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  1. 2011 NHL New Year’s resolutions: Pacific Division

    Jan 8, 2011, 12:56 AM EST

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    What changes should each Pacific Division consider – and avoid – in 2011? Here are the new year’s resolutions for those five teams.

  2. Former San Jose Sharks forward Tom Cavanagh dies at age 28

    Jan 7, 2011, 11:29 PM EST

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    Sad news out of Providence, Rhode Island today: former San Jose Sharks draft pick and minor league player Tom Cavanagh was found dead inside a mall parking garage. The Providence Journal reports that the forward died due to “multiple traumatic injuries due to blunt force trauma.” He was 28 years old. Sharks general manager said…

  3. Leafs throttle Thrashers 9-3; Ben Eager lands cheap shot on Colby Armstrong

    Jan 7, 2011, 11:00 PM EST

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    An ugly loss got uglier when Ben Eager landed a sucker punch on Colby Armstrong. The Leafs got revenge via four power-play goals on the resulting five-minute man advantage; will the league further discipline Eager and the Leafs with a suspension?

  4. Struggling Kings welcome back Willie Mitchell, Alexei Ponikarovsky for Saturday’s game

    Jan 7, 2011, 9:40 PM EST

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    The disappointing Los Angeles Kings will bolster their struggling lineup with the return of Willie Mitchell and Alexei Ponikarovsky tomorrow night.

  5. Banged-up Gilbert Brule ruled out for Oilers’ game vs. Canucks tonight

    Jan 7, 2011, 9:21 PM EST

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    brulebruised

    A bruised chest/abdomen will keep Gilbert Brule out of tonight’s Oilers-Canucks game. Kurtis Foster will be back in Edmonton’s lineup, though.

  6. Nick Leddy’s exciting week continues with Blackhawks call-up

    Jan 7, 2011, 7:55 PM EST

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    It’s been a busy, emotional week for Chicago Blackhawks defenseman/prospect Nick Leddy. Things were pretty low on Monday when Leddy and the United States world junior team absolutely fell on their faces against Canada in the tournament’s semifinal 4-1 loss. His spirits certainly must have been improved on Wednesday, though, as the U.S. gutted out…

  7. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 7th

    Jan 7, 2011, 6:47 PM EST

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    reimerandmonster

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

  8. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 6th (late edition)

    Jan 6, 2011, 7:06 PM EST

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

  9. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 6th (early edition)

    Jan 6, 2011, 6:40 PM EST

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    hedberg

    Here are the starting goalies for today’s first four games. We’ll have an update for the later games soon.

  10. Sidney Crosby won’t play tonight against Canadiens; Matt Cooke also out

    Jan 6, 2011, 6:27 PM EST

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    crosbyandcooke

    Sidney Crosby and Matt Cooke are going to miss tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Click “Read More” for details on the severity of their injuries.

  11. 2011 NHL New Year’s resolutions: Northwest Division

    Jan 6, 2011, 4:18 PM EST

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    craigandersonnyr

    What changes should each Northwest Division consider in 2011? Here are the new year’s resolutions for those five teams.

  12. Columbus Blue Jackets waive Mike Commodore

    Jan 6, 2011, 3:51 PM EST

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    Not long after Mike Commodore requested a trade, the Blue Jackets decided to waive him.

  13. Around the Rink – Thursday, January 6th

    Jan 6, 2011, 2:51 PM EST

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    subbanvkunitz

    Here are previews for tonight’s eight games.

  14. Already injured Jordan Eberle gets his appendix removed

    Jan 6, 2011, 1:42 PM EST

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    Think you’ve had a rocky start to 2011? Jordan Eberle can relate: his country failed in the WJC, he’s dealing with an ankle injury on an awful Edmonton team and underwent an emergency appendectomy this week. Yikes.

  15. WJC gold medal winning Russian team parties too hard, gets booted from NY flight

    Jan 6, 2011, 1:18 PM EST

    russiancelebration

    Perhaps this news shouldn’t be too surprising, but the Russian junior teams’ behavior was so raucous that they were kicked off their flight back home this morning.

  16. Save of the Night: Cam Ward (January 5)

    Jan 6, 2011, 11:15 AM EST

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    Cam Ward robbed Marc Staal last night for the January 5th save of the night.

  17. Goals of the Night: Russia’s third period rally (January 5)

    Jan 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    crazedrussianwjc

    It’s not often that we award a five goal run the goal of the night award, but moments like Russia’s comeback in the gold medal game against Canada rarely surface either.

  18. Video: USHL player’s shot hits post, puck splits in half

    Jan 6, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

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    splitpuck

    Check out this truly unique moment, as USHL player Andrew Prochno shot a puck that hit a post … and split in half.

  19. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, January 5th

    Jan 6, 2011, 2:09 AM EST

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    luongo43saves

    Here are recaps of Wednesday night’s games.

  20. Ondrej Pavelec, Viktor Stalberg factor into Wednesday’s near-goals

    Jan 6, 2011, 1:48 AM EST

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    Close calls might have cost the Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers a point or two on Wednesday night. Check out the bad luck for Viktor Stalberg and Bryan McCabe and good luck for Kari Lehtonen and Ondrej Pavelec in this post.

  21. Pittsburgh claims sole Eastern Conference lead with 8-1 win over Tampa Bay

    Jan 5, 2011, 11:13 PM EST

    kunitzhattrick

    Make no mistake about which team is No. 1 in the East – at least right now – as top seed Pittsburgh dismantled second seed Tampa Bay 8-1 tonight.

  22. Russia puts together stunning third period comeback to win WJC gold vs. Canada 5-3

    Jan 5, 2011, 10:33 PM EST

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    russiancelebration

    With a 3-0 lead, it looked like the Canadians would earn gold medal redemption in the World Junior Championships. Instead, the Russian team shocked the hockey world by scoring five unanswered goals in the third period to complete one of the biggest comebacks in the tournament’s history.

  23. Video: Steven Stamkos falls during penalty shot attempt

    Jan 5, 2011, 9:30 PM EST

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    Just a few days after scoring a beautiful penalty shot goal, Steven Stamkos fell over and failed to even register a shot against Marc-Andre Fleury tonight.

  24. Poll: Should the NHL/NHLPA require players to wear visors?

    Jan 5, 2011, 8:36 PM EST

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    On the heels of Ryan Getzlaf’s unnerving sinus fractures – an injury that might have been prevented or limited if he wore a visor – we must ask: should the NHL require players to wear visors?

  25. Logan Couture named NHL’s rookie of the month for December

    Jan 5, 2011, 7:33 PM EST

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    Logan Couture lead all rookies in scoring in the month of December, earning the rookie of the month. Could the Calder Trophy be in his future, too?

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