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Morning 3-on-3: Are the Ducks and Pens playoff locks?

The Ducks and Penguins have moved solidly back into the playoff race and will face off Monday. In today's Morning 3-on-3, we debate whether both are playoff locks, and a threat if they make it.

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Crosby hits 900, spurs Pens rally

Sidney Crosby kept the Penguins' hot streak alive by assisting on Kris Letang's OT winner while climbing the record book at the same time.

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Carey Price back on the ice

Montreal Caandiens goalie Carey Price was back on the ice on Friday morning. A clip from TSN shows the goalie skating and doing light stickhandling with a glove and blocker.

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Waivers list for Feb. 5, 2016

With the Vancouver Canucks evaluating their team ahead of the trade deadline, the following player was placed on waivers.

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Top 20 trade targets

Craig Custance ranks the 20 most impactful players that could be traded before the Feb. 29 NHL trading deadline, including Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin and Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic.

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Concussion lawsuit against NHL grows

Twelve more former NHL players have joined a lawsuit claiming the league was negligent in informing them about the dangers of concussions.

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How player speed has changed the NHL

With young players like Dylan Larkin bringing an increased speed element to the ice, how has the NHL changed? Plus, Craig Custance's weekly mailbag.

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Post All-Star and Leo Komarov, Leafs C

Scott Burnside, Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun check in from Nashville to share their post All-Star break thoughts including the effect of Oilers C Connor McDavid's return and more. Plus, Maple Leafs C Leo Komarov joins the show.

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Photos: If hockey terms were heavy metal bands

Ever wonder what would happen if you mashed up common hockey terms with the world of heavy metal? Well you're in luck, because we know just how that would turn out.

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Last 5 Beanpot MVP's 2015 Matt Grzelcyk BU 2014 Kevin Hayes BC 2013 Kevin Roy N'Eastern 2012 Johnny Gaudreau BC 2011 Chris Kreider BC

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Capitals are first team in NHL to reach 80 points & did it in 51 games--fastest any team has reached 80 points in the past 7 seasons

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Alex Ovechkin: 3rd player in NHL history to score 30 goals in each of first 11 seasons (also Mike Gartner  15, Wayne Gretzky - 13)

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The Edmonton Oilers lost 5-1 to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. On Sunday, the Islanders trashed the Oilers 8-1. Here's what Connor McDavid said about the last two games.

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Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan had some poignant comments after Sunday's 8-1 loss to the New York Islanders.

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Alex Ovechkin logs 30th goal in victory

Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season, becoming the third player to reach 30 goals in his first 11 seasons, as the Capitals edged the Flyers for a 3-2 win.

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