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  1. Chris Neil’s hit leaves Brian Boyle concussed, out for Game 6

    Apr 21, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT

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    Torts compares it to the Raffi Torres hit, Neil says it’s clean.

  2. Discussion: Senators stun Rangers in dramatic 3-2 OT win

    Apr 14, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers reaches for the puck against Zack Smith #15 of the Ottawa Senators in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Ottawa came back late and Chris Neil netted the game winner just 1:17 minutes into overtime.

  3. Video: Carkner gets ejected for vicious attack on Boyle

    Apr 14, 2012, 9:09 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Matt Carkner #39 of the Ottawa Senators and Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers are at the bottom of the pile in this first period battle in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    Matt Carkner gets ejected for a vicious attack on Brian Boyle. Six minutes later, Boyle and Chris Neil spar.

  4. Series at a glance: NY Rangers-Ottawa playoff preview

    Apr 8, 2012, 6:24 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v New York Rangers

    Can the top seed take on the upstart Senators?

  5. Senators send Jets’ playoff hopes to bed

    Mar 26, 2012, 11:47 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v Winnipeg Jets

    Close but no cigar for the scrappy Winnipeg.

  6. NHL on NBC: Rangers and Bruins battle as beasts of the East

    Mar 3, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v New York Rangers

    New York has a 10 point lead on Boston for first in the conference.

  7. Boston’s black-and-blueline: Ference, Boychuk on the limp

    Mar 2, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

    Ference Boychuk

    Bruins defensemen dropping like flies.

  8. Turris on Corvo threats: “If I have to defend myself then I’ll defend myself”

    Feb 28, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

    Kyle Turris

    It seems inevitable these two will find each other tonight.

  9. Boychuk has “concussion symptoms” after massive Neil hit

    Feb 27, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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    B’s blueliner was crushed on Saturday.

  10. PHT Morning Skate: Trade deadline day edition

    Feb 27, 2012, 7:12 AM EDT

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    Who is and isn’t sniffing around at deals today and the players that are affected. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  11. PHT Morning Skate: Where James Reimer is tossed under the bus

    Feb 26, 2012, 9:34 AM EDT

    James Reimer

    Those tire treads aren’t exactly fetching either. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  12. Ovechkin suspended three games for Michalek hit

    Jan 23, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT

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    According to NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan.

  13. Evander Kane draws Senators’ ire with hit on Erik Karlsson

    Jan 17, 2012, 12:07 AM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets v Ottawa Senators

    Chris Neil did not take kindly to Kane’s check on Karlsson.

  14. Ovechkin avoids punishment after spearing Neil

    Dec 8, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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    You’re in the clear, sayeth the Shanahan.

  15. Suspension possible for Alex Ovechkin after ‘spear’ on Chris Neil

    Dec 7, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

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    Watch the video and decide if Ovechkin should sit for his alleged act on Neil.

  16. Agitation personified: Chris Neil returns for Ottawa

    Dec 3, 2011, 11:42 AM EDT

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    Time to put the foil on in Ottawa, Chris Neil is back.

  17. Ryane Clowe: the NHL’s most functional fighter?

    Oct 11, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    Germany Adler Mannheim San Jose Sharks Hockey

    Ryane Clowe stands out as a player who can drop the gloves and fill the net. Read this post to find out who else ranks as a “mini-enforcer.”

  18. Mikhail Grabovski shakes off Chris Neil’s questionable hit

    Sep 28, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos, Keith Aulie, Colby Armstrong, Joey Crabb

    Chris Neil delivered a controversial hit on Mikhail Grabovski that went without punishment, but the good news for Maple Leafs fans is that the underrated Russian scorer seems OK.

  19. Beefing up: Senators add Zenon Konopka, Predators sign Zack Stortini

    Jul 5, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders

    The Predators and Senators got a little bigger and tougher today as the two teams signed enforcers to one-year contracts. Zack Stortini signed with Nashville while Zenon Konopka might make Ottawa the “toughest team in the NHL.”

  20. Senators fire sale? Five other players that might draw trade interest

    Feb 10, 2011, 9:38 PM EDT

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    Ottawa Senators v New Jersey Devils

    With Mike Fisher on his way to Nashville for a pair of draft picks, signs are brighter than ever that a major house cleaning is going to happen in Ottawa. But who should go and who should stay? We’ll run down a list of players that might see some action.

  21. What about the fighting all-stars? Carcillo and Shelley choose their own sides

    Jan 27, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v Philadelphia Flyers

    While we’re busy figuring out who we think Team Staal and Team Lidstrom will have on their rosters, a pair of Flyers enforcers choose up their own all-star fighting squads.

  22. Bruins enforcer Brian McGrattan does not care much for Ottawa’s Chris Neil

    Nov 1, 2010, 3:57 PM EDT

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    The enforcers community in the NHL is generally one built upon respect for other enforcers since they know how hard one another’s job is in the league. After all, playing the role of public defender of your teammates on the ice and designated brawler with other enforcers is a tough job despite not logging a…

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