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Gordie Howe 'comfortable' after another minor stroke

Sunday, 11.30.2014 / 8:43 PM / News

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Gordie Howe had another minor stroke Saturday, but his son told the Detroit Free Press on Sunday that Mr. Hockey is comfortable.

"We were able to get rid of his back pain, so basically he's kind of resting comfortably," Mark Howe told George Sipple of the Free Press at the Detroit Red Wings-Vancouver Canucks game at Joe Louis Arena. "I'd say he probably has more good days than bad days. I mean, it's hard. He's not walking. Speech is extremely, extremely difficult.

"He knows what we're saying. He understands what's going on. When you're there with him, you can interact; it's still a nice thing."


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Around the League notebook for Sunday, Nov. 30

Sunday, 11.30.2014 / 8:05 PM / News

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RED WINGS "LIGHTS OUT" IN FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN

Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and Danny DeKeyser’s first goal of the season stood as the game-winner as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 to earn their first four-game win streak of the season. Detroit has recorded points in 10 of their last 12 games (8-2-2) overall. Datsyuk now has nine goals and 15 points (9-6—15) in 13 games this season. The game was delayed 29 seconds into the first period after a power surge knocked out the lights in the building.

*Henrik Zetterberg (0-2—2) extended his point streak to four games (1-5—6). It was Zetterberg’s sixth multi-point/assist game of the season. He leads all Red Wings in assists (18) and points (23).

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Canucks-Red Wings game delayed by power outage

Sunday, 11.30.2014 / 2:46 PM / News

Paul Harris - NHL.com Correspondent

DETROIT -- The game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday afternoon was halted 29 seconds into the first period because of a power issue at Joe Louis Arena.

Some of the lights went out in the arena, and both teams were sent back to their dressing rooms while the problem was being addressed.

The game resumed at 2:45 p.m. ET. following a delay of about 35 minutes.

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Around the League notebook for Saturday, Nov. 29

Sunday, 11.30.2014 / 10:30 AM / News

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The Nashville Predators (16-5-2, 34 points), New York Islanders (17-7-0, 34 points), Pittsburgh Penguins (16-5-2, 34 points), St. Louis Blues (16-6-2, 34 points) and Tampa Bay Lightning (16-6-2, 34 points) all recorded wins Saturday night to pull even with the Montreal Canadiens (16-7-2, 34 points) for the most standings points in the NHL.

RANGERS, SABRES SWEEP HOME-AND-HOME SETS…

Both the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres swept their home-and-home series with the Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens respectively.

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Penguins' Letang misses game with lower-body injury

Saturday, 11.29.2014 / 10:20 PM / News

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang sat out the game Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes because of a minor lower-body injury, according to coach Mike Johnston.

The Penguins announced on Twitter shortly before the game started that Letang would be a scratch because of an unspecified injury.

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Kings' Gaborik misses game with upper-body injury

Saturday, 11.29.2014 / 10:20 PM / News

Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik was scratched Saturday against the Chicago Blackhawks because of an upper-body injury, according to the team.

It is not known if it is related to the same injury that forced Gaborik to miss eight games in October. Gaborik, who is usually paired with center Anze Kopitar on the top line, has four points in his past five games and seven points in the past nine games.

Gaborik, 32, has four goals and four assists in 15 games this season.

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Scandella signs five-year extension with Wild

Saturday, 11.29.2014 / 8:31 PM / News

Dan Myers - NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild on Saturday signed defenseman Marco Scandella to a five-year contract extension reportedly worth $20 million.

Scandella led Wild defensemen with five goals and had a plus-7 rating entering the game Saturday against the St. Louis Blues. He's scored two overtime goals this season, most among NHL defensemen.

"We reached out to them at the beginning of the season. It came together pretty quickly," Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said. "About a week ago, [assistant GM Brent Flahr] made an offer and it literally took three or four phone calls to get it done."

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Gallagher signs 6-year extension with Canadiens

Saturday, 11.29.2014 / 7:28 PM / News

Sean Farrell - NHL.com Correspondent

MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher signed a six-year, $22.5 million contract extension Saturday, and general manager Marc Bergevin said he had no qualms about securing him long-term.

Gallagher, 22, has 81 points (39 goals, 42 assists) in 149 NHL regular-season games since his debut in 2012-13 (Jan. 22).

He has 11 power-play goals and four winning goals, and is plus-16. Gallagher has 13 points (six goals) in 22 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

In 24 games this season prior to Saturday, Gallagher has 12 points (five goals), 67 shots on goal and 33 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-9, 182-pound forward is plus-2 averaging 15:59 of ice time.

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Rogers Hometown Hockey celebrates Brandon

Saturday, 11.29.2014 / 6:15 PM / News

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Prior to the telecast Sunday of the Vancouver Canucks and the Detroit Red Wings on CITY in Canada, the network will televise the "Rogers Hometown Hockey" broadcast at 1:30 p.m. ET. The show will also be carried on NHL Network in the U.S. This week’s location is Brandon, Manitoba, to celebrate the city's iconic hockey story.

Among the features airing on the pregame show:

* Former NHL player Brad McCrimmon was a guy's guy, a man's man. That's how Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Todd Bertuzzi describe him. McCrimmon mentored those three and helped guide them through some difficult times during their careers.

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Around the League notebook for Friday, Nov. 28

Saturday, 11.29.2014 / 12:51 AM / News
ST. LOUIS REACHES 1,000 CAREER POINTS . . .

Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers recorded a goal and an assist to reach 1,000 career NHL points (379-621—1,000). St. Louis is the 81st player overall and the fifth active skater to reach the milestone, following Jaromir Jagr (709-1,061—1,770), Joe Thornton (349-865—1,214), Jarome Iginla (563-618—1,181) and Marian Hossa (467-544—1,011).

* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, St. Louis is the sixth undrafted player to make his NHL debut in the 1969-70 season or later (when the amateur draft expanded to cover any amateur player of qualifying age throughout the world) and reach 1,000 NHL points, joining Wayne Gretzky (894-1,963—2,857), Adam Oates (341-1,079—1,420), Peter Stastny (450-789—1,239), Dino Ciccarelli (608-592—1,200) and Joe Mullen (502-561—1,063) – all of whom have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Quote of the Day

Sick. I said a couple of bad words in Russian, but I said, 'Sick.'

— Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov on Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal in Game 2 against Rangers on Saturday