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Posted On Friday, 03.22.2013 / 12:40 PM

By Pete Jensen -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Fantasy Spin Blog

Fantasy Spin: Setoguchi among League's best of late

Everything is falling into place for the Minnesota Wild these days, as the club is reaping the benefits of its bold activity over the past two offseasons.

Fantasy owners are well aware of what the team accomplished last summer, signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to long-term contracts. That tandem has impressed through 29 games this season, combining for 20 power-play points. Parise has 23 points and is tied for fifth in the NHL in shots on goal (110), while Suter is second among all defensemen in points (24) and tied for sixth among all skaters in assists (22).

But another key component of the Wild's success has gone virtually unnoticed until this week. Devin Setoguchi, who Minnesota acquired from the San Jose Sharks when it hosted the 2011 NHL Draft, is raising eyebrows across the NHL again -- gaining fantasy relevance as a result.

Over the last 10 days, Setoguchi has been the League's hottest forward, accumulating six goals, 17 shots on goal and a plus-6 during that five-game span. When his point-production tear was in its early stages exactly two weeks ago, his ownership only stood at seven percent in Yahoo! leagues. As of Friday morning, that number is up to 30 percent.

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Posted On Friday, 03.22.2013 / 12:36 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Malkin, Letang remain out as Penguins face Islanders

The Pittsburgh Penguins will put their 10-game winning streak on the line Friday night against the New York Islanders, but they will again be without two stars.

Center Evgeni Malkin and defenseman Kris Letang skated Friday morning, but coach Dan Bylsma told reporters at Nassau Coliseum that neither would suit up against the Islanders.

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Posted On Friday, 03.22.2013 / 10:24 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Projected lineups for Penguins, Islanders

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be aiming for their 11th consecutive win on Friday night when they visit the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Penguins will be looking to extend the one-point lead they hold over the Montreal Canadiens for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Here are the projected lineups for the Penguins and Islanders on Friday:


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Posted On Friday, 03.22.2013 / 10:19 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Projected lineup for Blue Jackets

Sergei Bobrovsky will make his eighth straight start in goal for the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night when they take on the Calgary Flames at Nationwide Arena.

Here is the projected lineup for the Blue Jackets, who have won two in a row and have at least a point in 11 straight games (7-0-4):


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Posted On Friday, 03.22.2013 / 10:11 AM

By Matt Sitkoff -  NHL.com Contributor /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL 13 Prediction: Red Wings vs. Ducks

NHL 13 Prediction: Red Wings vs. Ducks, March 22, 10 ET on NHL Network

East meets West as the Detroit Red Wings travel to Anaheim to start off a four game road trip and face off against the streaking Ducks. The Ducks are 7-0-3 in their last ten games, and have won an impressive 13 straight games on home ice. Anaheim will be reeling after a big win against the powerhouse Blackhawks, and can move into a tie for the league lead with a win tonight.

Ducks’ Keys to the Game

Get it to Getzlaf Ryan Getzlaf is playing superbly at home, with seven goals and fifteen assists in his last 12 home games.

Set the Tone – Anaheim will host Detroit again on Sunday, so they should use this game to set a physical and offensive tone for both games.

Red Wings’ Keys to the Game

Bounce Back – The Red Wings need to shake off a 4-2 loss to Minnesota the other night, and after allowing 2 PP goals on just 3 chances, the PK needs to be a lot better.

Solve the Netminder – With both Viktor Fasth and Jonas Hiller playing well, it will be crucial for Detroit to get to the dirty areas, create screens and traffic, and ultimately put pucks in the net.

Find the Official NHL®13 Game Prediction below. Watch as the Detroit Red Wings take on the Anaheim Ducks, 10 ET on NHL Network

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Posted On Thursday, 03.21.2013 / 8:49 PM

NHL.com - 2012-2013 Situation Room blog

BOS @ OTT - 4:55 of the Second Period

At 4:55 of the second period in the Senators/Bruins game, video review upheld the referee's call on the ice that Ottawa forward Kaspars Daugavins' shot was not touched by any Senators player and went into the net in a legal fashion. Good goal Ottawa

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Posted On Thursday, 03.21.2013 / 8:44 PM

NHL.com - 2013 Trade Deadline blog

Video: Buyers and Sellers

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Posted On Thursday, 03.21.2013 / 6:43 PM

By Matt Sitkoff -  NHL.com Contributor /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

CISCO NHL Live: Mike Yeo

The Minnesota Wild have won four straight games, six of the past seven, CISCO NHL Live talks with Head Coach Mike Yeo about what had changed for his streaking club.

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Posted On Thursday, 03.21.2013 / 5:00 PM

By NHL Green -  /NHL.com - NHL Green Slapshots™

Sabres Shred-It

The Buffalo Sabres are offering fans an opportunity to win twice -- dispose waste in a sustainable manner and get a discount on great Sabres merchandise for doing so.

This Saturday, the Buffalo Sabres are teaming up with First Niagara Bank to host a free “Shredding Day”.

Read on and find out more.
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Posted On Thursday, 03.21.2013 / 4:23 PM

By Jerry Brown -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Coyotes hoping return home means return of offense

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Last Thursday the Coyotes departed Phoenix after a win against the Los Angeles Kings sitting in a playoff spot and scoring goals with regularity.

A week later, they return from a road trip where they went 0-3-1, were shut out three times and scored a total of two goals -- both by Shane Doan in a 3-2 loss at Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Now outside of the top eight and struggling, the Coyotes hope a little home cooking will help as they face the banged-up Vancouver Canucks on Thursday at Jobing.com Arena.

The Coyotes went more than 245 minutes without a goal -- the longest drought in franchise history, and pushing Columbus to a shootout Saturday provided them with their only point on the trip. Even Doan's incredible effort against the Kings -- two goals and an NHL single-game high 13 hits -- could keep Los Angeles from sweeping back-to-back games and keeping the Coyotes desperate for a win.

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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

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