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  1. Video: Mike Milbury previews NBC’s Game of the Week – Blackhawks vs. Red Wings

    Apr 8, 2011, 2:30 PM EST

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    Joey MacDonald, Patrick Kane

    Mike Milbury analyzes the curious things that could shake loose this Sunday afternoon when Detroit and Chicago face off in what could be a playoff spot-deciding game for the Blackhawks.

  2. Not a typo: Ottawa owner Eugene Melnyk gives GM Bryan Murray three year contract extension

    Apr 8, 2011, 1:47 PM EST

    Bryan Murray

    No, that isn’t a misprint. Ottawa is giving general manager Bryan Murray a three-year contract extension to try and lead the Senators out of

  3. Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall will miss final two games, be ready for playoffs

    Apr 8, 2011, 12:37 PM EST

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    Niklas Kronwall

    Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall will miss their final two games of the regular season. That’s all right though because he’ll be ready to go in Game 1 of the playoffs.

  4. Race for the playoffs: Caps can clinch top spot, Buffalo looks to lock in, Canes control destiny

    Apr 8, 2011, 11:59 AM EST

    Cam Ward, Erik Cole

    A lot can shake loose in the Eastern Conference tonight. Washington looks to lock up home ice throughout while Buffalo looks to lock into the playoffs against Philly who hopes to still win the Atlantic Division.

  5. Save of the night: Ondrej Pavelec stacks the pads to frustrate the Rangers

    Apr 8, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    Ondrej Pavelec, Brandon Dubinsky

    The Rangers fight for a playoff spot was seriously hampered by Ondrej Pavelec’s shutout against them last night. His save on Artem Anisimov sticks out as a shining example of their frustrations.

  6. Goal of the night: Bobby Butler fights off Hal Gill, beats Alex Auld

    Apr 8, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Bobby Butler

    Ottawa rookie Bobby Butler was somehow able to fight the clutches of Hal Gill and rip a snap shot past Alex Auld in Ottawa’s 3-2 overtime win over Montreal.

  7. Ryan Kesler’s hat trick, Roberto Luongo’s shutout flexes Vancouver strength over Wild 5-0

    Apr 8, 2011, 2:05 AM EST

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    Greg Zanon, Ryan Kesler

    Ryan Kesler’s hat trick brings him to 40 goals on the season while Roberto Luongo earned his fourth shutout of the year as Vancouver showed their dominance over Minnesota.

  8. Stars keep playoff hopes alive, beat Colorado 4-2; Chicago and Anaheim put on notice

    Apr 8, 2011, 1:05 AM EST

    Brad Richards, Jamie Benn, Loui Eriksson

    The Stars stay alive in the race for the playoffs in the West after disposing of hapless Colorado 4-2.

  9. Michigan stuns North Dakota, UMD beats Notre Dame – Sets title game for Saturday

    Apr 8, 2011, 12:15 AM EST

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    The National Championship game for Saturday is set as Michigan will take on Minnesota-Duluth after both teams pulled off tough wins tonight.

  10. Dan Hamhuis’ speedy recovery could have him back in Canucks lineup for playoffs

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:50 PM EST

    Dan Hamhuis

    Dan Hamhuis is recovering quite well from his latest concussion. He’s doing so well he might even play in the team’s final game before the playoffs.

  11. Rangers’ playoff destiny handed over to Carolina, lose to Atlanta 3-0

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:07 PM EST

    Ondrej Pavelec

    The Rangers had playoff destiny in their own hands going into tonight’s game against Atlanta. Now they’ve handed it off to Carolina after being shutout 3-0 by Ondrej Pavelec and the Thrashers.

  12. Ray Emery’s lower body injury could throw wrench into Anaheim’s postseason plans

    Apr 7, 2011, 9:03 PM EST

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    Ray Emery

    Ray Emery has been a “god send” for the Anaheim Ducks according to coach Randy Carlyle but his lower body injury might be the sort of thing that hurts their shot at and/or in the playoffs.

  13. Ryan Miller could return from injury and play this weekend

    Apr 7, 2011, 7:55 PM EST

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    Ryan Miller

    Ryan Miller’s missed a few games with an upper body injury and now it’s looking like he could be back in goal this weekend for what could be a crucial playoff-deciding game.

  14. Video: Ask The Expert – Mike Milbury talks home ice advantage in playoffs, Devils/Isles future

    Apr 7, 2011, 7:02 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin, Henrik Sedin

    On this week’s “Ask The Expert” with Mike Milbury, Mike answers your questions on the importance of home ice in the playoffs as well as answering your questions about the future of the Devils and Islanders.

  15. Today’s Starting Goalies – April 7

    Apr 7, 2011, 6:38 PM EST

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    Brenden Morrow, Kari Lehtonen

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

  16. Race for the playoffs: Inside the stretch run for Anaheim, Chicago and Dallas

    Apr 7, 2011, 6:14 PM EST

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    Chris Stewart, Jamie Benn

    This post takes an in-depth look at the remaining schedules for the Ducks, Blackhawks and Stars, revealing what each team needs to do to get the job done.

  17. Race for the playoffs: Rangers try to distance themselves, Habs hope to avoid slide

    Apr 7, 2011, 5:20 PM EST

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    New York Rangers v Atlanta Thrashers

    Two games could have a big impact on the lower ranks of the Eastern Conference tonight, as the Rangers hope to beat the Thrashers while the Canadiens strive to avoid a slide to a lower seed by winning against the Senators.

  18. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren holds closed door meeting, gives team ‘that look’

    Apr 7, 2011, 4:26 PM EST

    Peter Laviolette, Paul Holmgren

    Flyers GM Paul Holmgren held a closed door meeting to address the teams late season slump. Of course, getting Chris Pronger back would be just as good as a nice motivational speech, though.

  19. Raffi Torres receives four-game suspension for hit on Jordan Eberle, including two playoff games

    Apr 7, 2011, 3:40 PM EST

    Canucks Oilers Hockey

    Raffi Torres received a four-game suspension for his hit on Jordan Eberle, which will include two playoff games.

  20. Ty Conklin fumes over controversial goal call, NHL considers tweaking nets

    Apr 7, 2011, 2:55 PM EST

    Jonathan Toews,  Marian Hossa, Brian Campbell, Ty Conklin

    The controversial Marian Hossa allowed goal left Ty Conklin fuming and opened up another round of debates about how to improve the goal review process. Read this post for the lowdown.

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