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Posted On Tuesday, 01.27.2015 / 1:10 PM

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

At the Rink: Coyotes at Flyers

Steve Mason will be in uniform for the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday against the Arizona Coyotes, but as the backup goaltender.

Mason, who has not played since Jan. 10 because of a lower-body injury, took part in the morning skate Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center and said it's the best he's felt since getting hurt, and that even takes into account an illness that kept him from practicing Monday.

"Today was the best workout I've had since the injury," Mason said, according to the Flyers website. "Felt really good today. Been sick the past couple days, so the wind wasn't there, but overall I felt really good."

In Mason's absence, Ray Emery and Rob Zepp have split time in goal. Emery, who will start Tuesday, is coming off one of his best performances of the season, a 33-save win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan. 20.

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Posted On Tuesday, 01.27.2015 / 12:45 PM

By Wes Crosby -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Jets at Penguins

PITTSBURGH -- Two key players could return to the Pittsburgh Penguins when they face the Winnipeg Jets at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday.

Defenseman Kris Letang and forward Patric Hornqvist each could play Tuesday after participating in Pittsburgh's morning skate. Letang missed one game after sustaining a concussion during the Penguins' 3-2 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 20.

Penguins coach Mike Johnston said Letang and Hornqvist, as well as forward David Perron, will be game-time decisions. Perron left practice early Monday.

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Posted On Tuesday, 01.27.2015 / 12:38 PM

By Brian Compton -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Rangers at Islanders

The New York Islanders entered the All-Star break atop the Metropolitan Division, but they begin the second half of their season against the New York Rangers at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday without right wing Kyle Okposo.

The Islanders (31-14-1) will be without Okposo, who has 44 points in 46 games, for the next 6-8 weeks because of an upper-body injury, the team announced after practice Monday. Okposo was placed on injured reserve Tuesday retroactive to Jan. 19.

"It's a huge loss … [he's] one of our leaders and certainly brings so much to the table, not only his goal-scoring and his offensive ability, but he just works so hard on his game and sets an example in so many ways," center John Tavares said of Okposo. "He's just a bull on the puck and on the wall and he's done a lot of gritty things too. He's blocked a lot of shots for us this year and playing a lot of minutes.

"It gives some guys some more opportunity … [they've] got to look forward to that and try to grasp that."

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Posted On Monday, 01.26.2015 / 9:00 AM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - 2015 NHL Draft blog

McDavid, Eichel continue to fuel offenses

Erie Otters center Connor McDavid and Boston University center Jack Eichel, the projected top two picks in the 2015 NHL Draft, continued their offensive magic this past weekend for their respective teams.

Eichel scored two goals in two games, including his second overtime goal in three games, to lead the No. 3-ranked Terriers (15-4-4) to a 2-1 victory against the University of Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vt., on Saturday. It was the third overtime goal of the season for the freshman.

After scoring an empty-net goal in a 4-2 victory against Vermont on Friday, Eichel tipped a point shot by senior Evan Rodrigues off the left post and into the net at 2:56 of overtime to send Boston University to the win on Saturday.

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Posted On Sunday, 01.25.2015 / 10:08 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game blog

Penguins' Fleury allows seven goals in second period

COLUMBUS -- All goalies arrive at All-Star Weekend ready to look bad.

But Marc-Andre Fleury didn't know quite how bad he would look.

The Pittsburgh Penguins goalie allowed seven goals in 20 minutes of work in the second period of the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, playing a key part in the Team Toews and Team Foligno combining to score an All-Star record 11 goals in the period.

"In the dressing room after the second period I heard on TV that seven goals [allowed] in a period was a record," Fleury said. "It was long, the longest 20 minutes of my career. We're at the game to have fun, but that was starting to get frustrating. Normally I would get pulled long before giving up seven goals. I gave up six goals after only 10 minutes, I was afraid I'd wind up allowing 12."


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Posted On Sunday, 01.25.2015 / 9:45 PM

By Dan Rosen -  NHL.com Senior Writer /NHL.com - 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game blog

Ovechkin finally gets car, donates it to special cause

COLUMBUS -- Even though he wasn't named MVP of the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday night, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin finally got his new car. He won't be keeping it for too long.

Ovechkin, who missed out on the car Friday night after lobbying to be picked last in the 2015 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft Presented by DraftKings, was given the key to a new Honda after the game Sunday.

He is donating the new wheels to the Washington Ice Dogs hockey program.

Ovechkin's connection with the Ice Dogs program includes his friendship with Ann Schaab, a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who went on a sushi dinner date with Ovechkin in September.

"It means a lot," Ovechkin told NHL.com. "Honda connected with my agent and they just gave me a car, so I'm going to donate to [Ice Dogs] and that sweet little girl."

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Posted On Sunday, 01.25.2015 / 8:08 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game blog

Record set for most goals in All-Star Game

COLUMBUS -- Fittingly, it was the captain who broke the record.

When Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks wheeled in front of the net and put a shot over the shoulder of St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott at 14:21 of the third period, he helped set a record for goals in an All-Star Game. It also left little doubt that Team Toews would win the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.

Toews' goal made the score 16-11 for his team, beating the previous record of 26 goals scored in 2001 when North America beat the World 14-12 at Pepsi Center in Denver.


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Posted On Sunday, 01.25.2015 / 7:14 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game blog

Teams set All-Star record for goals in period

COLUMBUS -- Team Toews and Team Foligno combined to score four goals in the first 2:27 of the second period of the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday.

Then a save was made.

After a relative defensive struggle in the first period, Team Toews and Team Foligno scored 11 goals on 34 shots in the second period, with Team Toews entering the third period with an 11-8 lead on the strength of a hat trick for John Tavares of the New York Islanders and two goals from Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers.

The 11 goals in the second period set an All-Star Game record for goals in one period.


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Posted On Sunday, 01.25.2015 / 6:17 PM

By Arpon Basu -  Managing Editor LNH.com /NHL.com - 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game blog

Team Toews, Team Foligno tied 4-4 end of first

COLUMBUS -- The first highlight of the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday was, somewhat incredibly, a save.

There weren't too many more saves the rest of the first period. Team Foligno and Team Toews went into the first intermission tied 4-4; the teams combined for 33 shots on goal.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen led Team Foligno with two goals, and Radim Vrbata of the Vancouver Canucks and Kevin Shattenkirk of the St. Louis Blues also scored. Team Foligno goalie Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens made 12 saves in his lone period of work.

Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks, Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers, Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and John Tavares of the New York Islanders scored for Team Toews.


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Posted On Sunday, 01.25.2015 / 4:51 PM

By Corey Masisak -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game blog

Fall Out Boy excited to perform at All-Star Game

COLUMBUS -- While Pete Wentz and Andy Hurley may have played some different sports when they were younger, the members of Fall Out Boy didn't plan on becoming a band with multiple songs ingrained in the sports culture.

Fall Out Boy will perform during the first intermission of the Honda 2015 NHL All-Star Game. The band recently released its sixth album, and has had multiple No. 1 hit songs. Sports fans, particularly NHL fans who were paying attention during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, have become quite familiar with Fall Out Boy's work.

"It is wild because you don't set out to do that," Wentz, a bassist, said. "We just want to make songs that our audience can relate to, but that is kind of cool."

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I've been so fortunate, blessed, to play a long time with some great players and be on power plays, play in some great cities and stuff. It's been fun.

— Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla on tying Dino Ciccarelli for 46th place on the NHL's all-time list with his 1,200th career point after their win vs. the Predators on Friday