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  1. Bruins blank Ovechkin, beat Capitals 4-3 in SO

    Apr 11, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    The story of this game was supposed to be about Alex Ovechkin’s race for the Rocket Richard and Art Ross trophies. After all, the two teams had nothing to play for; win or lose the Capitals would remain the East’s top seed and the Bruins are still in the sixth spot. Yet, instead of being…

  2. Jody Shelley(!) gives Rangers 1-0 lead

    Apr 11, 2010, 3:17 PM EDT

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    As the Comcast Sportsnet announcers pointed out, Jody Shelley went 62 games without a goal but now has a goal in two consecutive games. Oh, and those goals are coming in absolutely the most important contests the Rangers have played in the 2009-10 season. He has three points in his last five games, accounting for…

  3. We'll keep an eye on Rangers-Flyers too

    Apr 11, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Expect a recap of our surprisingly great NBC Game of the Week between the Capitals and Bruins, but no doubt about it, the about-to-start Rangers-Flyers game is enormous. The game is about to begin on NHL Network. Simply put, this is a one game playoff series. Stay tuned for updates.

  4. NBC Game of the Week Live Chat

    Apr 11, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Apologies for the nearly late start folks, we’ve been having some technical difficulties. Before we chat you up, let’s take a look at the past week’s Bruins and/or Capitals related material from PHT. What the newspapers and blogs are sayingInjury ReportWhat’s at stake todayCapitals try to keep up intensity as playoffs nearTuukka Rask carrying Bruins…

  5. Marco Sturm ties game 3-3

    Apr 11, 2010, 2:12 PM EDT

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    Marco Sturm will probably end up being the Bruins’ leading goal scorer. He tied the game up 3-3 with a very nice one-timer past Semyon Varlamov. It looks like we’re going to have another photo finish in a year full of heart-stopping Game of the Week finishes. These teams sure are playing like they have…

  6. Knuble gives Caps 3-2 lead

    Apr 11, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    After a period (not a span of time but an actual second period) of inactivity, the Washington Capitals took the lead thanks to a nice deflection by Mike Knuble. The team won the faceoff cleanly, Mike Green sent a shot from the point and Knuble deflected the puck past Tim Thomas. I think Thomas has…

  7. Two quick goals make it 2-2

    Apr 11, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    First, Michael Ryder scored his second goal of the afternoon on the powerplay. It didn’t take long for the Capitals to tie it up, though. Eric Belanger (one of the team’s many solid but unheralded role players) swiftly put a goal past Tim Thomas. This could be yet another high scoring game.

  8. Michael Ryder ties it 1-1

    Apr 11, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Well, that didn’t take very long. Just like that, Milan Lucic made a nice pass from behind the net to set up a Michael Ryder goal. This makes it 1-1 early in the first period. Stay tuned for more scoring updates and hop into the Game of the Week chat, why don’t you?

  9. Semin gives Caps 1-0 lead, Thomas throws punches

    Apr 11, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Another Game of the Week, another early soft goal by a beleaguered goalie. This time it was Alex Semin scoring his 40th goal of the season on Tim Thomas. The real highlight was Thomas going into rage-out mode by fighting with Jason Chimera. There are few things that I (or most hockey fans) treasure quite…

  10. What they're saying about WAS-BOS

    Apr 11, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    (This photo is just too good not to post again. Click on it.  You won’t regret it. Did Evander Kane become an honorary Boston Bruin with this punch?) Let’s take a look at what the Washington and Boston papers/blogs are saying about the two teams. Boston bloggers/papers are saying: NBC Sports’ own Kevin Paul Dupont…

  11. Injury Report: Some healthy players might sit

    Apr 11, 2010, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Today might be a bit misleading from an “injuries” standpoint since there might be players who are held out of the game because both teams already clinched their position in the playoffs. The Capitals already guaranteed themselves the number one seed in the East while Montreal’s loss yesterday assured Boston’s place as the number six seed (although it…

  12. Goals of the Night: Daniel Sedin's hat trick

    Apr 11, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Brandon mentioned Daniel Sedin’s incredible goal last night, but it would be a sin to not actually physically have it on the site. At first, I thought that I’d just put Daniel’s incredible third goal up and call it a night. So here is that between-the-legs moment of genius.   It came to my attention…

  13. What's at stake: Final day of NHL season

    Apr 11, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Here’s a rundown of all the storylines for today, as prepare for what should be an incredible day of hockey. Some of the playoff implications are a bit confusing, especially in the middle of the Western Conference. The biggest story of the day, besides the Ranger and Flyers duking it out for a playoff spot,…

  14. Capitals trying to keep up intensity as playoffs near

    Apr 11, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Washington Capitals vs. Boston BruinsNoon EST – Sunday, April 11, 2010Live on NBC It’s a question nearly every dominant team in sports faces as they reach the end of the regular season – how much should they rest their star players? With nothing to play for, and the team just playing out the string on the…

  15. Tuukka Rask carrying the Bruins into the postseason

    Apr 11, 2010, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Washington Capitals vs. Boston BruinsNoon EST – Sunday, April 11, 2010Live on NBC You have to wonder how the Boston Bruins’ season might have gone had they known what they had in Tuukka Rask just six months ago. He has always been decent in the AHL, but never exactly dominant. In fact, a few years back…

  16. More issues with potential Coyotes sale?

    Apr 11, 2010, 6:00 AM EDT

    It seems there may be some potential problems concerning the two bids for the Phoenix Coyotes. Well, aside from the issues we already know about that’s held up the sale for so long. Public-policy litigation ‘think tank’ the Goldwater Institute may have some serious concerns over the bids put in for the Coyotes, specifically the…

  17. Henrik Sedin puts on show; Modano speaks

    Apr 11, 2010, 1:15 AM EDT

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    It was an incredible night in the NHL on Saturday, with Mike Modano taking perhaps one last skate around an NHL rink, the Sedin twins absolutely dominating the Flames, Evander Kane going all Holyfield on Matt Cooke, and several teams locking up a playoff berth. Here’s some final notes on a great night of hockey.…

  18. A fond farewell for Mike Modano

    Apr 10, 2010, 11:59 PM EDT

    I can think of no better way for the greatest American player in NHL history to end such a great career. After providing some incredible magic two nights ago in Dallas, Modano went back to the place where his career began: Minnesota. The fans there were just as warm, receptive and uplifted as the Stars…

  19. Habs' OT loss sets up big game for Flyers & Rangers

    Apr 10, 2010, 11:37 PM EDT

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    It’s not the way the Montreal Canadiens drew it up, but the Habs are headed to the playoffs after earning a point in tonight’s overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Canadiens have won just three times in their past ten games, but were able back into the playoffs thanks to earning nine of…

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