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  1. Central Division Watch (February 2nd)

    Feb 3, 2011, 1:34 AM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Ottawa Senators

    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.

  2. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, February 2nd

    Feb 3, 2011, 12:47 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Phoenix Coyotes

    Here are recaps for a wild Wednesday night of games.

  3. Report: Islanders have ‘no interest’ in waived Lightning goalie Mike Smith

    Feb 2, 2011, 11:38 PM EDT

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    Mike Smith

    It might make sense for the Islanders to claim Mike Smith off of the waiver wire, but the team seems like it will stick with Kevin Poulin and Rick DiPietro instead.

  4. Video: Johan Franzen produces first five-goal night since 2007

    Feb 2, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

    Johan Franzen, Robin Lehner

    Tonight’s been full of rare events, as Johan Franzen had a career-best five goals in one night against the Ottawa Senators. Click “Read More” for the details, plus video footage.

  5. Brent Johnson drops Rick DiPietro with one punch in only goalie fight of season (Oh yeah, and Pens beat Isles 3-0)

    Feb 2, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT

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    The “real” story might be that the Penguins managed another win without Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, but the biggest moment came when Brent Johnson landed a one-punch knockout on Rick DiPietro in this season’s first goalie fight.

  6. Ales Hemsky set to make another return to Edmonton Oilers’ lineup

    Feb 2, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

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    The Oilers once again ready themselves for the return of talented but oft-injured winger Ales Hemsky.

  7. More promising 2011 NHL All-Star Game numbers: event a big hit with sponsors, retailers

    Feb 2, 2011, 8:54 PM EDT

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    Beyond mere TV ratings, the 2011 NHL All-Star Game was a big success in other areas of business.

  8. Video: Ask the Expert with Mike Milbury – Is Crosby vs. Ovechkin the NHL’s answer to Bird vs. Magic?

    Feb 2, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby

    This week, Mike Milbury answers your questions about the Caps offense worries, Detroit’s consistency, and whether or not Sid and Alex are the NHL’s Bird vs. Magic.

  9. Postponed Avalanche-Blues game moved to February 22nd; how the change will affect both teams

    Feb 2, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT

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    Cam Janssen, David Koci

    The postponed Avalanche-Blues game will be played on Tuesday, February 22nd. Click “Read More” to find out how this schedule change will hurt both teams, even if it had to be done.

  10. Today’s Starting Goalies – February 2nd

    Feb 2, 2011, 6:27 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s six games.

  11. Rangers Ruslan Fedotenko out 3-4 weeks following appendectomy surgery

    Feb 2, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

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    Ruslan Fedotenko’s return to the Ranger lineup will be delayed a bit further now that he’s had his appendix removed.

  12. A bump in the road for the Peter Forsberg comeback

    Feb 2, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

    Peter Forsberg

    Could Peter Forsberg’s wonky foot be causing him problems yet again? It’s looking that way in Denver.

  13. Former Flyers goalie Ray Emery is rounding into shape for a comeback

    Feb 2, 2011, 4:01 PM EDT

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    It was thought Ray Emery’s NHL career was over dealing with a degenerative hip condition. Instead, he’s getting into shape and ready to come back to hockey.

  14. St. Louis activates Andy McDonald from injured reserve

    Feb 2, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v St. Louis Blues

    The Blues get one of their important centermen off injured reserve in Andy McDonald.

  15. Jordan Staal will play tonight against Islanders

    Feb 2, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers

    After a lot of confusion, it turns out Jordan Staal will play tonight for the Penguins.

  16. Tampa Bay waives goalie Mike Smith; Do Isles clear up Nabokov mess with him?

    Feb 2, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay has put goalie Mike Smith on waivers. Is this a chance for the Islanders to clean up their issue with Evgeni Nabokov?

  17. Carolina’s Jeff Skinner named NHL Rookie of the Month for January

    Feb 2, 2011, 12:31 PM EDT

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    It’s been a good January for Jeff Skinner. He was a rookie team selection, then an All-Star Game injury replacement, and now he’s the rookie of the month.

  18. Maple Leafs sign truculent forward Mike Brown to three-year extension

    Feb 2, 2011, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Maple Leafs love their truculence and Mike Brown is that personified. It’s no wonder they signed him to a three-year extension today.

  19. Penguins moves: No further discipline for Staal, Malkin on IR, Tangradi called up

    Feb 2, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

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    Pens in the news today. Staal will sit for one game while Evgeni Malkin was placed on injured reserve retroactively this morning.

  20. Goal of the night: Kyle Wellwood’s concentration gets him his first with San Jose

    Feb 2, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Kyle Wellwood is an infamous Internet superstar and last night he was able to get the web going wild with his first goal as a San Jose Shark.

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