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Video- The Nashville Predators Could Have Used This Goal In A 1-0 Loss To The Vancouver Canucks

from Adam Vingan of The Tennessean,

A lengthy review ensued despite such a play not being reviewable by NHL rules, making the situation even more peculiar. The explanation of the overturned call — or lack thereof — didn't set well with Predators coach Peter Laviolette.

“I don’t know understand myself,” Laviolette said. "I don’t understand any explanation I got tonight. None. It’s frustrating. We’re in a playoff battle, so we need every point. We’re walking away with none tonight.”

a bit more

It would have looked a lot better if the ref waved off the goal instead of pointing out the puck crossed the line since it was probably his intent to blow the play dead.


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Video- Sometimes A Headline Puts A Different Thought In Your Head

via Sportsnet YouTub page,

Headline- Linesman Lonnie Cameron takes dump in off side of the head

Summary- Watch as Lonnie Cameron takes a dump in off the side of the head.

Thankfully, it appears Cameron will by just fine.


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NHL Short Notes

Home Team in Caps
Dallas 7, NY RANGERS 6
COLUMBUS 4, Carolina 1
TORONTO 4, Buffalo 3
Ottawa 6, ST. LOUIS 4
New Jersey 4, MINNESOTA 3
Chicago 6, COLORADO 4
CALGARY 5, Florida 2
VANCOUVER 1, Nashville 0
ANAHEIM 2, Tampa Bay 1 (OT)
One night after the highest-scoring NHL game in more than five years, the Stars and Rangers combined for 13 goals at Madison Square Garden. The Stars scored a season-high seven goals and withstood a third-period rally by the Rangers – during which they were outscored 3-0 and outshot 25-4 – en route to victory.

* Elias notes that the Dallas-New York contest was the fourth NHL game this season to feature at least 13 goals – and second in as many nights (PIT 8, WSH 7 OT). The last time there were at least four such games in an entire season was 2011-12 (also four).

 * Patrick Eaves (1-2—3) and Patrick Sharp (2-0—2) triggered the Stars’ offence with goals 12 seconds apart in the first period, while captain Jamie Benn (1-2—3) posted his sixth three-point game of the season.

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The New York Islanders May Have Interest In Gerard Gallant

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Video- Robin Lehner Get Pulled

Gave up 3 goals in a little over 9 minutes in the 2nd period.


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Video- Morgan Rielly Leg Injury

Rielly went to the room, came back to give it a go but his leg did not respond well.  Back to the dressing room.


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Video- Bad Goal Of The Night Candidate, Frederik Andersen

The Leafs actually chllenged the goal for interference, no dice.


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Garth Snow On Relieving Jack Capuano As The Head Coach

from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post,

With the team at 17-17-8 and in last place in Eastern Conference following a season in which it won a playoff series for the first time in 23 years, Snow surprisingly said a decision had been made prior to this announcement that Capuano was not going to be the coach next season.

“At the end of the day, organizationally, I don’t think Jack was probably going to be a coach we were going to bring back,” Snow said on a conference call. “At this time, to name Dougie Weight interim head coach, we can start a coaching search now and not have to worry about the ramifications of trying to do that with Jack as head coach.”

So it rang incredibly hollow when Snow dropped the cliche about how Capuano “is an excellent coach.” Snow callously added: “When you’re a coach in this league, sometimes you’re a victim of different circumstances.”

Right, so if all that’s true, there was no way Capuano was going to be the coach next season?

Either way, the circumstances Capuano were put in this season were created by Snow. The GM spent this past summer watching as stalwarts Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin signed elsewhere, and attempted to replace them with a bloated contract for winger Andrew Ladd and the addition of veteran winger Jason Chimera.


added 6:33pm, from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

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Jack Capuano Fired By The New York Islanders

from the New York Islanders,

New York Islanders President and General Manager Garth Snow announced today that Jack Capuano has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach. Assistant General Manager Doug Weight has been named Interim Head Coach.

"The New York Islanders would like to thank Jack for his tireless work throughout his seven seasons with the organization as Head Coach," Snow said. "His leadership guided the team to the playoffs in three of the past four years, which included two straight 100-point seasons. He is a great coach and an even better person. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward." 

Capuano ranks second on the Islanders all-time list in both games coached (482) and wins (227), behind legendary Hall of Fame coach, Al Arbour (1,500 coached, 740 wins). With a record of 227-191-64, Capuano was the NHL's fourth-longest tenured coach, behind Claude Julien, Joel Quenneville and Dave Tippett.

"It's an honor to have served this historic franchise and its passionate fans," Capuano said. "I'd like to thank Garth and our ownership group for the opportunity to be the Head Coach of the Islanders. I'd also like to recognize our coaching staff, training staff and players for all of their hard work."


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Claude Julien Cancels Practice, Senses Fatigue With The Team

from Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald,

If the terrible home loss to the New York Islanders was one that produced some soul-searching, the Bruins did most of that behind closed doors on Tuesday after the scheduled 10:30 a.m. practice at Warrior Ice Arena was canceled.

Still, the B’s, who’ll get back on the horse Wednesday night in Detroit, felt like a team in crisis this morning after they frittered away two more points that they should have had on Monday. And the coach was in a circling-the-wagons mode.

He canceled practice because he had sensed fatigue both in the 4-0 loss to the Islanders — though he said it wasn’t the only reason for the defeat — and this morning when the team arrived at the Brighton facility. He instead opted for a video session for the players.

If there was any airing out of those players, Julien did not bring it into the press briefing room.


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