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Jimmy Howard's strong play helps Red Wings overcome 'turkey legs' following Christmas break | MLive.com
Howard has been really good this season. He was missed when he was injured, and last game surely proved his worth to this team.

Gustav Nyquist skates in circles for 28 seconds, scores overtime goal - SBNation.com
This will never get old. Goal of the year? I think it may very well be.

PHOTOS: Kalamazoo Wings and Toledo Walleye play in first ECHL outdoor game Kalama | MiHockey
The Red Wings' ECHL affiliate took part in the league's first-ever outdoor game.

NHL News

Devils replace fired DeBoer with Oates, Stevens and Lamoriello | TSN
I wonder how this will work. It may actually work better than expected, or it will completely falter and crumble apart.

Shane Doan breaks his stick blade, scores anyway - SBNation.com
Breaking your stick probably confuses the goaltender a whole lot. New tactic?

Predators place Derek Roy on waivers | ProHockeyTalk
The former Sabres' star has not been himself as of late. He has struggled ever since he was traded to the Stars in 2012.

Panthers rally for 6-4 victory over Maple Leafs | USA Today
The Panthers scored four goals in the third period to win the game.

Jack Edwards loses mind after puck hits netting, Jackets score (Video) | Puck Daddy
"This is unbelievable!!!"

Report: Canes’ Jordan Staal to make season debut Monday | ProHockeyTalk
A much needed addition to the Hurricanes roster.

What can the NHL do to get more fans? | The Hockey News
I think that the NHL is currently growing at a fairly reasonable rate fan-wise. There are certain things which the league can do, but not too much. If the league keeps on doing what they are already doing, they should be able to grow fine.

Watch Pierre McGuire awkwardly skate into a Sunday Night Football segment - SBNation.com
I know that a lot of you are not big fans of McGuire, but I have to admit, I am beginning to like him more and more.

Top 10 players of 2014: Game’s brightest shine in Olympic year | The Hockey News
Crosby did have a phenomenal year. What is more interesting is the incredible rebound which Tyler Seguin's career has had since going to Dallas.

Let's Go Red Wings!