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  1. Riding the Zamboni – February 8th; Dirty hits dominate nightly discussion

    Feb 9, 2011, 1:41 AM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Some nights discussion is dominated by great games and great efforts. Tonight isn’t exactly one of those nights.

  2. Sharks continue to roll, shutout Capitals 2-0 as Caps offense disappears again

    Feb 9, 2011, 12:06 AM EDT

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    Antti Niemi, Mike Knuble

    Guess who’s back in the West? The apparent demise of the San Jose Sharks was greatly overstated as their 2-0 win vaulted them into fourth place in the West. Meanwhile, the Capitals offense pulls out another goose egg.

  3. Video: Mike Milbury discusses what the Penguins can do without Malkin and Crosby

    Feb 8, 2011, 9:52 PM EDT

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    NBC’s Mike Milbury discusses what the Penguins can do without having Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin in the lineup.

  4. Call an exorcist: Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin hurt in warmups, Mikko Koskinen gets surprise start

    Feb 8, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT

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    Is Nassau Coliseum built over a haunted burial ground? You have to start wondering if that’s the case as rookie goalie Kevin Poulin was injured in warmups leading to Mikko Koskinen getting his first NHL start.

  5. Did Milan Michalek slew foot Keith Ballard? Accusations abound

    Feb 8, 2011, 8:07 PM EDT

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    Brian Elliott, Alex Burrows, Chris Neil, Chris Phillips

    In Vancouver, accusations are flying over the ugly turn Keith Ballard’s knee took when he was brought down by Ottawa’s Milan Michalek. Was it a slew foot?

  6. Niklas Backstrom wins his second straight Save of the Week

    Feb 8, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Ray Whitney, Niklas Backstrom, Brent Burns

    Niklas Backstrom earned his second Save of the Week, this time for January 31-February 6th.

  7. Ville Leino edges Sergei Kostitsyn for Goal of the Week (January 31 – February 6)

    Feb 8, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Ville Leino

    Ville Leino beat out Sergei Kostitsyn for the January 31-February 6th Goal of the Week.

  8. Today’s Starting Goalies – February 8th

    Feb 8, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Here are the starters for tonight’s six games.

  9. Central Division Watch (February 8)

    Feb 8, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk

    With the All-Star break over, it’s time for the NHL playoff races to intensify. Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Central Division.

  10. Sharks-Capitals injury updates: Alex Semin, Antero Niittymaki to dress tonight; Mike Green’s status is unclear

    Feb 8, 2011, 4:42 PM EDT

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    Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Knuble,  Alexander Semin

    Good news for the Sharks and Capitals: Antero Niittymaki and Alexander Semin are expected to dress for their respective teams tonight. Mike Green’s status is unclear, however.

  11. Around the Rink – Tuesday, February 8th

    Feb 8, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT

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    Dan Boyle, Alex Ovechkin

    Here are previews for today’s six games, including a rare match between the Sharks and Capitals.

  12. ‘Non-operable knee sprain’ will sideline Martin Brodeur on day-to-day basis

    Feb 8, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT

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    Martin Brodeur is day-to-day with a “non-operable knee sprain.” There is no timetable for his return.

  13. Ray Emery successfully clears waivers so he can begin conditioning in AHL

    Feb 8, 2011, 1:07 PM EDT

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    Ray Emery cleared waivers to go to the AHL today, giving him a chance to undergo a conditioning stint with the Syracuse Crunch.

  14. Pittsburgh Penguins still in the dark about Sidney Crosby’s concussion problems, with no timetable for his return

    Feb 8, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malki

    With no timetable for his return from concussion problems, the Penguins must deal without Sidney Crosby … maybe even for the rest of the season and playoffs.

  15. Frustrations boil over for Duncan Keith and the 11th place Chicago Blackhawks

    Feb 8, 2011, 12:12 PM EDT

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    Without their staggering depth from last season, the Blackhawks must scratch and claw like most other teams as they find themselves in 11th place in the West. While that frustration boiled over after a 3-1 loss to Calgary, we must ask: will the Blackhawks eventually make the playoffs? Read more in this post and share your thoughts by voting in our poll.

  16. Save of the Night – Ondrej Pavelec (February 7)

    Feb 8, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Ondrej Pavelec; Arturs Kulda; Darryl Bryce

    Ondrej Pavelec made the February 7 Save of the Night.

  17. Goal of the Night – Now that’s teamwork between the Canucks (February 7)

    Feb 8, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Brian Elliott, Alex Burrows, Chris Neil, Chris Phillips

    The unusual nature of the Canucks’ “bench assist” earns Mikael Samuelsson and Ryan Kesler the February 7th Goal of the Night.

  18. Riding the Zamboni – Monday, February 7th

    Feb 8, 2011, 1:20 AM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v Phoenix Coyotes

    Here are recaps of the three late games, featuring Ilya Bryzgalov’s second shutout in a row.

  19. Video: Celebrating 135 years of ‘hockey pucks’

    Feb 7, 2011, 11:33 PM EDT

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    Check out this video, which celebrates the 135th anniversary of the first mention of a hockey puck.

  20. Early Ride on the Zamboni – Monday, February 7th

    Feb 7, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

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    Here are recaps of the first half of Monday night’s games, including a triumphant return for Pavel Dastyuk, Devan Dubnyk’s shutout of the Predators and the continued misery of the Thrashers.

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