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Morning Line

They’re first in the division, and divisional games are always important. Too bad we gave them a point, but we’re not going to get greedy. We got two, and that’s the most important thing for us. I think we’re right on their heels now, and we’ve got to push.”

-Anze Kopitar of the LA Kings after they defeated the San Jose Sharks in OT last night.  More from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider.

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Miikka Kiprusoff With The Save Of The Night

The HNIC version can be viewed below with Kevin Weekes providing the color…

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Randy Hahn With His 1000th NHL Game

from the San Jose Sharks,

Good things come in threes and the Sharks will see their third staff member work their 1,000th National Hockey League game this season. This time it’s not a behind the scenes person as Sharks Television Play-by-Play man Randy Hahn will call his 1,000th NHL game Saturday when the Sharks face the Calgary Flames.

continued and Randy’s favorite call is (Detroit fans, don’t watch)...

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No Winner Yet In The Ottawa/San Jose Trade

from James Gordon of Hockey Capital at the Ottawa Citizen,

There are still many unanswered questions. Will Heatley be able to keep up this pace when he’s in his early-to-mid 30s and his cap hit is still $7.5 million? Is this scoring output from Michalek just a blip? What will the Senators do with the second round draft pick they received in the deal? Who will they sign when Cheechoo’s $3.5 million is off the books?

Ultimately, the winner of this trade will be determined by team performance, not individuals. If the Senators manage to climb back into the playoffs and re-establish themselves as contenders in the Eastern Conference, they’ll at least be able to claim a tie.

For the Sharks to be considered winners, they’ll need to post a playoff performance or two that don’t have fans paging Dr. Heimlich.

more

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Sharks Won’t Forget

from David Pollak of Working the Corners,

McLellan was asked this morning whether he thought his team should have responded in some way when Edmonton’s J.F. Jacques played a little rough with Joe Thornton in the third period of Friday night’s game.

“I very much do,” McLellan said. “I think there’s two ways of doing that and one of them we accomplished. We went out and scored a couple of goals that put them on their heels and we ended up winning the game.

“The other one can be a physical response, whether it’s with the individual or some of our other players getting physically active with some of their elite palyers,” he added. “We took care of it one area. I don’t know if we had the opportunity to take care of it the other way.”

“We have to be careful because the win supercedes everything else,” McLellan said. “You play against teams a numer of times. You can respond later on if you have to.”

more on the Sharks…

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No Bad Karma For Heatley

from Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Sun,

It’s certainly not what any fan of the Ottawa Senators would have wished for Dany Heatley.

They would have liked to see any number of calamities strike the 28-year-old left-winger for the agony he put the city through last summer, when he suddenly demanded to be traded, refused a trade to the Edmonton Oilers and finally accepted one to the San Jose Sharks, a team that was on his list of preferred destinations.

Such gall deserved to be punished—and surely would, if all was right with the world.

Perhaps his scoring touch would disappear. Perhaps he’d forget how to skate. Perhaps it would start to snow in San Jose.

Alas, it’s time to give up on any dream of any divine retribution. In fact, this situation is as close to perfect as it could be for Heatley.

continued

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Here Comes Heatley

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun, Injury, meet insult.

If the beaten and bedraggled Edmonton

Oilers can lift their faces out of the muck long enough, they’ll look up and see Dany Heatley tonight.

The same Dany Heatley who held the organization’s pride hostage for 30 uncomfortable days last summer. The same Dany Heatley who has a league-leading 18 goals for the league-leading San Jose Sharks.

The Oilers took a terrible PR beating for publicly kowtowing to a guy who never wanted to come here, for letting their own guys twist in the wind for a month while giving a petulant winger the keys to their dignity.

And now, as they stumble around rock bottom searching for their fifth win in 17 games, along comes the prima donna on the first place team who said ‘I told you so.’

Perfect.

This is like running into an ex-girfriend a month after she dumps you—she’s holding hands with a Tom Cruise-looking fighter pilot and you’re asking if they’d like fries with that.

continued

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Game Of The Night Turns Into A Dud

from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,

The Marian Hossa era has officially begun. And by the looks of things, it could be something special for the Blackhawks.

The veteran winger made his debut with the Hawks on Wednesday night and helped them thoroughly dismantle the San Jose Sharks 7-2 in front of a crowd of 17,562 at HP Pavilion….

“It was a bonus to score two goals,” said Hossa, who played his first game after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. “I was looking to try to get into game shape and try to make good plays, keep it simple. Who would say we’d beat them 7-2? We played a great game overall. It’s huge.”

more on the game…

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Dr. Rob Blake

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Sharks Get A Double Dose Of Injuries

from David Pollak of Working the Corners,

Actual news today: Both Brad Staubitz and Devin Setoguchi will be out of the lineup tonight.

For Staubitz, it’s because of an injury during a very lightly attended practice yesterday as a puck struck him hard on the right side of the face below the eye. It happened as he was trying to screen goalie Thomas Greiss when defenseman Jason Demers took a shot….

For Setoguchi, the problem is a recurrence of the same leg injury that caused him to miss seven games from Oct. 25 to Nov. 7.

Todd McLellan said Setoguchi would be day-to-day and it was too soon to know the extent of Staubitz’s injury; he remained here with the team and will be examined back in San Jose tomorrow.

read on

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