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  1. Evgeni Malkin to get surgery on ailing knee, out for six months

    Feb 9, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins

    As it was expected, Evgeni Malkin will get surgery on his torn MCL and ACL in his knee, ending his season and putting him out for six months.

  2. Freak injury gone wrong: Isles goalie Kevin Poulin out for the season

    Feb 9, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Islanders

    Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin’s mishap in warmups turned out to be a season-ending injury with a dislocated kneecap.

  3. NHL suspends Matt Cooke four games for hit on Fedor Tyutin

    Feb 9, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT

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    The NHL has suspended Matt Cooke four games for his brutal hit from behind on Columbus’ Fedor Tyutin. Chalk it up to a missed opportunity for the NHL to help change the culture of the game for themselves.

  4. Maple Leafs trade Francois Beauchemin to Anaheim for Joffrey Lupul and more

    Feb 9, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

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    The Maple Leafs did defenseman Francois Beauchemin a solid by trading him to his old stomping grounds in Anaheim in exchange for Joffrey Lupul, prospect defenseman Jake Gardiner, and a conditional draft pick in 2013.

  5. Anton Volchenkov receives three-game suspension for elbowing Zach Boychuk

    Feb 9, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Anton Volchenkov will sit down for three games thanks to his targeted elbow to the head of Zach Boychuk.

  6. Matt Cooke’s dirty hit on Fedor Tyutin: Poor excuses and time for the NHL to take a stand

    Feb 9, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Penguins pariah Matt Cooke finds himself in yet another dirty hit discussion and this time the excuses don’t fly. It’s time for the league to make a stand.

  7. Around the rink – February 9; Habs visit Boston, Preds and Wings clash

    Feb 9, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

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    Todd Bertuzzi, Pekka Rinne

    A pair of games get our attention today with Montreal going to Boston and Nashville taking on Detroit in tonight’s eight game schedule.

  8. Save of the night: James Reimer reigns supreme over the Islanders

    Feb 9, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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    James Reimer is doing an awfully dangerous thing in Toronto. He’s inspiring hope and playing great in goal. His save on Frans Nielsen makes him worthy of his Autobot-like nickname of “Optimus Reim.”

  9. Goal of the night: Rick Nash finds a place to put it past Marc-Andre Fleury

    Feb 9, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Wondering what Columbus’ Rick Nash has been up to lately? Apparently he’s been working on his “score from a crazy angle and put the puck in the one spot the goalie isn’t covering” shot. It came in handy last night against Pittsburgh.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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