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  1. After his shootout super failure, Ilya Kovalchuk looks on the bright side of life

    Nov 11, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Buffalo Sabres v New Jersey Devils

    While the Devils have been more like a Greek tragedy this season, Ilya Kovalchuk is taking a nod from Monty Python after flubbing his shootout attempt last night and, “always looking on the bright side of life.”

  2. Fun with small sample sizes: What Marian Gaborik’s return means for New York

    Nov 11, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    With Marian Gaborik coming back to the Rangers lineup, is there anything we can conclude by looking at the basic stats from before and after his shoulder injury? In this case, assuming that things will improve is allowed.

  3. Montreal trades Ryan O’Byrne to Colorado for prospect Michael Bournival

    Nov 11, 2010, 11:48 AM EDT

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    Montreal Canadiens v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Montreal sends Ryan O’Byrne off to Colorado where he’s almost certainly desperately needed.

  4. Around the rink – Thursday, November 11th

    Nov 11, 2010, 10:34 AM EDT

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    Looking for tonight’s action around the league? Yeah, we thought you were.

  5. Save of the night: Dwayne Roloson stuffs Selanne on the breakaway

    Nov 11, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Dwayne Roloson didn’t see a lot of shots last night in the Isles 1-0 loss to the Ducks. With Roloson facing just 14 shots, you’d have to think he’d be really bored out there and get rusty through the night. Not so fast, friends. Roloson was outstanding late in the game in stopping the ageless…

  6. Goal of the night – Shawn Thornton’s stunner stops the Penguins

    Nov 11, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT

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    The Boston BruinsĀ  had tied the game in the third at 4-4 and the Pens were reeling so of course it would be enforcer Shawn Thornton that would score the dagger goal that would put the Bruins ahead for good, right? It’s only logical. Thornton’s goal gave the Bruins the lead in a game they…

  7. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, November 10th

    Nov 11, 2010, 2:57 AM EDT

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    Ilya Kovalchuk, Jhonas Enroth

    Hop on the Zamboni everyone, it’s time to see how things shook out around the league. We hope you enjoy goals.

  8. Even big guys like Zdeno Chara have to worry about head shots

    Nov 10, 2010, 11:25 PM EDT

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    You think it’s easy being a big guy in the NHL? Even 6’9″ Zdeno Chara has worries about head shots.

  9. Video: Kovalchuk’s fumbled shootout attempt sums up Devils season to this point

    Nov 10, 2010, 10:56 PM EDT

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    So you think it would be easy being a rich superstar athlete wouldn’t you? Not if you’re Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils so far this year. Kovalchuk has struggled scoring goals this year, but you’d think in the shootout against the Sabres he’d stand a good chance of getting it done. Whether he’s…

  10. Blues forward T.J. Oshie breaks ankle tonight, needs surgery

    Nov 10, 2010, 10:29 PM EDT

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    Blues top scorer T.J. Oshie could be out for an extended time after breaking his ankle against Columbus tonight.

  11. About that Crosby-Bylsma goalie disagreement: There is none

    Nov 10, 2010, 8:36 PM EDT

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    So you were curious about that potential debate between Sidney Crosby and Dan Bylsma, weren’t you? Turns out there wasn’t one at all.

  12. Changes coming for the NHL All-Star Game; team captains to pick sides now

    Nov 9, 2010, 6:19 PM EDT

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    Graydon Carter Hosts a Cocktail Party for the Rising Stars of the NHL

    If you’ve grown tired of the NHL All-Star Game, fear not, changes are on the way courtesy of Brendan Shanahan. We offer our own suggestion on how to spice up the game as well by putting some cash on the line.

  13. Kyle Quincey fourth Avalanche player with a concussion, Avs turn to Boston University for help

    Nov 9, 2010, 5:27 PM EDT

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    With Kyle Quincey now the fourth Avalanche player out of the lineup with a concussion, the Avs roster takes on a distinctly Boston University identity.

  14. NHL GMs shoot down Dale Tallon’s instant replay challenge system

    Nov 9, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT

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    Dale Tallon’s instant replay challenge proposal was roundly shot down today, but we’re betting we haven’t heard the last of it.

  15. Today’s waiver action: Boyd and McGrattan clear, McGrattan sent to AHL

    Nov 9, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT

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    Checking in on what happened with Canadiens forward Dustin Boyd and Bruins enforcer Brian McGrattan who were both waived yesterday by their teams, it appears that no one took a flier on them as they’ve each cleared waivers. Boyd won’t be heading to AHL Hamilton right now but the team has the option to do…

  16. Bruins updates on Marc Savard and Marco Sturm: Rehab on track

    Nov 9, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Wondering about Marc Savard and Marco Sturm’s progress in getting back into the Bruins lineup? Everything is on schedule.

  17. Marian Gaborik practicing with team, eyeing Thursday or Sunday return

    Nov 9, 2010, 12:31 PM EDT

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    The Rangers are looking at getting their goal scoring superstar back very soon.

  18. Sidney Crosby and coach Dan Bylsma differ over how Marc-Andre Fleury should be used

    Nov 9, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT

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    With Marc-Andre Fleury struggling this season, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby takes up the cause for him, even though it differs from the head coach’s opinion.

  19. Save of the night: Jimmy Howard stops the Coyote onslaught

    Nov 9, 2010, 10:25 AM EDT

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    It can be rough beingĀ  a goalie in the NHL. Not only is everyone trying to fire pucks at you, but sometimes guys come crashing your net when doing so. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard experienced this first-hand last night when Phoenix’s Eric Belanger had his shot stopped and half the Coyotes team barreled through Howard as…

  20. Around the rink – Tuesday, November 9th

    Nov 9, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Now with the Hockey Hall of Fame hoopla over and done with, the NHL gets back into more regular working order with a scintillating slate of seven games. Is that enough alliteration for you? All times listed are Eastern because that’s the way we lean. 7:00 pm Edmonton @ Carolina It’s crazy to think that…

  21. Goal of the night: Henrik Zetterberg’s overtime game-winner

    Nov 9, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT

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    All right so there weren’t a lot of choices to be made for goal of the night, so when in doubt go for the overtime game-winning goal when there is one. Henrik Zetterberg’s tip-in of a Ruslan Salei shot past Coyotes goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov is good enough to be the top goal of the night.

  22. Riding the Zamboni – Monday, November 8th

    Nov 9, 2010, 12:24 AM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov

    What do you do when there’s one game on the night? You get one game that goes to overtime with plenty of star power to go around.

  23. Claude Giroux signs three-year contract extension with Philadelphia

    Nov 8, 2010, 9:21 PM EDT

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    The Flyers are hedging their bets that Claude Giroux continues to improve his game.

  24. Kings worries: OK so Willie Mitchell is broken, so is Alexei Ponikarovsky

    Nov 8, 2010, 7:43 PM EDT

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    It turns out that Willie Mitchell did have a fracture in his wrist. It also turns out that Alexei Ponikarovsky also has a broken finger. Let the testing for the Kings begin now.

  25. Willie Mitchell’s arm isn’t broken; MRI scheduled Monday

    Nov 7, 2010, 5:44 PM EDT

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    Good news: Willie Mitchell’s arm isn’t broken. Bad news: Kings still don’t know what’s ailing him.

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