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The Rat Trick: NHL Morning Links 3/12/14

Welcome to The Rat Trick’s Morning Links, your round up of what’s going on around the NHL. There were nine total games last night, here is the run down of the final scores,

The Buffalo Sabres dropped a game to the Nashville Predators 4-1. [Recap]

New Jersey Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on a controversial call [Recap]

The Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers to end 10-game skid [Recap]

The Blue Jackets defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 [Recap]

Your Florida Panthers fell at home to the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1 [Recap]

The Pittsburgh Penguins completed a home-and-home sweep of the Washington Capitals with Sidney Crosby out pointing Alexander Ovechkin 4-0 in the two games [Recap]

The Dallas Stars won what had to be an emotionally driven game against the St. Louis Blues in overtime with captain Jamie Benn scoring the game winner [Recap]

The Edmonton Oilers won a game! They beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 [Recap]

Joe Pavelski continues his career season, as his two goals brings him to a season total of 34, as the San Jose Sharks rolled over the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 [Recap]

Speaking of the Wild, if you had said that Matt Cooke was still in this league and contributing still five years ago, no one might have believed you. But his ability to adapt his game and stay out of trouble has allowed him to reach 1,000 games played for his career. [Gone Puck Wild]

One interesting thing to come out of the General Managers meetings has been the potential changes to the faceoff procedure. The obvious topics were extended overtime as well as instant replay but this has just as much potential to impact the game as those. []

The Vancouver Canucks are quickly sinking, and the their loss against the New York Islanders might be rock bottom for them. A look at how quickly things are turning bad. [Two Pad Stack]

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