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  1. Devils squeeze out much-needed win against Ducks 2-1

    Oct 30, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The New Jersey Devils haven’t been themselves this year, but for at least one night, they played like the Devils of old. They won a low-scoring, low-shot game over the Anaheim Ducks last night, in one of those contests that someone had to win. New Jersey 2, Anaheim 1 This outcome basically brings the Ducks…

  2. Video: Edmonton Oilers score three goals in 1:09

    Oct 30, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    I’ve heard of scoring in bunches, but the Oilers really took the cake last night. In the span of a minute (OK, 1:09), Edmonton scored three goals. Ales Hemsky scored first, then Jordan Eberle really dazzled and Sam Gagner finished things off to give the team a 4-1 lead. The Oilers eventually beat the defending…

  3. Nightly recap – Friday, October 29

    Oct 29, 2010, 11:50 PM EDT

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    We’ll recap the desperate late game between the ailing New Jersey Devils and the struggling Anaheim Ducks tomorrow morning or afternoon. In the mean time, here’s a summary of the five other games on the NHL slate tonight. Montreal 3, NY Islanders 1 Alex Auld proved that he’s one of the better backups in the…

  4. The Dustin Byfuglien experiment is working out well so far for the Atlanta Thrashers

    Oct 29, 2010, 11:11 PM EDT

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    Many people questioned the kind of impact Dustin Byfuglien would have for the Atlanta Thrashers, but he’s been a huge force for the team so far this season.

  5. Fair or not, Pittsburgh Penguins cannot ignore goalie controversy

    Oct 29, 2010, 10:33 PM EDT

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    Brent Johnson is 4-0-1 while big money starter Marc-Andre Fleury is an abysmal 1-5. Is it early season luck or should Johnson be given more playing time? Click read more for an in-depth look at the two Penguins’ goalies.

  6. Ray Emery skates for the first time since last spring, hopes to make NHL comeback

    Oct 29, 2010, 9:40 PM EDT

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    Some people thought that Ray Emery would never play hockey again after a rough hip injury, but the eccentric puckstopper hopes to return to the ice some day.

  7. Vancouver Canucks players visit children’s hospital, help kids carve pumpkins

    Oct 29, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

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    I’ve said it before when discussing the many charitable promotions hockey players take part in, but it never gets old to see professional athletes take the time – rather than just spending money – to help others. You’ll see these kind of events pick up around Thanksgiving, Christmas and more traditionally charitable holidays, but it’s…

  8. Good news for fans of local hockey broadcasts: Dish Network and FOX reach deal

    Oct 29, 2010, 7:53 PM EDT

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    Good news for hockey fans whose hockey-related needs are covered by regional Fox networks in many markets: satellite TV providers Dish Network and Fox came to an agreement on a deal after failing to reach a compromise on October 1. Dish Network Corp. customers will continue to be able to watch baseball’s World Series on…

  9. Flames defenseman Mark Giordano signs five-year contract extension

    Oct 29, 2010, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Today it was a good day to be Flames defenseman Mark Giordano.  Today, Flames GM Darryl Sutter signed the 27 year-old potential unrestricted free agent to a five-year extension with the Calgary Flames worth, according to CapGeek, $20.1 million. For Giordano, it’s a huge commitment from the Flames and after his breakout season last year,…

  10. Today’s Starting Goalies – October 29

    Oct 29, 2010, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day. 7:00 PM ET…

  11. Wild’s Antti Miettinen possibly has concussion from Dustin Brown hit last week

    Oct 29, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT

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    Remember the wicked hit that Minnesota’s Antti Miettinen took from Kings forward Dustin Brown that saw Brown ejected from the game but not suspended? Turns out Miettinen may have gotten a concussion from that after all.

  12. Bruins star Marc Savard showing improvement

    Oct 29, 2010, 2:21 PM EDT

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    Injured Bruins star Marc Savard is showing improvement during skating drills in Boston. Things are looking up for the already hot Bruins.

  13. Jason Pominville’s return to action delayed after failing concussion test

    Oct 29, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Jason Pominville’s return to the Buffalo lineup is delayed thanks to failing a post-concussion test.

  14. Bill Guerin considering retirement while waiting for a job

    Oct 29, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

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    NHL veteran Bill Guerin is still a free agent looking for work. He could be looking to make a different decision if things don’t pan out though.

  15. Around the rink – Friday, October 29th

    Oct 29, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Welcome to Friday night’s schedule which sees all the New York and New York area teams getting involved and an all-Pennsylvania showdown.

  16. Video: Colorado’s Chris Stewart gets a hat trick against Calgary

    Oct 29, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Colorado’s Chris Stewart has to do what he can to keep up with his brother Anthony in Atlanta. While Anthony scored a hat trick last week for the Thrashers, leave it to Chris to match him goal-for-goal tonight against the Flames and goalie Henrik Karlsson in helping the Avalanche knock of Calgary 6-5.

  17. Shot of the night: Brad Richards breaks glass from center ice

    Oct 29, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT

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    It might not be a goal, and Brad Richards of the Dallas Stars might not be known for being a heavy-handed shooter but Richards isn’t just shattering preconceived notions, he’s shattering the glass in impressive fashion. Check out the big shot by Richards from center ice against the Kings last night that rips a hole…

  18. Nightly recap – Thursday, October 28th

    Oct 29, 2010, 2:17 AM EDT

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    More shutouts, more hat tricks, more wild games. Just another killer night in the NHL.

  19. Tonight’s attendance watch: Dallas more interested in World Series, Columbus sets a new low

    Oct 29, 2010, 1:36 AM EDT

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    We’re keeping a stray eye on attendance numbers around some places in the NHL, and couple of games tonight stood out more than others. In Dallas, the Stars announced a paid attendance of 11,306 at American Airlines Center for the Stars 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, a new low since moving to Dallas.…

  20. Video: Tim Thomas continues to impress, stuffs Maple Leafs 2-0

    Oct 29, 2010, 12:17 AM EDT

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    Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is having himself quite the comeback season. After shutting out the Maple Leafs 2-0 tonight, Thomas’ goals against average fell to a hysterically low 0.60 with an equally insane save percentage of .981. If you thought Tuukka Rask was going to run away with the starting job this season in Boston,…

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