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Joe Yerdon

  1. 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs first round schedule

    Apr 11, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Flyers v Buffalo Sabres

    You’re excited for the playoffs, we know… But now you’ll know who is playing when and on what days.

  2. Goal of the night: Colton Gillies whirling backhander crushes Dallas

    Apr 11, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Antti Miettinen, Brent Burns, Andrew Brunette

    Colton Gillies doesn’t get to play too often for the Wild, but he made his minutes count yesterday against Dallas to earn the goal of the night.

  3. Poll: Who do you think wins the Stanley Cup?

    Apr 11, 2011, 1:31 AM EDT

    Brooks Laich, Keith Ballard

    The question is simple but the choices are not. We want your thoughts on who you think will win the Stanley Cup.

  4. Daniel Sedin, Roberto Luongo, and Corey Perry take home first NHL Awards

    Apr 10, 2011, 11:21 PM EDT

    Daniel Sedin

    Three of the NHL’s statistical awards were confirmed today and just like how the season has gone, the Canucks are piling up the recognition.

  5. Western Conference playoff field all set – Familiar faces get reacquainted

    Apr 10, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

    Patrick Kane, Roberto Luongo

    With the Western Conference field all set, here’s a quick snapshot of how the match-ups look for the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.

  6. Chicago sneaks in the playoffs through the back door, Dallas loses 5-3 to Minnesota

    Apr 10, 2011, 8:53 PM EDT

    Greg Zanon, Brenden Morrow, Jose Theodore

    Chicago couldn’t do it themselves so the Minnesota Wild did it for them. The Blackhawks land in the playoffs after the Wild beat Dallas 5-3 tonight.

  7. Jacques Lemaire won’t return to Devils bench next year, heads for retirement instead

    Apr 10, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT

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    Jacques Lemaire

    Devils coach Jacques Lemaire says he won’t return to coaching again next season. After being pulled out of retirement to help turn the team around this year, retirement seems to be for real this time.

  8. Video: Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury like Nashville to upset in the playoffs

    Apr 10, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT

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    Mike Fisher, Sergei Kostitsyn, Patric Hornqvist

    NBC’s Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury discussed a bit about one team they’re thinking will be a big surprise during the playoffs this year and they hail from Music City, USA.

  9. Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg will miss the start of playoff series against Phoenix

    Apr 10, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Henrik Zetterberg

    Detroit’s top scorer Henrik Zetterberg will miss the start of their playoff series against Phoenix with his lingering knee injury.

  10. Video: Pavel Datsyuk shows Chicago how to “dangle dangle”

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk, Nick Leddy, Chris Campoli

    Pavel Datsyuk’s stick handling is the stuff of legends by now around the NHL. During today’s NBC Game of the Week, he showed us just what the “dangle dangle” is all about.

  11. Video: Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury pick their NHL award winners

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:22 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury hashed it out today on the air picking who they think will win the NHL Awards. From the Vezina, to the Norris, to the Hart – these two pick who they like in each category.

  12. Video: Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury take a look at the Western playoffs

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT

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    Roberto Luongo, Joe Thornton

    Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury took a look at the Western Conference playoff picture during today’s game and took time out to look at the West’s top two seeds in particular.

  13. Video: Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury break down the Eastern Conference playoffs

    Apr 10, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

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    Mark Recchi, Paul Mara

    Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury take a look at the Eastern Conference playoff matchups and how each series shapes up as they look ahead to the playoffs this week.

  14. NHL Extra: Breaking down Blackhawks vs. Red Wings

    Apr 10, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Toews, Jimmy Howard

    We take a look at the big picture numbers for this afternoon’s regular season finale between Chicago and Detroit from United Center in the Windy City.

  15. Minnesota-Duluth wins first national championship, beats Michigan 3-2 in overtime

    Apr 9, 2011, 11:05 PM EDT

    Max Tardy, Kenny Reiter

    Minnesota-Duluth wins their first men’s hockey National Championship after disposing of Michigan in overtime thanks to Kyle Schmidt’s game-winner.

  16. Game of the Week preview: Broken, beat, and scarred Red Wings stumble into playoffs

    Apr 9, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT

    Henrik Zetterberg

    Last year the Red Wings got healthy at the end of the season to make the playoffs. This season, they’re banged up and stumbling as they wrap up the regular season and head into the postseason. It’s never easy in the NHL, especially the Western Conference.

  17. Tim Thomas sets new single-season NHL record for save percentage

    Apr 9, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas

    Tim Thomas broke Dominik Hasek’s record for highest save percentage in a NHL season after Boston beat Ottawa 3-1 today.

  18. Your move, Carolina: Rangers pound Devils 5-2, force Carolina to win their way into playoffs

    Apr 9, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

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    Bryan McCabe, Chris Drury, Mats Zuccarello

    The Rangers 5-2 win over New Jersey this afternoon now puts the pressure on Carolina to win tonight against Tampa Bay to get into the playoffs.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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?

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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