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Sabres 3, Red Wings 2 (SO): Detroit starts sluggish, then loses lead in third period | MLive.com
There is just something about these games. The Wings can comfortably defeat the reigning Stanley Cup champions, but, they cannot defeat one of the worst teams in the NHL.

Jordan Nolan ‘shocked and disappointed’ by two-game suspension (Updated with explanation) | ProHockeyTalk
Nolan was suspended for two games for hitting Darren Helm last week.

Red Wings’ Datsyuk fast on his feet after injury | Detroit Free Press
Pavel Datsyuk was phenomenal yesterday against the Sabres, and already looks as if he is in midseason form. His play just continues to amaze me. It's simply pure magic.

NHL News

McDonagh out 3-4 weeks with separated shoulder | TSN
The Rangers have lost their captain Ryan McDonagh for the next few weeks to a shoulder injury.

Anton Volchenkov handed four-game suspension for head hit on Michael Ferland (Video) | Puck Daddy
After a quiet start to the season, the Department of Player Safety has been really active recently. The early-season grace period is over.

Owners of new Las Vegas arena 'highly interested' in hosting NHL team | SBNation.com
Out of all the potential expansion cities, Las Vegas is the one I am least enthusiastic about. But, it seems somewhat inevitable that a franchise will be placed there. The question is, if a team goes to Vegas, will it stay in Vegas?

Video: Bieksa leaves with eye injury (Updated) | ProHockeyTalk
Ouch! Hope he is OK.

Taylor Hall injured, Andrew Ference could be suspended; Oilers need an exorcism | The Hockey News
Something needs to change in Edmonton. I do not know what, but, something has to be altered there in order to get the franchise back to a respectable position. And, unless they win the draft lottery, I do not think that change can simply occur through drafting players. Players have to be moved.

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien lands extension | USA Today
The Bruins have extended Julien by three years.

Sabres sign Justin Bailey to entry-level deal | ProHockeyTalk
Bailey was the Sabres' second-round draft pick in 2013.

Connor McDavid Power Rankings: The Oilers Dynasty has risen again | SBNation.com
If any team can turn Connor McDavid into a bust, it has to be the Oilers.

30 NHL teams, 30 I-never-saw-this-coming starts for players | The Hockey News
The author has been impressed by Justin Abdelkader's play so far this season. I agree.

The NHL's shootout solution is right under its nose | SBNation.com
I do not mind the fact that the NHL keeps the shootout around as a last resort. But, if a game can be ended through actual hockey play, that would obviously be preferable.

Retired NHL G Dwayne Roloson steps in as Ducks' emergency backup - CBSSports.com
These little occurrences are always fun to see.

Fuhr: No work a blow to Brodeur’s ego | Sportsnet.ca
I know that I have said this before, but for Marty's sake, he should just retire. Let's not have this turn into a Brett Favre type situation.

American hockey needs a superhero | The Hockey News

For a week or so last winter, T.J. Oshie somehow managed to grasp this role. But, the article makes a good point. If Jack Eichel, or some other player, managed to become the undisputed best player in the NHL, an American Crosby essentially, then ice hockey would have an even greater ability to grow in the U.S. than it does right now.

We would like to hear more Spanish calls of Florida Panthers goals (Video) | Puck Daddy

Let's Go Red Wings!