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Senators owner Eugene Melnyk caused a stir this morning on TSN 1200 radio in Ottawa when reacting to the serious finger injury suffered by defenseman Marc Methot that will keep him out several weeks. It came as a result of a slash from Pittsburgh superstar Sidney Crosby. Melnyk said on radio that the league should look at it because he feels it's worth a suspension. While not naming Crosby by name, Melnyk called him a whiner and said: "We all know who he is. The guy is just beyond belief. You do this kind of stuff, I don't care who you are in the league, I don't care if you're the number one player in the league you need to sit out a long time for this kind of crap." But the league feels the slash does not warrant supplementary discipline, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly telling espn.com that nothing further will come of it.

Pierre LeBrun, ESPN Senior Writer

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NCAA Men's Championship, 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2

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Burns: Sharks have to 'grind' through rough patch.

Sharks defenseman Brent Burns speaks with Bruce LeVine about the San Jose's recent rough patch and what the team learned during last year's long playoff run to the Stanley Cup finals.

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Paajarvi scores off ridiculous skate pass from Yakupov.

Nail Yakupov flicks the puck to Ivan Barbashev who then sends it to Magnus Paajarvi In front of the net for St. Louis' first goal in a 4-1 victory.

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Oshie remains prolific in shootout in Caps' win.

Dmitry Orlov ties the game in the third period, while T.J. Oshie nets the shootout's lone goal and Braden Holtby shuts the door in the Capitals' 2-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.

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Kane, Panarin score filthy shootout goals.

Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin light the lamp in the shootout as the Blackhawks get by the Stars.

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As the U.S. women's national hockey team boycott of next week's IIHF world championships extended to a ninth day, CNN Money posted more details today on USA Hockey's inequitable treatment of its men's and women's national teams. Quoting from player handbooks for 2013 and 2014, an Olympic year, CNN listed these examples: USA Hockey paid for the men's national team to fly business class and receive disability insurance; the women did not; USA Hockey also paid the transportation costs for each male player to bring a guest who was permitted to stay for the duration of the championships in the players' hotel room, and received breakfast, game tickets and an apparel package. Women players had to room together and were not permitted to bring guests. Previously the players had shown USA Hockey also spends $4.9 million on its boys developmental program and league and virtually nothing on the girls teams,

Johnette Howard, ESPN Staff Writer

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