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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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:

  8. 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.

  9. 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, 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Gary Bettman not pleased with conspiracy talk

    Apr 22, 2010, 12:02 AM EDT

    Dave Lozo of 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…

  12. Video: Alex Ovechkin and a Habs kid

    Apr 21, 2010, 10:45 PM EDT

    [Update: I’ve updated the headline, since a number of our readers feel I was just grasping for a story that’s not there. We’re not grasping for anything, or trying to make anything more of what it is. It’s an interesting moment, to us, before the Capitals and Canadiens game where Ovechkin likely inadvertently sprayed one…

  13. Habs melt down as Capitals keep rolling

    Apr 21, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Remember a couple of days ago when we were lamenting how Alex Ovechkin was feeling the pressure, how the Caps looked unprepared for the playoffs and how it seemed the Canadiens could actually have a chance at pulling off a monster upset? Well, let’s just end that talk here and now. The Montreal Canadiens have…

  14. Sedins to play on penalty kill unit vs. Kings

    Apr 21, 2010, 9:29 PM EDT

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    At the Vancouver Canucks realize that what’s costing them wins in the playoffs isn’t some conspiracy, but some horrible execution in a number of key areas. Vancouver will be going with Roberto Luongo in net, so they haven’t exactly addressed that problem. But the absurdly bad penalty killing, in which the the Kings have scored…

  15. Former Wild assistant GM speaks

    Apr 21, 2010, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Michael Russo has some interesting quotes from former Minnesota Wild assistant GM Tommy Thompson, as he finishes up one last scouting trip overseas. The Wild are under pressure to improve after a mediocre season and years of ‘building’ an underwhelming prospect system. In the interview, Thompson says that he would not have been returning next…

  16. Bryan Elliott hopeful for one more shot

    Apr 21, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    You have to feel for Brian Elliott. He almost saved the Senators’ season by himself, giving the team stability in net when they needed it the most. Taking over full time for Pascal Leclaire, Eilliott was the defacto goaltender for the Senators as they headed into the postseason series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now, after…

  17. Canucks players speak about NHL 'conspiracy'

    Apr 21, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    Like I said yesterday, this conspiracy talk in the NHL isn’t going away anytime soon, and if the Canucks lose this first round series it will just keep heating up. I will say this, and it’s something that one of my good friends brought up yesterday, that if the NHL is conspiring against the Canucks…

  18. Maple Leafs land European goalie Jussi Rynnas

    Apr 21, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

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    For the second straight year, the Toronto Maple Leafs landed the European Goalie Du Jour. Last year it was Jonas “The Monster” Gustavsson, this year it’s Finnish goalie Jussi Rynnas according to Maple Leafs bloggers Pension Plan Puppets. The blog had one of its community members translate an article about the goalie. Jussi Rynnas, who attracted NHL…

  19. Simon Gagne, Jeff Carter both need surgery

    Apr 21, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

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    I already mentioned the fact that Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne are suffering from foot injuries, but it turns out that the situations are severe enough that both will need surgery on Friday according to TSN. Simon Gagne and Jeff Carter both suffered foot injuries in the contest, and both will have surgery on Friday. According…

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