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James O’Brien

  1. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, March 23rd

    Mar 24, 2011, 1:20 AM EDT

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    Tomas Kopecky, Tomas Vokoun

    For the most part, the playoff-rich got richer while the desperate teams became poorer on Wednesday. Here are recaps of four contests that should have a substantial impact on the playoff picture.

  2. Great night for the Ducks: Anaheim shocks Dallas in OT, Jonas Hiller’s off the IR

    Mar 23, 2011, 11:58 PM EDT

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    eemu Selanne,  Corey Perry

    Teemu Selanne’s game-tying goal shocked the Stars, helping the Ducks beat Dallas in overtime. It wasn’t the only good news for Anaheim, either, as top goalie Jonas Hiller was reactivated from the injured reserve.

  3. With Washington resting Alex Ovechkin, should other top teams offer stars breaks too?

    Mar 23, 2011, 11:08 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    The Capitals and Alex Ovechkin are being coy about the nature of his injury, maybe because he’s just getting a breather. If that’s the case … should other top contenders consider doing the same with their best players?

  4. Strong play by Daniel Sedin, Roberto Luongo powers Vancouver’s 2-1 win against Detroit

    Mar 23, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Phoenix Coyotes

    The Canucks rode great performances from Daniel Sedin (two goals) and Roberto Luongo (39 saves) to increase their lead over the West’s second-ranked Red Wings.

  5. Cal O’Reilly, Steve Sullivan getting healthier as Predators push for playoffs

    Mar 23, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT

    sullivangetty

    The Predators keep plugging along toward a potential playoff berth and could benefit from the return of Cal O’Reilly and Steve Sullivan sometime soon. Read this post for information on that along with the lowdown on a huge week for the Preds.

  6. Marcus Kruger to debut, Brian Campbell might be back tonight for the Blackhawks

    Mar 23, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks

    The injury-ravaged Blackhawks should get a little stronger with the debut of Mark Kruger and might also get offensive defenseman Brian Campbell back from a foot injury tonight.

  7. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 23

    Mar 23, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT

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    St. Louis Blues v Anaheim Ducks

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

  8. Henrik Lundqvist wins Save of the Week (March 14-20)

    Mar 22, 2011, 11:47 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Henrik Lundqvist’s pair of glove saves earned him the March 14-20th Save of the Week.

  9. Chicago Blackhawks hope to get Patrick Sharp back by the end of the regular season

    Mar 22, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Dallas Stars

    A bumpy season will finish with another challenge for Chicago: sniper Patrick Sharp could miss the remainder of the regular season with a knee injury.

  10. Brooks Laich wins Goal of the Week (March 14-20)

    Mar 22, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT

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    Brooks Laich

    Brooks Laich won the March 14-20th Goal of the Week.

  11. The Northeast Division lead could change hands tonight

    Mar 22, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Ryan White Johnny Boychuk

    The Northeast Division lead could change hands tonight if the Canadiens win and Bruins lose in regulation.

  12. Why tonight’s Capitals-Flyers match is (and isn’t) a statement game

    Mar 22, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers

    This post breaks down what tonight’s Capitals-Flyers game might mean to each team.

  13. Save of the Night – Brent Johnson (March 21)

    Mar 22, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Brent Johnson, Corey Potter

    Brent Johnson defused a dangerous 2-on-1 to help the Penguins beat Detroit and win the Save of the Night for March 21st.

  14. Goal of the Night – Olli Jokinen (March 21)

    Mar 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Olli Jokinen, Jonathan Quick

    After receiving a nice breakout pass, Olli Jokinen buried the Goal of the Night for March 21st.

  15. Kings grind out 2-1 shootout win against Flames, leaving Calgary’s playoff hopes in trouble

    Mar 22, 2011, 2:22 AM EDT

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    kopitarap

    The Kings gave themselves a small (but valuable) cushion in the West while things look a bit dire for the Flames after L.A. won the two teams’ shootout.

  16. Despite pleas from NHL and Matt Hulsizer, Goldwater Institute remains defiant regarding Coyotes sale

    Mar 22, 2011, 12:33 AM EDT

    Coyotes-logo

    Matt Hulsizer’s $75 million pledge to limit the City of Glendale’s risks involving keeping the Coyotes in Phoenix was a big concession, but it wasn’t enough to change the Goldwater Institute’s stance.

  17. Craig Ramsay holds meetings with Thrashers, hopes 8-2 loss doesn’t linger

    Mar 22, 2011, 12:07 AM EDT

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    Craig Ramsay

    The Thrashers have until Thursday to soak in the embarrassment from their 8-2 loss against the Sabres on Saturday, so Craig Ramsay hopes to keep them focused and positive.

  18. Penguins squander four-goal lead, manage to beat Red Wings in shootout

    Mar 21, 2011, 10:54 PM EDT

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    Pascal Dupuis, Brad Stuart

    The Penguins blew a 4-0 lead against the Red Wings, but James Neal helped them earn two points anyway by scoring the shootout winner.

  19. Vote for the Save of the Week (March 14-20)

    Mar 21, 2011, 10:19 PM EDT

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    Cam Ward, Erik Cole, John Carlson, Mike Knuble (22),

    Who made last week’s best save? The contestants are: Niklas Backstrom, Henrik Lundqvist, James Reimer, Dwayne Roloson, Al Montoya and Anders Lindback.

  20. Capitals injury news: Jason Arnott might be dealing with groin injury, no timetable for Mike Green

    Mar 21, 2011, 9:20 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Washington Capitals

    This post includes injury updates regarding Jason Arnott, Mike Green, Eric Fehr and John Erskine.

  21. Logan Couture doesn’t practice Monday, but might still play Wednesday

    Mar 21, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT

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    coutureinjuredap

    Logan Couture wasn’t able to practice for the Sharks on Monday, but might still be able to play against the Sharks on Wednesday. Either way, San Jose must be happy that his injury doesn’t appear too serious.

  22. Vote for the Goal of the Week (March 14-20)

    Mar 21, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin

    Vote for the Goal of the Week winner for March 14-20th. The contestants are: Mikko Koivu, Brooks Laich, Henrik Sedin, Alex Pietrangelo, Joni Pitkanen, Tyler Ennis and P.K. Subban.

  23. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 21

    Mar 21, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT

    Redwings Oilers Hockey

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

  24. Video: Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire discuss top Hart Trophy candidates

    Mar 20, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks

    Who should be the MVP? Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury discuss their choices, including Jonathan Toews, Daniel Sedin, Nicklas Lidstrom, Carey Price, Tim Thomas and Pekka Rinne.

  25. Video: Kris Letang changed positions in juniors, becomes an All-Star defenseman in NHL

    Mar 20, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT

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    NHL All Star Player Media Availability

    Kris Letang made a big choice to change positions during his junior hockey days, allowing him to carve out a future as an NHL All-Star on defense.

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