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From the Branches: An ugly Corsi goal is still a goal

Enigmatic Europeans Lidstrom and Federov don't even help as Wings-Leafs game goes to OT.

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What do you mean, these guys are retired and only in Toronto for induction in the Hockey Hall of Fame?!

Leafs News

Recap: Wings 2, Leafs 1 (OT) | PPP
"The dam burst with the Leafs' net empty, as Dion Phaneuf finally chipped home the game-tying goal, as the puck bounced off him, Mrazek, the butt of the Mrazek's stick, and then over the goalie's back and into the net. It was an ugly, ugly Corsi goal, and the Leafs were more than happy to take it."

RECAP: Red Wings best Maple Leafs in overtime 2-1 | WIIM
It was a special night in Toronto, Ontario for Red Wings legends Sergei Fedorov, and Nicklas Lidstrom for their induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. I thought to myself "the Wings are playing in front of two former-Detroit legends? This could be ugly." Well, I was right. It was ugly. The team didn't play very well, and didn't do a great job at controlling the game.

Video: Leafs pay homage to Remembrance Day | Sportsnet

Three-on-three All-Star Game is the NHL's best idea in years | PPP
Or at least 11 months.

Mitch Marner, helping kids learn one goal at a time | PPP

Red Wings forward Zetterberg scores 300th goal | NHL

Maple Leafs to unveil Armstrong and Apps Legends Row statues | Sportsnet


Last Night's Games

I hope Clarkson didn't see this.



Devils Impressively Buried Blackhawks, 4-2 - All About The Jersey
Jonathan Toews fought Adam Henrique!

Carolina Fails to Czech Itself, Is Wrecked - Defending Big D
Excellent pun work by DBD.

Rangers Defeat Avalanche 2-1 - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers took a 2-1 decision over the Avalanche, and won their fourth straight game.

Twins Catch Fire In 4-2 Ducks Victory - Anaheim Calling
Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry each tallied three points as the Ducks won their third straight game.

Penguins win their 6th straight game defeating the Oilers - PensBurgh
The game was over-shadowed by Pascal Dupuis taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. See below for more; Dupuis is OK.

Oh and Kessel got the GWG

Other News

Dupuis tests negative for blood clot issues after possible symptoms
Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis tested negative for blood clot issues after he experienced possible symptoms, coach Mike Johnston said after the Penguins beat the Oilers on Friday night.

Watching for a Reason: NHL's Department of Player Safety Changing the Game | Predators

Disguised Peter Forsberg fools men's team, pretends to be terrible (Video) | Puck Daddy
"Suddenly the players realized they'd been had. And pretty soon a few of them could tell who it was just by the stride. 'That's Peter Forsberg,' someone finally said."

With injuries mounting across the NHL, which teams are most affected? | Sports Illustrated
"How long are they going to roll with two keepers? Can Reimer finally solidify himself as a starter? And will they get a look at Antoine Bibeau, arguably the netminder of the future for the team?"

Hall of Fame weekend sparks stories of deals that didn't happen | ESPN
"Speaking of what if's with this year's induction class, imagine Chris Pronger in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform coming off his sensational run to Game 7 of the Cup finals with the Edmonton Oilers back in 2006."

Sorry, NHL fans: fighting is here to stay | The Guardian
"According to the research of Duane Rockerbie, a professor of economics at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, fans prefer to see hockey players, you know, play hockey instead of punch each other. Weird, but that’s what he found."

Nicholls says head of NHL Alumni Association ‘screwing over’ former players | TSN

Blues discover inadvertent rally cry in 'Roar Bacon' | NHL
I watched this just to see David Backes carry a pig.

LOOK: Canadiens unveil jerseys for 2016 NHL Winter Classic | CBS Sports
I like it except for the whole Habs part.