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  1. If Sidney Crosby’s concussion issues linger, will the NHL face an 2011 All-Star Game headache?

    Jan 15, 2011, 11:10 PM EST

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    Sidney Crosby is still dealing with concussion symptoms and there is no timetable for his return. What might this mean for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game?

  2. Zdeno Chara’s high stick breaks nose of own teammate Steven Kampfer

    Jan 15, 2011, 10:05 PM EST

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    Zdeno Chara’s accidentally caught his own teammate with a high stick this afternoon, breaking Steven Kampfer’s nose.

  3. Chris Mason leaves Thrashers-Stars game after bump from teammate

    Jan 15, 2011, 9:50 PM EST

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    Chris Mason left tonight’s game after suffering a “lower body injury” following a collision with teammate Chris Thorburn. Click “Read More” for the details.

  4. Injury update: Tomas Holmstrom won’t need surgery on broken hand, will miss 3-4 weeks

    Jan 15, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

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    Tomas Holmstrom reportedly won’t need surgery on his broken hand, but he is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with the injury.

  5. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 15 (late edition)

    Jan 15, 2011, 7:11 PM EST

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for the five remaining games from 8:00 pm ET and on, including Kari Lehtonen’s first start against his former team.

  6. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 15 (early edition)

    Jan 15, 2011, 6:42 PM EST

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    Here are the starting goalies for the six games that will take place beginning at 7:00 pm ET.

  7. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 14th

    Jan 14, 2011, 6:02 PM EST

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s six games, including a rare start for Wild goalie Anton Khudobin. (Updated with Philadelphia vs. Atlanta.

  8. Guy Boucher’s explains Steven Stamkos’ scoring slump on ‘some parts of the body injury’

    Jan 14, 2011, 5:32 PM EST

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    Lightning coach Guy Boucher explains that Steven Stamkos’ scoring slump can be attributed to a “some parts of the body injury.” Thanks for the in-depth details, coach.

  9. Brad Stuart opts for surgery on broken jaw, still expected to miss 6-8 weeks

    Jan 14, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

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    Original reports indicated that Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart would not need surgery for a broken jaw he suffered from a check by Calgary Flames forward Tom Kostopoulos, but various sources indicate that he opted for surgery after all. On the bright side, his window of recovery hasn’t changed; he’s still expected to miss…

  10. NHL suspends Shane O’Brien two games for high-sticking Stephen Weiss

    Jan 14, 2011, 4:12 PM EST

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    The NHL decided to suspend Predators defenseman Shane O’Brien two games for high-sticking Panthers center Stephen Weiss.

  11. Ranking the best (and worst) divisions in the NHL

    Jan 14, 2011, 3:45 PM EST

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    Which divisions are the best and worst in the NHL? We examine that question in this post.

  12. Chris Pronger practices for first time since breaking his foot; no timetable for his return

    Jan 14, 2011, 3:03 PM EST

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    Chris Pronger’s first practice since breaking his foot seemed positive, but there’s no timetable for his return.

  13. Dan Bylsma transformed the Pittsburgh Penguins from a finesse team to a fighting bunch

    Jan 14, 2011, 1:41 PM EST

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    The Pittsburgh Penguins have quickly morphed from a finesse team to a fight-happy bunch under coach Dan Bylsma. So is that a good thing or a bad thing?

  14. Breakdown of a breakdown: Numbers from the Kings’ disastrous homestand

    Jan 14, 2011, 12:50 PM EST

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    This post features a stats-based look at the Kings’ meltdown seven games into their eight game homestand a look ahead to a February that might bury their playoff hopes.

  15. Around the Rink – Friday, January 14th

    Jan 14, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

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    Here are previews for tonight’s six games, including an intriguing game between red-hot Vancouver and struggling (but dangerous) Washington.

  16. Poll: Does Mike Brown deserve a suspension for his blindside hit on Ed Jovanovski?

    Jan 14, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

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    Mike Brown clobbered Ed Jovanovski with a blindside hit last night that has the hockey world debating whether or not he should be suspended. So what’s your take: does he deserve a fine and suspension, just a fine or no discipline at all? Read the post and vote in the poll to share your thoughts.

  17. Save of the Night – Tim Thomas (January 13)

    Jan 14, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    While winning 7-5 isn’t how Tim Thomas prefers to get things done, he made some key saves last night. The best-looking one took place when Thomas thwarted Claude Giroux on a breakaway. Check out the video of that save in this post.

  18. Goal of the Night: Scott Hartnell (January 13)

    Jan 14, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Scott Hartnell scored from a spot that forwards rarely score from during January 13th’s goal of the night.

  19. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, January 13th (late edition)

    Jan 14, 2011, 7:00 AM EST

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    The two late games featured some upsets, with the Oilers beating the Sharks and the beaten-up Blues downing the Kings.

  20. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, January 13th (early edition)

    Jan 13, 2011, 11:53 PM EST

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    Here are summaries of Thursday’s first six games, including losses by the top team in the Eastern and Western Conferences.

  21. Wojtek Wolski’s first goal with NY Rangers ends Vancouver’s 17-game points streak

    Jan 13, 2011, 10:42 PM EST

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    Wojtek Wolski’s first goal as a member of the Rangers was the game’s only tally, as New York shut Vancouver out 1-0 tonight.

  22. Banged-up Blues defense goes into tonight’s game vs. Kings far from 100 pecent

    Jan 13, 2011, 10:16 PM EST

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    Eric Brewer will tough out some injuries to help the Blues avoid dressing only five defensemen, but there’s no getting around the fact that St. Louis is banged up on the blueline.

  23. Sami Salo’s vague injury update: he expects to return ‘sometime in 2011′

    Jan 13, 2011, 8:50 PM EST

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    The Sami Salo mystery continues, as he (perhaps sarcastically?) stated that he only knows that he’ll be back “sometime in 2011.”

  24. Rangers seem doubtful that Derek Boogaard will return from concussion this season

    Jan 13, 2011, 7:37 PM EST

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    A December 9th concussion might keep Derek “The Boogeyman” Boogaard out for the rest of the season, according to the New York Rangers.

  25. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 13th (late edition)

    Jan 13, 2011, 6:53 PM EST

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for the three later games tonight.

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