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James O’Brien

  1. Early ride on the Zamboni – Thursday, December 16th

    Dec 16, 2010, 11:15 PM EST

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    Let’s take a look at summaries of the first seven of tonight’s nine games.

  2. Matt Greene missed tonight’s game after Niklas Kronwall hit left him ‘wobbly’

    Dec 16, 2010, 10:21 PM EST

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    Matt Greene couldn’t play in tonight’s Kings-Blues game after a hit by Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall left him “wobbly.”

  3. Bruce Boudreau’s mother scolds him for his profanity-laced speech aired on HBO

    Dec 16, 2010, 9:00 PM EST

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    Brouce Boudreau is hearing it from his mother about his profanity-laced speech, much like Rex Ryan experienced with his mother during HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks.’

  4. Security agency returns 12 of 30 autographed jerseys stolen during Pat Burns’ funeral

    Dec 16, 2010, 8:30 PM EST

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    While 18 signed jerseys are still unaccounted for, the good news is that Pat Burns’ family received 12 of the autographed jerseys stolen during his funeral in late November.

  5. Mike Keenan says ‘Neon’ Dion Phaneuf caused some locker room issues, but praised his overall play

    Dec 16, 2010, 7:57 PM EST

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    Mike Keenan says he enjoyed coaching Dion Phaneuf, but the former Calgary Flames defenseman wasn’t always the most popular guy in the locker room.

  6. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 16th

    Dec 16, 2010, 6:40 PM EST

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for Thursday’s nine games.

  7. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 15th

    Dec 15, 2010, 6:38 PM EST

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    Here are the probable starters for tonight’s 11 games.

  8. Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa getting close to a Blackhawks return

    Dec 15, 2010, 5:52 PM EST

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    They won’t be back tonight, but it sounds like Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane could return for the Blackhawks soon. Kane, in particular, seems like he might be way ahead of schedule.

  9. Bruce Boudreau, Dan Bylsma’s personalities may shine in HBO’s 24/7 series, which premieres tonight

    Dec 15, 2010, 5:20 PM EST

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    Many personalities could emerge from HBO’s 24/7 series on the 2011 Winter Classic, but coaches Bruce Boudreau and Dan Bylsma might be the most vibrant ones of them all.

  10. Around the Rink – Wednesday, December 15th

    Dec 15, 2010, 4:15 PM EST

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    Here are previews for a big slate of 11 games today.

  11. Brian Rolston clears waivers, will play for Devils tonight

    Dec 15, 2010, 2:40 PM EST

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    Brian Rolston cleared waivers to the surprise of just about no one today, so he’ll suit up for the New Jersey Devils. We discuss “what’s next?” after the jump.

  12. Habs expect Scott Gomez and Jaroslav Spacek to return tonight against Flyers

    Dec 15, 2010, 2:00 PM EST

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    The Montreal Canadiens expect to see Scott Gomez and Jaroslav Spacek back in the lineup tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers.

  13. 2011 Canadian World Junior Championship roster includes four players from last year’s silver medal squad

    Dec 15, 2010, 1:16 PM EST

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    wjcroster

    Take a look at Canada’s roster for the 2011 World Junior Championships: the team includes four returning members from the 2010 squad and 15 first round draft picks.

  14. Save of the Night: Marc-Andre Fleury (December 14)

    Dec 15, 2010, 11:30 AM EST

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    Marc-Andre Fleury’s been on fire lately, so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that he earned another Save of the Night award (even in a loss).

  15. Goal of the Night: Jordan Eberle (December 14)

    Dec 15, 2010, 10:15 AM EST

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    eberlevsgiguere

    A nice team effort helped Jordan Eberle score the goal that was worthy of December 14th’s goal of the night award.

  16. City of Glendale approves Coyotes’ new lease deal 5-2; light at the end of the tunnel approaches rapidly

    Dec 15, 2010, 2:25 AM EST

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    Matt Hulsizer’s quest to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes seems like it’s almost finished, as the City of Glendale approved the team’s new lease deal.

  17. Marc-Andre Fleury earns another Save of the Week award (December 6-12)

    Dec 15, 2010, 1:36 AM EST

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    Marc-Andre Fleury lost his first game in a long time tonight, but hey, at least he received the save of the week award for December 6-12.

  18. Kris Versteeg helps Toronto beat Edmonton 4-1

    Dec 15, 2010, 12:38 AM EST

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    Here is a recap of tonight’s Toronto-Edmonton game.

  19. Linus Omark’s shootout hot doggery earns him the Goal of the Week (December 6-12)

    Dec 14, 2010, 11:00 PM EST

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    Linus Omark’s controversial goal earned the December 6-12 goal of the week award.

  20. Anaheim Ducks give coach Randy Carlyle one year extension

    Dec 14, 2010, 10:30 PM EST

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    A month and a half after it seemed like he might be on the hot seat, the Anaheim Ducks gave head coach Randy Carlyle a one-year extension.

  21. Philadelphia passes Pittsburgh with win as they end Penguins’ streak, but cannot keep Crosby off the board

    Dec 14, 2010, 10:04 PM EST

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    Sure, Sidney Crosby extended his point scoring streak to 19 games, but the Flyers stopped the Penguins’ winning streak and took the Atlantic/East/NHL points lead in the process.

  22. All-Star voting update: Crosby, Penguins and write-in candidates dominate

    Dec 14, 2010, 9:12 PM EST

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    Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang and Carey Price lead their positions in All-Star Game voting at this point in the process. Find out specifics about the fan results by clicking “Read more.”

  23. Guinness sobers up numbers for ‘Big Chill'; certifies that 85,451 fans attended event

    Dec 14, 2010, 8:00 PM EST

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    Rather than the 113,411 people originally reported, the Guinness Book of World Records people say that the “Big Chill” brought in about 85,000.

  24. Marco Sturm trade to L.A. is now complete

    Dec 14, 2010, 7:23 PM EST

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    The Marco Sturm to Los Angeles Kings deal is finally complete, according to Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe. Click “read more” to find out about Sturm’s potential risks and rewards.

  25. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 14th

    Dec 14, 2010, 6:15 PM EST

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    Here are the probable starters for today’s two games.

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