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  1. Mike Modano will take Johan Franzen’s place if he can’t play on injured ankle

    May 9, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

    Mike Modano

    If Johan Franzen’s bum ankle gives him too much trouble, it’ll be Mike Modano that gets to take his spot in the lineup.

  2. Injured Chris Pronger: “The year from hell is over”

    May 9, 2011, 4:34 PM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    Chris Pronger called his injury-riddled 2010-2011 season “the year from hell” and he’s got some things to get fixed up before next season. By the way, his contract runs through until 2016-2017.

  3. Team USA struggles in final qualifying game, loses to Switzerland 5-3

    May 9, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Team USA stumbled in their final qualifying round game of the 2011 World Championships as they couldn’t hold up the Swiss. An elimination round date with the Czech Republic awaits.

  4. Bruins notes: Patrice Bergeron in good spirits, Tyler Seguin to play wing

    May 9, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Tyler Seguin

    With Patrice Bergeron in good spirits, Tyler Seguin gets reacquainted with his linemates at Bruins practice as they wait things out to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning.

  5. Why Jeremy Roenick wasn’t wrong about his take on Patrick Marleau

    May 9, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Detroit Red Wings - Game Three

    After Jeremy Roenick’s scathing comments on Sharks star forward Patrick Marleau, San Jose media is stepping up to defend the slumping star.

  6. Video: Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick preview Vancouver-Nashville Game 6

    May 9, 2011, 10:54 AM EDT

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    Dan Hamhuis, Martin Erat

    The Hockey Central crew takes a look ahead to tonight’s Game 6 between Vancouver and Nashville.

  7. Five Thoughts: Pavel Datsyuk continues to impress; Roenick sounds off on Patrick Marleau

    May 9, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    Pavel Datsyuk

    A day after the Wings’ big win in Game 5, we’re left marveling at Pavel Datsyuk. We’re also awfully curious about Jeremy Roenick’s take on Patrick Marleau too.

  8. Staying Alive: Red Wings roar back in third, beat Sharks 4-3 to force Game 6

    May 9, 2011, 12:32 AM EDT

    Tomas Holmstrom

    Things got a bit more uncomfortable for San Jose as Detroit used a three goal third period to come back and beat the Sharks 4-3 to force a Game 6 on Tuesday.

  9. Kevin Bieksa tells Canucks teammates to lay off diving

    May 8, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa has a good idea why Nashville and Chicago fans haven’t been happy with his team and he’d like to see his own squad not get busted for diving.

  10. Report: Dallas Stars may not have new owner until late June

    May 8, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT

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    The Stars are close to getting new owners but it’s looking like it’ll be a bit longer before things get set. Will it be in time to keep Brad Richards though?

  11. Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen might help Red Wings fight off elimination after all

    May 8, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT

    Pavel Datsyuk,  Niklas Kronwall, Nicklas Lidstrom, Johan Franzen

    It sounds like Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen are likely to play for the Red Wings after all. Read this post for quick preview of Detroit-San Jose Game 5.

  12. Canucks coach Alain Vigneault deflects blame from the Sedin twins

    May 8, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    The Sedin twins combined for an abysmal -7 rating in Game 5, but Alain Vigneault isn’t laying the blame on the duo.

  13. Is Joel Ward making a star turn or just another one-hit wonder?

    May 8, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Joel Ward is on a red-hot run that few people saw coming right in time for unrestricted free agency. So the question is: will he make good on this possible breakthrough or is he another flash in the pan? This post examines both angles.

  14. Report: Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen might miss Game 5; Could Mike Modano get his chance?

    May 8, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk

    Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen are reportedly game-time decisions for Game 5. Could that open the door for Mike Modano to get back into Detroit’s lineup?

  15. Former official Kerry Fraser talks about ‘make-up calls’

    May 8, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Rangers

    Former official Kerry Fraser discusses the subject of “make-up calls.”

  16. Pekka Rinne calls Nashville’s Game 5 win the biggest in team history

    May 8, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne

    Pekka Rinne called last night’s Game 5 win the biggest in Predators’ franchise history.

  17. Five Thoughts: Unsuspecting heroes making themselves known yet again in playoffs

    May 8, 2011, 11:03 AM EDT

    David Legwand, Joel Ward

    It’s becoming the year of the unsuspecting hero in the NHL playoffs. That and more in Five Thoughts.

  18. Video: Hockey Central breaks down Detroit-San Jose Game 5

    May 8, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk, Dany Heatley

    The Versus crew breaks down tonight’s Game 5 between the Red Wings and Sharks.

  19. Chris Pronger’s contract, health could be a big problem for the Philadelphia Flyers

    May 8, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v Philadelphia Flyers

    The Flyers will face tough questions about their short-term future, but Chris Pronger’s contract could be a serious problem for several years.

  20. Joel Ward and Ryan Kesler put on a show, Predators edge Canucks 4-3

    May 8, 2011, 12:04 AM EDT

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    David Legwand, Joel Ward

    Ryan Kesler continues his star/villain turn for the Canucks, but he made way for a co-star tonight, as Joel Ward powered the Predators’ 4-3 win with an outstanding (and surprising) performance.

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