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  1. NHL hands Daniel Paille a four-game suspension for blindside hit on Ray Sawada

    Feb 4, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Buffalo Sabres - Game Five

    The NHL decided to suspend Daniel Paille for four games for his blindside hit on Ray Sawada.

  2. Jason Spezza expects to play for Senators Saturday

    Feb 4, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    After only earning two wins in his 15 game absence, the Senators will surely welcome Jason Spezza back into the fold. Even if it’s just to drum up his trade value.

  3. James Reimer ripple effects? Jonas Gustavsson sent down to the AHL

    Feb 4, 2011, 11:43 AM EDT

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    Jonas Gustavsson, James Reimer

    Amid an impressive first nine games for goalie James Reimer, the Maple Leafs sent Jonas “The Monster” Gustavsson down to the minors for a “conditioning stint.”

  4. Northwest Division Watch (February 4th)

    Feb 4, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    With the All-Star break over, it’s time for the NHL playoff races to intensify. 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 Northwest Division.

  5. Poll Results: PHT readers mixed on new Lightning designs

    Feb 4, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos

    It seems like a slightly larger group of PHT readers prefer the new Lightning designs to the old ones. Click “Read More” for the mixed reactions.

  6. Goal of the Night – Ville Leino (February 3)

    Feb 4, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Ville Leino, Mike Brodeur, Brian Lee, Ryan Shannon

    It wasn’t as easy call like Thursday’s best save, but Ville Leino’s game winner earned the February 3rd Goal of the Night.

  7. Save of the Night – Cam Ward (February 3)

    Feb 4, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    58th NHL All-Star Game

    The Maple Leafs scored moments later anyway, but Cam Ward’s diving stop was amazing enough to earn him the February 3rd Save of the Night.

  8. Report: Blue Jackets could draw trade interest for players such as goalie Steve Mason

    Feb 4, 2011, 1:30 AM EDT

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    GM Scott Howson hasn’t confirmed any rumors at all, but Darren Dreger writes that the team might drum up some interest if they shop around Steve Mason, Jakub Voracek and/or Rostislav Klesla.

  9. Thursday night’s controversial hit: Bruin Daniel Paille could face suspension for hit on Star Ray Sawada

    Feb 4, 2011, 12:48 AM EDT

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    Bruins forward Daniel Paille’s blindside hit of Stars winger Ray Sawada is the latest in a long line of controversial checks. Click “Read More” for the details.

  10. Minnesota takes advantage of sluggish Avs start to beat Colorado 4-3

    Feb 4, 2011, 12:10 AM EDT

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    Thanks to a great performance by Jose Theodore and two goals by Andrew Brunette, the Wild squeaked by the Avs 4-3 tonight.

  11. Video: Thrashers forward Freddy Meyer’s scary collapse

    Feb 3, 2011, 11:42 PM EDT

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    Freddy Meyer

    There was a scary scene during the second period of tonight’s Thrashers-Flames game, as Atlanta forward Freddy Meyer collapsed on the ice.

  12. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, February 3rd

    Feb 3, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

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    Here are summaries of most of tonight’s games.

  13. Bruins beat Stars 6-3 after hectic first 80 seconds

    Feb 3, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

    Shawn Thornton, Krys Barch

    With three fights in the first four seconds and two goals in 80 seconds, the Bruins-Stars game had a wild start. Dallas eventually made a game of it, but Boston held on for a 6-3 win.

  14. Flyers, Ducks among teams reportedly interested in Ray Emery’s comeback

    Feb 3, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    The Flyers, Ducks and one other team seem interested in giving Ray Emery a shot to make his NHL comeback this season.

  15. Flames GM Jay Feaster uncertain about trading overall, but certain that he won’t move Iginla or Regehr

    Feb 3, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT

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    Jay Feaster admits it is unclear if the Flames will be a seller during the trade deadline, but could the new GM be overvaluing short term results?

  16. Today’s Starting Goalies – February 3rd

    Feb 3, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT

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    Tuuka Rask

    Here are the probable starting goalies for Thursday’s six games.

  17. Northeast Division Watch (February 3rd)

    Feb 3, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens

    With the All-Star break over, it’s time for the NHL playoff races to intensify. 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 Northeast Division.

  18. Luke Richardson discusses daughter’s suicide, promotes ‘Do it for Daron’ campaign

    Feb 3, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Luke Richardson hopes to raise awareness for suicide and related mental health issues with the “Do it for Daron” campaign.

  19. Thrashers GM Rick Dudley might go the trade route to end team’s struggles

    Feb 3, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The Thrashers are really struggling right now, so it shouldn’t be surprising that GM Rick Dudley might be working the phones for a possible trade or two.

  20. Save of the Night – Rick DiPietro (February 2nd)

    Feb 3, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Rick DiPietro, Brent Johnson

    Rick DiPietro had a bad Wednesday night, but at least he redeemed himself slightly by making a great stop. It turned out to be the February 3rd Save of the Night.

  21. Central Division Watch (February 2nd)

    Feb 3, 2011, 1:34 AM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Ottawa Senators

    With the All-Star break over, it’s time for the NHL playoff races to intensify. 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.

  22. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, February 2nd

    Feb 3, 2011, 12:47 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Phoenix Coyotes

    Here are recaps for a wild Wednesday night of games.

  23. Report: Islanders have ‘no interest’ in waived Lightning goalie Mike Smith

    Feb 2, 2011, 11:38 PM EDT

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    Mike Smith

    It might make sense for the Islanders to claim Mike Smith off of the waiver wire, but the team seems like it will stick with Kevin Poulin and Rick DiPietro instead.

  24. Video: Johan Franzen produces first five-goal night since 2007

    Feb 2, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

    Johan Franzen, Robin Lehner

    Tonight’s been full of rare events, as Johan Franzen had a career-best five goals in one night against the Ottawa Senators. Click “Read More” for the details, plus video footage.

  25. Brent Johnson drops Rick DiPietro with one punch in only goalie fight of season (Oh yeah, and Pens beat Isles 3-0)

    Feb 2, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT

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    The “real” story might be that the Penguins managed another win without Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, but the biggest moment came when Brent Johnson landed a one-punch knockout on Rick DiPietro in this season’s first goalie fight.

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