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  1. Jacques Lemaire won’t return to Devils bench next year, heads for retirement instead

    Apr 10, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT

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    Jacques Lemaire

    Devils coach Jacques Lemaire says he won’t return to coaching again next season. After being pulled out of retirement to help turn the team around this year, retirement seems to be for real this time.

  2. Video: Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury like Nashville to upset in the playoffs

    Apr 10, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT

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    Mike Fisher, Sergei Kostitsyn, Patric Hornqvist

    NBC’s Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury discussed a bit about one team they’re thinking will be a big surprise during the playoffs this year and they hail from Music City, USA.

  3. Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg will miss the start of playoff series against Phoenix

    Apr 10, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Henrik Zetterberg

    Detroit’s top scorer Henrik Zetterberg will miss the start of their playoff series against Phoenix with his lingering knee injury.

  4. Video: Every goal from Red Wings-Blackhawks, plus Net Cam highlights

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT

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    Marian Hossa, Jimmy Howard

    This post includes videos with footage of every goal and another one with some of the best saves from the Red Wings-Blackhawks NBC Game of the Week.

  5. Video: Pavel Datsyuk shows Chicago how to “dangle dangle”

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk, Nick Leddy, Chris Campoli

    Pavel Datsyuk’s stick handling is the stuff of legends by now around the NHL. During today’s NBC Game of the Week, he showed us just what the “dangle dangle” is all about.

  6. Video: Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury pick their NHL award winners

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:22 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury hashed it out today on the air picking who they think will win the NHL Awards. From the Vezina, to the Norris, to the Hart – these two pick who they like in each category.

  7. Dallas Stars face must-win (in regulation or overtime) game against Minnesota Wild

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    Mikko Koivu, Greg Zanon, Adam Burish

    After Chicago’s loss, the Stars can earn a playoff spot with a regulation or overtime win against the Wild. So what are their chances of accomplishing that? Check out this preview to find out.

  8. Video: Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury take a look at the Western playoffs

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT

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    Roberto Luongo, Joe Thornton

    Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury took a look at the Western Conference playoff picture during today’s game and took time out to look at the West’s top two seeds in particular.

  9. Game of the Week: Blackhawks lose, must depend on a Stars’ loss for playoff berth

    Apr 10, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

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    The Blackhawks had a chance to clinch a playoff spot by getting one point against the Red Wings, but Detroit beat them in a thrilling 4-3 game. Read this recap to find out why Chicago will now be forced to root for Minnesota Sunday night.

  10. Video: Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury break down the Eastern Conference playoffs

    Apr 10, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

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    Mark Recchi, Paul Mara

    Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury take a look at the Eastern Conference playoff matchups and how each series shapes up as they look ahead to the playoffs this week.

  11. Game of the Week: Detroit takes 2-1 lead in second period

    Apr 10, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk

    Thanks to mistakes by Chicago and despite errors by referees, Detroit earned a 2-1 lead in the second period.

  12. Today’s Starting Goalies – April 10

    Apr 10, 2011, 1:56 PM EDT

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    Tuukka Rask

    Here are the probable starting goalies for today’s remaining four games.

  13. Game of the Week: Red Wings, Blackhawks take game seriously, end 1st period 0-0

    Apr 10, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks

    The first period of Chicago’s big game against Detroit ended in a 0-0 tie, but the score doesn’t tell the story of a fast paced first frame.

  14. NHL Extra: Breaking down Blackhawks vs. Red Wings

    Apr 10, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Toews, Jimmy Howard

    We take a look at the big picture numbers for this afternoon’s regular season finale between Chicago and Detroit from United Center in the Windy City.

  15. Florida Panthers fire head coach Peter DeBoer after 3 full seasons

    Apr 10, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

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    It would be unfair to blame Peter DeBoer for failing in Florida when the team hasn’t made the playoffs since the 1999-2000 season, but it was understandable that the team decided to fire him this morning.

  16. Report: NHL’s salary cap could rise to $62.2M for 2011-12 season

    Apr 10, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Lou Lamoriello, Ilya Kovalchuk,  Jeff Vanderbeek,

    The NHLPA would reportedly need to approve the 4.7 percent increase, but if they do, the 2011-12 salary cap could jump from $59.4 million to $62.2 million according to a report.

  17. Save of the Night: Ilya Bryzgalov (April 9)

    Apr 10, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov, Dany Heatley

    While the Goal of the Night was debatable, there’s little doubt in our minds that anyone could beat Ilya Bryzgalov for the Save of the Night.

  18. Goal of the Night: T.J. Oshie (April 9)

    Apr 10, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Pikka Rinne, TJ Oshie

    As great (and important) as Chris Drury’s goal was on Saturday, T.J. Oshie scored a jaw-dropper while his skates weren’t even on the ice. Check out our choice for the best goal of April 9th, as well as every goal scored on that day.

  19. Sidney Crosby probably won’t be back for Pittsburgh’s first playoff game

    Apr 10, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    More and more, it’s looking like Sidney Crosby won’t be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs. In fact, he might not be ready for the playoffs at all.

  20. Game of the Week preview: Blackhawks could finish anywhere from fifth to ninth place

    Apr 10, 2011, 3:56 AM EDT

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    Marian Hossa

    After plenty of big games, the Blackhawks understand that this is genuinely their biggest contest of the season. Want to know how Chicago could possibly finish somewhere between fifth and ninth place? Read this post.

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