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  1. Devils win NHL Draft lottery move up to fourth; Edmonton gets top pick in 2011 draft

    Apr 12, 2011, 9:06 PM EDT

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    After New Jersey shockingly won the NHL Draft lottery tonight, they’ll be in the position of getting to choose one of five top prospects. It can be a gamble, but who’s shaping up to be the top pick this year? Let the speculation begin.

  2. Kings forward Justin Williams expected to play in Game 1

    Apr 12, 2011, 8:24 PM EDT

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    Justin Williams

    The Kings will get some offensive help for the playoffs against San Jose as right wing Justin Williams has been cleared to play after suffering a dislocated shoulder three weeks ago.

  3. PHT Predicts: Ducks vs. Predators — Who do you have?

    Apr 11, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

    Shea Weber, Bobby Ryan

    It might not be getting the attention some of the other series are, but Anaheim and Nashville are set up for a slobbknocker of a series.

  4. PHT Predicts: Red Wings vs. Coyotes — Who do you have?

    Apr 11, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT

    Phoenix Coyotes v Detroit Red Wings

    So they meet again… Detroit and Phoenix go at it for the second straight year in the playoffs. Can Phoenix turn the tables or will it be more of the same for the Red Wings? We make our call.

  5. PHT Predicts: Sharks vs. Kings — Who do you have?

    Apr 11, 2011, 7:17 PM EDT

    Antti Niemi, Dustin Brown

    It’s a battle of California in the playoffs for the first time and unfortunately, both teams are going in different directions. We pick on the Kings and Sharks as PHT Predicts this series.

  6. PHT Predicts: Canucks vs. Blackhawks — Who do you have?

    Apr 11, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver Canucks

    It must be the playoffs if Chicago and Vancouver are playing. Can the Canucks vanquish the demons of past playoff failures or does Chicago still own them? Oh the intrigue is large here.

  7. PHT Predicts: Bruins vs. Canadiens — Who do you have?

    Apr 11, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins

    A blood feud on ice that’s become a virtually annual event. Montreal and Boston go to war once again and we dig in to see who we think will win. You can vote in our poll and tell us how smart/dumb you think we are.

  8. PHT Predicts: Flyers vs. Sabres — Who do you have?

    Apr 11, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

    Jeff Carter, Thomas Vanek

    Buffalo and Philadelphia always manage to cross paths in the playoffs and this year is no exception. The Flyers limped into the end of the season while the Sabres are playing great. Oh the drama!

  9. PHT Predicts: Capitals vs. Rangers – Who do you have?

    Apr 11, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin,  Artem Anisimov

    The Rangers and Capitals get it on again in the playoffs only this time some of the players and the circumstances have changed. We take a look at who we think wins this series and want to know who you think takes it.

  10. PHT Predicts: Penguins vs. Lightning – Who do you have?

    Apr 11, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT

    Pascal Dupuis, Nate Thompson

    The PHT staff weighs in with their thoughts on the Pittsburgh-Tampa Bay series and we ask you for your prediction in our poll. Are you Team Staal or Team Stamkos?

  11. Caps’ Mike Green ready to play in Game 1 against New York

    Apr 11, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT

    Mike Green

    Caps defenseman Mike Green is officially ready to play again and will get the start in Game 1 against New York on Wednesday.

  12. Sideshow Bobrovsky: Flyers goalie shows off new Simpsons-inspired mask for playoffs

    Apr 11, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT

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    Sergei Bobrovsky pays homage to a Philadelphia folk hero and a Simpsons villain with his new goalie mask for the playoffs.

  13. Thomas Vanek, Vincent Lecavalier, and Dan Ellis named NHL’s Three Stars of the Week

    Apr 11, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT

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    Thomas Vanek

    Thomas Vanek’s Herculean effort to help get the Sabres into the playoffs this past week earned him the NHL’s number one star of the week. Vincent Lecavalier and Dan Ellis rounded out the top three.

  14. Rangers, Sabres, Ducks, and Kings to begin next season in Europe

    Apr 11, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

    NHL Premiere Series - Berlin

    The NHL Premiere Series is coming back for the fifth straight year and the Kings, Ducks, Rangers, and Sabres are all headed to Europe to start next season. For the first time ever, they’ll be playing in Germany too.

  15. Minnesota fires coach Todd Richards; Would a roster overhaul help the next coach?

    Apr 11, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

    Todd Richards

    Minnesota has relieved coach Todd Richards of his duties but much like a pair of other coaches let go already this year, you can’t really blame him for not being a miracle worker.

  16. Veteran savvy: Capitals sign Mike Knuble to one year extension

    Apr 11, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT

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    Mike Knuble

    Having age and veteran savvy on your side are two valuable assets to have. Being able to produce nice numbers when you’re over 35 is helpful too.

  17. Save of the night: Tuukka Mania runs wild on the Devils’ David Clarkson

    Apr 11, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Tuukka Rask

    He might not be their playoff hero this year, but Tuukka Rask showed David Clarkson why he’s still got a wild following in Boston with his sick pad save.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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