719465 Ducks will sit Selanne on Saturday
719466 Ducks' Selanne to sit out against Minnesota
719467 Prepping for the Red Wings
719468 Opening Night: Bruins give Seidenberg 4-year deal
719469 Bruins brace for a visit by Red Wings
719470 Red Wings land in B’s division
719471 Bruins prep for Red Wings
719472 Claude Julien: 'We still have some work to do'
719473 Razor-thin loss leaves a sting for Sabres
719474 Suffering is optional, so just enjoy the ride
719475 Fighting ban idea is unpopular with Sabres
719476 Sabres' John Scott would be fine with banning fighting in NHL -- staged fights, that is
719477 Larsson a center of attention for tonight's home opener
719478 Johnson: Galiardi makes amends for opening stumble
719479 Green centres help Flames hold off Blue Jackets
719480 MacDonald in; maybe Colborne, too
719481 Joey MacDonald to get the start for the Calgary Flames in Columbus
719482 Sean Monahan pots first NHL goal, lifts Calgary Flames over Columbus Blue Jackets
719483 Six Calgary Flames who could make an impact this season
719484 Colborne got chills ... Galiardi turns things around ... Golden Bear makes an appearance
719485 Red Wings spoil Hurricanes’ opener with 3-2 win in overtime
719486 The more things change for the Canes, the more they stay the same
719487 NC State, Hurricanes reach scheduling agreement
719488 Hawks' Hjalmarsson growing up on, off ice
719489 aturday's matchup: Lightning at Blackhawks
719490 Hawks lineup will remain in flux early in season
719491 Patrick Sharp in good frame of mind on and off the ice
719492 Hawks must try to slow high-scoring Stamkos
719493 Blackhawks scouting report
719494 Can Northwestern take advantage of monster opportunity?
719495 Quenneville looking to get everyone in early
719496 Blackhawks' Sharp's perseverance pays off big
719497 Blackhawks' Smith to make season debut against Lightning
719498 Avalanche's Marc-Andre Cliche plays in second NHL game, collects assist vs. Predators
719499 Colorado Avalanche tops Nashville Predators, improves to 2-0
719500 Avs' Marc-Andre Cliche to see ice time Friday with Gabe Landeskog out
719501 Avalanche lines and D pairings vs. Nashville Predators
719502 Avs too much for Predators in 3-1 victory
Columbus Blue Jackets
719503 Blue Jackets stumble out of the gate
719504 Flames 4, Blue Jackets 3: Disappointing start
719505 Michael Arace commentary: Blue Jackets don’t do what helped them win
719506 Blue Jackets notebook: Savard gets call to fill in for Tyutin
719507 Gosselin: Stars defenseman Sergei Gonchar ranks all-time Russian team; Zubov makes cut
719508 Friday practice update: Rich Peverley ready to return
719509 Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff: There's no excuse to give up 39 shots
719510 There are no plans to shuffle line combinations, Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff says
719511 Stars defenseman Sergei Gonchar ranks all-time Russian team; Zubov makes cut
719512 GameDay: Washington Capitals at Stars
Detroit Red Wings
719513 Red Wings 3, Hurricanes 2 (OT): Why the Red Wings won on Friday night
719514 With roster makeover, Detroit Red Wings want power play to be 'spot on'
719515 Detroit 3, Carolina 2 (OT): Henrik Zetterberg, Stephen Weiss rally Red Wings to victory
719516 Game thread: Zetterberg's heroics have Wings, Canes tied 2-2 in OT
719517 Detroit Red Wings learning about Carolina Hurricanes - but know all about Staals
719518 Detroit Red Wings took too many penalties: 'We've got to clean that up'
719519 Red Wings rally late, win in overtime
719520 Healthy Samuelsson is no joke for Red Wings
719521 Stephen Weiss scores in overtime to lift Red Wings to 3-2 victory over Carolina Hurricanes
719522 Steve Yzerman wants NHL to hand out game misconducts for fighting or ban it all together
719523 Stephen Weiss witnesses firsthand Red Wings' character and resiliency in comeback victory (with video)
719524 Red Wings' Mikael Samuelsson determined to show he can be productive following injury-plagued year
719525 Blog recap: Detroit Red Wings score three unanswered goals to win in overtime
719526 Detroit Red Wings Gameday: Has rivalry with Carolina Hurricanes been underrated?
719527 Red Wings expecting Hurricanes to storm out of the gate tonight in their season opener
719528 Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk underrated, Niklas Kronwall among dirtiest players in ESPN poll
719529 Some Red Wings believe fighting has place in game, as debate about banning fisticuffs heats up
719530 Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins focussing on win, not retribution, in game against Vancouver Canucks
719531 Oilers should keep Taylor Hall at centre even with The Nuge returning
719532 Nugent-Hopkins set to return to Oilers lineup on Monday
719533 Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins coming back early after shoulder surgery
719534 With goal, Florida Panthers’ Aleksander Barkov makes mark in first game
719535 BLOCKAGE: Erik Gudbranson and Panthers Get Down and Dirty to Beat Stars in Opener
719536 YOUTH ON PARADE: Aleksander Barkov Youngest to Score in NHL Since World War II
719537 Panthers have several stars in season-opening 4-2 victory over Stars
719538 Preview: Panthers at Blues, Saturday
719539 Panthers rookie Barkov is youngest NHL player to score first goal since 1942
Los Angeles Kings
719540 Kings fall to Jets, 5-3, and Jonathan Quick gets the hook
719541 Published: Oct. 4, 2013 Updated: 11:50 p.m.
719542 October 4 postgame quotes: Quick, Scrivens
719543 Game 2: Los Angeles at Winnipeg
719544 Behold: MTS Centre
719545 Game 2 Preview: Los Angeles at Winnipeg
719546 October 4 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter
719547 Waking up with the Kings: October 4
719548 Good morning, Winnipeg
719549 Upon further review Wild still had good game, bad result
719550 Wild-Anaheim gameday preview
719551 Wild still optimistic after Thursday's loss, preparing for Ducks
719552 Upon further review, Granlund is Minnesota Wild's points leader
719553 Minnesota Wild's Kyle Brodziak hits 'refresh button'
719554 Minnesota Wild need young players to take next step
719555 Minnesota Wild: Matt Dumba's roster spot in jeopardy
719556 Brière ready to face old teammates
719557 Emphasis on toughness might hurt Habs
719558 ‘It’s not a normal game,’ Brière says of facing Flyers
719559 Pacioretty, Moen back on the ice at Friday practice
719560 Nashville Predators hint at payback for big hit to Roman Josi's head
719561 Preds' scoreboard: no wins, few goals
New Jersey Devils
719562 Devils' Pete DeBoer: Three goals should be enough to win
719563 Devils fall to Islanders, 4-3, in shootout
719564 Devils couldn't get one past Evgeni Nabokov in shootout
719565 As they play: Devils vs. Islanders
719566 Devils: A slimmer, hungrier Martin Brodeur in net; more line changes
719567 Devils: Mark Fayne deals with being the odd man out on defense
719568 Pete DeBoer pleased with Jaromir Jagr's debut
719569 Devils open season with 3-0 loss to Penguins as goal scoring is an immediate concern
719570 A younger Jaromir Jagr wouldn't have liked Devils' strict rules
719571 Devils goalie Martin Brodeur: 'I felt for Marc-Andre Fleury during playoffs'
719572 Devils lose Alex Urbom on waivers to Washington; Patrik Elias activated
719573 Patrik Elias will be in lineup for regular-season opener against Penguins
719574 Jaromir Jagr set to make Devils debut in Pittsburgh, where it all began
719575 Devils notes: Goaltender Martin Brodeur on his relationship with Cory Schneider
719576 Devils fall to Islanders, 4-3, in a six-round shootout
719577 Shootout goal from Matt Moulson lifts Islanders past Devils
719578 Devils’ Brodeur shaky in shootout loss
New York Islanders
719579 Islanders Win Opener, Edging Devils
719580 Moulson Gives Isles 4-3 Win Over Devils
719581 Islanders top Devils in shootout to cap sloppy game
719582 Isles' Michael Grabner in full flight against New Jersey
719583 Matt Moulson's shootout goal gives Islanders win over Devils
New York Rangers
719584 Richards’s New Start as Rangers Left Wing Begins Well
719585 Time with Rangers could be over fast for rookie ‘Quickie’
719586 It’s early, but Rangers are consistently inconsistent
719587 Rangers' Ryan Callahan expected to play Monday
719588 Ryan Callahan set to return to Rangers on Monday
719589 Rangers-Coyotes in review
719590 Jets take off after first period to beat Kings home opener
719591 Brian Burke: To Russia, with pride
719592 Anderson outduels Miller as Sens win opener
719593 Philippe Trudeau stands tall
719594 Senators prediction panel: Game 1
719595 Too many penalties early on sink 67's
719596 Ottawa Senators knock off Sabres in season opener
719597 Ottawa Senators simply trying to survive tough start to season
719598 Binghamton Senators coach Luke Richardson ready for second season with AHL club
719599 Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil has no plans to join fellow tough guys in media
719600 Ottawa Senators forward Cory Conacher visits younger brother at old college prior to opener
719601 Ottawa Senators' veteran defenceman Joe Corvo a healthy scratch for opener
719602 Laviolettes sue Bank of America alleging fraud in mortgage proposal
719603 Briere preparing to face his former Flyers teammates
719604 Inside the Flyers: Success should come with better even-strength play
719605 Flyers coach suing Bank of America
719606 Flyers coach experimenting with lines
719607 Hockey doesn't need fighting
719608 Briere, now with Montreal, faces Flyers on Saturday
719609 Home sweet Habs: Flyers prepare for Briere, Canadiens
719610 Danny Briere: Facing the Flyers won't be easy
719611 Flyers' focus in practice: Hitting the net more
719612 Briere ready to face his former team
719613 Phoenix Coyotes wing Radim Vrbata trusts in his play to speak for him
719614 Plenty of positives for Coyotes in Game 1
719615 Coyotes season preview: No more excuses
719616 Mike Smith has a new recipe for success
719617 Neal injury means shuffling for Malkin line
719618 New hybrid icing rule pain to Penguins' Glass
719619 Penguins notebook: Neal out indefinitely; 3 try to fill his skates
719620 Injury could keep Penguins right winger James Neal out for weeks
San Jose Sharks
719621 Sharks' Justin Braun ends goal-less drought
719622 San Jose Sharks defenseman feels relief after he scores
719623 Fight debate starts early this season
719624 Braun makes no excuses as goal drought ends
719625 Sharks not panicking over game one power outage
719626 Sharks recall McCarthy, send Pelech to Worcester
St Louis Blues
719627 Blues face teams from East again
719628 Steen misses practice but will play Saturday
719629 Blues-Panthers matchup box
719630 Blues' Steen misses practice but he'll be OK
719631 Blues' No. 1 line lives up to its billing in season-opening win
719632 Morrow gets to play for the Blues; updates on Paajarvi and Roy
Tampa Bay Lightning
719633 Bolts need more blue-collar goals
719634 Lightning assesses power-play issues
Toronto Maple Leafs
719635 Rielly adjusting to life in the spotlight with Leaf debut on the horizon
719636 Maple Leafs battle lines drawn, from Reimer to Rielly: Feschuk
719637 Maple Leafs games always better in person
719638 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators: Saturday game preview
719639 Maple Leafs demote Nazem Kadri to third line
719640 New-look Marlies open AHL season
719641 Maple Leafs goaltending battle not an impossible situation, ex-NHLers say
719642 Maple Leafs: Who should start in net for home opener? Reimer or Bernier?
719643 Maple Leafs home openers: Sometimes boring, but always special
719644 Maple Leafs’ Joffrey Lupul’s five tips to be a sharp-dressed man
719645 Morgan Rielly has outgrown junior hockey: Feschuk
719646 Leafs' Fraser on injured reserve
719647 Why do NHL peers keep bashing Maple Leafs' Dion Phaneuf?
719648 Morgan Rielly to make NHL debut in Maple Leafs home opener vs. Senators
719649 Marlies happy to have John-Michael Liles in the fold
719650 Toronto Maple Leafs’ Morgan Rielly expected to make NHL debut against Ottawa Senators
719651 After Toronto Maple Leafs demotion, John-Michael Liles takes on minor-league duties with healthy dose of profe
719663 Canucks give Alex Burrows day off from practice but he’s expected to play Saturday versus Oilers
719664 Canucks lose opener. Here’s what we learned
719665 Will Canucks winger Dale Weise be a centrepiece of Edmonton’s visit Saturday for his hit on Hall?
719652 Braden Holtby on making adjustments to his game this season
719653 Jack Hillen will undergo surgery Friday, expected to miss months
719654 Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Flames
719666 ESPN / Don't forget names Trouba and Scheifele
719667 CNN/Sports Illustrated / NHL working to halt scoring drought, but more must be done
719655 5-3 win shows Jets can hold court with Kings
719656 Jets off to a flying start
719658 Carter's metamorphosis
719659 Some Oilers accusing Trouba of head-hunting
719660 Jets snapshots: Pass the glow sticks
719661 Jets play ‘the right way’ to advance past Kings 5-3 in home opener
719662 Jets' Evander Kane pops the question
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719465 Anaheim Ducks
Ducks will sit Selanne on Saturday
By ERIC STEPHENS
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The plan all along was to rest Teemu Selanne on occasion in his final NHL season. The Ducks are sticking to it before the first weekend is played.
Selanne will sit out Saturday night's game against Minnesota as the plan is for the winger to rest in one of the 12 sets on contests on consecutive nights.
It will be Selanne's choice as to which game he wants to play on those back-to-back sets and there is plenty of motivation for him to play Sunday. The Ducks will play at Winnipeg, which will mark the final time he plays in the city he started his legendary career.
“The way I now look back at last year, I was a little bit stubborn about taking days off and nights off,” Selanne said. “I try to be smarter this season. I know it's a long season again. Even last year was so tough but it was hard to take days off.
“We decided right away. It doesn't matter what happens.”
Selanne, 43, faded after a strong start to the shortened 2012-13 season. His contention was the condensed 48-game schedule necessitated by the lockout left him little time to gain proper rest between games.
Coach Bruce Boudreau said the plan was hatched as soon as the 2013-14 schedule was released during the summer, even though Selanne had yet to commit to playing one final season. Boudreau also warned that “everything is subject to change.”
“Looking at the schedule, we thought that if he'd miss 12 games during the course of the year on back-to-backs, we would keep him fresh for everything,” Boudreau said. “If you look at that numbers, then he'd play in 70.
“I think 70 good games from Teemu would be really good. And it has nothing to do with (performance). I thought he was maybe our best forward the other night (against Colorado). It’s the plan that we had and we're going to continue with that.”
Boudreau also factored in the Ducks arriving in Winnipeg about 2 a.m. Sunday following the game against the Wild. It is expected to again be an emotional night for Selanne, as it was two years ago when he played his first game in the city since 1996.
“Winnipeg might be a pretty big night for him,” Boudreau said, snickering. “I’ve got to believe it's going to be a pretty big deal for him. They love him there and rightfully so. They should love him.”
One option to replace Selanne against Minnesota could be Dustin Penner, who was a healthy scratch in the opener against Colorado instead of playing on the top with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry like the Ducks envisioned.
Penner signed a one-year, $2 million deal in July but had a sluggish training camp. The coaching staff has been working the big winger hard over the past few days to get him to a point where he can handle top-six minutes.
“We want to get to a different level as far as having the ability to play with Corey and Ryan and play to those types of minutes,” Penner said. “I have to put more work in than I have in previous years.”
Penner acknowledged he has to put in the conditioning work and being benched by Boudreau in the opener “is nothing I dwell on.”
“I don’t see it as a story or anything,” he said. “For me, what’s best for the team is what’s best for me. I don’t really do any good playing six, seven, eight minutes a night especially when they got me to play 15, 16, 17, 18 minutes a night.
“I have to get to that level so I can maintain that. Be more of a help as opposed to a detriment. This is what I need and what I want.”
Orange County Register: LOADED: 10.05.2013
719466 Anaheim Ducks
Ducks' Selanne to sit out against Minnesota
October 4th, 2013, 2:25 pm ·
posted by ERIC STEPHENS
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The plan all along was to rest Teemu Selanne on occasion in his final NHL season and the Ducks are sticking to it before the first weekend is played.
Selanne will sit out Saturday night's game against Minnesota as the plan is for the winger to rest in one of the 12 sets on contests on consecutive nights.
It will be Selanne's choice as to which game he wants to play on those back-to-back sets and there is plenty of motivation for him to sit and play on Sunday night. The Ducks will play at Winnipeg, which will mark the final time he plays in the city he started his legendary career.
"The way I how look back at last year, I was a little bit stubborn about taking days off and nights off. I try to be smarter this season. I know it's a long season again. Even last year was so tough but it was hard to take days off.
"We decided right away. It doesn't matter what happens."
Selanne, 43, faded after a strong start to the shortened 2012-13 season. His contention was the condensed 48-game schedule due to the lockout left him little time to gain proper rest between games.
Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that the plan was hatched as soon as the 2013-14 schedule was released during the summer, even though Selanne had yet to commit to playing one final season. Boudreau also warned that "everything is subject to change."
"Looking at the schedule, we thought that if he'd miss 12 games during the course of the year on back-to-backs, we would keep him fresh for everything. If you look at that numbers, then he'd play in 70.
"I think 70 good games from Teemu would be really good. And it has nothing to do with [performance]. I thought he was maybe our best forward the other night [against Colorado]. It's the plan that we had and we're going to continue with that."
Boudreau also factored in that the Ducks will be arriving in Winnipeg after about 2 a.m. Sunday following their game against the Wild. It is expected to again be an emotional night for Selanne, as it was two years ago when he played his first game in the city since 1996.
"Winnipeg might be a pretty big night for him," Boudreau snickered. "I’ve got to believe it's going to be a pretty big deal for him. They love him there and rightfully so. They should love him."
Orange County Register: LOADED: 10.05.2013
719467 Boston Bruins
Prepping for the Red Wings
Posted by Amalie Benjamin October 4, 2013 01:36 PM
The Bruins were back on the ice this morning for a 45-minute practice after taking their season opener from the Lightning Thursday night.
Next up for the B's? The Red Wings, who move east this season and into the Atlantic Division.
Detroit -- and its two-decade-long playoff streak -- brings significant talent to the division, and is likely to be battling Boston all season for a chance to head back to the postseason.
“I think they’re an elite team,” coach Claude Julien said. “They always have been.
They’re a good, experienced team. They’re a smart team, they play a good, smart game. That’ll certainly bring an element of an even bigger challenge for all the teams in our conference right now to add them in there.”
The Bruins rolled out the same lines as Thursday, with Carl Soderberg (ankle) still not on the ice. Jordan Caron skated in his place.
Soderberg appears to be getting better, but it isn't clear when he'll be back in the lineup.
“It’s a hard injury to say, listen, he’s going to be in on Sunday or Monday,” Julien said. “It’s hard to really pinpoint with that type of injury, but he is definitely getting better every day. I think he really is getting close. Hopefully, if there’s no setbacks, he should be on the ice soon.”
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719468 Boston Bruins
Opening Night: Bruins give Seidenberg 4-year deal
By JIMMY GOLEN
Boston Bruins signed defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a contract extension, rewarding the defensemen that twice helped them reach the Stanley Cup finals with $16 million over the next four years.
The team announced the deal Thursday between periods of its opening night game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
‘‘He’s been one of our core guys since we got him,’’ general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters. ‘‘'D’ like Dennis are hard to find. The way that he plays, it’s hard to find.’’
The deal, which has an average cap value of $4 million, would keep Seidenberg in Boston through the 2017-18 season. He said it gives him a no-trade clause for the first 30 months, with a limited no-trade clause over the next 30 months.
Chiarelli said this week that signing Seidenberg, who could have become a free agent at the end of the season, was the organization’s top priority.
‘‘I wanted to be here. They wanted me here. Both sides gave a little bit,’’ Seidenberg said after the Bruins opened with a 3-1 victory over the Lightning. ‘‘I'm really happy to be here for five years.’’