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Matt Wagner

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Frequently accused of being a stealth Canadian, Matt is, in fact, a Ohio boy who got into hockey a short time before his home town was given an NHL team. Working in IT by day and obsessive compulsively following all forms of puck by night, he’s become a fan of the Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs, and a good old fashioned goalie fight. As for the accent? He watched a lot of PBS growing up. Go figure.

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Rangers Vs. Capitals, Game 2: With Alex Ovechkin, Is Dale Hunter Playing With Fire?

On the surface, everything's coming up roses for Dale Hunter and the Capitals after a 3-2 victory in game two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but how long will his stifling treatment of the team's highly paid stars continue to work?

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Rangers Vs. Capitals, Game 1: Both Teams Suffer From Defensive Mistakes

In the first round of the chess match between the Rangers and Capitals, much will be made of Mike Green's mistakes, but Marc Staal's performance may be a sign of future trouble for the Rangers in this series.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: Rangers Vs. Capitals Preview

A look at the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, breaking down the factors and offering a few reasons why either club could be headed to the Conference Finals.

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Panthers Vs. Devils Game 7: Florida Eyes Bright Future While New Jersey Advances

The Devils will advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals thanks to Adam Henrique's double-OT goal in Game 7, but Panthers fans should look at this as a start, not an ending.

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Panthers Vs. Devils Game 6: Florida's Lack Of Offense Lets Devils Survive

The Florida Panthers had an opportunity to close out their first playoff series since 1996, but the club's lack of offensive firepower allowed the New Jersey Devils to break through.

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Canucks Vs. Kings, Game 5: Lack Of Adjustments Lead To Early Exit For Vancouver

After taking the President's Trophy, the Vancouver Canucks have fallen in just five games to the Los Angeles Kings, but should blame truly go to goaltending or to the team's lackluster offensive production on home ice?

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Panthers Vs. Devils, Game 4: Martin Brodeur Turns Back The Clock With Record-Setting Victory

Despite some wondering if Martin Brodeur's legendary career was near to an end after being pulled in Game 3, the future hall of famer pulled out all the stops for his record setting 24th career playoff shutout.

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Canucks Vs. Kings Game 4: Big Decisions Coming For Both Teams After Vancouver Stays Alive

With the Canucks managing to come back to life, both teams need to make changes in advance of Sunday's Game 5.

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Panthers Vs. Devils, Game 3: Did Gamesmanship Backfire On New Jersey?

There's nothing wrong with a bit of gamesmanship, but the decision by the New Jersey Devils to "tweak" the ice conditions in advance of the Florida Panthers' warmup skate may well have backfired in Game 3.

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Canucks Vs. Kings, Game 3: Vancouver Has Plenty Of Problems, Starting With Jonathan Quick

The lack of Daniel Sedin is a major blow to the Vancouver Canucks, but it's not the only factor in their continued struggles.

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