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  1. Four games have three potential first round clinchers on tap for a busy Saturday

    Apr 23, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    It’ll be wall-to-wall hockey starting at noon as three teams have a chance to end their first round series today while the Bruins and Canadiens renew hostilities in a pivotal Game 5.

  2. Five Thoughts: Home ice advantage myth, Flyers goaltending a recurring nightmare

    Apr 23, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Michael Leighton, Andrej Meszaros

    Home ice advantage is apparently a joke in the NHL playoffs this year. Speaking of jokes, hey the Flyers goaltending everyone. Those thoughts plus more on Tyler Ennis, David Legwand, and Jordin Tootoo.

  3. Music City to Clutch City: Predators tie it late, win in overtime to take 3-2 series lead

    Apr 23, 2011, 1:48 AM EDT

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    J.P. Dumont, Ray Emery

    The Ducks thought they had this one in check. Turns out no one told the Predators the game was over as they win it 4-3 in overtime to take a 3-2 series lead.

  4. Video: Bobby Ryan’s candidate for goal of the season

    Apr 23, 2011, 12:58 AM EDT

    Bobby Ryan, Pekka Rinne

    Bobby Ryan’s goal in the third period against Nashville is worth watching over and over and over and over… Trust us.

  5. Tyler Ennis puts Buffalo on the brink, Sabres beat Flyers 4-3 in OT to take 3-2 series lead

    Apr 22, 2011, 11:08 PM EDT

    Tyler Ennis

    The Sabres put the Flyers on the brink of elimination with a 4-3 overtime win in Game 5 all thanks to rookie Tyler Ennis.

  6. Last chance to make a splash: Kings activate Scott Parse for do-or-die Game 5

    Apr 22, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

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    Owen Nolan, Scott Parse

    He’s played just five games this year but after a myriad of injuries, Scott Parse will suit up for Game 5 against San Jose.

  7. Washington aims for a zen-like approach up 3-1 in their series with New York

    Apr 22, 2011, 9:24 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Four

    For the second playoffs in a row the Capitals find themselves up 3-1 in the series against the eighth seed. Last year’s failure to win might linger in the fans’ minds, but not in the locker room.

  8. Islanders toll Evgeni Nabokov’s contract locking him up for next season

    Apr 22, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    Evgeni Nabokov

    The Islanders will be staking a claim to Evgeni Nabokov for next year. Considering he didn’t want to join them last season, what are the chances we see him in Long Island next year?

  9. Report: Chris Pronger and Jeff Carter probably won’t play another game in first round

    Apr 22, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT

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    CSN Philly reports that Jeff Carter and Chris Pronger might be out for the rest of the Flyers’ first round series, if not longer.

  10. 2011 playoffs: Tonight’s two pivotal Game 5 matches

    Apr 22, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Two

    Both of tonight’s Game 5 matches will be tiebreakers, as the Flyers/Sabres and Ducks/Predators fight for 3-2 series leads.

  11. Report: Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen should be ready to play in Round 2

    Apr 22, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

    Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Matt Walker

    The rest that comes with sweeping their first round series could be great for the Red Wings, as Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen are expected to be back for Round 2.

  12. Alain Vigneault says the Canucks will stick with Roberto Luongo in Game 6

    Apr 22, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

    Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider

    Despite allowing 10 goals in his last two abbreviated starts, the Canucks are sticking with Roberto Luongo.

  13. Report: Chris Pronger won’t play in Game 5 after all

    Apr 22, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Philadelphia Flyers

    It sounds like Chris Pronger won’t play in a big Game 5 against the Sabres after all.

  14. Roberto Luongo, Pekka Rinne and Tim Thomas named Vezina Trophy finalists; Who wins?

    Apr 22, 2011, 12:26 PM EDT

    Tim Thomas;

    The NHL named the three finalists for the 2010-11 Vezina Trophy: Roberto Luongo, Pekka Rinne and Tim Thomas.

  15. Chris Pronger’s Game 5 return becomes that much more likely after morning skate

    Apr 22, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    Yesterday’s speculation was justified after Chris Pronger was a full participant in the Flyers’ morning skate today. It sounds like the big defenseman will appear in tonight’s Game 5 against the Sabres.

  16. NHL fines Andrew Ference $2,500 for middle finger

    Apr 22, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

    Andrew Ference, Andrew Peters

    Somehow the league didn’t believe Andrew Ference’s story that his middle finger got stuck in his glove. The NHL decided to fine him $2,500 for the obscene gesture as expected.

  17. Five Thoughts: Chicago’s heart of a champion giving Vancouver deja vu

    Apr 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Alain Vigneault

    Today’s Five Thoughts focuses in on Chicago’s heart of a champion and Vancouver’s ability to look oddly like Canucks teams from the last two years.

  18. Can the Blackhawks follow in the 2010 Flyers’ footsteps by coming back from a 3-0 deficit?

    Apr 22, 2011, 2:24 AM EDT

    Patrick Kane, Corey Crawford, Patrick Sharp

    The Blackhawks are trying to be the fourth team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 series deficit, but the 2010 Flyers accomplished that goal last year. This post breaks down Chicago’s chances and how their series compares to that Philly turnaround.

  19. Sharks ride momentum into Game 5 win; Kings find themselves down 3-1

    Apr 22, 2011, 1:54 AM EDT

    Devin Setoguchi, Jonathan Quick

    The Sharks won another game in Los Angeles to take a 3-1 series lead over the Kings.

  20. Chicago dismantles Vancouver and Roberto Luongo again, bring series deficit down to 3-2

    Apr 22, 2011, 1:29 AM EDT

    Roberto Luongo

    The Blackhawks have embarrassed Roberto Luongo and the Canucks for two straight games, bringing Vancouver’s series lead down to 3-2. Read all about their 5-0 win in this post.

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