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Posted On Thursday, 01.29.2015 / 1:48 PM

By Adam Kimelman - Deputy Managing Editor / - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Jets at Flyers

PHILADELPHIA -- One of the reasons the Winnipeg Jets are entrenched in a Stanley Cup Playoff spot this season is the way they've played after losses.

The Jets won their season opener and then lost four straight. Since then they've lost consecutive games five times, but no losing streak has been longer than two games. They're 13-4-1 after losses.

"I think we've done a good job resetting after losses, not letting them compound," Jets captain Andrew Ladd said. "I think it's just a mindset of rebounding, especially with our battle level and compete, and making sure we're giving ourselves a chance the next game."

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Posted On Thursday, 01.29.2015 / 1:34 PM

By Dan Rosen - Senior Writer / - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Canadiens at Rangers

NEW YORK -- Walking into Madison Square Garden on Thursday brought back some difficult memories for the Montreal Canadiens.

They thought of their most recent game here, a 5-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Nov. 23, a road trip that coincided with their annual moms' trip.

"That was a tough night," Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said.

There was the Canadiens' final trip to the Garden last season, which happened to be their final game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs; a 1-0 loss in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. They also thought of their 3-2 overtime loss at the Garden in Game 4 of the conference final.

Madison Square Garden hasn't quite reached house-of-horrors level for the Canadiens, but they haven't left the building with a positive memory since Oct. 28, 2013, when they beat the Rangers 2-0.

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Posted On Thursday, 01.29.2015 / 1:30 PM

By David Satriano - Staff Writer / - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Bruins at Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- A look at the NHL standings shows the New York Islanders are tied for first place in the Eastern Conference and have won six of their past seven games. But the players are far from satisfied.

"I think we understand there's a lot to be accomplished this year," forward John Tavares said after the morning skate. "We really haven't done a whole lot yet, but we've put ourselves in good shape."

The Islanders are 17-4-0 at Nassau Coliseum but play a Boston Bruins team which has points in 11 of its past 12 games (7-1-4).

"When you want to measure yourself and really see where you stand, this is the team that you want to play," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "They are big, they are strong, they are well coached. They got good leadership. For us, this is a good test for our team."

Boston hasn't played since before the All-Star break. Its most recent game was a 3-2 shootout loss against the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 21.

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Posted On Thursday, 01.29.2015 / 12:36 PM

By Staff -  / - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

Sharks recall forward Tarasov from AHL

The San Jose Sharks recalled forward Danill Tarasov from Worcester of the American Hockey League on Thursday.

Tarasov leads Worcester with 25 points this season. His 10 goals are third on the team.

Tarasov, 23, is looking to make his NHL debut when the Sharks host the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.

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Posted On Thursday, 01.29.2015 / 11:22 AM

By Staff -  / - NHL Live blog

Martin Brodeur to join NHL Live for Thursday interview

Martin Brodeur, the NHL's all-time winningest goaltender who announces his retirement Thursday, will join NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, which airs at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network.

Ken Daneyko, who won three Stanley Cups with Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils, will be in studio along with John MacLean, a member of the 1995 Cup team, to break down Brodeur's retirement.

The St. Louis Blues, where Brodeur finished his career with seven games, three wins and one shutout this season, are one of 22 teams in action Thursday. They host the Nashville Predators and we'll go out to Scottrade Center and welcome in Blues analyst Darren Pang via Arena Cam to get his thoughts on the matchup, Brodeur and more.

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Posted On Thursday, 01.29.2015 / 10:31 AM

By Dan Rosen - Senior Writer / - Over the Boards blog

Predators' Forsberg starring in up-tempo system

From the surprise of being traded to a difficult start to his NHL career, Nashville Predators rookie Filip Forsberg came into this season as a 20-year-old in need of a fresh start. He was fortunate that Predators first-year coach Peter Laviolette didn't know and didn't care about what had happened to Forsberg in the past.

"It was perfect," Forsberg said during the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus, where he had two goals on two shots in his first NHL All-Star Game. "Coming into training camp with a new coach, everyone had to start at the first page and I think that was good for me."

Laviolette gave Forsberg the freedom to play his game, not to mention skilled linemates in Mike Ribeiro and James Neal. Feeling more comfortable and less restricted, Forsberg has answered with a performance that, to date at least, makes him the favorite to win the Calder Trophy.

Forsberg enters Nashville's game Thursday at the St. Louis Blues with 41 points and a plus-25 rating in 46 games. He leads all rookies in points, assists (25) and plus-minus rating. He is tied with Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman for the most goals among rookies (16).

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Posted On Wednesday, 01.28.2015 / 6:37 PM

By Staff -  / - NHL Live blog

Hanifin reflects on WJC, looks forward to Beanpot

Boston College freshman defenseman Noah Hanifin joined NHL Live to discuss playing for the United States at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship and to look ahead to the 63rd annual Beanpot Tournament.

Hanifin scored two points in five games at the WJC for the United States, which did not reach the medal round.

"It was a great experience," Hanifin said. "Obviously we didn't get the outcome we wanted, but just being able to play with great players every day … being able to measure myself against players around the world at such a high level was awesome. Coming back to BC I think it really helped me a lot. I think I got better over the course of that tournament. I think I gained confidence from it."

Ranked third in NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of the top North American skaters for the 2015 NHL Draft, Hanifin has three goals and 14 points in 24 games for the Eagles.

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Posted On Wednesday, 01.28.2015 / 6:30 PM

By Adam Vingan - Correspondent / - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

Penguins captain Crosby will play against Capitals

WASHINGTON -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will return from a lower-body injury and be in the lineup against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN1).

Crosby missed the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game and Pittsburgh's 5-3 victory against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. He sustained the injury Jan. 10 against the Montreal Canadiens, but played through it until taking an injection last week.

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Posted On Wednesday, 01.28.2015 / 5:28 PM

By Curtis Zupke - Correspondent / - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Blackhawks at Kings

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Kings will likely get right wing Tyler Toffoli back for a crucial stretch of their season that starts Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, SN1).

Toffoli, who skated in line rushes the past two days, was activated off injured reserve. He missed six games with mononucleosis and coach Darryl Sutter said, "It will take him a bit to get up to speed."

Sutter referenced Toffoli's inconsistency. Toffoli scored 10 goals in his first 25 games but has two goals in his past 16 games.

"I think he had a tougher time in the middle of November, middle of December," Sutter said. "It's his first full year in the NHL … he ran out of gas. A lot of them young guys [do that]. They went a long playoffs, those kids, and probably didn't have as much training and didn't put as much work in. They came back excited and had a really good start and leveled off."

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Posted On Wednesday, 01.28.2015 / 4:30 PM

By Pete Jensen - Fantasy Insider / - Fantasy Spin Blog

Fantasy Spin: Isles' Grabovski takes Okposo's spot

With Kyle Okposo sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks, fantasy owners would be wise to jump on the Mikhail Grabovski train.

Tri-eligible in Yahoo leagues (LW/C/RW), Grabovski (13 percent owned in Yahoo leagues) passed his first test Tuesday in his return from injury with a goal against the New York Rangers. He tied his season-high with four shots on goal in the game and filled in nicely for Okposo on the right side of New York's top line with top-15 fantasy forward John Tavares and Josh Bailey (eight percent owned).

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You get the right whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals