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  1. Hat tricks are piling up at a near-historic rate this season

    Nov 16, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

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    While the hats aren’t flying at a record pace, NHL players are earning far more hat tricks than usual. Learn more about these trends after the jump.

  2. John-Michael Liles’ hot start deserves more attention

    Nov 15, 2010, 11:26 PM EDT

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    John-Michael Liles was once a scapegoat in Colorado, but now he’s quietly among the NHL’s league leaders in scoring among defensemen.

  3. Versus will air first episode of ‘NHL Overtime’ tonight at 11 pm ET

    Nov 15, 2010, 10:32 PM EDT

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    Reminder: Versus will premiere it’s hourly “NHL Overtime” show tonight at 11 pm ET. Click “Read More” for information on the format of the program and the first hosts.

  4. Craig Anderson practices for first time since injury

    Nov 15, 2010, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Who knows when he’ll be back, but Craig Anderson practiced and faced shots for the first time since his freak knee injury today.

  5. Calgary sends Brett Sutter to AHL after learning of assault charges; Everyone says it was ‘out of character’

    Nov 15, 2010, 9:02 PM EDT

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    The Calgary Flames decided to demote Brett Sutter after his alleged bar fight incident. Take a look at statements from the Flames, Sutter and captain Jarome Iginla.

  6. Report: Rumors abound that Andrei Markov could miss rest of season with knee injury

    Nov 15, 2010, 8:26 PM EDT

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    It’s far from official at this point, but rumors indicate that Andrei Markov might be done for the season.

  7. Vote for the Save of the Week (November 8-14)

    Nov 15, 2010, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Decide which save was last week’s best by voting in the poll after the jump.

  8. Vote for the Goal of the Week (November 8-14)

    Nov 15, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Vote for last week’s best goal by clicking “Read More.”

  9. Today’s Starting Goalies – November 15

    Nov 15, 2010, 6:11 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at the likely starter for tonight’s six contests.

  10. Yale’s ‘White Out for Mandi’ raises over $9K for Schwartz’s fight against cancer

    Nov 14, 2010, 5:49 PM EDT

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    The women’s hockey team at Yale university helped raise more than $9,000 for Mandi Schwartz’s courageous battle against cancer.

  11. Marian Gaborik’s hat trick powers Rangers past Oilers 8-2

    Nov 14, 2010, 5:27 PM EDT

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    Click “Read More” for a recap of the Rangers’ severe beating of the Oilers, fueled by Marian Gaborik’s great performance.

  12. Today’s Starting Goalies – November 14 (late edition)

    Nov 14, 2010, 4:29 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable goalies for today’s remaining three games.

  13. Is Mark Cuban interested in buying the Dallas Stars?

    Nov 14, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Could Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban be interested in buying the Dallas Stars?

  14. Around the Rink – Sunday, November 14th

    Nov 14, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at today’s four oddly timed games, shall we?

  15. Today’s Starting Goalies – November 14 (early edition)

    Nov 14, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day. 12:30 pm ET…

  16. Save of the Night – Carey Price (November 13)

    Nov 14, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Carey Price has been outstanding so far this year, but this save might be his best work yet.

  17. Goal of the Night: Thomas Vanek (November 13)

    Nov 14, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Every once in a while, a hockey player scores a goal that would have forced me to chuck a controller if it happened in a video game. Thomas Vanek’s beauty would probably fit into that category. The talented (if irresponsibly paid) sniper made the Washington Capitals look silly on this overtime game-winning goal. Vanek’s goal…

  18. Two hat tricks in one post: Video of Ray Whitney and Evgeni Malkin’s three-goal nights

    Nov 14, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Before the jump, you get Ray Whitney’s hat trick. If you stick around to click the post, you get Evgeni Malkin’s. We’re sneaky like that.

  19. Riding the Zamboni – Saturday, November 13th (late edition)

    Nov 14, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Here is a summary of the two late games from last night

  20. Riding the Zamboni – Saturday, November 13th (early edition)

    Nov 14, 2010, 12:21 AM EDT

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    Evgeni Malkin’s three-goal, one assist night and Ray Whitney’s three goal, two assist night are the highlights of this summary of the night’s first nine games.

  21. Report: Vincent Lecavalier will have surgery on injured hand Monday

    Nov 13, 2010, 11:25 PM EDT

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    It sounds like Vincent Lecavalier will undergo surgery on the hand he broke during Thursday’s game against the Washington Capitals.

  22. Nazem Kadri will face two-game suspension if he returns to AHL

    Nov 13, 2010, 10:50 PM EDT

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    Who knows if he’ll actually ever serve the suspension, but the AHL suspended recent Toronto Maple Leafs call-up Nazem Kadri for two games. He won’t serve that suspension unless he returns to the Marlies/minors, though.

  23. Andrei Markov leaves game against Hurricanes with injured knee

    Nov 13, 2010, 10:18 PM EDT

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    Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov left tonight’s game with what looks like a knee injury. No, sadly, this is not a re-print of a story from last season.

  24. Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson’s daughter dies

    Nov 13, 2010, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Horrible news out of Ottawa tonight: Daron Richardson died after being rushed to the hospital on Friday night. Daron was the 14-year-old daughter of former player and Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson. Here is more information about the awful situation from the Associated Press. Daron Richardson, 14, was rushed to the hospital Friday, the Senators…

  25. Anaheim Ducks get a scare after Jonas Hiller gets hit in the head with a puck

    Nov 13, 2010, 9:26 PM EDT

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    The Ducks are waiting on word regarding Jonas Hiller’s injury status after the Swiss goalie took a puck to the facemask.

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