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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. NHL announces Winter Classic start time moved to 8 p.m.

    Dec 31, 2010, 4:57 PM EDT

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    The 2011 Winter Classic is getting delayed until 8:00 pm Saturday thanks to the threat of warm weather and rain.

  13. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 31st (early edition)

    Dec 31, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for the 5,6 and 7 pm ET games. We’ll get you up to date with the other games later on.

  14. Pens forward Jordan Staal a game-time decision for Winter Classic

    Dec 31, 2010, 4:28 PM EDT

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    Pens phenom center Jordan Staal will be a game-time decision for the Winter Classic.

  15. Report: Winter Classic could be pushed back to prime time evening start

    Dec 31, 2010, 3:50 PM EDT

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    Nothing’s been confirmed yet, but it appears the Winter Classic will be played under the lights at Heinz Field.

  16. Around the Rink – New Year’s Eve edition

    Dec 31, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Here are previews of tonight’s nine games, which include some earlier than usual starts to accommodate people’s NYE plans.

  17. Fun with numbers for the 2011 Winter Classic

    Dec 31, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT

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    Let’s take at look of the most interesting numbers going into the 2011 Winter Classic.

  18. Video: Mario Lemieux, Peter Bondra star in Alumni game 5-5 tie

    Dec 31, 2010, 12:21 PM EDT

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    While the 2011 Winter Classic Game is a celebration of the modern era in Pittsburgh and Washington, the alumni game looked to the past. Perhaps it makes sense, then, that Mario Lemieux and Peter Bondra came up big just like old times.

  19. Five biggest factors for the 2011 Winter Classic

    Dec 31, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    What are we looking out for in the Winter Classic tomorrow? We’ve got five things that make a lot of sense.

  20. Save of the Night – Duncan Keith for Marty Turco (December 30)

    Dec 31, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    We once again decided to award the save of the night to a defenseman, as Duncan Keith bailed Marty Turco out after the puck moving goalie made a turnover.

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