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Late Jets fan being honored in traveling jersey tribute

Friend arranges for it to visit all 31 NHL arenas with help from across League

by Sean Shapiro / NHL.com Correspondent

A special Winnipeg Jets jersey was part of an equally special photo at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Oct. 6, when the Dallas Stars played the Vegas Golden Knights in the season opener for each.

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Julien looking forward to Boston homecoming with Canadiens

Coach who guided Bruins for 10 seasons returns to TD Garden for first time

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

The 2017-18 NHL season has passed its midway point and the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 26 is less than six weeks away. With that in mind, NHL.com is sitting down this week with some of the biggest names in the game. Today, Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien, who guided the Boston Bruins for 10 seasons before being fired Feb. 7, talks about going back to TD Garden for the first time Wednesday. 

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Golden Knights don't want to talk about playoffs

Vegas has best record in Western Conference, but mum's the word when it comes to postseason

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

LAS VEGAS -- Gerard Gallant is no Jim Mora. The Vegas Golden Knights coach is not like the Indianapolis Colts coach was in 2001, ranting in a NFL press conference, "Playoffs? Don't talk about … Playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs?"

Gallant actually has the opposite problem Mora did. Reporters are asking him and his players about the playoffs because the Golden Knights are good -- not for an expansion team, for any team.

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Seguin playing like true No. 1 center for Stars

Overtime goal, defensive play against Bruins shows how far he's come in Dallas

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- It seemed to take forever, long enough for two Boston Bruins to make sliding save attempts, long enough for goaltender Anton Khudobin to stack two pads, long enough for an entire city to curse under its breath yet again. But Tyler Seguin was content to bide his time, to go around David Pastrnak, around Ryan Spooner, and past Khudobin, ending the need for the delayed penalty, and ending the game, giving the Dallas Stars the 3-2 win at 2:59 of overtime on Monday at TD Garden.

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Penguins rounding into championship form

Four-game winning streak helps two-time defending Cup winners erase memories of slow first half

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Columnist

PITTSBURGH -- With their faces pinned against the glass watching practice, a group of school kids begged the Pittsburgh Penguins players on the other side of the pane to flip them a puck.

The players tried.

The first attempt fell short. So did the next two or three.

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Golden Knights turning Las Vegas into hockey town

First-year franchise setting records on ice, giving fans team to call their own

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

LAS VEGAS -- The fans lined the length of a city block, six deep on each side of a red carpet, and packed the area in front of a stage. Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters. Wearing hats, shirts and jerseys. Holding signs, pens and phones. Cheering. Chanting.

Ten thousand people, according to an estimate by Patrick Hughes, president of the Fremont Street Experience, a seven-block entertainment district in downtown Las Vegas.

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Rookie watch: More teams depending on young talent

First-year players taking advantage of increased opportunities, playing time

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The race for the Calder Trophy is likely to come down to the wire, with an increasing number of rookies making an impact in their first NHL seasons.

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Hanifin going to All-Star Game for Hurricanes, remains work in progress

20-year-old defenseman more comfortable in League, still learning from mistakes

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters delivered the good news to defenseman Noah Hanifin on Wednesday afternoon that he had been selected to play in the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports.

"I was pretty surprised," Hanifin said.

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Blackhawks enter five-day break on down note

Loss to Red Wings highlights season-long frustrations, inconsistent compete level

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

CHICAGO -- Coach Joel Quenneville has given this warning before, the one in which he reminds his Chicago Blackhawks not to get too complacent in their last game before a break. And the early start to their game against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday was no excuse.

"We practice at this time almost every day, so we should be ready," Quenneville said prior to the game, which officially began at 11:39 a.m. "The focus, mentally, should be in the right place."

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Chara shaken by injury to Canadiens' Danault

Bruins defenseman hoping he can speak with Montreal forward he hit in head with slap shot

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

MONTREAL - Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara doesn't hold a hockey stick as much as he wields a cannon, his thunderous slap shot often just a blur to the goaltenders who feel its breeze and hear it hit the mesh behind them without ever having seen it.

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