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  1. Claude Julien looks to improve his Boston record in elimination games tonight against Guy Boucher

    May 27, 2011, 5:20 PM EST

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    While Guy Boucher is a relative newbie to elimination games as a NHL head coach, Claude Julien has a record to improve upon.

  2. Vancouver’s Manny Malhotra cleared for contact after eye surgery; Could he play in the finals?

    May 27, 2011, 2:39 PM EST

    Manny Malhotra

    Is it possible we’ll see Manny Malhotra come back from his terrifying eye injury in time for the Stanley Cup finals? He’s been cleared for contact in practice.

  3. Lightning forward Sean Bergenheim doubtful to return for Game 7

    May 27, 2011, 1:26 PM EST

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    Sean Bergenheim

    Tampa Bay may still be without playoff surprise goal scorer Sean Bergenheim for tonight’s Game 7.

  4. Mikael Granlund’s World Championship lacrosse goal is officially stamp-worthy

    May 27, 2011, 12:24 PM EST

    granlundstamp

    How good was Minnesota Wild prospect Mikael Granlund’s goal at the 2011 World Championships? Finland put it on a stamp.

  5. Boston mayor asks for peace regardless of outcome for tonight’s Game 7

    May 27, 2011, 11:15 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Five

    Whether the Bruins win or lose Game 7 tonight, Boston’s mayor is hoping that cooler heads will prevail amongst the fans when they’re either celebrating or commiserating.

  6. Four potential surprise heroes for Game 7 between Boston and Tampa Bay

    May 27, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Dominic Moore, Michael Ryder

    We know who most eyes will be trained on in Game 7, but who out of the Bruins and Lightning players might be flying under the radar as heroes? We’ve got a list for you.

  7. Chris Pronger thinks Mike Richards is a fine captain

    May 27, 2011, 12:11 AM EST

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    Mike Richards, Chris Pronger

    To put this to rest once and for all, Chris Pronger thinks that Mike Richards is doing just fine as Flyers captain.

  8. To touch or not to touch: Should captains handle the conference title trophies?

    May 26, 2011, 10:02 PM EST

    BIll Daly, Henrik Sedin

    Is there a correlation between touching the conference championship trophy and winning the Stanley Cup or is it all just silly superstition gone wild? We hope you know the right answer.

  9. Video: Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick preview Game 7 of Eastern Conference finals

    May 26, 2011, 7:07 PM EST

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    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick take a look ahead to tomorrow night’s Game 7 in Boston to see what each team needs to do to make the Stanley Cup finals.

  10. Five Thoughts: Game 6 tossed everything out the window to help set up Game 7

    May 26, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    Five thoughts, seven games, nine goals in Game 6, and a whole lot of drama on tap for Game 7 on Friday night.

  11. Boston looks to lock up Stanley Cup finals berth while Tampa Bay looks for Game 7

    May 25, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Five

    Need your warm up before Game 6 in Tampa, Florida tonight? Sure you do, and we’ve got it for you here.

  12. What Went Wrong: San Jose Sharks

    May 25, 2011, 6:13 PM EST

    Antti Niemi, Roberto Luongo

    Another year and another loss in the Western Conference finals for the Sharks. What went wrong? You mean stuff other than the Sedins, right? There’s a couple things.

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

    May 25, 2011, 5:28 PM EST

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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.

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

    May 25, 2011, 4:11 PM EST

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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.

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

    May 25, 2011, 3:16 PM EST

    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.

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

    May 25, 2011, 2:39 PM EST

    Sean Bergenheim

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

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

    May 25, 2011, 1:23 PM EST

    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.

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

    May 25, 2011, 11:46 AM EST

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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.

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

    May 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    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.

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

    May 25, 2011, 2:06 AM EST

    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.

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

    May 25, 2011, 12:25 AM EST

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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?

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

    May 24, 2011, 10:00 PM EST

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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.

  23. Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita diagnosed with oral cancer

    May 24, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

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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.

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

    May 24, 2011, 4:12 PM EST

    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.

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

    May 23, 2011, 7:29 PM EST

    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.

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