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A photographic look at the weekend's action in the National Hockey League

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Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings defends against Jack Johnson #3 of the Los Angeles Kings during their NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on December 17, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings won 8-2. (Photo by Dave Sandford Getty Images)

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malikn (71) playfully congratulates Pens goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) on his 200th career win after defeating the Buffalo Sabres at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens won 8-3. Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

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Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins checks Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Philadelphia Flyers during their game on December 17, 2011 at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Bruins won 6-0. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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New Jersey Devils right wing David Clarkson (23) gets 2 minutes penalty for roughing on Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) during the second period at the Bell Centre. The Devils won 5-3. Jean-Yves Ahern-US PREWIRE

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Keith Ballard #4 and Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrate the win against the Toronto Maple Leafs during NHL action at The Air Canada Centre December 17, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Canucks won 5-3. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

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Columbus Blue Jackets center R.J. Umberger (18) watches his shot go into the net as Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon (32) slides past during the second period at Nationwide Arena. The Lightning won 3-2. Russell LaBounty-US PRESSWIRE

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Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp celebrates a goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Chicago December 18, 2011. The Blackhawks won 4-2. REUTERS/John Gress

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Fans for Teemu Selanne #8 of the Anaheim Ducks cheer in a game against the Winnipeg Jets in NHL action at the MTS Centre on December 17, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This is the first time Selanne has returned to play hockey in Winnipeg, where he began his NHL hockey career with the original Winnipeg Jets in 1992. The Jets won 5-3. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

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St. Louis Blues right wing Ryan Reaves (75) and Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll (40) fight during the third period at the Scottrade Center. The Blues defeated the Blue Jackets 6-4. Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

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New York Islanders goalie Al Montoya (35) is congratulated by teammates following the game against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center. The Islanders defeated the Wild 2-1 in a shootout. Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

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Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a third period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Arena on December 17, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rangers defeated the Coyotes 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Jack Hillen #38 of the Nashville Predators drops to his knees to block a shot in front of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne #35 and Kris Russell #4 of the St Louis Blues at the Bridgestone Arena on December 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Predators won 2-1. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

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Colorado Avalanche left wing T.J. Galiardi (39) is called for a tripping penalty on Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) in the second period of the game at the Pepsi Center. The Avs won 2-1. Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE


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Ryan Whitney #6 of the Edmonton Oilers collides with Torrey Mitchell #17 of the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on December 17, 2011 in San Jose, California. The Sharks won 3-2. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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