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Giroux dekes goalie for nasty goal.

Claude Giroux dangles before finding the back of the net to extend the Flyers' lead over the Senators to 3-1.

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Monahan nets power-play goal.

The Flames convert on the power play as Sean Monahan finds the back of the net on a misdirection.

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The hottest player tracking debate at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference was about collecting biometric information, measuring the players' health and who can see that data. "The biometric data is player personal, health related and in our view [player] owned," said NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr on Saturday, drawing the distinction between gameplay data and health data. "There are differences between data that the eyes can see and cameras can capture, and what your heart rate is." Fehr said that predictions player tracking could arrive in the NHL as soon as the 2019 playoffs are premature. "We're talking to the owners about it. Hopefully we can find a way to get something done," he said. "You gotta make sure it works. And it's a work in progress between ourselves and the NHL."

Greg Wyshynski, ESPN

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NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr thinks NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is creating some revisionist history when it comes to the decision not to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics. At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Bettman said, "I know that there's some perception out there that there was this grand negotiation with either the [NHLPA] or the IOC or the IIHF. It wasn't about that. It was about the fact that we think it's too disruptive to our season." Said Fehr, the next day at Sloan: "That's not consistent with my experiences. The League was asking the IOC for a lot of things. If the IOC had met what they were talking about, I think the answer is that they would have gone. And they wanted an extension of the CBA from the players. Are there some owners that don't want to shut the season down? I'm sure there are. But then there wouldn't have been any reason for further discussions."

Greg Wyshynski, ESPN

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