Corey Perry awaits decision on Zucker hit; Olympic talks continue; great high school goal (Puck Headlines)

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• The title of this video is "Overtime Winning Goal", which makes this Bobby Orr-esque play even better.

• Ducks forward Corey Perry had a hearing today with Brendan Shanahan for his hit on Jason Zucker Tuesday night. Now we wait. [NHL]

• Nick Cotsonika on Corey Perry and the big decision needed to be made by both he and the Anaheim Ducks. [Y!]

• A contingent of NHL execs visited Sochi today as discussions with the IOC and IIHF on allowing players to participate in the 2014 Olympics continued. [TSN]

• Meanwhile, KHL president Alexander Medvedev feels if NHL commissioner Gary Bettman derails players going to Sochi he'll be just like an ancient Greek arsonist: “If there’s a negative decision? I think that if Bettman wants the fame of Herostratus then it’s possible, of course, to get it." [R Sport]

• While you wait to read the Chicago Blackhawks' Sports Illustrated cover story from this week, here's last week's story by Michael Farber on Gary Bettman. [SI]

• The escrow rate for this season will be 20-percent, according to Pierre LeBrun. [ESPN]

• The ESPN 30 for 30 doc, "Big Shot", about former New York Islanders "owner" John Spano, directed by Kevin Connolly, will premiere at next month's Tribeca Film Festival. [Hollywood Reporter]

• Bucky Gleason on the state of the Buffalo Sabres: "Coach Lindy Ruff has been fired. Interim Ron Rolston, who sounds like a Regier clone, must be wishing he stayed in Rochester. Their defense has been terrible, their effort worse, their morale low. Not even a cagey veteran like Jochen Hecht can pull them from this hole. And it could get worse, if that’s possible, before it gets better." [Buffalo News]

• This is the 12th straight year that Switzerland's SC Bern has topped the European attendance ranking, averaging 16,330 fans a game. Ranked 100th? Norway's Stavanger Oilers, which is surprising considering they employ TORE VIKINGSTAD! [IIHF]

• Looking at the size of players in regards to scoring. [Dobber Hockey]

• It hasn't happened often this season, but the Boston Bruins have had some issues in third periods. [CSNNE]

• Pending his passing of a physical, defenseman Brett Clark will be joining the Minnesota Wild on a one-year deal. [Russo]

• Debating against the silly "instigating with a visor" misconduct penalty. [SensShot]

• Here's a Q&A with New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov. [The Hockey Writers]

• Finally, via Bob's Blitz, a sweet goal from a Division III Connecticut high school playoff game:

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