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  1. Game of the Week preview: Blackhawks limp into big game with Red Wings

    Apr 10, 2011, 12:46 AM EDT

    Phoenix Coyotes v Chicago Blackhawks

    Detroit will be shorthanded because of injuries on Sunday, but Chicago can relate with some of their banged up players. This post gives an update on Dave Bolland, Troy Brouwer, Tomas Kopecky and Patrick Sharp.

  2. Could Sunday’s game against the Penguins be the Thrashers’ last one in Atlanta?

    Apr 9, 2011, 11:40 PM EDT

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    Considering their murky ownership situation, it’s quite possible that Sunday’s game against the Penguins won’t just be the last game of the season for the Thrashers. It might also be their final contest in Atlanta, period.

  3. Minnesota-Duluth wins first national championship, beats Michigan 3-2 in overtime

    Apr 9, 2011, 11:05 PM EDT

    Max Tardy, Kenny Reiter

    Minnesota-Duluth wins their first men’s hockey National Championship after disposing of Michigan in overtime thanks to Kyle Schmidt’s game-winner.

  4. 2011 Eastern Conference playoffs: First round series matchups

    Apr 9, 2011, 10:46 PM EDT

    Ryan White Johnny Boychuk

    Saturday’s game sealed the deal for the Eastern Conference playoffs, so bask in the glory of this breakdown of the four first round series. If you’re wondering who made it to the dance and who their partners will be, this is the place to go.

  5. Tampa Bay clobbers Carolina 6-2; Rangers top Hurricanes for East’s eighth seed

    Apr 9, 2011, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Cory Stillman, Vincent Lecavalier, Brett Clark, Martin St. Louis

    Carolina had a chance to stamp its ticket to the playoffs with a win against Tampa Bay, but the Hurricanes will instead face a summer of regret after a crippling 6-2 loss. Their loss is the Rangers’ gain, as New York will be the eighth seed in the East.

  6. Cory Clouston becomes latest Senators scapegoat as Bryan Murray fires another coach

    Apr 9, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

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    Cory Clouston

    Ottawa GM Bryan Murray will need to bring in the fifth coach (including himself) in his tenure as the Senators GM, as the team decided to fire Cory Clouston as well as two assistant coaches.

  7. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – April 9 (late edition)

    Apr 9, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

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    Ilya Bryzgalov

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s last three games.

  8. Game of the Week preview: Broken, beat, and scarred Red Wings stumble into playoffs

    Apr 9, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT

    Henrik Zetterberg

    Last year the Red Wings got healthy at the end of the season to make the playoffs. This season, they’re banged up and stumbling as they wrap up the regular season and head into the postseason. It’s never easy in the NHL, especially the Western Conference.

  9. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – April 9 (early edition)

    Apr 9, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Sergei Bobrovsky

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s 7 and 8pm ET games.

  10. Tim Thomas sets new single-season NHL record for save percentage

    Apr 9, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas

    Tim Thomas broke Dominik Hasek’s record for highest save percentage in a NHL season after Boston beat Ottawa 3-1 today.

  11. Your move, Carolina: Rangers pound Devils 5-2, force Carolina to win their way into playoffs

    Apr 9, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

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    Bryan McCabe, Chris Drury, Mats Zuccarello

    The Rangers 5-2 win over New Jersey this afternoon now puts the pressure on Carolina to win tonight against Tampa Bay to get into the playoffs.

  12. Race for the playoffs: Western Conference seeding up for grabs tonight

    Apr 9, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Ryan Smyth, George Parros

    While seven of the eight teams are settled on for the playoffs in the Western Conference, tonight could help settle some of the seeding for the playoffs.

  13. Mike Green will not play in Caps final game tonight; Is he playoff ready?

    Apr 9, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

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    Mike Green

    Capitals defenseman Mike Green will not play in the Caps final regular season game in Florida tonight.

  14. Leading the charge or going down with the ship? Rangers captain Chris Drury returns today

    Apr 9, 2011, 12:04 PM EDT

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    Chris Drury

    Rangers captain Chris Drury returns to action this afternoon for the Rangers as they do their part to try and earn a playoff spot. Will it help or is it a band-aid on a gaping wound?

  15. Race for the playoffs: Rangers and Hurricanes play for their playoff lives

    Apr 9, 2011, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Cam Ward, Henrik Lundqvist

    It all comes down to today for the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers get to decide their fate early this afternoon but they can shift the pressure to Carolina with a win.

  16. Save of the Night – Pekka Rinne (April 8)

    Apr 9, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne doing what he’s done all season—making beautiful saves.

  17. Goal of the Night – Nathan Gerbe’s spin-o-rama beats Bobrovsky (April 8)

    Apr 9, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Florida Panthers v Buffalo Sabres

    Nathan Gerbe channeled his inner-Denis Savard with his spin-o-rama backhander that beat Flyers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.

  18. Western playoff picture: Predators, Coyotes, and Ducks all clinch playoff spots

    Apr 9, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Nashville Predators

    Here are summaries of Friday evening’s six games in the West including as the Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, and Anaheim Ducks all qualified for the playoffs.

  19. Jumbo Joe Thornton scores 1000th NHL point in Phoenix

    Apr 9, 2011, 6:38 AM EDT

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    Joe Thornton, Ilya Bryzgalov

    Joe Thornton becomes the 78th player in NHL history to rack up 1000 career points. You know what they say, the first 1,000 are always the easiest.

  20. Ducks lock up playoff spot by knocking off rival Kings

    Apr 9, 2011, 2:47 AM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Anaheim Ducks

    The Anaheim Ducks rode a two-goal performance by Teemu Selanne to beat the Los Angeles Kings and secure a spot in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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