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  1. Backing up the buzz: This year’s first round really was special

    Apr 28, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

    Roberto Luongo, Marcus Kruger

    Do you have the sinking feeling that the 2011 first rounds really was one of the best in ages? The NHL released some stats that back up your instincts.

  2. Ryan Miller admits late season injury was a concussion

    Apr 28, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

    Ryan Miller

    Sabres goalie Ryan Miller admitted that he missed most of the team’s last four regular season games because of concussion problems.

  3. Bruins GM says Andrew Ference won’t face suspension for hit on Jeff Halpern

    Apr 28, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    Andrew Ference

    Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that defenseman Andrew Ference won’t face a suspension for his hit on Habs forward Jeff Halpern.

  4. Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin and Martin St. Louis named Hart Trophy finalists; Who wins?

    Apr 28, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin

    The NHL named its three finalists for the Hart Trophy: Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin and Martin St. Louis. Which forward should win the league’s MVP award?

  5. Versus will air games from the 2011 Men’s IIHF World Championships

    Apr 28, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

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    The 2011 NHL playoffs aren’t the only great hockey tournament going on in April and May. Versus will cover the 75th Annual Men’s International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships starting on April 30.

  6. Report: City of Glendale must pay NHL $25M by Monday; Coyotes allegedly lost $36.6M

    Apr 28, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT

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    The City of Glendale reportedly owes the NHL $25 million, although documents released on the matter indicate that the Phoenix Coyotes’ losses were actually closer to a staggering $36.6 million.

  7. What Went Wrong: Pittsburgh Penguins

    Apr 28, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Mark Letestu, Brooks Orpik, Ben Lovejoy, Paul Martin, Tyler Kennedy

    The Penguins somewhat surprising first round exit from the playoffs saw more than a couple things go awry for them against Tampa Bay. We take a look at just what happened to Pittsburgh as they bowed out early.

  8. Comparing PHT editor and reader predictions to first round results

    Apr 28, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Roberto Luongo, Marcus Kruger

    This post compares the actual first round results of the 2011 playoffs with picks made by PHT staffers and readers.

  9. Five Thoughts: Yzerman and Boucher make magic in Tampa; Habs stung by own gameplan

    Apr 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Guy Boucher

    With our final Five Thoughts of the first round, we’re happy to laud both the Lightning and Penguins management while being critical of both Boston and Montreal for different reasons.

  10. Eastern Conference semifinals: Bruins-Flyers; Who do you have?

    Apr 28, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Andreas Nodl, Tim Thomas

    The Bruins became only the third team in NHL history to cough up a 3-0 series in last year’s semifinals against the Flyers. Can they exact their revenge this time around or will it be more of the same? Let us know in the poll.

  11. Eastern Conference semifinals: Lightning-Capitals; Who do you have?

    Apr 28, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

    Alexander Semin, Victor Hedman, Steven Stamkos

    The Capitals and Lightning know each other well as division rivals, but will Washington get the best of Tampa Bay in the playoffs too? Share your thoughts on how this series will shape up in the poll.

  12. Poll: Which team will win the 2011 Stanley Cup?

    Apr 28, 2011, 4:31 AM EDT

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    With the field of teams who can win the Stanley Cup down to eight, which one do you think will come out on top? Let us know by voting in the poll.

  13. 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs second round schedule

    Apr 28, 2011, 12:54 AM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks

    This post includes the game-by-game schedules for the 2011 semifinals, including which games will be on Versus and NBC.

  14. 2011 playoffs: Second round matchups

    Apr 28, 2011, 12:19 AM EDT

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    Tuukka Rask, Simon Gagne

    Want to know which teams will square off in the 2011 semifinals series in both conferences? This post has that covered, with a quick preview of each series.

  15. Dwayne Roloson steals spotlight, shuts out Penguins in Game 7

    Apr 27, 2011, 11:43 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Seven

    Dwayne Roloson’s 36-save shutout and Sean Bergenheim’s mirror image goal was all the Lightning needed for a 1-0 Game 7 win over the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

  16. Bruins need overtime to kill off Canadiens in Game 7, will face more demons in Round 2

    Apr 27, 2011, 11:01 PM EDT

    Nathan Horton, Adam McQuaid, Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic

    The Bruins and Canadiens played another great game, but Boston beat their historical rivals in Game 7 thanks to Nathan Horton’s second OT winner of the series.

  17. NHL fines Canucks GM Mike Gillis an undisclosed amount for penalty complaints

    Apr 27, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

    Mike Gillis

    The NHL decided to fine Canucks GM Mike Gillis for his comments about the officiating during the team’s series against the Blackhawks. Chances are, he’s still in a pretty good mood today.

  18. Winnipeg mayor doubts the Coyotes will move; Thrashers might relocate there instead

    Apr 27, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

    Doug Creighton, Peter McCullough

    The Coyotes’ ownership situation is still in the air, but at least one person thinks the team will stay in Arizona: Winnipeg mayor Sam Katz. Katz believes the hockey-hungry city should target a different NHL team … could that team be the Thrashers?

  19. What Went Wrong: Chicago Blackhawks

    Apr 27, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    Corey Crawford

    So just what went wrong for the defending Stanley Cup champions? Not a lot really, but we’ve found a few nits to pick.

  20. Feeding the stereotypes: Montreal police prepare for Game 7 by closing part of downtown

    Apr 27, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens Fans Watch Game Seven At The Bell Centre

    As the Canadiens prepare for Game 7 tonight in Boston, the Montreal police are preparing for potential shenanigans back home as best they can. Here’s to hoping the police cars stay untoasted regardless of outcome.

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