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  1. Western Conference finals at a glance: Phoenix-Los Angeles playoff preview

    May 8, 2012, 11:52 AM EST

    Coyotes Kings

    The Kings and Coyotes will meet in the playoffs for the first time ever.

  2. No shots on goal make Alex Ovechkin pretty frustrated

    May 8, 2012, 11:17 AM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    Last time he had no shots in a playoff game: Game 1 against Montreal in 2010.

  3. Marc Staal’s concussion comeback keeps getting better

    May 8, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Anton Stralman, Marc Staal

    Playing monster minutes and scoring game-winning goals makes everything good.

  4. Martin Brodeur is all about loving the offense

    May 8, 2012, 9:24 AM EST

    Martin Brodeur, Jaromir Jagr

    Just so long as it’s the Devils doing the damage that is.

  5. The Capitals aren’t worried about Braden Holtby bouncing back

    May 8, 2012, 8:50 AM EST

    Braden Holtby

    Hunter: “He’s a resilient kid and a battler. He’s going to come out and battle again.”

  6. Team USA can’t handle Slovakia, opens door for first place

    May 8, 2012, 8:25 AM EST

    Branko Radivojevic, Jimmy Howard

    A 4-2 loss helps allow Canada, Slovakia, and Finland to get back in the hunt for the top spot.

  7. PHT Morning Skate: Where we wonder who steps up in place of Claude Giroux

    May 8, 2012, 8:05 AM EST

    Jaromir Jagr, Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell

    This would be a good spot for a few guys to make it big. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  8. Ryan Suter on future with Predators: “I haven’t really thought about it”

    May 8, 2012, 1:53 AM EST

    Ryan Suter

    Will a second semifinals run be enough to keep the pending UFA in Nashville?

  9. Watch goalie Mike Smith try to score on an empty net

    May 8, 2012, 1:46 AM EST

    GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 07: Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators by Boyd Gordon #15 of the Phoenix Coyotes as he skates in on goaltender Mike Smith #41 in the second period of Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 7, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    He made 32 saves to lead the Coyotes to the Western Conference Finals.

  10. Tippett: “We were fortunate that Nashville had a major distraction”

    May 8, 2012, 1:33 AM EST

    radulovgetty

    More from Coyotes coach: “We just concentrated on winning.”

  11. NHL reveals start time for Game 6 of Capitals-Rangers series

    May 8, 2012, 1:32 AM EST

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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 7: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals stretches during warm-ups prior to the start of the game against the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)

    New York has a 3-2 series lead.

  12. And then there were six: So much for Nashville’s mid-season reload

    May 8, 2012, 12:53 AM EST

    GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 07: (L-R) Ryan Suter #20 and Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators skate up a face off circle in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 7, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    Their acquisitions did not produce the desired results.

  13. Discuss: Coyotes close out Predators in five games

    May 8, 2012, 12:39 AM EST

    suterdoangetty

    Phoenix advances to the Western Conference finals for the first time ever.

  14. Washington’s Alzner blames media for PK struggles

    May 8, 2012, 12:04 AM EST

    Karl Alzner

    Evidently the Capitals’ loss was our bad.

  15. Did Caps’ shot blocking style result in Rangers’ winning goal?

    May 7, 2012, 11:38 PM EST

    Screen

    “That’s what happens when we play a style where we block a lot shots. Sometimes those go in.”

  16. Hunter on bouncing back: “It’s just hockey; don’t over-analyze it”

    May 7, 2012, 11:34 PM EST

    Dale Hunter

    Keeping it simple might just be the way to go.

  17. Marc Staal on finish: “That last minute was incredible”

    May 7, 2012, 11:18 PM EST

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    rangershuggetty

    Capitals fans might add “incredibly painful.”

  18. Brouwer: “No one feels lower than [Ward] right now, but it’s not his fault.”

    May 7, 2012, 11:14 PM EST

    Troy Brouwer

    All the same, the Washington Capitals are one game away from elimination.

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