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  1. Winter Classic rematch set for NBC’s Game of the Week on Super Bowl Sunday

    Jan 20, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby

    You saw them on HBO’s 24/7, you saw them at the 2011 Winter Classic, and now you’ll see them on Super Bowl Sunday at 12:30 ET on NBC’s Game of the Week. It’s the Capitals and Penguins in Washington, D.C. to get your day full of sports kicked off the right way.

  2. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 20th (early edition)

    Jan 20, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for today’s first 8 games (covering the 7:00 pm ET and 8:00 pm ET time slots).

  3. Around the Rink – Thursday, January 20th

    Jan 20, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

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    predatorsavs

    Here are previews for tonight’s substantial slate of 12 games.

  4. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville reaches out to Lovie Smith as Bears prepare for NFC Championship

    Jan 20, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Joel Quenneville

    Much like Lovie Smith did when the Blackhawks were shooting for a Stanley Cup last season, Joel Quenneville reached out to encourage Smith as the Bears prepare for the NFC Championship Game this weekend.

  5. Kings place Marco Sturm on IR, recall Andrei Loktionov

    Jan 20, 2011, 2:55 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes

    In perhaps the least surprising news of the day, the Kings placed oft-injured forward Marco Sturm on the injured reserve.

  6. J.S. Giguere is willing to waive his no-trade clause … but who would even want him?

    Jan 20, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v Phoenix Coyotes

    Jean-Sebastien Giguere said he would waive his no-trade clause if prompted, but who wants to take a gamble on a struggling once-proud goalie with a massive salary?

  7. More TV talk: Versus is all over the All-Star Game, NHL Network to air top prospects game at 2pm ET

    Jan 20, 2011, 1:51 PM EDT

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    More TV news: Versus will carry seven hours of All-Star Game coverage while NHL Network is about air footage of the top CHL/NHL prospects game.

  8. Red Wings look to sign Evgeni Nabokov, but he must clear waivers first

    Jan 20, 2011, 12:38 PM EDT

    Evgeni Nabokov

    Rumors are circulating that the Red Wings are in contract talks with Evgeni Nabokov. Yet considering the waiver wire process, are they really just negotiating for another goalie-starved team?

  9. The lowdown on NHL and NBC’s Hockey Day in America on February 20th

    Jan 20, 2011, 12:07 PM EDT

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    Here’s the lowdown on Hockey Day in America, held by the NHL and NBC on February 20th.

  10. Injury roundup: Fedotenko and Halpern add to teams’ woes, Colaiacovo placed on the IR

    Jan 20, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

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    The hits keep coming for the Rangers (Ruslan Fedetenko), Blues (Carlo Colaiacovo) and Canadiens (Jeff Halpern) as these teams just keep suffering injuries.

  11. Curtis Glencross produces the latest sickening hit on Clayton Stoner; Suspension on the way?

    Jan 20, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

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    Curtis Glencross delivered the latest suspension-worthy hit last night, boarding a vulnerable player in Clayton Stoner. Check out discussion of the hit and video of the play in this post.

  12. Goals of the Night: Marian Gaborik’s five-point masterpiece (January 19)

    Jan 20, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Marian Gaborik responded to a benching by scoring four goals and one assist, including tallies that collectively earned him the January 19th Goal of the Night.

  13. Minnesota dominates Calgary 6-0

    Jan 20, 2011, 1:11 AM EDT

    Niklas Backstrom

    The Wild dominated the Flames tonight 6-0 thanks to great performances by returning goalie Niklas Backstrom and forward Martin Havlat.

  14. Big night for R.J. Umberger: Forward scores OT goal, becomes a dad?

    Jan 20, 2011, 12:30 AM EDT

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    rjumberger

    In one night, R.J. Umberger scored an overtime game-winner and prepares to become a dad. So how was your Wednesday?

  15. Oilers decide that Shawn Horcoff’s return is worth taking a ‘calculated risk’

    Jan 19, 2011, 11:46 PM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Are the Oilers making the right “calculated risk” by allowing Shawn Horcoff to return before his MCL sprain is fully healed?

  16. Marian Gaborik responds to benching with four goals and one assist; Rangers beat Maple Leafs 7-0

    Jan 19, 2011, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Three days after New York Rangers coach John Tortorella decided to bench star forward Marian Gaborik, the Slovakian sniper responded with an outstanding four-goal, one-assist performance to help the team beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-0. Gaborik broke an eight-game goal drought in a big way, scoring twice in the first and twice in the…

  17. NHL rescinds Brad Staubitz’s game misconduct, allowing him to play against Calgary tonight

    Jan 19, 2011, 9:18 PM EDT

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    staubitzfightsjacques

    The NHL decided to rescind an instigator penalty that would have lead to an automatic one-game suspension for Wild forward Brad Staubitz and as $10K fine for coach Todd Richards.

  18. Kyle Wellwood can only laugh at fat jokes as ‘one of the lightest people in hockey’

    Jan 19, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

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    wellwoodvsdrewiskie

    Despite the fact that he’s one of the “lightest people in hockey,” Kyle Wellwood still deals with fat jokes. At least he can laugh about it too, now.

  19. Mike Danton hopes to return to NHL as his parole sentence ends this week

    Jan 19, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT

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    More than six years after being the focus of one of the strangest (and saddest) hockey stories ever, Mike Danton says he hopes to return to the NHL.

  20. Report: Montreal’s Mike Cammalleri and Max Pacioretty to miss up to a month

    Jan 19, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT

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    If reports are true, Montreal will be without Mike Cammalleri and Max Pacioretty for up to a month with separate injuries suffered against Buffalo last night.

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