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Monday Morning Skate: Florida reaches new lows in the history of N.H.L. playoff chases; Zach Parise plans unexplainable return to the Devils; Corey Perry gets push for Hart Trophy consideration.
Some 2,100 Quebec fans are expected to travel April 10 to Prudential Center in Newark for the season-ending game between the Devils and the Boston Bruins.
The Rangers and the Washington Capitals will not open the 2011-12 N.H.L. season in Russia, nor will any N.H.L. clubs play Kontinental Hockey League clubs in exhibition games in Russia next fall.
Four times in the past six weeks, Anaheim wing Teemu Selanne has scored the tying goal in the final three minutes of a game.
There is one advantage of being the only veteran goaltender on the Rangers for Henrik Lundqvist: He knows he is starting every game.
The Rangers' playoff push is getting a major lift from its set of young defensemen.
The Capitals have yet to settle on a starting goaltender for the playoffs, with Michal Neuvirth and Semyon Varlamov both vying for the job and their hottest one, Braden Holtby, back in the minors.
Manny Malhotra will miss the rest of the season for the Vancouver Canucks after sustaining a serious eye injury.
Monday Morning Skate: Blake Geoffrion's hat trick saves Nashville, Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke should draw N.H.L.'s ire; Pekka Rinne garnering support as most valuable player.
Penguins agitator Matt Cooke will almost certainly be ordered to pay another visit to the office of N.H.L. judge Colin Campbell in the next few days.
The Sabres will host a memorial service Thursday for Rick Martin, the former Buffalo star who died at 59 of a heart attack on March 12.
Dave Checketts, the St. Louis Blues chairman, announced last week that the club was for sale, a somewhat unexpected development considering it is among the strongest home draws in the N.H.L.
Brandon Prust, a 6-foot-2 left wing that Marc Staal calls "one of the toughest teammates I've ever had," played his 72nd consecutive game of the season Friday night when the Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby skated in three workouts this week, giving his team and the N.H.L. hope he will return for the playoffs.
Now that Dave Checketts is selling the St. Louis Blues, is he interested in buying the Mets? "No," was the answer.
The New York Aviators are preparing to face off against the Akwesasne Warriors in the finals of the first season of the Federal Hockey League, with Game 1 in Brooklyn on Saturday night.
If 14 percent of N.H.L. concussions result from legal hits to the head, why did the general managers decide to keep them legal?
Excerpts from conversations with Brian Burke, Steve Yzerman, Jim Rutherford, Steve Yzerman and Ray Shero at the N.H.L. general managers' meetings.
Can N.H.L. general managers justify continuing to allow the kinds of hits that produce such a high rate of concussion?
Monday Morning Skate: Roundup of weekend action in the N.H.L., including Gary Bettman's contract extension, the Devils' still-scant playoff chances and a nifty save by Montreal defenseman Hal Gill.