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  1. Stamkos suffered shoulder injury during playoffs

    May 31, 2011, 2:37 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    As the members of the Tampa Bay Lightning cleared out their lockers for the year, Steven Stamkos revealed that he’d been playing with a shoulder injury since the first round.

  2. Recchi will retire if Boston Bruins can win Cup

    May 31, 2011, 1:08 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Three

    The elder statesman of the NHL confirmed what the media and fans alike have speculated for weeks: Mark Recchi will call it quits if the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup. Shocking no one, he has carried himself with class through the entire situation and even when reports brought it up before the team left…

  3. Florida Panthers sign Jack Skille to two-year deal

    May 30, 2011, 11:38 PM EDT

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    Florida Panthers v New York Rangers

    Jack Skille has agreed to a 2-year contact deal with the Florida Panthers that will pay him $825,000 per season.

  4. E.J. McGuire is missed as NHL Combine starts today

    May 30, 2011, 10:20 PM EDT

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    With the NHL Scouting Combine starting on Monday, the hockey world will remember former NHL Central Scouting Director E.J. McGuire who passed away in April.

  5. “Day to day” Malhotra is practicing like he could play in Game 1

    May 30, 2011, 9:17 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks Manny Malhotra talks with media after being cleared to play in the NHL Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver

    After being cleared by doctors to play, Alain Vigneault has been practicing Manny Malhotra on the penalty kill like he’s going to play in Game 1.

  6. Canucks defenseman Andrew Alberts is familiar with both Cup finalists

    May 30, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT

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    Andrew Alberts, Michael Frolik

    Andrew Alberts has only played in three playoff games this year, but he still has intimate knowledge of some Boston players that no other member of the Canucks has.

  7. Save of the Night – Pekka Rinne (April 8)

    Apr 9, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne doing what he’s done all season—making beautiful saves.

  8. Goal of the Night – Nathan Gerbe’s spin-o-rama beats Bobrovsky (April 8)

    Apr 9, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Florida Panthers v Buffalo Sabres

    Nathan Gerbe channeled his inner-Denis Savard with his spin-o-rama backhander that beat Flyers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.

  9. Western playoff picture: Predators, Coyotes, and Ducks all clinch playoff spots

    Apr 9, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Nashville Predators

    Here are summaries of Friday evening’s six games in the West including as the Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, and Anaheim Ducks all qualified for the playoffs.

  10. Jumbo Joe Thornton scores 1000th NHL point in Phoenix

    Apr 9, 2011, 6:38 AM EDT

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    Joe Thornton, Ilya Bryzgalov

    Joe Thornton becomes the 78th player in NHL history to rack up 1000 career points. You know what they say, the first 1,000 are always the easiest.

  11. Ducks lock up playoff spot by knocking off rival Kings

    Apr 9, 2011, 2:47 AM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Anaheim Ducks

    The Anaheim Ducks rode a two-goal performance by Teemu Selanne to beat the Los Angeles Kings and secure a spot in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.

  12. Eastern playoff race: Caps clinch #1 seed, Sabres are in

    Apr 9, 2011, 2:39 AM EDT

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    Chris Kunitz, Al Montoya

    After a wild night in the Eastern Conference, the Sabres clinch a playoff spot, the Penguins clinch home-ice advantage in the first round, and the idle Capitals clinch the #1 seed in the East.

  13. Ryan Miller returns, Sabres clinch playoff spot

    Apr 8, 2011, 11:48 PM EDT

    Ryan Miller

    Ryan Miller makes a surprising return in the 3rd period as the Sabres win in overtime to clinch a playoff berth.

  14. Blackhawks get good news as Dave Bolland skates, “progressing at a different pace”

    Apr 8, 2011, 9:57 PM EDT

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    Dave Bolland

    Dave Bolland showing some signs of progress and skates for the first time since suffering a concussion a month ago against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

  15. Miami University senior Andy Miele wins 2011 Hobey Baker Award

    Apr 8, 2011, 8:59 PM EDT

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    Andy Miele

    Phoenix Coyotes’ prospect Andy Miele (Miami of Ohio) wins the 2011 Hobey Baker Award for best collegiate player.

  16. Ducks, Kings face off in the rivalry’s biggest game

    Apr 8, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Quick

    Both the Ducks and Kings have plenty to play for in the most important game the Southern California rivals have ever played.

  17. Save of the Night – James Reimer dives to rob Johansson (April 5)

    Apr 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer makes a save during their NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Toronto

    James Reimer stays with Marcus Johansson to keep the score tied halfway through the 3rd period of Tuesday’s Leafs/Caps game.

  18. Goal of the Night – Patrick Kane dangles (April 5)

    Apr 6, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Patrick Kane

    Patrick Kane dangles around Mathieu Darche and beats Carey Price for the goal of the night.

  19. Eastern playoff race: Caps take over top spot, Leafs look forward to next year

    Apr 6, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Carolina Hurricanes v Buffalo Sabres

    Here are the summaries of all five games that mattered in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.

  20. Western playoff picture: Predators magic number 1, Stars gain ground on 8th place Blackhawks

    Apr 6, 2011, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Loui Eriksson, Steve Ott

    Here are summaries of Tuesday’s five games in the Western Conference and what they all mean in the West’s playoff standings.

  21. Raffi Torres lays out Jordan Eberle with shot to the head

    Apr 6, 2011, 1:45 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Atlanta Thrashers

    Raffi Torres delivers headshot to Jordan Eberle; but will he receive a call from the NHL league offices and Colin Campbell?

  22. Canadiens clinch playoff spot in the East, Hawks earn a point

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:54 AM EDT

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    PK Subban’s power play goal sends the Habs to the playoffs; Hawks earn a valuable point to help maintain the 8th spot in the Western Conference.

  23. Ryan Callahan out for the year with a fractured leg

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:20 AM EDT

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    After fearing the worst, the New York Rangers have learned that Ryan Callahan will miss the rest of the season with a fractured leg after blocking a Zdeno Chara slap shot.

  24. Yzerman will ask all Lightning players to wear visors next year

    Apr 5, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

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    After watching captain Vincent Lecavalier narrowly escape a serious eye injury, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman will ask all of his players to wear visors next season.

  25. Flyers’ management pleased with Zherdev’s recent play

    Apr 5, 2011, 9:38 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Management in Philadelphia has been happy with Nikolay Zherdev’s play as of late — but will be able to keep it up for a playoff run?

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