1. NHL Playoffs: 4 Reasons to Believe Washington Capitals Can Play Spoiler

    For the Washington Capitals , it's better late than never. After languishing in mediocrity for a bulk of the regular season, they've claimed a new, successful playing style that is giving the Boston Bruins fits...

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  2. Shea Weber Hit: Weber Fined $2,500 for Hit on Henrik Zetterberg

    Shea Weber has been fined $2,500 by the NHL for his hit to the head of Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg in the waning moments of their Game 1 playoff matchup, the league announced today...

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  3. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 4 Biggest Matchups to Watch in Penguins-Flyers Series

    The wait is over, and as the anticipation lingers, there's only one thing left do—hold on just a bit longer until the puck drops on one of the most exciting NHL first-round matchups in recent memory...

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  4. Bobby Ryan, Paul Stastny Headline Team USA World Championship Roster

    According to a USA Hockey press release , Bobby Ryan, Paul Stastny and Jack Johnson headline the Team USA squad that will participate in the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships taking place in Stockholm and Helsinki in May...

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  5. NHL Playoffs 2012: The Three First-Round Series You Can't Afford to Miss

    In a dream-like, fantasy world for hockey fans, where the beer flows aplenty and wearing a hockey jersey to the office is acceptable, each first-round series would go the distance—seven games apiece of hard-nosed, gritty hockey...

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  6. NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Goalies That Can Steal a Series

    No Stanley Cup victor ever reached hockey's pinnacle without a steadfast goaltender between the pipes, the kind that acts as an impregnable barrier even in times of great distress, weak defense or a long scoring drought...

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  7. Chicago Blackhawks Video: Watch Patrick Kane's Shootout Goal of the Year

    Heading into the third period of Saturday's matchup, the Chicago Blackhawks held a firm 2-0 lead over the Detroit Red Wings . Johan Franzen scored his 29th goal of the season eight minutes into the third to cut the Blackhawks lead in half...

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  8. Pittsburgh Penguins Video: Malkin Scores, Orpiks Controversial Hit

    It may have been the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins last meeting of the regular reason, but it had a distinct playoff feel...

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  9. Phoenix Coyotes: Mike Smith Sets NHL Record in Third Consecutive Shutout

    The last goaltender in the world that NHL offenses want to see right now is Mike Smith. The Coyotes backstop turned aside 54 shots in a 2-0 blanking of the Columbus Blue Jackets ...

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  10. NHL Highlights: 21 Matchups That Will Shape the NHL Playoffs

    It started six months ago. And after a grueling, arduous season of regular season hockey, several playoff hopefuls are running out of time...

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  11. 3 NHL Teams Slumping at the Wrong Time

    It's not how you start, it's how you finish. Case in point: the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks . The eventual Stanley Cup champions won six of their final seven regular season games, gaining ...

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  12. USA Hockey: 2012 Women's World Championship Team Announced

    Team USA's 2012 Women's World Championship roster will feature 13 Olympians, according to an announcement made by USA Hockey...

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  13. Happy Birthday, 'Mr. Hockey': Gordie Howe Turns 84 Today

    Simply known as "Mr. Hockey," Gordie Howe celebrates his 84th birthday today. Born on March 31, 1928, in Floral, Saskatchewan, Canada, Howe began his Hall of Fame NHL career during the 1946 season with the Detroit Red Wings as an 18-year-old...

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  14. Sidney Crosby Bloodied as the Pittsburgh Penguins Stumble Again

    It was a case of double-trouble for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Long Island yesterday evening. In the second game of a home-and-home against Atlantic Division foes, the Pittsburgh ...

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  15. Montreal Canadiens Fire General Manager Pierre Gauthier

    According to a report from TSN in Canada, the Montreal Canadiens have decided to part ways with general manager Pierre Gauthier with just under two weeks left in the season...

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  16. NHL: Steven Stamkos Scores No. 54 and 55 to Pad Rocket Richard Lead (Video)

    Don't tell Steven Stamkos there's nothing left to play for. For all intents and purposes, the Tampa Bay Lightning's season is over, sitting a distant nine points back from the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with time dwindling down...

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  17. NFL Kickoff 2012: Champion New York Giants Host Dallas Cowboys to Open Season

    The NFL announced today the 2012 NFL Kickoff game featuring the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants hosting the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. The game is scheduled to be broadcast on NBC, Wednesday, Sept...

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  18. Detroit Red Wings: Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg Put on Passing Clinic in Win

    The Detroit Red Wings scored four goals over an 8:45 span in the first period, receiving a combined six points from Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk and went on to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2...

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  19. NHL Scoring Leaders: Evgeni Malkin and Steven Stamkos Battling to the End

    Evgeni Malkin is not a selfish player. Yet, with a strong 4-2 lead in hand, and a yawning open net staring him in the face, the Penguins dynamo took his shot...

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  20. St. Louis Blues: Meet the NHL Western Conference Front-Runners

    No team has been more overlooked or covered less this season than the St. Louis Blues . You know, the team with 101 points, the most wins (46) in the Western Conference and the NHL 's first to clinch a playoff spot? Yeah, those St...

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  21. Penguins vs. Predators: Alexander Radulov Makes (Second) NHL Debut

    It's taken four years, but Alexander Radulov will make—or remake—his Nashville Predators tonight. The team is in Pittsburgh for a pivotal game in terms of standings for both clubs, but Radulov will remain the biggest focus...

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  22. NHL Highlights: Penguins Pound Jets, Lehtonen's OT Save, Kovalchuk's 400th Goal

    Another robust evening of hockey made things more complicated in the Western Conference, including two pivotal games: Sharks vs. Kings and Coyotes vs. Stars ...

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  23. NHL Recap: Ovechkin in Form, Bruins Beat Down, Sharks in Trouble

    If you've watched highlights from last night's NHL action, you no doubt saw the fist-a-cuffs that ignited the New Jersey/New York rivalry game...

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  24. Alexander Radulov Will Return to Nashville Predators for Postseason Run

    At long last, Alexander Radulov is returning to the NHL and the Nashville Predators. Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Radulov's agent Yuri Nikolaev told Russian news outlet Sovetsky Sport , "...

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  25. NFL Free Agency: Peyton Manning Works out for 49ers, Headed to San Francisco?

    ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that Peyton Manning worked out for the San Francisco 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh and took a physical for the team earlier this week...

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