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Corey Masisak

Corey Masisak

Articles by Corey Masisak

Powering past adversity

Oskar Osala has been something of a victim of circumstance in his first professional season in North America, but that hasn't stopped him from finding success with the Hershey Bears. Published June 2, 2009

Detroit downs Pittsburgh again

Playing so soon after the end of the conference finals was supposed to favor the Pittsburgh Penguins because of their youth, an extra day of rest and a superior health situation. Published June 1, 2009

Red Wings take first Cup game, 3-1

Chris Osgood has won the Stanley Cup three times, but he rarely is mentioned among the top goaltenders in the NHL. Published May 31, 2009

Bettman stresses strong testing

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made a strong plea to the league's players association to agree to stricter drug testing. Published May 31, 2009

Tweaks have Penguins flying high again

Not only did the defending Stanley Cup champions return every significant contributor from their title march, the Detroit Red Wings also added one of the game's top snipers this offseason. Published May 30, 2009

Focused Neuvirth proving his worth

Michal Neuvirth has been through quite a bit the past two seasons, from injuries to trades to demotions based on circumstance instead of merit. Published May 29, 2009

The Kontinental divide

RALEIGH, N.C. | The Washington Capitals are facing a new threat in the battle to re-sign several of their key players - an upstart Russian league hungry for NHL talent. Published May 27, 2009

Hurricanes enjoy the perfect storm

What once was just a few small groups has blossomed into an epic event for each home game at RBC Center, especially during the postseason. Published May 26, 2009

Concussion effects put Alzner on ice

A typical day in the life of Karl Alzner might seem a bit mundane to some people considering how much hockey consumes him, but he has found his current situation to be far more unbearable. Published May 25, 2009

Crosby, Malkin push Hurricanes to the brink

RALEIGH, N.C. | The Pittsburgh Penguins survived the Washington Capitals in seven games without superstars Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby both playinh consistently super at the same time. One game Crosby would be great, and the next it would be Malkin. Published May 24, 2009

Caps stunned and subdued

Dozens of media members huddled around Alex Ovechkin, and several more crowded next to Chris Clark and Brian Pothier on Wednesday night, just minutes after the Washington Capitals' season ended in an ugly loss to the rival Pittsburgh Penguins. Published May 15, 2009

Flat Caps eliminated in Game 7, 6-2

The first six games of this Eastern Conference semifinal series were an epic showdown between two great, young teams chock full of superior talent. Published May 14, 2009

Finding sanctuary away from ice

Sure, Chris Clark and Brian Pothier were about 24 hours from one of the most anticipated NHL games of this decade, but they used the night before Game 7 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series to spend some time at their other job - fatherhood. Published May 14, 2009

Wipeout

Pittsburgh advances to conference final as Crosby-led onslaught chases Varlamov early. Published May 14, 2009