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  1. Red Wings come back, beat Blues in shootout

    Apr 4, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT

    Brian Elliott, Todd Bertuzzi

    Detroit ends Brian Elliott’s shutout streak in wild fashion.

  2. Mike Smith stops regulation-record 54 shots for third straight shutout

    Apr 4, 2012, 12:53 AM EDT

    Mike Smith

    Coyotes get another big regulation win in the process.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Capitals, Sabres react to changing fortunes

    Apr 1, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Washington Capitals

    Buffalo’s Ville Leino knows time is running out.

  8. East update: An ideal night for idle teams

    Mar 30, 2012, 11:24 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    Here’s a quick roundup of who clinched, who inched and who’s officially out.

  9. 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.

  10. Why winning the Pacific is kind of a big deal

    Mar 29, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Dallas Stars

    … And not just material for a great matchup for the Chicago Blackhawks.

  11. West update: Stars capture Pacific lead – again

    Mar 29, 2012, 1:37 AM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Dallas Stars

    The golden rule: don’t condemn or praise any of the contenders from the Pacific too much.

  12. Rangers bump top seed lead to five points with win

    Mar 28, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets v New York Rangers

    New York increases its lead in the East/Atlantic after early scare.

  13. 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.

  14. Sharks take Pacific Division lead, Flames stay alive

    Mar 27, 2012, 1:40 AM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks

    Tonight’s playoff update.

  15. Capitals cough up three-goal lead, lose to Jets in OT

    Mar 23, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets v Washington Capitals

    It’s getting tougher and tougher to deny the masses who call them “chokers.”

  16. A Carolina Cinderella story depends on win Friday

    Mar 23, 2012, 8:46 AM EDT

    Cam Ward

    In order to prove they still have any hope, the Hurricanes need to defeat the NHL’s worst team.

  17. 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.

  18. Rangers slip by Red Wings in overtime

    Mar 21, 2012, 10:52 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v New York Rangers

    New York beefs up its Atlantic Division lead.

  19. 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?

  20. 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.

  21. Capitals hold on for big win against Red Wings – in Detroit

    Mar 19, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Todd Bertuzzi, Jay Sharrers

    Things aren’t looking so great for the Red Wings, who are on a five-game losing streak.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

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