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James O’Brien

  1. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, February 16th

    Feb 17, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    seminhat

    Here are recaps of Wednesday night’s late games, including a wild game between the Capitals and Ducks along with another disturbing loss for the Stars.

  2. How adding Chris Kelly could push a Bruins forward off their third line

    Feb 16, 2011, 11:37 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v Philadelphia Flyers

    The Chris Kelly trade adds some versatility to Boston’s lineup, but it will also take a spot away from a Bruins forward. This post discusses the fact that a third-liner such as Tyler Seguin might be the most likely guy to lose time.

  3. Early ride on the Zamboni – Wednesday, February 16th

    Feb 16, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

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    Minnesota Wild v Chicago Blackhawks

    Here are summaries of Wednesday night’s first five games.

  4. Discussing the Calgary Flames’ impressive return to relevance

    Feb 16, 2011, 9:28 PM EDT

    iggyandjokinen

    Some say increased consistency explains the Flames’ surprising climb in the standings, but it might just come down to a red-hot offense.

  5. Jean-Sebastien Giguere leaves Leafs’ game against Sabres with lower body injury

    Feb 16, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT

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    Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Jochen Hecht

    J.S. Giguere left tonight’s game against the Sabres in the first period with what might be a lower body injury.

  6. Reports: Progress being made in Dallas Stars sale?

    Feb 16, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT

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    James Neal, Loui Eriksson, Brad Richards

    While the exact details are a bit cloudy, it seems like there might be some reason for optimism regarding the sale of the Dallas Stars.

  7. Tonight’s starting goalies – February 16

    Feb 16, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT

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    Corey Perry, Curtis McElhinney

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

  8. Atlantic Division Watch (February 16)

    Feb 16, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Anton Volchenkov, Dylan Reese

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Atlantic Division.

  9. Save of the Night – Antti Niemi (February 15)

    Feb 16, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Antti Niemi

    Red-hot Sharks goalie Antti Niemi is looking like a Stanley Cup winning goalie again, as you can see from the February 15th Save of the Night.

  10. Goal of the Night – Mikhail Grabovski (February 15)

    Feb 16, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    grabbysave

    Mikhail Grabovski earns the Goal of the Night for February 15th.

  11. Steve Mason wins Save of the Week (February 7-13)

    Feb 16, 2011, 2:45 AM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Detroit Red Wings

    Steve Mason earned the Save of the Week for February 7-13th.

  12. Riding the Zamboni – Tuesday, February 15th

    Feb 16, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT

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    Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak, Dion Phaneuf, Joffrey Lupul

    Let’s take a look at Tuesday’s games, including Phil Kessel’s revenge against Boston and the Stars’ continued struggles.

  13. Bruins trade 2nd rounder to Senators for Chris Kelly

    Feb 15, 2011, 11:33 PM EDT

    Chris Kelly

    The Bruins sent their 2011 second round pick to the Senators in exchange for versatile but limited forward Chris Kelly. Read this post to find out how this might affect both teams.

  14. Shootout thrillers: Sabres beat Habs, Flyers finally win against Lightning

    Feb 15, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    Jhonas Enroth

    Two important games ended in shootouts that were actually pretty captivating tonight, with the Flyers finally earning a win against the Lightning 4-3 and the Sabres earning a comeback victory versus the Canadiens.

  15. Tyler Myers wins Goal of the Week (February 7-13)

    Feb 15, 2011, 9:26 PM EDT

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    myershappy

    Tyler Myers’ end-to-end rush easily won him the February 7-13th Goal of the Week.

  16. Detroit expects to welcome back Brad Stuart’s ‘physical element’ on Thursday

    Feb 15, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Detroit Red Wings

    Nicklas Lidstrom will be glad to see the return of Brad Stuart, who is expected to bring his physical style back to the Red Wings lineup on Thursday.

  17. Report: Andrew Alberts expected to miss 6-8 weeks with broken wrist

    Feb 15, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT

    Andrew Alberts, Teemu Selanne

    Andrew Alberts will need surgery on his broken wrist, so he’ll likely miss six to eight weeks.

  18. Central Division Watch (February 15)

    Feb 15, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v Nashville Predators

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Central Division.

  19. Tonight’s starting goalies – February 15

    Feb 15, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT

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    Ilya Kovalchuk, Jhonas Enroth

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

  20. Steve Yzerman, Zenon Konopka offer different takes on Mario Lemieux’s comments

    Feb 14, 2011, 5:49 PM EDT

    Hockey Hall of Fame Induction

    Lightning GM Steve Yzerman and Islanders enforcer Zenon Konopka offer two disparate perspectives on Mario Lemieux’s much-discussed comments.

  21. Did the Bruins make a mistake by ‘rushing’ Tyler Seguin to NHL level?

    Feb 14, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers

    With Tyler Seguin becoming a regular healthy scratch, it begs the question: did the Bruins rush him into the NHL this season?

  22. Around the Rink – Monday, February 14th

    Feb 14, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Vernon Fiddler, Michal Neuvirth

    Here are previews for today’s three games, all with some playoff implications.

  23. Brad Richards will miss Stars’ road trip with undisclosed injury

    Feb 14, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

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    The Stars will face some rare injury turmoil this season, as Brad Richards is expected to miss the team’s three-game road trip this week.

  24. 2011 NHL Trade Deadline Cheat Sheet (February 14)

    Feb 14, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Tomas Vokoun

    Want to play armchair GM as the trade deadline approaches? Here’s a cheat sheet.

  25. Michael Grabner, Drew Stafford and Ilya Bryzgalov named Three Stars of the Week

    Feb 14, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

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    Ryan Miller, Michael Grabner

    The NHL named its three stars for the week of February 7-13th: Michael Grabner, Drew Stafford and Ilya Bryzgalov.

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