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Jonathan Toews Has Been Out Longer Than Expected

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune,

At first the Blackhawks did not think Jonathan Toews' back injury was going to keep him out very long. Toews said he would be playing through it if this were the playoffs.

But there has been no improvement, and the Hawks are now going keep Toews off the ice for at least the next few days to see if it gets better.

Toews missed his sixth consecutive game Sunday against the Jets and although he skated in the morning, coach Joel Quenneville said Toews will not skate the next three days because Quenneville said the injury is not getting better.

"We'll keep him off for a few days and get a better assessment the middle of the week or so," Quenneville said.

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Video- Slowing It Down On A Monday Morning

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Slow motion action from the past week in the NHL.

 

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Your Official US Based NHL Donut

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CANTON, Mass. (December 5, 2016) – U.S. hockey fans have a new reason to cheer this season, as Dunkin’ Donuts and the National Hockey League announced a multi-year agreement today, making Dunkin’ Donuts the official U.S. coffee, donut and breakfast sandwich of the NHL®. The partnership, which marks Dunkin’ Donuts’ first national sports league partnership, will officially launch during the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® outdoor game in St. Louis on January 2, 2017. 

As part of the deal, Dunkin’ Donuts will be prominently featured at several of the NHL jewel events, including the NHL Winter Classic®, NHL® All-Star Weekend, NHL Stadium Series™ and the NHL’s year-long Centennial celebration. Dunkin’ Donuts will be included in advertising, LED Signage and jumbotron displays, as well as on-site activations at each jewel event.

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Video- Do You Agree With Jon Cooper?

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from Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com,

As Di Giusseppe came off the right boards and skated through the circle, Viktor Stalberg cut to the net from the end boards to create a screen in front of Ben Bishop. On his way through the crease, Stalberg appeared to clip Bishop’s stick just before the puck went through Bishop’s pads for the winning goal.

The play was reviewed by the officiating crew, but stood up to give the Hurricanes the extra point. Cooper was not happy the play was allowed to stand.

“It's called incidental contact,’’ Cooper said. “He kicks the stick between Bishop's legs, and the puck goes right there. He wasn't given a chance to make the save. He didn't. I'm blown away.’’

Cooper continued, “Once they make the call, there are no take bakes. But I’m just mystified. I don’t get it.’’

more on the Tampa Bay 1-0 OT loss to Carolina and while there, check out the new site from Erlendsson too.

 

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Video- Connor McDavid On Being Sent To The Quiet Room

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from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

In a scoreless second period with the energetic Gustavsson and the quieter-in-the-net Dubnyk matching saves, the Oilers had to play the last seven minutes without Connor McDavid. One of the NHL’s concussion spotters in the building, or perhaps the NHL’s War Room crew watching on TV back in Toronto, decided McDavid didn’t look quite right after he was clipped by Wild defenceman Jared Spurgeon’s stick and the Oiler captain’s face appeared to hit the ice.

The Oilers bench expressed surprise when zebra T.J. Luxmore skated over to tell McDavid he had to go to the dressing room to be checked out. He had played 12:14 until that point and the Oilers missed out on him as they had nine seconds of a 5-on-3 when Nate Prosser cleared the puck into the netting, then a full two minutes when they managed nothing in the 1-1 game.

Prosser had knocked McDavid down earlier in the second frame with McDavid’s lid coming off. Milan Lucic gave Prosser a “don’t do that” slash after a fairly harmless check and got a penalty.

more on the Oiles 2-1 OT loss to the Wild...

Watch McDavid post-game below...

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NHL Short Notes

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SUNDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
Montreal 5, LOS ANGELES 4 (SO)
CAROLINA 1, Tampa Bay 0 (OT)
Philadelphia 4, NASHVILLE 2
Detroit 4, NY ISLANDERS 3 (OT)
Winnipeg 2, CHICAGO 1
CALGARY 8, Anaheim 3
Minnesota 2, EDMONTON 1 (OT)
 
GAUDREAU SPARKS FLAMES OFFENSE IN RETURN TO LINEUP
Johnny Gaudreau (1-1—2) scored 2:09 into his return from a 10-game absence and the Flames later scored seven straight goals – including five in a span of 6:04 during the second period – en route to their third straight win and to an 8-3-1 mark in their past 12 games.

Sam BennettAlex Chiasson and Matt Stajan each posted 1-2—3 for the Flames, who scored at least eight goals in a game for the first time since March 22, 2014 at EDM (8-1 W). It was their first eight-goal game on home ice since March 1, 2000 (8-2 W vs. PIT).

* The Flames scored five goals in a period for the first time since 2010-11 when they achieved the feat twice. Sunday, however, marked the first time that the Flames scored at least five goals in one period on home ice since Nov. 3, 2001 (five in first period of 6-2 W vs. MTL).
 
Troy Brouwer (1-1—2), Chiasson and Stajan combined for three goals in 87 seconds, the fastest trio of goals by Flames players since Dec. 16, 2010 (3 in 0:57 vs. TOR). The franchise record for quickest three goals is 36 seconds, established on Feb. 13, 1993 vs. SJS.

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The overnight report: Red Wings-Islanders wrap-up; Nielsen, Vanek weigh in on tenures with Isles

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 OT win over the New York Islanders involved a 3rd period in which the Red Wings surrendered the lead twice but were able to respond to the Islanders' rallies, eventually winning in overtime thanks to a slick Danny DeKeyser marker.

It was also a game in which a coach's challenge took back what would have been Mike Green's second hat trick of the season; Green still scored 2 goals and finished second in the team in ice time as Green emerges as the Wings' #1 defenseman.

For the Red Wings, playing their second game in 2 nights and their 3rd game played over the course of 4 nights, the win was particularly satisfying, especially given their performance against Pittsburgh the night before. For the Islanders, the loss stung, and they insisted that Sunday's game was in fact a game that the Islanders gave away, as they told Newsday's Arthur Staple...

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Prospect news: Hronek, Sambrook score goals; Kadeikin, Saarijarvi register assists

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Of prospect-related note:

In the KHL, Alexander Kadeikin had an assist and finished at +2 in 14:06 played as Lokomotiv Yaroslavl won 7-1 over Barys Astana;

In the Swedish Allsvenskan, Mattias Elfstrom didn't register a point in IK Pantern's 3-2 win over AIK;

In the QMJHL, Adam Marsh had 2 shots in the Val-d'Or Foreurs' 3-2 shootout loss to Cape Breton;

In the OHL, Filip Hronek scored a goal on 6 shots in the Saginaw Spirit's 3-2 OT loss to the Windsor Spitfires in the "Farewell to the Joe" game at Joe Louis Arena. Michigan Hockey's Stefan Kubus filed a fine recap, and the OHL's website posted a special story about the "OHL memories at the Joe";

Jordan Sambrook scored a goal in the Erie Otters' 6-1 win over the Owen Sound Attack;

And Vili Saarijarvi had an assist and 6 shots in the Mississauga Steelheads' 6-3 win over Ottawa.

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Red Wings-Islanders quick take: DeKeyser, Green help Wings win in OT

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Detroit Red Wings attempted to rally from what may have been their worst loss of the season as they faced the New York Islanders on Sunday evening.

The Red Wings surrendered 2 3rd-period leads en route to a 4-3 OT win over the Islanders on Sunday, wrapping up a slate of 2 games in 2 nights with 2 of a possible 4 points.

Given the way that Detroit played in Pittsburgh, and given the fact that Mike Green (2 goals) and Danny DeKeyser (game-winner) were on the ice for 3 3rd-period Isles goals, DeKeyser got some earned redemption on the gamer from Tatar and Zetterberg...

And Mrazek's 32-save performance on the Islanders was incredibly underrated.

This could have and maybe should have been a regulation win, but the NHL took away what would have been Mike Green's hat trick goal on a coach's challenge; Detroit continued to battle, and eventually, they were rewarded.

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Wakiji speaks with Frans Nielsen regarding his ‘homecoming,’ comfort level in Detroit

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

DetroitRedWings.com's Dana Wakiji penned a notebook in which she speaks with Frans Nielsen regarding "coming home" to Brooklyn to play against the New York Islanders this evening...

"It was weird landing here last night, coming in, staying at a hotel," Nielsen said. "I saw Johnny Boychuk in his car waiting by the elevator. I jumped in his car and got a little two-minute ride down there with him. It's all kind of weird right now. Hopefully I take like one or two shifts and it's going to feel like any game."

And she spoke with Nielsen regarding his present circumstances in Detroit:

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