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Home Team in Caps
Toronto 4, NY RANGERS 2
WASHINGTON 6, Chicago 0
NY Islanders 5, FLORIDA 2
CAROLINA 5, Buffalo 2
Columbus 3, TAMPA BAY 1
New Jersey 2, CALGARY 1
ARIZONA 4, Winnipeg 3

The Lightning retired Martin St. Louis’ No. 26 in a pre-game ceremony at Amalie Arena, the first player in franchise history to receive such an honor.

* St. Louis played 972 regular-season games with Tampa Bay and was a key member of the club’s Stanley Cup-winning team in 2004. Throughout his 13 seasons with the Lightning, St. Louis captured the Art Ross Trophy twice (2003-04 and 2012-13) and the Hart Memorial Trophy once (2003-04).

* He remains the franchise leader in assists (588), points (953), game-winning goals (64) and shorthanded goals (28), while also holding club playoff records for goals (33), assists (35), points (68) and game-winning goals (8).

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Video- Cam Ward Now A Candidate For Bad Goal Of The Night

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A shorty for Brian Gionta...


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Video- Martin St. Louis’ Sweater Goes To The Rafters

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via Sportsnet YouTube page,

Watch as Martin St. Louis has touching moment talking about his mother during his number retirement.


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Video- Evening Line By John Tortorella

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"Marty was a pain in the ass to coach"


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from Warner Todd Huston of Breitbart,

Kukla admitted that the author of the blog had written for a long time and had never done anything to meet with disfavor before. But, Kukla went on to note his intolerance of the “offensive” blog entry.

“It does not reflect my beliefs and I was disgusted with the topic itself. I see hockey players in one way only, they are players. Race, gender, etc. do not come into play in my mind, just hockey,” he said.

Regardless, it seems that Paul Kukla is not one much for a diversity of opinions on his hockey blog.


I do not recall saying this, "Kukla admitted that the author of the blog had written for a long time and had never done anything to meet with disfavor before."

I wish they had contacted me line Deadspin did but they did not.

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Last Place In The Atlantic Division

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from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Red Wings (17-19-6) are in last place in the Atlantic Division, eight points behind third-place Ottawa for the final automatic playoff spot. Four clubs stand in between, making Detroit's task of reaching the postseason even more difficult.

A lot of hockey remains - 40 games. But history shows there is minimal movement in the standings the second half of the season, especially when you're in the cellar.

The Red Wings have come up short in virtually every facet of the game - offense, defense, goaltending, special teams and coaching.

Barring a turnaround that would border on miraculous, the Red Wings' 25-season playoff streak is destined to end.

How did they find themselves in this predicament? Here's how:


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Violent Mascots?

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You can watch the mascot skit below too...

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Parking Options For The Next Four Home Red Wings Games

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DETROIT – Due to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), traffic volumes will be increased in the downtown area and parking options will be altered for the Red Wings home games on January 14, 16, 18 and 22 at Joe Louis Arena.

The Cobo Center Roof Deck and the Cobo Center Parking Garage will be closed to Red Wings fans and colleagues for the next four home games taking place at The Joe in conjunction with the NAIAS at Cobo Center.

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Olympic Participation By The NHL May Be Down To Who Blinks First

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from Pierre LeBrun of TSN,

Deadline, what deadline?

Despite the committee being quoted in October as saying Jan. 15 was a deadline for a decision on NHL participation in South Korea, an International Olympic Committee spokesperson said Friday there is, in fact, no firm deadline.

"There is no agreed final deadline, but we continue to work towards a positive outcome," an IOC spokesperson told ESPN via email Friday.

That matches with the responses to ESPN from the NHL, its players' association and International Ice Hockey Federation this week, which all said they didn't believe there was any firm deadline the IOC had imposed.

NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr has always maintained there was time past January to get a deal done, citing how late in the proceedings the Sochi 2014 agreement got finalized (July 2013, just seven months before the Winter Games).


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Afternoon Line- Tara Slone

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I now get to do my job alongside Ron MacLean, and he is the most generous broadcaster I have ever had the opportunity to work with. He’s so accomplished and naturally gifted. And he sees me as a peer, as someone he trusts, even though I’m so much more junior than he is. To me, that defines true leadership.”

-Tara Slone, co-host of Hometown Hockey.  More on and from Sloan at Canadian Business.

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