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  1. Riding the Zamboni – Friday, December 10th

    Dec 11, 2010, 1:11 AM EST

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    Take a look at summaries from Friday’s three late games, which all required a shootout for resolution.

  2. Aaron Voros placed on IR after Kevin Bieksa broke his orbital bone in a fight

    Dec 10, 2010, 11:00 PM EST

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    The Ducks placed Aaron Voros on the IR today because Kevin Bieksa broke his orbital bone in a fight during the Anaheim-Vancouver game from Wednesday. The team called up Dan Sexton to replace Voros in the lineup.

  3. Early ride of the Zamboni – Friday, December 10th

    Dec 10, 2010, 10:28 PM EST

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    Here are summaries of Friday’s nights first three games. Included: a Red Wings win, the Avalanche snap their road losing streak and Martin Brodeur loses in his return from injury.

  4. Matt Hulsizer’s purchase of Phoenix Coyotes nears completion as Glendale will vote on new lease Tuesday

    Dec 10, 2010, 9:08 PM EST

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    Matt Hulsizer’s chances of purchasing the Phoenix Coyotes grew even stronger as the Glendale City Council will vote on whether or not to approve a new arena lease for the team on Tuesday.

  5. Mason Raymond, Christian Ehrhoff expected to miss Vancouver’s game on Saturday

    Dec 10, 2010, 8:00 PM EST

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    A broken thumb will reportedly sideline Mason Raymond on a “week to week” basis while Christian Ehrhoff is out because he was hit in the ear by a puck.

  6. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 10th (Updated)

    Dec 10, 2010, 6:43 PM EST

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    Check out tonight’s probable starting goalies, including the return of Martin Brodeur.

  7. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 9th

    Dec 9, 2010, 6:00 PM EST

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    Here are the probable goalies for tonight’s eight games.

  8. Joel Quenneville says Hossa, Pisani and possibly Kane could start skating again next week

    Dec 9, 2010, 4:46 PM EST

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    Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville says that all three of his notable injured forwards – Marian Hossa, Fernando Pisani and even Patrick Kane – could start skating on their own next week. Consider us very skeptical about Kane recovering so quickly, though.

  9. Henrik Lundqvist, Sean Avery make Forbes’ best dressed athletes list

    Dec 9, 2010, 2:50 PM EST

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    Sean Avery and Henrik Lundqvist made Forbes.com’s list of the 15 best dressed athletes.

  10. Around the Rink – Thursday, December 9th

    Dec 9, 2010, 2:00 PM EST

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    Here are previews for tonight’s eight games.

  11. Behind Ondrej Pavelec’s journey from a scary collapse to becoming one of the NHL’s best goalies

    Dec 9, 2010, 1:00 PM EST

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    It’s really amazing how far Ondrej Pavelec has come from a scary collapse that caused him a concussion on the opening night of the season.

  12. Info on the first episode of HBO’s 24/7 series on the Winter Classic, premiering Dec. 15

    Dec 9, 2010, 12:30 PM EST

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    HBO provides the lowdown on the first episode of “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the Winter Classic.”

  13. Toronto expects to get Dion Phaneuf, J.S. Giguere back tonight against Philadelphia

    Dec 9, 2010, 12:00 PM EST

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    Good news for a team that hasn’t gotten much lately: Toronto will have Dion Phaneuf and J.S. Giguere back against Philadelphia tonight.

  14. Save of the Night: Andrew Raycroft (December 8)

    Dec 9, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

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    Andrew Raycroft’s stop on Patrick Sharp earned him the best save of December 8th.

  15. Goal of the Night – Ville Leino (December 8)

    Dec 9, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

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    Ville Leino’s spinning tally earned him the goal of the night for December 8th.

  16. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, December 8th

    Dec 9, 2010, 1:15 AM EST

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    Here are summaries of Wednesday’s five games.

  17. Marc Crawford criticizes officials for missing throwing the stick penalty

    Dec 9, 2010, 12:40 AM EST

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    Marc Crawford thinks that the refs blew it tonight when they failed to call Rule 53.6, which rewards a team with an automatic penalty shot if someone on the opposing squad throws his stick.

  18. Numbers don’t back up nostalgia when it comes to bringing the NHL back to Quebec, Winnipeg

    Dec 9, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

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    In an ideal world, the Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets could play in the NHL again. Unfortunately, the numbers say that the two markets would probably struggle to support a pro team.

  19. Gone in .1 second: Flyers barely miss overtime winner, fall to Sharks in shootout

    Dec 8, 2010, 11:12 PM EST

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    The Philadelphia Flyers were a tenth of a second away from winning in overtime against the San Jose Sharks, who ended up besting the Broad Street Bullies in the shootout.

  20. Penguins extend winning streak to 11 games; Sidney Crosby scores two more goals

    Dec 8, 2010, 10:23 PM EST

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    The Penguins extended their winning streak to 11 games while Sidney Crosby scored two goals, bringing his point scoring streak to 17 games.

  21. Alex Tanguay, Clarke MacArthur rank among biggest steals from the 2010 free agent crop so far

    Dec 8, 2010, 9:33 PM EST

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    The big-ticket free agents seem like they’re big-time busts so far this season, but some NHL teams ended up with some big steals with smaller contracts.

  22. So what now for P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens?

    Dec 8, 2010, 8:46 PM EST

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    The Montreal Canadiens made P.K. Subban a healthy scratch for three games in a row now. At some point, he’ll be back again … so who will be the odd man out on the Habs blueline?

  23. Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen will miss tonight’s game with ‘tightness in lower body’

    Dec 8, 2010, 7:33 PM EST

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    Kari Lehtonen won’t play for the Dallas Stars tonight because of “tightness in his lower body” so Andrew Raycroft will start tonight. Should the Stars be worried?

  24. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 8th

    Dec 8, 2010, 6:00 PM EST

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

  25. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 7th

    Dec 7, 2010, 5:30 PM EST

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

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