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Flames come up short in shootout loss to host Ducks (The Calgary Herald)

Posted on Feb 7, 2012Luckless Calgary suffers 14th straight loss in Anaheim

Also Mentioned: Bruce Boudreau



Monday’s Three Stars: Hanzal leads Coyotes; Kessel, Leafs keep rolling (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted on Feb 7, 2012No. 1 Star: Martin Hanzal, Phoenix Coyotes Looking for their first win against the Detroit Red Wings in seven games, Hanzal potted a pair of goals and Mike Smith made 30 saves as the Coyotes were victorious 3-1. Ray Whitney … Continue reading →




NHL roundup: Sabres coach Ruff sustains broken ribs (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted on Feb 6, 2012Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, reportedly suffering three broken ribs on Monday after a player lost his balance, slid to the ice and knocked the coach off his feet from behind during a practice session. The hit, from Ville Leino, sent Ruff airborne briefly before he landed hard...

Also Mentioned: Lindy Ruff



As Jets struggle, coach has to be realistic (The Canadian Press)

Posted on Feb 6, 2012WINNIPEG - As the Winnipeg Jets slowly sink below the line separating the NHL's playoff-bound teams from the rest, coach Claude Noel has to hope solid teamwork will get his club's offence on track.

Also Mentioned: Kevin Cheveldayoff



Wild sign Prosser to two-year extension (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted on Feb 6, 2012The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Nate Prosser to a two-year contract extension, the team announced on Monday. Prosser, who has six assists in 23 games this season, will make $800,000 the first year of the contract and $850,000 in its second year.

Also Mentioned: Mike Yeo



Puck Headlines: Sam Gagner didn’t score 8 points; Stewart waived; Crosby update (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted on Feb 6, 2012Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Via reader Bryce Rankin, an NHL desk calendar fail of the … Continue reading →

Also Mentioned: Cal Clutterbuck



Wild sign D Nate Prosser to 2-year extension (AP)

Posted on Feb 6, 2012The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Nate Prosser to a two-year contract extension. The 25-year-old Prosser has six assists in 23 games for the Wild this season. The Wild are 14-7-2 with the rookie in the lineup, and coach Mike Yeo has praised his poise and ability to implement the new system that has been installed.

Also Mentioned: Mike Yeo



Fantasy Hockey: Kovalchuk starts his season; Spezza’s big slump; Gagner’s fantasy impact (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted on Feb 6, 2012Dobber checks in every Monday to force-feed you the latest fantasy hockey trends. The founder of DobberHockey.com and a columnist for The Hockey News website, he long ago immersed himself into this rollercoaster world and is unable to escape. It's … Continue reading →

Also Mentioned: Michael Grabner



What We Learned: NHL could learn a thing or two from the Super Bowl (Yahoo! Sports)

Posted on Feb 6, 2012Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend's events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about … Continue reading →




Jamie Benn lifts Stars over Wild 2-1 in shootout (AP)

Posted on Feb 5, 2012Kari Lehtonen watched during pregame ceremonies as the Dallas Stars honored former goalie Ed Belfour, who led the franchise to its only Stanley Cup in 1999. Lehtonen went on give his best impression of Eddie the Eagle. Lehtonen made 33 saves in regulation and overtime, then denied two of three Minnesota skaters in the shootout as the Stars beat the Wild 2-1 on Saturday night.

Also Mentioned: Nick Schultz