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  1. Race for the playoffs: Western Conference seeding up for grabs tonight

    Apr 9, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Ryan Smyth, George Parros

    While seven of the eight teams are settled on for the playoffs in the Western Conference, tonight could help settle some of the seeding for the playoffs.

  2. Mike Green will not play in Caps final game tonight; Is he playoff ready?

    Apr 9, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

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    Mike Green

    Capitals defenseman Mike Green will not play in the Caps final regular season game in Florida tonight.

  3. Leading the charge or going down with the ship? Rangers captain Chris Drury returns today

    Apr 9, 2011, 12:04 PM EDT

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    Chris Drury

    Rangers captain Chris Drury returns to action this afternoon for the Rangers as they do their part to try and earn a playoff spot. Will it help or is it a band-aid on a gaping wound?

  4. Race for the playoffs: Rangers and Hurricanes play for their playoff lives

    Apr 9, 2011, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Cam Ward, Henrik Lundqvist

    It all comes down to today for the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers get to decide their fate early this afternoon but they can shift the pressure to Carolina with a win.

  5. Mike Modano: I’ll retire if Detroit makes Stanley Cup final

    Apr 8, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    Mike Modano

    Red Wings forward Mike Modano says that if the team makes it to the Stanley Cup final he’s probably hanging it up at the end of the season.

  6. Three reasons why tonights Isles-Penguins game won’t be another embarrassment to hockey

    Apr 8, 2011, 6:01 PM EDT

    Rick DiPietro, Brent Johnson

    When the Isles and Penguins last met on Long Island, it turned into a fight-filled and dirty game with 346 penalty minutes and a 9-3 Islanders win. Don’t expect any of the same fireworks tonight.

  7. Race for the playoffs: Preds and Coyotes can clinch; Ducks, Stars, and Hawks fight on

    Apr 8, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

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    Shane Doan, Shea Weber

    Nashville and Phoenix each just need a point tonight to lock up playoff spots while Anaheim, Dallas, and Chicago fight on to try and make the playoffs.

  8. NHL Draft lottery set for Tuesday night; What are the odds and how does it work?

    Apr 8, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

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    The NHL Draft lottery is set for Tuesday, April 12th and if you’re hoping it’ll be as interesting and potentially order-shaking as the NBA Draft lottery… You might be let down.

  9. Video: Mike Milbury previews NBC’s Game of the Week – Blackhawks vs. Red Wings

    Apr 8, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Joey MacDonald, Patrick Kane

    Mike Milbury analyzes the curious things that could shake loose this Sunday afternoon when Detroit and Chicago face off in what could be a playoff spot-deciding game for the Blackhawks.

  10. Not a typo: Ottawa owner Eugene Melnyk gives GM Bryan Murray three year contract extension

    Apr 8, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    Bryan Murray

    No, that isn’t a misprint. Ottawa is giving general manager Bryan Murray a three-year contract extension to try and lead the Senators out of

  11. Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall will miss final two games, be ready for playoffs

    Apr 8, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT

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    Niklas Kronwall

    Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall will miss their final two games of the regular season. That’s all right though because he’ll be ready to go in Game 1 of the playoffs.

  12. Race for the playoffs: Caps can clinch top spot, Buffalo looks to lock in, Canes control destiny

    Apr 8, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT

    Cam Ward, Erik Cole

    A lot can shake loose in the Eastern Conference tonight. Washington looks to lock up home ice throughout while Buffalo looks to lock into the playoffs against Philly who hopes to still win the Atlantic Division.

  13. Save of the night: Ondrej Pavelec stacks the pads to frustrate the Rangers

    Apr 8, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Ondrej Pavelec, Brandon Dubinsky

    The Rangers fight for a playoff spot was seriously hampered by Ondrej Pavelec’s shutout against them last night. His save on Artem Anisimov sticks out as a shining example of their frustrations.

  14. Goal of the night: Bobby Butler fights off Hal Gill, beats Alex Auld

    Apr 8, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Bobby Butler

    Ottawa rookie Bobby Butler was somehow able to fight the clutches of Hal Gill and rip a snap shot past Alex Auld in Ottawa’s 3-2 overtime win over Montreal.

  15. Ryan Kesler’s hat trick, Roberto Luongo’s shutout flexes Vancouver strength over Wild 5-0

    Apr 8, 2011, 2:05 AM EDT

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    Greg Zanon, Ryan Kesler

    Ryan Kesler’s hat trick brings him to 40 goals on the season while Roberto Luongo earned his fourth shutout of the year as Vancouver showed their dominance over Minnesota.

  16. Stars keep playoff hopes alive, beat Colorado 4-2; Chicago and Anaheim put on notice

    Apr 8, 2011, 1:05 AM EDT

    Brad Richards, Jamie Benn, Loui Eriksson

    The Stars stay alive in the race for the playoffs in the West after disposing of hapless Colorado 4-2.

  17. Michigan stuns North Dakota, UMD beats Notre Dame – Sets title game for Saturday

    Apr 8, 2011, 12:15 AM EDT

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    The National Championship game for Saturday is set as Michigan will take on Minnesota-Duluth after both teams pulled off tough wins tonight.

  18. Dan Hamhuis’ speedy recovery could have him back in Canucks lineup for playoffs

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:50 PM EDT

    Dan Hamhuis

    Dan Hamhuis is recovering quite well from his latest concussion. He’s doing so well he might even play in the team’s final game before the playoffs.

  19. Rangers’ playoff destiny handed over to Carolina, lose to Atlanta 3-0

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT

    Ondrej Pavelec

    The Rangers had playoff destiny in their own hands going into tonight’s game against Atlanta. Now they’ve handed it off to Carolina after being shutout 3-0 by Ondrej Pavelec and the Thrashers.

  20. Ray Emery’s lower body injury could throw wrench into Anaheim’s postseason plans

    Apr 7, 2011, 9:03 PM EDT

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    Ray Emery

    Ray Emery has been a “god send” for the Anaheim Ducks according to coach Randy Carlyle but his lower body injury might be the sort of thing that hurts their shot at and/or in the playoffs.

  21. Ryan Miller could return from injury and play this weekend

    Apr 7, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Ryan Miller

    Ryan Miller’s missed a few games with an upper body injury and now it’s looking like he could be back in goal this weekend for what could be a crucial playoff-deciding game.

  22. Video: Ask The Expert – Mike Milbury talks home ice advantage in playoffs, Devils/Isles future

    Apr 7, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Henrik Sedin

    On this week’s “Ask The Expert” with Mike Milbury, Mike answers your questions on the importance of home ice in the playoffs as well as answering your questions about the future of the Devils and Islanders.

  23. Video: Mike Milbury says Dallas is making the playoffs

    Apr 6, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Brenden Morrow, Kari Lehtonen

    This week’s Hot Topics sees Mike Milbury talking with Tiffany Simons about the Rangers miracle comeback against Boston as well as his look at the playoff races in the East and West and a declaration that Dallas is going to make the postseason.

  24. Surprise! Patrick Sharp will play tonight for against St. Louis

    Apr 6, 2011, 6:39 PM EDT

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    Patrick Sharp

    Injured Blackhawks star Patrick Sharp is injured no more as he’s in the lineup tonight against St. Louis as the Hawks look to lock down a playoff spot.

  25. Manny Malhotra speaks out after eye surgery

    Apr 6, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT

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    Manny Malhotra, Ryan McDonagh

    Injured Canucks forward Manny Malhotra spoke up today as he recovers from eye surgery after taking a puck in the face.

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