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From the Branches: Leafs Bernier'd; Crosby's attacker suspended; Habs Price'd out of the market

Bernier takes another loss; sinks to the bottom of goalie rankings.

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Is that Species?
Is that Species?
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The Leafs fell 2-4 to the Capitals last night, victims of some sketchy goaltending from backup Jonathan Bernier and the ever-deadly Ovechkin power play slap-shot.

Capitals 4, Leafs 2: Pardon my French, but Bernier sucks - Pension Plan Puppets
The Leafs lost a winnable game because their goalie was bad and should feel bad.

Capitals vs. Maple Leafs Recap: Caps Clean Up on HNIC with 4 - 2 Win - Japers' Rink
Washington marched into Toronto for a Hockey Night in Canada broadcast and beat their northern hosts thoroughly 4 to 2.

Bernier fails to seize ‘huge’ opportunity - Article - TSN
His poor start to the 2015-16 campaign continued Saturday with another turbulent, winless performance against the Capitals – one that saw him yield four goals on just 23 shots and dropped his overall record to 0-8-1 this year.

Just keep thinking about the prospects!

Nikita Soshnikov Developing in the AHL
In this interview, Leafs prospect Soshnikov talked about his role on the team, his production, and confirmed that he isn't interested in getting back home.

Last Night's Highlights

Cross-checks to the head are in vogue these days. I don't want to start something here... OK I do want to start something here. If we are giving out a label of "dirty" to a team, does anyone deserve it more than The Stars?

Yes, we did just go through this.

Is this interference?

Poor Splodeybones!

Nice goal for the hat trick here.

What do hockey gloves taste like? Someone knows.


The Caption is perfect.

Game Recaps

Flyers turn it up while a man down, end MSG losing streak - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers ended their 10-game losing streak at Madison Square Garden, and in fairly convincing fashion. About damn time.

John Moore OT Winner Completed Devils Comeback Over Canadiens - All About The Jersey
The Devils won in dramatic fashion due to an overtime goal by John Moore and beat the Canadiens, 3-2.

Islanders 3, Lightning 2: Oh look, a power play - Lighthouse Hockey
For the second night in a row, the Islanders had to overcome a 2-0 deficit to salvage something from a game in the Sunshine State, but this time, the power play worked.

Peng-wins? More like Peng-loses. - The Copper & Blue
It took four periods and two shooters, but the Oilers won a game.

Blues vs Jackets: The (Power Play) Force Awakens? - St. Louis Game Time
In a complete reversal of the last game against Columbus, the Blues are the victors

Reinhart's two goals power Buffalo past Nashville 4-1 - Die By The Blade
The Sabres took advantage of a 5 minute major, scoring twice en route to a 4-1 victory over Nashville.

ROR passes to himself on this goal

So This Is Why Minnesota Didn't Want Dallas in the Stadium Series - Defending Big D
Get your grubby, boring mitts off our wonderful new toy, Minnesota. 3-on-3 overtime deserves the Stars.

Avalanche Defeat Jets - Mile High Hockey
Duchene breaks the franchise goal record for November, Avalanche win at home.

Boedker makes history - Five For Howling
Mikkel Boedker scored another hat-trick against the Senators, propelling the Coyotes to a 4-3 victory.

Sharks douse Flames - Fear The Fin
The Sharks had five goals from five players to beat the Flames tonight at SAP Center.

Apparently The Flames new defence strategy is to stare at the other players and flail their sticks wildly.

Chicago falls in OT, 3-2 - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks held a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes, but couldn't hold on and lost in OT, 3-2.

Other News

Former King Patrick O'Sullivan Discusses His Book, Life, and Career - Jewels From The Crown

"If somebody's struggling with depression or anything like that, it's usually after the fact where the guy comes out and decides to tell his story through the media. Then, okay, other players are very supportive. Then the team decides it wants to contact you. Or then the union does to. That's kinda what happened with me. It's all too little too late. I don't need help now, I got help. I had to do that for myself two years ago when I stopped playing."

Mike Stothers: A Coaching Life - Jewels From The Crown
Mike Stothers shoots from the hip about his coaching career: Which Kings coach does he compare to Vincent LoVerde? What does he really think of Evander Kane and Bobby Ryan? And what was Justin Williams like as a teen?

The Grey Cup

The NHL has only one game on the docket today, a matinee between bitter rivals Florida and Detroit (LOL). If you are up for some football the Grey Cup begins at 6:00PM EST.

Grey Cup preview: Why the Redblacks will beat the Eskimos - CBC Sports - Football - CFL
It's not Redblacks it's REDBLACKS!

Former Eskimo who took Grey Cup to Nunavut thinks name change a good gesture - The Globe and Mail
Andre Talbot says we should "respect the fact that the name is deemed offensive and oppressive to these communities".

Handling the hardware: A day in the life of the keeper of the Grey Cup |
Everywhere it goes, the Grey Cup captures a crowd. But making sure it gets there is handler Jeff McWhinney.