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  1. Capitals tie game 1-1

    Apr 15, 2010, 7:42 PM EDT

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    Jaroslav Halak was looking awfully sharp, keeping Montreal in a game despite the team being outplayed. Joe Corvo scored what almost seemed like an inevitable goal from the point as Halak was screened by Jason Chimera. There’s a chance that it might have been deflected, but from the looks of things I believe it was…

  2. Cammalleri gives Habs 1-0 lead

    Apr 15, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT

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    Michael Cammalleri took advantage of a bad crosschecking penalty by Nicklas Backstrom with a nice powerplay goal. Tom Poti coughed up the puck in his own zone and the Habs made some amazing passes to set up the tally on the man advantage. The Capitals are now on the powerplay, so that lead could end…

  3. Vanek gives Buffalo early lead 1-0, Was-MTL scoreless

    Apr 15, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Thomas Vanek has been hot to end the season and he kept that streak going with a nice goal early in the first period for the Buffalo Sabres. Derek Roy set him up in the slot as the Sabres cashed in on a nice opportunity. Buffalo is looking pretty good so far and this game…

  4. Expect regular updates of tonight's games

    Apr 15, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

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    Just a quick note: while I cannot guarantee that every goal will be updated, that’s my goal. For tonight, at least. The NHL’s slate of three games (with only two in conflicting time slots, provided an epic overtime doesn’t take place) allows Pro Hockey Talk to keep an eye on each game. So, if you’re stuck…

  5. Can the Capitals dodge the neutral zone trap?

    Apr 15, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Going into tonight’s Montreal Canadiens-Washington Capitals contest, my basic question has been “How – in the world – do people expect the Canadiens to stick with the Capitals?” Mike Chen of From the Rink might turn that question on its head, though, as he discussed what it takes to break through a neutral zone trap. Last…

  6. Steven Stamkos tops Canadian 2010 WC roster

    Apr 15, 2010, 5:50 PM EDT

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    A few moments ago, I discussed the 12 players that Team USA named for the upcoming 2010 IIHF World Championships. Not to be outdone, Team Canada  TSN’s Darren Dreger discussed the roster Mark Messier put together, with names including Rocket Richard Trophy co-winner Steven Stamkos. Apparently the team “has as many as 15 confirmed players.” Dreger…

  7. Kyle Okposo headlines Team USA WC roster

    Apr 15, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT

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    I think the comparison I made in March holds true: the 2010 IIHF World Championships are to NCAA Basketball’s NIT as the Stanley Cup playoffs are to March Madness. That being said, it’s still a chance to see players forgo yacht and sun bathing time to play just a little more hockey. Team USA named…

  8. Pucktales: The Oilers' plan for success

    Apr 15, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

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    The Edmonton Oilers almost seemed ecstatic at getting the top pick in the draft. I’m sure they’re happy to have a chance at Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin, but you would think they’d want to actually win. Steve Tambellini was way, way too happy at the draft lottery. That is…until we secured a copy of…

  9. Flyers not happy with performance in game one

    Apr 15, 2010, 4:04 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers, entering the postseason with so many questions, could become an incredible storyline to follow. After winning game won in New Jersey, the Flyers showed that making the playoffs was far from a fluke, even if they are one heck of a shorthanded team. Even though it was a great win, the Flyers…

  10. 2010 NHL playoffs: Capitals start Cup run tonight

    Apr 15, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    I’m just going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing we don’t see the amount of upsets we witnessed last night. (1) Washington Capitals vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens – 7:00 p.m. EDT (Versus, TSN, RDS) Series – 0-0 The Capitals launch into their playoff campaign against a team that didn’t so much as back…

  11. Capitals coach fires back at the media

    Apr 15, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

    The Washington Capitals are fascinating. This is a team that dominated the NHL all season long, has the most exciting and perhaps the most talented player in hockey, and yet has maintained a sense all season long that they are being disrespected at every turn. Their “us against the world” mentality starts at the very…

  12. Milan Michalek out for season with torn ACL

    Apr 15, 2010, 2:03 PM EDT

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    The Ottawa Senators will lose a key piece of their team for the remainder of the season, with Milan Michalek tearing his ACL last night during the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He had been playing with a partially torn ACL, suffered on March 18. He returned for the final two games of the…

  13. Travis Hair talks about the Coyotes, the fans, and snakes

    Apr 15, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Travis Hair, the managing editor of Five For Howling, has lived through the frustration of being a Phoenix Coyotes fan. He’s been a devout fan through it all, and I know just how much he suffered through all the troubles last summer. He seemingly took it personally, as his team was fought over in court…

  14. Sabres lose Jochen Hecht for "weeks" after surgery

    Apr 15, 2010, 12:23 PM EDT

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    The Buffalo Sabres will be without center Jochen Hecht for the season, unless the Sabres are able to make it to the Stanley Cup finals. After having minor surgery on his left pinkie last week, will be for weeks after having another surgery this week after sustaining more damage to the finger. From John Vogl…

  15. Leafs sign Jonas Gustavsson to 2-year extension

    Apr 15, 2010, 11:32 AM EDT

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    The Toronto Maple Leafs are hopeful they have solved their goaltending issues, as their early season struggles can be tied almost directly to the horrid goaltending they received. After a one season “tryout” period, the Brian Burke has decided to give Jonas Gustavsson the chance to secure the full-time starter’s role and have given the…

  16. 2010 NHL playoffs: Game one highlights

    Apr 15, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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  17. Assist of the Night: Sidney Crosby's no-look pass

    Apr 15, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    It’s only appropriate to have an Assist of the Night when a special pass happens. This is one of those cases. Sidney Crosby haters beware because his no-look pass to set up Alex Goligoski was a thing of genius. Seriously, does he have spider sense or something? (Or at least Spider-Man bed sheets?) Ultimately the…

  18. A calm Ovechkin is a dangerous Ovechkin

    Apr 15, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins had their shot last night. Tonight, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals begin their quest to silence the doubters and take off on what they hope to be a two-month journey to the Stanley Cup finals. Leading them is Alex Ovechkin, perhaps the most skilled player in the NHL.…

  19. Save of the Night: Brian Boucher

    Apr 15, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Who would have thought the save of the night would belong to Brian Boucher, on the same night that Evgeni Nabokov, Martin Brodeur, Jimmy Howard and Craig Anderson all played. Not I, for one.

  20. Goal of the Night: Derek Morris

    Apr 15, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    The game winning goal for the Coyotes, with Derek Morris staring down Jimmy Howard. One on one, and with just a rocket of a shot.

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