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James O’Brien

  1. Marc Savard ‘woozy’ after big hit in Saturday’s game; could it be another concussion?

    Jan 16, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

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    He didn’t miss a shift despite laying on the ice for a while after the hit, but Deryk Engelland left Marc Savard woozy and worried that he might have another concussion.

  2. Around the Rink – Sunday, January 16th

    Jan 16, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Jeff Carter, Henrik Lundqvist

    Here are previews of tonight’s five games.

  3. Save of the Night – Ryan Miller, plus a natural hat trick by John Tavares (January 15)

    Jan 16, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    John Tavares had the last laugh on Saturday, but Ryan Miller made an outstanding stop on a 2-0 that ended up being the January 15’s save of the night.

  4. Goal of the Night: James Neal (January 15)

    Jan 16, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Loui Eriksson and James Neal connected on a great 2-on-1 goal against helpless defenseman Dustin Byfuglien and goalie Ondrej Pavelec for January 15th’s goal of the night.

  5. Assorted Videos: Lundqvist gets feisty, Subban and Doughty deliver crushing hits

    Jan 16, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    subbanstepan

    Must-see videos including Henrik Lundqvist snapping on Max Pacioretty, Drew Doughty delivering a big hit on Taylor Hall and P.K. Subban landing a check on Derek Stepan.

  6. Video: Philadelphia Flyers hold practice in Central Park

    Jan 16, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Winter Classic Hockey

    Rather than just going through the motions with a morning skate, the Philadelphia Flyers opted for a scenic practice in Central Park.

  7. Riding the Zamboni – Saturday, January 15th (late edition)

    Jan 16, 2011, 2:09 AM EDT

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    heatleyridingzamboni

    Here are recaps of Saturday night’s two late games, with wins for the desperate duo of California teams.

  8. Spokane Chiefs dismantle Kootenay Ice 11-2 in WHL’s ‘Rockstar Outdoor Hockey Classic’

    Jan 16, 2011, 12:39 AM EDT

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    rockstaroutdoorhockey

    It might not have had the huge crowd of the Big Chill or the spotlight like the Winter Classic, but the WHL ran its own answer to those games with its Rockstar Outdoor Hockey Classic.

  9. Riding the Zamboni – Saturday, January 15th (early edition)

    Jan 15, 2011, 11:52 PM EDT

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    raywhitney900pts

    Here are summaries of the night’s first 10 games, including a natural hat trick for John Tavares and Ray Whitney earning the 900th point of his NHL career.

  10. If Sidney Crosby’s concussion issues linger, will the NHL face an 2011 All-Star Game headache?

    Jan 15, 2011, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby is still dealing with concussion symptoms and there is no timetable for his return. What might this mean for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game?

  11. Zdeno Chara’s high stick breaks nose of own teammate Steven Kampfer

    Jan 15, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

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    kampferbrokenose

    Zdeno Chara’s accidentally caught his own teammate with a high stick this afternoon, breaking Steven Kampfer’s nose.

  12. Chris Mason leaves Thrashers-Stars game after bump from teammate

    Jan 15, 2011, 9:50 PM EDT

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    chrismasoninjury

    Chris Mason left tonight’s game after suffering a “lower body injury” following a collision with teammate Chris Thorburn. Click “Read More” for the details.

  13. Injury update: Tomas Holmstrom won’t need surgery on broken hand, will miss 3-4 weeks

    Jan 15, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

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    holmstrominpain

    Tomas Holmstrom reportedly won’t need surgery on his broken hand, but he is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with the injury.

  14. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 15 (late edition)

    Jan 15, 2011, 7:11 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for the five remaining games from 8:00 pm ET and on, including Kari Lehtonen’s first start against his former team.

  15. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 15 (early edition)

    Jan 15, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT

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    joeymac

    Here are the starting goalies for the six games that will take place beginning at 7:00 pm ET.

  16. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 14th

    Jan 14, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT

    khudobin

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s six games, including a rare start for Wild goalie Anton Khudobin. (Updated with Philadelphia vs. Atlanta.

  17. Guy Boucher’s explains Steven Stamkos’ scoring slump on ‘some parts of the body injury’

    Jan 14, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Lightning coach Guy Boucher explains that Steven Stamkos’ scoring slump can be attributed to a “some parts of the body injury.” Thanks for the in-depth details, coach.

  18. Brad Stuart opts for surgery on broken jaw, still expected to miss 6-8 weeks

    Jan 14, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Original reports indicated that Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart would not need surgery for a broken jaw he suffered from a check by Calgary Flames forward Tom Kostopoulos, but various sources indicate that he opted for surgery after all. On the bright side, his window of recovery hasn’t changed; he’s still expected to miss…

  19. NHL suspends Shane O’Brien two games for high-sticking Stephen Weiss

    Jan 14, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

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    obriensuspended

    The NHL decided to suspend Predators defenseman Shane O’Brien two games for high-sticking Panthers center Stephen Weiss.

  20. Ranking the best (and worst) divisions in the NHL

    Jan 14, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Which divisions are the best and worst in the NHL? We examine that question in this post.

  21. Chris Pronger practices for first time since breaking his foot; no timetable for his return

    Jan 14, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

    snortingpronger

    Chris Pronger’s first practice since breaking his foot seemed positive, but there’s no timetable for his return.

  22. Dan Bylsma transformed the Pittsburgh Penguins from a finesse team to a fighting bunch

    Jan 14, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT

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    danbylsmafighting

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have quickly morphed from a finesse team to a fight-happy bunch under coach Dan Bylsma. So is that a good thing or a bad thing?

  23. Breakdown of a breakdown: Numbers from the Kings’ disastrous homestand

    Jan 14, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

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    This post features a stats-based look at the Kings’ meltdown seven games into their eight game homestand a look ahead to a February that might bury their playoff hopes.

  24. Around the Rink – Friday, January 14th

    Jan 14, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    flyersvsthrashers

    Here are previews for tonight’s six games, including an intriguing game between red-hot Vancouver and struggling (but dangerous) Washington.

  25. Poll: Does Mike Brown deserve a suspension for his blindside hit on Ed Jovanovski?

    Jan 14, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Mike Brown clobbered Ed Jovanovski with a blindside hit last night that has the hockey world debating whether or not he should be suspended. So what’s your take: does he deserve a fine and suspension, just a fine or no discipline at all? Read the post and vote in the poll to share your thoughts.

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