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  1. Caps' training facility involved in steroids investigation

    Mar 23, 2010, 2:17 PM EDT

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    A.J. Perez of NHL Fanhouse is reporting today that U.S. Marshalls and Florida sheriff’s department investigators have gathered at the Washington Capitals’ training facility in Arlington, Virginia. “We are looking to talk to a few players,” an investigator from the Polk County Sherriff’s office said before they entered the Capitals office building that is attached…

  2. Crosby struggling without Malkin

    Mar 23, 2010, 1:27 PM EDT

    For those that argue that Sidney Crosby is the most complete player in the NHL, and at a higher level than some others around the league, he has some serious issues when Evgeni Malkin is not playing. According to Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review: Although Malkin’s numbers this season are down from the lofty standards…

  3. Chicago owner says Ovechkin should have season-long suspension

    Mar 23, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Just when you thought we had all moved on from the last illegal hit a player was suspended for, someone weighs in a brings it all right back out in the open again. Rocky Wirtz, Chicago Blackhawks owner, feels that Ovechkin should have been suspended for the remainder of the season. Via Ed Sherman of…

  4. Jimmy Howard takes on Sidney Crosby

    Mar 23, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT

    Last night’s game between the Red Wings and Penguins felt like it was played between two teams that have battled in the Stanley Cup finals in two straight seasons. It was intense, it was emotional and in the end it got a bit out of hand. (Video here) As time expired in Detroit’s 3-1 win,…

  5. Bouwmeester falling below expectations in Calgary

    Mar 23, 2010, 11:12 AM EDT

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    Does everyone remember Jay Bouwmeester? He’s the golden defenseman who was going to be the highly sought after free agent last summer before the Calgary Flames nabbed him in a trade-and-sign deal just days before free agency began. He was the prototypical defenseman everyone wants; a skilled goal scorer, a great skater and solid in…

  6. NHL playoffs update: The Senators won a game!

    Mar 23, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Just three games last night, but two of the outcomes had some major ramifications in the playoffs race in the West. The Ottawa Senators finally — finally! — won a game and stopped the bleeding. Eastern Conference DIV GP W L OT L10 Streak 1 Washington Capitals SE 72 48 14 10 7-1-2 Won 1…

  7. Goal of the Night: T.J. Galiardi

    Mar 23, 2010, 8:55 AM EDT

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    I almost went with Henrik Zetterberg’s second backhanded goal of the past week, but a game tying goal in the waning seconds of a big game trumps all.

  8. The PHT Nightcap – Monday, March 22nd

    Mar 23, 2010, 12:45 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: NHL playoffs update: Sharks drowning…

  9. Marty Turco era in Dallas coming to an end

    Mar 22, 2010, 5:50 PM EDT

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    The writing has been on the wall nearly all season long, but the Marty Turco era in Dallas is coming to an end. With the Stars seven points out of 8th place in the West and with just ten games remaining the team has started to look towards next season and the future, a future…

  10. More on the epic Leblond – Janssen fight

    Mar 22, 2010, 4:56 PM EDT

    Have you seen the Cam Janssen and Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond fight yet? If not, you can check it out here. The fight is starting to build a considerable buzz today around the hockey world, and most are calling it the best fight of the season. It may be the best fight of the past few years.…

  11. NHLPA proposes 'band aid solution' to head-shot rule

    Mar 22, 2010, 3:53 PM EDT

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    You had to know that the NHL players on the competition committee would not just outright accept the league’s proposal for a rule change to take effect this season, that would deem blind-side head shots illegal. Today, word came down that the players on the competition committee — Jason Spezza, Ryan Miller, Mathieu Schneider, Jeff…

  12. Bergeron to visit injured HS player in hospital

    Mar 22, 2010, 3:29 PM EDT

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    Patrice Bergeron is headed with the Bruins down to Atlanta for a big game against the Thrashers tomorrow night. While in Georgia, he’ll be visiting with Norwood High School hockey player Matt Brown, who suffered a serious head and neck injury in January and is being treated at the Shepard Center. Brown was skating hard…

  13. Alex Ovechkin doesn't plan on changing his ways

    Mar 22, 2010, 3:04 PM EDT

    For better or worse, Alex Ovechkin isn’t planning on changing the way he plays, even after his second suspension this season for an illegal hit. This latest transgression wasn’t brutal, but it was reckless, and Ovechkin has been criticized his entire career for his sometimes over the top play. He’s the best player in the…

  14. San Jose Sharks searching for answers

    Mar 22, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    The San Jose Sharks look like a team that is completely lost and struggling to find some way, any way out of their funk. They also sound like a team that is just searching blindly for answers, as they get ready for a practice today to attempt and find some semblance of cohesiveness to build…

  15. Red Wings play with fire, put playoff tickets on sale

    Mar 22, 2010, 1:49 PM EDT

    With the Detroit Red Wings holding on to the 8th playoff spot, it’s a pretty good certainty that they’ll stay there. They could even move up higher. It’s the Red Wings and Mike Babcock — they know exactly what they’re doing here. But with just a two point lead on the Calgary Flames, let’s not…

  16. Jeff Carter out 3-to-4 weeks with fractured foot

    Mar 22, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT

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    Anthony SanFillippo of the Philadelphia Daily News is reporting via Twitter that the Flyers’ Jeff Carter is out 3-to-4 weeks with a fractured foot. The Flyers season just keeps getting better. Carter is the leading scorer for the Flyers, who are attempting to overcome an injury to starting goaltender Michael Leighton and not only hold…

  17. Mar 22, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Now before I get into the meat of this post, I want to make it clear that I don’t necessarily think that trading Ilya Kovalchuk made the Atlanta Thrashers automatically better. But I guess that’s what this article is saying, so….take it was you will. The numbers are interesting and speak for themselves. The Atlanta…

  18. Thrashers succeeding minus Ilya Kovalchuk

    Mar 22, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Now before I get into the meat of this post, I want to make it clear that I don’t necessarily think that trading Ilya Kovalchuk made the Atlanta Thrashers automatically better. But I guess that’s what this article is saying, so….take it was you will. The numbers are interesting and speak for themselves. The Atlanta…

  19. Tatiana Ovechkin: Alex was "always in motion"

    Mar 22, 2010, 12:09 PM EDT

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    Via the Washington Post’s DC Sports Blog, via Sovetsky Sport, via Russian Machine Never Breaks, we have some highlights of a very interesting interview with Alex Ovechkin’s mother, Tatiana. Here are some highlights: And how did you come up with your trademark, the number eight which you have weared your whole career, and under which…

  20. Goal of the Night: Jamie Benn

    Mar 22, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

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    This kid is going to be great. He doesn’t get as much attention as Duchene and Tavares, but he should.

  21. Did the Calgary Flames get ToskaLOL'd?

    Mar 22, 2010, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Eric Francis of the Ottawa Sun isn’t too happy with Brent Sutter’s decision to go with Vesa Toskala yesterday against the Wild and says the gamble was not worth the risk, considering how the Flames are fighting for their playoff lives right now. Two of the three goals Toskala allowed on 12 shots were questionable…

  22. NHL playoffs update: Sharks drowning in San Jose

    Mar 22, 2010, 9:29 AM EDT

    In one, busy day the playoff picture all at once cleared up a bit and became more crowded and muddled. In the East, the No. 2 seed is still up for grabs while New Jersey continues to knock on Pittsburgh’s door for the division lead. In the West, the Coyotes continue their incredible surge and…

  23. Bruins wake up, take out hapless Rangers 2-1

    Mar 21, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

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    The Boston Bruins failed to wake up for the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, when everyone in the hockey world was certain they would try and decapitate every player on the other side of the ice. Three days later, there’s no question they wanted the win more than the New York Rangers. A…

  24. NBC Game of the Week Live Chat

    Mar 21, 2010, 3:04 PM EDT

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    Some reading material for you on this fine Sunday: -NBC Game of the Week: Bruins vs. Rangers preview-Point: Why Boston will make the playoffs-Counterpoint: Why the Rangers will make the playoffs -Why Atlanta makes the playoffs, while Boston and NY won’t… -NHL playoffs standings update: Phoenix eyes top spot -Can the Bruins’ lowly offense bring…

  25. NCAA Frozen Four – Seedings & Matchups

    Mar 21, 2010, 11:32 AM EDT

    Here are the seedings and matchups for the NCAA Frozen Four, starting on Friday. If you haven’t ever watched or paid attention to the college hockey tournament, then shame on you. Mdwest Regional – Fort Wayne, Indiana No. 1 Miami (OH) vs. No. 4 Alabama – Huntsville – Saturday, March 27, 4 EST No. 2…

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