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Morning Lines- Darryl Sutter And Milan Lucic

On St. Louis capitalizing on momentum:
I didn’t really see it like that. I think that we’ve got to get a save in there somewhere. It’s frustrating.

On the team having been strong at protecting leads:
It’s not the same team. It’s quite a bit different team on the back end, and I’ve said all along we need great goaltending.

LA Kings head coach Darryl Sutter after losing 5-2 to the St. Louis Blues, via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider.

"things aren't coming easy for us--have to find a way to get some wins here. You look at the standings, we're behind the eight ball"

"hasn't been an easy year at all and we need to find ways to grind it out, start getting wins & start feeling good about ourselves"

-Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins after losing 3-2 to the Nashville Predators in a shootout.  Quotes via the Boston Bruins twitter account.

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Video- Judges, What Score Would You Give Ryan Getzlaf For This Dive?

6.5 out of 10 for me.

 

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The Minnesota Wild Are Not Happy After Losing To The Chicago Blackhawks

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,

Well, the star got the call.

Many in the Wild dressing room was spitting mad after tonight’s 5-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wild rallied from 3-1 down in the third to tie the mighty Hawks, then superstar Patrick Kane got the benefit of a referee’s call on what the Wild felt was a ticky-tack penalty that should not have been called that late in a tie game.

In a game where Brent Seabrook got away with a blatant elbow on Justin Fontaine that basically caused the Wild to be short a man when Seabrook scored the tying goal in the second, in a game where there was reaching and hooks uncalled all game long, Erik Haula was called for hooking Kane at the blue line with 4:35 left in a 3-3 game.

Kane, one of the game’s great puck-handlers, lost the puck out of the zone, then motioned exasperatedly.

Referee Dan O’Rourke’s arm went straight up.

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Below, watch Mike Yeo post-game...

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Video- What Do You Think Of The LA Kings Stadium Sweater?

Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider has pictures and a fan poll too and at this point 39% of the voters strongly dislike the look.

Watch below as Luc Robitaille points out some of the finer details of the just released LA Kings Stadium Series sweater and pants.

note, the video below is autoplay....

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Video- What Exactly Is Claude Giroux Doing?

Anyone care to comment?

 

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Video- Just In Case You Missed The Eleven NHL Games Last Night

Here is a six minute recap of the action from Tuesday night.

 

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Healthy Hockey Viewing

By Jenna Smith,

Hockey fans love to spend some quality time on the couch watching the sport with friends while slugging down some snacks. There are few more relaxing ways to spend an afternoon or evening.

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This is not the greatest shootout in the world…This is just a tribute…

The Florida Panthers defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Tuesday night, and they did so by taking a 20-round shootout, with Nick Bjugstad scoring the game-winning, 6-shooters-to-5-shooters-scoring goal:

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Live Stream- Road To The Winter Classic, Episode 1

Follow the Chicago Blackhawks and Wasington Capitals through the regular season as they get ready to face off in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

Watch below and it is scheduled to start at 10:00pm ET.

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Video- Why Recent Ryan Getzlaf Goal Should Have Been Waived Off

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

...Ryan Getzlaf's goal should have been disallowed once Tim Jackman initiated contact with Jets goalkeeper Michael Hutchinson inside his crease area. Even though Jackman's skates were outside the goal crease, his right elbow intruded significantly inside the blue paint and made solid contact with Hutchinson's head...

Most fans will probably agree that video review is badly needed to make accurate decisions on this very difficult call. For three seasons now I have lobbied that a monitor be placed in the penalty box for the referees to implement video review in an effort to make the correct decision. Through the use of video, the on-ice officials would then have the same advantage as the rest of the hockey world to review a potentially controversial goal.

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Watch the goal below...

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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