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Bruins

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DeBrusk scores breakaway goal.

Jake DeBrusk beats the Sharks defense to the puck and rips one past Sharks goalie Aaron Dell to give the Bruins a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

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Hurricanes

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Aho's individual effort puts Carolina ahead.

Sebastian Aho stays with the play and after Sabres defender Luke Falk can't handle the puck, Aho takes it and shoots it past Chad Johnson in the Hurricanes' 3-1 win.

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Blues

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Schenn's OT wrister clinches Blues' win.

The Canucks give Brayden Schenn too much space to operate and he makes them pay with the game-winning OT goal in St. Louis' 4-3 victory.

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Kings

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Brodzinski fired up after first NHL goal.

Jonny Brodzinki skates uncontested through the Panthers defense and scores on the quick backhander, as Los Angeles blanks Florida 4-0.

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Jets

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Laine scores on deflection in Jets' five-goal period.

Nikolaj Ehlers' shot is tipped in by Patrik Laine, the second of five goals for the Jets in the second period, in Winnipeg's 5-2 victory against New Jersey.

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Capitals

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Ovechkin gets stitches after taking puck to lip.

Alex Ovechkin takes the puck to the face causing his lip to bleed. He would return to the Capitals' 3-1 win against the Wild.

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Orlov secures Capitals win.

Dmitry Orlov scores the go-ahead goal in the first period in the Capitals' 3-1 win against the Wild.

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Predators

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Sissons taps in Josi's pass for the easy goal.

Colton Sissons gets behind the Avalanche defense, and Roman Josi feeds him the puck as the Predators roll 5-2 against the Avalanche.

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Maple Leafs

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Matthews scores twice in Maple Leafs victory.

Auston Matthews scores two goals in the third period in the Maple Leafs' 6-0 victory over the Canadiens.

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"The CBA says they get four days off a month, and they've got tomorrow off. There was a time when you could react. You can't anymore. They got the day off tomorrow, and on Monday we leave. So I gotta continue to find ways – through video, through making guys accountable – because a punishing skate for us on Monday would do what for us on Tuesday and Wednesday? That's where we are now in this League. So we need to evolve in the game. Maybe back in the day, there was a time where we could do [a punishment skate]. It's a lot harder today than it was back then." – Claude Julien, when asked about if the Montreal Canadiens would get a bag skate after their humbling 6-0 loss to the rival Toronto Maple Leafs at home on Saturday night.

Greg Wyshynski, ESPN

Islanders

NHL

Lee scores twice in Isles' third straight win.

Anders Lee goes five-hole on his first goal in the first period, then scores off a rebound in the third as the Islanders knock of the Lightning 5-3.

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Blackhawks

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Anisimov stuffs in Blackhawks' winner.

The Blackhawks respond to a Penguins goal 21 seconds later as Artem Anisimov corrals the puck and nudges the puck past Matt Murray in Chicago's 2-1 victory.

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It's official: The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will play in the Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium on Jan. 1, 2019. We know many of you are irritated the Blackhawks are in another outdoor game. Get over it. The best Winter Classics are the ones where the venue is the star, and it would have been nonsensical to not have the Blackhawks in the Notre Dame game given their regional appeal. The venue should also produce an outdoor game local ratings bounce-back for Chicago: They were down 35 percent at St. Louis in 2017 when compared to 2015's game at Washington. The Blackhawks are still a national ratings driver. At this point, they're hockey's John Cena: widely popular, selling lots of merch and leaving smart fans frustrated that new talent isn't getting over. (Please wait your turn again, Nashville.) Although, unlike Cena, the Blackhawks don't always win, going 1-4 in outdoor games. If nothing else, be happy the Winter Classic is being played in a state without an NHL team, hopefully opening the door for games at Lambeau Field in Green Bay (featuring the Blackhawks) and Safeco Field in Seattle (also featuring the Blackhawks, probably). Also be happy you're not Jonathan Toews, having to answer the same questions about wind and sun glare and youth pond hockey for the sixth time since 2009, while stewing over the fact that two real points are on the line in a gimmick game.

Greg Wyshynski, ESPN

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Fantasy hockey

Dahlin No. 1 draft prospect

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  • Top prospects for the 2018 NHL draft

    At this point in the season, the 2018 NHL draft class appears to be shaping up as Rasmus Dahlin -- and then everyone else. Who will challenge the Swedish defenseman for the top spot? And which prospects bring value beyond the top group?