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  1. Bruins force Brian Boucher out of Flyers net, end second period up 5-2

    Apr 30, 2011, 5:14 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One

    The Flyers’ goalies issues continued in Game 1, as Brian Boucher was pulled late in the second period. The Bruins enter the second intermission with a commanding 5-2 lead.

  2. Nathan Horton, David Krejci drive Boston to 2-1 first period lead in Philadelphia

    Apr 30, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    The Nathan Horton-Milan Lucic-David Krejci carried the momentum from earning the Bruins’ Game 7 OT goal into the first period, creating both of Boston’s goals to give them a 2-1 lead over the Flyers.

  3. NHL Extra: Watch Bruins-Flyers Game 1 with PHT

    Apr 30, 2011, 2:55 PM EDT

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    Kimmo Timonen, Brian Boucher, Michael Ryder

    Stop by to watch Game 1 between Boston and Philadelphia from Wells Fargo Center, stay for the witty banter and questions.

  4. U.S. team beats Austria 5-1 in 2011 IIHF World Championships opener

    Apr 30, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

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    The U.S. team earned a 5-1 win against Austria in its 2011 IIHF World Championships opener.

  5. Can Zdeno Chara stop Danny Briere’s playoff hot streak?

    Apr 30, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara, Danny Briere

    Zdeno Chara is almost a foot taller than Danny Briere, yet the small forward towered over the behemoth defenseman in last year’s semifinals series. Can Chara limit Briere’s playoff magic this time around?

  6. Tim Thomas, Tomas Kaberle and Kris Versteeg rank among players ‘new’ to Boston-Flyers series

    Apr 30, 2011, 12:08 PM EDT

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    thomasnewtoflyersap

    While the Bruins and Flyers met about a year ago in the 2010 semifinals, there are enough new faces to make the 2011 series compellingly different. Tim Thomas, Nathan Horton and Kris Versteeg rank among the ‘newcomers.’

  7. Five Thoughts: Steve Downie’s amazing case for Conn Smythe consideration

    Apr 30, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Steve Downie

    Yes, it seems that we need to start wondering aloud about how Steve Downie has gone from agitator extreme to potential Conn Smythe Trophy candidate.

  8. Bruins need more from Tomas Kaberle, Milan Lucic and power play in second round

    Apr 30, 2011, 4:57 AM EDT

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    Tomas Kaberle

    While the Flyers have their own problems, the Bruins probably need more from Tomas Kaberle, Milan Lucic and their wretched power play if they want to win another playoff round.

  9. NHL pulls linesman out of playoff rotation as rumors swirl about missing Cup-winning puck

    Apr 30, 2011, 2:33 AM EDT

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    Michael Leighton, Steve Miller

    As the search for the missing game-winning puck from the 2010 Stanley Cup finals continues, the NHL decided to temporarily remove accused lineman Steve Miller out of its playoff officiating rotation. Read this post for the zany details.

  10. Sharks earn another OT win, take 1-0 series lead against Red Wings

    Apr 30, 2011, 1:38 AM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks - Game One

    The Sharks earned their fourth OT win of these young playoffs by beating the Red Wings 2-1 in Game 1. Get the rundown of Friday’s late game in this post.

  11. Post-game reactions from Tampa Bay’s Game 1 win vs. Washington (video)

    Apr 30, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT

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    Michal Neuvirth, Steven Stamkos

    This story includes post-game reactions from both sides of Game 1 along with commentary from the Versus crew.

  12. Tampa Bay rides Game 7 momentum, beats Washington 4-2 in Game 1

    Apr 29, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin, Ryan Malone, Dominic Moore

    The Lightning came off a grinding Game 7 win to beat the well-rested Capitals 4-2 in Game 1 of their semifinals series. Tampa Bay received contributions from stars and lesser-known players alike in this contest.

  13. Simon Gagne leaves game after Scott Hannan hit, won’t return tonight

    Apr 29, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Five

    Simon Gagne left the ice after a Scott Hannan hit and won’t return during Game 1. Check out video of the hit, which is especially worrisome considering Gagne’s history of neck and head injuries.

  14. Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen are expected to play for Detroit tonight

    Apr 29, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

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    The Red Wings look like they’ll benefit from a lengthy break from their first round sweep as both Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen are expected to play against the Sharks tonight.

  15. Guy Boucher deals Caps some truth: “If they lose this… It’s a huge failure”

    Apr 29, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

    Guy Boucher

    Guy Boucher decided to point out some of the more obvious things today before his team takes on the Capitals tonight. It might be the little touch of savvy that makes it work out the best for him.

  16. Sidney Crosby suffered setback in comeback from concussion

    Apr 29, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal

    Wonder why you didn’t hear as much about Sidney Crosby during the Penguins first round loss to the Lightning? There’s a really good reason why.

  17. Sabres officially extend Lindy Ruff’s contract in Buffalo

    Apr 29, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT

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    Lindy Ruff

    The longest tenured head coach in the NHL will get to extend his stay in Buffalo even with new ownership. Lindy Ruff is a Buffalo fixture.

  18. Dan Bylsma, Barry Trotz, and Alain Vigneault named Jack Adams Trophy finalists; Who wins?

    Apr 29, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

    Dan Bylsma, Chris Lee

    The finalists for the Jack Adams Trophy for coach of the year are in and while the three finalists are great, there’s at least one glaring omission.

  19. Video: Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick preview Washington-Tampa Bay series

    Apr 29, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Matt Hendricks, Steve Downie

    Hockey Central’s Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick take a look ahead to the Eastern Conference semifinal series between Washington and Tampa Bay that starts tonight at 7 p.m. ET

  20. Star-studded affairs highlight Friday’s second round Game 1′s

    Apr 29, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Adam Hall, Mattias Ohlund, Alex Ovechkin

    If yesterday’s one game was the appetizer, today is the main course with a pair of series kicking off their own second round matchups.

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