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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs second round schedule

    Apr 28, 2011, 12:54 AM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks

    This post includes the game-by-game schedules for the 2011 semifinals, including which games will be on Versus and NBC.

  5. 2011 playoffs: Second round matchups

    Apr 28, 2011, 12:19 AM EDT

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    Tuukka Rask, Simon Gagne

    Want to know which teams will square off in the 2011 semifinals series in both conferences? This post has that covered, with a quick preview of each series.

  6. Dwayne Roloson steals spotlight, shuts out Penguins in Game 7

    Apr 27, 2011, 11:43 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Seven

    Dwayne Roloson’s 36-save shutout and Sean Bergenheim’s mirror image goal was all the Lightning needed for a 1-0 Game 7 win over the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

  7. Bruins need overtime to kill off Canadiens in Game 7, will face more demons in Round 2

    Apr 27, 2011, 11:01 PM EDT

    Nathan Horton, Adam McQuaid, Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic

    The Bruins and Canadiens played another great game, but Boston beat their historical rivals in Game 7 thanks to Nathan Horton’s second OT winner of the series.

  8. NHL fines Canucks GM Mike Gillis an undisclosed amount for penalty complaints

    Apr 27, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

    Mike Gillis

    The NHL decided to fine Canucks GM Mike Gillis for his comments about the officiating during the team’s series against the Blackhawks. Chances are, he’s still in a pretty good mood today.

  9. Winnipeg mayor doubts the Coyotes will move; Thrashers might relocate there instead

    Apr 27, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

    Doug Creighton, Peter McCullough

    The Coyotes’ ownership situation is still in the air, but at least one person thinks the team will stay in Arizona: Winnipeg mayor Sam Katz. Katz believes the hockey-hungry city should target a different NHL team … could that team be the Thrashers?

  10. What Went Wrong: Chicago Blackhawks

    Apr 27, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    Corey Crawford

    So just what went wrong for the defending Stanley Cup champions? Not a lot really, but we’ve found a few nits to pick.

  11. Feeding the stereotypes: Montreal police prepare for Game 7 by closing part of downtown

    Apr 27, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens Fans Watch Game Seven At The Bell Centre

    As the Canadiens prepare for Game 7 tonight in Boston, the Montreal police are preparing for potential shenanigans back home as best they can. Here’s to hoping the police cars stay untoasted regardless of outcome.

  12. First round ends tonight with two Game 7 battles in the Eastern Conference

    Apr 27, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

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    Maxime Talbot, Ted Purcell

    Two Game 7 matchups tonight round out the first round of the NHL playoffs. Buckle up.

  13. Western Conference semifinals: Red Wings-Sharks; Who do you have?

    Apr 27, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

    Tomas Holmstrom, Joe Thornton

    With the Western Conference semifinal rematch from last season between San Jose and Detroit, can we expect that this one will live more up to the hype? You better believe it. How do you think it will turn out though?

  14. Western Conference semifinals Canucks-Predators; Who do you have?

    Apr 27, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT

    Keith Ballard Patric Hornqvist

    With the second round of the playoffs coming up at the end of the week, we take a preemptive look ahead at the Western Conference semifinals between Vancouver and Nashville.

  15. Pavel Datsyuk, Ryan Kesler, and Jonathan Toews named Selke Trophy finalists; Who wins?

    Apr 27, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

    Pavel Datsyuk, Jonathan Toews

    The award for the league’s best defensive forward has a star-studded group of finalists. We take a look at each player and wonder who you think will win.

  16. Video: Keith Jones and Mike Keenan preview tonight’s two Game 7 matchups

    Apr 27, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens - Game Six

    Hockey Central’s Keith Jones and Mike Keenan take a look ahead to tonight’s two Game 7 matchups in Boston and Pittsburgh. Here’s to hoping we get even a taste of what went down last night.

  17. What Went Wrong: Buffalo Sabres

    Apr 27, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Ryan Miller, Jhonas Enroth

    While the Sabres forced a Game 7 against Philly, the reasons why they ultimately lost out are pretty simple.

  18. Five Thoughts: Alex Burrows’ weird, wild, and triumphant night; A tale of two goalies

    Apr 27, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Alex Burrows

    Alex Burrows’ Game 7 couldn’t have been more frantic and maddening. Good thing for him it came out positively. Also we look at how Ryan Miller and Corey Crawford’s nights compared and we hope that referee Kevin Pollock’s bad night is just that.

  19. Alex Burrows’ overtime goal exorcises the demons, Vancouver finally beats Chicago

    Apr 27, 2011, 3:16 AM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Alex Burrows ran the gamut of roles in Game 7 against Chicago, but ultimately he’s the hero and exorcist as his overtime goal sends Vancouver on to the next round after vanquishing their perennial tormentors.

  20. Flyers play like a two seed, dominate Sabres 5-2 to win series in seventh game

    Apr 27, 2011, 1:06 AM EDT

    Danny Briere, Andrej Meszaros

    The Flyers came out and played like the higher seeded team and meant it in Game 7 humbling the Sabres 5-2 and moving on to the second round of the playoffs.

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