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  1. Canadiens hold Stamkos at 58 goals; Budaj’s blooper reel offering

    Apr 4, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT

    Frederic St-Denis Steven Stamkos

    Stamkos now needs two goals in his last two games for 60.

  2. Sharks sweep huge home-and-home vs. Stars

    Apr 3, 2012, 11:39 PM EDT

    Steve Ott,Brent Burns,Antti Niemi

    Two big regulation matches swing teams’ fates.

  3. Panthers cough up chance to clinch Southeast, playoffs

    Apr 3, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Florida Panthers

    Florida appears content to back into first berth in more than 10 years.

  4. Sabres’ weird win might be a metaphor for their season

    Apr 3, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres

    And in less happy news, Toronto’s season too.

  5. This just in: Darryl Sutter is “not Nostradamus”

    Apr 1, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Darryl Sutter

    He’s upbeat about the Kings’ road trip overall, though.

  6. Predators win big one in home ice chase against Red Wings

    Mar 30, 2012, 10:25 PM EDT

    Gabriel Bourque, Jordin Tootoo, Paul Gaustad

    Predators open up a one-point lead in likely fourth vs. fifth seed matchup.

  7. Panthers might not win the Southeast after all

    Mar 30, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT

    Tomas Fleischmann, Dalton Prout

    Should-be layups have mostly been losses for a team that seemed like a shoo-in.

  8. Coyotes take seventh seed in West, knock Sharks out of top eight

    Mar 30, 2012, 1:04 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes

    Radim Vrbata powered a big 2-0 win for Phoenix.

  9. Capitals fall short in a huge game – again

    Mar 27, 2012, 9:53 PM EDT

    toughtimesforcapsap

    Buffalo deserves a lot of credit, but it’s hard not to gravitate toward Washington’s woes.

  10. Capitals get a point in loss to Flyers, prepare for huge homestand

    Mar 22, 2012, 10:26 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Washington strengthens its hold on the eighth spot with home games against Winnipeg and Buffalo coming up.

  11. Sharks open up path of most resistance with loss to Ducks

    Mar 20, 2012, 12:55 AM EDT

    Ryan Getzlaf, Brent Burns, Douglas Murray

    Can San Jose navigate a schedule with no give?

  12. Blowouts deflate what’s left of Leafs, Bolts’ playoff dreams

    Mar 19, 2012, 10:43 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Buffalo Sabres

    Meanwhile, the Sabres keep stride with the Capitals.

  13. Breaking down the race for East’s final spot after Winnipeg’s win

    Mar 16, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

    hamburglargetty

    Capitals fans might feel a little better after reading this analysis.

  14. Senators take Northeast Division lead from Bruins

    Mar 16, 2012, 10:09 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v Florida Panthers

    Ottawa’s 2-1 OT win against Montreal got them there.

  15. Flames beat Jets, make both bubbles more interesting

    Mar 10, 2012, 1:51 AM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Calgary Flames

    West, East playoff races should go down to the wire.

  16. Capitals’ two-week gut check begins tonight

    Mar 8, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Washington Capitals

    The next 14 days will tell us all we need to know about Washington.

  17. Breaking down Winnipeg’s Southeast chances after crushing Florida

    Mar 1, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets v Florida Panthers

    The odds are still stacked against the Jets, but who expected them to beat the Panthers 7-0 tonight?

  18. Ryan Miller might just drag Buffalo back into playoff picture

    Mar 1, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

    Ryan Miller

    Or at least give Sabres fans a reason to believe for a while …

  19. Sizzling Senators shut down Bruins, spawn some bold questions

    Feb 28, 2012, 11:11 PM EDT

    senshug

    Could Ottawa make Boston sweat in the Northeast? Should Erik Karlsson get the Norris Trophy for his offense? Read on.

  20. Blackhawks send Red Wings below .500 on road

    Feb 21, 2012, 11:33 PM EDT

    hossacrawgetty

    Detroit’s home streak is still safe though.

  21. Jets don’t quite get revenge on Ilya Bryzgalov

    Feb 21, 2012, 10:24 PM EDT

    Dustin Byfuglien, Tobias Enstrom, Andrew Ladd, Brian Little, Ilya Bryzgalov

    Winnipeg’s homestand is still looking promising, though.

  22. Sharks hope to re-gain road groove

    Feb 21, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Antti Niemi

    Tonight’s game against the Blue Jackets in Columbus.

  23. Gauging the surging Anaheim Ducks’ playoff prospects

    Feb 15, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

    Anaheim Ducks v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Can Bruce Boudreau’s bunch complete an unlikely run after reaching the .500 mark tonight?

  24. Missed opportunities for Caps, Habs tonight

    Feb 13, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Washington Capitals

    The inactive Jets might be Monday’s big winner, then.

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