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  1. Could home ice advantage tilt things in the Boston Bruins’ favor?

    Jun 6, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Five

    The first two games of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals took place in Vancouver, resulting in narrow wins for the Canucks. Could the advantages of being at home help the Bruins swing the balance in Boston? Some numbers indicate they might have a chance.

  2. Screenshot indicates that EA Sports’ NHL 12 will include Winter Classic

    May 20, 2011, 12:57 AM EDT

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    It looks like EA Sports’ NHL ’12 hockey video game will include one much-awaited feature: the ability to play in The Winter Classic.

  3. An in-depth look at Tyler Seguin’s special Game 2 performance

    May 18, 2011, 12:35 AM EDT

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    Tyler Seguin, Dwayne Roloson

    This post includes more perspective on Tyler Seguin’s special night, including his own feedback, highlights and where his game fits in playoff history.

  4. Why the Sharks should practice patience with Antti Niemi

    May 1, 2011, 5:27 AM EDT

    Antti Niemi

    Antti Niemi came into the Red Wings-Sharks series as one of San Jose’s biggest question marks. If last year’s Cup run with Chicago is any indication, the Sharks would be wise to stick with Niemi through his ups and downs.

  5. Tampa Bay holds huge special teams advantage over Pittsburgh through 6 games

    Apr 26, 2011, 4:44 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    Many thought that the Lightning would have a special teams advantage over the Penguins, but few thought the contrast would be this stark.

  6. Can the Blackhawks follow in the 2010 Flyers’ footsteps by coming back from a 3-0 deficit?

    Apr 22, 2011, 2:24 AM EDT

    Patrick Kane, Corey Crawford, Patrick Sharp

    The Blackhawks are trying to be the fourth team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 series deficit, but the 2010 Flyers accomplished that goal last year. This post breaks down Chicago’s chances and how their series compares to that Philly turnaround.

  7. Should the Detroit Red Wings be worried about their defense?

    Apr 18, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Martin Hanzl, Radim Vrbata

    No one should doubt that the Detroit Red Wings are legitimate contenders for the Stanley Cup, but will a secretly shaky defense doom them against the league’s best teams?

  8. Red Wings and Bruins take wildly different paths to success

    Feb 13, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Patrice Bergeron, Jimmy Howard

    Both the Bruins and Red Wings are enjoying successful seasons despite employing wildly different strategies. Read about the profound differences between the two teams in this post.

  9. Alex Ovechkin faces scoring struggles against playoff teams

    Jan 31, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Here’s some fodder for Alex Ovechkin/Capitals haters: the Russian star is struggling to put up the same numbers against elite teams as he does against weaker clubs.

  10. Breakdown of a breakdown: Numbers from the Kings’ disastrous homestand

    Jan 14, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

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    This post features a stats-based look at the Kings’ meltdown seven games into their eight game homestand a look ahead to a February that might bury their playoff hopes.

  11. Road trips and Homestands that will shape the Atlantic Division

    Dec 28, 2010, 7:04 PM EDT

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    The Flyers’ schedule might be the biggest factor in who wins the Atlantic this season, with a huge road trip followed by a big chunk of home games in the next month and a half. Find out about each Atlantic team’s best and worst spans in this post.

  12. Inside the Western Conference Standings – December 26

    Dec 26, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Why the Red Wings might be in a little trouble, while the Kings, Coyotes and Blues have some reason for optimism and more in this month’s Western Conference standings study.

  13. Changing dynamics in the Eastern Conference (and proof that it is very different from the West)

    Dec 7, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    easternjuggernauts

    An interesting trend is developing in the Eastern Conference: there seems to be four “classes” of teams. Meanwhile, the muddled West seems more like a communist society of hockey clubs.

  14. Crunching the numbers from an amazing run by Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins

    Dec 7, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    PHT presents an in-depth breakdown of an insane run by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury. You’ll find the numbers you’ll read in many other places, but most importantly, there are also obscure/deeper stats to stimulate your mind this morning.

  15. Sidney Crosby, Penguins remain hot with win over Devils; Pittsburgh now sits alone atop NHL standings

    Dec 6, 2010, 10:04 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Johan Hedberg

    Sidney Crosby extended his streak with at least one point per game to 16 while the Penguins are now on a 10 game winning streak after a 2-1 win over the woeful Devils.

  16. Western Conference teams continue to dominate the East

    Dec 3, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT

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    westisthebest

    For the sixth season in a row, the Western Conference clearly out-classes the East in the NHL.

  17. Taking a look at a recent run of last minute goals

    Dec 1, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Martin St. Louis

    Six examples of last minute goals earning NHL teams unexpected points since November 19th.

  18. David Booth and the Florida Panthers find goals difficult to come by

    Nov 30, 2010, 9:04 PM EDT

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    boothstrugglestoscore

    How worried should the Florida Panthers be about David Booth’s scoring slump?

  19. Inside the Western Conference Standings – November 25

    Nov 25, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Inside the West: a bright side to look on for the Predators, Oilers and Kings along with reason for concern for the Sharks, Wild and Red Wings.

  20. Inside the Eastern Conference Standings – November 25

    Nov 25, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    jeffcarterextensiontalks

    Inside the Eastern Conference: why the Flyers might be the best team in the East, the Lightning could actually get even better and how the Capitals need to earn the top seed … plus more tidbits.

  21. Taking a look at the Columbus Blue Jackets’ impressive month

    Nov 23, 2010, 10:41 PM EDT

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    ricknashonaroll

    They aren’t getting much attention for their 10-3 month, but the Columbus Blue Jackets are suddenly one of the top teams in the NHL. Here are some interesting numbers from the franchise’s impressive month.

  22. Key numbers as the NHL approaches its 50,000th game

    Nov 20, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Mark Messier

    The 50,000th all-time NHL game will be played tonight. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting numbers.

  23. Hat tricks are piling up at a near-historic rate this season

    Nov 16, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

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    sweepingupthehats

    While the hats aren’t flying at a record pace, NHL players are earning far more hat tricks than usual. Learn more about these trends after the jump.

  24. The numbers behind the New Jersey Devils’ horrific 3-9-1 start

    Nov 2, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Dany Heatley, Joe Thornton, Martin Brodeur

    A stats-heavy look at the horrible 13-game start to the season for the New Jersey Devils.

  25. Inside the Western Conference Standings – October 24

    Oct 24, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

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    redwingsstandings

    Every now and then, we’ll take a look at each conference’s standings to see if there are any trends or quirks that explain why some teams are failing and others are overachieving. Obviously, these results will reveal bigger truths once we advance later into this season … but it’s still fun and interesting to take…

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