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  1. Around the Rink – Thursday, October 21

    Oct 21, 2010, 1:53 PM EDT

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    After a few easy-to-follow days of four or five games, the NHL returns to a more hectic schedule tonight. There are 11 games overall, so let’s take a quick look at them all. All start times are Eastern (ET). 7:00 pm NY Rangers @ Toronto The Maple Leafs are coming off their first loss of…

  2. Ethan Moreau will be out for ‘foreseeable future’ with broken hand

    Oct 21, 2010, 1:17 PM EDT

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    This was mentioned briefly in the recap last night, but the Columbus Blue Jackets got some bad news Wednesday as rugged forward Ethan Moreau broke his right hand blocking a shot against the Anaheim Ducks last night. Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch writes that Moreau knew something was wrong right away and that he’ll…

  3. Save of the Night – October 20 (Marty Turco)

    Oct 21, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    OK, I’ll admit that Roberto Luongo definitely deserves consideration for a few of the saves he made last night (particularly stopping a few late shots in the third and a Marian Hossa breakaway in overtime). I’ll also concede that this is a flawed choice since Marty Turco actually received a tripping penalty as a result…

  4. Goal of the Night – October 20 (Teemu Selanne)

    Oct 21, 2010, 12:32 PM EDT

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    While there were nice goals from some rookies (including Carolina’s Jeff Skinner and a game winner from Andrei Loktionov of Los Angeles) and a nice shootout goal or two, when in doubt, go with the biggest milestone. That would be goal number 609 for “The Finnish Flash,” Teemu Selanne. While his great individual effort couldn’t…

  5. Los Angeles edges Carolina 4-3

    Oct 21, 2010, 12:18 PM EDT

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    For a summary of last night’s other three games, click here. Los Angeles 4, Carolina 3 For the Kings, the success of this game might be measured more by something out of their control than the two points they put on their overall record. That’s because, if you haven’t heard it already, their skilled defenseman…

  6. Video: The hit that caused Drew Doughty’s injury

    Oct 21, 2010, 3:56 AM EDT

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    It’s not very easy to see, but here’s the hit that will keep Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty out of Thursday’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes. As you can (kinda) see, Carolina Hurricanes forward Erik Cole delivered the hit and the On the Fly crew thinks he might deserve a suspension (comparing it to…

  7. Drew Doughty leaves game after Erik Cole hit, won’t play Thursday

    Oct 21, 2010, 1:44 AM EDT

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    Expect a full recap of the Los Angeles Kings‘ 4-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow. When a star of Doughty’s magnitude gets banged up, we want to let you know as soon as possible. Just as we were raving about the great defensive situation in Los Angeles, it looks like the Kings will be…

  8. Nightly recap – Wednesday, October 20

    Oct 21, 2010, 12:31 AM EDT

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    Note: We’ll take a look at the late game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Los Angeles Kings tomorrow morning or early that afternoon. In the mean time, let’s take a gander at the three games that finished at a more reasonable time for non-West Coasters. Buffalo 4, Atlanta 1 After a discouraging five-game losing streak,…

  9. Columbus wins 3-1, but plays in front of smallest home crowd in Blue Jackets history

    Oct 20, 2010, 11:58 PM EDT

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    The Columbus Blue Jackets were absolutely bludgeoned in their home opener (a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks), so perhaps it shouldn’t be too surprising that fans didn’t come out in droves for a Wednesday game against the similarly struggling Anaheim Ducks. Still, the Blue Jackets must hope that their 3-1 win draws a few…

  10. It might be early, but so far the Kings look OK without Ilya Kovalchuk

    Oct 20, 2010, 11:31 PM EDT

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    ilyanotinla

    On paper, adding Ilya Kovalchuk to the Los Angeles Kings seemed like a no-brainer. I still remember the general consensus: sure, it might make it tougher to retain the team’s second-tier young players (Drew Doughty wasn’t – and isn’t – going anywhere) but sometimes you have to break a few prospect eggs to make a…

  11. When athletes attack: A brief history of fights between players and fans

    Oct 20, 2010, 8:36 PM EDT

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    ronartestmelee

    Imagine, for a second, that you get some great tickets to a sporting event – hockey or otherwise. You decide to give the other team a clever tongue-lashing, perhaps thanks to a healthy dosage of booze or a long day at the office. It seems like a light hearted good time – after all, isn’t…

  12. Today’s Starting Goalies – October 20

    Oct 20, 2010, 6:32 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. Chances are, tonight’s…

  13. Fan grabbed by Vancouver’s Rick Rypien speaks, instantly loses everyone’s support

    Oct 20, 2010, 6:16 PM EDT

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    The fan who was attacked by Canucks forward Rick Rypien speaks out about what happened and throws around the idea of filing a lawsuit.

  14. Good news, bad news for Detroit: Franzen returns, surgery for Draper

    Oct 20, 2010, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Good news and bad news for the Red Wings as they get Johan Franzen back to action, but lose Kris Draper.

  15. Around the rink – Wednesday, October 20th

    Oct 20, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT

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    If anything else, last night proved that even in a light night of action that anything can happen. Four more games hit the schedule tonight so let’s just hope that if anyone is hitting someone else that it all happens on the ice so we can avoid anything more unseemly to discuss further. As always,…

  16. Sens GM Bryan Murray tries to inspire team, threatens trades to Minnesota

    Oct 20, 2010, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Senators GM Bryan Murray has a funny way of motivating his team – he threatens to trade them to Minnesota if they can’t get it together.

  17. NHL suspends Canucks forward Rick Rypien indefinitely pending a hearing

    Oct 20, 2010, 2:08 PM EDT

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    The NHL has handed down at least their initial word about how they’re going to handle things with Vancouver forward Rick Rypien and his grabby hands towards a Minnesota fan. The league has suspended Rypien indefinitely pending a hearing. Given what happened last night in St. Paul and the fact the Canucks play again tonight…

  18. Predators defenseman Ryan Suter placed on IR; sign forward Steve Begin

    Oct 20, 2010, 12:32 PM EDT

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    With injuries mounting in Nashville after Ryan Suter is placed on IR, the Predators fill out ranks signing Steve Begin.

  19. Jason Pominville resumes light workouts, speaks on getting hit by Hjalmarsson

    Oct 20, 2010, 11:13 AM EDT

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    Sabres forward Jason Pominville speaks out for the first time since being knocked out of action thanks to a hit by Chicago’s Niklas Hjalmarsson.

  20. Poll: What should Rick Rypien’s punishment be?

    Oct 20, 2010, 10:32 AM EDT

    What do you think the NHL will do with Rick Rypien? Vote in our poll to let us know.

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