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Video- You Make The Call - Islanders/Penguins

Dough Weight not a happy coach.


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NHL Players On The Olympics

from ESPN,

Do you want the NHL to participate in the Olympics? Why or why not?

Ben Bishop, Los Angeles Kings: "Yes, I think they should go to the Olympics. Fans and players get so excited for it. If we didn't go, it would be a big letdown to both."

Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks: "I think so. Firsthand experience, it was a great experience for myself. I was in Torino and then in Vancouver. I think it's good for hockey, I think it's good for hockey worldwide. It definitely promotes players going and representing their countries and I know players really enjoy it."

Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning: "I can only speak for myself, but my answer might be a little different just because I didn't get a chance to play [in Sochi] because of injury last time, so I really want to go.

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Eugene Melnyk On Marc Methot Incident

via Bruce Garrioch tweets,

Melnyk says he is sure the Methot issue is being taken up with the league this AM on TSN 1200 

"You hammer these guys, you take away their money, and you say you know what you are done for 10 games," says Melnyk on incidents.

Melnyk doesn't name Crosby but "we all know who he is. The guy is a whiner beyond belief." Says no matter who it is he should be suspended

Missed the incident last night?  Watch here.

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Video- Highlights From Thursday’s NHL Games

184 seconds long...


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The Stanley Cup Playoffs Picture As Of This Morning

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The Colorado Avalanche And Ottawa Senators Will Play Two Regular Season Games In Stockholm

NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 24, 2017) – The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will face off in a pair of regular-season games in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series™, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today. The Avalanche and Senators will play each other at the Ericsson Globe on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets to the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series™ will go on sale to the public starting on Wednesday, March 29.

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No Playoffs Again For Taylor Hall

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

You can forgive Taylor Hall if he tunes out next month when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin.

"My first couple of seasons in the league, I probably watched every playoff game I could," the New Jersey Devils star said Thursday at the Air Canada Centre.

"Now that I'm seven seasons in, it's tough to watch, knowing that I haven't experienced a playoff game yet. In saying that, as the playoffs go on and I get more time away from hockey, I indulge more so in the games. You can't help but watch and learn and see what these guys are doing at the highest level."

You're not human if you don't feel for this guy. The 25-year-old winger is seeing his former team, the Edmonton Oilers, looking playoff-bound for the first time in 11 seasons.

He was bitter about the trade to the Devils last summer. He's over it now, but that doesn't mean he's going to be cheering for the Oilers next month.

"No, I won't be rooting for them," he smiled.


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Boston Bruins Losing Streak Hits Four

from Matt Kalman of CBS Boston,

For a team that’s not thinking about its late-season collapses of the past two seasons, the Bruins sure look like a team going through déjà vu.

Here’s a scarier thought than the Bruins missing the playoffs again: what if they’re not thinking about the past two years? What if they’ve forgotten how easily their season can end in mid-April?

That could explain why they lacked urgency and focus — words that came directly from coach Bruce Cassidy after a 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay at TD Garden.

“At the end of the day I think it is a focus and it’s urgency and it’s understanding time and score,” Cassidy said after the Bruins lost their fourth in a row. “We did not have a good comprehension of that tonight, and of late. We’ve let games get away.”

The Bruins are three points up on the Lightning with Tampa Bay holding one game in hand. The lead on the idle New York Islanders stayed at two points, with the Islanders holding two games in hand.


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Video- The Edmonton Oilers And Their Smelling Salts

Gene Principe of Sportsnet with the report and test too.


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NHL Short Notes

Home Team in Caps
Tampa Bay 6, BOSTON 3
WASHINGTON 2, Columbus 1 (SO)
TORONTO 4, New Jersey 2
Carolina 4, MONTREAL 1
OTTAWA 2, Pittsburgh 1 (SO)
FLORIDA 3, Arizona 1
ST. LOUIS 4, Vancouver 1
NASHVILLE 3, Calgary 1
Philadelphia 3, MINNESOTA 1
CHICAGO 3, Dallas 2 (SO)
Edmonton 7, COLORADO 4
LOS ANGELES 5, Winnipeg 2
The Capitals (48-17-8, 104 points) and Blackhawks (48-20-6, 102 points) – who sit atop the Eastern and Western Conference, respectively – each earned shootout wins to improve their position in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy:
T.J. Oshie scored the lone goal in the shootout to guide the Capitals past the Blue Jackets (47-19-7, 101 points) in a battle between two of the top three teams in the NHL. The Capitals recorded their 30th home win of 2016-17 (tops in the NHL) to match a single-season franchise record set in 1985-86 and equaled in 2009-10. Braden Holtby (29 saves) registered his 38th win of the season to move within one of tying Sergei Bobrovsky – who made 44 saves in a losing cause – for the League lead.
Patrick Kane scored in regulation and the shootout to help the Blackhawks extend their point streak to seven games (6-0-1) and open an eight-point lead over the Wild (44-23-6, 94 points) – who lost in regulation – for first place in the Central Division. Corey Crawford (42 saves) reached the 30-win mark for the sixth time in his career, the second-most such campaigns in Blackhawks history (Tony Esposito: 8). Chicago has posted an 18-3-1 record since the start of February to lead the NHL in wins (18) and points (37) in that span.

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