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  1. Central Division Watch (February 22)

    Feb 22, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    Nick Spaling, Rick Nash

    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.

  2. Saves of the Night: Michal Neuvirth far from shaky vs. Jordan Staal (February 21)

    Feb 22, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Michal Neuvirth

    Michal Neuvirth made two saves that combined to earn him the February 21st Save of the Night.

  3. Goal of the Night – Josh Bailey (February 21)

    Feb 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Josh Bailey, Bryan Allen

    Josh Bailey showed great creativity and cleverness by maneuvering around Bryan Allen for the February 21st Goal of the Night.

  4. Buffalo Sabres might be interested in trading Tim Connolly

    Feb 22, 2011, 12:42 AM EDT

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    It’s unclear whether the Sabres will go into full-fledged “sell” mode as the trade deadline approaches, but Tim Connolly might be a legitimate trade bait.

  5. Colorado expects to have Matt Duchene back in the lineup Tuesday night

    Feb 21, 2011, 11:36 PM EDT

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    The Avalanche expect to have their leading scorer Matt Duchene back in the lineup against the Blues Tuesday after the young forward missed two games with what appeared to be an hand injury.

  6. Michal Neuvirth, Capitals shut out Penguins for second straight game 1-0

    Feb 21, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Michal Neuvirth and the Capitals shut out the Penguins for the second straight time, winning this game 1-0.

  7. Barry Trotz ‘encouraged’ that Ryan Suter could play Thursday

    Feb 21, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v Nashville Predators

    The Predators were worried that under-the-radar defenseman Ryan Suter might miss significant time with an upper body injury, but Barry Trotz seems “encouraged” that he’ll be back by Thursday.

  8. Brian Burke might try to make another deal, possibly to add a defenseman

    Feb 21, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

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    Brian Burke

    Reports indicate that Brian Burke might want to make a deal to patch up his trade-depleted defense, among other possible moves for the busy Leafs GM.

  9. Southeast Division Watch (February 21)

    Feb 21, 2011, 7:15 PM EDT

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    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 Southeast Division.

  10. Paul Martin and Mike Green to miss tonights Penguins-Capitals battle in Pittsburgh

    Feb 21, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Washington Capitals

    Tonight’s rivalry match-up between Pittsburgh and Washington will be missing an important defenseman for each team as Paul Martin and Mike Green will both be out of action.

  11. Afternoon delight: Moulson’s hat trick leads Isles, Toews and Kane key Hawks to victory

    Feb 21, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

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    Florida Panthers v New York Islanders

    In a pair of President’s Day afternoon tilts, the Islanders mopped up on the Panthers while the Blackhawks came back and held on against the Blues.

  12. Dallas trades James Neal and Matt Niskanen to Pittsburgh for Alex Goligoski

    Feb 21, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    James Neal

    When Sidney Crosby returns from his concussion, he’ll have a fine, young scoring forward to ride shotgun with him now as the Penguins acquire James Neal from Dallas.

  13. Antti Niemi, Johan Hedberg, and Ales Hemsky named NHL Three Stars of the Week

    Feb 21, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT

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    Antti Niemi was the NHL’s #1 star of the week followed by Johan Hedberg and Ales Hemsky. The Sharks improved play out West is being carried

  14. Vote for the Save of the Week (February 14-20)

    Feb 21, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Who made last week’s best save: Niklas Backstrom, Craig Anderson, Cam Ward, Miikka Kiprusoff, Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Niemi or Michal Neuvirth?

  15. Sheldon Souray goes unclaimed on re-entry waivers; buyout in his future?

    Feb 21, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT

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    If you thought Sheldon Souray was going to be nabbed off re-entry waivers at half price, you’re going to be awfully disappointed today.

  16. Vote for the Goal of the Week (February 14-20)

    Feb 21, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    myershappy

    Who scored last week’s best goal? The candidates are: Alex Ovechkin, Devin Setoguchi, Matt Calvert, Marcus Johansson, Pavel Datsyuk, Mikhail Grabovski and Alex Tanguay.

  17. Today’s starting goalies – February 21

    Feb 21, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia Flyers v Florida Panthers

    Who’s in goal for the President’s Day games? We’ve got your hook up.

  18. Report: Avalanche coach Sacco and GM Sherman safe with their jobs

    Feb 21, 2011, 12:08 PM EDT

    Joe Sacco

    In the middle of a ten game losing streak and a trade that’s causing an uproar, some wondered if Avalanche coach Joe Sacco and GM Greg Sherman would be in trouble. Sources say they’re not.

  19. Around the rink – February 21; Pens-Caps renew hostilities

    Feb 21, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin

    It’s President’s Day which means afternoon delight for some across the league in a light schedule today with just three games. The Pens and Caps get to be reacquainted tonight, too.

  20. Save of the Night: Niklas Backstrom (February 20)

    Feb 21, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Niklas Backstrom, Clayton Stoner, Greg Zanon

    Danny Cleary might lose a little sleep if he seems the replay of Niklas Backstrom’s Save of the Night for February 20th.

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