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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Video: Thomas Vanek injured in 1st period

    Apr 17, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT

    The Sabres were dealt a tough blow in the first period against the Bruins, when Thomas Vanek went down with what appeared to be a knee injury. The team is reporting it as a “lower body injury” so who knows. Here’s the video:  

  4. Jason Pominville makes it 3-2 Buffalo

    Apr 17, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT

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    The Buffalo Sabres needed someone to respond and Jason Pominville ended up being that player. Milan Lucic coughed up a bad turnover and a perfect pass was sent to Pominville, who roofed the puck over a helpless Tuukka Rask. Just a beautiful shot by the underrated winger. He’s been on a hot streak right now…

  5. Zdeno Chara scores, game tied 2-2

    Apr 17, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

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    The Buffalo Sabres looked like they could be a serious Stanley Cup threat in the first period. Now they’re looking like a serious threat to fall asleep and lose this one altogether. Both Ryan Miller and the team in front of him can be given part of the blame for Zdeno Chara’s game-tying goal. Miller…

  6. Vanek won't return, soft goal brings Boston closer

    Apr 17, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT

    Tomas Vanek will not return to today’s game after suffering a “lower body injury” when he crashed into the boards during a first period odd-man rush. There’s no word on if the problem will cause him to miss extended time, but we’ll keep you up-to-date on that as we hear more. Moving on, a Vladmir…

  7. Matt Ellis gives Sabres 2-0 lead

    Apr 17, 2010, 1:43 PM EDT

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    The first goal was a bout of bad luck for Tuukka Rask, but this one is on him. The Sabres’ grinders made a few nice passes and Matt Ellis sent a backhand that beat Rask who was out of position to make the save. Just a moment ago Tomas Vanek was taken hard into the…

  8. Tyler Myers makes it 1-0 Buffalo

    Apr 17, 2010, 1:23 PM EDT

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    Normally, I don’t like goalie jeering chants, but you can’t really beat “Tuuu-kaaa” for Tuukka Rask. The mockery started early this afternoon as a Tyler Myers slapper took a funny bounce (it looked like it deflected off of Boston Bruins’ forward Steve Begin) and skipped past the Finnish goalie to give the Sabres a 1-0…

  9. What they're saying about Boston-Buffalo

    Apr 17, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    NBC’s first playoff game of 2010 starts live at 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. We’re very excited to provide extended coverage for Game 2 of the Boston Bruins-Buffalo Sabres first round series for you here to today. Let’s take a look at what newspapers, bloggers and other assorted individuals are saying about this afternoon’s game.…

  10. Ryan Miller makes Buffalo a Cup contender

    Apr 17, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    NBC Playoff Coverage Game 2: Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres (Buffalo leads series 1-0) Live on NBC at 1:00 PM ET The other day, the subject of the league’s best goalies came up and I couldn’t help but realize that – at least in this moment in time – it is difficult to make an…

  11. Dirty hit or not? Tyler Myers

    Apr 16, 2010, 5:02 PM EDT

    We sort of covered this earlier, but now thanks to some quotes coming out of Boston, it’s starting to get a little bit more run around the Internet. So now, we’ll pose the question to you: Was Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers’ hit on Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk a dirty hit? In case you missed it,…

  12. Zdeno Chara impressed with fellow giant Tyler Myers

    Apr 16, 2010, 11:05 AM EDT

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    If there’s one defenseman in the NHL who can identify with literally towering over the competition, it’s the 6-foot-9 Zdeno Chara. So of course he’s going to be asked about the large defenseman on the other side of the ice from him in the first round series against the Sabres. And of course Chara, who…

  13. Buffalo wins 2-1, Habs-Caps goes to OT

    Apr 15, 2010, 9:36 PM EDT

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    In the second night of the playoffs, we already have our first overtime game. Both the Capitals and Canadiens scored a single goal in the third period, with Nicklas Backstrom scoring first for Washington and Scott Gomez tying things up 2-2. Jaroslav Halak has been massive for Montreal, stopping 39 out of 41 shots in…

  14. Mark Recchi ties Buffalo vs. Boston 1-1

    Apr 15, 2010, 8:23 PM EDT

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    Every goal seems so unique and special for the Boston Bruins that you might as well just call them snowflakes (although Alaskans have approximately 5 million names for snow, apparently). The seemingly indestructible Mark Recchi scored a powerplay goal thanks to a big rebound allowed by USA Olympic Hero Ryan Miller. Some Bruins fans were…

  15. 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…

  16. 2010 NHL playoffs: Eastern Conference first round predictions

    Apr 14, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    This is what everyone loves to do as we gear up for the first of four rounds of playoff hockey: throw a dart at the wall and hope we can come close to predicting the outcomes of each series. So we are, Pro Hockey Talk’s predictions for 2010 NHL Conference Quarterfinals: (1) Washington Capitals vs.…

  17. Oilers win the NHL Draft lottery

    Apr 13, 2010, 8:58 PM EDT

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    It’s only fair that a team that was beset by injuries all year long comes away with the top pick in the draft and that’s exactly what happened as the Edmonton Oilers came away the winners of the NHL Draft lottery.  There were no surprises as everything held to form for the lottery and the…

  18. NHL Draft lottery live blog

    Apr 13, 2010, 8:07 PM EDT

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    Are you ready for some draft lottery?! Yes, there’s a fair bit of drama to this year’s lottery, mostly thanks to the Phil Kessel trade and what will happen with Toronto’s pick that belongs to the Boston Bruins.  If you’ve missed any of our coverage from the past week, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered…

  19. Marc Savard could be ready by second round

    Apr 13, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT

    According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli stunned some folks saying that injured forward Marc Savard could be ready to play by the time the second round of the playoffs comes around. Of course, this could be wishful jumping to conclusions here as the quotes mentioned don’t say that explicitly, especially those…

  20. Watch these free-agents-to-be in the East

    Apr 13, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    One of my nerdy hockey (and sports) obsessions is to study the breakthroughs an athlete will experience in a contract year. Just look at Fernando Pisani’s fluke playoff run or last year’s Boston Bruins. My question is, which players could turn a great playoff run into a husky pay day? Now let’s take a look…

  21. Watch these free-agents-to-be in the West

    Apr 13, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

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    One of my nerdy hockey (and sports) obsessions is to study the breakthroughs an athlete will experience in a contract year. Just look at Fernando Pisani’s fluke playoff run or last year’s Boston Bruins. My question is, which players could turn a great playoff run into a husky pay day? First, let’s take a look…

  22. 2010 NHL playoffs: Ranking the goaltenders

    Apr 13, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    As we head into the 2010 NHL Playoffs, every series we break down always comes back to one thing: goaltending. Even the most offensively gifted team in the playoffs needs exceptional goaltending to get through four rounds of hockey; just ask the Pittsburgh Penguins how important Marc-Andre Fleury was to them last season. It’s no…

  23. 2010 NHL playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals schedule

    Apr 11, 2010, 10:19 PM EDT

    Here’s the full schedule for the first round of the NHL playoffs, courtesy of NHL.com. Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Series A – #1 Washington Capitals vs. #8 Montreal Canadiens Thursday, April 15 at Washington, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17 at Washington, 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 19 at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 at Montreal, 7:00…

  24. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference 1st round matchups

    Apr 11, 2010, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Thanks to the Devils’ win over the Buffalo Sabres, we can finally be sure about the Eastern Conference playoff seeding. Let’s take a look at the first round. #1 Washington Capitals vs. #8 Montreal Canadiens My goodness, this could be an absolute bloodbath barring a miraculous performance by Montreal goalie Jaroslav Halak. The Canadiens are…

  25. Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos tie for Richard trophy

    Apr 11, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos have officially tied for the Rocket Richard Trophy with two excellent 51 goal seasons. This marks the second time in NHL history that the goal scoring award will go to more than one player as the 2003-04 season featured a three-way tie between Jarome Iginla, Rick Nash and Ilya Kovalchuk.…

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