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Video- Erik Johnson, Two For Slashing, Five For Boardking And A Game Misconduct

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Vladislav Namestnikov was the target and he did return to the game.

 

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Video- Saturday Headlines Early Sunday Morning

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Topics discussed- the trade options for the Ottawa Senators, the future of the outdoor games and the Winnipeg Jets would move Shawn Matthias.

 

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Video- Video Recap Of The NHL Games Played On Saturday

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Almost seven minutes of highlights from the NHL games played yesterday.

 

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NHL Short Notes

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SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

Edmonton 3, MINNESOTA 2

NY Rangers 3, BOSTON 2 (OT)

ST. LOUIS 2, Winnipeg 0

OTTAWA 3, Montreal 0

NY ISLANDERS 4, Los Angeles 3 (OT)

PHILADELPHIA 2, Dallas 1 (OT)

CAROLINA 2, Columbus 1

Pittsburgh 4, ARIZONA 2

WASHINGTON 3, Anaheim 2 (OT)

Tampa Bay 6, COLORADO 5

Nashville 2, CALGARY 0

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Prospect news: Short-staffed Griffins lose to Milwaukeee; Walleye demolish Atlanta; Sambrook scores

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Of prospect-related note:

In the AHL, the Grand Rapids Griffins lost 2-1 in OT to the Milwaukee Admirals, losing despite Matthew Ford's 10th goal of the season and a 26-save performance from Tom McCollum. As the Griffins website's recap notes, Grand Rapids was severely shorthanded on both Friday and Saturday nights:

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The Greatest NHL Moment

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OTTAWA (Dec. 16, 2017) – Following six weeks of voting, it was revealed tonight during the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ that fans selected Pittsburgh Penguins legend Mario Lemieux scoring five goals in five different ways as the Greatest NHL® Moment Presented by Coors Light and Pepsi Zero Sugar.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

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Some of the topics dscussed what Erik Karlsson is missing, the Senators, the play of Brad Marchand and a bad 3-on-3 change by the Wings and more.

via Sportsnet,

 

 

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Video- Dick Irvin With Tonight’s HNIC Opening

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Wow.

via Sportsnet,

 

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Articles from practice: On the Wings’ dangerous penalty-kill, Jonthan Ericsson, results & having fun

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The Red Wings held a light practice the day after their 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, and as the Wings happen to have 6 shorthanded goals this season, the team discussed its aggressive penalty-killing unit, as noted by MLive's Ansar Khan:

An aggressive mindset and more speed and scoring ability on the penalty-kill units has resulted in six shorthanded goals, which is tied for the NHL lead with Minnesota and Florida. The Red Wings have tallied more shorthanded goals in 32 games than they did the previous two seasons combined (five).

Assistant coach Doug Houda emphasized more up-ice pressure on the penalty kill to disrupt opponents' ability to set up their power play. He also encouraged penalty killers to pounce on scoring chances.

Dylan Larkin has two shorthanded goals. Darren Helm, Luke Glendening, Frans Nielsen and Trevor Daley have one each.

"When you insert Larkin in the kill, Nielsen and Helm, we got (Andreas Athanasiou) on one of the units, Glenny, you have opportunities to have real threats," coach Jeff Blashill said. "The way everybody's power play is going, they're all about being four at the net. And when you have four at the net, if the puck goes the wrong way, you have opportunities for shorthanded chances. We've given up some shorthanded chances, but when you're a threat on the penalty kill, it backs teams off a little bit and it's a hard way to run a power play."

Khan continues, and the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan picks up the narrative:

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Saturday Hockey Notes

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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- Gary Bettman deserves a raise. And no, I haven’t lost my mind or been caught up in the spirit of the season. I don’t care much for Bettman, the hockey man. I have come to greatly appreciate Bettman, the businessman and all he has done to grow the NHL. The fact he could get anyone to agree to pay $650 million U.S. for a Seattle expansion franchise — can we say goodbye Quebec City — is both stunning and brilliant. Of course, if there’s another lockout in 2020, allow me to change my mind.

- What an impressive deep rookie class in the NHL: Brock Boeser, Matthew Barzal, Clayton Keller and defencemen Charlie McAvoy, Mikhail Sergachev and Will Butcher. The Calder race is going to be a great one.

- From a personal perspective, I’ve watched NHL games regularly and marvelled at the inaccuracy of the giveaway-takeaway stats. On one shift in a game recently, a player gave the puck away three times. At the end of the period, he was listed as having one giveaway.

So if the NHL can’t get time on ice correctly, can’t properly track shots on goal, can’t seem to get the giveaways and takeaways — and probably hits as well — accurately, then the entire process of statistical gathering for teams and players and media and fans needs to be addressed. And somehow fixed.

The next time you see the statistic save percentage, take it with a grain of salt. It’s only as accurate as the information provided and what seems clear these days is the information provided is not entirely accurate.

more on the last topic plus other hockey notes...

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