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  1. Video: James Vandermeer takes out a plane of glass, hits Tomas Kopecky

    Nov 8, 2010, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Check out this unusual video involving Jim Vandermeer, Tomas Kopecky and one unlucky pane of glass.

  2. Former veteran NHL official points to players’ mindsets when it comes to hits to the head

    Nov 8, 2010, 12:12 AM EDT

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    One retired veteran official thinks that hits to the head have as much to do with player attitudes than anything else. Click “Read More” for more on that.

  3. Riding the Zamboni – Sunday, November 7th

    Nov 7, 2010, 11:35 PM EDT

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    Hop on the Zamboni kids, it’s time to take a ride around the league to see how things broke down in the NHL tonight. It’s your nightly recap of the action.

  4. Video: Edmonton scores twice in 14 seconds to beat Chicago

    Nov 7, 2010, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Before this two goal outburst, the Chicago Blackhawks were in the lead 1-0 in the third period. All of a sudden, Kurtis Foster scored a power-play goal to tie it up and then Sam Gagner scored a sprawling goal that ended up being the game-winner. It just proves once again that you really should try…

  5. Devils coach John MacLean insists that he hasn’t lost his confidence

    Nov 7, 2010, 10:10 PM EDT

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    The Devils might be the worst team in the NHL right now, but John MacLean is “confident.” At least that’s what he’s saying.

  6. Shane Doan’s lower body injury will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis

    Nov 7, 2010, 8:50 PM EDT

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    Read more about Shane Doan’s “week-to-week” injury situation after the jump.

  7. Washington Capitals end Philadelphia Flyers’ six-game winning streak, take top spot in East

    Nov 7, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Rookie goalie Sergei Bobrovsky did a heck of a job merely getting the Philadelphia Flyers into overtime, but eventually the high-powered Washington Capitals’ power play was too much for him. Mike Green scored a power-play goal in overtime to give the Capitals the win, powering them to a narrow lead over the Flyers for the…

  8. 2010 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees share bonds while Dino Ciccarelli admits he stole a few goals

    Nov 7, 2010, 7:22 PM EDT

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    The 2010 Hockey Hall of Fame members reflect on the bonds they share. They’ll be officially enshrined on Monday.

  9. L.A. Kings rock mullets in honor of Ryan Smyth’s 1,000th game

    Nov 6, 2010, 6:19 PM EDT

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    The Kings honored well-liked forward Ryan Smyth’s 1,000th game by wearing ridiculous mullet wigs.

  10. Today’s Starting Goalies – November 6

    Nov 6, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day. 7:00 PM ET…

  11. Behind every failing coach is a befuddled GM

    Nov 6, 2010, 4:24 PM EDT

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    While the Devils, Sabres and Ducks might fire their coaches, maybe they should take a look at their general managers too.

  12. Around the Rink – Saturday, November 6th

    Nov 6, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at tonight’s hockey-heavy 12 game slate, shall we?

  13. Tampa Bay Lightning hope to open up contract extension discussions with Steven Stamkos

    Nov 6, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

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    It shouldn’t be a surprise that people are wondering about the Tampa Bay Lightning’s contract extension discussions with Steven Stamkos considering his red-hot start. Click “Read More” for more details.

  14. Add the Atlanta Thrashers to the list of teams facing attendance issues

    Nov 6, 2010, 12:33 PM EDT

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    Much like the Columbus Blue Jackets and Phoenix Coyotes, the Atlanta Thrashers are generating new franchise lows in attendance on many nights this season.

  15. Goal of the Night – David Booth (November 5)

    Nov 6, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    While the actual shot to score wasn’t that amazing, the lead-up to it was pretty impressive. David Booth scored the best of the Florida Panthers’ seven goals (and 11 overall in that game) by passing to himself. (They better add that move to NHL ’12 … unless that move is already in NHL ’11 and…

  16. Save of the Night – Nikolai Khabibulin (November 5)

    Nov 6, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    There are some moments that are so odd and amazing, you have to wonder if they were at least half-accidental. (A good example is that once-in-a-lifetime goal Alex Ovechkin scored against the Phoenix Coyotes.) This save by Nikolai Khabibulin seems like it ranks in that category. It might not have won the game for the…

  17. Ride the Zamboni (late edition) – Friday, November 5th

    Nov 6, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Looking for your recap of the last two games from last night? Hop on the Zamboni and we’ll go for a ride around the league.

  18. Plenty of surprises among NHL’s goal scoring leaders

    Nov 6, 2010, 12:12 AM EDT

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    Sure, it’s not shocking to see Steve Stamkos, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin high on the list of the NHL’s list of leading goal scorers. But could guys like co-leader Brandon Dubinsky remain high on the list too? Let’s take a look.

  19. Ride on the Zamboni – Friday, November 5th

    Nov 5, 2010, 11:35 PM EDT

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    Looking for your recap of tonight’s NHL action? Hop on the Zamboni and we’ll go for a ride around the league.

  20. Pat Quinn hopes to coach in the NHL again soon

    Nov 5, 2010, 11:07 PM EDT

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    Pat Quinn would like to coach again in the NHL, but what are the chances that a team would give him another chance?

  21. Pierre-Marc Bouchard puts comeback from concussion problems on ‘pause’

    Nov 5, 2010, 10:38 PM EDT

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    Sadly, the reports regarding Pierre-Marc Bouchard being close to a return from concussion problems seem hasty.

  22. Injury quick hits: Tomas Plekanec misses tonight’s game, Marian Hossa nearing return

    Nov 5, 2010, 10:03 PM EDT

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    In the interest of injury-related housekeeping, here are two little tidbits. TSN reports that Tomas Plekanec missed tonight’s game against the Buffalo Sabres with “flu-like” symptoms. In the off-season I said that the Montreal Canadiens basically chose Plekanec and goalie Carey Price over playoff hero Jaroslav Halak. That decision actually is working out well for…

  23. Mark Wells’ Miracle on Ice gold medal sells for $310K

    Nov 5, 2010, 8:56 PM EDT

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    Mark Wells’ gold medal from the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” run sold for more than $310K in an auction today. Click “Read more” for more details.

  24. St. Louis Blues place D Barret Jackman on IR

    Nov 5, 2010, 8:21 PM EDT

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    The Blues blueline is getting banged up in a hurry, as Barret Jackman joins their growing injured reserve list.

  25. Today’s Starting Goalies – November 5

    Nov 5, 2010, 6:28 PM EDT

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    Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day. 7:00 PM ET…

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