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  1. Eric Fehr’s two goals steal the Winter Classic spotlight as Capitals beat Penguins 3-1

    Jan 1, 2011, 11:07 PM EDT

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    While Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin dominated the headlines going into the Winter Classic, hard working Capitals forward Eric Fehr stole the show with a great two goal performance.

  2. Caps take a 2-1 lead after two periods, Sidney Crosby leveled on questionable hit

    Jan 1, 2011, 10:13 PM EDT

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    Business picked up in the second period of the Winter Classic, setting the stage for an explosive third.

  3. Winter Classic Video: John Erskine and Mike Rupp drop the gloves in the first period

    Jan 1, 2011, 9:56 PM EDT

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    You’ve heard about it and now you’ll see it: John Erskine and Mike Rupp have a legendary Winter Classic fight.

  4. Video: Winter Classic ceremonial puck drop with Mario Lemieux, Jerome Bettis, and Franco Harris

    Jan 1, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT

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    See video from this evening’s ceremonial puck drop before the start of the 2011 Winter Classic

  5. Winter Classic: Erskine-Rupp fight highlights a scoreless first period

    Jan 1, 2011, 8:59 PM EDT

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    After a scoreless first period, a heavyweight fight between John Erskine and Mike Rupp steals the show.

  6. Winter Classic ice guru Dan Craig has this evening’s hardest job

    Jan 1, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT

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    The ice conditions will be a huge story tonight and the NHL’s Dan Craig is the man in charge of making it work.

  7. Photo fun: Fans bring big league tailgating to the NHL at the Winter Classic

    Jan 1, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT

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    One thing the NFL and NHL shared on this day at Heinz Field is one great pre-gaming ritual.

  8. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 1st

    Jan 1, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies in today’s seven games.

  9. Around the Rink – Saturday, January 1st

    Jan 1, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

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    Believe it or not, the Winter Classic isn’t the only hockey game taking place tonight. Here are previews for the other six contests.

  10. Semyon Varlamov will start in Winter Classic; does that mean Varly holds the upper hand in Caps’ net?

    Jan 1, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Should we read anything “bigger” into the Capitals’ choice to start Semyon Varlamov instead of Michal Neuvirth for the Winter Classic? Maybe.

  11. Who needs to win the Winter Classic more?

    Jan 1, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    With these two rivals squaring off and with them both near the top of the Eastern Conference, who needs a win more? We break it down.

  12. Mike Green helps his friend get on Winter Classic ice for marriage proposal

    Jan 1, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Mike Green is known for his ability to set up the Washington Capitals offense, but his best assist of the weekend might have come early, as he helped get his friend on the Winter Classic ice to make a marriage proposal.

  13. Jordan Staal will make season debut tonight at Winter Classic

    Jan 1, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Penguins forward Jordan Staal will make his season debut at the Winter Classic tonight.

  14. Riding the Zamboni – New Year’s Eve hangover edition

    Jan 1, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT

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    Time for a little hair of the dog. Hop on the Zamboni to recap last night’s action.

  15. 2011 Winter Classic moment of zen: Heinz Field under the lights

    Jan 1, 2011, 12:01 AM EDT

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    One single photo tonight helps set the tone for what tomorrow night’s Winter Classic will be like. Enjoy it and Happy New Year everyone.

  16. Blackhawks sign 2009 first round pick Dylan Olsen

    Dec 31, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

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    The Blackhawks signed 2009 first round draft pick Dylan Olsen to a three-year entry-level contract as college hockey suffers another pro defection.

  17. Canadiens trade Maxim Lapierre to Anaheim for Brett Festerling

    Dec 31, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Maxim Lapierre wanted out of Montreal after not getting the playing time he was looking for. Consider that wish granted.

  18. ESPN Magazine tabs Evander Kane in its ‘NEXT’ feature

    Dec 31, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    ESPN Magazine named Evander Kane as its ‘NEXT’ important hockey player for 2011 and beyond.

  19. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 31st (late edition)

    Dec 31, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starters for tonight’s later games, from 8:00 pm ET and on.

  20. What happens if weather interferes with Winter Classic mid-game?

    Dec 31, 2010, 5:44 PM EDT

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    What happens if weather interferes with the Winter Classic mid-game? The NHL has you covered with some interesting solutions.

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