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Andrej Meszaros Takes A Shot To The Throat & On The Ice For The 3rd Period

From having trouble breathing to back on the ice.. have to give Meszaros credit for this one.

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Crosby With 50 Goals, Almost

This is his 49th tonight

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update 9:54pm, First video is his 50th and watch #49 below.

update 10:17pm, Well, Crosby back to 49 goals now that the goal officially is credited to Guerin so I added almost to the headline too.

 

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Capitals Will Unveil The Presidents’ Trophy For All To See

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will celebrate their first Presidents’ Trophy at Friday’s game against the Atlanta Thrashers. The Capitals will have a brief pregame on-ice ceremony unveiling the Presidents’ Trophy – given each year to the team with the best record in the NHL – before the game then share it with their fans at Verizon Center and Kettler Capitals Iceplex the next two days.

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Preds Say Hornqvist Should Be Ready For The Playoffs

via Scott Burnside of ESPN,

The Nashville Predators’ top goal-scorer, Patric Hornqvist, doesn’t appear to be seriously injured after taking a slap shot from teammate Shea Weber in Wednesday’s 5-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Hornqvist, who has 30 goals, played just 7:29 and did not return to the game. It was initially feared he could be lost long-term, but Nashville officials reported late Thursday that Hornqvist will be kept out of the Predators’ final regular-season game Saturday against the St. Louis Blues as a precautionary measure. He should be ready when the playoffs begin next Wednesday.

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Afternoon Line

“We don’t mind facing anyone, but as far as Detroit, the only thing I dislike is having to fly there and having to stay there, to have to spend a couple of days in that city.”

“Hockey-wise, they’re a good team, but they’re very beatable. The last time we were at their building, we won 6-3.

“All the teams in the West are good, and any team you play is a tough challenge. No one is a walk in the park.”

-Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks when asked about playing the Red Wings in the playoffs.  More on playing the Wings from Tom Mantzouranis of NHL Fanhouse.

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Finding Someone To Play With Iginla

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

If the decision is made to keep Iginla, then the Flames need to find someone like Cammalleri, or even like Alex Tanguay, for Iginla to play with. Tanguay, unlike Cammalleri, was more of a playmaker than a scorer (and not a centre either, which would be ideal), but he was someone who could find Iginla in the shooting areas on the ice, with those nice soft seeing-eye passes of his….

Assuming then that the primary off-season goal iin Calgary is to find a complementary player for Iginla - centre or left winger - the most logical candidate to trade is defenceman Robyn Regehr….

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NHL Network Will Broadcast Pre-Game Tonight From Pittsburgh

NHL Network U.S. will take to the airwaves early for tonight’s match-up between the Penguins and New York Islanders in order to broadcast a special pre-game ceremony planned to commemorate the final regular-season game played at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh.

Mellon Arena, often nicknamed the ‘Igloo’, will host its 1,667th regular season game tonight.  The Penguins will have over 50 alumni players, coaches and management in the building for this special ceremony.  The ceremony, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., will be followed by the puck drop at 7:30 p.m. ET—both the ceremony and game will be broadcast in HD.

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Empty Dates At MSG Means Loss Of Income

from Ken Belson of the New York Times,

With two games left on their schedule, the Rangers are in danger of missing the N.H.L. playoffs for the first time in five years. That possibility would certainly be a disappointment for the team’s fans. But it would also sting the Rangers’ front office, which would forgo several million dollars for each playoff game missed.

Madison Square Garden Inc., which owns the Rangers, will certainly survive if the team misses the playoffs because the Rangers are only one part of a $1 billion enterprise that includes the Knicks, the Liberty and other sports properties; Radio City Music Hall and other theaters; and the MSG Network.

But because all N.B.A. and N.H.L. teams must keep dates open at their arenas in case they make the playoffs, the elimination of the Knicks and the Rangers from the postseason means the Garden would remain empty for many more nights in April and May.

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Who Can Clinch Tonight & Possible Seedings

EASTERN CONFERENCE
#2 New Jersey Devils would clinch the Atlantic Division…
* if they defeat the Florida Panthers AND the Pittsburgh Penguins lose in regulation to the New
York Islanders
#4 Pittsburgh Penguins would clinch home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs…
* if they get at least one point against New York Islanders
OR
* if the Ottawa Senators lose (in regulation or overtime/shootout) to Tampa Bay
#6 Montreal Canadiens would clinch a playoff berth…
* if they get at least one point against the Carolina Hurricanes

WHO CAN FINISH WHERE?

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Ice Edge Holdings Has Had It With The City Of Glendale

from Camwest News Service at the Vancouver Sun,

One of two groups interested in purchasing the Phoenix Coyotes is threatening to pull out of the bidding.

Connecticut-based Ice Edge Holdings said Thursday that it has been frustrated in its efforts to work out a lease deal with the City of Glendale and Jobing.com Arena. And as a result, the group’s $160-million US proposal to purchase the team from the National Hockey League could be off the table.

“The city may leave us no choice,” Ice Edge’s CEO told Canwest News Service in an e-mail. “Their most recent proposal takes a number of steps back from prior agreements we have had with them.”

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