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James O’Brien

  1. Ondrej Pavelec, Viktor Stalberg factor into Wednesday’s near-goals

    Jan 6, 2011, 1:48 AM EDT

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    Close calls might have cost the Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers a point or two on Wednesday night. Check out the bad luck for Viktor Stalberg and Bryan McCabe and good luck for Kari Lehtonen and Ondrej Pavelec in this post.

  2. Pittsburgh claims sole Eastern Conference lead with 8-1 win over Tampa Bay

    Jan 5, 2011, 11:13 PM EDT

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    Make no mistake about which team is No. 1 in the East – at least right now – as top seed Pittsburgh dismantled second seed Tampa Bay 8-1 tonight.

  3. Russia puts together stunning third period comeback to win WJC gold vs. Canada 5-3

    Jan 5, 2011, 10:33 PM EDT

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    With a 3-0 lead, it looked like the Canadians would earn gold medal redemption in the World Junior Championships. Instead, the Russian team shocked the hockey world by scoring five unanswered goals in the third period to complete one of the biggest comebacks in the tournament’s history.

  4. Video: Steven Stamkos falls during penalty shot attempt

    Jan 5, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Just a few days after scoring a beautiful penalty shot goal, Steven Stamkos fell over and failed to even register a shot against Marc-Andre Fleury tonight.

  5. Poll: Should the NHL/NHLPA require players to wear visors?

    Jan 5, 2011, 8:36 PM EDT

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    On the heels of Ryan Getzlaf’s unnerving sinus fractures – an injury that might have been prevented or limited if he wore a visor – we must ask: should the NHL require players to wear visors?

  6. Logan Couture named NHL’s rookie of the month for December

    Jan 5, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Logan Couture lead all rookies in scoring in the month of December, earning the rookie of the month. Could the Calder Trophy be in his future, too?

  7. Chris Osgood earns the Save of the Week (December 27-January 2)

    Jan 4, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT

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    Chris Osgood’s series of saves earned him his 400th win and the December 27-January 2nd save of the week.

  8. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 4th

    Jan 4, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starters for tonight’s five games, including the Tampa Bay Lightning debut of Dwayne Roloson.

  9. Report: Tampa Bay Lightning about to sign Marc-Andre Bergeron

    Jan 4, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

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    A couple months ago, rumors surfaced that the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in adding offensive defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron. It sounds like those rumors were justified.

  10. Jay Beagle wins Goal of the Week (December 27-January 2)

    Jan 4, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT

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    PHT readers voted in favor of Jay Beagle for the December 27-January 2nd goal of the week.

  11. NHL names Crosby, Luongo and Lidstrom the three stars of December

    Jan 4, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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    The NHL named its three stars of December: Sidney Crosby, Roberto Luongo and Nicklas Lidstrom.

  12. Sami Salo’s soul search: is retirement a possibility?

    Jan 4, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT

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    All of the talk centered around dealing with Sami Salo’s cap hit, but what if he just decides to retire?

  13. Report: Michael Leighton clears waivers, will play in AHL (for now)

    Jan 4, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Many expected the Islanders to make a claim for Michael Leighton. Instead, the big goalie will report to the Flyers’ AHL affiliate this week because he cleared waivers today.

  14. Around the Rink – Tuesday, January 4th

    Jan 4, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT

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    Here are previews of tonight’s five games, including a big game between the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning for the Southeast Division lead.

  15. Crosby, Malkin, Toews, Fleury, Letang and Keith make the top six in All-Star voting

    Jan 4, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

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    Week after week, we followed the fan voting for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. In case you haven’t been keeping up, fans were able to pick their equivalent to a First NHL All-Star team with three forwards, two defensemen and one goalie. The league just announced the roster, which is comprised solely of Pittsburgh Penguins…

  16. Save of the Night – Cam Ward (January 3)

    Jan 4, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Chris Higgins had a breakaway chance, but Cam Ward denied him with a nice glove save to earn January 3rd’s save of the night.

  17. Goal of the Night – Quinton Howden (December 3)

    Jan 4, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    While the full Canada-U.S. game was a severe mismatch and letdown, it produced some great moments. Quinton Howden’s game winning goal also earned him the December 3rd goal of the night.

  18. Riding the Zamboni – Monday, January 3rd

    Jan 4, 2011, 2:31 AM EDT

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    Here are summaries of Monday’s games, including two teams winning in cities that haven’t been very friendly to them over the ears.

  19. Jonathan Toews scores odd game winner in return from injury as Blackhawks squeak by Kings 4-3

    Jan 4, 2011, 12:34 AM EDT

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    A great game between the Kings and Blackhawks ended with two strange goals, including a game winner by Jonathan Toews in his return from a brief injury hiatus.

  20. Tonight’s your last chance to vote for 2011 NHL All-Star Game

    Jan 3, 2011, 11:04 PM EDT

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    Tonight’s the last night that you can vote for the top six players in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. Click “Read More” to find out how to vote.

  21. Rick DiPietro injured again just two days after Isles trade Dwayne Roloson; time to claim Michael Leighton?

    Jan 3, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

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    Just two days after the Islanders traded away Dwayne Roloson, oft-injured goalie Rick DiPietro is injured once again. Does that mean that Michael Leighton might be on his way to Long Island?

  22. Canada crushes U.S. 4-1 in WJC semifinal; America will face Sweden in bronze medal game Wednesday

    Jan 3, 2011, 10:20 PM EDT

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    People expected a great rematch after last year’s heart stopping World Junior Championships gold medal game. Instead, Canada pulverized the U.S. and will move on to a gold medal showdown vs. Russia while America must settle for a bronze medal match against Sweden.

  23. Vote for the Save of the Week – December 27 to January 2nd

    Jan 3, 2011, 9:08 PM EDT

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    Jonas Hiller, Stephane Robidas, Duncan Keith, Chris Osgood and Rick DiPietro are your candidates for the best save of last week (December 27-January 2nd). Vote for your favorite in the poll in this post.

  24. Vote for the Goal of the Week – December 27-January 2nd

    Jan 3, 2011, 8:26 PM EDT

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    Who scored the best goal of the week of December 27th (2010) to January 2nd (2011)? Was it Dustin Brown, Steven Stamkos, Evander Kane, Tyler Ennis, Jiri Hudler or Jay Beagle? Vote in the poll by clicking “Read More.”

  25. Rangers send Michael del Zotto to minors, call up Ryan McDonagh

    Jan 3, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Michael Del Zotto’s sophomore slump spurred the Rangers to send him down to the AHL today.

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