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Video- Alexandre Burrows Fined For Roughing


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Playoffs Don’t Look Good For The Montreal Canadiens

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

If you’re optimistic, you can look at the standings and point out that the Canadiens are only one winning streak away from a playoff position. They are only two points behind Boston in the race for third place in the Atlantic Division and only five back of Pittsburgh for the final wild-card spot. And, don’t forget, there’s a lot of hockey to be played....

The race with Boston is illusory because the Bruins have four games in hand. As for the wild-card spot, a team has to play .565 hockey to reach the 95 points that secured eighth place last season, and the Canadiens are back under .500 after losing to Edmonton Saturday night. ...

The only player on pace to reach 50 points this season is fourth-liner Daniel Carr, who has seven points in the five games since he was recalled from Laval. There are players who should be embarrassed that Carr, Nicolas Deslauriers and Byron Froese have set the standard for hard work on this team.

The biggest concern has to be Carey Price. A week ago, he was the NHL’s second star of the week and a big reason why the Canadiens were on a five-game win streak. During that run, he had a 1.20 goals-against average and a .961 save percentage. In the current three-game losing streak (0-2-1), Price has revisited the nightmare that was the start of his season. He had a 4.42 goals-against average, an .864 save percentage and was pulled Saturday after giving up four goals on 14 shots.


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Mark-Andre Fleury Activated By The Vegas Golden Knights

VEGAS (December 10, 2017) – Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, December 10, the following roster transactions: the team has activated goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from the injured reserve list and has assigned goaltender Maxime Legace to the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves.

Fleury missed 25 games after being place on the injured reserve list on October 14.  Prior to the injury, he made four starts in net for the Golden Knights and compiled a 3-1 record to go with a 2.48 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. The Sorel, Quebec native will be made available to media following practice on Monday, December 11.

Legace was recalled by Vegas on October 22 and appeared in 14 games for the Golden Knights, making 13 starts in net. He sported a 6-6-1 record to go with a 3.79 goals-against average and a .872 saving percentage. On Saturday, he earned the victory after making a career-high 36 saves in the team’s 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars. The Saint-Augustin, Quebec native signed a one-year contract with Vegas on July 1, 2017.

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Jaden Schwartz Goes On IR With Ankle Injury

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has placed forward Jaden Schwartz on injured reserve with a right ankle injury.

Schwartz, who suffered the injury during the Blues' 6-1 win in Detroit on Saturday, is scheduled to be re-evaluated in six weeks.

Schwartz, 25, shares ninth in the NHL overall with 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) and ranks second with a +23 rating through 30 games this season.

Below, watch how Schwartz was injured.

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Videos- What Do You Think Of This Hit By Brad Marchand On John Tavares?

Marchand received a five minute major for interference.

via Arthur Staple of Newsday,

“I’m fine,” Tavares said. “I think the video speaks for itself on that one. Don’t have much else to say.”



The Sportsnet panel discussed the hit below...

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Playoff Hopes For The Ottawa Senators Fading Quickly

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

As far as the Ottawa Senators are concerned, the Golden State has lost its shine.

For the first time in four seasons, the Senators closed out a trip through California without even one victory, capped by a horrible 5- 0 loss to the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center on Saturday night....

What’s going on here? This string of bad hockey isn’t showing any signs of stopping and the Senators are slowly. but surely, taking themselves out of any real possibility of making the National Hockey League playoffs.

Not only did the Senators stretch their winless streak to four games, but they also have just one victory in the past 12 after letting the Sharks skate away with the two points.


What kind of night was it for the Sens?  See below...

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Video- The Best From The NHL Games Played Yesterday

12 games yesterday, 5 minutes of highlights.


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NHL Short Notes

Home Team in Caps

St. Louis 6, DETROIT 1
BOSTON 3, NY Islanders 1
Edmonton 6, MONTREAL 2
TAMPA BAY 4, Winnipeg 3 (OT)
Colorado 7, FLORIDA 3
NY RANGERS 5, New Jersey 2
Toronto 4, PITTSBURGH 3
COLUMBUS 1, Arizona 0
Vegas 5, DALLAS 3
SAN JOSE 5, Ottawa 0
CALGARY 4, Vancouver 2
LOS ANGELES 3, Carolina 2 (OT)

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Videos- Saturday Headlines And Coach’s Corner

Topics discussed include Erik Karlsson and the Senators (trade?), teams looking for goaltenders, the next CBA and more.



Below, some of the topics brought up by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean include too many icings, linesmen need to be less lenient, the play of Malcolm Subban and more topics of interest.

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Afternoon Line- Larry Brooks On The Possibility Of Another Lockout

Correct me if I’m wrong (please don’t; this is a figure of speech, not an invitation), but I do not believe Bettman wants to go four-for-four (after 1994, 2004, 2012) when it comes to lockouts following the expiration of labor agreements. The NHL can be expected to give the players a way out of striking by proposing a narrowed band within the 50-50 split of hockey related revenue that would reduce both the cap and escrow.

This, of course, would be a terrible solution that would reduce choices for pending free agents, increase the number of buyouts and arbitration walkaways, and eviscerate the ability of powerful teams to remain intact. But the league will push it with the expected backing of many agents, who attempted to influence to union into taking this path in 2006 before activists shut it down.

-Larry Brooks of the New York Post where you can read more on this topic plus other hockey notes.

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