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  1. Doug Weight is expected to make his retirement announcement on Tuesday

    May 24, 2011, 1:55 AM EDT

    Doug Weight

    After an impressive 19-year NHL career, it sounds like Doug Weight will announce his retirement on Tuesday.

  2. Dwayne Roloson or Mike Smith? Guy Boucher faces tough Game 6 decision

    May 24, 2011, 1:11 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    Guy Boucher has a tough choice to make in Game 6. Will he go back to Dwayne Roloson or stick with Mike Smith? This post breaks down the pros and cons of going in both directions.

  3. Tim Thomas helps Boston steal a 3-1 Game 5 win, Bruins gain 3-2 series lead

    May 23, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

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    The Lightning dominated long stretches of Game 5, but Tim Thomas made 33 saves to help the Bruins steal a 3-1 win. Read all about how Boston earned their 3-2 series lead in this post.

  4. Video: Vincent Lecavalier enjoys Tampa Bay’s return to playoff relevance

    May 23, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Vincent Lecavalier

    It’s been a tough road since Vincent Lecavalier won a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Perhaps those low moments make this year’s run that much sweeter, though.

  5. Thrashers announcement probably won’t come by Tuesday, Hawks exclusivity window closes

    May 23, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT

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    True North and the Atlanta Spirit are getting close to a deal, but the NHL indicates that an announcement probably won’t come on Tuesday. In other news, the Spirit and John Moores are no longer exclusively discussing a deal to sell the Atlanta Hawks, giving a tiny bit of hope to Thrashers fans.

  6. Report: Brian Rafalski set to retire from NHL, make Detroit’s offseason more interesting

    May 23, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT

    Brian Rafalski

    There’s going to be a Red Wings defenseman announcing their retirement this offseason but it’s not the one you’re thinking it is.

  7. Bruins, Lightning try to gain control of the series in Game 5

    May 23, 2011, 7:18 PM EDT

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Andrew Ference

    Want a preview of Game 5 between the Lightning and Bruins? This post has that covered.

  8. Flyers captain Mike Richards clears the air about his role as captain and more

    May 23, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Mike Richards

    Flyers captain Mike Richards took a lot of heat for all sorts of problems ranging from his coach, to his captaincy, to how he handles the media when Philly’s season ended. He opened up in a big way today to clear the air.

  9. Sharks coach Todd McLellan expects Joe Thornton to play Game 5

    May 23, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT

    Joe Thornton

    While Joe Thornton declared that he was going to play Game 5 no matter what, now his coach is expecting him to suit up as well.

  10. Who starts for Tampa Bay tonight? Guy Boucher puts his poker face on

    May 23, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    Dwayne Roloson, Mike Smith

    Wondering who the Lighting will start in goal for tonight’s Game 5 in Boston? Guy Boucher isn’t sharing that information.

  11. Atlanta-to-Winnipeg update: Last local bidder all but out of running for Thrashers

    May 23, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

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    In today’s update on the Atlanta Thrashers-to-Winnipeg storyline, we find out that the last hope for the Thrashers to stay in Atlanta might just be out.

  12. Would benching Tomas Kaberle be the right move for Boston to make?

    May 23, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

    Tomas Kaberle

    With how rough Tomas Kaberle has had it in the Eastern Conference finals, would benching him be the move that helps the Bruins the most?

  13. Video: Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury preview Game 5 between Boston and Tampa Bay

    May 23, 2011, 10:37 AM EDT

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    NBC’s Liam McHugh gets the straight scoop on what needs to happen in Game 5 from Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury.

  14. Five Thoughts: Sharks defensive issues as well as Dany Heatley’s disappearance

    May 23, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Five thoughts today looks through the job the Sedins are doing to take advantage of a weaker defense while we wonder aloud about where in the world has Dany Heatley been.

  15. Joe Thornton says he’s “100 percent” and playing in Game 5

    May 23, 2011, 1:53 AM EDT

    Joe Thornton

    While the Sharks have no official update on Joe Thornton’s condition after getting banged up thanks to a hit from Raffi Torres, Thornton’s playing doctor for himself.

  16. Did Tim Thomas accidentally give Tampa Bay bulletin board material?

    May 22, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

    Tim Thomas

    After the Bruins tough loss in Game 4, Tim Thomas may have accidentally given the Lightning the bulletin board material this series has been lacking.

  17. Henrik Sedin reminds us all that he’s still quite good at hockey

    May 22, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin

    Henrik Sedin has been serving notice throughout the Western Conference finals that he’s as good as it gets when it comes to being a play maker. His performance in Game 4 ranks up as one of the playoffs best.

  18. Joe Thornton’s status in doubt after a wicked hit from Raffi Torres

    May 22, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Joe Thornton, Alex Burrows

    The Sharks may be without captain Joe Thornton for Game 5 on Tuesday after he was knocked out of today’s Game 4 loss by Raffi Torres after a wicked hit in the third period.

  19. Special teams makes the difference for Canucks; Vancouver takes 4-2 win and 3-1 series lead

    May 22, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT

    Alex Burrows, Antti Niemi

    The Sharks and Canucks switched roles from Game 3 to Game 4, as special teams fueled Vancouver’s 4-2 win. San Jose finds themselves down 3-1 in the series with their captain Joe Thornton’s health in question.

  20. Video: Keith Ballard’s hip check ranks as the hit of the 2011 playoffs

    May 22, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Keith Ballard delivered what might have been the best hit of the 2011 playoffs (so far) when he nailed Jamie McGinn with a devastating hip check.

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