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James O’Brien

  1. Blue Jackets stay hot, Islanders without a win in last 14

    Nov 24, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT

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    mathieugaron

    Rick DiPietro kept the NY Islanders in the game, but the Blue Jackets continued their hot play to extend the Long Island losing streak to 14 games.

  2. Minnesota and Philadelphia play shorter first period, longer second because of broken pane of glass

    Nov 24, 2010, 9:56 PM EDT

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    minnywildlogo

    An odd turn of events took place in Minnesota, as the Flyers and Wild received an earlier than usual first intermission.

  3. Now that Alex Kovalev hit 1,000 points, which European NHLer could be next?

    Nov 24, 2010, 9:15 PM EDT

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    gyi0062469036-alexovechkin

    Now that Alex Kovalev and Daniel Alfredsson hit the 1,000 point mark, who might be the next European to reach that plateau? Likely candidates include Alex Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Marian Hossa … and the Sedin twins.

  4. Keith Ballard’s first goal came against his current landlord … Dan Cloutier?

    Nov 24, 2010, 8:32 PM EDT

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    keithballardhit

    Keith Ballard tells the story of his first NHL goal, which he scored on his current landlord Dan Cloutier, of all people.

  5. Today’s Starting Goalies – November 24 (late edition)

    Nov 24, 2010, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Take a look at which goalies are most likely to start for tonight’s four latest games.

  6. Today’s Starting Goalies – November 24 (early edition)

    Nov 24, 2010, 6:41 PM EDT

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    jonathanbernierstarter

    Check out the probable starting goalies for nine of tonight’s first 13 games. The other four will be posted shortly.

  7. Save of the Night – Ilya Bryzgalov (November 23)

    Nov 24, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov

    Ilya Bryzgalov earned the Phoenix Coyotes seventh straight win, a shutout and last night’s best save against Edmonton Oilers rookie Taylor Hall.

  8. Goal of the Night – Lee Stempniak (November 23)

    Nov 24, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    leestempniaknov23

    There weren’t many goals to choose from (five, actually), but Lee Stempniak’s second was the best of November 23rd.

  9. Phoenix Coyotes take one point Pacific Division lead thanks to seventh consecutive win

    Nov 23, 2010, 11:55 PM EDT

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    breezysevengamewinstreak

    Ilya Bryzgalov and the Phoenix Coyotes have ridden a 7-0-2 streak – including seven consecutive wins – to a tiny lead over the Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific Division. They did so thanks to tonight’s 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

  10. Wayne Gretzky admires Steve Stamkos, thinks it’s too early for 50 goals in 50 games talk

    Nov 23, 2010, 11:23 PM EDT

    Steven Stamkos

    Wayne Gretzky loves Steve Stamkos’ game and his work ethic, but “The Great One” thinks it’s a little early for 50 goal in 50 game discussions.

  11. Taking a look at the Columbus Blue Jackets’ impressive month

    Nov 23, 2010, 10:41 PM EDT

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    ricknashonaroll

    They aren’t getting much attention for their 10-3 month, but the Columbus Blue Jackets are suddenly one of the top teams in the NHL. Here are some interesting numbers from the franchise’s impressive month.

  12. Tim Thomas eeks out Save of the Week for November 15-21

    Nov 23, 2010, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas, Dwight King

    Tim Thomas’s brilliant group of saves earned him the save of the week award for November 15-21.

  13. Alex Burrows tries not to think about shoulder problems

    Nov 23, 2010, 8:40 PM EDT

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    Alex Burrows is struggling to get his game back as he returns from shoulder surgery.

  14. Alex Burmistrov narrowly edges Andreas Nodl, Henrik Zetterberg for Goal of the Week (November 15-21)

    Nov 23, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Alex Burmistrov didn’t win by much, but he just squeaked by Andreas Nodl and Henrik Zetterberg to earn the November 15-21 goal of the week award.

  15. Mike Mottau cleared to fly home to Long Island

    Nov 23, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    mottaueyeinjury

    Good news for Mike Mottau: the swelling around his eye subsided enough that he was cleared to fly home to Long Island.

  16. Today’s Starting Goalies – November 23rd

    Nov 23, 2010, 6:32 PM EDT

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    Check out the probable goalies for tonight’s only game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Phoenix Coyotes.

  17. Marc Savard set to take final test to be cleared for full contact in practice

    Nov 22, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

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    marcsavardintrospectiveface

    If Marc Savard passes one more rigorous test, he’ll be able to participate in full contact drills during Boston Bruins practices.

  18. Today’s Starting Goalies – November 22nd

    Nov 22, 2010, 5:44 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at the probable starting goalies for tonight’s eight games.

  19. Report: Mike Mottau will spend another night in Atlanta hospital

    Nov 22, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

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    mottaueyeinjury

    Mike Mottau will need to stay in Atlanta for at least another night of observation, according to reports.

  20. Carolina places Patrick O’Sullivan on waivers, Anaheim waives Ryan Carter

    Nov 22, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT

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    patrickosullivanwaived

    Waive wire news: Carolina might trade Patrick O’Sullivan if he clears, while Anaheim waived Ryan Carter and Philadelphia did the same with Michael Ryan.

  21. Minor knee surgery will sideline Rob Niedermayer for about two weeks; Tim Connolly leaves practice with groin issues

    Nov 22, 2010, 2:32 PM EDT

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    robniedermayertwoweeks

    Buffalo Sabres injury news: Rob Niedermayer will be sidelined for about two weeks with minor knee surgery while Tim Connolly left practice with groin problems.

  22. This week’s three stars: Rick Nash, John-Michael Liles and Brian Rafalski

    Nov 22, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    nashentersgame

    Click “Read More” to find out why Rick Nash, John-Michael Liles and Brian Rafalski were named the three stars of the week ending on November 21.

  23. Around the Rink – Monday, November 22nd

    Nov 22, 2010, 12:54 PM EDT

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    flyersvcanadiens

    Let’s take a look at a fairly jam packed Monday of eight games, highlighted by Montreal vs. Philadelphia and Boston vs. Tampa Bay.

  24. Vote for the Save of the Week (November 15-21)

    Nov 22, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Who made the best save of the week from November 15-21: Tim Thomas, Jimmy Howard, Dwayne Roloson, Kari Lehtonen, Antti Niemi or Roberto Luongo? Decide in the poll.

  25. Vote for the Goal of the Week (November 15-21)

    Nov 22, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    vanekgow

    Vote for the November 15-21 goal of the week in the poll after the jump.

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