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  1. Video: Hat tricks for Eric Staal and Jonathan Toews

    Nov 18, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Check out two hat tricks: one from Jonathan Toews, the other from Eric Staal.

  2. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, November 17th (late edition)

    Nov 18, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at last night’s three late games in these snappy summaries.

  3. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday November 17th (early edition)

    Nov 17, 2010, 11:53 PM EDT

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    Here are summaries of the night’s first nine games. The remaining three will be reviewed tomorrow.

  4. HBO’s preview of their 24/7 Winter Classic documentary will air Saturday

    Nov 17, 2010, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Want a taste of HBO’s 24/7 take on the 2011 Winter Classic between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals? Learn more about Saturday’s sneak preview by clicking “read more.”

  5. Video: Jaroslav Halak scores … on himself

    Nov 17, 2010, 11:06 PM EDT

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    Ouch. All we can say is ouch. Jaroslav Halak accidentally scored on his own net tonight.

  6. Richardson family tries to raise awareness of teen suicide after daughter’s death

    Nov 17, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT

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    Daron Richardson’s death was tragic, but the Richardson family hopes there are some positive things that can come from it.

  7. Tampa Bay Lightning reportedly eye offensive D Marc-Andre Bergeron

    Nov 17, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

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    There’s nothing substantial yet, but Marc-Andre Bergeron’s agent claims that the Tampa Bay Lightning might be interested in adding him to the fold.

  8. Calgary Flames shoot down Jarome Iginla to L.A. trade rumors

    Nov 17, 2010, 8:33 PM EDT

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    The Jarome Iginla trade rumor mill picked up again, but sources are shooting down the latest gossip involving him getting traded to the Los Angeles Kings for prospect Brayden Schenn.

  9. Today’s Starting Goalies – November 17 (late edition)

    Nov 17, 2010, 7:22 PM EDT

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

  10. Video: Young girl hit by puck is OK

    Nov 17, 2010, 6:36 PM EDT

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    Despite getting hit in the head with a puck, young Isabella Kowalski still has an interest in the sport … and it looks like she has the toughness for it, too.

  11. Today’s Starting Goalies – November 17 (early edition)

    Nov 17, 2010, 6:09 PM EDT

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    Check out the probable goalies for tonight’s first eight games.

  12. Devan Dubnyk wins Save of the Week (November 8-14)

    Nov 16, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    In a tight race, Devan Dubnyk narrowly won the Save of the Week award for November 8-14.

  13. Today’s Starting Goalies – November 16

    Nov 16, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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

  14. Bruins injury updates: David Krejci nearing return, Johnny Boychuk could be back Wednesday

    Nov 16, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    David Krejci made a nice step in his recovery from concussion issues while Johnny Boychuk could return for the Boston Bruins as early as Wednesday’s game against the New York Rangers.

  15. Young girl gets hit with puck during Flyers game

    Nov 16, 2010, 4:18 PM EDT

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    Sad story: a deflected puck went into the stands and struck a young girl in the head during the Flyers-Senators game last night.

  16. Thomas Vanek wins Goal of the Week (November 8-14)

    Nov 16, 2010, 3:53 PM EDT

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    Click “Read More” for poll results and a few thoughts on Thomas Vanek’s goal of the week.

  17. Philadelphia Flyers hope for the best regarding Daniel Carcillo’s knee injury

    Nov 16, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers hope that Daniel Carcillo’s injury is only an MCL sprain, but they could find out more if he can get an MRI on that ailing knee today.

  18. Around the Rink – Tuesday, November 16th

    Nov 16, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Since there are only three games on today’s relatively light schedule, we were able to provide slightly beefier preview portions in today’s skate around the rink.

  19. Save of the Night: Tim Thomas (November 15)

    Nov 16, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Last night’s best string of saves is also one video you can point to if you want to describe the unorthodox yet effective style mastered by Tim Thomas.

  20. Goal of the Night: Ryan Callahan’s Gordie Howe hat trick (November 15)

    Nov 16, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    A great connection between Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Callahan highlights a Gordie Howe hat trick for Callahan.

  21. Video: Mark Stuart clobbers Mattias Tedenby

    Nov 16, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    It’s almost like a metaphor for the Boston Bruins’ 3-0 shutout of the New Jersey Devils, right? Mark Stuart absolutely flattened Mattias Tedenby in this clip, which I believe doesn’t carry the moral burden of being a dirty hit. Even if it was a little morally questionable … my goodness, he really let him have…

  22. Riding the Zamboni – Monday, November 15th

    Nov 16, 2010, 12:33 AM EDT

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    Recaps of Monday night’s first five games.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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