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  1. Wojtek Wolski makes it 2-1 Coyotes

    Apr 18, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

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    Wojtek Wolski: difficult to spell, harder to stop. He came to Phoenix via a trade to Colorado and it seems as if both players (him and Peter Mueller, who was great before he suffered a head injury thanks to a Rob Blake hit) are benefiting from the change of scenery. Wolski scored a go-ahead goal…

  2. Jordan Leopold out for game 4, possibly longer?

    Apr 18, 2010, 4:32 PM EDT

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    The Pittsburgh Penguins could potentially be without defenseman Jordan Leopold for a significant amount of time, as it was reported today that Leopold had not made the trip to Ottawa and would not be available for game 4 on Tuesday night between the Penguins and Senators. He’s still being evaluated for his concussion, which is…

  3. Filppula ties it on the PP, 1-1

    Apr 18, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT

    The Red Wings have certainly responded after the opening-minute goal by the Coyotes, and have been placing to steadily increasing pressure on the Coyotes as the first period has progressed. It paid off when Valterri Filppula snuck a rebound shot short side on Bryzgalov on the power play. Ilya Bryzgalov has looked a bit shaky…

  4. Sami Lepisto gives Phoenix early 1-0 lead

    Apr 18, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Wow, that was fast. Last time NBC covered a Red Wings game, you could barely sit down before Chris Osgood allowed a Dan Carcillo goal. This time around, the goalie was Jimmy Howard but that hardly seemed to matter. Sami Lepisto scored the goal as there was a mad scramble in front of Howard. The…

  5. What they're saying about Phoenix-Detroit

    Apr 18, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    The Red Wings-Coyotes series has been among the best of the playoffs so far, no doubt about it. NBC is carrying the series’ debut in the Motor City at 3:00 pm ET today. To get you revved up, we’re providing plenty of coverage, a live chat during the game and more. If your appetites are…

  6. Will 'nice guy' Shane Doan finish first, for once?

    Apr 18, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    NBC Playoff Coverage Game 3: Phoenix Coyotes at Detroit Red Wings, series tied 1-1 Live on NBC at 3:00 PM ET Often sportswriters will decry a younger athlete’s “lack of effort” and say that they’re guilty of assuming that they’ll be in a championship situation every year. I wonder how that kind of talk would…

  7. Retirement for Nicklas Lidstrom, Tomas Holmstrom?

    Apr 18, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    NBC Playoff Coverage Game 3: Phoenix Coyotes at Detroit Red Wings, Series tied 1-1 Live on NBC at 3:00 PM ET It didn’t really hit me until today, but really, the Detroit Red Wings are a salary cap puzzle after this season. For instance: they only have six forwards (currently playing) under contract next season;…

  8. Who could be the Flyers' 10-11 goalie?

    Apr 18, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

    Brian Boucher has been a nice story in this year’s playoffs so far, but it doesn’t camouflage the fact that the Philadelphia Flyers need stability – or really, credibility – in net. Too many years they’ve allowed their goalie position to be an Unsolved Mystery. Far too many times I’m able to trot out my “Philadelphia is…

  9. So far, every playoff night holds its own trend

    Apr 18, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Is it me, or are quite a few of these playoff nights fitting together into neat little themes? Seriously, it’s kind of spooky that each night of the playoffs almost follow some pre-ordained script. Take a look. Wednesday, Day 1: Upsets On the first day of the playoffs, it was all about underdogs. You can…

  10. 2010 NHL playoffs: Save of the Night

    Apr 18, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

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    Way to use your head.

  11. 2010 NHL playoffs: Goal of the Night

    Apr 18, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    31 seconds into overtime. Some nifty stick work. One insanely wicked shot. Hat trick. Win.

  12. Backstrom's hat trick lifts Capitals in OT, 6-5

    Apr 17, 2010, 9:53 PM EDT

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    It took just 31 seconds, but the Washington Capitals completed one incredible comeback after Nicklas Backstrom’s goal in overtime tied the series 1-1. It was the first playoff hat trick of Backstrom’s young career, and it was a howitzer of a shot over Halak’s shoulder. Halak has slowly been losing his confidence in net, and…

  13. Game 2: End of 3 – Carlson's goal sends us to OT

    Apr 17, 2010, 9:40 PM EDT

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    John Carlson is well on his way to being a playoff hero for the Capitals —  I’m going to go ahead and put him in that category. Carlson’s goal on a delayed penalty with 1:22 remaining put that cap on furious third period comeback by the Capitals, in which they were able to finally tie…

  14. No update on Vanek, may travel to Boston

    Apr 17, 2010, 9:16 PM EDT

    The Buffalo Sabres are hopeful that Thomas Vanek’s ‘lower body injury’ isn’t serious, after he left Saturday’s game against the Bruins late in the first period after crashing hard into the boards. It’s not just the injury the Sabres will be unhappy about, it’s the slash by Johnny Boychuck that has the team and fans…

  15. Game 2: End of 2 – Caps stunned, down 4-2

    Apr 17, 2010, 8:33 PM EDT

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    It was almost disaster for the Capitals in the second period, but a late surge has the momentum swinging in their favor and they’ll be on the power play to start the third period. That being said, for the first 18 minutes of the period the Habs were taking the perfect approach to stopping the…

  16. Game 2: Theodore pulled, Habs lead 2-1

    Apr 17, 2010, 7:52 PM EDT

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    Jose Theodore lasted just 7:58 in the first period tonight against the Canadiens, after allowing two goals on the first two shots he faced. Bruce Boudreau, seeing his team outplaying the Habs but facing an early 2-0 deficit, turned to backup Semyon Varlamov to stop the bleeding. This was reminiscent of last season’s first round…

  17. NBC Video: Boston-Buffalo highlights

    Apr 17, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

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  18. St. Louis Blues' most frustrating player

    Apr 17, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

    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…

  19. NBC Video: Keys to Bruins' win

    Apr 17, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

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