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Nov 18, 2010, 10:07 PM EDT
A bad game only gets made worse with a bad injury, and for the New Jersey Devils they went through this same dance just a week ago. During the Devils 3-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto, Martin Brodeur left the game after two periods suffering another arm injury. Johan Hedberg took over…
Nov 18, 2010, 9:22 PM EDT
By now you’ve read about it or heard about it on the radio, but the paranoia over having bad things said about the team on Long Island has reached a new high, leading to team pulling the media credentials of one time team PR man Chris Botta. Botta, who worked for the Islanders for 20…
Nov 18, 2010, 7:15 PM EDT
Tonight at 11:00 pm, embattled NHL Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell will make a phone appearance on Versus’ new program NHL Overtime to discuss, we hope, what’s come out lately about him disparaging Marc Savard and being overtly critical of NHL officials regarding their treatment of his son, Bruins forward Gregory Campbell,…
Nov 17, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT
The last we saw of Leafs goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere last night came when he was forced to leave the game in the third period with an apparent groin injury. Today the Leafs confirmed that Giguere will miss the next 1-2 weeks with a groin strain. What this means for the Leafs is that they’ll be…
Nov 17, 2010, 5:09 PM EDT
A trade from out of the blue always spices the day up nicely. Today, the Carolina Hurricanes traded defenseman Anton Babchuk and forward Tom Kostopolous to the Calgary Flames for defenseman Ian White and young forward Brett Sutter. Sutter we’ve heard plenty about of late after his legal wranglings after allegedly assaulting a taxi cab…
Nov 17, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT
After the Flyers somewhat humbling loss to the Canadiens last night, Flyers captain Mike Richards decided to vent his frustrations over Habs young defenseman P.K. Subban. In the third period of last night’s game, the two got tangled up together and were about to start duking it out, but linesmen got between the two before…
Nov 17, 2010, 2:13 PM EDT
Canucks defenseman Keith Ballard has been out of the team’s lineup the last few games for reasons really only known to head coach Alain Vigneault. Ballard’s been healthy but he’s been kept out of the lineup in favor of the likes of Aaron Rome. If you think that Ballard’s benching hasn’t been noticed by fans…
Nov 17, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT
It’s a nice problem to have if you’re the Philadelphia Flyers. They’ve got a goalie right now that’s ascended to stardom by taking the starting job for himself in Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky got the opportunity to take the starting job when assumed starting goalie Michael Leighton missed the start of the season thanks to back…
Nov 17, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT
Happy hump day folks – here’s your beefy rundown of games in the NHL tonight with 12 games rocking your eyeballs across the continent. All times listed are Eastern because that’s just how we roll. 7:00 pm Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders Jack Capuano makes his NHL head coaching debut for the Islanders and he…
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Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen did some solid work last night in helping Dallas earn a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks. He got things started in the first period, though, to help give the Ducks fits stopping Todd Marchant on a shorthanded breakaway. Lehtonen’s lunging glove save helped set the tone for the rest of…
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While the game started off ugly for the Maple Leafs, their roaring comeback thanks to success on the power play made all the bad things, including an eight-game losing streak, go away for the night. Mikhail Grabovsky’s second period goal past Predators netminder Pekka Rinne tied the game at the time and dazzled the Toronto…
Nov 17, 2010, 1:43 AM EDT
Remember how Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger made himself into more of a villain during last year’s Stanley Cup finals when he was stealing pucks from the Chicago Blackhawks after they won the first two games of the series? It turns out Philadelphia’s puck burglar extraordinaire isn’t a fully reformed hockey criminal at large as Pronger…
Nov 16, 2010, 11:41 PM EDT
With just three games tonight, the ride on the Zamboni will be short but it’ll be worthwhile with the Leafs getting off the schnide, Carey Price standing on his head once again, and the Stars shining brightly in Dallas. Montreal 3 – Philadelphia 0 It was a battle between highlight-reel goalies with Carey Price getting…
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While Kris Versteeg did his job to get himself out of the dog house by scoring two goals and the Leafs to take a step away from the outhouse snapping an eight-game losing streak, it wasn’t all good news for Toronto tonight. During the early part of the third period with the Leafs leading Nashville…
Nov 16, 2010, 10:12 PM EDT
If it felt like Kings forward Scott Parse just got back into action in Los Angeles, it’s because that’s the case. Parse returned to action on November 4th after missing most of the preseason and the start of the season with a lower body injury. This time, he’s out with another lower body injury, a…
Nov 16, 2010, 8:10 PM EDT
The worry over Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov’s knee injury in Montreal is about to grow exponentially. Dave Stubbs of Habs Inside/Out tweets today that Markov will be out “long term” for an undetermined amount of time. It’s been a mystery surrounding Markov about how long he would be out for since he was hurt on…
Nov 16, 2010, 3:26 PM EDT
It’s safe to say that Alex Ovechkin is a big star. Understatement of the year, we know. Not too many players get a DVD dedicated to them done up by the NHL by Ovechkin’s got one out now titled “Alex Ovechkin: The Gr8″ that looks at the Alex Ovechkin you don’t know. The guy who,…
More Rangers-Oilers: Christensen talked to, Alex Burrows supports Sean Avery, Smid will know better next time
Nov 15, 2010, 6:24 PM EDT
Hearing Sean Avery get a pat on the back from Alex Burrows for punching Ladislav Smid should be the postscript you were looking for about yesterday’s Rangers-Oilers brouhaha.
Nov 15, 2010, 5:01 PM EDT
While the Lightning struggle, they learn how long they’ll be without the services of captain Vincent Lecavalier following hand surgery.
Nov 15, 2010, 3:48 PM EDT
The NHL issued a statement today regarding the e-mails that are making headlines across the sports world today about NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell going out of his way to stand up for his son and calling Marc Savard “the biggest faker going.” Consider the situation still tenuous at best.
Nov 15, 2010, 1:03 PM EDT
Carey Price leads the way after being named NHL’s number one star this week.
Nov 15, 2010, 12:38 PM EDT
The NHL will not suspend any of the involved parties in yesterday’s line brawl between the New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers.
Nov 15, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT
A lot of coaches don’t often get to survive a ten-game losing streak. Scott Gordon is one of those guys, but can you really blame him?
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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford may not make too many starts, but he made it count yesterday leading the Blackhawks to a 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks. The win snapped the Ducks six-game winning streak and it was thanks to saves like this one on Ducks star Bobby Ryan that helped him get it done.…
Nov 15, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT
Here’s tonight’s rundown of NHL action. Get excited, people!
- Are the Pens leaning towards trading Letang? (Updated) 50
- Playoffs Tonight: Can ‘Hawks solve Rask? 19
- Sakic: If we keep top pick, we’ll likely draft a forward 20
- Report: Flyers will buy out Briere, Bryzgalov another story (Updated) 37
- Report: Flyers, Ducks talking about Bobby Ryan 60
- Marchand accuses ‘kitty cat’ Shaw of eye gouging 101
- Quenneville says Hossa is ‘likely’ to play Game 4 12
- Datsyuk announces three-year, $22.5 million extension with Red Wings 12
- Bruins go ‘above and beyond’ to take 2-1 series lead 47
- Chicago’s powerless power play — it’s a problem 4
- Heat rally to beat Spurs in Game 6
- PBT: After blowing lead, can Spurs rebound in Game 7?
- CSN: Report: Hernandez 'not ruled out' as suspect
- PHT: Can Blackhawks solve Rask in Game 4?
- PST: On-fire Altidore lifts USA over Honduras in WCQ
- Underseeded? Nadal draws No. 5 at Wimbledon
- CSN: Celtics-Clippers KG, Rivers trade talks dead