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  1. Assist/Effort of the night: Sidney Crosby

    Apr 16, 2010, 10:16 PM EDT

    You’re going to read a lot about Sid The Kid’s effort on Pittsburgh’s game-winning goal against Ottawa and now you can check it out for yourselves. Kris Letang’s shot wasn’t too bad either. This highlight reel will be seen a lot not only on television but also in Jason Spezza’s nightmares.

  2. Dirty hit or not? Andy Sutton

    Apr 16, 2010, 10:12 PM EDT

    Update: Please head to our updated post, with a still frame shot of the hit. You make the call once again folks. Does this Andy Sutton hit on Jordan Leopold qualify as a dirty hit? This came in the first period of Game 2 between Pittsburgh and Ottawa. No penalty was levied against Sutton and…

  3. Game 2: Pens tie series, beat Sens 2-1

    Apr 16, 2010, 9:40 PM EDT

    It wasn’t easy by any means, but the effort level from the Pittsburgh Penguins made it seem easy that they would knock off the Ottawa Senators tonight. Brian Elliott had a hand in making things difficult for the Penguins, but Kris Letang’s shot from the blue line with help from a spectacular effort by Sidney…

  4. End of 2: Flyers-Devils tied at 3-3

    Apr 16, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

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    A 2-1 Flyers first period lead first evaporated into a 3-2 Devils lead and then right back into a tie game thanks to a wild flurry of action in the second period. Devils defenseman Colin White, yes Colin White, tied the game up at 2-2 early in the period at the 3:44 mark slipping a…

  5. Marty Turco ready to move on

    Apr 16, 2010, 8:54 PM EDT

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    Marty Turco has accepted that he’s going to be playing for someone else next year and he’s coming to terms with what that means. Stars’ beat writer Mike Heika caught up with Turco and offers an outstanding perspective on the soon-to-be former Stars goaltender. Turco saw his share of ups and downs in his career…

  6. End of 2: Pens-Sens still tied 1-1

    Apr 16, 2010, 8:47 PM EDT

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    A second period set to be filled with hot play and hotter tempers seemed to even out pretty well although the Penguins are generating better chances offensively than the Senators.  No goals came through in the second period but it wasn’t without it’s pieces of drama, including a bad penalty taken by Matt Cooke.  The…

  7. End of 1: Flyers lead Devils 2-1

    Apr 16, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

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    After seeing very little in the way of fun or action in Game 1 between Philly and New Jersey, the teams decided to pick things up a bit in Game 2 that’s been ripe with penalties. Zach Parise got the Devils on the board first with a shorthanded tally which saw him take advantage of…

  8. End of 1: Pens-Sens tied at 1

    Apr 16, 2010, 7:57 PM EDT

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    After one period in Pittsburgh the Penguins are, perhaps, finding that they’re going to be mixed up in a tough series. 18 seconds into the game, Senators forward Peter Regin scored on a laser shot past Pens goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, something that’s sure to keep Penguins fans on edge the rest of the way if/when…

  9. The playoff beard phenomenon

    Apr 16, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT

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    “So how’s your playoff beard doing?” You can file that one away under “questions a hockey fan asks” and not get a funny look for doing so. Every April it’s the playoffs rite of passage and it’s something that’s solely unique to hockey. Seeing the beards grow in as the playoffs wear on is always…

  10. Dirty hit or not? Tyler Myers

    Apr 16, 2010, 5:02 PM EDT

    We sort of covered this earlier, but now thanks to some quotes coming out of Boston, it’s starting to get a little bit more run around the Internet. So now, we’ll pose the question to you: Was Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers’ hit on Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk a dirty hit? In case you missed it,…

  11. Backbreaking goal of the night: J.P. Dumont

    Apr 16, 2010, 12:03 AM EDT

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    From tonight’s Nashville-Chicago game, J.P. Dumont scores the Predators first goal of the night, and the first of two for himself, in rather embarrassing fashion for Blackhawks netminder Antti Niemi. This goal helped to swing the momentum instantly for the Predators in a game they ended up winning 4-1.

  12. Best and worst series of Round One

    Apr 14, 2010, 1:25 AM EDT

    There’s a fine line between what makes a great series and what makes a forgettable series in the NHL Playoffs. Not every seven game series is going to be exciting and incredible to watch just like how every sweep or five game series won’t always be a huge stinker to witness. What will this year’s…

  13. NHL fears message sending once again

    Apr 13, 2010, 11:13 PM EDT

    In another effort that Colin Campbell can flex his muscles as he sees fit as the NHL disciplinarian, he’s stepped up once again to say that incidents in pre-game warm-ups will not be tolerated. The threat of any confrontation in the pre-game warmup is of particular concern to the league.  To the point, Campbell warned…

  14. Ranking out the playoff goalies

    Apr 13, 2010, 10:45 PM EDT

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    So you fancy a look at the playoffs in a different light and subscribe to the theory that a great goalie can carry a team to the Stanley Cup and want the numbers to back you up in an argument. Good thing you’ve turned to us because it’s high time someone did take a look…

  15. Oilers win the NHL Draft lottery

    Apr 13, 2010, 8:58 PM EDT

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    It’s only fair that a team that was beset by injuries all year long comes away with the top pick in the draft and that’s exactly what happened as the Edmonton Oilers came away the winners of the NHL Draft lottery.  There were no surprises as everything held to form for the lottery and the…

  16. NHL Draft lottery live blog

    Apr 13, 2010, 8:07 PM EDT

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    Are you ready for some draft lottery?! Yes, there’s a fair bit of drama to this year’s lottery, mostly thanks to the Phil Kessel trade and what will happen with Toronto’s pick that belongs to the Boston Bruins.  If you’ve missed any of our coverage from the past week, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered…

  17. Marc Savard could be ready by second round

    Apr 13, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT

    According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli stunned some folks saying that injured forward Marc Savard could be ready to play by the time the second round of the playoffs comes around. Of course, this could be wishful jumping to conclusions here as the quotes mentioned don’t say that explicitly, especially those…

  18. Players and EA Sports predict the Cup winner

    Apr 13, 2010, 6:49 PM EDT

    According to 31% of the 272 players polled by Sports Illustrated, they believe the Washington Capitals will win the Stanley Cup. 27% of the players felt that the Chicago Blackhawks would be the Cup winners this year, something that pleased members of the Hawks. “That’s the best respect you can get from anybody is when…

  19. Phaneuf to be next captain of the Maple Leafs

    Apr 13, 2010, 5:09 PM EDT

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    Thanks to James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail and The Fan 590 out of Toronto, we found out from Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson that he’s got his eyes on a captain for next year’s Maple Leaf squad and it’s none other than Sean Avery’s favorite zinger target, Dion Phaneuf. “We wanted to…

  20. Boston College wins national championship

    Apr 10, 2010, 9:54 PM EDT

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    Both Wisconsin and Boston College came into the National Championship game as top seeds in the tournament and both more than looked the part in crushing their opponents in the semifinals, but it was Boston College that proved they were the most difficult and dangerous team of them all after crushing Wisconsin 5-0 to win…

  21. The PHT Nightcap – Friday, April 9

    Apr 10, 2010, 12:10 AM EDT

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    We put a lot of content on this blog each day, and we understand it can be a bit tough to keep track of everything. So at the end of the day we’ll put up a nightly recap of all of that day’s news. Presenting the Pro Hockey Talk Nightcap: Video: Modano’s emotional night in…

  22. Race for the Rocket: Ovechkin first to 50

    Apr 9, 2010, 11:09 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin: 50 goals, one game remaining Sidney Crosby: 49 goals, two games remaining Steven Stamkos: 48 goals, two games remaining Clearly Alex Ovechkin got a bit intimidated when Sidney Crosby did, then later didn’t, score his 50th goal of the season last night. Entering tonight’s game against the Thrashers, Ovechkin was sitting tied for…

  23. Matt Duchene hurt vs. Chicago

    Apr 9, 2010, 10:33 PM EDT

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    A potentially tough break for the playoff-bound Avalanche as their potential Calder Trophy candidate Matt Duchene has left the game in the first period against Chicago this evening with a torso injury and will not return to the game. Duchene leads all rookies in scoring this season with 24 goals and 55 points and is…

  24. NHL playoffs update: Just win baby

    Apr 9, 2010, 10:25 PM EDT

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    You had to know it wasn’t going to turn out easy. Nothing about the race for the final three spots in the Eastern Conference has been easy nor logical, so of course there was no way the Flyers would beat the Rangers tonight to finalize the East field. Of course the Rangers would win, and…

  25. NHL Draft lottery preparation guide

    Apr 9, 2010, 9:15 PM EDT

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    If you’ve found that you’re paying more attention to the NHL central scouting bureau rankings than to what your team is doing on the ice to wind up the season, chances are that your team is bound for the NHL Draft lottery.  Here at PHT we understand that it can be difficult to understand just…

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