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You Are the LIVING End! " The Production Line - TP:60
When you live in Pittsburgh and you're a hockey coach for a bunch of Pittsburgh high school kids, things can get interesting when your team is in town playing their Penguins. Petrella delivers the line of the night in TPL's game recap.

Red Wings vs Penguins Recap | December
Nightmare on Helm Street's recap of last night's game. It's always good to see a picture of Datsyuk smiling.

Pavel Datsyuk scores, assists to lead Red Wings past Penguins, 4-1 |
I clipped Khan's recap instead of St. James' because MLive's writer didn't use you-know-who's name in the recap title.

KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Red Wings-Penguins wrap-up and overnight report: earned bounces, Viagra and M1 goes bye-bye
If you think you missed anything about last night's always, Malik has you covered.

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard's NHL All-Star ballot snub baffles - Darren Eliot -
Darren Eliot is on board the #VoteJimmah bandwagon.

Which save was better: Howard vs. Kiprusoff | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Jimmy obviously.

Tuesday Tire Pump: Valtteri Filppula | ProHockeyTalk
Looks like we're not the only ones taking notice of Vallteri Filppula's great play so far this season.

Around the NHL

The Hockey News: Rory Boylen's Column: Boylen: Head shot embellishments must end in wake of concussion debate
If players are serious about tackling any concerns with concussions, they have to stop trying to take advantage of the situation. It's time to start suspending and fining embellishments.

Matthew Barnaby pleads guilty to DWI, three other violations - ESPN
I believe that Barnaby is actually sorry for what he did. Now it's on him to turn it around and take control of the stupid decisions he's prone to making.

Chatting with Nikita Filatov about leaving for KHL, struggles in Ottawa and ‘stupid question’ about NHL future - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Dmitry Chesnokov always does great work with his Russian interviews.

Tampa Bay Lightning loses Antti Miettinen off waivers; GM Yzerman says system needs tweaking | Follow the Tampa Bay Lightning blog: Lightning Strikes | Tampa Bay Times
The Lightning went through all of the work to sign the Finnish forward out of Russia only to see their work rewarded when the Jets picked him off waivers (similar to the Wings losing out on the Nabokov signing. Is it time to tweak the rule that's designed to prevent teams from storing stars in secondary leagues until the playoff push?

BU's Parker on Trivino: Knew There Would 'Be Another Incident' - Lighthouse Hockey
An Islanders draft pick from 2008 has gotten himself into trouble again for his refusal to grow into an adult. This is what a lot of Detroit folks feared from a certain draft pick favorite of Jeff's. Fortunately, our boy has his priorities straight. Hopefully Trivino can do the same before it's too late.

Tribute to Teemu Week: The Beginning - Anaheim Calling
In anticipation of his homecoming in The Peg, AC presents Tribute to Teemu Week. As the only member of the Ducks I don't actively despise, I like the three posts they've done so far.

Video: Holiday gift ideas from your friends, the San Jose Sharks - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
This is kinda dumb and somewhat maybe funny. I'll let you be the judge. However, it is always good to see Joe Thornton look dumb.

Weber Trick Shot | Video | theScore
Potential future Red Wing Shea Weber scores from where no man has ever scored before.

10 Year Old Hockey Brawl In Kazakhstan Barstool Sports: Boston
I don't know about you, but 10-year-olds brawling in Kazakhstan just screams hockey. Very nice! (Borat voice)

Discussion: Sidney Crosby was absent from last night's game. Does that make this victory any less impressive for the Red Wings? Would things have been different for Detroit if he played, or, regardless of Cindy's status, was this just a good solid road win against a strong hockey team?

Let's Go Red Wings.