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  1. Matt Cooke, Penguins force overtime

    Apr 24, 2010, 9:55 PM EDT

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    With two goals in the third period, the Pittsburgh Penguins tied the Ottawa Senators to send Game 6 into overtime. It’s been an odd game so far as each period had a goal (or should I say, non-goal) that caused controversy. The first period saw a Penguins non-goal as Pascal Leclaire’s black pads made it…

  2. NHL announces start times for Chi-Nas Game 6, possible Col-SJ Game 7

    Apr 24, 2010, 8:50 PM EDT

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    The NHL announced the start times for Game 6 of Chicago at Nashville (the Blackhawks lead that series 3-2) and, if necessary, Game 7 of Colorado at San Jose (the Sharks lead the series 3-2). Here’s the word from a league press release. Starting times have been assigned to two games on the 2010 NHL…

  3. NBC Video: Duncan Keith interview

    Apr 24, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

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  4. Sidney Crosby avoids injury scare, Sens up 2-0

    Apr 24, 2010, 8:18 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby was shaken up after falling into Pascal Leclaire early in the second period. Anton Volchenkov pushed Crosby into his goalie and Crosby seemed to hurt his wrist. It’s unclear if he suffered a cut or just fell awkwardly on his hand. Reports from sources including Scott Burnside indicate that Crosby is at least…

  5. Ottawa Senators take 1-0 lead in first period

    Apr 24, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

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    The Ottawa Senators began the game with such a burst I couldn’t help but ask: “Are the Penguins receiving a visit from The Ghost of Keith Primeau?”* Ottawa Senators 1, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 Penguins lead series 3-2 For newer hockey fans (or those with hazy memories), then-Flyers forward Primeau scored an overtime game winning goal…

  6. NBC Video: 'Big Game' Patrick Kane

    Apr 24, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Who knew just how appropriate this video would be?  

  7. Video: Marian Hossa's hit on Dan Hamhuis

    Apr 24, 2010, 6:59 PM EDT

    So, here’s video of what will probably be the next hit of great debate. What’s your take: is it dirty or not? Let us know if you think it was dirty, not dirty or even suspension-worthy in the comments.  

  8. Hossa, Kane go from goats to heroes in Chicago's OT win

    Apr 24, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Sports writers love to talk about teams or players being “haunted” by a mistake. Sometimes it’s a single gaffe that tarnishes a great player’s legacy (see: Buckner, Bill). Other times it could be a questionable call by a referee or an epic brain fart. Still, few five-minute powerplays will ever leave its beneficiaries as cold…

  9. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators Live Chat

    Apr 24, 2010, 5:47 PM EDT

    We’ll start the chat right around 3 p.m., in the meantime here is some reading material while you get ready for today’s big game. Goaltending key to pivotal Game 5 Nashville injury update: Tootoo ok, Hornqvist questionable Also, follow along with the best players with NBC’s Star Cam. <a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=f7a7647ce1″ >Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators…

  10. Kane sends it to OT, Hossa gets 5 minute major

    Apr 24, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Maybe Patrick Kane gained some last minute heroism through Zach Parise osmosis. The American-born winger scored a goal when the Blackhawks needed it the most, tying the game 5-5 with about 14 seconds left. The situation looked dire for the Blackhawks in the final minute. Marian Hossa pushed Predators defenseman at the exact worst moment,…

  11. Martin Erat's two goals give Predators 4-3 lead

    Apr 24, 2010, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Martin Erat silenced the once-booming United Center with two goals as the Nashville Predators administered the rope-a-dope on a stunned Chicago Blackhawks team. As of this writing, the Predators are up 4-3 with about 5:30 left in the third period. Mental mistakes continue to beguile Chicago. A powerplay turnover lead to a Joel Ward shorthanded…

  12. Penalties galore: Hawks hanging onto 3-2 lead after 2

    Apr 24, 2010, 4:56 PM EDT

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    By all intents and purposes, this game should be over. Yet here we are, still a one goal game and somehow the Predators find themselves down just one goal after 40 minutes of play. After a penalty-free first period, the referees decided they needed to make up for lost time. Calling anything minor transgression they…

  13. Hawks lead Predators 2-1 at 1st intermission

    Apr 24, 2010, 4:02 PM EDT

    If the Predators hoped to continue to keep up with the Blackhawks in this series, with a great chance to take a surprising 3-2 series lead, they’d need to avoid getting in a run and gun contest with one of the NHL’s best offenses. Unfortunately in the first period, the Predators weren’t able to follow…

  14. Afinogenov surprises Georgia beer league

    Apr 24, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Taking a break from the facial injuries news, the New Jersey Devils obituaries, and the intriguing yet perplexing personnel moves of the Edmonton Oilers, we have one of those fun and uplifting stories that you can only find once the season is over. Some beer league hockey players in Georgia were surprised last week when…

  15. Nashville injury update: Tootoo ok, Hornqvist questionable

    Apr 24, 2010, 1:44 PM EDT

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    Expect Jordin Tootoo to be on the ice for the Predators today against the Blackhawks, but we’ll have to wait until just before game time to know if leading scorer Patric Hornqvist will be available. Tootoo received 45 stitches and required some plastic surgery to repair a facial injury after a taking a puck off…

  16. Blackhawks vs. Predators: Goaltending key to pivotal Game 5

    Apr 24, 2010, 12:54 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators3:00 p.m. EDT, April 24, 2010Live on NBC Before the playoff series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators began, you just had a feeling that this would be a drawn out affair. The Predators used great goaltending and a patient approach to be successful during the season, a style of…

  17. 2010 NHL playoffs: Friday's hightlights

    Apr 24, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Highlights from Friday night’s action:  

  18. Lindy Ruff on Chara's penalty: "It's stupid to do."

    Apr 24, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Thanks to Craig Custance of Sporting News, we’re getting a better feel for just what happened at the end of the Sabres and Bruins game and exactly what led the NHL to decide to rescind the instigator penalty handed out to Zdeno Chara. Since Chara’s outrage was sparked by a slash on the back of…

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