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  1. Video: PHT Extra — opening round playoff primer

    Apr 29, 2013, 6:39 PM EST

    OvechkinCallahan

    We pick the Eastern and Western Conference series we’re most looking forward to.

  2. Wild owner Leipold: ‘We think our team is very much like the Kings’

    Apr 29, 2013, 5:26 PM EST

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    He means the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, who also entered the playoffs as a No. 8 seed.

  3. ‘Canes captain Staal: Season was ‘frustrating and difficult’

    Apr 29, 2013, 4:36 PM EST

    Eric Staal

    Probably because they led the Southeast Division on Mar. 14.

  4. Schneider still day-to-day; Luongo could start Wednesday

    Apr 29, 2013, 4:27 PM EST

    Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo

    Vancouver’s goalie soap opera continues.

  5. Detroit’s Howard named first star of week

    Apr 29, 2013, 2:58 PM EST

    Jimmy Howard

    Henrik Zetterberg second, Nail Yakupov third.

  6. Devils to keep ’13 first-rounder, forfeit ’14 pick

    Apr 29, 2013, 2:32 PM EST

    Lou Lamoriello

    The draft is in New Jersey, after all.

  7. Bolland, Emery out for Game 1 versus Wild

    Apr 29, 2013, 2:29 PM EST

    Dave Bolland

    But Coach Q say they’ll be back “real soon.”

  8. Sabres prez: Regier will be back as GM

    Apr 29, 2013, 2:09 PM EST

    Darcy Regier

    There are cats with fewer lives.

  9. Oilers’ Yakupov named April’s rookie of the month

    Apr 29, 2013, 1:17 PM EST

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    Thanks in large part to Saturday’s hat trick against Vancouver.

  10. Wild’s Pominville returns to practice (Updated)

    Apr 29, 2013, 1:08 PM EST

    JasonPominville

    He’s missed the last two games with a head injury.

  11. ‘Universally respected’ Nill named new Stars GM

    Apr 29, 2013, 12:27 PM EST

    Jim Nill

    “I am eager to get started building on the pieces that already exist and helping return this team to the playoffs.”

  12. Ovechkin named NHL’s first star for April

    Apr 29, 2013, 12:20 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    Brian Elliott and Derek Stepan second and third, respectively.

  13. Babcock encouraged by improved Detroit defense

    Apr 29, 2013, 12:11 PM EST

    Mike Babcock

    The coach calls it “probably the most improved part of our team.”

  14. Sacco on Avs firing: ‘A bit of a stinger’

    Apr 29, 2013, 11:49 AM EST

    DENVER, CO - MARCH 24: Head coach Joe Sacco of the Colorado Avalanche directs against the Vancouver Canucks at the Pepsi Center on March 24, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Vancouver beat Colorado 3-2. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

    But he wasn’t shocked by the news.

  15. Turtle Wax Weekend Recap: It’s playoff time

    Apr 29, 2013, 10:53 AM EST

    Zetterberg

    And Detroit will be participating for the 22nd straight season.

  16. Bruins go into playoffs lacking momentum

    Apr 29, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Johnny Boychuck

    Boston opens at home to Toronto on Wednesday.

  17. Ex-GM Nieuwendyk: ‘I’m very proud of what we accomplished’

    Apr 29, 2013, 9:56 AM EST

    Joe Nieuwendyk

    Meanwhile, the Stars’ owner sings new GM Jim Nill’s praises.

  18. Sedin twins running out of chances to win Stanley Cup

    Apr 29, 2013, 9:03 AM EST

    Sedins

    Same could be said for Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau going into this first round series.

  19. Weber excited about Preds’ future

    Apr 29, 2013, 8:02 AM EST

    Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators awaits a face off against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 27, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 4-3 in overtime.
(April 26, 2012 - Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)

    That’s good, seeing as he’s signed through 2025-26.

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