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The Devils snapped their four-game losing streak with a resilient 5-4 shootout win over the Flyers on Tuesday night. We held our collective breaths as Taylor Hall missed some time after he took a tumble into the boards on a hit from, who else, Radko Gudas. Taylor returned, though, to send the game to overtime, and you can breathe now. [The Record] [NJ.com]
Taylor on that hit:
Taylor Hall discussing the hit he took from Radko Gudas early in the 2nd period tonight: pic.twitter.com/FWjd9H0b8F— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) February 14, 2018
With Taylor’s play as of late and this season as a whole, the question has to be asked: Taylor Hall, Hart Trophy candidate?
Forwards usually don't win Hart without being in top 2 in points or goals. Dating back to 1960, only exceptions were Messier (91-92) & Clarke (74-75). Both were 6th in points.— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) February 14, 2018
But if injured MacKinnon is still a Hart candidate, then Hall is too. Only 2 pts/2 games difference.
The ownership group for the potential Seattle NHL team has completed its application to the league for a franchise. The group has reportedly paid a $10 million deposit along with the application. [Sportsnet]
Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott will miss 5-6 week after having surgery to repair a core muscle injury. [NHL]
The Blackhawks are in last place in the Central Division and, obviously, haven’t been good this season. Is this the end? Is Chicago finally paying the price for those three Stanley Cup wins? [Chicago Sun-Times]
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