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  1. NHL Playoffs, Flyers vs. Canadiens, Game 4: Fun with numbers

    May 22, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

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    We’ve had some nice coverage of today’s upcoming Flyers-Canadiens tilt. Here’s the game preview and a story about the so-far-huge effect of home ice advantage on the series. To give you a little more information going into the game, I thought I’d throw some math at you. Some are simple but some are a little…

  2. NHL Playoffs, Blackhawks vs. Sharks, Game 3: Thornton, Ladd get physical

    May 22, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    During the annual summer Joe Thornton bashing bloc party, one of the common critiques unleashed on the giant playmaker is that he plays soft for his size. Particularly, they say, during the playoffs. Here are a couple videos showing that he – along with his enemy in these cases, Andrew Ladd – is far from…

  3. NHL Playoffs, Blackhawks vs. Sharks, Game 3: Video of Bolland, Byfuglien's big goals

    May 22, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Some might forget that – justifiably lost in the Sharks’ heartbreaking Game 3 defeating – Patrick Marleau was nearly a hero by scoring the teams’ two goals. The reason many will forget that is simple: the Blackhawks won the game in overtime and took a deflating 3-0 series lead. Two of the biggest factors in…

  4. NHL Playoffs, Flyers vs. Canadiens, Game 4: Both teams enjoy big home ice advantage

    May 22, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    In Philadelphia, they have those heart-clogging cheesesteaks, the vague yet ever-present threat of batteries/vandalism and the undeniable “spirit” of potential hooliganism. Meanwhile, Montreal provides poutine, an outrageously raucous crowd, the ghosts* of Guy Lafleur, Ken Dryden and Jean Beliveau alongside their well-known tendency to riot after games. Both crowds are prone to chant “Ole!” although one…

  5. 2010 IIHF World Championships: Live stream for Russia-Germany, Czechs stun Swedes

    May 22, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

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    On one side, you have the angry and loaded Alex Ovechkin-fueled Russian team looking to make amends for a year full of disappointment (both during international play and in the NHL playoffs). Facing them is an upstart German squad that will certainly gain a home ice advantage from playing in the host country (more on…

  6. NHL Playoffs, Flyers vs. Canadiens, Game 4 preview: Did Montreal regain its swagger?

    May 22, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Flyers at Montreal Canadiens, Game 4 (preview) Flyers lead series 2-1 Live on NBC at 3PM ET Let there be no doubt which team needed to win Game 3 more in this Flyers-Canadiens series. Shots on goal advantages may not always tell the story – after all, Montreal went into that game 0-8 when…

  7. NHL Playoffs, Blackhawks v. Sharks, Game 3: Niemi, not choke job, spells doom for Sharks

    May 22, 2010, 12:45 AM EDT

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    Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3, Final (OT) Chicago Blackhawks 3, San Jose Sharks 2 Blackhawks lead series 3-0 The San Jose Sharks had their collective hearts broken tonight. Friday night was easily the best they’ve performed against the Chicago Blackhawks in this series, blasting 46 shots on goal and controlling play for most of the…

  8. NHL Playoffs, Blackhawks v. Sharks, Game 3: We're headed to OT

    May 21, 2010, 10:35 PM EDT

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    Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3, End of Regulation Chicago Blackhawks 2, San Jose Sharks 2 Blackhawks lead series 2-0 Towards the end of the third period it looked as thought the San Jose Sharks would fail, once again, to take advantage of every chance they earned and walk away with yet another painful loss to…

  9. NHL Playoffs, Blackhawks v. Sharks, Game 3: Sharks strike first, Hawks tie it up

    May 21, 2010, 9:40 PM EDT

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    Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3, 2nd Intermission Chicago Blackhawks 1, San Jose Sharks 1 Blackhawks lead series 2-0 The San Jose Sharks have been able to score on Antti Niemi so far this series, but they have yet to truly exert their offensive force on the Blackhawks. While we always expected great defensive play from…

  10. NHL Playoffs, Flyers v. Canadiens: Flyers say Habs should worry about 'karma'

    May 21, 2010, 9:05 PM EDT

    Who knew this series between the Canadiens and the Flyers would become as fun as it has? With the way the Canadiens were systematically handled in both games in Philadelphia, there might have been some thought that the Flyers would have perhaps a bit easier path to the Cup finals than we initially thought. If…

  11. TSN: Glendale & NHL reach agreement for financial losses

    May 21, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

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    More great news for hockey fans in Arizona, as TSN is reporting today that the NHL and the City of Glendale have come to an agreement on the one sticking point that would likely have meant the team departing for Canada. According to TSN, the City of Glendale has reached an agreement with the NHL…

  12. Sporting News names Tippett and Maloney Coach and Executive of the Year.

    May 21, 2010, 7:15 PM EDT

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    In what is likely a precursor for the winner of the Jack Adams and the newly minted GM of the Year awards, Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett and GM Don Maloney have been named by the Sporting News as the 2009-10 Coach of the Year and the 2009-0 Executive of the Year, respectively. For the…

  13. Philly car vandal found via Facebook

    May 21, 2010, 6:21 PM EDT

    You might recall back on Tuesday when we told you about how Montreal Gazette reporter Pat Hickey had his car vandalized in Philadelphia helping to fulfill every awful stereotype Philly fans are labeled with. As it turns out, the Philly fan who did this was found out thanks to a very modern and historically stupid…

  14. Semyon Varlamov trashes Corey Perry and Steve Downie

    May 21, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT

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    While we understand that keeping track of the IIHF World Championships is often an afterthought of hockey fans (and some players alike) it’s not short on drama and explosive words. After Russia took out Canada 5-2 in the quarterfinals, Russian and Washington Capitals goaltender Semyon Varlamov was asked about Canada’s tough tactics used against the…

  15. Leonsis: NHL in better shape than NBA

    May 21, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT

    We’re sure you’re all familiar with Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis by now but what you may not know is that he’s now the owner of the NBAs Washington Wizards. Leonsis was asked about comparing the two leagues from a financial standpoint and his thoughts were pretty striking. “I’m surprised because now I see all…

  16. Ian Laperriere set to return in Game 4?

    May 21, 2010, 3:55 PM EDT

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    If what was seen at Flyers practice today is to be believed, then it’s looking like the Flyers are close to getting back two very important players to their lineup, one in particular may even be back in Game 4. Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post shares with us that Ian Laperriere skated with the fourth…

  17. Malkin won't be traded during off-season

    May 21, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    Yeah, I too read the headline I just wrote and have to shake my head that something like this is even a story but here we are nonetheless and we’ve all got the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Rob Rossi to thank for it for what he wrote here the other day. Shero should start making calls to…

  18. Kings assistant coach arrested

    May 21, 2010, 1:22 PM EDT

    File this one away under “stuff we don’t like to hear about.” Los Angeles Kings assistant coach and former player Mark Hardy was arrested in Washington, D.C. for misdemeanor sexual abuse. Eyewitness News has confirmed Hardy was taken into custody overnight at the Mayflower Hotel. Police said the complaint came from a woman in her…

  19. Ryan O'Byrne: Missing in action

    May 21, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

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    We’re not sure if you knew this, but a lot of folks in Montreal were clamoring for defenseman Ryan O’Byrne to get the call in the Eastern Conference finals against Philadelphia. O’Byrne is a big, bruising defender and more than capable of laying a hit or five. Going against an overly physical team like Philadelphia…

  20. Roenick still bitter at the Hawks for trading him

    May 21, 2010, 10:56 AM EDT

    People always say that, “time heals all wounds,” and Jeremy Roenick would like to tell those people to go shut their collective faces. If the Stanley Cup finals comes down to a couple of JR’s former teams, Chicago and Philadelphia, who would Roenick side with? Well… “I said if you had a gun to my…

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