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  1. Pavel Datsyuk’s spellbinding tally earns him the Goal of the Week (November 29-December 5)

    Dec 7, 2010, 5:00 PM EST

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    Pavel Datsyuk’s splendid sequence of stickhandling made some San Jose Sharks players look stupid … but voting that goal the best of the week makes PHT readers look very wise.

  2. Concussion will sideline Blues center Andy McDonald indefinitely

    Dec 7, 2010, 4:23 PM EST

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    Blues center Andy McDonald will be out indefinitely after suffering from a concussion during the team’s overtime loss to the Oilers on Saturday.

  3. Tim Thomas easily wins Save of the Week (November 29-Dec 5)

    Dec 7, 2010, 3:45 PM EST

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    Tim Thomas made an amazing glove save, earning himself the Save of the Week award for November 29-December 5.

  4. Patrick Kane injury update: He could miss up to three weeks

    Dec 7, 2010, 3:19 PM EST

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    Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Patrick Kane is expected to miss “upwards of three weeks” while addressing the media today.

  5. Marty Turco claims he’s fine with Blackhawks starting Corey Crawford vs. Stars on Wednesday

    Dec 7, 2010, 2:52 PM EST

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    Is Marty Turco really OK with the Chicago Blackhawks starting Corey Crawford instead of giving him the nod against his former team, the Dallas Stars? He says as much.

  6. Video: Bill Guerin’s emotional retirement speech

    Dec 7, 2010, 1:45 PM EST

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    Bill Guerin gets emotional when talking about his family during his retirement press conference.

  7. Around the Rink – Tuesday, December 7th

    Dec 7, 2010, 1:00 PM EST

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    Here are some previews for tonight’s five games.

  8. Save of the Night – Jonas Gustavsson (December 6)

    Dec 7, 2010, 12:30 PM EST

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    Jonas Gustavsson made the save of the night while helping the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals during the two team’s shootout.

  9. USA Hockey names preliminary roster for 2011 U.S. National team

    Dec 7, 2010, 11:55 AM EST

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    Team USA named its 29-man preliminary roster for the 2011 World Junior Championships today, which includes eight returning members from the team that won the gold medal in the 2010 WJC tournament.

  10. Report: Patrick Kane’s injury will keep him out ‘weeks, not days’

    Dec 7, 2010, 11:13 AM EST

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    Awful news for the hard-luck Blackhawks: Patrick Kane may reportedly miss “weeks, not days” with his scary-looking leg injury from Sunday.

  11. Goal of the Night: Mikhail Grabovski (December 6)

    Dec 7, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

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    Mikhail Grabovski’s shootout goal won the game for the Toronto Maple Leafs last night … and earned him the goal of the night.

  12. Changing dynamics in the Eastern Conference (and proof that it is very different from the West)

    Dec 7, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

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    An interesting trend is developing in the Eastern Conference: there seems to be four “classes” of teams. Meanwhile, the muddled West seems more like a communist society of hockey clubs.

  13. Crunching the numbers from an amazing run by Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins

    Dec 7, 2010, 8:00 AM EST

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    PHT presents an in-depth breakdown of an insane run by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury. You’ll find the numbers you’ll read in many other places, but most importantly, there are also obscure/deeper stats to stimulate your mind this morning.

  14. Vancouver Canucks forward Mikael Samuelsson will miss at least one week with ‘mild concussion’

    Dec 7, 2010, 7:00 AM EST

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    A “minor concussion” will sideline Vancouver Canucks forward for Mikael Samuelsson for no less than a week, meaning he’ll miss at least three games.

  15. 24/7 Winter Classic Video: Brooks Laich

    Dec 7, 2010, 1:34 AM EST

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    Check out this captivating video of Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich discussing the upcoming Winter Classic as part of HBO’s 24/7 series.

  16. Ray Emery continues to pursue comeback

    Dec 6, 2010, 11:50 PM EST

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    Ray Emery continues to attempt a comeback to the NHL after dealing with a career-threatening hip injury.

  17. Jeff Schultz expected to miss four to six weeks with fractured thumb

    Dec 6, 2010, 11:20 PM EST

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    Bad news for the Washington Capitals: underrated defenseman Jeff Schultz is expected to miss four to six weeks with a fractured thumb.

  18. Riding the Zamboni – December 6th

    Dec 6, 2010, 11:00 PM EST

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    Here are summaries of the other four games of tonight, chock full of come-from-behind victories.

  19. Sidney Crosby, Penguins remain hot with win over Devils; Pittsburgh now sits alone atop NHL standings

    Dec 6, 2010, 10:04 PM EST

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    Sidney Crosby extended his streak with at least one point per game to 16 while the Penguins are now on a 10 game winning streak after a 2-1 win over the woeful Devils.

  20. Quick hits: Senators look for forward help, Ponikarovsky skates, Hemsky could miss a month

    Dec 6, 2010, 9:00 PM EST

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    Click “Read More” for a few quick bits of news, with injury updates regarding Ales Hemsky and Alexei Ponikarovsky as well as trade rumors involving Dustin Penner and Alex Kovalev.

  21. Vote for the Save of the Week (November 29-December 5)

    Dec 6, 2010, 8:30 PM EST

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    Who made the best save from the week of November 29-December 5: Tim Thomas, Ondrej Pavelec, Miikka Kiprusoff, Roberto Luongo, Jose Theodore or Jonas Hiller? Vote in the poll.

  22. NHL approves Flyers’ request to extend Michael Leighton’s rehab stint; team plans on going with three goalies soon

    Dec 6, 2010, 7:52 PM EST

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    The Philadelphia Flyers will be able to avoid having three goalies at the NHL level for one more week, as the NHL approved the team’s request to extend Michael Leighton’s rehab stint. The fact of the matter is that the team is expected to roll with Leighton, Brian Boucher and Sergei Bobrovsky in net going forward, though.

  23. Vote for the Goal of the Week (November 29 – December 5)

    Dec 6, 2010, 7:15 PM EST

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    Who scored the best goal for the week of November 29-December 5: Pavel Datsyuk, Chris Kelly, Dennis Seidenberg, Martin Havlat, Niklas Hagman, Taylor Hall or Dustin Penner? Vote in the poll to help your favorite claim the prize.

  24. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 6th

    Dec 6, 2010, 6:19 PM EST

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

  25. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – December 5th

    Dec 5, 2010, 5:36 PM EST

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    Here are the starting goalies for tonight’s three remaining games.

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