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James O’Brien

  1. As Marian Gaborik fights more groin problems, Rangers call up Mats Zuccarello

    Dec 22, 2010, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Out goes Marian Gaborik, in comes “The Norwegian Hobbit Wizard” Mats Zuccarello. Read all about that plus updates on Matt Gilroy, Mike del Zotto and Vinny Prospal in this post.

  2. Zetterberg comes up big as Detroit beats Vancouver in OT; Datsyuk likely out four weeks with broken hand

    Dec 22, 2010, 10:41 PM EDT

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    hankzetterberg

    The good news: Henrik Zetterberg shined as the Red Wings beat the Canucks. The bad news: Pavel Datsyuk could miss about a month with a broken hand.

  3. Pavel Datsyuk leaves game against Canucks with ‘upper body injury’

    Dec 22, 2010, 10:11 PM EDT

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    pavdatsyukgoalofweekdec

    It’s unclear how significant the “upper body” injury might be, but Pavel Datsyuk left tonight’s game during the first period with whatever might be ailing him.

  4. Crosby extends his scoring streak to 22 games while Penguins shrink Flyers’ lead with win over Panthers

    Dec 22, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

    brentandmaf

    Sidney Crosby tied the second longest points scoring streak in 18 years while the Penguins won, leaving Pittsburgh only one point behind Philadelphia.

  5. Report: Sami Salo probably won’t return until February

    Dec 22, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

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    bieksaandsalo

    The Canucks won’t have to make any tough decisions until around February as the team moved Sami Salo’s return date back about a month or so.

  6. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 22nd

    Dec 22, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

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    tomasvokoundec22

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

  7. Southeast Division lead shifts back to Capitals with Washington win, Atlanta loss

    Dec 21, 2010, 10:52 PM EDT

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    andrewgordon

    The balance of power in the Southeast shifted once again, as a Capitals win and Thrashers loss flip-flops the two teams for the division lead.

  8. Cam Ward wins Save of the Week by an overwhelming margin (December 13-19)

    Dec 21, 2010, 9:50 PM EDT

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    wardstopsbuff

    Cam Ward ran away with the save of the week voting for the week of December 13-19th.

  9. Marco Sturm set to make Kings debut tonight

    Dec 21, 2010, 9:07 PM EDT

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    The Kings plan on easing him to the lineup with a “fourth line role” but the news is good all the same: Marco Sturm is expected to make his debut with L.A. tonight.

  10. Brad Richards, Dallas Stars’ success currently slipping under the radar

    Dec 21, 2010, 8:40 PM EDT

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    bradrichardsneedsmorehype

    The success of Brad Richards (in specific) and the Dallas Stars (in general) isn’t getting much attention from the media – national or local.

  11. Quick hits: Leafs’ outdoor practice, Czech-German WJC game postponed, Fowler becomes a human X-Mas tree

    Dec 21, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

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    fowlertree

    Here are a handful of smaller stories, from the Leafs’ outdoor practice to Team Germany’s lost baggage and Cam Fowler becoming a human Christmas tree.

  12. Linus Omark wins his second straight Goal of the Week award (December 13-19)

    Dec 21, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT

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    omarklinus

    For the second week in a row, Linus Omark earned the goal of the week award among PHT readers.

  13. Islanders place Rick DiPietro on IR; Mike Mottau’s season is over

    Dec 21, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

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    The Islanders placed Rick DiPietro and Mike Mottau on the injured reserve; Mottau’s season is over.

  14. Gary Bettman isn’t bothered by Bruce Boudreau’s potty mouth

    Dec 21, 2010, 6:57 PM EDT

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    bettmanokwithboudreau

    Bruce Boudreau’s mother didn’t like it, but Gary Bettman calls the profanity-packed speech by the Capitals’ coach part of “the ultimate reality show.”

  15. Alexander Semin is a ‘game-time decision’ for tonight’s game against NJ Devils

    Dec 21, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    semininjury

    Capitals forwards Alexander Semin and Matt Hendricks might miss tonight’s game against the Devils, as they are game-time decisions.

  16. Sorry ladies: Ryan Miller engaged with actress Noureen DeWulf

    Dec 21, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Tough news for lady hockey fans who like to dream: Ryan Miller and actress Naureen DeWulf reportedly confirmed their engagement.

  17. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 21st

    Dec 21, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT

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    mathieugaron

    Check out the probable starting goalies for today’s seven games.

  18. All-Star Voting update: Evgeni Malkin creeps into the top three forwards

    Dec 21, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT

    genosmiles

    Evgeni Malkin eked his way into the top three forwards in the latest update of all-star game voting results

  19. Tim Connolly to miss ‘at least a week’ with surgery on his nose

    Dec 21, 2010, 1:33 PM EDT

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    timconnollynose

    If any player would damage his nose to the point that he needs to miss some time with reconstructive surgery, it would be Buffalo Sabres Tim Connolly.

  20. NHL Network to provide exclusive coverage of U.S. National team, will also carry Dec. 23 Caps-Pens game

    Dec 21, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    A pair of great announcements for people who subscribe to NHL Network today: the channel will carry Thursday’s Penguins-Capitals game and the U.S. NHL Network will provide exclusive coverage of team USA’s bid to win back-to-back gold medals in the 2011 WJC tournament.

  21. Around the Rink – Tuesday, December 21st

    Dec 21, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    morrowandribeiro

    Here are some snappy previews for today’s seven games.

  22. Save of the Night: Marek Zidlicky (December 20)

    Dec 21, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

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    marekzidlickysaveofthenight

    We’re stretching the limits of what can be considered a save, but you probably won’t complain (much) once you see Marek Zidlicky’s clever work.

  23. Goal of the Night – Alexander Steen (December 20)

    Dec 21, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

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    alexsteengoalofnight

    The Blues only scored one goal last night, but Alex Steen provided a real beauty. It ended up being the best of December 20th.

  24. Video: Steve Stamkos becomes sixth youngest player in NHL history to hit 100 goal mark

    Dec 21, 2010, 1:19 AM EDT

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    stamkos100goals

    We’ve now “Seen Stamkos” score 100 goals in the NHL … before he could even legally buy a beer in the United States. Only five other players accomplished a similar feat in league history.

  25. 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.

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