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Joe Yerdon

  1. Stars keep playoff hopes alive, beat Colorado 4-2; Chicago and Anaheim put on notice

    Apr 8, 2011, 1:05 AM EST

    Brad Richards, Jamie Benn, Loui Eriksson

    The Stars stay alive in the race for the playoffs in the West after disposing of hapless Colorado 4-2.

  2. Michigan stuns North Dakota, UMD beats Notre Dame – Sets title game for Saturday

    Apr 8, 2011, 12:15 AM EST

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    The National Championship game for Saturday is set as Michigan will take on Minnesota-Duluth after both teams pulled off tough wins tonight.

  3. Dan Hamhuis’ speedy recovery could have him back in Canucks lineup for playoffs

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:50 PM EST

    Dan Hamhuis

    Dan Hamhuis is recovering quite well from his latest concussion. He’s doing so well he might even play in the team’s final game before the playoffs.

  4. Rangers’ playoff destiny handed over to Carolina, lose to Atlanta 3-0

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:07 PM EST

    Ondrej Pavelec

    The Rangers had playoff destiny in their own hands going into tonight’s game against Atlanta. Now they’ve handed it off to Carolina after being shutout 3-0 by Ondrej Pavelec and the Thrashers.

  5. Ray Emery’s lower body injury could throw wrench into Anaheim’s postseason plans

    Apr 7, 2011, 9:03 PM EST

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    Ray Emery

    Ray Emery has been a “god send” for the Anaheim Ducks according to coach Randy Carlyle but his lower body injury might be the sort of thing that hurts their shot at and/or in the playoffs.

  6. Ryan Miller could return from injury and play this weekend

    Apr 7, 2011, 7:55 PM EST

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    Ryan Miller

    Ryan Miller’s missed a few games with an upper body injury and now it’s looking like he could be back in goal this weekend for what could be a crucial playoff-deciding game.

  7. Video: Ask The Expert – Mike Milbury talks home ice advantage in playoffs, Devils/Isles future

    Apr 7, 2011, 7:02 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin, Henrik Sedin

    On this week’s “Ask The Expert” with Mike Milbury, Mike answers your questions on the importance of home ice in the playoffs as well as answering your questions about the future of the Devils and Islanders.

  8. Video: Mike Milbury says Dallas is making the playoffs

    Apr 6, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

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    Brenden Morrow, Kari Lehtonen

    This week’s Hot Topics sees Mike Milbury talking with Tiffany Simons about the Rangers miracle comeback against Boston as well as his look at the playoff races in the East and West and a declaration that Dallas is going to make the postseason.

  9. Surprise! Patrick Sharp will play tonight for against St. Louis

    Apr 6, 2011, 6:39 PM EST

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    Patrick Sharp

    Injured Blackhawks star Patrick Sharp is injured no more as he’s in the lineup tonight against St. Louis as the Hawks look to lock down a playoff spot.

  10. Manny Malhotra speaks out after eye surgery

    Apr 6, 2011, 6:26 PM EST

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    Manny Malhotra, Ryan McDonagh

    Injured Canucks forward Manny Malhotra spoke up today as he recovers from eye surgery after taking a puck in the face.

  11. Race for the Playoffs: Kings or Coyotes can clinch, Ducks-Sharks battle in Anaheim

    Apr 6, 2011, 5:35 PM EST

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    Rostislav Klesla, Dustin Brown

    Three games stand out in a big way tonight for the Western Playoffs. The winner of tonight’s Kings-Coyotes game clinches, the Ducks and Sharks face off in a big one for Anaheim while Chicago looks to rebound against the Blues.

  12. Peter Laviolette names Sergei Bobrovsky Flyers starting goalie for playoffs

    Apr 6, 2011, 4:47 PM EST

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    Sergei Bobrovsky

    If you thought there would be a goalie controversy heading into the playoffs for the Philadelphia Flyers, think again. The Flyers are going with “Bob.”

  13. Marty Turco as “The Gambler”? Hawks goalie makes bet with fan during game

    Apr 6, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

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    While Marty Turco isn’t on the ice winning games for the Blackhawks, he’s on the bench losing bets with fans and making himself all the more popular for it.

  14. Just in time: Mike Green looking set to play on Saturday for Caps

    Apr 6, 2011, 2:13 PM EST

    Mike Green, John Carlson

    Caps defenseman Mike Green is shaping up to be back in the lineup on Saturday. Nothing beats getting a top player back in time for the playoffs, eh?

  15. Michael Leighton clears waivers, eligible to play for Flyers rest of the way

    Apr 6, 2011, 1:19 PM EST

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    Michael Leighton

    Michael Leighton cleared re-entry waivers today and will be eligible to play for Philadelphia in the playoffs if need be. Getting a guy with Stanley Cup experience back for the playoffs is a nice luxury to have.

  16. Race for the playoffs: In the East, Canes can stay alive while Caps can continue surge

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:39 PM EST

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    Cam Ward

    All attention in the East turns to Carolina where the Hurricanes can either keep the pressure on the Rangers and Sabres, or they can help the Sabres clinch a spot tonight. Meanwhile, the Caps look to put a stranglehold on the top spot.

  17. Chicago’s struggle to clinch a playoff spot magnified by Troy Brouwer’s shoulder injury

    Apr 6, 2011, 11:26 AM EST

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    Troy Brouwer

    The Blackhawks are fighting for their playoff lives and now that task gets a lot tougher without Troy Brouwer who injured his shoulder last night.

  18. Coyotes’ Kurt Sauer still dealing with concussion effects from 2009 injury

    Apr 4, 2011, 6:44 PM EST

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    Kurt Sauer

    We haven’t heard much from Coyotes defenseman Kurt Sauer since September 2009 as he’s still feeling effects from a concussion suffered in a preseason game that year. His story is terrifying and heartbreaking all at once.

  19. Vincent Lecavalier may play tomorrow night after being high sticked vs. Chicago

    Apr 4, 2011, 5:37 PM EST

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    Vincent Lecavalier

    Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier may play tomorrow night as he has no structural damage after taking a high stick to the eye against Chicago.

  20. Senators say the season is over for Daniel Alfredsson but he’ll be back next year

    Apr 4, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    Daniel Alfredsson

    Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is being shut down for the rest of the season. Fear not Sens fans… He’ll be back.

  21. PHWA seeks Gary Bettman’s intervention in handling Chris Botta/Islanders credential flap

    Apr 4, 2011, 1:44 PM EST

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    Garth Snow, Charles Wang

    The Professional Hockey Writers Association are reaffirming their position in support of exiled beat blogger Chris Botta and are asking NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to step in and do something about it.

  22. Corey Perry, Jarome Iginla, and Jhonas Enroth named NHL’s Three Stars of the Week

    Apr 4, 2011, 12:37 PM EST

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    Corey Perry

    Corey Perry’s monstrous play over the last week gets him named the NHL’s first star of the week. Jarome Iginla’s landmark week and Jhonas Enroth stepping into some big shoes gets them honored as well.

  23. Goal of the night: Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, and Bobby Ryan team up for a beauty

    Apr 4, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

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    Ryan Getzlaf

    What may be the NHL’s best line teamed up for one of the prettiest set up goals you’ll see all year long.

  24. Race for the playoffs: Two games with major playoff implications tonight

    Apr 4, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    Ryan Clowe, Jon Quick

    There’s just two games tonight, but they’ve both got major playoff implications with the Kings looking to lock up a playoff spot and the Rangers hoping to help secure their future.

  25. Save of the night: Miikka Kiprusoff sprawls wild on Ryan O’Byrne

    Apr 4, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Miikka Kiprusoff

    Calgary’s Miikka Kiprusoff showed the Avalanche why when he’s on his game, he’s one of the best goalies in the league.

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