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  1. Report: Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen should be ready to play in Round 2

    Apr 22, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

    Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Matt Walker

    The rest that comes with sweeping their first round series could be great for the Red Wings, as Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen are expected to be back for Round 2.

  2. Alain Vigneault says the Canucks will stick with Roberto Luongo in Game 6

    Apr 22, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

    Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider

    Despite allowing 10 goals in his last two abbreviated starts, the Canucks are sticking with Roberto Luongo.

  3. Report: Chris Pronger won’t play in Game 5 after all

    Apr 22, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Philadelphia Flyers

    It sounds like Chris Pronger won’t play in a big Game 5 against the Sabres after all.

  4. Roberto Luongo, Pekka Rinne and Tim Thomas named Vezina Trophy finalists; Who wins?

    Apr 22, 2011, 12:26 PM EDT

    Tim Thomas;

    The NHL named the three finalists for the 2010-11 Vezina Trophy: Roberto Luongo, Pekka Rinne and Tim Thomas.

  5. Chris Pronger’s Game 5 return becomes that much more likely after morning skate

    Apr 22, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    Yesterday’s speculation was justified after Chris Pronger was a full participant in the Flyers’ morning skate today. It sounds like the big defenseman will appear in tonight’s Game 5 against the Sabres.

  6. NHL fines Andrew Ference $2,500 for middle finger

    Apr 22, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

    Andrew Ference, Andrew Peters

    Somehow the league didn’t believe Andrew Ference’s story that his middle finger got stuck in his glove. The NHL decided to fine him $2,500 for the obscene gesture as expected.

  7. Can the Blackhawks follow in the 2010 Flyers’ footsteps by coming back from a 3-0 deficit?

    Apr 22, 2011, 2:24 AM EDT

    Patrick Kane, Corey Crawford, Patrick Sharp

    The Blackhawks are trying to be the fourth team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 series deficit, but the 2010 Flyers accomplished that goal last year. This post breaks down Chicago’s chances and how their series compares to that Philly turnaround.

  8. Sharks ride momentum into Game 5 win; Kings find themselves down 3-1

    Apr 22, 2011, 1:54 AM EDT

    Devin Setoguchi, Jonathan Quick

    The Sharks won another game in Los Angeles to take a 3-1 series lead over the Kings.

  9. Chicago dismantles Vancouver and Roberto Luongo again, bring series deficit down to 3-2

    Apr 22, 2011, 1:29 AM EDT

    Roberto Luongo

    The Blackhawks have embarrassed Roberto Luongo and the Canucks for two straight games, bringing Vancouver’s series lead down to 3-2. Read all about their 5-0 win in this post.

  10. Colin Campbell makes waves with boisterous radio appearance

    Apr 22, 2011, 12:30 AM EDT

    Colin Campbell

    Colin Campbell’s TSN radio appearance was almost uncomfortably tense.

  11. Michael Ryder powers Bruins’ OT comeback, Boston ties series 2-2

    Apr 21, 2011, 10:43 PM EDT

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    Chris Kelly, Rich Peverley, Michael Ryder

    The Habs built three leads, but the Bruins kept coming back and ultimately tied the series with a 5-4 overtime win. The ragtag line of Michael Ryder, Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley ended up being the heroes.

  12. Andrew Ference could face $2,500 fine for middle finger on Bell Centre crowd

    Apr 21, 2011, 9:23 PM EDT

    Andrew Ference, Patrice Bergeron

    Andrew Ference could face a fine of up to $2,500 after he celebrated a goal by giving Montreal’s Bell Centre crowd the finger.

  13. Derek Roy makes progress toward a return, hopes to come back in the playoffs

    Apr 21, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

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    The Sabres made it to the playoffs without Derek Roy out of the mix since December 23, but chances are, they’d like to have their top center back. One report indicates he might be able to come back soon.

  14. Jarkko Ruutu receives one-game suspension for late hit on Martin Erat

    Apr 21, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT

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    ruutususpendedap

    The NHL handed Ducks pest Jarkko Ruutu a one-game suspension for his elbow on Predators forward Martin Erat.

  15. Brent Seabrook will miss his second straight game tonight

    Apr 21, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

    brentseabrookoutforgame5

    The Blackhawks made some believers in Game 4, but if they want to stay alive in their series against the Canucks, Chicago must win without Brent Seabrook tonight.

  16. 2011 playoffs: Coyotes face possible last game in Phoenix, five Game 4’s tonight

    Apr 20, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Three

    Here are previews of tonight’s five Game 4 matchups, including what could be the last Coyotes game in Phoenix.

  17. Capitals hope Jason Chimera and Eric Fehr can step up in Mike Knuble’s likely absence

    Apr 20, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT

    Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera

    Mike Knuble is probably going to miss tonight’s Game 4, so that means Jason Chimera must step up if he gets first line minutes while Eric Fehr will get in the lineup for the first time in this series.

  18. What’s Peter Forsberg up to? He’s the new assistant GM for MODO

    Apr 20, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT

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    Peter Foresberg

    After what looks like his final failed NHL comeback, Peter Forsberg begins his post-playing career as the assistant GM for MODO of the Swedish Elite League.

  19. Mike Gillis, David Poile and Steve Yzerman receive GM of the Year nominations; Who should win?

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT

    Steve Yzerman, Wayne Fleming.

    The NHL named the three nominees for the 2010-11 GM of the Year award: Vancouver’s Mike Gillis, Nashville’s David Poile and Tampa Bay’s Steve Yzerman. Find out more about their work and vote for your favorite in the poll.

  20. Video: Mike Keenan and Keith Jones preview Rangers-Capitals Game 4 (Web exclusive)

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:17 PM EDT

    Ryan Callahan, Matt Bradely, Scott Gomez, Eric Fehr

    Pumped up for Game 4 between the Rangers and Capitals? Check out this post for a web-exclusive preview featuring commentary from Keith Jones and Mike Keenan.

  21. Video: Devin Setoguchi’s OT winner against the Los Angeles Kings

    Apr 20, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Devin Setoguchi, Marc-Edouard Vlasic

    Want to watch Devin Setoguchi’s historic game-winner? This post includes footage of that goal, plus a video with the game’s biggest highlights.

  22. Can the Kings rebound from their epic collapse?

    Apr 20, 2011, 5:31 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three

    The Kings became the first team in 26 years to lose a playoff game after building a 4-0 lead. How will the team and its coach react to such a brutal loss?

  23. Sharks take 2-1 series lead thanks to one of the biggest comebacks in playoff history

    Apr 20, 2011, 3:00 AM EDT

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    setogucjo

    The Sharks became the fourth team in the history of the NHL playoffs to come behind from a 4-0 deficit and win the game. San Jose now has a 2-1 series, but both teams leave Tuesday’s contest with plenty of questions.

  24. Are the Blackhawks back in Roberto Luongo’s head after their crushing 7-2 win?

    Apr 19, 2011, 11:20 PM EDT

    Bryan Bickell, Roberto Luongo

    The Blackhawks avoided a sweep in a dramatic way by crushing the Canucks 7-2, but this game poses plenty of other questions. The biggest one might be: how will Roberto Luongo and his teammates respond to such a crushing defeat?

  25. Bruins spend off day at Lake Placid, location of 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’

    Apr 19, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT

    HKN Bruins Canadiens 20110418

    The Bruins decided to take it the serenity – and Miracle on Ice related history – of Lake Placid, New York during their off day today.

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