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Dusk til Dawn: King for a day

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Dusk til Dawn: King for a day

Ryan Kennedy
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Oilers coach Dallas Eakins says it's criminal not to talk on the ice, so tell everyone at the rink to read this morning recap today.

Oilers coach Dallas Eakins says it's criminal not to talk on the ice, so tell everyone at the rink to read this morning recap today.

Essential Water Cooler

Columbus' Nick Foligno pulled off the between-the-legs trick last night to score the only goal in the Jackets' 1-0 win over Tampa Bay, following in the footsteps of Clarke MacArthur's pass in Ottawa and of course Tomas Hertl's goal for San Jose. New York's Marek Malik popularized the move in his famous shootout goal years ago, but Hertl's has become the gold standard. So is it called "The Malik," or "The Hertl" now?

Primetime Play

Just in time for Olympic conversations, Team USA hopeful Keith Yandle showed off his rushing skills with this awesome goal. Phoenix beat up on Edmonton 6-2 in the process.

Men of the Night

Martin Jones, Los Angeles: Making his NHL debut, Jones limited the explosive Ducks to two goals on 28 shots, but saved the best for last: The rookie stopped all nine shooters in the shootout to preserve a 3-2 Kings victory.

Jeff Skinner, Carolina: The Canes need someone to score and the healthy Skinner popped in two plus an assist last night to pace Carolina in a 4-1 whipping of Washington.

Ryan Kesler, Vancouver: Continuing his strong season, Kesler found the back of the net twice against Nashville as the Canucks bested the Predators 3-1.

Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh: Sid's heroics were covered off on the blog last night, but how about Geno's two apples? Pretty sweet setups in Pittsburgh's 3-2 OT win over the Islanders.

Antoine Roussel, Dallas: Busy night for the agitator, who fought Andrew Shaw, scored on a penalty shot and then taunted the Chicago crowd in the Stars' 4-3 win over the Hawks.

Better Luck Next Time

Tough night for Toronto rookie defenseman Morgan Rielly, who had one San Jose shot deflect off him into the net, then had an empty-netter scored against him off a giveaway in the defensive zone. The Maple Leafs lost 4-2 to the Sharks, meaning Rielly was unfortunately a difference-maker on the night.

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Dusk til Dawn: King for a day