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Posted On Thursday, 12.12.2013 / 1:26 PM

By Tal Pinchevsky - Staff Writer / - 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Blue Jackets' Dubinsky, Anisimov return to MSG

NEW YORK -- Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov played with the New York Rangers for five and three years, respectively, before being sent to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the blockbuster 2012 trade that brought Rick Nash to New York.

As they play their first game in New York since the trade, they're looking forward to facing their former team Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

"I'm excited to play tonight. It was nice to get an opportunity to go out to dinner with some friends from here. This is my first time back in the city since I got traded. It's nice, I'm really looking forward to it," Dubinsky said after Columbus' morning skate. "You've got to channel those emotions the right way. It's going to be a little different being on this side of the ice to start the game. I think after the first couple of shifts I'll settle in."

In 2012, Dubinsky, Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon and a 2013 first-round pick were traded to Columbus for Nash and Steve Delisle. More than a year after the trade, both players admitted their return to MSG stirred up emotions from their time in New York.

Posted On Thursday, 12.12.2013 / 11:58 AM

By Staff -  / - NHL Live blog

NHL Live talks Alumni Showdown with Maltby, Draper

There are less than three weeks until the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, and NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET Thursday on NHL Network, will talk to Red Wings favorites Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby about the 2013 Alumni Showdown at Comerica Park set for New Year's Eve. Maltby and Draper will spend part of the afternoon taking over the NHL's Twitter feed.

It's a busy night on the NHL schedule with 11 games, including the New York Rangers hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets. Shawn Mitchell will join us on the Madison Square Garden Arena Cam to discuss the many ties between these Metropolitan Division rivals who have made a pair of blockbuster trades in the past couple years.

We'll also go out on Arena Cam to Scottrade Center where NHL Insider Darren Pang will preview the St. Louis Blues' game against the Toronto Maple Leafs and talk goaltending around the League.

Remember to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and join the conversation on Twitter as we ask you to pick the game of the night.

Posted On Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 9:26 PM - 2013-2014 Situation Room blog

PHI @ CHI - 5:27 of the Second Period

At 5:27 of the second period in the Flyers/Blackhawks game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that Michal Handzus deflected the puck into the net with his stick after it made contact with his skate. Good goal Chicago.

Posted On Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 6:34 PM - NHL Live blog

Capitals' Carlson speaks with NHL Live

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson joined NHL Live to break down Alex Ovechkin's four-goal game against the Tampa Bay Lightning and his chances of making the United States team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

"Obviously that's a huge goal of mine," Carlson said. "I think any athlete at any level would strive to do that, be in position that I might make it. It'd be a dream come true."

Posted On Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 6:32 PM - NHL Live blog

Hawks' Quenneville talks with NHL Live

Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was a guest of NHL Live to discuss the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between the Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins on March 1.

"It's going to be a night I'm sure everybody's going to be excited about it," said Quenneville, fondly remembering the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic when his Blackhawks team played the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field. "I'm sure everybody's looking forward to March 1st.

"Once you're out there, and you're breathing that fresh air and you come out the ice for practice the day before it's a tremendous feeling. It brings you back to your roots when you're a kid again. No greater feeling playing hockey on the pond or outside."

Posted On Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 6:08 PM

By Brian Hedger - Correspondent / - 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Flyers to give Emery start against Blackhawks

CHICAGO -- From a plot perspective, Ray Emery's return to the Windy City couldn't have worked out any better.

The Chicago Blackhawks (22-6-5), with whom Emery won the 2013 Stanley Cup, are playing with a rookie in net because of lower-body injuries sidelining top goalie Corey Crawford and backup Nikolai Khabibulin (signed over the summer to replace Emery).

The Blackhawks could probably use a proven veteran like Emery during the next couple weeks, despite Antti Raanta making an impressive start to his NHL career with a 4-0-1 record, 2.14 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.

Instead, Emery will be in net for the Philadelphia Flyers (13-14-3) on Wednesday at United Center (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2).

"Ray's been good for us this year and we use him, but it's good to get him in this game tonight," Flyers coach Craig Berube said following his team's morning skate. "He had a great year last year with [Chicago] and won a Cup, so he's looking forward to it."

Posted On Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 3:53 PM

By Curtis Zupke - Correspondent / - 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Wild will be extra mindful of Ducks' potent top line

ANAHEIM -- Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise didn't hesitate when asked the key to going up against the Anaheim Ducks' top line of Dustin Penner, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.

"Don't turn the puck over," Parise said. "That's the type of line you want to keep in their end as much as you can. For a scoring line like that, you just try and make them defend as much as you can. You can't turn it over in the neutral zone. They don't need a lot of chances and suddenly they have four points at the end of the night. They're that good."

Posted On Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 2:37 PM

By Pete Jensen - Fantasy Insider / - Fantasy Spin Blog

Fantasy Spin: Isles' Strome valuable in present, future

Ryan Strome is coming to the rescue for the slumping New York Islanders -- and fantasy owners should take notice.

The 20-year-old forward was recalled Wednesday and could make his long-awaited NHL debut as early as Thursday when the Islanders wrap up their Western Conference road swing against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Strome came into the season as a fantasy sleeper pick, but did not make the Islanders opening-night roster. He has made his case over the past few months by leading the American Hockey League with 33 points for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. His production at the Ontario Hockey League level in years past is also well-documented.

Posted On Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 1:39 PM

By Joe Yerdon - Correspondent / - 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Maple Leafs get Lupul back after seven-game absence

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs will have forward Joffrey Lupul back in their lineup when they face the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.

Lupul has missed the past seven games with a groin injury; he'll return playing on a line with center Peter Holland and wing Nikolai Kulemin. The Maple Leafs went 2-3-2 without Lupul in the lineup.

"To put it bluntly, we're not playing very well," Lupul said. "We're not playing how we'd like. We're giving up too many chances and probably not creating enough. We've talked about some things. Penalties are killing us. … So we're going to try and stay out of the box and give our penalty kill a break, give our goalies a break, and go from there."

Posted On Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 1:32 PM

By Seamus Malone -  Special to / - Seamus Malone draft blog

Malone recaps first half of season in Dubuque

Left wing Seamus Malone is in his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. The 5-foot-9.25, 165-pound left-handed shot, who was born in Naperville, Ill., is a B-rated skater on NHL Central Scouting's December players to watch list for the 2014 NHL Draft. Regarded as a skilled forward, Malone has nine goals, 17 points and a plus-10 rating in 18 games for the Fighting Saints in 2013-14. Committed to the University of Wisconsin in 2015-16, Malone has offered to maintain a blog leading up to the 2014 draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Hello fans!

It has been a bit since I last checked in, and the season is certainly in full swing. Coming into this weekend, the Dubuque Fighting Saints are first in the USHL's Eastern Conference and we have won our past three games. We have a pair of games this weekend before a brief break for the holiday season. We had a lot of high expectations this year and so far we are meeting those goals but have to continue working hard and playing our game.

In November, I had the honor of playing for Team USA at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge in Canada. It was an honor and an amazing experience representing my country and playing with Team USA. We were able to win gold, which is something I'll never forget. Two of my teammates, Karson Kuhlman and Shane Eiserman, were on the team as well and both played really well.

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