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  1. Hurricanes look to complete some unfinished business

    Aug 26, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Paul Maurice

    After fading down the stretch and coming up one game short of the playoffs, the Carolina Hurricanes know they have some unfinished business next season.

  2. Western Conference playoff field all set – Familiar faces get reacquainted

    Apr 10, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

    Patrick Kane, Roberto Luongo

    With the Western Conference field all set, here’s a quick snapshot of how the match-ups look for the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.

  3. Chicago sneaks in the playoffs through the back door, Dallas loses 5-3 to Minnesota

    Apr 10, 2011, 8:53 PM EDT

    Greg Zanon, Brenden Morrow, Jose Theodore

    Chicago couldn’t do it themselves so the Minnesota Wild did it for them. The Blackhawks land in the playoffs after the Wild beat Dallas 5-3 tonight.

  4. Your move, Carolina: Rangers pound Devils 5-2, force Carolina to win their way into playoffs

    Apr 9, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

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    Bryan McCabe, Chris Drury, Mats Zuccarello

    The Rangers 5-2 win over New Jersey this afternoon now puts the pressure on Carolina to win tonight against Tampa Bay to get into the playoffs.

  5. Race for the playoffs: Western Conference seeding up for grabs tonight

    Apr 9, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Ryan Smyth, George Parros

    While seven of the eight teams are settled on for the playoffs in the Western Conference, tonight could help settle some of the seeding for the playoffs.

  6. Race for the playoffs: Rangers and Hurricanes play for their playoff lives

    Apr 9, 2011, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Cam Ward, Henrik Lundqvist

    It all comes down to today for the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers get to decide their fate early this afternoon but they can shift the pressure to Carolina with a win.

  7. Race for the playoffs: Preds and Coyotes can clinch; Ducks, Stars, and Hawks fight on

    Apr 8, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

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    Shane Doan, Shea Weber

    Nashville and Phoenix each just need a point tonight to lock up playoff spots while Anaheim, Dallas, and Chicago fight on to try and make the playoffs.

  8. Video: Mike Milbury previews NBC’s Game of the Week – Blackhawks vs. Red Wings

    Apr 8, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Joey MacDonald, Patrick Kane

    Mike Milbury analyzes the curious things that could shake loose this Sunday afternoon when Detroit and Chicago face off in what could be a playoff spot-deciding game for the Blackhawks.

  9. Race for the playoffs: Caps can clinch top spot, Buffalo looks to lock in, Canes control destiny

    Apr 8, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT

    Cam Ward, Erik Cole

    A lot can shake loose in the Eastern Conference tonight. Washington looks to lock up home ice throughout while Buffalo looks to lock into the playoffs against Philly who hopes to still win the Atlantic Division.

  10. Rangers’ playoff destiny handed over to Carolina, lose to Atlanta 3-0

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT

    Ondrej Pavelec

    The Rangers had playoff destiny in their own hands going into tonight’s game against Atlanta. Now they’ve handed it off to Carolina after being shutout 3-0 by Ondrej Pavelec and the Thrashers.

  11. Video: Mike Milbury says Dallas is making the playoffs

    Apr 6, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Brenden Morrow, Kari Lehtonen

    This week’s Hot Topics sees Mike Milbury talking with Tiffany Simons about the Rangers miracle comeback against Boston as well as his look at the playoff races in the East and West and a declaration that Dallas is going to make the postseason.

  12. Surprise! Patrick Sharp will play tonight for against St. Louis

    Apr 6, 2011, 6:39 PM EDT

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    Patrick Sharp

    Injured Blackhawks star Patrick Sharp is injured no more as he’s in the lineup tonight against St. Louis as the Hawks look to lock down a playoff spot.

  13. Race for the Playoffs: Kings or Coyotes can clinch, Ducks-Sharks battle in Anaheim

    Apr 6, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

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    Rostislav Klesla, Dustin Brown

    Three games stand out in a big way tonight for the Western Playoffs. The winner of tonight’s Kings-Coyotes game clinches, the Ducks and Sharks face off in a big one for Anaheim while Chicago looks to rebound against the Blues.

  14. Race for the playoffs: In the East, Canes can stay alive while Caps can continue surge

    Apr 6, 2011, 12:39 PM EDT

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    Cam Ward

    All attention in the East turns to Carolina where the Hurricanes can either keep the pressure on the Rangers and Sabres, or they can help the Sabres clinch a spot tonight. Meanwhile, the Caps look to put a stranglehold on the top spot.

  15. Race for the playoffs: Two games with major playoff implications tonight

    Apr 4, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Ryan Clowe, Jon Quick

    There’s just two games tonight, but they’ve both got major playoff implications with the Kings looking to lock up a playoff spot and the Rangers hoping to help secure their future.

  16. Sabres jump back in to seventh place, beat Carolina in overtime 2-1

    Apr 3, 2011, 8:56 PM EDT

    Marc-Andre Gragnani

    Marc-Andre Gragnani isn’t a household name in Buffalo, but it’s going to be a lot better known now after his overtime winner to vault Buffalo into seventh place after beating Carolina.

  17. 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.

  18. Race for the playoffs: Three gigantic games highlight the West race today

    Apr 2, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

    Dan Cleary, Shea Weber

    Three huge games stand out out west today in the Race For The Playoffs as playoff standings and hopes can all be jumbled in a big way today.

  19. Race for the playoffs: East playoff hopefuls all in action today

    Apr 2, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT

    Joffrey Lupul, James Reimer

    In the Eastern race for the playoffs tonight, playoff hopefuls look to make their last stand while others hope to do their part to climb up or hang on to the spot they have.

  20. 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.

  21. Race for the playoffs: Do or die out West for Dallas, Kings get first real test

    Mar 31, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

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    Steve Ott

    The Western Conference playoff picture might not get any clearer tonight, but the Stars have a must-win game against San Jose and the Kopitar-less Kings get their first real test against Vancouver.

  22. Race for the playoffs: Bruins can clinch division, Rangers looking to bounce back

    Mar 31, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas, Greg Campbell

    The race for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference rages on tonight with the Bruins looking to lock up the Northeast Division, the Rangers hoping to bounce back, and a potential first round preview in Tampa.

  23. Race for the playoffs: Three make-or-break games on tap tonight

    Mar 30, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    With the season winding down and the playoff picture sorting itself out, we’ll be taking a look at the night’s games and how they’ll potentially affect the playoff races. This is ProHockeyTalk’s “Race for the Playoffs.” Eastern Conference 5. Tampa Bay – 93 pts 6. Montreal – 89 pts 7. NY Rangers – 87 pts…

  24. Race for the Playoffs: Chicago’s pursuit runs into old nemesis Detroit tonight

    Mar 28, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Jonathan Toews

    With only two games tonight, the Race for the Playoffs comes into focus out west once again, this time centering on the perilous playoff push for the Chicago Blackhawks.

  25. Race for the playoffs: Ducks-Hawks highlight tonight’s Western Conference shuffle

    Mar 26, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Anaheim Ducks

    With 12 games in the league tonight, the Western Conference shuffle rolls on tonight with a pair of key tilts mixed in the schedule.

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