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  1. Jiri Hudler return official, signs for two years with Detroit

    May 24, 2010, 8:22 PM EDT

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    While the season enters the final stages, for some teams the preparations for next season are well underway and the Red Wings are already making themselves better. According to Chris McCosky at The Detroit News, Jiri Hudler is officially returning to North America for at least two years. General manager Ken Holland confirmed Monday afternoon…

  2. NHL Playoffs – Habs v. Flyers Game 5: Habs play give and take, end first period tied 1-1

    May 24, 2010, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Montreal has been accustomed to having their backs against the wall during these playoffs. They fought back against the Capitals in Round 1 and did the same against the Penguins in Round 2. Having to do the same against the Flyers this round seems like it’s asking too much of the #8 seed in the…

  3. Philly car vandal found via Facebook

    May 21, 2010, 6:21 PM EDT

    You might recall back on Tuesday when we told you about how Montreal Gazette reporter Pat Hickey had his car vandalized in Philadelphia helping to fulfill every awful stereotype Philly fans are labeled with. As it turns out, the Philly fan who did this was found out thanks to a very modern and historically stupid…

  4. Semyon Varlamov trashes Corey Perry and Steve Downie

    May 21, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT

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    While we understand that keeping track of the IIHF World Championships is often an afterthought of hockey fans (and some players alike) it’s not short on drama and explosive words. After Russia took out Canada 5-2 in the quarterfinals, Russian and Washington Capitals goaltender Semyon Varlamov was asked about Canada’s tough tactics used against the…

  5. Leonsis: NHL in better shape than NBA

    May 21, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT

    We’re sure you’re all familiar with Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis by now but what you may not know is that he’s now the owner of the NBAs Washington Wizards. Leonsis was asked about comparing the two leagues from a financial standpoint and his thoughts were pretty striking. “I’m surprised because now I see all…

  6. Ian Laperriere set to return in Game 4?

    May 21, 2010, 3:55 PM EDT

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    If what was seen at Flyers practice today is to be believed, then it’s looking like the Flyers are close to getting back two very important players to their lineup, one in particular may even be back in Game 4. Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post shares with us that Ian Laperriere skated with the fourth…

  7. Malkin won't be traded during off-season

    May 21, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    Yeah, I too read the headline I just wrote and have to shake my head that something like this is even a story but here we are nonetheless and we’ve all got the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Rob Rossi to thank for it for what he wrote here the other day. Shero should start making calls to…

  8. Kings assistant coach arrested

    May 21, 2010, 1:22 PM EDT

    File this one away under “stuff we don’t like to hear about.” Los Angeles Kings assistant coach and former player Mark Hardy was arrested in Washington, D.C. for misdemeanor sexual abuse. Eyewitness News has confirmed Hardy was taken into custody overnight at the Mayflower Hotel. Police said the complaint came from a woman in her…

  9. Ryan O'Byrne: Missing in action

    May 21, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

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    We’re not sure if you knew this, but a lot of folks in Montreal were clamoring for defenseman Ryan O’Byrne to get the call in the Eastern Conference finals against Philadelphia. O’Byrne is a big, bruising defender and more than capable of laying a hit or five. Going against an overly physical team like Philadelphia…

  10. Roenick still bitter at the Hawks for trading him

    May 21, 2010, 10:56 AM EDT

    People always say that, “time heals all wounds,” and Jeremy Roenick would like to tell those people to go shut their collective faces. If the Stanley Cup finals comes down to a couple of JR’s former teams, Chicago and Philadelphia, who would Roenick side with? Well… “I said if you had a gun to my…

  11. Blackhawks treating home like the road

    May 21, 2010, 10:19 AM EDT

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    It’s safe to say that hockey players are a superstitious breed. They’re particular about who takes care of their sticks, they’ll keep pieces of equipment for years past the stage when you could call them old and moldy and all sorts of other added nonsense. For the Chicago Blackhawks, after having so much success on…

  12. Save of the night: Michael Leighton

    May 21, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

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    Tying one on to the goal of the night, Brian Gionta would get another mini-breakaway on Michael Leighton in the third period, but this time Leighton wouldn’t make the same mistake twice. Michael Leighton was a busy guy last night facing 38 shots on goal and stopping 33 of them. For Montreal, this is the…

  13. Goal of the night: Brian Gionta

    May 21, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

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    While the Montreal Canadiens were able to turn the tables on the Philadelphia Flyers and do it with a lot of rebound goals and some nifty drop-pass snipes, the prettiest goal of the night belonged to Brian Gionta.   Matt Carle, much like the singer Skee-Lo, wishes he was a little bit taller so he…

  14. Niemi shines as Chicago takes Game 1

    May 16, 2010, 6:23 PM EDT

    While we were curious what the storyline would be to develop around the Western Conference finals between Chicago and San Jose, sometimes it takes someone to make their presence known to figure out what, exactly, the story will be. Blackhawks rookie goaltender Antti Niemi decided to announce his presence in a big way in Game…

  15. '75 Islanders welcome '10 Flyers to the comeback club

    May 15, 2010, 12:30 AM EDT

    The club of NHL teams to complete a three games to none comeback is pretty small, and for players from the last team to complete the feat, they’re a bit reluctant to share the stage with the Philadelphia Flyers. FanHouse’s Chris Botta wants you to say hello to the 1975 New York Islanders goaltender, and current Devils…

  16. Analyzing Boston's historic collapse

    May 14, 2010, 11:55 PM EDT

    It’s rare when you get to do a piece like this. It’s never happened in the NBA. It’s happened once in Major League Baseball and before tonight it’s only happened twice in the NHL. Tonight, however, the Boston Bruins did what only the 1975 Pittsburgh Penguins and the 1942 Detroit Red Wings did before them:…

  17. History: Flyers come back to win game, series over Bruins 4-3

    May 14, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT

    A historic comeback in not only the game but in the series puts the Philadelphia Flyers in esteemed company in major professional sports history as the Flyers come back from down 3-0 in the series and 3-0 in the game to win their best-of-seven series against the Boston Bruins 4-3. A third period power play…

  18. Game 7: Flyers take control, tie Bruins 3-3

    May 14, 2010, 8:59 PM EDT

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    If you’re looking for symbolism in a Game 7 you really don’t have to look any further than what’s gone down in this game. The Bruins, at one time, had a 3-0 lead in this game much the same way they did in the series. Just like how things have gone in the series, the…

  19. Game 7: Bruins lead Flyers 3-1 after one

    May 14, 2010, 7:54 PM EDT

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    The key that Claude Julien sighted as the biggest one for Boston in this game was to take control of the game in the first ten minutes. For that, the Bruins would get high marks as the Bruins stormed out to a 2-0 on the back of power play goals by Michael Ryder and Milan Lucic. Lucic…

  20. NHL announces Conference finals schedule

    May 14, 2010, 6:04 PM EDT

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    The Stanley Cup Conference finals will begin on Sunday with the Western Conference finals being at 3pm ET on NBC and the Eastern Conference finals kicking off at 7pm ET. The NHL announced the rest of the schedules this afternoon, and yes, there will be differences depending on who wins tonight’s Game 7 between Boston…

  21. Game 7 preview: What they're saying

    May 14, 2010, 5:08 PM EDT

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    The message for a Game 7 with historic implications is simple: Win or go home. For the Bruins, a win matches them up with their long time rivals the Canadiens. A loss, however, puts them in infamous company. Head coach Claude Julien’s words for his team are simple. “You go out there and you play to…

  22. Canadiens fans mob the streets after Game 7 win

    May 13, 2010, 1:53 AM EDT

    Given how hockey-mad the city of Montreal is (they did sell out a viewing of Game 7 at the Bell Centre in 40 minutes) and given the somewhat checkered past Canadiens fans have after winning and losing big games, all eyes shifted to Quebec after the Canadiens finished off the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2. The scene…

  23. Flyers force a Game 7 with 2-1 win

    May 12, 2010, 11:17 PM EDT

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    After playing a mostly heartless Game 5, the Boston Bruins had yet another chance to right the ship and finish off the now reinvigorated Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 in Philadelphia. What they’d do, instead, was be met by a fresh and very game Flyers goaltender in Michael Leighton. Leighton shut down the Bruins and…

  24. Jagr and Ovechkin lead countries to victory

    May 9, 2010, 7:03 PM EDT

    Bet you thought the Jaromir Jagr love fest was over with after the Olympics, didn’t you? Guess again as the future hall of famer is playing for the Czech Republic at the IIHF World Championships, the seventh time he’s done so, and merely had three assists in the Czechs 6-2 win over France in their…

  25. UFC fighter tells Montreal fans who he's rooting for

    May 9, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    It’s amusing to see what happens when other sports collide with hockey and with last night’s Ultimate Fighting Championship being in Montreal, it’s only fitting that some hockey-related nonsense shook loose. Enter UFC fighter Josh Koscheck into the mix after winning his match over Paul Daley and being serenaded with boos from the fans and…

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