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Daily Primer Nov. 8: Clarkson's first game vs. Devils

Friday, 11.08.2013 / 1:21 AM / NHL Insider

John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

David Clarkson spent his entire NHL career with the New Jersey Devils until he decided to go home.

Clarkson never was drafted but blossomed into a 30-goal scorer with the Devils. However, when he became an unrestricted free agent last summer, Clarkson opted to sign a seven-year, $36.75 million deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team he grew up watching.

Clarkson's debut with his new team was delayed by a 10-game suspension levied for an incident during the preseason, but he's seeing regular time on Toronto's main checking line. He'll take the ice against the Devils for the first time when the teams meet Friday at Air Canada Centre (7:30 p.m. ET, TSN).

"I'm sure I'll have a little bit of nervousness. I don't really know what to say, but I've definitely been thinking about it," Clarkson told the (Newark) Star-Ledger. "I've kept in touch with quite a few of the guys. It will be nice to see some of them."

Here's a look at all of the action scheduled for Friday:


Predators send Forsberg to AHL, recall Beck

Thursday, 11.07.2013 / 2:20 PM / News


The Nashville Predators sent forward Filip Forsberg to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League on Thursday. To replace him on the roster, the team recalled forward Taylor Beck.

Forsberg has one goal and five points in 11 games for the Predators but played 5:07 and 6:42 respectively in the past two games. The Admirals have three games in three days coming up and Nashville would like Forsberg, the No. 11 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, to see more ice time.

Beck made his NHL debut with the Predators last season, totaling three goals and four assists in 16 games.


McDonagh finds unique way to contain Perry

Thursday, 11.07.2013 / 12:26 PM / Ford Tough Performance of the Week


When it comes to star forwards like the Anaheim Ducks' Corey Perry, a 50-goal scorer and Hart Trophy winner, the old adage of "you can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him" comes to mind.

New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh found a unique means of containing Perry in a 2-1 win by the Ducks at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

McDonagh benched Perry -- literally. And he did it not once but twice in the closing seconds of the second period.


DiPietro upbeat, eyeing NHL return with Hurricanes

Thursday, 11.07.2013 / 12:15 PM / NHL Insider

John Manasso - NHL.com Correspondent

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. -- Rick DiPietro was at his engaging best.

He required a volunteer to illustrate his point about how new, shorter pads will put additional strain on the groin muscles of butterfly-style goalies and explain a rash of goalie injuries. An employee of the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League, the team with which the No. 1 pick in the 2000 NHL Draft and former franchise goalie for the New York Islanders is currently on a tryout with, was pressed into service.

"Do it for me a second, go down on your knees," instructed DiPietro, standing in the locker room of the Checkers' practice facility. "Flare your feet out like you're in a butterfly. So my legs are flatter like this. These pads used to be 37 [inches] now they're 33 so there's four inches [less] almost, OK?

"Now for me to get these closed where I don't have a five-hole anymore, I've got to pull my knees all the way together like this. Now pull your knees together and try to sit back and feel the … strain on your groin. … It's almost natural that something bad's going to happen."

It was DiPietro in a microcosm: Even in the minor leagues the charisma showed through, but it did so in a discussion of injuries, which have derailed his career.

"As a goalie," he said, "none of what we do is meant to be done with the joints of a human being."


In the Cage: Ducks goalie depth is overflowing

Thursday, 11.07.2013 / 12:00 PM / Fantasy Hockey Draft Rankings, Advice and Analysis

Justin Goldman - NHL.com Correspondent

Every Thursday during the season, Justin Goldman, a regional goalie scout for USA Hockey and founder of The Goalie Guild, will provide you with an in-depth analysis of fantasy goaltenders in NHL.com's weekly segment: "In the Cage." From updated goalie rankings to guys you should keep a close eye on and much more, Goldman will be your fantasy goalie expert all season long.

From top to bottom, the Anaheim Ducks have an embarrassment of riches in goal.

Overflowing with size and long-term potential, the depth chart of Jonas Hiller, Viktor Fasth, Frederik Andersen, John Gibson, and Igor Bobkov is arguably the best in the National Hockey League.

To highlight their individual value, look no further than their international experience. Hiller will once again be the backbone of Switzerland's Olympic team, Fasth carried Sweden in the 2011 and 2012 World Championships, Andersen led Denmark to two gold medals during his junior career, Gibson dominated for Team USA in the 2013 World Juniors, and Bobkov won gold with Russia in the 2011 World Juniors.


Richards an unsung leader with Kings

Thursday, 11.07.2013 / 9:00 AM / NHL Insider

Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.Mike Richards almost laughed at the question.

No, he doesn't ever feel like the Los Angeles Kings are his team; not when he doesn't wear the 'C' on his sweater and not when there's an actual captain, Dustin Brown, and other longer-tenured Kings such as Matt Greene and Anze Kopitar in the room.

The question doesn't seem so far-reaching, though, considering how Richards and linemate Jeff Carter have done a lot of the heavy lifting for the Kings in the early stages of this season. Many observers might readily identify Brown and Kopitar as the leaders of Los Angeles, but it's really been Richards and Carter.

Kopitar leads L.A. in scoring, but it took him 10 games to get his first goal and he has three in 15 games. Brown has been quiet offensively since coach Darryl Sutter took him off the top line, though he might go back there Thursday night when the Kings play the Buffalo Sabres.


Juggling crowns has brought out best in Ovechkin

Thursday, 11.07.2013 / 9:00 AM / 2014 Olympics

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Alex Ovechkin is wearing two crowns this season, one as king of the Beltway hockey scene and the other as king of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

He's doing his best to avoid a royalty clash.

"I try to focus everything I do in this day," Ovechkin told NHL.com prior to scoring two goals in a 6-2 win against the New York Islanders on Tuesday. "I'm not looking forward to tomorrow or after tomorrow. Today we have a game and I'm focused on tonight's game."

In addition to his role as the Washington Capitals' captain, Ovechkin is an ambassador for the Sochi Games. He has to be Washington's leader and best player and at the same time remain involved in the promotion of the first Winter Olympics in his home country since the modern era of the Olympics started in 1924.


Goalie prospect Johansson could be big catch at draft

Thursday, 11.07.2013 / 3:00 AM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

No player on the ice is under more pressure than the goalie. And every masked man has a different way of escaping that pressure.

Some read books. Others spend time sacked out in front of the television.

Top goaltending prospect Jonas Johansson picks up his fly rod and finds a nice stream.

"I like fishing a lot, fly fishing," Johansson told NHL.com. "Back where I'm from we go up into the Swedish mountains every summer and fish one week. I look forward to that week every year."


Prospector Files: Top Russians on the radar

Thursday, 11.07.2013 / 3:00 AM / Prospector Files

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Whenever the conversation shifts to the top Russian-born players available in the upcoming NHL draft, words such as "gifted," "talented" and "Russian factor" frequently are heard.

Some Russians prefer to hone their craft in North America during their draft season with an eye toward gaining an edge over those opting to remain at home.

The Dallas Stars selected the first Russian-born player at the 2013 NHL draft, choosing Valeri Nichushkin of Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League at No. 10. The ultra-talented Nichushkin was the first of eight Russian-born players selected at the draft, the highest total in five years.


Shero's wisdom, innovation made Flyers into winners

Thursday, 11.07.2013 / 3:00 AM / Hall of Fame

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Fred Shero is best remembered for nine words he scrawled on a blackboard in a locker room of the Spectrum in Philadelphia on a May day in 1974.

"Win together today and we will walk together forever," was the message, and his Philadelphia Flyers went out that day and beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final to become the first expansion team to claim hockey's greatest prize.

Those players did more than win a championship that day; they formed a bond that still holds strong nearly 40 years later. It was a lesson few recognized at the time, but now all realize was prescient.

"All of what Freddie did we recognized later," Bob Clarke, the captain of that Flyers team, told NHL.com.

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For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory