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  1. Red Wings squeeze by Ducks on historic night

    Feb 10, 2012, 10:54 PM EST

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    Lidstrom and Holmstrom reach milestones while the Red Wings are one win away from tying the all-time record for consecutive home victories.

  2. Evaluating Buffalo’s slim playoff chances

    Feb 9, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    Buffalo Sabres v New York Islanders

    Can the Sabres beat long odds?

  3. Red Wings home streak beats Sam Gagner’s great run

    Feb 8, 2012, 10:56 PM EST

    Edmonton Oilers v Detroit Red Wings

    Gagner’s two goals can’t end Detroit’s 18-game winning streak at home.

  4. Coyotes stay in the mix by beating Red Wings

    Feb 6, 2012, 11:24 PM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes

    Joey MacDonald was acceptable but Mike Smith was fantastic.

  5. How Blackhawks reacted last time Oilers blew them out

    Feb 3, 2012, 7:30 AM EST

    gagnerbeatschi

    Chicago might find motivation in being on the wrong side of history.

  6. Watch James Reimer shut out the Penguins

    Feb 1, 2012, 11:43 PM EST

    James Reimer, Joey Crabb

    Reimer shows little rust as he slows down the red-hot Penguins.

  7. Streaking Lightning still could have a shot at playoffs

    Feb 1, 2012, 12:15 AM EST

    Steven Stamkos, Tomas Vokoun

    Key stretches in February and March could make the difference.

  8. Breaking down the race for the West’s final playoff spots

    Jan 27, 2012, 8:30 AM EST

    George Parros, Raitis Ivanans

    The Pacific Division title and West’s final two spots could make for an interesting stretch run.

  9. Breaking down the race for the East’s final playoff spots

    Jan 27, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    Washington Capitals v Florida Panthers

    The Southeast Division title and East’s final two spots could make for an interesting stretch run.

  10. Things could start looking up for Sabres

    Jan 24, 2012, 11:16 PM EST

    sabresoptimism

    Reasons for positivity beyond ending their franchise-record road slump.

  11. Brutal February will reveal if Ducks are for real

    Jan 22, 2012, 11:07 PM EST

    Jonas Hiller

    Anaheim’s on a five-game winning streak and have an 8-1-1 record in January.

  12. Blackhawks hand Sabres another helping of misery

    Jan 18, 2012, 10:34 PM EST

    Buffalo Sabres v Chicago Blackhawks

    The Blackhawks rise to the top of the NHL while the Sabres continue to slump.

  13. Guy Boucher slams scheduling for Lightning’s latest loss

    Jan 13, 2012, 11:15 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

    Troy Brouwer’s first career hat trick might get lost in the shuffle.

  14. Hey, look: the Avs are red-hot now

    Jan 6, 2012, 11:54 PM EST

    Colorado Avalanche v Boston Bruins

    The Avalanche are back in the playoff picture after winning four in a row and nine of their last 10.

  15. Mike Green is antsy to get back in Capitals lineup

    Jan 2, 2012, 5:58 PM EST

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    Florida Panthers v Washington Capitals

    That doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be back Tuesday, though.

  16. Bruins still have Maple Leafs’ number

    Nov 30, 2011, 10:08 PM EST

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    The Bruins are 3-0 against the Maple Leafs this season, which allowed them to take the top spot in the Northeast Division tonight.

  17. Are the Red Wings the West’s hottest team again?

    Nov 12, 2011, 10:20 PM EST

    grouphugdetap

    Probably, but their schedule hints at another possible cold streak.

  18. Red Wings break skid, but Ducks should turn things around too

    Nov 5, 2011, 10:19 PM EST

    lidstromfistbumpap

    The Red Wings snapped their six-game losing streak, but if the Ducks can get over an embarrassing loss, they can turn things around in a big way. Find out why in this post.

  19. Rangers end opening road trip on winning note

    Oct 24, 2011, 11:28 PM EST

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    Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto, Blake Wheeler

    It wasn’t always pretty, but the Rangers survived their challenging season opening road trip. Now they get the chance to play six straight games at home starting Thursday.

  20. When will Columbus’ winless nightmare end?

    Oct 21, 2011, 11:11 PM EST

    Mikael Samuelsson, Aaron Rome

    If they can’t beat the Senators on Saturday, the answer could be “sometime in November.”

  21. Poll: Who will be the last NHL team with 0 points?

    Oct 13, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Miikka Kiprusoff

    The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets are the only teams in the NHL who haven’t earned a standings point yet. Which team will be the final one stuck on zero?

  22. Winnipeg Jets face two tough road swings and two huge home opportunities

    Oct 1, 2011, 9:00 PM EST

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    Mason

    The Jets really don’t have much of a reason to complain, even if their schedule is predictably imbalanced. They’ll need to survive two lengthy sets of away games and take advantage of two similarly fortuitous homestands to make the playoffs in their first year in Winnipeg.

  23. Capitals could deal with small highs and lows during cyclical 2011-12 season

    Oct 1, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

    greenvokoun

    The Capitals should keep an even keel during a strangely cyclical 2011-12 season.

  24. Tampa Bay shouldn’t strike out because of their schedule

    Oct 1, 2011, 2:30 PM EST

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Florida Panthers

    All things considered, Tampa Bay’s 2011-12 schedule is very reasonable.

  25. Panthers face the second most travel of any NHL team as part of a rough 2011-12 schedule

    Oct 1, 2011, 1:45 PM EST

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    Kevin Dineen

    The Panthers’ large cast of new characters will have plenty of time to bond during plane and road trips – they’ll rack up the second most miles of any team in the NHL.

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