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  1. Links, stories and previews for tonight’s three playoff games

    Apr 26, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Six

    This post is your one-stop source for all three of tonight’s big playoff games, including the two Game 7 contests.

  2. Easter (elimination) Sunday? Three teams fight to remain in playoffs today

    Apr 24, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Ryan Kesler, Marian Hossa

    Will the Canucks, Sabres and Predators move on to the second round or will the Blackhawks, Flyers and Ducks force Game 7 showdowns? Check out previews of today’s Game 6 matches.

  3. 2011 playoffs: Coyotes face possible last game in Phoenix, five Game 4′s tonight

    Apr 20, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Three

    Here are previews of tonight’s five Game 4 matchups, including what could be the last Coyotes game in Phoenix.

  4. 2011 Playoffs: Bruins and Coyotes fight to stay relevant; Four Game 3′s overall tonight

    Apr 18, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins - Game Two

    Can the Bruins and Coyotes save their seasons? Who will pull ahead in the Penguins/Lightning and Flyers/Sabres series? Read this post for previews of all four games.

  5. 2011 Playoffs: Teams try to maintain or reverse momentum in four Game 2 contests

    Apr 16, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Detroit Red Wings - Game One

    Two home teams hope to take 2-0 series leads while two others hope to avoid 0-2 deficits in tonight’s four Game 2 contests.

  6. Renewed hostilities dominate tonight’s Game 1 matches

    Apr 14, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins

    Tonight’s teams won’t need introductions, as Game 1 between Habs-Bruins, Sabres-Flyers and Kings-Sharks kick off on Thursday. This post contains previews for all three games.

  7. Race for the playoffs: Inside the stretch run for Anaheim, Chicago and Dallas

    Apr 7, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT

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    Chris Stewart, Jamie Benn

    This post takes an in-depth look at the remaining schedules for the Ducks, Blackhawks and Stars, revealing what each team needs to do to get the job done.

  8. Race for the playoffs: Rangers try to distance themselves, Habs hope to avoid slide

    Apr 7, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Atlanta Thrashers

    Two games could have a big impact on the lower ranks of the Eastern Conference tonight, as the Rangers hope to beat the Thrashers while the Canadiens strive to avoid a slide to a lower seed by winning against the Senators.

  9. Race for the playoffs: Three West teams could clinch, Blackhawks and Stars face tests

    Apr 5, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT

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    Michael Cammalleri, Troy Brouwer

    The Predators can clinch a playoff spot along with the idle Coyotes and Kings, while the Blackhawks and Stars face some gut-check games in the Western Conference tonight.

  10. Race for the playoffs: Flyers and Capitals hope to clinch divisions, Habs go for berth

    Apr 5, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs

    There are plenty of interesting Eastern Conference storylines in tonight’s games, with Washington and Philadelphia going for division titles while Montreal hopes to clinch a playoff spot. The Penguins and Lightning also jostle for home ice advantage in Tuesday’s contests.

  11. East update: Rangers storm back from 3-0 deficit for shocking win against Bruins

    Apr 4, 2011, 10:21 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v New York Rangers

    It seemed like the East playoff bubble would get crazier when the Rangers trailed the Bruins 3-0, but New York stormed back to take a stunning 5-3 win. This post recaps that game and updates the playoff picture.

  12. Race for the Playoffs: Ducks could clinch for three teams, Stars and Flames must win

    Apr 3, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT

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    daleyruutuap

    The Ducks could clinch a playoff spot for themselves (plus the Kings and Coyotes) if they can beat the desperate Stars. Meanwhile, the Flames fight for their playoff lives while the Red Wings and Blackhawks try to improve their situations.

  13. Race for the playoffs: Rangers-Flyers, Sabres-Canes provide two big contests

    Apr 3, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Stephane Yelle, Ryan Miller

    Three games should have an affect on the East playoff picture today, as the Flyers face the Rangers, the Hurricanes host the Sabres in a huge match and the Lightning try to gain on the Penguins by beating the Blackhawks.

  14. Race of the Playoffs: Huge games for Flames, Blackhawks

    Apr 1, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Calgary Flames v St. Louis Blues

    The Flames play a must-win, the Blackhawks have a huge game and the Coyotes could earn some precious point tonight. Here’s a look at three games that will affect the West’s playoff picture on Friday.

  15. Around the rink – March 21; Wings and Pens renew hatred, Flames and Kings battle out west

    Mar 21, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Pittsburgh Penguins

    With just two games tonight, we’ve got one high profile affair and another with Western Conference playoff complications involved.

  16. Around the Rink – Sunday, March 20th

    Mar 20, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT

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    Tim Jackman, Curtis McElhinney

    Sunday’s remaining five games could have a big impact on the playoff picture. Read this post for previews of each contest.

  17. Around the rink – March 19; Kaberle’s return to Toronto, Buffalo-Atlanta showdown

    Mar 19, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    gyi0063790516

    A busy Saturday lies ahead with Tomas Kaberle returning to Toronto to potentially break the Leafs hearts for good. Also, Buffalo and Atlanta square off in a huge game in Buffalo with playoff implications for both teams.

  18. Around the Rink – Friday, March 18th

    Mar 18, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT

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    Mike Knuble, Mathieu Perreault, John Erskine, Tom Poti, Martin Brodeur

    Here are previews of tonight’s four games, with more matches that will impact the East playoff bubble. Also: will the Capitals and the idle Flyers clinch playoff spots tonight?

  19. Around the rink – March 17; Goaltending battle in Nashville highlights a busy night

    Mar 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne

    With 11 games set to go tonight, the goaltending battle between Tim Thomas and Pekka Rinne highlights the night with a Vezina Trophy showdown in Music City, USA.

  20. Around the rink – March 16; Caps look to make it ten in a row in Detroit

    Mar 16, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Four games in the NHL tonight highlighted by a mega-tilt in Detroit between the Red Wings and Capitals. The Caps look to extend their win streak to ten games.

  21. Around the Rink – Tuesday, March 15th

    Mar 15, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    Patrick Dwyer, Ryan Miller

    Here are previews for a busy 10-game Tuesday schedule that’s just bursting with big feuds with considerable playoff implications.

  22. Around the rink – March 14; Sharks-Blackhawks highlight the night

    Mar 14, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Marian Hossa, Scott Nichol, Marc-Edouard Vlasic

    Three games highlight tonight’s NHL schedule and there’s none bigger than the Sharks visiting the Blackhawks in Chicago in another rematch of last year’s Western Conference final.

  23. Around the Rink – Sunday, March 13th

    Mar 13, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Justin Williams, Kari Lehtonen

    There might only be five games split between Sunday afternoon and evening, but there are plenty of important contests, including two big ones between Pacific Division rivals.

  24. Around the Rink – Saturday, March 12th

    Mar 12, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

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    Ryan Miller, Tyler Bozak, Tim Connolly

    Here are previews of today’s 10 games.

  25. Around the Rink – Friday, March 11th

    Mar 11, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Jay Harrison,Jay Beagle

    Here are previews of today’s eight games, with yet another batch of contests with serious playoff implications.

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