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Hwangbo turns ambassador after North Korea escape

Sunday, 01.05.2014 / 3:00 AM / Sunday Long Read

Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, generally known throughout the world as North Korea, isn't a country where athletes typically get a chance to shine on the world stage.

The socialist republic holds elections but is considered one of the most ironclad dictatorships in the world. Known for its elaborate cult of personality, the country has been governed by a tyrannical family that entered its third generation with the inauguration of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in December 2011. The grandson of "Eternal President" and republic founder Kim il-Sung, and son of Kim Jong-il, who governed for 17 years before his death in 2011, Kim Jong-un established a precedent for his reign in December when, in what was termed a purge of "counterrevolutionary factionalists,” he executed his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, for treason.

But there are some stories of hope, stories of people who managed to flee the country and make new lives for themselves. Hwangbo Young is one of those stories.


'24/7' finale focuses on Toronto's win in Winter Classic

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

While the first three episodes were about two teams struggling under the microscope, the finale of HBO's "24/7 Red Wings-Maple Leafs: Road to the NHL Winter Classic" was the story of how one team fought back from the adversity to ring in 2014 and start the second half of the season with the right foot forward.

With the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic as the featured game, HBO showed the snowy sights and offered some never-before-heard sounds of the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 shootout win against the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium on New Year's Day.

The win was the Maple Leafs' third in a row after they had lost seven of the first nine games played under the eye of HBO's watchful cameras. The loss was the Red Wings' second in a row and ninth in 12 games (3-6-3) with HBO following them around.

Not long after Tyler Bozak was shown scoring the shootout winner, narrator Liev Schreiber, playing off remarks made in his opening monologue from the first episode, talked about the striking differences between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs as they started the second halves of their season in the NHL's frigid outdoor event.


Daily Primer Jan. 4: Canucks' Luongo ready to go

Saturday, 01.04.2014 / 3:45 PM / NHL Insider


The Vancouver Canucks open a two-game tour of Southern California on Saturday night, and their No. 1 goaltender will be back in the lineup.

Roberto Luongo, who hasn't played since sustaining a lower-body injury Dec. 22, practiced Friday and declared himself ready to go when the Canucks face the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. The Canucks early Saturday confirmed he would start.

"Obviously I felt good out there, so don't know yet what's going on for [Saturday], but, yeah, good to go," he told the Canucks website Friday.

"I've been working out on the ice for the last week, so it shouldn't be too much of an issue. You want to make sure that you start feeling the puck right away, and feel good."

Here's a closer look at all the action Saturday:


Tapped In: Kopitar on blazing a path to NHL

Saturday, 01.04.2014 / 3:00 AM / Tapped In

Kathryn Tappen - NHL.com Contributor

Anze Kopitar helped bring the city of Los Angles and the Kings franchise its first Stanley Cup in 2012. Widely considered to be the Kings' best offensive weapon, Kopitar is one of the most dynamic players in the world. To add to his already impressive resume, Kopi, as he's affectionately called, looks to make history with his father in Sochi next month.

Kathryn Tappen: Describe what growing up in Slovenia is like.

Anze Kopitar: My hometown was a big steel factory town. It was also a hockey town. Other towns nearby were known for soccer, basketball and handball, and my town was known for hockey. My dad played, so it wasn't really hard for me to start playing either. It's not a big town, only about 12,000 people. We lived in the suburbs of it so there was no hassle to drive in every day. [Note: Anze's father, Matjaz Kopitar, played for HK Acroni Jesenice in Yugoslavia and later Slovenia and won championship in the 1980s and 1990s, and competed in three World Championships.]


MacKenzie suspended three games for boarding

Friday, 01.03.2014 / 5:00 PM / Department of Player Safety News


NEW YORKColumbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie has been suspended for three games, without pay, for boarding Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during NHL Game No. 620 in Phoenix on Thursday, Jan. 2, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 8:46 of the first period. No penalty was assessed for the hit.

Under the terms of the collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary, MacKenzie will forfeit $15,384.63. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=527989


2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic watched by record 8.2 million viewers across North America

More than 3.5 million viewers in Canada watched CBC's coverage


NEW YORK – The 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® followed its hockey attendance record by re-writing the record book for regular season North American television viewership as well.

The combined average television viewership for Wednesday afternoon's Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® on NBC in the U.S., and CBC and RDS in Canada was 8.234 million viewers in North America. The previous best was 6.6 million average viewers for the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, which aired in primetime on NBC, CBC and RDS due to a weather delay.


Maple Leafs' Lupul fined $10,000 for cross-checking

Friday, 01.03.2014 / 2:43 PM / Department of Player Safety News

NEW YORKToronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul has been fined $10,000, the maximum permitted under the CBA, for cross-checking Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves in NHL Game No. 610 in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Wednesday, Jan. 1, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 11:04 of the first period. Lupul was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking.

The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.


Chaput working to get back to NHL

Friday, 01.03.2014 / 1:56 PM / AHL Update

Alyssa Dombrowski - Special to NHL.com

When the NHL comes knocking, any player in the American Hockey League must be prepared to answer the call. For second-year pro Michael Chaput of the Springfield Falcons, the feeling of making his NHL debut with the Columbus Blue Jackets earlier this season is one he’ll never forget.

"I remember sitting in the locker room next to Mark Letestu and he was just telling me to play my game and things will go well,” Chaput said. “[The team’s veterans] are there to make sure you’re not too stressed out and that you’re confident when you go out there for your first few games."

A third-round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010 NHL Draft (No. 89), Chaput was acquired by the Blue Jackets in 2011 and was the MVP of the 2012 Memorial Cup, with the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.


Bylsma has identity in mind for U.S. Olympic team

Friday, 01.03.2014 / 1:24 PM / 2014 Olympics

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

Now that the 25-man United States roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics has been chosen and subsequently analyzed by media members and fans, the attention now turns to line combinations, defense pairings, roles within the team and the depth chart in net.

United States coach Dan Bylsma said Friday in a conference call that type of analysis began for him long ago and will continue in earnest until the team arrives in Russia.


Analysis: Style over stats with Olympic goalies

Friday, 01.03.2014 / 9:45 AM / 2014 Olympics

Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- As roster deadlines for the 2014 Sochi Olympics approach, the spotlight often shines brightest on the potential goalies.

In a tournament with little margin for error, every goal, questionable or not, allowed by the candidates is replayed and critiqued, every losing streak broken down and analyzed.

But what about how each goaltender plays? Should that be as important as the results he posts as the Jan. 7 deadline for rosters to be submitted approaches?

Perhaps yes.

With the 2014 Sochi Olympics being contested on the larger international ice surface, the style a goaltender plays may affect his ability to adjust to the different angles and reads on short notice.

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Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1