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Posted On Saturday, 04.23.2011 / 10:56 PM

By Brian Compton -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - 12 Hours of Hockey - Live Blog

Kings up the Antti

The Los Angeles Kings have ended Antti Niemi's night less than midway through the opening period.

Dustin Penner's first goal in 17 games gave the Kings a 3-0 lead with 11:18 left in the first, prompting Sharks coach Todd McLellan to replace Niemi with Antero Niittymaki.

Kyle Clifford scored at 7:14 of the first to make it 2-0.
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Posted On Saturday, 04.23.2011 / 10:48 PM

By Brian Compton -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - 12 Hours of Hockey - Live Blog

Kings on the board

The action is under way on the West Coast, and the Los Angeles Kings have scored that much-needed first goal.

Wayne Simmonds drew first blood for L.A. as he redirected Rob Scuderi's shot past Antti Niemi to give the Kings a 1-0 lead just 3:36 into Game 5 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series at San Jose.
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Posted On Saturday, 04.23.2011 / 10:35 PM

By Brian Compton -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - 12 Hours of Hockey - Live Blog

Double OT required

Twenty minutes of overtime hockey weren't enough to determine a winner in this epic battle between the Canadiens and Bruins at TD Garden.

Mike Cammalleri had the best chance for the Habs in the first overtime, but his shot from between the circles was blocked by the right skate of hulking defenseman Zdeno Chara. And, a despite a late penalty on Canadiens defenseman Brent Sopel, the Bruins were unable to cash in on the man advantage.

Boston outshot Montreal 12-9 in overtime.
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Posted On Saturday, 04.23.2011 / 9:46 PM

By Brian Compton -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - 12 Hours of Hockey - Live Blog

Free hockey!

One of the best rivalries on the planet is going to overtime.

While both teams had quality chances in the final minutes, the Canadiens and Bruins are headed for overtime at TD Garden. It marks the second straight contest that requires an extra session -- Michael Ryder evened the series in Montreal on Thursday night when he beat Carey Price in overtime.

Boston is outshooting the Habs 32-30 after regulation.
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Posted On Saturday, 04.23.2011 / 9:35 PM

By Brian Compton -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - 12 Hours of Hockey - Live Blog

It's all tied

Jeff Halpern may just be playing in his second game of this series for the Montreal Canadiens, but he just scored the club's biggest goal.

With his team trailing 1-0 in the third period, the Montreal Canadiens forward beat Tim Thomas from point-blank range to knot this game up.

Halpern, a former star at Princeton University, now has seven career postseason goals.
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Posted On Sunday, 02.27.2011 / 8:39 PM

By Brian Compton -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - Road to Trade Deadline Day

Arnott willing to move to a contender

The New Jersey Devils moved within nine points of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with Sunday's 2-1 win at Florida. Now, GM Lou Lamoriello must decide whether or not to deal Jason Arnott.

The veteran center addressed the issue at the BankAtlantic Center after the victory and expressed a willingness to move if it meant playing for a team with a chance to win the Stanley Cup.

"I don't want to go to a team that is battling to make the playoffs," he told the Newark Star-Ledger. "It would make more sense for me just to stay here (with the Devils) and battle it out and try and make it here. I'll have to see who is interested."

With only 20 games remaining in the regular season, New Jersey still has a long way to go to qualify for the playoffs despite its miraculous run.

"It's pretty tough," Arnott said of the Devils' chances. "I've been three or four points out with 15-20 games left and didn't make it. You have to have a lot go your way. The way the guys are playing now, anything is possible. You just have to have other teams lose and have a little luck on your side. It's tough but not impossible.

"We're still a long ways off making the playoffs. It would be a huge gamble to stay. But I have to weigh all my options."
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Posted On Sunday, 02.27.2011 / 8:38 PM

By Brian Compton -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - Road to Trade Deadline Day

Stars to keep Richards?

Have the Dallas Stars ultimately decided to keep Brad Richards?

Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times just reported on Twitter that the Stars, who entered Sunday's action in a virtual three-way tie for sixth place in the Western Conference, will indeed hang on to the 2004 Conn Smythe Trophy winner rather than deal him.

Richards, who leads the Stars with 63 points (24 goals, 39 assists), is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

The 30-year-old is undoubtedly one of the top centers in the League and has likely drawn interest from several teams over the past month. But with the Stars right in the mix for a playoff spot, you certainly can't blame them for wanting to keep Richards in the Lone Star State.
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