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Video- Matthew Tkachuk With A Stick Jab Tonight

The Sportnet guys discuss his stick work tonight.


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Evening Line- John Tortorella

"My biggest concern is we simply have to get our core guys playing harder and better, and sometimes, instead of pointing the fingers outward, you've got to point the finger inward. It can't keep on going around like this. You're not going to win games consistently in this league, and be the team you want to be, if you don't have your top players being your top players - no matter what situation they're in. It's not trying to rip them. It is what it is."

-John Tortorella, head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Brian Hedger of BluJackets.com has more.

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NHL All-Star Fan Vote Leaders After One Week

NEW YORK (Dec. 6, 2017) – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid are the top vote-getters after one week of voting in the 2018 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™. The four top vote-getters by division – regardless of position – will be named All-Stars and captains for the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game in Tampa on Sunday, Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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Roberto Luongo Out For Weeks With Lower-Body Injury

from Bill Price of NHL.com,

Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo will be out for an "extended period" with a lower-body injury, coach Bob Boughner said Wednesday.

Luongo was injured Monday against the New York Islanders when he made a pad save with his right leg on a slap shot by Ryan Pulock at 2:31 of the second period. Luongo immediately lay on his stomach and then didn't put any weight on his right leg while being helped off by two trainers.

Luongo left with the score tied 1-1 after making 12 saves. James Reimer made 16 saves in relief in a 5-4 shootout loss.

Boughner said he's not sure if Luongo will miss three, four or five weeks. He also said the injury was not related to a previous hip problem.


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Shane Gostisbehere’s Hockey Life

from Shane Gostisbehere at The Players' Tribune,

I used to wake up everyday at 4 a.m. to go to the rink. That’s how dedicated I was when I was seven.

My dad would drive my sister and me through the dark on an empty highway, then I’d get to the rink and do what I loved to do more than anything in the world: I went to sleep.

Let me explain.

My sister, Felicia, is four years older than me. Back then, she was an unreal figure skater. She was going to be an Olympian someday — she was that good. My dad would take us to Incredible Ice — the rink in Coral Springs, Florida — every morning. My mom worked, so I had to tag along if I wanted to get to school. I didn’t want to watch figure skating, though, so I started bringing a sleeping bag. I’d roll it out right in the bleachers, and I’d pass out for a few hours, five rows up from the ice while Felicia trained with her coaches.


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Video- 400 Goals For Marian Gaborik

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

“I’m very proud of it,” Gaborik said of his 400 goals. “Congrats to Kopi for his 500th assist. It’s kind of ironic he gets it on my 400th goal and it’s against my former team as well.”

more on the Kings 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Watch the goal below...

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Who Said It?

I loved all the teams. The ‘84 Tigers, and of course the Pistons before I left. I was always a Red Wings fan. Stevie Y came in and I became a big Yzerman fan. It’s been tough over the years. I played a lot in the west so I got my butt kicked by the Wings quite a bit. That love wore off. But I love the sports town. Still wearing my Lions hat. I don't know how long I can do that, but I still battle, still root for them too.

Who said it?  A good Q & A too.

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NHL Short Notes

Home Team in Caps
New Jersey 4, COLUMBUS 1
NY Rangers 4, PITTSBURGH 3
St. Louis 4, MONTREAL 3
DETROIT 5, Winnipeg 1
TAMPA BAY 6, NY Islanders 2
Nashville 5, DALLAS 2
Buffalo 4, COLORADO 2
VANCOUVER 3, Carolina 0
VEGAS 4, Anaheim 3 (SO)
LOS ANGELES 5, Minnesota 2

Nikita Kucherov
 collected two assists to become the first player to reach the 40-point mark this season (19-21—40 in 27 GP) and help the Lightning (19-6-2, 40 points) move back into sole possession of first place in the NHL standings. Tampa Bay established a franchise record for fewest games to reach the 40-point mark in a season.

* Kucherov became the third player in franchise history to reach the 40-point mark through the first 27 team games of a season, joining Vincent Lecavalier in 2007-08 (26 GP) and Steven Stamkos in 2010-11 (25 GP).

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Video- Brenden Dillon Suspended One Game

The explanation...


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The TSN Insiders Tonight

The TSN Hockey Insiders discuss how Russia's Olympic ban could affect the hockey tournament in PyeongChang, why the KHL's decision to go or not go might affect the way Hockey Canada builds its Olympic team, the latest on the NHL's interest in Seattle, and the Hurricanes' future in Carolina.

Watch at TSN...

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