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  1. Goal(s) of the Night: Cammalleri's coordination

    May 3, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Joe Pavelski (deservingly) will dominate many of the “player of the day” type headlines around the NHL since he’s been hotter than Mila Kunis the last 3-5 games. (More on that later. Pavelski, that is, not Kunis.) Another piping-hot run is that of Montreal Canadiens sniper Mike Cammalleri. He’s only played one playoff game so…

  2. Sharks win thanks to the two Joes: Thornton and Pavelski

    May 2, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    Joe Thornton must continue to put up numbers to kill all the choking jokes, but Sharks fans must feel good about his first two games against Detroit. In Game 1, Thornton supplied a sweet assist. In tonight’s game, Jumbo Joe scored the game winner off of a Dany Heatley rebound. It was a rare moment…

  3. Red Wings manage 3-2 lead with one period left

    May 2, 2010, 9:54 PM EDT

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    In an interview during the first intermission, Sharks forward Ryane Clowe downplayed the effect Tomas Holmstrom’s elite screening skills had on the Red Wings’ second goal. There’s no doubt that the man I call “The Human Eclipse” is making an impact on this game, though, as that first goal indeed was credited to him and…

  4. Detroit Red Wings expected to make GM Ken Holland a 'lifer'

    May 2, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

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    The Detroit Red Wings have been the gold standard of hockey competence for about two decades and it sounds like they’ll be locking up two big reasons why they have been at that level for so long. Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports that the organization are expected to wrap up general manager Ken Holland and assistant general…

  5. Sharks, Red Wings tied 2-2 after 1st period

    May 2, 2010, 8:50 PM EDT

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    Joe Pavelski is far from the “other” Joe right now. He tied the game 1-1 with yet another goal on the powerplay about midway through the first period. This makes it five consecutive games with at least one goal for the red hot Big Pavelski. (The puck abides?) Ryane Clowe also had some really nice…

  6. Video: Craig Adams' hit on Marc-Andre Bergeron

    May 2, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Late in the game of a 3-1 win by the Montreal Canadiens over the Pittsburgh Penguins, we had yet another illegal hit that sent a player headfirst into the boards. Here’s the video of the hit:       First the good news: despite what appeared to be a neck or head injury, Bergeron declared…

  7. Penguins vs. Canadiens Game 2 Highlights

    May 2, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    NBC highlights of today’s win by the Montreal Canadiens:   The guys in the studio chat about the 3-1 win for the Habs:   Pierre McGuire talks to Brian Gionta of the Canadiens’ win   Pierre McGuire interviews Habs defenseman PK Subban:>  

  8. Ovechkin's struggles just one part of Capitals' frustration

    May 2, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Elliotte Friedman of CBCSports and Hockey Night in Canada has a great article up today on the Washington Capitals. He looks ahead at what needs to change for the Washington Capitals as they take the throne from the San Jose Sharks as playoff disappointments, and it’s tough to argue with his suggestions. He makes a…

  9. Crosby frustrated in 3-1 loss to Canadiens

    May 2, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    The Montreal Canadiens might have a had a bit of a Game 7 hangover in their first game against the Penguins, but in Game 2 they went right back to the formula that so successful for them against the Washington Capitals. Jaroslav Halak was back to being the confident goaltender that was so reliable in…

  10. Penguins vs. Canadiens Live Game Chat

    May 2, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    We’ll get the chat started about 1:45 p.m., but in the meantime here’s some reading material for your perusal: It’s official: Jaroslav Halak to start vs. Penguins Habs will struggle without Andrei Markov What’s the effect of Staal’s injury on Penguins? Gorges says don’t blame Halak for Game 1 loss Jordan Staal out indefinitely with…

  11. Canadiens take lead 2-1 after strong 2nd period

    May 2, 2010, 3:52 PM EDT

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    Game 2, End of 2: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens Penguins win series 1-0 In the first period, it felt as though the Penguins might be playing with fire. While dominating the play on the ice in the first period, they failed to cash in on several early chances and allowed the Habs to tie…

  12. Canadiens hanging on, tied 1-1 at 1st intermission

    May 2, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT

    If you watched the first period against between the Penguins and the Habs, you probably came away thinking that Pittsburgh dominated and should have had a nice lead over the Canadiens. Yet after 20 minutes, it’s tied 1-1 after Brian Gionta’s late period goal negated the strong play by the Penguins. Until that point, the…

  13. Bruins: Marco Sturm officially out for playoffs

    May 2, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    We don’t have another Jordan Staal situation on our hands, as last night’s reports that Marco Sturm is out for the playoffs have been verified by the Bruins coach Claude Julien. Per the team’s Twitter page: “Marco (Sturm) suffered a knee injury that will keep him out the rest of the year.” While the actual…

  14. It's official: Jaroslav Halak to start vs. Penguins

    May 2, 2010, 12:19 PM EDT

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    Canadiens head coach Jacques Martin has said this afternoon that Jaroslav Halak will get the start today against the Pittsburgh Penguins. After the obviously tired and worn down Halak was shelled for five goals on Friday, there was some thought that the Habs would go with Carey Price in goal. It was a plan that…

  15. Habs will struggle without Andrei Markov

    May 2, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens 2:00 p.m. EDT, 2 May, 2010 Live on NBC Don’t forget, we’ll have a live chat during the game on Pro Hockey Talk at 1:45 p.m. EDT. While the Pittsburgh Penguins are dealing with an injury of their own, the Canadiens are going to have to try to find some…

  16. What's the effect of Staal's injury on Penguins?

    May 2, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens2:00 p.m. EDT, 2 May, 2010Live on NBC Don’t forget, we’ll have a live chat during the game on Pro Hockey Talk at 1:45 p.m. EDT. While the exact timeframe surrounding the eventual return of Jordan Staal is unknown — no matter what coach Dan Bylsma may say — we do…

  17. Don't count on a Lidstrom retirement this year

    May 2, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

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    As we approach the inevitable end to the season for the Detroit Red Wings, questions about the future of Tomas Holmstrom and Nicklas Lidstrom are going to keep coming up. Detroit GM Ken Holland has gone on record as saying that the team will do everything possible to retain their prized veteran free agents, and…

  18. 2010 NHL playoffs: Save of the Night

    May 2, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Brian Boucher did his best to hold off the Boston Bruins onslaught, especially with this series of incredible saves in the opening minutes of overtime.

  19. 2010 NHL playoffs: Goal of the Night

    May 2, 2010, 9:03 AM EDT

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    Only Hollywood could have scripted a better ending.

  20. General Manager of the Year award coming soon

    May 2, 2010, 12:30 AM EDT

    Get your “Fire Glen Sather” jokes ready, because the NHL might introduce an annual award for the league’s best general manager, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. The first annual General Manager Award will indeed see the light of day this year. You may remember this was Brian Burke’s idea a few years back and, finally, after…

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