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  1. Wings' Lilja moving on after year-long injury

    Mar 5, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Here’s a sign of how much careful the NHL and it’s teams are being regarding concussions and head injuries. It used to be that a hockey player would take a bad head shot, get knocked in a fight, wait until the fog cleared a bit and returned to the ice just a few days later.…

  2. Gaborik expected to play against Capitals?

    Mar 5, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Yesterday we reported that not only would Marian Gaborik miss last night’s game against Pittsburgh, but that he most likely wouldn’t play this weekend and would likely return as early as Wednesday. There have been murmurs that the injury is possibly his groin, which would indicate at least a week off the ice to recover…

  3. NBC Game of the Week: Blackhawks vs. Red Wings

    Mar 5, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings12:30 p.m. EST – Sunday, March 7, 2010Live on NBC It’s a battle of the new versus the old this week on NBC, as the Detroit Red Wings travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks. Detroit has long stood on top of the Western Conference and have not lost…

  4. Scott Walker makes instant impression with Caps

    Mar 5, 2010, 10:44 AM EDT

    When the Capitals traded for Scott Walker, I don’t think they were banking on his scoring ability. He’s certainly had the ability to put the puck in the net in the past, hitting 25 goals twice in his career, but he hasn’t scored more than 20 since 2007 and has just eight goals the past…

  5. Owen Nolan happy to have stayed in Minnesota

    Mar 5, 2010, 10:20 AM EDT

    Before the trade deadline approached, it appeared as though the Minnesota Wild would be willing to trade Owen Nolan to a contending team. The Wild are in 13th in the West and while they are technically not out of the playoff race (just four points out of 8th), they certainly face an uphill battle. Now…

  6. Wolski and Mueller fitting in with new teams

    Mar 5, 2010, 9:55 AM EDT

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    It’s always interesting when two players traded for each other face off against their former teams, but when it happens just days after that trade goes down I pay attention even more closely. Maybe it’s just the human drama behind trades that I’m fascinated with, the psyche behind going against ex-teammates you were just sitting…

  7. Calgary coach Sutter has Devils owner up in flames

    Mar 5, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT

    The Devils take on the Flames tonight in Calgary at 9:00 p.m. EST. Here’s a head-scratcher of a scenario. New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter resigns as coach just a week after a game 7 loss in the playoffs, citing his need to be back with his family, the grueling coaching schedule and his desire…

  8. Performance of the night: Henrik Lundqvist

    Mar 5, 2010, 8:39 AM EDT

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    Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers may have lost the game, but the Swedish netminder had a performance between the pipes like you wouldn’t believe. Here are a few of the 50 saves he made last night. More after the jump…

  9. Goal of the night: Wojtek Wolski

    Mar 5, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Wojtek Wolski and Peter Mueller exchanged teams at the trade deadline, and Mueller instantly made a nice impression with a goal in first game with Colorado. But it was Wolski who would get the final laugh, scoring the game-winning goal against his former team with just 23 seconds remaining in regulation.

  10. Crosby does his best to comfort struggling Fleury

    Mar 4, 2010, 8:55 PM EDT

    View imageIt’s been a tough night for Marc-Andre Fleury against the New York Rangers. In his first game back after the two-week Olympic break (where he spent two weeks with his hands in his pockets, watched his teammates play and then won an Olympic gold medal), he allowed four goals on twelve shots and was…

  11. Update: Ponikarovsky to join Pens Friday

    Mar 4, 2010, 6:03 PM EDT

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    [Update] Alexei Ponikarovsky has received the work visa he needed to join the Pittsburgh Penguins and is now able to play for a team based in the United States. As expected, he will not play tonight for the Penguins but will be able to join them for practice tomorrow. He is expected to play on…

  12. Kari Lehtonen's new mask is epic

    Mar 4, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT

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    The Dallas Stars have posted pictures of Kari Lehtonen’s new mask, and words cannot describe how great this one is. Lehtonen has become known for the incredible designs on his mask, usually featuring pop-culture figures. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News gives us a run down of all of his past masks, before we…

  13. Purcell surprised, happy to be in Tampa Bay

    Mar 4, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

    It’s always interesting the day after the trade deadline to hear players’ reactions to being traded, both in how they feel about moving and about how they found out. Sometimes a player is told ahead of time that he’s most likely going to get traded, but in the case of former-LA Kings forward Teddy Purcell,…

  14. Olympics strike back: Gaborik out indefinitely

    Mar 4, 2010, 4:04 PM EDT

    There are two sides to this argument. For one, I love watching Olympic hockey and I don’t think there is any greater thrill than to watch my favorite NHL players suit it up for their country and lay it all on the line. On the other side of that though, is the chance that some…

  15. Rask out, Thomas to start for Bruins

    Mar 4, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Not to be all Boston Bruins-centric today, but I’ve found their situation fairly riveting all season long. A team that was tops in the conference last season is now fighting for a playoff spot, and the Vezina-winning goaltender from last season has lost his starting spot this year. All while the offense sputters. Tuukka Rask,…

  16. Ryan Miller & Mike Babcock on NHL Hour tonight

    Mar 4, 2010, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Canada coach Mike Babcock and USA goaltender Ryan Miller will be on NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman tonight on NHL Home Ice from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The show encourages fans to call in with questions for the commissioner, and tonight he’ll have two key pieces of the momentous gold medal game as…

  17. Carolina misses out with failed Whitney trade

    Mar 4, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

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    It seems like the Carolina Hurricanes traded everyone but Ray Whitney. The Canes, facing salary cap issues and poor team on the ice, entered the deadline with a need to rebuild and offload salary and Ray Whitney was the one player everyone knew was on his way out. Except there was a snag. No one…

  18. Ovechkin moving on from Olympics disappointment

    Mar 4, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    There were three big stories to come out of the Olympics this year: Sidney Crosby is the Golden Kid, the United States almost pulled it off and Alex Ovechkin drove a stake into the relationship between himself and the North American media. There was the infamous video of him ‘attacking’ a fan with a camera,…

  19. Bruins add defensemen, ignore offense

    Mar 4, 2010, 12:52 PM EDT

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    Every trade deadline there has to be a sense of anxiety around the league, as players contemplate how quickly their immediate future may change. Some welcome the change and are hopeful for a new start while others are wary of leaving their teammates behind. The Boston Bruins were in a situation where management could have…

  20. No one wants Brad Lukowich?

    Mar 4, 2010, 12:04 PM EDT

    When the pre-deadline waivers were announced on Tuesday, you had your expected waives that were made for pure salary-cap reasons. Usually teams can pick up decent, short-term help off the waiver wire and are only on the hook for the rest of the players salary, instead of giving up assets to acquire a player of…

  21. Nieuwendyk and Stars quiet at the deadline

    Mar 4, 2010, 10:40 AM EDT

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    With the rest of the Pacific division (not San Jose, they’re good to go) improving at the trade deadline, or least attempting to improve, the Dallas Stars stood by and remained quiet. Six teams didn’t make a move yesterday and two of those, Dallas and the New York Islanders, are not in a playoff spot.…

  22. Fleury to start in net Thursday for Penguins

    Mar 4, 2010, 10:06 AM EDT

    Marc-Andre Fleury had a very rough Olympics. So rough, in fact, that he did not start for the Penguins on Tuesday night. This is obviously another example of players that took part in the Games coming back to their teams both mentally and physically exhausted. Not really. Fleury was just a bit rusty, it seems.…

  23. Ponikarovsky won't join Pens until Saturday

    Mar 4, 2010, 9:52 AM EDT

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    The acquisition of Alexei Ponikarovsky by the the Pittsburgh Penguins is arguably the best trade at the deadline. It’s at least close. But he may not be able to even join his new team until Saturday, at that’s at the earliest. Ponikarovsky is Ukrainian and his work visa is for Canada; he was able to…

  24. David Booth gets revenge on Flyers & Mike Richards

    Mar 4, 2010, 9:29 AM EDT

    David Booth missed three months of action for the Panthers after this hit by Mike Richards of the Philadelphia Flyers. Some said it was it was dirty, blind side hit while some said it was just an unfortunate injury from a hard, high check by Richards. Whatever the case, Booth was out for good period…

  25. Goal of the night: Ville Leino

    Mar 4, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Every morning, we here at PHT will present the goal of the night. Usually it will be an incredible play, a breakaway, or a momentous game-winning goal. Others it may be a bit more…entertaining. Florida Panthers 7, Philadelphia Flyers 4 Ville Leino gets his first goal as a Flyer, and it was a beauty. Unfortunately,…

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