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  1. Canada beats U.S. 4-3 via shootout in 2011 IIHF WC qualification round match

    May 6, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT

    US goaltender Ty Conklin and Kevin Shatt

    Ty Conklin made 48 saves for the United States, but Canada eventually got the best of him in a shootout. Check out this recap for the rundown plus an update on the 2011 World Championships standings.

  2. Five Thoughts: Ryan Kesler breaking out just in time

    May 6, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Ryan Kesler

    Ryan Kesler’s emergence in the playoffs is making all the difference for Vancouver. Also, adulation for Pekka Rinne and James van Riemsdyk, piling on Alexander Semin, and perhaps some premature looking ahead to the next round.

  3. Report: Craig MacTavish might be leading candidate for Wild head coaching job

    May 6, 2011, 12:08 PM EDT

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    Craig MacTavish

    The Minnesota Wild are reportedly considering Craig MacTavish as their possible next head coach.

  4. Video: Hockey Central previews Game 4 of Sharks-Red Wings and Flyers-Bruins

    May 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Scott Hartnell, Johnny Boychuk

    Want Hockey Central’s take on tonight’s two Game 4 matches (San Jose-Detroit and Philadelphia-Boston)? This post features video commentary from the Versus crew.

  5. Why the Washington Capitals should give Bruce Boudreau one more year

    May 6, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Bruce Boudreau

    There are plenty of angry Capitals fans calling for Bruce Boudreau’s head, but the smart choice would be to give him one more chance to make it work.

  6. Ryan Kesler confirms villain status, scores highlight reel goal as Vancouver takes 3-1 series lead

    May 6, 2011, 12:08 AM EDT

    Ryan Kesler

    It was a rough and ugly game, but Ryan Kesler’s game winning goal provided a beautiful moment. His performances in the last two games might also make him the Predators’ first true playoff villain, too.

  7. Comparing the 2010-11 Lightning to the Cup-winning 2004 model

    May 5, 2011, 10:19 PM EDT

    Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis

    It’s natural to compare this year’s Lightning to the team that won the Cup in 2004. We took that one step further by casting current players in the roles of that championship team.

  8. Sergei Bobrovsky is the odds-on Game 4 starter for Philly; Can the Flyers come back again?

    May 5, 2011, 8:56 PM EDT

    Brian Boucher, Sergei Bobrovsky

    The Flyers are expected to go with Sergei Bobrovsky in Game 4. Did this change come too late? This post examines the differences and similarities between their consecutive 3-0 deficits.

  9. Predators lineup update: Steve Sullivan’s out, Colin Wilson is in

    May 5, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT

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    Aging veteran Steve Sullivan will miss Nashville’s Game 4 against Vancouver with a lower-body injury, which opens the door for young forward Colin Wilson to make his first appearance of the 2011 playoffs.

  10. Alex Ovechkin fought through knee injury, will continue to do so in World Championships

    May 5, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin admits that he played through a knee injury for two months. Yet instead of getting much-needed rest, he’s going to play for Russian in the World Championships, even though he admits he doesn’t want to. Um, what?

  11. Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin, and Steven Stamkos finalists for NHLPA’s Ted Lindsay Award; Who wins?

    May 5, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

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    Corey Perry, Steven Stamkos

    The NHLPA announced their finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award for the MVP as voted on by the players. Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin, and Steven Stamkos will vie for the recognition but who do you think takes it?

  12. More Caps talk: GM George McPhee expects Boudreau back; Should he be?

    May 5, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

    Bruce Boudreau

    Caps GM George McPhee expects coach Bruce Boudreau to be back next season. Should he be though?

  13. Pivotal Game 4 between Nashville and Vancouver sees opportunities for both teams

    May 5, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT

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    Canucks Predators Hockey

    Just one game on tap tonight and it’s one that could see the momentum of the series shift dramatically for both Nashville and Vancouver.

  14. What Went Wrong: Washington Capitals

    May 5, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Another year, another playoff failure for the Washington Capitals. Just what went wrong this time around? We take a look at the numbers and misery in D.C.

  15. Caps owner Ted Leonsis: “The wheels fell off for us”

    May 5, 2011, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Ted Leonsis

    Capitals owner Ted Leonsis got a few things off his chest about his team being swept out of the playoffs by Tampa Bay.

  16. Barry Trotz critical of officiating with kindness, Canucks deny diving allegations

    May 5, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT

    Barry Trotz, Marc Joannette

    Instead of lashing out about officiating with fire and brimstone-like words, Predators coach Barry Trotz is going about it differently with kindness and compliments.

  17. Five Thoughts: Change is coming for the Caps; Now you can blame Philly goaltending

    May 5, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Matt Bradley, Boyd Gordon, and Matt Hendricks

    Change will be coming in Washington next season. That’s not all we’re on about today though as we point the finger at Brian Boucher for Game 3 and praise the Lightning’s secondary scorers.

  18. Setoguchi’s hat trick puts Detroit on brink of elimination; Sharks win 4-3 in overtime

    May 5, 2011, 2:39 AM EDT

    Devin Setoguchi

    Devin Setoguchi redeemed himself for a potentially game-losing mistake by instead scoring his hat trick goal in overtime to give the Sharks a 4-3 win and a 3-0 series lead on Detroit.

  19. Deja vu: Bruins crush Flyers 5-1 to take 3-0 lead in series

    May 5, 2011, 12:50 AM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara, Tim Thomas

    A bad start for Philly turned into a bad ending as the Flyers now sit in the same position they were in last year down 3-0 in the series after losing 5-1 to Boston tonight.

  20. Shocker: Tampa Bay sweeps top seeded Washington out of playoffs with 5-3 win

    May 4, 2011, 11:26 PM EDT

    Sean Bergenheim

    The Caps are done getting swept out of the playoffs after a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay. The Lightning are very real and now they wait for their next opponent in the Eastern Conference final.

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