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  1. 2010 NHL playoffs: Hawks tie series, OT madness

    Apr 22, 2010, 11:33 PM EDT

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    The Chicago Blackhawks knotted up their series with the Nashville Predators by shutting them out in Nashville 3-0. Antti Niemi stopped all 31 shots he saw ensuring the victory for Chicago, meanwhile Patrick Sharp scored his first two goals of the playoffs. Jonathan Toews scored the other goal for the Hawks who now take back…

  2. Pucktales: Too many what now?

    Apr 22, 2010, 11:09 PM EDT

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    Who knew that “too many men on the ice” would be the new black of the 2010 NHL playoffs? Sure, Art by: Deven “Gray” Hoover from CouchTarts Story by: Joe Yerdon

  3. 2010 NHL playoffs: Pens-Sens double OT and more

    Apr 22, 2010, 10:47 PM EDT

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    Ottawa and Pittsburgh weren’t content to have just one series in these playoffs see multiple overtimes so they decided to do it themselves tonight. One difference between the first overtime period these teams played and how a lot of overtime periods seem to go is that there were a handful of penalties called. Ottawa had…

  4. Laperriere leaves game after blocking shot with face

    Apr 22, 2010, 10:27 PM EDT

    Ian Laperriere of the Philadelphia Flyers proved again tonight that hockey is not for the faint of heart. In the third period of the Flyers 3-0 series-clinching victory over the New Jersey Devils, Ian Laperriere laid down to block a Paul Martin shot from the point and did so. With his face. Laperriere hopped up…

  5. 2010 NHL playoffs: Pens-Sens head to OT, Hawks lead

    Apr 22, 2010, 10:04 PM EDT

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    The Penguins and Senators are headed to overtime after Sidney Crosby and Peter Regin traded goals in the third period to knot the game up at 3-3. For the Senators, they have to win or be eliminated. The Penguins are looking to finish up the series on home ice and potentially await the winner of…

  6. Flyers win, Devils banished to playoff underworld

    Apr 22, 2010, 9:48 PM EDT

    In a series that was overwrought with questionable, often overburdening, officiating to both teams,  the Philadelphia Flyers finished off the New Jersey Devils in five games, defeating them tonight 3-0. For Brian Boucher it was his second career shutout and his first in ten seasons, last doing it against the Buffalo Sabres in 2000. The…

  7. 2010 NHL playoffs: Replay magic and Devils down

    Apr 22, 2010, 9:01 PM EDT

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    Keeping you updated on tonight’s desperation Game 5 action, it wouldn’t be the playoffs without a little more goal controversy, right? That’s just what we’ve got in Pittsburgh as the Pens Chris Kunitz’s shot at 18:34 that went past goaltender Pascal Leclaire was initially ruled to not be a goal because the net had come…

  8. 2010 NHL playoffs: Game 5 desperation night

    Apr 22, 2010, 7:57 PM EDT

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    Both the Ottawa Senators and the New Jersey Devils enter their respective Game 5s tonight with their seasons on the line and how each team has come out may prove to be a sign of things to come tonight. As has been usual in the Devils series with the Philadelphia Flyers, the officiating has been…

  9. Savard cleared for light contact

    Apr 22, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    According to James Murphy at NESN, injured Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard has been cleared to practice with light contact. “I’ll start off with morning skate, and stay on and do some more stuff,” Savard told the media after an informal skate with several teammates on Thursday. “I’ll start there and gradually build up from…

  10. Laperriere received 60-70 stitches

    Apr 22, 2010, 12:06 AM EDT

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    Earlier tonight we reported to you that Ian Laperriere left tonight’s Flyers-Devils Game 5 after blocking a shot with his face. The puck hit him in the eyebrow and it was reported that he had to get between 60 and 70 stitches to close up the gash. To call Ian Laperriere a tough guy is…

  11. 2010 NHL playoffs: Preds win, Sharks take it in OT

    Apr 21, 2010, 1:27 AM EDT

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    After folks in the front office having to face up to some worries about tickets sold, the Nashville Predators proved that you don’t need to worry about anything when you come out and hit the higher seeded opponent square in the figurative mouth. The Predators dropped the Blackhawks 4-1 in a game where they really…

  12. Flyers' Gagne breaks toe

    Apr 21, 2010, 12:22 AM EDT

    It wasn’t quite all sunshine for the Philadelphia Flyers after their 4-1 Game 4 win over New Jersey. Tim Panaccio from CSNPhilly.com reports that Flyers forward Simon Gagne suffered a broken toe blocking two shots in the game. The Flyers took X-rays, but did not release the details. Gagne will undergo additional testing on Wednesday.…

  13. Report: Carey Price to start Game 4

    Apr 20, 2010, 11:47 PM EDT

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    Warm up your second-guessing machine in Montreal. According to Tony Marinaro of Montreal’s Team 990 radio, a source has told him that Carey Price will get the start in goal for the Canadiens in Game 4 rather than Jaroslav Halak. Obviously goaltending is a hot button issue for everyone, but in Montreal it’s taken a…

  14. 2010 NHL playoffs: Late game update

    Apr 20, 2010, 10:58 PM EDT

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    Let’s get you caught up on the later games of the night. Nashville leads Chicago 3-1 after two periods in Music City in Game 3 of that series. Even though the Predators were still fighting off ticket sales questions today, the team on the ice is producing and taking it to the Blackhawks. The star…

  15. 2010 NHL playoffs: Devils and Sens in big trouble

    Apr 20, 2010, 10:26 PM EDT

    Game 4 in a seven game series can be a big one, momentum wise, especially with teams holding a 2-1 advantage coming into it. For the New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators, their answers in their respective Game 4 match-ups against the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins leave a lot to be desired. The Devils…

  16. 2010 NHL playoffs: Detroit ties series with Phoenix

    Apr 20, 2010, 9:37 PM EDT

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    After a mostly lackluster effort against a fired up Coyotes team in Game 3, the Red Wings answered the bell in a big way in Game 4 taking out Phoenix 3-0 to tie the series at 2-2. One of the major players under the microscope for Detroit after Detroit’s mostly miserable performance was Jimmy Howard…

  17. 2010 NHL playoffs: Crazy second period in Ottawa

    Apr 20, 2010, 9:03 PM EDT

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    Whoever told you goal scoring was down may have had a point, but some of the games of the playoffs are making people get a hearty laugh at statements like that. Tonight, Ottawa and Pittsburgh broke out their wagons and set them ablaze as the teams traded shots and chances to the tune of eight…

  18. 2010 NHL playoffs: Tuesday night run wild

    Apr 20, 2010, 8:18 PM EDT

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    Updates from around a busy night of Game 4s across the NHL: Detroit and Phoenix battle through each other in what’s become a series with a lot of sandpaper-like play. Ilya Bryzgalov has been equal to the task until late in the second when Niklas Kronwall‘s shot from the point and deflected in on a…

  19. NHL not serious about drug testing

    Apr 20, 2010, 8:03 PM EDT

    Performance drug testing and the NHL aren’t generally talked about very much. That changed last month when a steroids dealer named Richard Thomas was tracked down in Florida and arrested and was ready to sing for authorities on who he was getting PEDs for.  From that investigation, a D.C. area chiropractor with connections to both…

  20. 2010 NHL playoffs: Controversy in Kings 5-3 win

    Apr 20, 2010, 1:34 AM EDT

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    It wouldn’t be the playoffs without a little taste of controversy now would it? During the third period of tonight’s Kings-Canucks tilt in Los Angeles with the Kings holding a 4-2 lead, what appeared to be a Vancouver goal by Daniel Sedin to make it a 4-3 game. After a lengthy review session with the…

  21. Game 2: End of 2 Coyotes-Wings tied 3-3

    Apr 16, 2010, 11:53 PM EDT

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    So someone told you that firewagon hockey died in the 1990s when Wayne Gretzky was traded to the Kings, right? You can tell that person they’re a dirty liar for at least a night as the Red Wings and Coyotes are staging their own revival of sorts in the desert. Phoenix took a 1-0 lead…

  22. Game 2: End of 1 – Sharks-Avs tied 1-1

    Apr 16, 2010, 11:33 PM EDT

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    It started off like a bad dream once again for the San Jose Sharks as Colorado’s Milan Hejduk scored just a minute into the game to give Colorado a 1-0 lead. It would be Manny Malhotra scoring with under a minute remaining in the period to help tie the game and get the Sharks collective…

  23. Game 1: Predators stun Hawks 4-1

    Apr 16, 2010, 11:05 PM EDT

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    It wouldn’t be the opening round of the playoffs if all the underdogs, real or story book, in the West didn’t get their just desserts and the Nashville Predators made sure to get their helping of Game 1 ice cream after knocking off the Blackhawks courtesy of a great third period effort 4-1. The final…

  24. Game 1: Predators lead Hawks 2-1 in the third

    Apr 16, 2010, 10:44 PM EDT

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    It’s a game I swear I’m not ignoring and it’s actually been pretty intense. Chicago and Nashville are just getting their series underway this evening and the mullet man Patrick Kane got the Blackhawks on the board first in the second period stuffing home a loose puck in the crease past Predators netminder Pekka Rinne.…

  25. Game 2: Devils tie series, beat Flyers 5-3

    Apr 16, 2010, 10:36 PM EDT

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    It’s becoming a night of equalizers as the Devils were able to bounce back after a tough-going effort in Game 1 against the Flyers to knot the series up at 1-1 after knocking off the Flyers 5-3 thanks to the efforts of Zach Parise and Dainius Zubrus. Parise got the shot away and it was…

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