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Posted On Friday, 03.15.2013 / 12:59 PM

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

Wild's Zucker skates, questionable to return to lineup

Though Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker remains questionable to return to the lineup Saturday against the Colorado Avalanche, the team did receive a positive sign Friday when the 21-year-old forward joined the team for its morning skate at Xcel Energy Center.

Zucker left Tuesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks after receiving an illegal hit to the head from Corey Perry in the second period, and did not return. Perry was given a four-game suspension by the NHL's Departement of Player Safety on Wednesday.

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Posted On Friday, 03.15.2013 / 12:44 PM

By Adam Kimelman -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Flyers preaching focus, accountability

VOORHEES, N.J. -- After a day of meetings and a light morning skate Friday, can the Philadelphia Flyers get into the right mindset heading into their game against the New Jersey Devils on Friday night (7 p.m. ET, NHLN-US)?

"I hope so," defenseman Kimmo Timonen said. "What else could it be? If it's not in the right place, in the right spot, then we're not doing the right things. Looks like we're focused. We had a lot of meetings [Thursday], so hopefully it's in the right place."

The Flyers enter the game with losses in four of their past five, including a 5-2 defeat Wednesday at the Devils, and they enter the game Friday 11th in the Eastern Conference, five points out of a Stanley Cup Playoff spot with 20 games left in the regular season.

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Posted On Friday, 03.15.2013 / 12:34 PM

By Kevin Weekes -  NHL Network Analyst /NHL.com - Weekes on the Web

Kevins Krease: Top 5 goalie masks

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Posted On Friday, 03.15.2013 / 11:33 AM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - 2013 NHL Draft blog

Besse wins Minnesota's Mr. Hockey Award

 Grant Besse, Benilde-St. Margaret's

Senior right wing Grant Besse didn't conclude this year's state tournament in the same remarkable fashion he did in 2011-12, but he certainly did his share in the regular season to catch the eye of all those who watched him perform at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School in Minnesota.

The 5-foot-8.5, 177-pound Besse, No. 124 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm list of the top 2013 draft-eligible North American skaters, was awarded the Mr. Hockey Award on March 10 during the 29th ceremony in St. Paul.

The Mr. Hockey Award is given to the outstanding senior high school hockey player in the state of Minnesota and is selected by a panel of National Hockey League Scouts, Division I coaches and selected media members from around the state.

"[Besse] isn't real big, but he's very strong on his skates and with how he moves," Central Scouting's David Gregory told NHL.com. "He just looks so comfortable getting around the ice. He does everything with such ease, like move puck to teammate, shoot on the fly or move laterally to get around somebody.

"He doesn't have to slow down, stop or look. He's always constantly moving and when you combine that with one of the best wrist shots and releases in the draft, you understand why he almost put up 50 goals this season."

Besse was No. 187 on Central Scouting's final ranking prior to the 2012 Draft in Pittsburgh, but wasn't chosen.


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Posted On Friday, 03.15.2013 / 9:49 AM

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

NHL 13 Prediction: Devils vs. Flyers

NHL 13 Prediction: New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers, March 14 on NHL Network

New Jersey has won all of its last six games against the Flyers, including a lopsided affair earlier this week, but that won't make this game easy. The Devils are still missing veteran netminder Martin Brodeur and have struggled a bit without him. The Flyers have only have 2 points in their last 5 games, so they will be trying to do everything to get back on track. These Atlantic Division rivals don't like each other, so this could be quite the contest.

Flyers Keys to the Game

Get it Done – Philadelphia has never won against New Jersey in a shootout so they need to get this game wrapped up in regulation and avoid a three-point game.

Expose Hedberg – Johan Hedberg has played fairly well for the Devils in Marty’s absence, but the Flyers need to find a way to solve him and make this an offensive game.

Devils Keys to the Game

Defense First – With Brodeur out, it's up to the Devils to maintain strong play at both ends of the ice and help their netminder as best they can.

Stay the Course - The Devils have historically been excellent against the Flyers. They need to stick to their systems and control the pace of the game.

Find the Official NHL®13 Game Prediction below. Watch as the Flyers take on the Devils at 7:30pm ET on NHL Network

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Posted On Thursday, 03.14.2013 / 11:45 PM

NHL.com - 2012-2013 Situation Room blog

NSH @ VAN - 13:48 of the Second Period

At 13:48 of the second period in the Predators/Canucks game, the referee on the ice ruled that Jannik Hansen's shot completely crossed the goal line, video replay reviewed the play and was inconclusive in determining if the puck completely crossed the goal line. Ruling on the ice stands. Good Goal Vancouver.

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Posted On Thursday, 03.14.2013 / 11:09 PM

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ANA @ DAL - 17:08 of the Third Period

At 17:08 of the third period in the Ducks/Stars game, video review upheld the referee's call on the ice that Dallas forward Jaromir Jagr's shot did not cross the goal line. No Goal Dallas.

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Posted On Thursday, 03.14.2013 / 10:03 PM

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ANA @ DAL - 11:41 of the Second Period

At 11:41 of the second period in the Ducks/Stars game, video review upheld the referee's call on the ice that Dallas forward Reilly Smith's shot did not cross the goal line. No Goal Dallas.

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Posted On Thursday, 03.14.2013 / 9:50 PM

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ANA @ DAL - 5:07 of the Third Period

At 5:07 of the second period in the Ducks/Stars game, video review upheld the referee's call on the ice that Anaheim forward Teemu Selanne's shot did not cross the goal line. No Goal Anaheim.

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Posted On Thursday, 03.14.2013 / 9:33 PM

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WSH @ CAR - 17:44 of the Third Period

At 17:44 of the third period in the Capitals/Hurricanes game, video review upheld the referee's call on the ice that Mike Ribeiro's shot completely crossed the goal line. Good Goal Washington.

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It's not always going to be pretty, especially against a great goalie [Lundqvist] like that. My goals are never how you draw them up. It's just a matter of grinding it out and trying to create havoc in front and good things happen.

— Capitals forward Jay Beagle on scoring in their Game 3 victory against the Rangers on Monday