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

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

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.”

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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

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

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.

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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...

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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

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

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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Video- Radko Gudas Doing What He Does

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Five for slashing and a game.


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Wings-Flames suspensions, part 2: Witkowski and Tkachuk take the ‘hits’ & Wings roster updates

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos, the Free Press's Helene St. James and the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan reported that Red Wings defenseman Luke Witkowski had been suspended for 10 games due to his part in the Red Wings-Calgary Flames brawl on Thursday, with Witkowski getting 10 for leaving the bench to engage in an altercation.

Matthew Tkachuk also was informed that he would have a phone hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Friday, but

That was only disciplinary action that took place on Thursday. Per the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Twitter...

The NHL's press releases regarding Witkowski and Tkachuk's discipline offer no surprises.

If you missed the scraps...

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The TSN Insiders Tonight

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

How serious is Rockets' owner Tilman Fertitta's interest in bringing an NHL team to Houston? Are teams targeting the Golden Knights' top players? Why are GM's still questioning Marián Hossa and Joffrey Lupul's injuries? The Insiders discuss these and more.

watch at TSN...

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Less Ice Time For Brent Seabrook May Mean More Production

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from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times,

Brent Seabrook had by far his least ice time of the season Wednesday night against the New York Rangers. Perhaps not coincidentally, he had one of his best games, with four shots on goal, two blocked shots, an assist, and a plus-2 rating.

“I want to play as much as I can [but] I want to help the team out any way I can,” Seabrook said. “Whatever the case may be, I thought I had a better game [Wednesday] night I had more jump, more pace to my game.”

Removed from power-play duty for the game, Seabrook played just 16 minutes, 26 seconds against the Rangers — more than five minutes less than his season average.


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