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  1. Tampa Bay expects Mike Smith to miss about 2 weeks with ‘minor’ knee injury

    Dec 21, 2010, 12:45 AM EDT

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    mikesmith2weeks

    The Lightning claim that Mike Smith’s left knee injury is a minor one that will keep him out about two weeks.

  2. Riding the Zamboni – Monday, December 20th

    Dec 21, 2010, 12:11 AM EDT

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    hiller45saves

    Here are summaries of tonight’s seven games, including a 45-save shutout by Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller.

  3. Atlanta takes Southeast lead again; Tampa Bay’s win bumps Washington back down to third

    Dec 20, 2010, 10:20 PM EDT

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    enstromandbuff

    After wins by the Thrashers and Lightning tonight, the Southeast Division’s totem pole has been re-arranged once again. Find out how by clicking on “Read More.”

  4. Malkin, Penguins bludgeon Coyotes 6-1; Crosby extends points streak to 21 games

    Dec 20, 2010, 10:02 PM EDT

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    genoandsid

    Sidney Crosby extended his career-high scoring streak to 21 games (21 goals and 21 assists for 42 points) while the Penguins ended a two-game losing streak by pounding the Coyotes 6-1.

  5. Islanders news: Matt Martin suspended for 2 games, Kyle Okposo practices in full gear

    Dec 20, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT

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    okposopractices

    The good news: Kyle Okposo practiced in full gear today. The bad news: Matthew Martin was suspended for two games. The worst news: the Islanders are still the Islanders.

  6. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 20th

    Dec 20, 2010, 5:55 PM EDT

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    jasonthebarber

    Here are the probable starters for tonight’s seven games.

  7. More on Tampa Bay’s netminding situation: Smith banged up, Lightning call up Desjardins

    Dec 20, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    smithandellis

    If the Evgeni Nabokov rumors weren’t enough, now the Lightning must juggle Mike Smith’s injury, the struggles of Dan Ellis and the call up of Cedrick Desjardins.

  8. Around the Rink – Monday, December 20th

    Dec 20, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

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    bluesvcanucks

    If the last week or so taught us anything, it’s that it almost seems like every night is pivotal in the NHL this season. Check out previews of Monday’s seven games.

  9. AHL’s Binghamton Senators share Seinfeld-inspired Festivus jersey (for the rest of us?)

    Dec 20, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT

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    festivus2

    It might just take “Feats of Strength” for us to avoid blowing $499 on a Festivus-inspired Binghamton Senators jersey.

  10. Report: Mike Comrie might need hip surgery

    Dec 20, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

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    mikecomriehipinjury

    Mike Comrie might need surgery on a hip injury that’s been bothering him since the second game of the regular season.

  11. Washington Capitals overjoyed after breaking 8-game losing streak; extent of Alex Semin’s injury unclear

    Dec 20, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

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    perreaultscores

    Some might laugh at just how boisterously the Capitals are celebrating their first win in nine tries, but wouldn’t you be excited to end a long drought too?

  12. Information on episode 2 of ’24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the Winter Classic’

    Dec 20, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    2011 Winter Classic Logo

    Want some information on the second episode of HBO’s “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the Winter Classic”? Click Read More.

  13. Colorado’s Matt Duchene, Tomas Fleischmann join Eric Staal as last week’s three stars

    Dec 20, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    ducheneno1star

    The NHL named two Colorado Avalanche forwards (Matt Duchene and newly acquired Tomas Fleischmann) along with Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal as its three stars of December 13-19th.

  14. Vote for the Save of the Week (December 13-19)

    Dec 20, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    mikegrierstoppedbyfleury

    Which goalie made last week’s best stop? Vote for the best save of December 13-19 in this post.

  15. Vote for the Goal of the Week (December 13-19)

    Dec 20, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Tom Gilbert

    Who scored the best goal of last week (December 13-19)? Vote in the poll by clicking “Read More.”

  16. Save of the Night – Chris Osgood (December 19)

    Dec 20, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    chrisosgoodsaveofnight

    Chris Osgood didn’t get his 400th win last night, but he made Sunday’s best save. Click “Read More” to check it out.

  17. Goal of the Night – Kyle Clifford (December 19)

    Dec 20, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    cliffordgoalofnightdec19

    Kyle Clifford made a big red move on Corey Crawford to earn Sunday’s goal of the night.

  18. One thing to consider if you’re hoping that the Lightning (or someone else) will sign Evgeni Nabokov

    Dec 20, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    nabokovwaiverissue

    There’s one snag when it comes to the Tampa Bay Lightning – or any other team – signing Evgeni Nabokov: they must cross their fingers that another team doesn’t claim him on waivers.

  19. The Colorado Avalanche might be the most underrated team in the NHL right now

    Dec 20, 2010, 12:43 AM EDT

    mattduchenemouthagape

    The Colorado Avalanche are quietly building something special, with a high scoring offense that has them on a six game winning streak.

  20. Kyle Quincey will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    Dec 19, 2010, 10:48 PM EDT

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    kylequinceyseasonendingsurgery

    Tough news for the under-the-radar Colorado Avalanche: defenseman Kyle Quincey will miss the rest of this season because of shoulder surgery.

  21. Capitals end their losing skid with 3-2 win against Ottawa; Washington gets Southeast lead back

    Dec 19, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

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    perreaultscores

    The Capitals can let out a brief sigh of relief, as they regained the lead in the Southeast Division with a win over the Senators tonight.

  22. Chicago Blackhawks squeak by Los Angeles Kings 3-2

    Dec 19, 2010, 10:02 PM EDT

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    keithandtoews

    The Blackhawks held on to beat the Kings 3-2 tonight. Click “read more” for the run down of that game.

  23. Stars deny Chris Osgood his 400th win by beating Red Wings in OT

    Dec 19, 2010, 7:59 PM EDT

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    erikssonwinsit

    It was a thrilling game, but the Red Wings and Chris Osgood left with one point after a Loui Eriksson overtime game winner.

  24. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 19th

    Dec 19, 2010, 4:42 PM EDT

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    osgoodgoesforw400

    Here are the probable starters for today’s four games, including Chris Osgood’s attempt to hit the 400-win mark.

  25. Save of the Night – Tim Thomas (December 18)

    Dec 19, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    timthomasaveofdec18

    Tim Thomas came up big time and time again last night, including during December 18’s save of the night.

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