First, the recaps last night from around the 'sphere:
Additional Central Division-Related Fun:
Return Of The... - Stars 2, Hawks 1 - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks lost. I saw a little over a period and in that short time, they looked to have outplayed the Stars, but just couldn't solve Lehtonen.
Pavel Datsyuk taketh away...But giveth not... - Arctic Ice Hockey
Using only road data was a brilliant choice here, as takeaway stats are notoriously homerish in nature. No surprise Datsyuk is the king.
Game 1 Preview: Detroit Red Wings at Colorado Avalanche - Mile High Hockey
MHH's pregame post, in which they spell our captain's name "Lindstrom" and show that the Chief from A2Y is still in their heads. [updated: they corrected the spelling of Lidstrom's name]
Experts: Our preseason All-Star teams - ESPN
The season JUST started and ESPN is talking about what changes they'd make to the All-Star game. Holy shit..
Young forwards and tough defensive minutes - Broad Street Hockey
Charts and scatterplots ahoy!
New York Rangers News: Mats Zuccarello Fined $2,500 - Blueshirt Banter
And the first supplemental punishment of the regular season goes to goon-nonpareil...Mats Zuccarello? Well, OK. The little guy did push a guy head-first into the boards. He definitely deserved this.
Xcel Energy Center Launches ‘Wild’ New Fan Experience With AT&T Wi-Fi - Hockey Wilderness
This is when corporate partnerships work to benefit the fans. Very cool idea out of Minnesota which gives fans the ability to order concessions via Wi-Fi and access Live in-Arena instant replays to see stuff not shown on TV or the scoreboard replays.