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  1. Hunter thinks Backstrom’s cross-check “wasn’t that bad”

    Apr 16, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

    Dale Hunter

    Caps coach doesn’t think it will result in a suspension.

  2. Brian Boyle is happy to play the villain

    Apr 16, 2012, 11:02 PM EDT

    OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 16: Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third period goal against the Ottawa Senators in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 16, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Rangers defeated the Senators 1-0. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

    Senators fans boo Boyle, but he gets the last laugh.

  3. Nicklas Backstrom’s late cross-check could bring suspension

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:56 PM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom

    Mike Vogel reports that a match penalty in the waning moments could mean an automatic review.

  4. Bieksa: Canucks have Kings “right where we want them”

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:43 PM EDT

    bieksa angry face

    Vancouver must be attempting high-level reverse psychology.

  5. Senators are 0-10 in series they’ve trailed after 3 games

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT

    OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 16: Brandon Prust #8 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck while being chased by Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 16, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Rangers defeated the Senators 1-0. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

    They’ll be in serious danger of repeating history if they don’t bounce back in Game 4.

  6. Discuss: Bruins take back home ice advantage from Caps

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:26 PM EDT

    paillegetty

    Boston barely ekes out a 2-1 series lead with a 4-3 win against Washington.

  7. Lundqvist steps up with 39-save shutout in Game 3

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:19 PM EDT

    Henrik Lundqvist

    The Rangers have taken a 2-1 series lead.

  8. Discussion: Rangers take a 2-1 series lead over Senators

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 16: Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers body checks Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Ottawa Senators in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 16, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

    Henrik Lundqvist earns his first playoff shutout since 2009.

  9. Video: Did Bylsma allow the Penguins to unravel?

    Apr 16, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT

    Dan Bylsma

    NBC Sports Talk gang assesses the mess for Pittsburgh.

  10. Cause for concern? Mike Smith misses practice

    Apr 16, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: Goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes warms up before Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    Martin Hanzal and Lauri Korpikoski are also absent.

  11. Hot weather presents challenge for Caps’ ice crew

    Apr 16, 2012, 8:13 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals - Game Three

    Not like the Kings’ staff faced on Sunday, but still.

  12. Rangers’ Kreider makes his NHL debut in key Game 3

    Apr 16, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT

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    He signed last week after winning a national championship with Boston College.

  13. Caps fans bring Obama masks to taunt Tim Thomas

    Apr 16, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT

    obamamasks

    That’s some quality trolling.

  14. Malkin’s Plan B: Join Team Russia

    Apr 16, 2012, 7:17 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin

    Of course, there’s still a chance the Penguins can bounce back from a 3-0 series deficit.

  15. Chris Therien: “Crosby is an absolute joke”

    Apr 16, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT

    Crosby and Giroux

    Bundy goes off on Sid the Kid.

  16. NHL fines Bylsma $10,000, suspends Adams one game

    Apr 16, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

    adamsvshartnellap

    Penguins could find themselves pretty shorthanded on Wednesday.

  17. No Alfie tonight for Sens

    Apr 16, 2012, 5:49 PM EDT

    Daniel Alfredsson

    Ottawa captain will miss Game 3 with a concussion.

  18. Report: Daniel Sedin to join Canucks in LA, cleared to practice

    Apr 16, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT

    Daniel Sedin

    Big news for Vancouver, which is on the brink of elimination.

  19. PHT Poll: Did you enjoy Sunday’s Flyers-Penguins game?

    Apr 16, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Flyers Penguins

    Or, did you think it was bad for hockey?

  20. Report: Stewart back in St. Louis lineup for Game 3

    Apr 16, 2012, 4:17 PM EDT

    Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart

    Was a healthy scratch for Game 2.

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