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  1. Gretzky: Stars were rarely targeted back in the day

    Apr 19, 2012, 2:42 PM EST

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    Is it time to get rid of the instigator penalty?

  2. Asham surprised by suspension length, thought Backstrom’s cross-check was “a lot worse”

    Apr 19, 2012, 1:35 PM EST

    Brayden Schenn, Arron Asham

    Pittsburgh forward displeased with being banned for the remainder of the first round.

  3. Caps will have Erskine back tonight

    Apr 19, 2012, 12:01 PM EST

    John Erskine

    For obvious reasons.

  4. Vokoun compares his groin injury to a concussion

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:03 AM EST

    Tomas Vokoun, Jeff Skinner

    It doesn’t sound like he’s close to returning.

  5. How much would Luongo be worth on the trade market?

    Apr 19, 2012, 8:47 AM EST

    Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider

    This might be the summer that we find out.

  6. Dale Hunter claims Boston was offside before Game 3 winner

    Apr 18, 2012, 9:49 PM EST

    St Louis Blues v Washington Capitals

    Was Chris Kelly offside during Zdeno Chara’s PP goal?

  7. Julien fires back at Hunter: “Being accused of headhunting is ludicrous”

    Apr 18, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

    Claude Julien

    He’s none too happy with the recent claims being made.

  8. Capitals disagree with, don’t understand Backstrom suspension

    Apr 18, 2012, 2:04 PM EST

    Backstrom

    “We do not understand why a suspension was imposed in this case while other incidents in this series have not been reviewed.”

  9. With Backstrom out for Game 4, Mike Knuble gets a shot to prove himself

    Apr 18, 2012, 11:57 AM EST

    Mike Knuble

    In a scratch-filled season, a cagey veteran will try and make a difference.

  10. It’s official: Nicklas Backstrom suspended for Game 4

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:59 PM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    His late cross-check was worse than Dale Hunter thought.

  11. Dale Hunter says the Bruins are targeting Nicklas Backstrom’s head

    Apr 17, 2012, 12:52 PM EST

    Dale Hunter

    Hunter: “It is crossing the line. To grab his head all the time is not the right way to play.”

  12. Report: Backstrom has hearing with Shanahan over cross-check

    Apr 17, 2012, 12:34 PM EST

    Backstrom Crosscheck

    NHL discipline czar is a busy man these days.

  13. Milan Lucic and Karl Alzner don’t seem to care for each other

    Apr 17, 2012, 9:52 AM EST

    Milan Lucic, Brooks Laich

    Lucic: “I don’t even know what to say to show that I’m not a crybaby.”

  14. PHT Morning Skate: Where Don Cherry sticks up for Sidney Crosby

    Apr 17, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Don Cherry

    This might be the least stunning development of the postseason. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  15. Chimera apologizes to Marchand for spear to groin

    Apr 17, 2012, 12:24 AM EST

    chimeragetty

    Best reason to apologize ever? Best reason to apologize ever.

  16. Peverley on Backstrom: “He tried to cross-check me in the face”

    Apr 16, 2012, 11:39 PM EST

    backstromgetty

    He seemed pretty indifferent about a suspension being necessary, though.

  17. Hunter thinks Backstrom’s cross-check “wasn’t that bad”

    Apr 16, 2012, 11:10 PM EST

    Dale Hunter

    Caps coach doesn’t think it will result in a suspension.

  18. Nicklas Backstrom’s late cross-check could bring suspension

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:56 PM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    Mike Vogel reports that a match penalty in the waning moments could mean an automatic review.

  19. Discuss: Bruins take back home ice advantage from Caps

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:26 PM EST

    paillegetty

    Boston barely ekes out a 2-1 series lead with a 4-3 win against Washington.

  20. Caps fans bring Obama masks to taunt Tim Thomas

    Apr 16, 2012, 7:21 PM EST

    obamamasks

    That’s some quality trolling.

  21. Even Brad Marchand knows the Bruins have to be better than they have been

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Brad Marchand

    “It’s a big time of year and we need guys to step up .”

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