NHL

NHL All-Star rookies thrown into spotlight Sunday

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — COLUMBUS, Ohio – Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad sat on the Team Toews bench at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game and started to get a little nervous. There was such anxiousness in the 18-year-old’s body that he started to shimmy a little. “I was sitting on the bench getting the shakes a little bit. I was trying not to try too hard,” he said. “That’s kind of like the thing to do almost. It is hard...
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Tavares, Voracek enjoy record-tying All-Star nights despite missing out on MVP

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — COLUMBUS, Ohio — We need a recount! Just as Latvians and Chicago Blackhawks fans voted in droves for the NHL All-Star Game starting six, Columbus Blue Jackets fans inside Nationwide Arena on Sunday did the same for Ryan Johansen.  Even though Johansen and Team Foligno lost 17-12 to Team Toews , the Blue Jackets forward (four points) won Most Valuable Player honors after an in-arena Twitter...
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Alex Ovechkin’s heartwarming reason for wanting NHL All-Star Game car

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — COLUMBUS, Ohio – Alex Ovechkin wanted a car in Columbus this weekend. Badly.  He lobbied to be the last pick in the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft on Friday, as the “Mr. Irrelevant” for each team was given a brand new Honda – a campaign hilariously chronicled on his Instagram feed , including a hand-written sign that read “I WANT TO BE LAST. I NEED A CAR.” Alas, he was picked second to last. ...
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Blue Jackets proud as Columbus shows it’s a hockey town

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (Jason Brough) — "We're so proud of our city for showing that hockey is such a big deal here."
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Columbus cannon causes havoc during 2015 NHL All-Star Game

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — COLUMBUS, Ohio – Imagine you’re at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game at Nationwide Arena. You’re sitting down, about to have a nice cold soda. You put the straw to your lips. Team Foligno scores a goal! You hear AC/DC come on the loudspeakers … “For those about to rock …” (BOOM) a fake cannon blast sound fills the entire building. You're shocked. You're scared. You almost had a heart attack. The...
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From contract dispute to All-Star MVP, Johansen’s had quite the year

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (Mike Halford) — "This is something I'll remember for a very long time."
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NHL All-Star Game scoring record set in Columbus with 29 goals

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 60th NHL All-Star Game was an offensive affair.  Take that any way you’d like. The teams captained by Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks and Nick Foligno of the Columbus Blue Jackets set a new League record for most combined goals in an All-Star Game, in a 17-12 victory for Team Toews on Sunday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Patrick Kane’s (Foligno) goal at...
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Watch John Tavares' dazzling goal in NHL All-Star Game (Video)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — John Tavaras just cost Kevin Shattenkirk the Norris Trophy. Ok, maybe that's a little too severe of a conclusion considering it's was a scoring play in the All-Star Game. Puck handling against Shattenkirk as he crossed the blue line, Tavares dangles the puck behind his skate, brings it back to the front, skates around the front of the net and fires a wrister at Carey Price from an awkward...
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2015 NHL All-Star Game -- St. Louis Blues' Kevin Shattenkirk wouldn't trade All-Star experience for vacation

ESPN: NHL Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk made sure to take more a few souvenirs with his memories of All-Star weekend, Scott Burnside writes.
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Hawks put Versteeg on LTIR, recall Rasmussen

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (Ryan Dadoun) — Chicago will resume play on Wednesday against Los Angeles.
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2015 NHL All-Star Game -- MVP Ryan Johansen makes fans forget ugly contract battle

ESPN: NHL All-Star Game MVP Ryan Johansen temporarily helped fans forget ugly contract battle, writes Pierre LeBrun.
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2015 NHL All-Star Game -- MVP Ryan Johansen making fans forget ugly contract battle

ESPN: NHL All-Star Game MVP Ryan Johansen temporarily helped fans forget ugly contract battle, writes Pierre LeBrun.
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