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  1. Islanders toll Evgeni Nabokov’s contract locking him up for next season

    Apr 22, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    Evgeni Nabokov

    The Islanders will be staking a claim to Evgeni Nabokov for next year. Considering he didn’t want to join them last season, what are the chances we see him in Long Island next year?

  2. Five Thoughts: Chicago’s heart of a champion giving Vancouver deja vu

    Apr 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Alain Vigneault

    Today’s Five Thoughts focuses in on Chicago’s heart of a champion and Vancouver’s ability to look oddly like Canucks teams from the last two years.

  3. Former Braves pitcher Tom Glavine wants to help save the Thrashers

    Apr 21, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

    Tom Glavine

    Former Atlanta Braves star pitcher (and Los Angeles Kings draft pick) Tom Glavine wants to help keep the Thrashers in Atlanta.

  4. Ilya Bryzgalov would rather play in Russia than Winnipeg next season

    Apr 21, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    Ilya Bryzgalov is an impending unrestricted free agent and he’s made a good home in Phoenix. If the team moves to Winnipeg next year, they shouldn’t count on having him return to the team.

  5. Today’s war of words: Lindy Ruff vs. Mike Richards

    Apr 21, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT

    Lindy Ruff

    As we’re finding out, only half the battles in the playoffs are fought on the ice, the others are fought in the press. Today’s fun is between Sabres coach Lindy Ruff and Flyers captain Mike Richards.

  6. Flyers updates: Chris Pronger likely to return for Game 5 on Friday, Jeff Carter likely out

    Apr 21, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT

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    Chris Pronger

    Good news and bad news for Philly as Chris Pronger will likely return for Game 5 while Jeff Carter is likely out with a lower body injury.

  7. What went wrong: Phoenix Coyotes

    Apr 21, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    Getting swept out of the playoffs takes a special kind of effort in being dominated. Just what went wrong for Phoenix against the Red Wings? There’s more than a few things.

  8. Loui Eriksson, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Martin St. Louis named Lady Byng finalists – Who wins?

    Apr 21, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT

    Martin St. Louis

    Most don’t think of hockey as a gentlemanly game, the NHL does pick out three players who best exemplify what it means to be a sportsman in hockey.

  9. Daniel Briere says the officiating went too far in Game 4

    Apr 21, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

    Daniel Briere, Jordan Leopold

    Flyers forward Daniel Briere has a few things to get off his chest about the officiating in Game 4 of their series with Buffalo.

  10. The good, the bad, the potentially ugly: Tonight’s games run gauntlet of possibilities

    Apr 21, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens - Game Three

    Today’s action sees the Canadiens look to put a stranglehold on the series with Boston, Vancouver to wrap things up against Chicago, and to see if the Kings can pick themselves up off the floor.

  11. Five Thoughts: Caps toughness, Ryan Miller’s sass talk, Coyotes future all in focus

    Apr 21, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Daniel Carcillo, Ryan Miller

    In today’s Five Thoughts, we give credit to the guts and heart of the Capitals while falling in love with the G-rated sass talk from Buffalo’s Ryan Miller.

  12. Red Wings sweep away Coyotes, win Game 4 6-3; An uncertain summer awaits in Phoenix

    Apr 21, 2011, 2:10 AM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    The Red Wings move on to the second round of the playoffs with a 6-3 win over Phoenix and send the Coyotes to their most daunting offseason in their history as the prospect of a move to Winnipeg looms.

  13. Ducks fly together: Corey Perry’s three point night helps Anaheim tie series with Nashville

    Apr 21, 2011, 1:35 AM EDT

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    Anaheim Ducks v Nashville Predators - Game Four

    Anaheim was in need of a big game and got it from their Hart Trophy wannabe Corey Perry as the Ducks took out the Predators 6-3 to even the series up at 2-2.

  14. Capitals erase a 3-0 deficit, beat Rangers 4-3 in double overtime to take 3-1 series lead

    Apr 21, 2011, 12:29 AM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Four

    The Rangers held a 3-0 lead in Game 4. Once the third period rolled around, the Caps took over and showed the heart of a team gearing up for a deeper run winning in double overtime thanks to Jason Chimera… And Marian Gaborik.

  15. Big Game James: James Neal gives Penguins 3-1 series lead with double OT winner against Lightning

    Apr 20, 2011, 11:24 PM EDT

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    Adam Hall, James Neal

    The Penguins faithful have been waiting for James Neal to have a big goal. They got it tonight as his double-overtime game-winner gives Pittsburgh a 3-1 series lead on Tampa Bay.

  16. Johan Franzen a late scratch for Game 4, Mike Modano takes his spot

    Apr 20, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT

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    Franzen_Johan

    Playoff offensive juggernaut Johan Franzen is a late scratch for Game 4 against Phoenix. Mike Modano brings his veteran savvy against his former coach to the lineup.

  17. Sabres even it up: Ryan Miller shuts out Philadelphia 1-0, ties series 2-2

    Apr 20, 2011, 10:43 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Buffalo Sabres - Game Four

    The Sabres evened things up with Philadelphia in their best-of-seven series all thanks to their Superman in net Ryan Miller.

  18. Chicago’s John Scott and Vancouver’s Kevin Bieksa amp up the trash talk after Game 4

    Apr 20, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Four

    While they haven’t battled each other with fists on the ice, Kevin Bieksa and John Scott are more than happy to battle each other with words off of it.

  19. Milan Lucic is the key to the Bruins top line, but must get better

    Apr 20, 2011, 7:26 PM EDT

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    Milan Lucic, Brian Gionta

    The Bruins got their mojo back in Game 3 against Montreal but they did it without 30-goal man Milan Lucic. To get through the playoffs, they’ll need more out of him.

  20. Five Thoughts: Sharks-Kings game makes history the right way

    Apr 20, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three

    Five thoughts today might be a bit bleary eyed after staying up late for last night’s incredible Sharks-Kings game from Los Angeles. We think these thoughts are clear.

  21. Video: Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick discuss what Chicago needs to do to avoid sweep

    Apr 19, 2011, 5:57 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three

    Hockey Central’s crew of Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick take a look at tonight’s Game 4 between Chicago and Vancouver to see what the Blackhawks need to do to avoid being swept out of the playoffs.

  22. John Tortorella says Caps should stop “whining” about getting hit

    Apr 19, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

    John Tortorella

    When Bruce Boudreau said that he thought the Rangers were targeting Mike Green’s head, Rangers coach John Tortorella fired back today saying the Caps should quit being such big babies about it.

  23. Brent Seabrook is out for tonight’s Game 4 against Vancouver; Torres fallout?

    Apr 19, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Brent Seabrook, Raffi Torres, Chris Campoli

    Brent Seabrook is sitting out of tonight’s Game 4 against Vancouver while Raffi Torres will be playing for the Canucks. We’re pretty sure the Blackhawks are taking notice.

  24. Nothing makes sense: Chris Kunitz and Steve Downie each receive one-game suspensions

    Apr 19, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Steve Downie

    Another day, another baffling set of decisions from NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell. This time, the Wheel of Justice came up the same for both Steve Downie and Chris Kunitz on very different plays.

  25. NHL and NBC Sports Group sign 10-year broadcast deal

    Apr 19, 2011, 1:53 PM EDT

    NHL-NBC-VS-logo

    The NHL television contract is locked up for the next ten years, and we’re especially happy to say the NHL will be calling NBC and Versus “home” for the next ten years.

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