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  1. Vote for the Goal of the Week (December 13-19)

    Dec 20, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

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    Who scored the best goal of last week (December 13-19)? Vote in the poll by clicking “Read More.”

  2. Save of the Night – Chris Osgood (December 19)

    Dec 20, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

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    Chris Osgood didn’t get his 400th win last night, but he made Sunday’s best save. Click “Read More” to check it out.

  3. Goal of the Night – Kyle Clifford (December 19)

    Dec 20, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

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    Kyle Clifford made a big red move on Corey Crawford to earn Sunday’s goal of the night.

  4. One thing to consider if you’re hoping that the Lightning (or someone else) will sign Evgeni Nabokov

    Dec 20, 2010, 8:00 AM EST

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    There’s one snag when it comes to the Tampa Bay Lightning – or any other team – signing Evgeni Nabokov: they must cross their fingers that another team doesn’t claim him on waivers.

  5. The Colorado Avalanche might be the most underrated team in the NHL right now

    Dec 20, 2010, 12:43 AM EST

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    The Colorado Avalanche are quietly building something special, with a high scoring offense that has them on a six game winning streak.

  6. Kyle Quincey will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    Dec 19, 2010, 10:48 PM EST

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    Tough news for the under-the-radar Colorado Avalanche: defenseman Kyle Quincey will miss the rest of this season because of shoulder surgery.

  7. Capitals end their losing skid with 3-2 win against Ottawa; Washington gets Southeast lead back

    Dec 19, 2010, 10:30 PM EST

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    perreaultscores

    The Capitals can let out a brief sigh of relief, as they regained the lead in the Southeast Division with a win over the Senators tonight.

  8. Chicago Blackhawks squeak by Los Angeles Kings 3-2

    Dec 19, 2010, 10:02 PM EST

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    keithandtoews

    The Blackhawks held on to beat the Kings 3-2 tonight. Click “read more” for the run down of that game.

  9. Stars deny Chris Osgood his 400th win by beating Red Wings in OT

    Dec 19, 2010, 7:59 PM EST

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    erikssonwinsit

    It was a thrilling game, but the Red Wings and Chris Osgood left with one point after a Loui Eriksson overtime game winner.

  10. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 19th

    Dec 19, 2010, 4:42 PM EST

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    Here are the probable starters for today’s four games, including Chris Osgood’s attempt to hit the 400-win mark.

  11. Save of the Night – Tim Thomas (December 18)

    Dec 19, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

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    Tim Thomas came up big time and time again last night, including during December 18’s save of the night.

  12. Goal of the Night: Kyle Turris (December 18)

    Dec 19, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

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    turrissog

    Kyle Turris pulls some more shootout mischief with this stylish shootout goal, which earned December 18th’s best honors.

  13. Minnesota handles Calgary 3-1

    Dec 19, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

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    mikkokwins

    Read all about the Wild’s 3-1 win over the Flames in this post.

  14. Report: Willie Mitchell is likely to miss 2-3 weeks with lower body injury

    Dec 19, 2010, 12:02 AM EST

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    Willie Mitchell is facing his second injury setback of the 2010-11 season already, as he’s expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a “lower body injury.”

  15. Early ride on the Zamboni – Saturday, December 18th

    Dec 18, 2010, 11:10 PM EST

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    ericstaalhattrick

    Here are summaries of most of tonight’s games, aside from the late Calgary-Minnesota contest. Highlights include an unlikely hat trick by Eric Boulton and a far more likely three goal performance by Eric Staal.

  16. Bruins extend Capitals’ losing streak to eight games; Atlanta takes Southeast Division lead

    Dec 18, 2010, 10:02 PM EST

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    The bad news: Washington lost its eight game in a row. The even worse news: they’re not even the No. 1 team in the Southeast anymore, as Atlanta took the division lead.

  17. Blue Jackets want to start Steve Mason but there’s one issue: they need to win

    Dec 18, 2010, 9:23 PM EST

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    stevemasonallowsgoal

    Is it possible that the Steve Mason who took the NHL by storm during the 2008-09 season was just a mirage? The Columbus Blue Jackets sure hope not. Click “Read More” to find out if they should be worried.

  18. Is Ilya Bryzgalov banged up because the Coyotes give him too many starts?

    Dec 18, 2010, 7:30 PM EST

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    The Coyotes sent Ilya Bryzgalov back to Phoenix as he’s dealing with an “upper body injury” along with flu symptoms. It begs the question: is he banged up because the Coyotes aren’t giving him enough rest?

  19. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 18th

    Dec 18, 2010, 6:30 PM EST

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    garonstretchinglol

    Here are the probable starting goalies for today’s remaining 10 games.

  20. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 17th

    Dec 17, 2010, 6:15 PM EST

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    leclairepascalstarting

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

  21. Report: NHLPA set to officially name Donald Fehr its leader ‘within 24 hours’

    Dec 17, 2010, 5:40 PM EST

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    Reports indicate that the NHLPA will finally make it official that Donald Fehr will head their union.

  22. Signing Steve Stamkos, Drew Doughty and other 2011 free agents will be a struggle with a new CBA looming

    Dec 17, 2010, 5:00 PM EST

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    The 2011 free agency period might end up being a real summer of uncertainty, especially for restricted free agent stars like Steve Stamkos and Drew Doughty.

  23. PHT readers think Tampa Bay makes the most sense for Evgeni Nabokov

    Dec 17, 2010, 4:06 PM EST

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    While the Washington Capitals and his former team the San Jose Sharks received plenty of votes, the greatest number of PHT readers think that Tampa Bay is the ideal location for Evgeni Nabokov.

  24. Will there be mixed feelings for Blackhawks fans during Chris Chelios Heritage Night?

    Dec 17, 2010, 3:15 PM EST

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    There might be some mixed feelings during Friday’s Chris Chelios Heritage Night, as the Chicago Blackhawks honor a great defenseman who happened to spend a larger part of his career with the Detroit Red Wings.

  25. Dallas Stars coach Marc Crawford proves critics wrong

    Dec 17, 2010, 2:40 PM EST

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    Marc Crawford is proving a lot of people wrong as the Dallas Stars are exceeding the expectations of many observers this season.

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