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  1. Five Thoughts: Vancouver on a mission to be playoffs ultimate heel team

    Apr 29, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Jordin Tootoo, Keith Ballard

    Every good drama needs a heel and the Canucks are playing that role to the hilt. Also: Rinne and Luongo look for real, Barry Trotz’s slow burn, Winnipeg madness, and making clean hits the new dirty. Thanks NHL!

  2. Barry Trotz’s assessment of Game 1: “Not acceptable”

    Apr 29, 2011, 3:04 AM EDT

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    Barry Trotz

    While it looked like a 1-0 loss on the scoreboard for the Predators, it might as well have been 100-0 for coach Barry Trotz as he sounded off after his team’s loss in Game 1 to Vancouver.

  3. Roberto Luongo and Vancouver shut out Nashville, take Game 1

    Apr 29, 2011, 1:14 AM EDT

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    Chris Higgins Maxim Lapierre

    Roberto Luongo stopped 20 shots while Chris Higgins scored the game’s only goal as Vancouver took a 1-0 lead in their second round series.

  4. PHT Predicts: Second round of Eastern Conference playoffs

    Apr 28, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT

    Vincent Lecavalier, Alex Ovechkin

    The Eastern Conference second round doesn’t get going until tomorrow night, but that’s not going to stop us from sounding off on who we think advances to the Eastern Conference final.

  5. PHT Predicts: Second round of Western Conference Playoffs

    Apr 28, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks

    With Vancouver and Nashville kicking off the second round tonight, we make our own predictions on what we think happens in the Western Conference second round.

  6. Predators face a great opportunity to steal an away game against Canucks tonight

    Apr 28, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks

    The Predators are underdogs in their series against the Canucks, but they might be able to take Game 1 against a Vancouver team that isn’t far removed from a dramatic game 7 on Tuesday.

  7. New York Rangers will play exhibition game in Prague, Czech Republic on September 29

    Apr 28, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    TheNHL announced that the New York Rangers will face HC Sparta Prague in an exhibition game at TESLA Arena in Prague, Czech Republic on Thursday, September 29.

  8. What Went Wrong: Montreal Canadiens

    Apr 28, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

    The Canadiens fought valiantly to seven games with the Bruins before bowing out. What went wrong for the Habs? It might have a little bit to do with offensive pressure.

  9. Backing up the buzz: This year’s first round really was special

    Apr 28, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

    Roberto Luongo, Marcus Kruger

    Do you have the sinking feeling that the 2011 first rounds really was one of the best in ages? The NHL released some stats that back up your instincts.

  10. Ryan Miller admits late season injury was a concussion

    Apr 28, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

    Ryan Miller

    Sabres goalie Ryan Miller admitted that he missed most of the team’s last four regular season games because of concussion problems.

  11. Bruins GM says Andrew Ference won’t face suspension for hit on Jeff Halpern

    Apr 28, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    Andrew Ference

    Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that defenseman Andrew Ference won’t face a suspension for his hit on Habs forward Jeff Halpern.

  12. Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin and Martin St. Louis named Hart Trophy finalists; Who wins?

    Apr 28, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin

    The NHL named its three finalists for the Hart Trophy: Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin and Martin St. Louis. Which forward should win the league’s MVP award?

  13. Versus will air games from the 2011 Men’s IIHF World Championships

    Apr 28, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

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    The 2011 NHL playoffs aren’t the only great hockey tournament going on in April and May. Versus will cover the 75th Annual Men’s International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships starting on April 30.

  14. Report: City of Glendale must pay NHL $25M by Monday; Coyotes allegedly lost $36.6M

    Apr 28, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT

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    The City of Glendale reportedly owes the NHL $25 million, although documents released on the matter indicate that the Phoenix Coyotes’ losses were actually closer to a staggering $36.6 million.

  15. What Went Wrong: Pittsburgh Penguins

    Apr 28, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Mark Letestu, Brooks Orpik, Ben Lovejoy, Paul Martin, Tyler Kennedy

    The Penguins somewhat surprising first round exit from the playoffs saw more than a couple things go awry for them against Tampa Bay. We take a look at just what happened to Pittsburgh as they bowed out early.

  16. Comparing PHT editor and reader predictions to first round results

    Apr 28, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Roberto Luongo, Marcus Kruger

    This post compares the actual first round results of the 2011 playoffs with picks made by PHT staffers and readers.

  17. Five Thoughts: Yzerman and Boucher make magic in Tampa; Habs stung by own gameplan

    Apr 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Guy Boucher

    With our final Five Thoughts of the first round, we’re happy to laud both the Lightning and Penguins management while being critical of both Boston and Montreal for different reasons.

  18. Eastern Conference semifinals: Bruins-Flyers; Who do you have?

    Apr 28, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Andreas Nodl, Tim Thomas

    The Bruins became only the third team in NHL history to cough up a 3-0 series in last year’s semifinals against the Flyers. Can they exact their revenge this time around or will it be more of the same? Let us know in the poll.

  19. Eastern Conference semifinals: Lightning-Capitals; Who do you have?

    Apr 28, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

    Alexander Semin, Victor Hedman, Steven Stamkos

    The Capitals and Lightning know each other well as division rivals, but will Washington get the best of Tampa Bay in the playoffs too? Share your thoughts on how this series will shape up in the poll.

  20. Poll: Which team will win the 2011 Stanley Cup?

    Apr 28, 2011, 4:31 AM EDT

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    Stanley Cup Blackhawks Flyers Hockey

    With the field of teams who can win the Stanley Cup down to eight, which one do you think will come out on top? Let us know by voting in the poll.

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