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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

    Dec 21, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

    rickdipandmott

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

  6. 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.”

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

    capsvpens

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.”

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

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

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