Colorado coach Patrick Roy said the key to winning away from Denver is making the right adjustments to combat each opponent's strengths.
"Their centers are pretty solid," Roy said of the Hurricanes. "So we're going to have to be solid on the puck and win our battles. We're going to have to put shots on [Hurricanes goalie Justin] Peters and test him early on. We've been playing with the lead, and when we are it seems we're a lot tougher to beat."
NEW YORK -- Having won six of their past seven games and elevated their record to above .500 for the first time all season, the New York Rangers will look to continue their success Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils. They will ice mostly the same lineup that in recent weeks has helped them rebound from a difficult 2-6-0 start in which they were outscored 31-12.
The Rangers held an optional skate Tuesday which was attended by five players, including forwards Rick Nash and Dominic Moore, both of whom are working their way back from injury. Moore is close to fully recovered from his strained oblique muscle but likely won't be back in the lineup before the weekend at the earliest.
"It's still going to be sore for a while there. I've just to keep pushing it," Moore said. "You've got to push it to the point where you know it's good."
Mazanec, who was called up when Pekka Rinne went on injured reserve with a hip infection, made his NHL debut Nov. 8, when he stopped 22 of 24 shots after relieving Carter Hutton 8:23 into the Predators' 5-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Nov. 8.
A 2012 sixth-round pick (No. 179), Mazanec was 5-0-0 with a 1.97 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in five games this season with the Predators' American Hockey League affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.
While the latest inductees still are enjoying their new spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame, one potential member of next year's Hall induction class already is looking forward to a trip to Toronto in November 2014.
Dominik Hasek, who last played in 2010-11 for Spartak in the Kontinental Hockey League, will be on the Hall ballot for the first time next year.
"I don't exactly know the rules ... when the players are eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame induction," Hasek told NHL.com. "But I can say that I am not planning to play hockey anymore, so from this point of view I am probably eligible. I know it's a big event and achievement. It would be a great honor."
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Despite slogging through the first period of their game against the Colorado Avalanche Sunday, the Washington Capitals seemed poised to stem and perhaps even turn the tide in their favor.
With 4:12 remaining in the second period, Joel Ward took advantage of a fortuitous carom off the end boards to beat Semyon Varlamov to tie the game at 1-1.
Yet it took all of 28 seconds for Washington's half-game of work to come undone. Nick Holden scored the game-winning goal -- his first career NHL goal -- on the ensuing shift as Colorado ultimately secured a 4-1 victory.
"It was a bang-boom-boom play," Ward said of Holden's goal, adding that Holden was his defensive assignment. "For them to come around and score right away, it was definitely a tough one."
NEWARK, N.J. --New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur will face the New York Rangers for the first time this season on Tuesday when his team visits Madison Square Garden in what is sure to be a spirited affair before a packed house.
What makes the Devils-Rangers rivalry unique in the eyes of Devils coach Peter DeBoer?
"I think when you live in this community you realize you have lifelong fans of both teams that grow up, a lot of times, in the same household and that's very rare," DeBoer said. "You don't get that situation unless you have two major teams within a metropolitan area, so I think that's what makes this rivalry unique."
A day after only one NHL game was played there are 11 on the Tuesday schedule and NHL Live, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will prepare you for the night on the ice. Steven Stamkos is out indefinitely with a broken tibia, and we'll preview the Tampa Bay Lightning's first game without him against the Montreal Canadiens live on our Arena Cam in Montreal with Erik Erlendsson from the Tampa Tribune.
Also, stopping by the studio today is former New Jersey Devils netminder Johan Hedberg for a preview of Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers. We'll get the Moose's perspective on the goaltending matchup that sees his former teammate Martin Brodeur face Henrik Lundqvist. Brodeur has recorded shutouts in his last two starts and has allowed just two goals against in his last four. Meanwhile, Lundqvist's Rangers are playing their best hockey of the season and have won six of the last seven games.
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Brown, 23, has four goals and 10 points with a plus-5 rating in 13 games for the Crunch. He was signed by the Lightning as a free agent on March 28, 2012. In five NHL games (all during the 2011-12 season) he has one assist and a plus-2 rating.
Korobov, 24, has six assists in 13 AHL games and leads the Crunch with a plus-7 rating. Last season he ranked second in the AHL among rookies with a plus-20 rating. Korobov helped lead Syracuse to the 2013 Calder Cup Final, recording a goal and two points in 17 games.
The only player in NHL history with more than 600 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes, Shanahan began his speech by thanking Pat Quinn, Jim Gregory and Kelly Masse from the Hockey Hall of Fame for what he called a "whirlwind weekend."
He congratulated the other inductees, noting that Scott Niedermayer was so competitive and "isn't that nice of a guy" because when all of the inductees tried to flip a puck in the air with a stick the other night, Geraldine Heaney caught it ... and Niedermayer quickly knocked it off with his stick.
Shanahan told an emotional story about his parents. His father passed away when he was 21, and his mother got her driver's license when his dad got sick and would drive long distances to his junior games.
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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