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Posted On Tuesday, 12.01.2015 / 9:13 PM - 2015-2016 Situation Room blog

Video Review: PHI @ OTT - 15:33 of the Second Period

At 15:33 of the second period in the Flyers/Senators game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that Bobby Ryan's stick was above the height of the crossbar when he deflected the puck into the Philadelphia net. According to Rule 60.5 "An apparent goal scored by an attacking player who strikes the puck with his stick carried above the height of the crossbar of the goal frame shall not be allowed. The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick." No goal Ottawa Senators.

Posted On Tuesday, 12.01.2015 / 8:37 PM - 2015-2016 Situation Room blog

Video Review: ARI @ NSH - 13:06 of the First Period

At 13:06 of the first period in the Coyotes/Predators game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play from 11:57. Video review confirmed the call on the ice that the puck did not cross the Nashville goal line. No goal Coyotes.

Posted On Tuesday, 12.01.2015 / 5:46 PM

By Staff -  / - In Case You Missed It Blog

ICYMI: Tuesday, Dec. 1

Catch up on the latest NHL news right here each day. Be sure to check out our ICYMI blog every Monday through Friday.


Blackhawks' Kane looks to extend streak vs. Wild
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, named 'First Star' of November by the NHL Tuesday, looks to extend his consecutive game points record for a U.S.-born player against the Minnesota Wild.

Red Wings' Larkin, Sabres' Eichel set to face off
First-year phenoms Jack Eichel and Dylan Larkin, tabbed Rookie of the Month for November, face off Tuesday for the first time in the NHL when the Buffalo Sabres visit the Detroit Red Wings.

Rangers' Klein out 2-3 weeks with strained oblique
New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein has a strained oblique and will miss 2-3 weeks, coach Alain Vigneault announced Tuesday. Klein was injured in the first period of the Rangers' 4-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.

Panthers' Jagr plays Blues approaching milestone
Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr faces the Blues on Tuesday one goal away from tying Marcel Dionne for fourth place on the NHL's all-time list with 731.

2016 NHL All-Star Fan Vote opens
The 2016 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™ opened worldwide Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. Cast your ballot at to determine the four All-Star captains for the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 31.

Posted On Tuesday, 12.01.2015 / 5:35 PM

By Eric Gilmore - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Penguins at Sharks

SAN JOSE -- Looking for an offensive spark, the Pittsburgh Penguins will reunite Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis on their top line when they face the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday at SAP Center (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, ROOT).

Kunitz will move up from the third line and trade places with Patric Hornqvist, who will skate with center Nick Bonino and Beau Bennett.

Crosby said re-establishing chemistry with Kunitz and Dupuis shouldn't take any time against San Jose.

"We played together for a long time," Crosby said. "We know each other really well. I don't see there being really any adjusting at all. When we've played together we've always talked a lot and tried to discuss a lot as far as in-game, depending on who we're playing and what we see out there. We're all pretty comfortable with where we go and kind of the areas. It should be good."

Posted On Tuesday, 12.01.2015 / 5:14 PM

By Staff -  / - 2016 NHL Draft blog

Everett's Hart wins CHL goaltender of week award

Carter Hart of Everett of the Western Hockey League, a top prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft, was named Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Week on Tuesday.

The 6-foot, 177-pound goaltender received a B rating from NHL Central Scouting on its November players to watch list.

In three games last week Hart went 3-0-0 with two shutouts, a 0.33 goals-against average and a .985 save percentage.

Posted On Tuesday, 12.01.2015 / 4:00 PM

By Curtis Zupke - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Canucks at Kings

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Vancouver Canucks will be without left wing Chris Higgins and right wing Jake Virtanen when they play the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Tuesday (10:30 p.m. ET; SNP, FS-W), coach Willie Desjardins told the Canucks website.

Higgins sustained a head injury Monday during a 4-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks and did not participate in an optional morning skate at Staples Center, according to the Vancouver Province. Virtanen sustained an upper-body injury Monday and is day-to-day, Desjardins said.

Vancouver (9-9-7) likely will play seven with defensemen. Defenseman Andrey Pedan reportedly took line rushes as a forward and could make his NHL debut there. Left wing Sven Baertschi will play after he was scratched in two of the previous three games.

Posted On Tuesday, 12.01.2015 / 3:51 PM

By Aaron Vickers - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Stars at Flames

CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames have several question marks surrounding their lineup when they open a five-game homestand at Scotiabank Saddledome against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday (9 p.m. ET; SNW, FS-SW+).

"We have a few guys sick and we have a few guys injured," Flames coach Bob Hartley said. "Everyone was on the ice and we have some decisions to make once we meet with the medical staff. We're not sure yet. The only thing I can tell you is that Karri Ramo will start in net."

Defenseman Kris Russell and forward Michael Frolik were absent from practice Monday because of maintenance, and forward Johnny Gaudreau didn't skate (flu). Forward Sean Monahan left early in the practice because of illness.

Posted On Tuesday, 12.01.2015 / 2:55 PM

By Brian Hedger - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Wild at Blackhawks

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane has an opportunity to extend his points streak to 20 against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday at United Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CSN-CH).

Kane, the NHL First Star of the Month for November, set the record for consecutive games with a point at 19 with a goal Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings.

He has 11 goals and 20 assists during his streak, which started Oct. 17.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last player with a point streak of at least 20 games was Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who had a 25-game streak during the 2010-11 season.

"It's in the back of your mind for sure," Kane said of his streak. "I was probably thinking about it a little bit more probably five games ago than I am right now. But I think the way to go about it is to not worry about it and just play your game. If you keep the streak alive, it stays alive. If not, then it's been a pretty good run."

Posted On Tuesday, 12.01.2015 / 2:54 PM

By Robby Stanley - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Coyotes at Predators

NASHVILLE -- Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan will not play against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; FS-A PLUS, FS-TN) but appears to be close to returning to the lineup.

Doan has missed three games with a lower-body injury. He participated in the morning skate, but Coyotes coach Dave Tippett ruled him and forward Steve Downie, who has an upper-body injury, out against the Predators.

"They're close, very close," Tippett said. "Downie is closer, but we'll have skate today and then we'll practice tomorrow and we'll see where we are after that."

Posted On Tuesday, 12.01.2015 / 2:36 PM

By Paul Harris - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Sabres at Red Wings

DETROIT -- When the Detroit Red Wings play the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena (7:30 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, SNO, SNP, MSG-B, BELL TV, FS-D), it will be a matchup of two of the NHL's top rookies this season.

Detroit (12-8-4) forward Dylan Larkin has 10 goals, which leads NHL rookies, and eight assists in 24 games and is tied for the League lead at plus-14. Larkin was named the NHL Rookie of the Month for November, when he had seven goals and 10 points in 13 games.

Buffalo (10-12-2) center Jack Eichel has eight goals and four assists in 24 games.

Larkin was the 15th pick of the 2014 NHL Draft and Eichel was the second player taken in the 2015 draft. The 19-year-olds are good friends. They played together with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program and at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship and 2015 IIHF World Championship.

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