Darren Kritzer

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton left today’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins after a fight with Jarome Iginla. Horton, who has a history of concussions, looked to be favoring his hand when he left the ice.

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins paid tribute to the city of Boston before today’s game at TD Garden.

Boston wore first responder hats during pregame warmups, while the Pens are wearing special patches on their jerseys today.

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Via Bruins Instagram

Florida Panthers v New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils will have forward Ilya Kovalchuk back in the lineup for their game today against the Florida Panthers.

 

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers

This is a critical week in fantasy hockey. Win your semifinal matchup this week and your reward will be the final appearance you dreamed of when the season started.

So far this week, owners of Bruins forwards Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron got good new on the injury front, as both players returned for their game Wednesday night against the Buffalo Sabres, after missing time with concussions. Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul also made a return from a concussion against the Washington Capitals, and owners of the Stars’ Kari Lehtonen received good news that he will be back between the pipes when Dallas faces the Vancouver Canucks at home Thursday night.

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Phoenix Coyotes v Calgary Flames

The NHL regular season will come to end in just over two weeks, so in fantasy, that means your playoff matchup this coming week is the most important week of your season.

Making it past the quarterfinals this week, or perhaps you finished with a top two record giving you a bye this week, is a huge accomplishment, but the goal at the beginning of the season was to win your pool, so winning your semifinal matchup, and eventually the final, is why you play this game.

Here are ten players to watch this week that should give you an advantage over your opponent and hopefully propel you to the championship round.

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Philadelphia Flyers v Winnipeg Jets

Injuries are a part of the game, but in the fantasy world, they do nothing but bring your team down a level, especially when the player you may have lost is a top caliber player. Losing Spezza or Karlsson was a tough blow in the early going, unless you were able to trade those pieces in a keeper league in hopes of salvaging your season.

With many leagues already in the playoffs, the days of scurrying the wire for steals is pretty much over. The time has come to review the season to date, and pick the top ten fantasy busts in this shortened season.

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Flames forward Mike Cammalleri couldn’t hold back the laughter after looking at a sign made by the Green Men in Vancouver last night.

The sign showed a retired Jarome Iginla #12 jersey beside Mario Lemieux.