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Video- Steve Mason Suffered A Hand Injury In Loss To The Sharks

from Sam Carchidi of Philly.com,

They lost a game and a goalie on Friday night at the SAP Center, dropping a 2-0 decision to the physical San Jose Sharks.

Goalie Steve Mason injured his left hand in a first-period collision with Joe Thornton and was replaced by Anthony Stolarz to start the second period. Mason kept the Flyers in the game during a San Jose-dominated opening period, stopping 11 of 12 shots.

General manager Ron Hextall said Mason was "nicked up and we'll know more" on Saturday.

The Flyers, who have lost five of six since their 10-game winning streak ended, play in Anaheim on Sunday.

more on the game

Watch the highlight package below, which includes the Mason injury...

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Video- Marc-Edouard Vlassic Takes A Slap Shot To The Face

via Kevin Kurz of CSN BayArea,

Despite leading 2-0 in the final minute, the Sharks went all out to preserve the shutout for their teammate in net. The Flyers pulled goalie Anthony Stolarz and got set up in the offensive zone, when a Shayne Gostisbehere slap shot deflected up into the face of Vlasic, who was protecting the crease.

The defenseman took several moments to get to his skates, and was eventually helped to the dressing room. DeBoer, who said that Vlasic was unlikely to play in Los Angeles on Saturday, offered the following update after the game:

“As bad as it looked and as bad as it probably is, I’ve got my fingers crossed. The initial reports are that I don’t believe it’s that serious, so that’s good,” he said.

Braun revealed that the shot hit Vlasic underneath the visor. He saw him after the game, and said, “He looks alright. A little swollen. It's hard to see your teammate take one of those, as bad as it looked.”

And Braun’s message to his D partner?

“I told him, ‘good block.’"

Watch below...

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Video- Imagine Walking Into Subway

And being surprised by Brent Burns.


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Blackhawks, Blues Set To Square Off In NHL Winter Classic, Tickets Are Soaring

By Tim Dolan,

The 2017 NHL Winter Classic is rapidly approaching, set to be played on Monday, January 2, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. This year, the game will feature two Western Conference rivals, with the St. Louis Blues taking on the Chicago Blackhawks at the home of Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals.

It will be the first ever hockey game played at Busch Stadium and this matchup marks the 50th anniversary of the Great Expansion of 1967, in which the Blues -- and a host of other clubs -- joined the NHL, doubling the league’s size. St. Louis will be playing in their first ever outdoor game, while the Blackhawks will be appearing in their third Winter Classic. Additionally, this will be Chicago’s fourth straight season playing an outdoor game, as they regularly garner participation in some of hockey’s special regular season contests. As a result, the Blackhawks might have the advantage here despite playing on the road, with the Blues never playing in an outdoor game before.

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Videos- Cody Eakin, Mike Hoffman And Marc-Edouard Vlassic Heard From The DoPS Today

Cody Eakin gets four games for his hit on Henrik Lundqvist...



Mike Hoffman gets two game for a cross-check on Logan Couture...

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Videos- Some Stick Work By Marc-Edouard Vlasic On Erik Karlsson Plus Mike Hoffman Cross-Check

Not the best view but so far the best we have....



Below, watch Erik Karlsson on the incident along with another video of the play and added Mike Hoffman cross-check on Logan Couture.

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Being Brent Burns

from Kristina Rutherford of Sportsnet,

Brent Burns has been talking for nearly an hour about bears climbing trees and RVing and winter toques with bells on them and timber wolves and his NHL Draft experience and surfing and Joe Thornton and cycling and the merits of the travel-size Vitamix blender, but the time comes when, even though you don’t want to, you feel you have to let him go. This interview was supposed to run only 15 minutes. That’s impossible, since the San Jose Sharks defenceman spent nearly that much time discussing what animal he’d like to see next in person.

“I could watch a gorilla all day,” Burns says. “Giraffes. Elephants. I love bison. Just looking at a bison, I love that. Any primate-—just to see their movement. It’s insane. Cats. I love watching cats.”

That leads Burns to a story about navigating his 45-foot RV through a drive-through zoo in Williams, Ariz. “Bearizona,” he says. “It was unbelievable.”

Fewer than 10 minutes into this interview, it becomes clear that the intended premise is a disservice to Burns. And to hockey fans. And to good, fun conversation, really.


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Brent Burns In The Conversation For Top Defenseman In The NHL

from Travis Yost of TSN,

It’s not often that we talk about a player changing the way we think about how a position should be played.

But, it’s not often that players like Brent Burns or Erik Karlsson come along.

Burns’ emergence might be the result of a perfect storm in San Jose: A talented player finding the right guys to play with, a perfectly timed transition from winger to blueliner and an offence that plays an exceptional brand of inside/out hockey in the offensive zone. Whatever it is, Burns and the Sharks are a match made in heaven.

He’s become as much a staple of their attack as Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. For as much as we have talked (rightfully) about Karlsson revolutionizing the position, it’s worth pointing out that Burns has had a similar career arc.


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An Eight-Year Deal For Bremt Burns With The San Jose Sharks


added 4:23pm, San Jose press release is below...

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Afternoon Line- Marc-Edouard Vlasic

“I started laughing, that’s not negotiating. It’s not.”

“As an athlete, it’s your right to go to the Olympics. I don’t know if [the report] is true. I hope it’s not. That’s not the way you negotiate things. But, if that is true, all of a sudden they don’t mind having a two-week break in the NHL for a three-year collective bargaining agreement.”

-Marc-Edouard Vlasic of the San Jose Sharks on the talked about offer of a CBA extension for the right to play in the Olympics.  Kevin Kurz of CSN BayArea has more.

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