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  1. City of Glendale will pony up $25 million again to keep Coyotes for another year

    May 7, 2011, 1:53 AM EDT

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    The City of Glendale is looking to once again lock the Phoenix Coyotes into place for one more year by anteing up $25 million more dollars to cover losses for next season.

  2. Redemption: Bruins sweep Flyers out, win 5-1 and set date with Tampa in East final

    May 6, 2011, 11:36 PM EDT

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    Johnny Boychuk

    The Bruins are off to their first Eastern Conference final since 1992 after getting redemption for last year’s second round collapse against the Flyers.

  3. Detroit stays alive, beats San Jose 4-3 on Darren Helm’s late goal

    May 6, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    Pavel Datsyuk,  Niklas Kronwall, Nicklas Lidstrom, Johan Franzen

    Detroit staved off elimination in Game 4 thanks to the work of captain Nicklas Lidstrom and a late, clutch goal from Darren Helm.

  4. Bitter Semyon Varlamov hopeful to stay in NHL next year after being Caps backup

    May 6, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

    Semyon Varlamov

    Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov is a bit sour about being made into a backup goalie in Washington but hopeful he can land a starting job somewhere in the NHL next season.

  5. Sharks, Bruins try to complete sweeps of Red Wings, Flyers tonight

    May 6, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Detroit Red Wings - Game Three

    Want previews of tonight’s Game 4 matches between the Sharks-Red Wings and Bruins-Flyers? Check out this post.

  6. Nicklas Lidstrom isn’t expected to retire after this season

    May 6, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Nicklas Lidstrom just turned 41, but his on-ice play and probable high salary indicate that he might be back again.

  7. Report: Matt Hulsizer is getting tired of Coyotes soap opera, might turn attention to buying Blues

    May 6, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

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    A Forbes report indicates that potential owner Matt Hulsizer is growing tired of the Coyotes sale conundrum. He might instead turn his sights on the Blues, another team up for sale.

  8. NHL on NBC ratings are up over last year

    May 6, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

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    Curious how ratings are doing this year? They’re on the rise for NBC.

  9. Vancouver is struggling to maintain leads, but it’s not Roberto Luongo’s fault

    May 6, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

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    Roberto Luongo

    The Canucks have struggled to hang onto leads, but the last person who deserves blame is Roberto Luongo.

  10. Will Mike Modano end his NHL career as a healthy scratch?

    May 6, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

    Mike Modano

    Maybe Mike Modano should have retired last year, but he can hang up his skates knowing that he didn’t retire with gas left in the tank.

  11. 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.

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

    May 6, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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?

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