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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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.…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Vancouver acquires defenseman Nathan Paetsch from Florida

    Oct 7, 2010, 5:29 PM EDT

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    It wouldn’t be an official hockey day without the Panthers and Canucks swinging a trade. Earlier in the off-season, the Panthers and Canucks got together on the deal that sent Keith Ballard to Vancouver in exchange for Michael Grabner and Steve Bernier. Yesterday, the teams got together to swing a deal exchanging enforcers with the…

  17. Chris Pronger will not play tonight against Pittsburgh

    Oct 7, 2010, 5:16 PM EDT

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    While it seemed like a long shot from the get go with Chris Pronger coming back from knee surgery, he skated this morning with the team to see if he might, in fact, be able to start tonight against the Penguins. As it turns out, Pronger will need more time to get the knee healthy…

  18. Video: Latendresse scores the first goal of year, Backstrom with ridiculous stick save

    Oct 7, 2010, 3:55 PM EDT

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    Sure the Minnesota Wild lost today’s NHL season opener against the Carolina Hurricanes, but if nothing else, they came away the winners in the highlight department. Starting things off, literally, was Guillaume Latendresse scoring the NHL’s first goal of the season. As if that wasn’t enough, halfway through the third period Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom…

  19. Hurricanes kick off 2010-2011 season with 4-3 win over Wild

    Oct 7, 2010, 3:37 PM EDT

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    The Hurricanes started off the NHL season just the way they drew it up getting a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild. The Hurricanes were fast, often outskated the Wild, and ultimately used that hustle to earn the win. Newly anointed alternate captain Brandon Sutter had two goals for the Hurricanes while Cam Ward stopped…

  20. With Semyon Varlamov on IR, Michal Neuvirth gets the call to start for Washington

    Oct 7, 2010, 3:07 PM EDT

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    The Washington Capitals plan to open the season with two young netminders in Semyon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth is one that’s getting plenty of attention around the league. Many feel that the Caps opting to go with young guys from within the organization on a team that’s seemingly very close to winning a Stanley Cup…

  21. Jason Spezza's status in doubt with groin injury

    Oct 7, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT

    The beginning of the Ottawa Senators season may be off to a bumpy start. Sens star forward Jason Spezza left practice yesterday with a groin injury and didn’t skate with the team today. His status is in doubt for tomorrow night’s season opener in Ottawa against the Buffalo Sabres. Spezza had a rocky off-season with…

  22. Flyers rookie Sergei Bobrovsky to start against Pittsburgh tonight

    Oct 7, 2010, 12:22 PM EDT

    In a surprise move, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette announced that Brian Boucher won’t get the start tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins and will instead run with rookie goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to start tonight. If it seems like a stunning move, it is to a degree, but Bobrovsky played very well in preseason for Philly as…

  23. Report: Bruins to sign enforcer Brian McGrattan

    Oct 7, 2010, 11:50 AM EDT

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    f you were thinking the Boston Bruins needed to get a little bit tougher this year, you might not have to worry about that much longer. Jimmy Murphy of ESPN Boston has the low down with the Bruins on the verge of signing enforcer Brian McGrattan. According to a team source, the Boston Bruins have…

  24. Around The Rink – opening day previews

    Oct 7, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

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    It’s here. We all feel like Navin Johnson from the movie “The Jerk” today because we’re hopping around our homes/cubicles saying to ourselves or out loud, “The new season is here! The new season is here!” Never mind the funny looks you get from your peers, this is your day hockey fans and the NHL…

  25. Joe Thornton named San Jose Sharks captain

    Oct 7, 2010, 10:29 AM EDT

    They waited until the official start of the new season to do it, but the San Jose Sharks have named a team captain. Unsurprisingly, it’s a guy a lot of folks counted on being the front-runner for the position in Joe Thornton. As for the rest of the captain’s crew, David Pollak of Working The…

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