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Five Q's: Orpik's insight on new chapter with Capitals

Tuesday, 09.23.2014 / 3:00 AM / Five Questions With…

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.

The latest edition features Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik:

ARLINGTON, Va. -- As a stay-at-home defenseman for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Brooks Orpik would be challenged to put his physical strength and mental wits to the test in a battle against Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin on almost every shift in every game between two Metropolitan Division rivals.

There would be hip checks and body bumps that left both players bruised and wondering if there was ever a chance they'd be able to get away from each other.

They never seemed to find a way to do that.

"If there is one guy who can hit hard, it's him," Ovechkin said. "It's good to have him on our team now. It was hard to play against him."

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With new additions, Stars eye more than just playoffs

Tuesday, 09.23.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014-2015 Season Preview

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com continues its preview of the 2014-15 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout September.

Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill and coach Lindy Ruff are determined to do a lot more than just have their team qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs each season.

That feat was accomplished last season, their first together in Dallas, and snapped a streak of five straight non-playoff appearances. However, the two have bigger goals in mind.

The Stars earned the second Western Conference wild-card spot last season with 40 wins and 91 points. Nill's acquisition of Tyler Seguin in a trade with the Boston Bruins played a big part in that; Seguin led the Stars in goals (37), assists (47), points (84), power-play goals (11) and game-winning goals (eight) while playing top minutes at center.

"There were some battles during the year," Nill said. "It looked like they were going the wrong way at times and they fought through that and I think that prepared them for the run to get into the playoffs. Then they got in the playoffs and realized how close they were to advancing; how close, but how far. We were one overtime from going to a Game 7 [against the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference First Round] and maybe moving on.

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Secondary scoring, power play key to Stars' success

Tuesday, 09.23.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014-2015 Season Preview

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com continues its preview of the 2014-15 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout September.

The transitional season for the Dallas Stars is complete following the hiring of a new general manager and coach last summer. A lot more will be expected this season in the wake of qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in six seasons in 2013-14.

Stars captain Jamie Benn believes expectations should be high, particularly after the offseason acquisitions of center Jason Spezza and right wings Ales Hemsky and Patrick Eaves.

"Very excited about the players we got and I think they are going to make a big difference in our team," Benn told the Stars website. "Bringing in Spezza and Hemsky are going to give us two solid top lines now. I think our forward group is looking pretty sharp and hopefully our [defensemen] can continue their good play from last year."

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Seguin excited for second season with Stars

Tuesday, 09.23.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014-2015 Season Preview

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com continues its preview of the 2014-15 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout September.

Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin said he never considered cutting ties with his friends and teammates from his time with the Boston Bruins after his scintillating offensive outburst in his first season in the Lone Star State in 2013-14.

He celebrated a Stanley Cup championship with the Bruins in 2010-11 and won't soon forget the work and sacrifices made for that dream to become a reality his rookie season.

"It's one thing to be on a team, but winning a Stanley Cup is something you never forget," Seguin said. "It's hard to just cut off those ties and those friendships and the feelings shared with those guys."

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Red Wings' Nyquist developing into stud scorer

Tuesday, 09.23.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014-2015 Season Preview

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

NHL.com continues its preview of the 2014-15 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout September.

As Gustav Nyquist walked around the NHL's New York office earlier this month, passing Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos, Patrick Kane, P.K. Subban, Henrik Lundqvist, Patrice Bergeron and Claude Giroux, he kept thinking the same thing.

"I don't know why they want me here," Nyquist said with a smile during the NHL's annual Player Media Tour.

The answer was simple.

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Red Wings need to keep Zetterberg, Datsyuk in lineup

Tuesday, 09.23.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014-2015 Season Preview

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

NHL.com continues its preview of the 2014-15 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout September.

The Detroit Red Wings have kept their streak of consecutive appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs alive despite debilitating injuries and the obvious infusion of younger players into the lineup in the past two seasons.

The Red Wings extended their streak to 23 straight playoff berths last season. To extend it to 24 they'll need the following three things to happen:
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Healthy Red Wings look to extend playoff streak

Tuesday, 09.23.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014-2015 Season Preview

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

NHL.com continues its preview of the 2014-15 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout September.

If the Detroit Red Wings can make the Stanley Cup Playoffs as they did last season despite an average of nearly 39 man-games lost from six of their most important players, what can they do this season with almost everybody back and, for the most part, healthy to start the season?

General manager Ken Holland thought about the possibilities all offseason, so much so that his optimism never waned despite repeated failed attempts at diving into the free-agent waters to come out with a gem.

The Red Wings didn't make any splashes this offseason, but Holland's optimism for a 24th consecutive trip to the playoffs stems from what his team did last season despite the injuries.
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Roundup: Ryder leads Devils past Rangers

Tuesday, 09.23.2014 / 1:25 AM / News

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Michael Ryder had two goals and an assist to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 5-4 win against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

Reid Boucher, Adam Henrique and Erik Gelinas each had a goal and an assist and Keith Kinkaid made 12 saves for New Jersey. Scott Clemmensen started and allowed two goals on 10 shots.

Carl Hagelin, Ryan Malone, Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast scored for the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 11 of 13 shots; Cam Talbot replaced him halfway through the game and made 16 saves.

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Red Wings' Datsyuk leaves game with injury: report

Tuesday, 09.23.2014 / 1:05 AM / News

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Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk left the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night with a shoulder injury and did not return, according to mlive.com.

Datsyuk took a hit from Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi and headed for the dressing room under his own power. He is expected to be re-evaluated Tuesday.

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Sharks' No. 1 goalie job up for grabs: report

Tuesday, 09.23.2014 / 12:06 AM / News

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Unlike years past, Antti Niemi is no longer the clear-cut No. 1 goaltender for the San Jose Sharks.

Sharks coach Todd McLellan told the San Jose Mercury News on Monday that he plans on taking a good look at Niemi and Alex Stalock this preseason and then will give each an opportunity to grab the staring job when the regular season gets underway on Oct. 8.

"Preseason, they'll have equal opportunity -- they always have," McLellan told the newspaper. "Then as the season opens they'll both have the opportunity to establish themselves, and if somebody gets hot, we'll run that hot goaltender for a little while."

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Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh