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  1. 41 years later, Bernie Parent reunited with his mask

    Jun 7, 2012, 8:15 AM EST

    2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Alumni Game

    One of the sport’s strangest moments gets a punctuation mark.

  2. Video: Shane Doan reacts to his first trip to the second round

    Apr 24, 2012, 12:46 AM EST

    Shane Doan

    He’s been through a lot with the Coyotes.

  3. A collection of records Penguins, Flyers broke tonight

    Apr 18, 2012, 10:05 PM EST

    staalhappygetty

    Yup, this series has already broken a record or two.

  4. Gustavsson’s warm-up injury: Toronto’s latest goalie headache

    Mar 29, 2012, 9:03 PM EST

    Jonas Gustavsson

    The post-lockout era has been ravaged by poor netminding and rough luck.

  5. Red Wings clinch 21st playoff berth in a row

    Mar 26, 2012, 10:33 PM EST

    Valtteri Filppula

    … And spotlight the gulf between their franchise and the Blue Jackets’ in the process.

  6. Flyers still can’t win at the Shark Tank

    Feb 29, 2012, 1:39 AM EST

    Philadelphia Flyers v San Jose Sharks

    Philly hasn’t won in San Jose since Nov. 5, 1999.

  7. Assessing the fortunes of the Ducks, Panthers and Stars since NHL’s 1993 expansion

    Aug 29, 2011, 11:11 PM EST

    Brett Hull

    Here’s a look at how the Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers fared since they came into existence in 1993.

  8. Evander Kane seeks Bobby Hull’s approval to wear No. 9 with the Winnipeg Jets

    Jul 22, 2011, 2:40 PM EST

    9evanderkanegetty

    Evander Kane hopes to get Bobby Hull’s blessing to wear No. 9 with the Winnipeg Jets, as Hull did when he dominated the WHA in the mid-to-late ’70s.

  9. Report: Patrick Lalime set to retire from NHL

    Jul 20, 2011, 12:39 PM EST

    Patrick Lalime

    Reports indicate that Patrick Lalime will retire from the NHL. This post discusses his highest and lowest moments in the NHL, revealing an overachieving career.

  10. Quick hits: Aerosmith and the Stanley Cup, Leafs re-sign Mike Zigomanis and more

    Jul 12, 2011, 11:34 AM EST

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    Detroit Red Wings v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Here are a few quick hits from around the NHL.

  11. Greatest goalie generation? Why this is a special time for American netminding

    Jul 4, 2011, 3:51 PM EST

    Boston Bruins Victory Parade

    With America on the brain during this holiday, we must ask: has there ever been a better time for U.S. born goaltenders?

  12. Zdeno Chara completes his mission of bringing a Stanley Cup to Boston

    Jun 18, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Zdeno Chara delivered on his goal when he came to Boston five years ago: to win a Stanley Cup.

  13. Tim Thomas wins 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy, drives home the point with Game 7 shutout

    Jun 15, 2011, 11:53 PM EST

    Tim Thomas

    While most people were expecting Tim Thomas to win the Conn Smythe Trophy whether he won or lost, pitching a 37-save shutout in Game 7 solidified his historic run. Read more about his journey (and the many records he broke along the way) in this post.

  14. Looking back at Game 7 matches in Stanley Cup finals history

    Jun 14, 2011, 1:56 PM EST

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    Sidney Crosby

    The Bruins and Canucks will play in the 16th Game 7 in Stanley Cup finals history on Wednesday night. Let’s take a look at how the other 15 turned out.

  15. Tim Thomas needs one save in Game 7 to pass Kirk McLean for the most in one playoff run

    Jun 14, 2011, 4:25 AM EST

    thomassaverecordap

    With just one save, Tim Thomas will pass former Canucks goalie Kirk McLean’s all-time mark for saves in a single playoff year (they’re currently locked up at 761). As impressive as that record might be, the flamboyant Bruins goalie hopes to surpass him in a more profound way by winning Game 7, too.

  16. Stanley Cup or not, Tim Thomas is producing a special 2010-11 season and playoffs

    Jun 13, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Tim Thomas

    Tim Thomas is putting together the kind of run that is drawing comparisons to the best work of Patrick Roy and Dominik Hasek. If you look at the numbers (and his highlight reel saves) it’s clear that those comparisons aren’t out of order.

  17. Sedin twins’ struggles aren’t that different from other star slumps in recent Cup finals history

    Jun 12, 2011, 9:48 PM EST

    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    A lack of toughness doesn’t explain the Sedin twins’ Stanley Cup finals struggles. Instead, it’s an abundance of a tough minutes against Zdeno Chara and the tough task of beating Tim Thomas that stands in their way.

  18. Discussing the potential downsides to winning the Stanley Cup

    Jun 12, 2011, 6:19 PM EST

    byfuglientoews

    Obviously, winning the Stanley Cup is fantastic in the short term. That being said, there are actually some downsides to reaching the ultimate goal in hockey.

  19. Mark Recchi’s Game 2 goal made him the oldest goal scorer in Stanley Cup finals history

    Jun 5, 2011, 5:01 PM EST

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    Mark Recchi, Patrice Bergeron

    Mark Recchi’s Game 2 goal didn’t win the Bruins the game, but it did break a record. He became the oldest player to score a Stanley Cup finals goal at 43.

  20. Bruins continue to reap rewards of Cam Neely trade with Canucks 25 years later

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Nathan Horton, Milan Lucic

    It would be bad enough if you judged the Cam Neely trade just by how his career (and Glen Wesley’s seven seasons) compared to Barry Pederson’s time. Yet when you follow all the assets the Bruins received thanks to trading Wesley later on, it’s clear Boston continues to benefit from that move.

  21. The 2011 Stanley Cup finals will be the most travel-heavy finals in the NHL’s modern era

    May 30, 2011, 5:13 PM EST

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks

    The Bruins-Canucks series will require the most travel of any Stanley Cup finals series of the modern era and the second most all-time.

  22. Comparing the 2010-11 Boston Bruins to the 1989-90 version

    May 28, 2011, 5:42 PM EST

    Cam Neely

    Cam Neely = Milan Lucic and Raymond Bourque = Zdeno Chara? Not exactly, but let’s compare the current Bruins to version that made it to the 1990 Stanley Cup finals anyway.

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