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  • NHL Three Stars: Abdelkader dominates 3rd for Wings; Smith powers Preds

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy11 hrs ago

    No. 1 Star: Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings  

    The Red Wings forward was an offensive force in their 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals, scoring the game-tying and game-winning goals and assisting on Gustav Nyquist’s opening goal. That included this awesome individual effort in the third:

    No. 2 Star: Craig Smith, Nashville Predators

    Smith opened and closed the scoring for the Preds in their 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Roman Josi assisted on both goals.

    No. 3 Star: Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

    Rinne shut the door against the Oilers with 26 saves and his sixth win of the season, although the crossbar bailed him out at least once.

    Honorable Mention: Taylor Beck and Shea Weber had the other Predators goals. … Taylor Hall scored his sixth for the Oilers. … Pavel Datsyuk scored the clincher for the Red Wings. … Evgeni Kuznetsov scored a slick goal for this first of the season. … Henrik Zetterberg was a plus-3.

    Did You Know? Alex Ovechkin didn’t have a point for his fifth straight game, the longest drought of this NHL career.

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  • Frederik Andersen’s ‘Reservoir Ducks’ mask is bloody fantastic (Photo)

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy18 hrs ago

    “Listen shooter, I'm not gonna [expletive] you, all right? I don't give a good [expletive] what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to make a save. It's amusing, to me, to torture a shooter. You can say move you want cause I've seen it all before. All you can do is pray for a five-hole, which you ain't gonna get. Now, you ever listen to K-Billy's 'Super Sounds of the Seventies' weekend? It's my personal favorite.” – Frederik Andersen, probably ...

    It doesn’t get much cooler than the dialogue from Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” and it doesn’t get much cooler than honoring that pivotal film with a goalie mask.

    Frederik Anderson of the Anaheim Ducks has done just that, thanks to artist Dave Gunnarsson. And not only does he have the “Reservoir Ducks” featured – including the black tie on the front of the mask – he specifically features Michael Madsen’s “Mr. Blonde.”

    With a duck holding a straight razor. Near the ear, of course.

    From Gunnarsson:

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    Thu, Oct 30
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