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  1. A fond farewell for Mike Modano

    Apr 10, 2010, 11:59 PM EDT

    I can think of no better way for the greatest American player in NHL history to end such a great career. After providing some incredible magic two nights ago in Dallas, Modano went back to the place where his career began: Minnesota. The fans there were just as warm, receptive and uplifted as the Stars…

  2. Habs' OT loss sets up big game for Flyers & Rangers

    Apr 10, 2010, 11:37 PM EDT

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    It’s not the way the Montreal Canadiens drew it up, but the Habs are headed to the playoffs after earning a point in tonight’s overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Canadiens have won just three times in their past ten games, but were able back into the playoffs thanks to earning nine of…

  3. Atlanta coach sounds off on Crosby and Cooke

    Apr 10, 2010, 10:59 PM EDT

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    Tonight’s season finale for the Atlanta Thrashers became a bit chippy, as the Penguins seemed to take exception to Atlanta’s physical play (although the Penguins outhit the Thrashers 19-5). Things also seemed to get all the more testy when the Thrashers laid a couple of hits on superstar Sidney Crosby. This seemed to lead to…

  4. Race for the Rocket: Stamkos ties Ovechkin with 50th goal

    Apr 10, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin: 50 goals, one game remaining Steven Stamkos: 50 goals, one game remaining Sidney Crosby: 49 goals, one game remaining Steven Stamkos scored twice tonight against the Florida Panthers, doing just about what I expected as he put up 10 shots on goal, and also was able to get an assist as well. Here’s…

  5. Boston College wins national championship

    Apr 10, 2010, 9:54 PM EDT

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    Both Wisconsin and Boston College came into the National Championship game as top seeds in the tournament and both more than looked the part in crushing their opponents in the semifinals, but it was Boston College that proved they were the most difficult and dangerous team of them all after crushing Wisconsin 5-0 to win…

  6. Darryl and Brent Sutter don't talk, need 'referee'

    Apr 10, 2010, 9:42 PM EDT

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    Eric Francis of the Ottawa Sun has some interesting notes tonight from a Calgary Flames staffer who has come forward to shed some light on the front office situation in Calgary. “Darryl and Brent don’t even talk,” said the staffer. “It’s so dysfunctional. Darryl has been in the league as a respected player, coach and…

  7. Evander Kane destroys Matt Cooke with one punch

    Apr 10, 2010, 8:49 PM EDT

    I’m not one who specifically believes in karma, but it does seem that things sometimes just have a way of working themselves out. Ever since Matt Cooke escaped penalty and suspension for ending Marc Savard’s season, it seems fans have just been waiting for when the rest of the NHL gets their payback. Especially since…

  8. Video: Boston Bruins clinch playoff berth

    Apr 10, 2010, 7:57 PM EDT

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    The Boston Bruins became the first team to ever score three short-handed goals on one penalty kill today, in a great win over the Carolina Hurricanes to clinch a playoff berth. Here’s the video of the amazing sequence.

  9. Modano's final game could come in Minnesota

    Apr 10, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    It’s fitting that Mike Modano may be playing his final NHL game tonight where it all began, in Minnesota as the Dallas Stars take on the Wild in the final game of the season. As I stated on Thursday, I’m not going to go over his great career in detail just yet as there is…

  10. 2010 NHL playoffs: Eastern Conference seedings update

    Apr 10, 2010, 6:38 PM EDT

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    Here’s the latest Eastern Conference standings, as three teams fight for two playoff spots. There is still some very important seeding to be figured, on top of the battle for the bottom two playoff spots. The New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins are locked in a fight for the Atlantic division title, and while the…

  11. 2010 NHL playoffs: Western Conference seeding update

    Apr 10, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Here’s the latest Western Conference standings, with Los Angeles currently losing to Edmonton as I type this. Every team has clinched a playoff spot, but there is still some jockeying to be done as far as playoff positioning goes. After the jump, the remaining game and seeding possibilities for each team:

  12. The Masterton Trophy nominees update

    Apr 10, 2010, 5:02 PM EDT

    Thanks to James Mirtle over at the Globe and Mail, we have a running tally over each team’s nominee for the Masterton Trophy, given to the player who displays “qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” Here are the nominees that we have so far: Anaheim: Teemu Selanne Atlanta: Jim Slater Boston: Mark Recchi…

  13. Boston Bruins clinch playoffs, break SHG record

    Apr 10, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Give the Boston Bruins credit. They clinched a playoff berth with their spirited 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, salvaging a season that almost seemed to test the limits of Murphy’s Law. I guess it makes sense, then, that the team won on the strength of breaking an odd record. Stanley Cup of Chowder notes that…

  14. Brian Burke's folly: The Toronto Maple Leafs

    Apr 10, 2010, 3:40 PM EDT

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    James Mirtle wrote a nice piece on the Toronto Maple Leafs, spotlighting the five biggest mistakes that Brian Burke has made in his 500+ days as the team’s general manager. Let me be honest, though – there’s plenty of other mistakes to choose from. The biggest error was trading those crucial draft picks (a first and…

  15. Playoff Update: What can be decided tonight

    Apr 10, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at today’s playoff clinching/seeding opportunities. NHL.com provided the rundown. Western Conference 1. If the San Jose Sharks lose in regulation tonight, the Blackhawks would clinch the West’s #1 seed. Eastern Conference The New Jersey Devils would clinch the Atlantic division with a win over the New York Islanders and a Penguins’ regulation…

  16. Columbus Blue Jackets' source of frustration

    Apr 10, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT

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    Every now and then, Pro Hockey Talk will ask for insight from some of the best team bloggers out there. For this feature, we asked a simple question: “Who is your team’s most frustrating player?” Just for fun, I decided to throw my guess in the hat, too. First, here is my guess for the…

  17. NHL Network's top 5 games of 09-10

    Apr 10, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    NHL Network has been putting together some end-of-the-year lists this week and while we might not agree with every choice, they still provide plenty of hockey video fun. This one features their top 5 games of the year.

  18. Saves of the Night: Lundqvist and Boucher

    Apr 10, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Friday night featured a huge Philadelphia Flyers – New York Rangers game in which both goalies showed up to work. The first Save of the Night was made by beleaguered Flyers goalie Brian Boucher. Sure, he had to make this save because of a big mistake, but sometimes you just have to sit back and admire…

  19. Torn ACL ends Alex Kovalev's year

    Apr 10, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Bad news for the Ottawa Senators (although some who consider him particularly frustrating might sarcastically say it’s good news): Alex Kovalev will not return for the playoffs after tearing his ACL. The news comes from the Habs Inside/Out Twitter feed. Kovalev has – for better and often for worse – delivered as advertised this season. He…

  20. Poll: Who should win the Calder Trophy?

    Apr 10, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

    We’re taking a look at the big individual trophy debates this week, with glances at the Hart, Norris and Calder races in particular. But don’t just take our many words for it. We want to know what you think as well. Who do you think should win the Calder Trophy? First, here is each “The…

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