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  1. Penguins-Capitals Winter Classic preview lives up to hype; Pittsburgh squeaks out 3-2 shootout win

    Dec 23, 2010, 10:36 PM EDT

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    The Penguins and Capitals somehow lived up to the hype going into this contest, with Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury and Mike Green shining the brightest on Thursday night.

  2. Minnesota Wild coach Todd Richards bristles at ‘trapping team’ label

    Dec 23, 2010, 9:36 PM EDT

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    Todd Richards and the Minnesota Wild have grown tired of people continuing to associate their team with the neutral zone trap. Then again, if they won more often, chances are they wouldn’t really care.

  3. Ilya Kovalchuk, Jamie Langenbrunner and Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek react to coaching change

    Dec 23, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Click “Read More” to find out how highest paid player Ilya Kovalchuk, team captain Jamie Langenbrunner and Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek reacted to the New Jersey’s decision to replace coach John MacLean with Lou Lamoriello.

  4. John Tortorella thinks Marian Gaborik will be back by Monday

    Dec 23, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Marian Gaborik is dealing with a groin injury that has him sidelined for tonight’s game, but Rangers coach John Tortorella thinks he’ll be back by Monday.

  5. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 23rd (late edition)

    Dec 23, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for today’s three later games.

  6. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 23rd (early edition)

    Dec 23, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Here are the starting goalies for the first 10 of today’s 13 games, including the return of Pekka Rinne.

  7. Why tonight’s Penguins-Capitals showdown is huge for Washington

    Dec 23, 2010, 6:26 PM EDT

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    Tonight’s Pens-Caps match up might be just one game, but for the Capitals it’s their chance to prove that their slump and hard times are truly behind them.

  8. Lightning goalie Mike Smith to miss 2-3 weeks with knee injury

    Dec 23, 2010, 5:34 PM EDT

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    The Lightning are going to have to make do without goalie Mike Smith for at least a couple weeks. Dan Ellis better be ready.

  9. Evander Kane comes to Boston as a coincidental conquering hero

    Dec 23, 2010, 3:37 PM EDT

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    Tonight marks the first time Evander Kane has come to Boston since knocking out Penguins agitator Matt Cooke with one punch last season. Will they remember?

  10. Around the rink – Thursday, December 23rd

    Dec 23, 2010, 2:53 PM EDT

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    With no games happening on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, the NHL is unleashing the beast tonight with 13 games highlighted by a Winter Classic preview showdown in Washington.

  11. With MacLean out in New Jersey, why Jacques Lemaire all over again?

    Dec 23, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT

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    Why Jacques Lemaire? And what does Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner make of all this? We speculate promptly.

  12. Devils fire coach John MacLean; Jacques Lemaire set to return as interim head coach

    Dec 23, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Something had to give in New Jersey and this time it was John MacLean. Devils bring back an old friend to take over.

  13. Saves of the Night – Dan Ellis (December 22)

    Dec 23, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Dan Ellis didn’t win against the NY Islanders last night, but he made two great saves. Check them out in this post.

  14. Goal of the Night – Danny Cleary (December 22)

    Dec 23, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    We credit Danny Cleary because he actually scored the goal, but December 22nd’s best tally was all about Brian Rafalski’s beautiful pass.

  15. 24/7’s second episode shows us Bruce Boudreau might actually have a handle on things

    Dec 23, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    The latest episode of HBO’s 24/7 shows us that Bruce Boudreau seems to have a better handle on the locker room while the Caps don’t seem to handle criticism all too well.

  16. Injury updates: Cam Ward’s better, Matt Bradley out 2-4 weeks, Patrick Kaleta day-to-day

    Dec 23, 2010, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Here are some injury updates regarding Cam Ward, Patrick Kaleta and Matt Bradley.

  17. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, December 22nd

    Dec 23, 2010, 12:44 AM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at Wednesday’s other games, highlighted by great performances from John Tavares and Jack Skille.

  18. Great news for Atlanta pro sports: Thrashers, Hawks ownership group settles six-year skirmish

    Dec 22, 2010, 11:47 PM EDT

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    While the Thrashers are sporting a clearer vision on the ice, the team (and the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks) cleared up their ownership situation off the ice, too.

  19. As Marian Gaborik fights more groin problems, Rangers call up Mats Zuccarello

    Dec 22, 2010, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Out goes Marian Gaborik, in comes “The Norwegian Hobbit Wizard” Mats Zuccarello. Read all about that plus updates on Matt Gilroy, Mike del Zotto and Vinny Prospal in this post.

  20. Zetterberg comes up big as Detroit beats Vancouver in OT; Datsyuk likely out four weeks with broken hand

    Dec 22, 2010, 10:41 PM EDT

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    The good news: Henrik Zetterberg shined as the Red Wings beat the Canucks. The bad news: Pavel Datsyuk could miss about a month with a broken hand.

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