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  1. Islanders sign Kyle Okposo to five year contract extension; Hope is alive in Long Island?

    May 25, 2011, 5:28 PM EDT

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    Kyle Okposo

    After getting Calder Trophy candidate Michael Grabner locked up a couple weeks ago, the Islanders are taking care of more of their future by signing Kyle Okposo to a five year extension.

  2. Video: Keith Jones and Mike Milbury preview Game 6 between Boston and Tampa Bay

    May 25, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Five

    Tonight’s Game 6 between Boston and Tampa Bay has the possibility of seeing the Bruins lock up their first appearance in the Stanley Cup finals since 1990 or it sees the Lightning force a Game 7. Keith Jones and Mike Milbury take a look at what happens tonight.

  3. Is officiating a cause for concern for Tampa Bay in Game 6? Guy Boucher is aware it might

    May 25, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

    Marc Joanette, Eric Furlatt

    Should Tampa Bay be concerned about referee Eric Furlatt calling tonight’s Game 6? Perhaps, but Guy Boucher is more than aware of the issue at hand.

  4. Playoff hero Sean Bergenheim questionable to play for Tampa Bay in Game 6

    May 25, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT

    Sean Bergenheim

    Could Sean Bergenheim’s potential absence from Game 6 tonight be a series breaker for the Lightning?

  5. Brian Rafalski cites injuries and wanting time with family for retiring from NHL

    May 25, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

    Brian Rafalski

    During Brian Rafalski’s retirement press conference today, the 11 year NHL veteran and 15 year professional cited his health and his wont to be with his family more as reasons to call it a career, money be damned.

  6. Video: Breaking down the magic bounces of Kevin Bieksa’s series-winning goal

    May 25, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Kevin Bieksa’s series-winning goal in Game 5 took some of the strangest bounces leading to a stunning result that put Vancouver into the Stanley Cup finals. Get a great look at how things broke down.

  7. Five Thoughts: Canucks get all the puck luck while Sharks shake off “choker” label

    May 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Last night’s Game 5 series clincher by Vancouver gives us the chance to look back on the performances (or lack there of) from Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler, Joe Thornton, and Dany Heatley.

  8. Canucks stun Sharks 3-2 in double overtime to head to first Stanley Cup finals since 1994

    May 25, 2011, 2:06 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    It took a pair of advantageous bounces in Game 5, but the Vancouver Canucks are off to their first Stanley Cup final appearance since 1994 after beating San Jose in double overtime to win the series in five games.

  9. Blues 2010 first round pick Vladimir Tarasenko is staying in Russia next year

    May 25, 2011, 12:25 AM EDT

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    Vladimir Tarasenko

    Blues 2010 draft pick Vladimir Tarasenko will be staying in Russia for one more year at least. Should the Blues worry about him never coming to North America though?

  10. Atlanta mayor saddened by potential of losing Thrashers to Winnipeg

    May 24, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Thrashers Flagging Fans

    Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed is doing his due diligence to comment on how sad it would be for the city to lose the Thrashers.

  11. Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita diagnosed with oral cancer

    May 24, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Stan Mikita

    Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita is in for a new fight as he’s been diagnosed with oral cancer. Fortunately, the prospects are good for a full recovery.

  12. Five Thoughts: The strange twists and turns of Game 5 between Boston and Tampa Bay

    May 24, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Five

    Last night’s Game 5 in Boston gave us quite the smorgasbord of stuff to think about including Tim Thomas’ toughness, Guy Boucher’s curious goaltending choices, Tomas Kaberle’s play, and the life of Steve Downie.

  13. Report: Brian Rafalski set to retire from NHL, make Detroit’s offseason more interesting

    May 23, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT

    Brian Rafalski

    There’s going to be a Red Wings defenseman announcing their retirement this offseason but it’s not the one you’re thinking it is.

  14. Flyers captain Mike Richards clears the air about his role as captain and more

    May 23, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Mike Richards

    Flyers captain Mike Richards took a lot of heat for all sorts of problems ranging from his coach, to his captaincy, to how he handles the media when Philly’s season ended. He opened up in a big way today to clear the air.

  15. Sharks coach Todd McLellan expects Joe Thornton to play Game 5

    May 23, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT

    Joe Thornton

    While Joe Thornton declared that he was going to play Game 5 no matter what, now his coach is expecting him to suit up as well.

  16. Who starts for Tampa Bay tonight? Guy Boucher puts his poker face on

    May 23, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    Dwayne Roloson, Mike Smith

    Wondering who the Lighting will start in goal for tonight’s Game 5 in Boston? Guy Boucher isn’t sharing that information.

  17. Atlanta-to-Winnipeg update: Last local bidder all but out of running for Thrashers

    May 23, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

    Thrashers Flagging Fans Hockey

    In today’s update on the Atlanta Thrashers-to-Winnipeg storyline, we find out that the last hope for the Thrashers to stay in Atlanta might just be out.

  18. Would benching Tomas Kaberle be the right move for Boston to make?

    May 23, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

    Tomas Kaberle

    With how rough Tomas Kaberle has had it in the Eastern Conference finals, would benching him be the move that helps the Bruins the most?

  19. Video: Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury preview Game 5 between Boston and Tampa Bay

    May 23, 2011, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    NBC’s Liam McHugh gets the straight scoop on what needs to happen in Game 5 from Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury.

  20. Five Thoughts: Sharks defensive issues as well as Dany Heatley’s disappearance

    May 23, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v San Jose Sharks - Game Four

    Five thoughts today looks through the job the Sedins are doing to take advantage of a weaker defense while we wonder aloud about where in the world has Dany Heatley been.

  21. Joe Thornton says he’s “100 percent” and playing in Game 5

    May 23, 2011, 1:53 AM EDT

    Joe Thornton

    While the Sharks have no official update on Joe Thornton’s condition after getting banged up thanks to a hit from Raffi Torres, Thornton’s playing doctor for himself.

  22. Did Tim Thomas accidentally give Tampa Bay bulletin board material?

    May 22, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

    Tim Thomas

    After the Bruins tough loss in Game 4, Tim Thomas may have accidentally given the Lightning the bulletin board material this series has been lacking.

  23. Henrik Sedin reminds us all that he’s still quite good at hockey

    May 22, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin

    Henrik Sedin has been serving notice throughout the Western Conference finals that he’s as good as it gets when it comes to being a play maker. His performance in Game 4 ranks up as one of the playoffs best.

  24. Joe Thornton’s status in doubt after a wicked hit from Raffi Torres

    May 22, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Joe Thornton, Alex Burrows

    The Sharks may be without captain Joe Thornton for Game 5 on Tuesday after he was knocked out of today’s Game 4 loss by Raffi Torres after a wicked hit in the third period.

  25. Video: Roberto Luongo looks to change his NHL reputation with a Stanley Cup

    May 22, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT

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    Roberto Luongo

    Roberto Luongo’s NHL career has been a bit up and down, but he’s looking to change all that by leading Vancouver to a Stanley Cup this year.

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