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  1. Flyers win, Devils banished to playoff underworld

    Apr 22, 2010, 9:48 PM EDT

    In a series that was overwrought with questionable, often overburdening, officiating to both teams,  the Philadelphia Flyers finished off the New Jersey Devils in five games, defeating them tonight 3-0. For Brian Boucher it was his second career shutout and his first in ten seasons, last doing it against the Buffalo Sabres in 2000. The…

  2. 2010 NHL playoffs: Replay magic and Devils down

    Apr 22, 2010, 9:01 PM EDT

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    Keeping you updated on tonight’s desperation Game 5 action, it wouldn’t be the playoffs without a little more goal controversy, right? That’s just what we’ve got in Pittsburgh as the Pens Chris Kunitz’s shot at 18:34 that went past goaltender Pascal Leclaire was initially ruled to not be a goal because the net had come…

  3. 2010 NHL playoffs: Game 5 desperation night

    Apr 22, 2010, 7:57 PM EDT

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    Both the Ottawa Senators and the New Jersey Devils enter their respective Game 5s tonight with their seasons on the line and how each team has come out may prove to be a sign of things to come tonight. As has been usual in the Devils series with the Philadelphia Flyers, the officiating has been…

  4. Savard cleared for light contact

    Apr 22, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    According to James Murphy at NESN, injured Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard has been cleared to practice with light contact. “I’ll start off with morning skate, and stay on and do some more stuff,” Savard told the media after an informal skate with several teammates on Thursday. “I’ll start there and gradually build up from…

  5. Dominik Hasek wins Czech league title at age 45

    Apr 22, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Even at the far-from-tender age of 45, Dominik Hasek showed that he can still be “The Dominator.” Hasek helped lead his hometown Czech league club HC Pardubice to the Czech league title according to The Associated Press. Pardubice beat HC Vitkovice 3-2 in overtime in Ostrava on Thursday to sweep the finals 4-0. Hasek came out…

  6. Quick hits: Savard, Doan and more injury updates

    Apr 22, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

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    There’s a lot of miscellaneous injury tidbits roaming the Internet today, so let’s take a look at a big chunk of them in quick hits fashion. Shane Doan is “questionable” for Game 5 back in Phoenix against Detroit. He will be a game-time decision on Friday. (source: Arizona Republic) After passing the baseline concussion-related testing, Marc…

  7. Brian Campbell game-time decision for Blackhawks

    Apr 22, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    With the Chicago Blackhawks largely snake-bitten in two of their three games against seventh-seed Nashville, word that Brian Campbell’s return being on the horizon must be welcome news for the offensively challenged team. Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago has the report. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell is listed as a game-time decision Thursday for Game 4…

  8. Joe Thornton: Goat or scapegoat?

    Apr 22, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

    One of my general rules of life when it comes to less-than-concrete debates is “the truth is somewhere in the middle.” A great example of this logic comes in the case of Joe Thornton’s playoff “choking.” On one hand, I think that he’s the victim of circumstance and his numbers aren’t that bad. Then again, there…

  9. Can the Devils, Senators come back from 3-1?

    Apr 22, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Tonight could the night that the first two teams (the New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators) get the boot from this year’s playoffs. Historically, a 3-1 deficit is certainly quite the mountain to climb, although many will note that there are active New Jersey Devils players who were part of that series in which Scott…

  10. Pascal Leclaire to start Game 5 for Senators

    Apr 22, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The Ottawa Senators will start should-be No. 1 goalie Pascal Leclaire over their actual No. 1 Brian Elliott tonight as the team tries to fight off elimination at Mellon Arena. It’s pretty difficult to look at this as anything but a band-aid solution for the wobbling Senators (and it’s not as if Leclaire was that…

  11. Myers, Duchene, Howard named Calder finalists

    Apr 22, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT

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    NHL live announced the Calder Trophy candidates today and they’re not too surprising: Matt Duchene, Tyler Myers and Jimmy Howard are the final three. Around the end of the regular season, we shared our “Case for …” posts for all three candidates. Here’s a link to our arguments for each one. The Case for Tyler…

  12. Thoughts on Moscow Dynamo's likely demise

    Apr 22, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    With the reality of a highly likely dissolution of the historic Russian hockey team Moscow Dynamo setting in more with each passing day, the stories are starting to pour in. TSN recently spoke with Puck Daddy’s Dmitry Chesknokov – the person who broke the news – in a feature today. This excerpt gives some perspective on the impact…

  13. Making sense of the Sedin twins' stardom

    Apr 22, 2010, 11:35 AM EDT

    I’ve always had an odd “relationship” with Henrik and Daniel Sedin (there was a point, by the way, when some might have placed Daniel’s name first and – you never know – that day might come again). I mean, seriously, I named a blog after the twins and I’m not even a Vancouver Canucks fan.…

  14. Alex Ovechkin/kid video: An amusing accident, that's all

    Apr 22, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    For the most part, I’m amused by the creativity of conspiracy theories and the surprising sensitivity fan bases exhibit, especially considering the often barbaric violence featured in this sport. That being said, there are moments when the persecution complex rears its tedious, ugly head. Last night, Brandon posted the video of Alex Ovechkin accidentally giving the poor…

  15. 2010 NHL playoffs: Miller and Rask amaze in OT

    Apr 22, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    This was by far the most entertaining overtime of the playoffs so far, and it was the first to go to double-OT. Mostly thanks to these two:

  16. 2010 NHL playoffs: Goal(s) of the Night

    Apr 22, 2010, 8:35 AM EDT

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    I couldn’t decide between Alex Ovechkin and Henrik Sedin…so I just included them both.

  17. Bettman and the media go toe to toe

    Apr 22, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

    Last night we shared some thoughts from Gary Bettman as quoted by Dave Lozo of NHL.com, that came from a press conference held before last night’s Kings and Canucks game. It turns out, as expected, we didn’t exactly get the full story of what went down. Turns out there was some back and forth between…

  18. Laperriere received 60-70 stitches

    Apr 22, 2010, 12:06 AM EDT

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    Earlier tonight we reported to you that Ian Laperriere left tonight’s Flyers-Devils Game 5 after blocking a shot with his face. The puck hit him in the eyebrow and it was reported that he had to get between 60 and 70 stitches to close up the gash. To call Ian Laperriere a tough guy is…

  19. Gary Bettman not pleased with conspiracy talk

    Apr 22, 2010, 12:02 AM EDT

    Dave Lozo of NHL.com has a lengthy interview with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman up, in which he speaks on ‘conspiracies’ that have invaded the talk around hockey and about a possible Winter Classic in Los Angeles. “It was determined it was kicked in,” Bettman said of the ruling. When asked about the seven-minute review, he…

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