywood bar.

  24. Save of the Night – Dan Ellis (January 21)

    Jan 22, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    danellissaveofnightjan21

    Dan Ellis earned the Save of the Night for January 21st.

  25. Goals of the Night: Nathan Gerbe (January 21)

    Jan 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    New York Islanders v Buffalo Sabres

    When you score two goals in five seconds, you have a good shot at the goal of the night. Nathan Gerbe’s beautiful end-to-end rush on the first tally clinched the January 21st Goal of the Night, though.

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