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  1. Around The Rink – October 11

    Oct 11, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Happy Columbus Day to all of you fortunate enough to have a bank holiday to sit around and watch afternoon hockey. There are three games dropping the puck before the sun sets today while you’re kicking back enjoying some lasagna to celebrate everyone’s favorite 15th Century Italian explorer. All times are eastern because that’s the…

  2. Flames’ Rene Bourque and Adam Pardy injured in 3-1 win over Kings

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:03 AM EDT

    While the Flames were able to secure their first win of the year tonight, a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings, they were able to also add a couple more names to their ever-growing injured list. Forward Rene Bourque and defenseman Adam Pardy both left tonight’s game with separate ailments and their status is,…

  3. You make the call: Shawn Horcoff’s reviewed goal vs. Florida

    Oct 10, 2010, 10:56 PM EDT

    Edmonton captain Shawn Horcoff was able to net the game-winning goal in the Oilers 3-2 win over Florida tonight, getting rookie Taylor Hall his first NHL point in the process as Hall landed an assists. Horcoff, however, would see his goal get reviewed by the gang in Toronto as the puck went off his skate…

  4. Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec released from hospital

    Oct 10, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT

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    The news for Atlanta goalie Ondrej Pavelec is getting better. After collapsing Friday night in a game against the Washington Capitals and spending the last three days in an Atlanta hospital, Pavelec has been released and now rests at home to recover. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. After losing consciousness…

  5. Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson gets called out by coach Cory Clouston

    Oct 10, 2010, 9:43 PM EDT

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    While the life of a rookie is often viewed as being tough in the NHL, sometimes the life of a second-year player is even harder. After all, you’ve shown what you can do once before and the expectation levels go up. For Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson, the first two games of his season have put…

  6. Paul Martin says Devils were never a factor in free agency, expects to get booed by fans

    Oct 10, 2010, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Penguins defenseman Paul Martin’s off-season was filled with intrigue as an unrestricted free agent. When teams came calling bidding for his services, he had two serious competitors in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. The team missing from that list was his former team the New Jersey Devils. Did Martin spurn the Devils to sign with their…

  7. Anaheim, Chicago, and Atlanta make roster moves before tonight's games

    Oct 9, 2010, 5:31 PM EDT

    Ducks defenseman Andy Sutton’s broken thumb suffered in a fight with Ruslan Salei last night has lead to a roster move for Anaheim. Defenseman Brett Festerling gets the call from Syracuse to join the Ducks and take the place of Sutton. It’s expected that Luca Sbisa will get the nod to take Sutton’s place in…

  8. Bryzgalov brilliant in Coyotes 5-2 win over Boston in Prague

    Oct 9, 2010, 4:32 PM EDT

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    You could say it was a great start to the season for the Phoenix Coyotes, meanwhile the Bruins will be left to answer a few questions of their own after the Coyotes took out Boston 5-2 in Prague. The Coyotes outskated, outhustled, and outworked the Bruins on their way to running the Bruins out of…

  9. Video: Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay discusses Ondrej Pavelec

    Oct 9, 2010, 2:39 PM EDT

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    We’ve been keeping you posted on what’s going on with Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec and while we just got you the latest update on Pavelec’s condition, we’ve got video of Thrashers head coach Craig Ramsay discussing Pavelec’s situation after last night’s 4-2 win over the Capitals. http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/33399740

  10. Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec still in hospital, diagnosed with a concussion

    Oct 9, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT

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    The Thrashers have provided another update on the condition of goalie Ondrej Pavelec and it turns out his spill to the ice after passing out may have done even more harm than it looked. In case you missed it last night, Pavelec collapsed to the ice unconscious just 2:25 into the Thrashers game against Washington.…

  11. Jordan Eberle’s first NHL goal was so good they’re still talking about it days later

    Oct 9, 2010, 1:09 PM EDT

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    In case you missed it, the fans in Edmonton got a glimpse of what their future may be all about. While Many fans were focusing on #1 draft pick Taylor Hall, it was Jordan Eberle who made a big first impression on opening night for the Oilers. Eberle scored a goal and an assist in…

  12. You make the call: Dan Cleary's reviewed goal against Anaheim

    Oct 9, 2010, 11:21 AM EDT

    It’s time for a little bit of “You Make The Call” here at PHT. Last night saw Detroit’s Dan Cleary go barreling into Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller while going after a Pavel Datsyuk pass. Cleary crashed into Hiller and the puck went into the net. Here’s the video of how things turned out. The initial…

  13. Bruins sign captain Zdeno Chara to a seven-year extension

    Oct 9, 2010, 10:53 AM EDT

    It turns out that the Bruins trip to Europe has been good for business. After locking up Patrice Bergeron for three more years with a contract extension, the Bruins announced today that they have extended the contract of captain Zdeno Chara as well according to Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe. This was a homecoming…

  14. Around The Rink – October 9th

    Oct 9, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

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    The last two days of the NHL season felt like an appetizer for what’s to come today. The NHL is still in Europe with two more games getting the afternoon delight treatment. Meanwhile, the rest of the league comes to the table to check things out. Oddly enough, a handful of teams are playing the…

  15. Goal of the night: Buffalo's Derek Roy

    Oct 9, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Last night’s Sabres 2-1 win over the Senators produced not just a surprising outcome (the Sabres are generally miserable against Ottawa) but also our goal of the night. Check out the stick handling by Sabres forward Derek Roy. You can’t really fault Sens goalie Pascal Leclaire for making the moves he did. Any of us…

  16. Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson suffering from back spasms

    Oct 9, 2010, 3:35 AM EDT

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    While the Red Wings’ season got off to a hot start with a 4-0 win over Anaheim, it didn’t come without some worry. Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson left the game in the first period with back spasms and will miss Saturday’s game in Chicago. The Wings will have to call on rookie defenseman Jakub Kindl to…

  17. Ducks' Andy Sutton breaks thumb in fight

    Oct 9, 2010, 2:40 AM EDT

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    Sometimes the perils of dropping the gloves can have unforeseen circumstances. In the case of Ducks defenseman Andy Sutton, taking swings at Red Wings defenseman Ruslan Salei can bring about problems. Like a broken thumb. Not only did the Ducks begin the season with a one-sided loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night,…

  18. Evander Kane and Thrashers win one for Pavelec, beat Washington 4-2

    Oct 9, 2010, 1:06 AM EDT

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    With the game being marred by Ondrej Pavelec’s terrifying collapse early in the game, both the Atlanta Thrashers and Washington Capitals did continue playing the game and did find a way to keep things somewhat focused. You could argue that the Capitals didn’t do much of that in looking lethargic against an energized Thrashers team…

  19. Video: Pavel Datsyuk gets a Gordie Howe hat trick against Anaheim in 4-0 Wings win

    Oct 8, 2010, 11:10 PM EDT

    When you’re a four-time Lady Byng Trophy winner the way Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings is, going to the penalty box in any way is usually met with a raised eyebrow. When you’re able to help lead your team to a 4-0 win over Anaheim with a goal and an assist, coming away…

  20. Ondrej Pavelec awake and alert, will stay overnight in Atlanta hospital

    Oct 8, 2010, 10:59 PM EDT

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    The Thrashers have provided another update on goalie Ondrej Pavelec who was taken to an Atlanta hospital after collapsing unconscious on the ice early in tonight’s game. The update from Atlanta, thankfully, is positive. Preliminary tests were negative.  He’s awake and alert at the hospital and asking about the score of the game, but will…

  21. Devils get two points from Ilya Kovalchuk but fall in overtime to Dallas

    Oct 8, 2010, 10:06 PM EDT

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    What was ultimately a great start for the Devils top line of Ilya Kovalchuk, Travis Zajac, and Zach Parise turned into an uncharacteristic game of firewagon hockey between the Devils and Stars ending in a Devils 4-3 overtime loss at home. Kovalchuk assisted on New Jersey’s first two goals to his linemates Zajac and Parise…

  22. Update on Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec's status

    Oct 8, 2010, 8:31 PM EDT

    The Thrashers have updated goalie Ondrej Pavelec’s situation in Atlanta. Pavelec collapsed during a break in play 2:25 into the first period of play against the Washington Capitals. Ben Wright from the Atlanta Thrashers provides this update on his condition. Official word: Pavelec lost consciousness and was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.…

  23. Mike Modano scores first goal as a Red Wing in first period

    Oct 8, 2010, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Consider the story book start written in Detroit. Michigan native Mike Modano making his season debut with the Detroit Red Wings playing at home in in Michigan scored a goal assisted by Dan Cleary and Brad Stuart to give Detroit a 2-0 lead on Anaheim in the first period. Modano played for 20 seasons in…

  24. Video: Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec collapses on ice, taken away on a stretcher

    Oct 8, 2010, 7:55 PM EDT

    Thrashers starting goalie Ondrej Pavelec was taken from the ice in Atlanta on a stretcher after passing out during the middle of play in their home opener against the Washington Capitals. Pavelec collapsed on the ice during a break in play just 2:25 into the first period. Pavelec was seen on video signaling to the…

  25. Flames lineup choices for tonight already causing angst in Calgary

    Oct 7, 2010, 6:14 PM EDT

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    The Calgary Flames preparation for the regular season and tonight’s opener against the Edmonton Oilers comes with a few interesting quirks. That is, quirks aside from the ones that brought both Olli Jokinen and Alex Tanguay back to town. The Flames lineup juggling for tonight with the host of injuries the team has dealt with…

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