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  1. Dennis Wideman doesn’t think he’s the defensive goat you might believe him to be

    Apr 21, 2012, 11:12 AM EDT

    Dennis Wideman, Patrice Bergeron

    The Bruins have scored seven goals and he’s been on the ice for five of them.

  2. Video: Saturday preview, can underdog Sens, Caps keep this up?

    Apr 20, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

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    2012cuplogo

    There are five playoff games scheduled for Saturday.

  3. PHT Extra: What’s next for Roberto Luongo?

    Apr 20, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT

    Roberto Luongo

    In this edition of PHT Extra, Jason and Mike talk about the Canucks’ goaltending situation and Ovechkin’s lack of minutes in the third period of Thursday’s game.

  4. Ovechkin brushes off benching: “It doesn’t matter how many minutes I play”

    Apr 20, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Which is good, because he only played 1:58 in the third period last night.

  5. Bettman dismisses Caps’ complaints about Backstrom suspension

    Apr 20, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT

    Gary Bettman

    “That doesn’t mean anything — they didn’t like it.”

  6. Hunter says “matching lines” is why Ovechkin played 1:58 in the third period last night

    Apr 20, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

    St Louis Blues v Washington Capitals

    Not because of the “massive turnover” he had on Boston’s goal.

  7. PHT Morning Skate: Where the first round is the most dangerous

    Apr 20, 2012, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Scotty Bowman

    Today’s collection of links.

  8. Alex Ovechkin on barely playing in third: “It is what it is”

    Apr 20, 2012, 2:11 AM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Less than two minutes in the third period for Ovechkin.

  9. NHL aware of timekeeping error in Washington, issues statement

    Apr 19, 2012, 11:58 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins on April 19, 2012 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Holtby’s heroics prevented the NHL from having to disallow a Bruins’ goal.

  10. Tim Thomas isn’t pumping Holtby’s or his teammates’ tires

    Apr 19, 2012, 11:21 PM EDT

    thomassprawlsgetty

    Sounds like the reigning Conn Smythe and Vezina winner isn’t happy.

  11. Watch Holtby hold own in final moments of Game 4, prevent a potential controversy

    Apr 19, 2012, 11:09 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save against the Boston Bruins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

    An error with the time clock meant that the Bruins attack lasted 5.3 seconds longer than it should have.

  12. Capitals obey “Win it for Nicky” sign

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:35 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Fans hold a sign for Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals before Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Boston Bruins during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. Backstrom was suspended one game. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

    Backstrom missed Game 4 on Thursday because of a one-game suspension.

  13. Discussion: Braden Holtby steals another game, series tied

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals walks off the ice after warm ups before Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Boston Bruins during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

    Can the young Capitals’ goaltender get Washington past the first round?

  14. Is Braden Holtby becoming a star before our eyes?

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:17 PM EDT

    holtbygetty

    Maybe not, but he’s a huge difference-maker so far.

  15. Playoff goat? Dennis Wideman struggles

    Apr 19, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

    Dennis Wideman

    He has been on the ice for all of Boston’s even strength goals.

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

    Apr 19, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

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    Is it time to get rid of the instigator penalty?

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

    Apr 19, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT

    Brayden Schenn, Arron Asham

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

  18. Caps will have Erskine back tonight

    Apr 19, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

    John Erskine

    For obvious reasons.

  19. Vokoun compares his groin injury to a concussion

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:03 AM EDT

    Tomas Vokoun, Jeff Skinner

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

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

    Apr 19, 2012, 8:47 AM EDT

    Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider

    This might be the summer that we find out.

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

    Apr 18, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

    St Louis Blues v Washington Capitals

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

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

    Apr 18, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT

    Claude Julien

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

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

    Apr 18, 2012, 2:04 PM EDT

    Backstrom

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

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