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  1. Vancouver Canucks forward Mikael Samuelsson will miss at least one week with ‘mild concussion’

    Dec 7, 2010, 7:00 AM EDT

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    A “minor concussion” will sideline Vancouver Canucks forward for Mikael Samuelsson for no less than a week, meaning he’ll miss at least three games.

  2. 24/7 Winter Classic Video: Brooks Laich

    Dec 7, 2010, 1:34 AM EDT

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    Check out this captivating video of Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich discussing the upcoming Winter Classic as part of HBO’s 24/7 series.

  3. Ray Emery continues to pursue comeback

    Dec 6, 2010, 11:50 PM EDT

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    Ray Emery continues to attempt a comeback to the NHL after dealing with a career-threatening hip injury.

  4. Jeff Schultz expected to miss four to six weeks with fractured thumb

    Dec 6, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT

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    Bad news for the Washington Capitals: underrated defenseman Jeff Schultz is expected to miss four to six weeks with a fractured thumb.

  5. Riding the Zamboni – December 6th

    Dec 6, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Here are summaries of the other four games of tonight, chock full of come-from-behind victories.

  6. Sidney Crosby, Penguins remain hot with win over Devils; Pittsburgh now sits alone atop NHL standings

    Dec 6, 2010, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby extended his streak with at least one point per game to 16 while the Penguins are now on a 10 game winning streak after a 2-1 win over the woeful Devils.

  7. Quick hits: Senators look for forward help, Ponikarovsky skates, Hemsky could miss a month

    Dec 6, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Click “Read More” for a few quick bits of news, with injury updates regarding Ales Hemsky and Alexei Ponikarovsky as well as trade rumors involving Dustin Penner and Alex Kovalev.

  8. Vote for the Save of the Week (November 29-December 5)

    Dec 6, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Who made the best save from the week of November 29-December 5: Tim Thomas, Ondrej Pavelec, Miikka Kiprusoff, Roberto Luongo, Jose Theodore or Jonas Hiller? Vote in the poll.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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?

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.”

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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