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  1. Jordan Staal will play tonight against Islanders

    Feb 2, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers

    After a lot of confusion, it turns out Jordan Staal will play tonight for the Penguins.

  2. Tampa Bay waives goalie Mike Smith; Do Isles clear up Nabokov mess with him?

    Feb 2, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay has put goalie Mike Smith on waivers. Is this a chance for the Islanders to clean up their issue with Evgeni Nabokov?

  3. Carolina’s Jeff Skinner named NHL Rookie of the Month for January

    Feb 2, 2011, 12:31 PM EDT

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    It’s been a good January for Jeff Skinner. He was a rookie team selection, then an All-Star Game injury replacement, and now he’s the rookie of the month.

  4. Maple Leafs sign truculent forward Mike Brown to three-year extension

    Feb 2, 2011, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Maple Leafs love their truculence and Mike Brown is that personified. It’s no wonder they signed him to a three-year extension today.

  5. Penguins moves: No further discipline for Staal, Malkin on IR, Tangradi called up

    Feb 2, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

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    Pens in the news today. Staal will sit for one game while Evgeni Malkin was placed on injured reserve retroactively this morning.

  6. Goal of the night: Kyle Wellwood’s concentration gets him his first with San Jose

    Feb 2, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Kyle Wellwood is an infamous Internet superstar and last night he was able to get the web going wild with his first goal as a San Jose Shark.

  7. Around the rink – Wednesday, February 2

    Feb 2, 2011, 10:43 AM EDT

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    Plenty of teams playing the back end of back-to-back games tonight. Here’s to hoping the mega snowstorm doesn’t postpone any other games tonight. At least we’ve got the battle of California to look forward to late tonight.

  8. Save of the night: Scott Clemmensen stuns Phil Kessel in overtime

    Feb 2, 2011, 9:27 AM EDT

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    Phil Kessel had a hard enough time at the All-Star Game scoring. Scott Clemmensen made sure to keep the frustration moving along with his tremendous save in overtime.

  9. Riding the Zamboni – February 1; Sharks comeback, Bruins roll, shootouts everywhere

    Feb 2, 2011, 4:25 AM EDT

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    Hop on the Zamboni tonight to see the Sharks storm back to victory, the Bruins taking out Carolina, and a few too many shootouts for our liking.

  10. Lightning shutout Flyers 4-0 in battle of Eastern Conference leaders

    Feb 2, 2011, 12:47 AM EDT

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    Dwayne Roloson stops 38 shots in getting his fourth shutout of the year as the Lightning serve notice that they’re for real.

  11. Video: Mike Milbury previews NBC’s Game of the Week between Pittsburgh and Washington

    Feb 1, 2011, 11:54 PM EDT

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    NBC’s Mike Milbury takes a look ahead at Sunday’s Game of the Week featuring a Winter Classic rematch and wondering whether or not Sidney Crosby will come back soon.

  12. Jordan Staal gets five-minute major and match penalty for “sucker punch” to Rangers Brandon Prust

    Feb 1, 2011, 9:44 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh’s Jordan Staal was kicked out of tonight’s game against the Rangers for sucker punching Brandon Prust. In related news, Prust is in the running for next year’s Academy Awards for embellishing the hit.

  13. Video: Mike Milbury discusses who’s buying and selling in the second half

    Feb 1, 2011, 8:53 PM EDT

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    Mike Milbury talks about which teams might be buying and selling with the trade deadline coming up at the end of the month.

  14. Clearing up Devils sale talk: Majority owner Jeff Vanderbeek not selling; minority owners will

    Feb 1, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Making sense of the Devils sale news from earlier today, owner Jeff Vanderbeek is not the guy involved in things.

  15. Raleigh shows that hockey in the deep south is doing just fine

    Feb 1, 2011, 2:17 PM EDT

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    If you’re the type to knock on hockey being played in the south, the experience in Raleigh for All-Star weekend proved that those insults can start going away now.

  16. Buffalo surprise? GM Darcy Regier reportedly given two-year contract extension in the fall

    Feb 1, 2011, 1:13 AM EDT

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    While the Sabres are getting ready to announce Terry Pegula as their new owner, they seem to have forgotten to announce one other important bit of information back in the fall.

  17. Kings star Anze Kopitar happy to show off his skills during All-Star Game

    Jan 31, 2011, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Kings star Anze Kopitar may not get all the offensive freedom he wants in L.A. but the All-Star Game gave him his chance to show off why he’s one of the most underrated scorers in the league.

  18. Rangers getting healthy: Prospal set to make season debut, Dubinsky and Christensen close too

    Jan 31, 2011, 8:41 PM EDT

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    The Rangers have had offensive struggles this season. Getting Vinny Prospal back in the lineup should help alleviate that.

  19. All-Star Game MVP Patrick Sharp gets one over on his game-winning Chicago teammates

    Jan 30, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Despite being on the losing side of things, Chicago’s Patrick Sharp took home the All-Star Game’s MVP award.

  20. All-Star winning captain Nicklas Lidstrom proud of his game and his team

    Jan 30, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Picking an all-star team might be easy, but captain Nicklas Lidstrom is proud of his team and the format of the game.

  21. 2011 NHL All-Star Game: Team Lidstrom leads Team Staal 7-6 after two periods

    Jan 30, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT

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    After two periods, Team Lidstrom storms back to take a 7-6 lead over Team Staal as Carey Price and Jonas Hiller steal the spotlight.

  22. 2011 NHL All-Star Game: Team Staal and Team Lidstrom tied 4-4 after first period

    Jan 30, 2011, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Team Staal and Team Lidstrom are tied at four after the first period of the 2011 NHL All-Star Game.

  23. 2011 NHL All-Star Game – Pregame report

    Jan 30, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

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    The NHL All-Star Game kicks off at 4 p.m. here’s a few things to keep an eye out for in today’s game.

  24. 2011 NHL SuperSkills: Team Staal wins Elimination Shootout and SuperSkills Challenge

    Jan 29, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

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    Team Staal took home the elimination shootout as Anaheim’s Corey Perry was the last man standing. Team Staal went on to win tonight’s NHL SuperSkills 33-22 over Team Lidstrom.

  25. 2011 NHL SuperSkills: Team Lidstrom wins Skills Challenge Relay

    Jan 29, 2011, 8:54 PM EDT

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    Team Lidstrom took home the title in the skills challenge relay thanks to Jonathan Toews acing the accuracy shootout portion of the relay.

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