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  1. Freak injury gone wrong: Isles goalie Kevin Poulin out for the season

    Feb 9, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Islanders

    Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin’s mishap in warmups turned out to be a season-ending injury with a dislocated kneecap.

  2. NHL suspends Matt Cooke four games for hit on Fedor Tyutin

    Feb 9, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT

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    The NHL has suspended Matt Cooke four games for his brutal hit from behind on Columbus’ Fedor Tyutin. Chalk it up to a missed opportunity for the NHL to help change the culture of the game for themselves.

  3. Maple Leafs trade Francois Beauchemin to Anaheim for Joffrey Lupul and more

    Feb 9, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

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    The Maple Leafs did defenseman Francois Beauchemin a solid by trading him to his old stomping grounds in Anaheim in exchange for Joffrey Lupul, prospect defenseman Jake Gardiner, and a conditional draft pick in 2013.

  4. Anton Volchenkov receives three-game suspension for elbowing Zach Boychuk

    Feb 9, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Anton Volchenkov will sit down for three games thanks to his targeted elbow to the head of Zach Boychuk.

  5. Matt Cooke’s dirty hit on Fedor Tyutin: Poor excuses and time for the NHL to take a stand

    Feb 9, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Penguins pariah Matt Cooke finds himself in yet another dirty hit discussion and this time the excuses don’t fly. It’s time for the league to make a stand.

  6. Around the rink – February 9; Habs visit Boston, Preds and Wings clash

    Feb 9, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

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    Todd Bertuzzi, Pekka Rinne

    A pair of games get our attention today with Montreal going to Boston and Nashville taking on Detroit in tonight’s eight game schedule.

  7. Save of the night: James Reimer reigns supreme over the Islanders

    Feb 9, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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    James Reimer is doing an awfully dangerous thing in Toronto. He’s inspiring hope and playing great in goal. His save on Frans Nielsen makes him worthy of his Autobot-like nickname of “Optimus Reim.”

  8. Goal of the night: Rick Nash finds a place to put it past Marc-Andre Fleury

    Feb 9, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Wondering what Columbus’ Rick Nash has been up to lately? Apparently he’s been working on his “score from a crazy angle and put the puck in the one spot the goalie isn’t covering” shot. It came in handy last night against Pittsburgh.

  9. Riding the Zamboni – February 8th; Dirty hits dominate nightly discussion

    Feb 9, 2011, 1:41 AM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Some nights discussion is dominated by great games and great efforts. Tonight isn’t exactly one of those nights.

  10. Sharks continue to roll, shutout Capitals 2-0 as Caps offense disappears again

    Feb 9, 2011, 12:06 AM EDT

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    Antti Niemi, Mike Knuble

    Guess who’s back in the West? The apparent demise of the San Jose Sharks was greatly overstated as their 2-0 win vaulted them into fourth place in the West. Meanwhile, the Capitals offense pulls out another goose egg.

  11. Video: Mike Milbury discusses what the Penguins can do without Malkin and Crosby

    Feb 8, 2011, 9:52 PM EDT

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    NBC’s Mike Milbury discusses what the Penguins can do without having Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin in the lineup.

  12. Call an exorcist: Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin hurt in warmups, Mikko Koskinen gets surprise start

    Feb 8, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT

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    Is Nassau Coliseum built over a haunted burial ground? You have to start wondering if that’s the case as rookie goalie Kevin Poulin was injured in warmups leading to Mikko Koskinen getting his first NHL start.

  13. Did Milan Michalek slew foot Keith Ballard? Accusations abound

    Feb 8, 2011, 8:07 PM EDT

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    In Vancouver, accusations are flying over the ugly turn Keith Ballard’s knee took when he was brought down by Ottawa’s Milan Michalek. Was it a slew foot?

  14. Ryan Getzlaf says he’s ready to go for the Ducks on Wednesday

    Feb 7, 2011, 6:39 PM EDT

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    Ryan Getzlaf has been out with sinus fractures and he says he’s ready to go and plans to play on Wednesday.

  15. Capitals Mike Green to sit out tomorrow’s game with concussion symptoms

    Feb 7, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT

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    Capitals defenseman Mike Green will miss tomorrow’s game with concussion symptoms after taking a puck off his head against Pittsburgh.

  16. It’s official: Marc Savard is done for the season and playoffs with concussion

    Feb 7, 2011, 5:31 PM EDT

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    It was reported earlier that Marc Savard’s season was over and today the Bruins confirmed that Savard is done for the season and playoffs.

  17. Around the rink – Monday, February 7

    Feb 7, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT

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    An Original Six tilt between the Rangers and Red Wings highlights your NHL schedule tonight. Take a look around the rink to see what else is in store.

  18. Johan Franzen, Mikael Samuelsson, and Corey Perry named NHL Three Stars of the Week

    Feb 7, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT

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    Johan Franzen’s five-goal game helped make him the NHL’s number one star of the week.

  19. Pavel Datsyuk set to return to Red Wings lineup tonight

    Feb 7, 2011, 1:56 PM EDT

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    The Red Wings have been shutout in their last two games. Pavel Datsyuk coming back tonight should help alleviate that problem.

  20. Comeback complete: Ray Emery signs one-year contract with Anaheim

    Feb 7, 2011, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Ray Emery has found a new NHL home after coming back from hip problems and he’ll call Orange County, California home just so long as he isn’t claimed on waivers.

  21. Save of the night: Ty Conklin stops overtime shot with his face

    Feb 7, 2011, 10:42 AM EDT

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    How hard is life as a goalie? Just ask Ty Conklin about what it takes to try and keep your team in the game in overtime.

  22. Goal of the night: Ilya Kovalchuk scores without putting it in the net

    Feb 7, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Travis Zajac; Ilya Kovalchuk;Vladimir Zharkov; Andy Greene; Henrik Tallinder;

    How good is Ilya Kovalchuk on some nights? He can score goals without even putting them in the net.

  23. Report: Bruins will shut down Marc Savard for remainder of season

    Feb 7, 2011, 8:35 AM EDT

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    It doesn’t come as a surprise but it’s sad to hear just the same. The Bruins plan on shutting down concussion-addled star center Marc Savard for the rest of the season.

  24. Phil Kessel sounds off on Leafs coach Ron Wilson

    Feb 7, 2011, 12:12 AM EDT

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    We know that times in Toronto have been tough this season, but Leafs All-Star forward Phil Kessel is sounding off on coach Ron Wilson. Uh oh…

  25. Video: Milbury and McGuire discuss how long the Pens can go without Sidney Crosby

    Feb 6, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

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    Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury discuss how long the Penguins can go without their captain Sidney Crosby.

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