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Video- Ruling On Luke Witkowski’s Ten Game Suspension

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Here is the explanation...


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On The Agenda For Today’s GM Meetings

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Besides the slashing calls....

from Michael Traikos of the National Post,


The GMs will discuss how to better get the officials and the players on the same page as to what is and what is not allowed....


When the NHL allowed coaches to challenge potential offsides when a goal was scored, a Pandora’s box opened up. Suddenly, everything was being challenged with no consequences. This year, a failed challenge results in a penalty....


This one is interesting and it sort of makes a lot of sense. When a penalty is called in overtime, play becomes 4-on-3. That’s a massive difference than 5-on-4 play during regulation time....


Don’t expect this one to get solved anytime soon, but there is talk again of whether officials should determine a player’s intent when a puck goes out of play....

more on each of the above plus the slashing calls and goalie interference...

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Report- A Seven-Year Contract Extension For Cam Atkinson In Columbus

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via NHL.com,

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson has agreed to a seven-year contract worth $40.25 million, The Athletic reported Thursday.

It has an average annual value of $5.75 million and will run through the 2024-25 NHL season. The 28-year-old could have become an unrestricted free agent after this season, the final of a three-year contract worth $3.5 million annually, according to CapFriendly.com.

added 10:48am,


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Videos- A Tribute To Ben Bishop And A Unique National Anthem Performance

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A nice tribute to Ben Bishop on his return to Tampa Bay as a member of the Dallas Stars.



Below, 92 year-old Master Sergeant Cliff Zalay performed the National Anthem on the harmonica last night.

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Videos- The Washington Capitals After A 6-2 Loss To The Colorado Avalanche

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from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

The doors to the locker room remained shut for slightly longer than normal as the Capitals addressed some unfamiliar complications. They’d rarely lost two games in a row over the past two seasons, much less lose them in such a lopsided fashion. There was blame to go around after a miserable a 6-2 loss to the Avalanche at Pepsi Center, and the Capitals owned their recent string of poor play.

“We talked about lots of stuff,” captain Alex Ovechkin said. “It’s all about us. It’s not about them or somebody else. We have to look at ourselves and make changes.”...

“I’m absolutely disappointed, angry, a lot of different emotions,” Trotz said. “I expected a lot better.”

read on

Below, watch coach Trotz post-game and the game highlights...

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The Edmonton Oilers Drop A Big Home Game To The St. Louis Blues

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from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Journal,

The Edmonton Oilers are going to need a smaller measuring stick.

The one the St. Louis Blues used to beat them down Thursday night is a little more than they can handle right now.

The 4-1 home ice defeat, spoiling their chance to win two games in a row at home this season, was another wake-up call for Edmonton....

All the usual suspects were present in Edmonton’s latest loss: The PK gave up a goal, the offence was anemic, the giveaways were painful to watch, and once again, Edmonton’s best players were trying to pass the puck into the net.

So now they head back out for a five-game road trip with a 7-10-2 record, their game still full of holes, one long slump away from being buried in the playoff race by the American Thanksgiving.

Otherwise things are looking pretty good.

read on

game highlights are below...

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Video- Claude Julien After The Montreal Canadiens Suffer A Home Loss To The Arizona Coyotes

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Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette has the recap on the Arizona Coyotes 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadians and Claude Julien basically wraps it up in 30 seconds.



Game highligths are below...

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Video- You Make The Call San Jose/Florida

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from Paul Gackle of the Mercury News,

“The puck’s in the blue paint, and I guess from now on, you have to say, Mr. Goalie, go ahead and freeze it, or else it will be disallowed,” Vlasic said. “The puck’s right there. You jam the puck. It hits his pad. But, of course, he can’t make the play because I put it in before he could freeze it.

“I don’t know what the rules are anymore.”

During a TV timeout, Vlasic could be seen talking emphatically with referee Tom Kowal at the Sharks blue line.

What explanation did the Sharks defenseman receive?

“You can’t push the puck into his pad and into the net,” Vlasic said. “So you have to let the goalie freeze it. From now on, anything in the blue paint should be disallowed.”

more on the 2-0 loss by the Sharks to the Florida Panthers...

Watch the play below.

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Video- Best Of The Night

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5 1/2 minutes of the best plays from the NHL on Thursday.


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NHL Short Notes

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Home Team in Caps
TORONTO 1, New Jersey 0 (OT)
NY ISLANDERS 6, Carolina 4
Arizona 5, MONTREAL 4
Pittsburgh 3, OTTAWA 1
TAMPA BAY 6, Dallas 1
MINNESOTA 6, Nashville 4
WINNIPEG 3, Philadelphia 2 (SO)
COLORADO 6, Washington 2
St. Louis 4, EDMONTON 1
Vegas 5, VANCOUVER 2
Boston 2, LOS ANGELES 1
Florida 2, SAN JOSE 0

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