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from NHL.com, The calendar turned the page to 2012 Sunday morning, but three NHL players might be hoping 2011 never ended. Even though the year is over, though, Evgeni Malkin, Steven Stamkos and Henrik Sedin can look back on a close to the year that was good enough to win them Three Stars of the Month honors for December.
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December has been a busy month for all the Penguins but no more so than Center Evgeni Malkin. Malkin recorded a 9 game point streak in that time and tallied 20 points in 13 games this month. He also recorded his 7th career hat trick against the Sabres on December 17th. Malkin currently sits at 6th place in points in the NHL with 43 points through 31 games, only 3 points behind...
Centers Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the month of December.
THIRD STAR -- HENRIK SEDIN, C, VANCOUVER CANUCKS
CENTER - VAN
GOALS: 10 | ASST: 36 | PTS: 46
SOG: 59 | +/-: 15
A pair of superstar scorers and one of the game's top young goaltenders make up the NHL's Three Stars for this past week.
Steven Stamkos of...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Steven Stamkos had his second hat trick this season and fifth overall to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
Stamkos scored his third goal of the game and 26th of the season from the left circle on a power-play 43 seconds into the third. Just 22 seconds later Tampa Bay went up 4-2 on a goal by Teddy Purcell...
Steven Stamkos had his second hat trick this season and fifth overall to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Stamkos scored his third goal of the game and 26th of the season from the left circle on a power-play 43 seconds into the third. Just 22 seconds later Tampa Bay went up 4-2 on a goal by Teddy Purcell.
Steven Stamkos had his second hat trick this season and fifth overall to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
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"Drew. I know we just met, but I love ya. You're already number one in my heart."
In the days leading up to Darryl Sutter taking...
Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. This week a special message to the Vancouver Canucks. What makes him angry about the Canucks and NHL this week? People who attack the other team’s fans. Also The focus on Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. They’re having a great year, no doubt about it.
Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac dips into the Moments In Time series at NWSB for his next blog post about the Vancouver Canucks best ever NHL draft picks. He ranks them from 5 thru 1. Kevin Bieksa, Stan Smyl, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Pavel Bure and fan favorite Harold Snepsts all make the list. Would you make any changes to this list? Who would you add?
Tampa Bay Lightning stud center Steven Stamkos was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday.
Stamkos joined Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin and Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick by being honored by the league.
Stamkos collected six goals during the week and leads the NHL with 26 tallies this season.
Ovechkin ran his point streak to six games by...
Like it or not, the book on how to beat the Vancouver Canucks is to push them around, to smack them around. The NHL is a copycat league, and when the spotlight was on the Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins beat the Canucks on the scoreboard while beating them in the alley. Here’s what Henrik Sedin has to say about that:
You know what? I’m pretty tired of that...
No. 1 Star: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
The NHL's top goal scorer entering 2012. Stamkos notched his fifth career hat trick with goals in each period, as the Lightning defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-2. Marty St. Louis assisted on each goal. Steve Downie had a goal and two assists. Here's the Stamkos trick:
No. 2 Star: Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings
Ya Ya I know we're playing the 5th game in 8 nights in 4 cities. Big Deal. These guys can hack it.
There will be no fatigue vs the San Jose Sharks today at Rogers Arena.
San Jose at Vancouver
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, January 2, 2012
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
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San Jose has the NHL's third-worst penalty kill with a...
Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Vancouver Canucks vs. L.A. Kings Saturday night matchup. The Canucks are -132 road favorites. The over/under is set at 5.5. They beat the Sharks in overtime Wednesday night, and then beat the Ducks on Thursday night. Whichever Kings goalie Jonathan Quick or Jonathan Bernier starts we know they'll have their hands full with Cody Hodgson...