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Videos- Bad Goal Of The Night, Ouch Deflection And A Stuck Door

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Vegas lost in a shootout.

 

 

Below, puck off the post, hits ref in the head and someone open the darn door.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets Suffered An Embarrassing Home Loss

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Steve Gorten of the Columbus Dispatch,

Tortorella walked into his postgame news conference and up to the podium after the 7-2 loss to the Oilers, spoke roughly four sentences and walked out.

“There’s no sense in me even trying to answer questions about this game,” Tortorella said. “Sorry about that. Have a good night.”

“We just weren’t ready to go,” Foligno said. “They fed it to us. It was a disappointing game, sloppy. No execution, no nothing. It wasn’t us.”

Inside the Jackets’ dressing room, players tried to make sense of a game in which they surrendered a season high in goals. Four came in the second period, and the most painful was Mark Letestu’s short-handed breakaway score less than a second before intermission and just nine seconds after the Jackets got a power play.

The home fans responded by booing their team, which had won six of its past seven at Nationwide Arena and 10 of 13 overall, off the ice.

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Below, watch Tortorella's statement and game highlights....

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Video- The Best From The NHL Games Played Last Night

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Just south of 5 minutes long.

 

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NHL Short Notes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

 

TUESDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

BUFFALO 3, Ottawa 2
NEW JERSEY 5, Los Angeles 1
PHILADELPHIA 4, Toronto 2
WASHINGTON 5, Colorado 2
Edmonton 7, COLUMBUS 2
Tampa Bay 3, ST. LOUIS 0
MINNESOTA 2, Calgary 1 (SO)
CHICAGO 3, Florida 2 (OT)
Carolina 3, VEGAS 2 (SO)

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The overnight report: Red Wings-Bruins set-up

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Detroit Red Wings face a particularly stiff task in battling the Boston Bruins this evening (8 PM EST on NBCSN/97.1 FM). Boston has won 4 of its past 5 games and 8 of its past 10, while the Red Wings have dropped both 9 of 10 (1-5-and-4) and have dropped out of the Atlantic Division playoff race...sort of.

Remarkably, the Red Wings' 11-13-and-6 record and 28 points are only 4 behind the Boston Bruins' 14 -9-and-4 record and 32 points--though they have 3 games in hand over the Wings--so tonight's game is not without playoff implications.

The same could be said for both Friday's game against Toronto and the Wings' December 23rd rematch with the Bruins in Boston, but that's also assuming that the Wings don't drop their games against New Jersey or Philadelphia (on the 19th and 20th, respectively).

Long story short, no, the Red Wings are not out of the Northeast Division playoff race, despite their terrible record over the last 10 games, but the mediocre Wings really, really need to win some not-so-mediocre games over the next week-and-a-half to not really find themselves out of the playoff race at Christmas.

Our friends from Boston haven't played a game since Saturday's 3-1 win over the New York Islanders, and the Bruins' roster is in some flux due to injuries to Ryan Spooner (who's "close") and Adam McQuaid (who's not). The Boston Herald's Stephen Conroy reports that the B's will start Wing-killer Tuuka Rask opposite Jimmy Howard...

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Prospect news: OHL/WHL round-up; Larsson commits to Denver; Setkov re-signs with Malmo

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Of prospect-related note:

In the OHL, Jordan Sambrook had 1 shot in the Erie Otters' 3-2 OT loss to London;

In the WHL, Lane Zablocki took 2 shots and a penalty in his Lethbridge Hurricanes debut, a 5-3 Lethbridge loss to Saskatoon;

And Dennis Cholowski missed the Prince George Cougars' 5-4 win over Victoria as Cholowski's attending Hockey Canada's World Junior selection camp.

In the USHL, Tri-City Storm goaltender Filip Larsson made his college commitment, choosing to attend the University of Denver. Per the USHL's website:

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Red Wings make their annual visit to Chlidren’s Hospital

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Red Wings made their annual pre-Christmas visit to Children's Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, and the team did its best to put a smile on ill children's faces, as noted by WXYZ's Brad Galli:

Red Wings TV also chronicled the visit...

And DetroitRedWings.com's Dana Wakiji also spoke with the Wings during their visit...

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Video- Mike Babcock Gives The Linesman An Earful

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Babcock did not like the puck drop leading directly to a Flyers goal.

 

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The TSN Insiders Tonight

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The TSN Hockey Insiders discuss the likelihood of the Senators trading Erik Karlsson, Ottawa's need of recouping draft picks, the latest on Evander Kane potentially being moved, and injuries to a pair of Team Canada WJC returnees.

Watch at TSN.

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Evening Line- Pierre LeBrun

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

No question the priority remains for the Sens to try and sign Karlsson to a long-term deal as soon as possible this July, a year before his contract expires.

One way or another, his situation has to be ironed out by then, you cannot in a Canadian market allow a player of Karlsson’s superstar level enter next season in a walk year and expect that the ensuing mayhem surrounding that uncertainty won’t sink your team’s season.

-Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic. Read more (paid subscription) on Karlsson plus the Blues looking for help up front.

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