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VIDEO: Cam Ward makes unbelievable paddle save to stone Bryan Little

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By Mike McMahon

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender channeled his inner Tim Thomas against the Winnipeg Jets, robbing forward Bryan Little with a diving paddle save.

A candidate for Save of the Year, Ward’s spectacular save kept the game scoreless in the first period and left Little astonished.

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  • Published On Mar 22, 2014
  • Team USA/Team Canada Olympic Goalie Power Rankings: Week 8

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    Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings is playing his way out of a possible role with Team USA at Sochi.

    Out of the mix: Jimmy Howard’s woes have opened the door to a spot on Team USA. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    Each week, we’ll rank the top contenders to man the pipes for Team USA and Team Canada in Sochi based on their play to date. (All stats current as of Wed. Nov. 27)

    Team USA

    1. Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres

    He continues to face more high-quality opportunities than any goaltender in the league. Seems like the ideal training regimen for Sochi, doesn’t it? He’s given up some goals along the way, but there aren’t many that he wants back. That ability to make the stops he has to make perfectly positions him to be the American starter. (Last week: 1)

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  • Published On Nov 27, 2013
  • Top Line: James Reimer NHL’s best goalie; Crosby no Kid; more links

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    James Reimer of the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Maple Leafs backup James Reimer now leads the NHL with a .947 save percentage. (Graig Abel/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • Is James Reimer the best goalie in hockey right now? The numbers make an interesting case, even if they can’t earn him the starter’s job in Toronto.

    • Ten years after scoring the goal that made him famous, Sidney Crosby is no longer The Kid. But he remains the game’s most compelling star.

    • He’s not exactly letting the cat out of the bag here, but Team USA GM David Poile strongly implied that one New York Ranger was a lock for Sochi, and two others are in the running for spots.

    • The goals aren’t flowing yet for New York’s reunited top line, but the chances are coming for Rick Nash, Brad Richards and Ryan Callahan. The trio has turned in three consecutive strong performances since the return of Nash from IR, giving the Blueshirts hope that their offense might soon get out of first gear.

    • A pair of losses has done more than end an 8-1-1 hot streak in Phoenix. It revealed a long-festering problem that threatens to undermine their bid for a playoff spot in the tough Pacific race.

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  • Published On Nov 25, 2013
  • Top Line: Roberto Luongo tells all on TSN; Olympic camp talk; more links

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    Roberto Luongo is Vancouver's starter once more. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

    Roberto Luongo is Vancouver’s starter once more. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • “I was kind of floored to be honest with you,” said Roberto Luongo in the first part of his up-close interview with James Duthie on TSN. “Out of all the situations that I envisioned, that wasn’t one of them. That’s a pretty big move, I thought, to make without having input from the guy you’re going to put your trust in.” TSN has the video here and here. Part three of the interview airs tonight.

    • Don’t want to watch the vid? NHL.com posted a transcript of the interview here.

    • Ed Willes writes that while the interview was first-rate entertainment, Luongo’s state of mind doesn’t matter nearly as much as his ability to provide high-end goaltending this season. That’s the big question mark hanging over a team that looks like it will go only as far as the guy between the pipes carries them.

    • Claude Giroux says he can’t attend Canada’s Olympic camp because of his sore finger. Patrice Bergeron, who played Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final with broken ribs and a punctured lung, says hi.

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  • Published On Aug 24, 2013
  • Martin Brodeur scores third career goal in return to action

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    By Allan Muir

    The Devils knew Martin Brodeur would make an impact in his return to action Thursday night. They just didn’t realize it would be on the power play.

    Making his first start since Feb. 21, the 40-year-old sniper opened the scoring in New Jersey’s 4-1 win over the Hurricanes. He picked up a loose puck behind his net, dashed into the neutral zone, pirouetted through a phalanx of defenders and then went roof daddy on the ghost of Jacques Plante.

    Alright, that might be the story he tells the grand kids, but the reality wasn’t quite that spectacular. Brodeur was credited with the tally as the last Devil to touch the puck before Jordan Staal’s hard pass to the point caromed off the boards and down the ice into the cage that had been vacated by Dan Ellis moments earlier because of a delayed penalty call on New Jersey.

    It was the third goal Brodeur has earned over his career, but the first ever on the power play. In fact, he’s just the second goalie to score on the PP–Evgeni Nabokov was the first back in 2002.

    And how’s this for the ice-leveling powers of the hockey gods: the last goalie to light the lamp? Carolina’s Cam Ward, who was credited with a goal last season when New Jersey’s Ilya Kovalchuk sent the puck the length of the ice into his own net.

    Although to hear Ward tell it…


  • Published On Mar 21, 2013
  • No goal for Maple Leafs’ Bozak the latest blown call

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    By Allan Muir

    Another day, another brutal call in the NHL.

    But this one doesn’t fall on the on-ice officials.

    This time it was the league’s video review team that botched it, taking away an apparent game-tying goal from Toronto’s Tyler Bozak. Take a look at the video above, and then read the official ruling below, courtesy of the NHL’s Situation Room Blog:

    At 18:44 of the second period in the Hurricanes/Maple Leafs game, video review determined that Toronto forward Tyler Bozak directed the puck into the net with his right skate. According to rule 49.2 “A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who uses a distinct kicking motion to propel the puck into the net.” No goal Toronto.

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  • Published On Feb 04, 2013


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