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More Testing For Mumps In Pittsburgh

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via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Steve Downie, Brandon Sutter and Thomas Greiss are returning to Pittsburgh today to be tested for the mumps, it was announced by Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford.

The three players accompanied the team on its road trip to Florida yesterday. They will be placed in isolation until test results are known.

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Video- Dustin Byfuglien vs. Craig Berube?

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via Sportsnet,

Philadelphia head coach Craig Berube must’ve said something to Dustin Byfuglien after the Flyers beat the Jets in OT, prompting the big Jets defenceman to get up in his face.

 

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Video- Boston Bruins Cannot Understand The No-Goal Call Against Them

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from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

“I can’t even figure out why goals don’t count, so I’m certainly not going to comment on that,” said Claude Julien when first asked about the Matt Bartkowski hit on Brian Gionta in the first period. “First of all, [Eriksson] doesn’t hit him, he barely touches his glove.

“It’s kind of a flash screen is what we call it and he’s in position. I guess it’s another non-goal that I’m sure we’ll hear should’ve been a good goal later on. But it’s what we keep going through.”

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Watch the no-goal below, scroll to the :19 second mark...

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NHL Short Notes

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DID YOU KNOW?
Four teams recorded comeback victories on Sunday, all surmounting third-period deficits. That included two clubs that overcame multi-goal deficits in the final 20 minutes (DAL, PHI).
 
Through 497 games this season, there have been 210 total comeback wins (42.3%). That includes 94 games in which a team rallied in the third period – 18 of those have seen a team overcome a multi-goal deficit in the final 20 minutes.

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Who Said It?

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‘Some higher being gave you your talent. Don’t squander it.’ So I tried not to.

Find out who said it and a very good read.

Thanks to a KK member for the pointer.

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Video- Happy Holidays From The Montreal Canadiens

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The Up And Down Toronto Maple Leafs

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from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Sure, teams endure ebbs and flows during an NHL season. That is the nature of life during an 82-game journey. But does any team subject its fans to wilder mood swings than the Toronto Maple Leafs?

A week ago we were lauding the Leafs as one of the league's hottest teams, a team that had looked into the abyss after a 9-2 loss to Nashville and emerged stronger for it. With Sunday's 4-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, however, the Leafs are trending toward that abyss once again.

The loss was their third straight, and they have been outscored 15-5 during that stretch, again looking like a team without much of a clue. The Leafs travel to Dallas for their final game before the Christmas break, but it's hard to imagine much merriment for them as they again struggle to determine just who they are.

read on for more from the ESPN crew, including Strang on the Wings, Custance on the Stars and LeBrun on the Rangers...

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KK- Holiday Plans

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With Christmas quickly approaching, I thought I would lay out my plans for the week.

I am now in relaxed mode through Christmas night but will be posting on a regular basis through the morning of December 24th, then get back at it on December 26th.

We are going to bypass the weekly BoltDraft/KK fantasy game this week but will have two games you can participate in next week.  Of course, you can still participate in the numerous games BoltDraft offers.

If you are still doing your holiday shopping, do remember to use the KK affiliate link to Amazon (gift cards too) and I appreciate all of you who have used the link during the holidays and for using it all year long too.  I have also added some Amazon banner ads to the far right sidebar on every KK page.

If you are getting a head start on the Holiday, please be safe and enjoy your time with family and friends.

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Morning Line- David Ebner On The Vancouver Canucks And Calgary Flames

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The natural order of the Western Conference begins to reassert itself, after the unlikeliness of Vancouver and Calgary in the early going. The likes of Chicago and San Jose surge, and Vancouver and Calgary regress to what consensus figured them for in the early autumn: the Canucks a fringe playoff team, and the Flames a Connor McDavid contender.

There remains, of course, a lot of hockey to play. But it does not look good for Western Canada’s hockey teams, the Oilers obviously, the Canucks on the edge and the Flames cratering. Like an errant pass, bouncing all the way back into your own empty net. Wideman was frank Saturday night: “It’s kind of the way things are going right now.”

-David Ebner of the Globe and Mail where you can read more on the Canucks and Flames.

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The Losing Continues In Edmonton

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from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

Welcome to Edmonton, Todd Nelson.

Losing has become an art form here.

It’s creative. It’s inventive. It’s ingenious. It’s inspired.

And Sunday night’s latest was a game to be framed in terms of the way it is in the late great City of Champions.

How long will Nelson have to wait to get his first NHL win as a head coach?

Well, he only has 48 games left to coach in his interim job replacing Dallas Eakins for the rest of the season.

The way this is going, it might not be long enough.

The Oilers have now lost 18 of their last 19. And while they have two coming up after Christmas against the Calgary Flames, losers of their last eight in a row, nobody is holding their breath on Edmonton winning either game.

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