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Dusk til Dawn: Poulin swims with Sharks – and wins

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Dusk til Dawn: Poulin swims with Sharks – and wins

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Hey, did you know Jarome Iginla returned to Calgary last night? It says so in our morning recap.

Hey, did you know Jarome Iginla returned to Calgary last night? It says so in our morning recap.

Essential Water Cooler

Both Nikita Kucherov of Tampa Bay and Aleksander Barkov of Florida went with the Peter Forsberg "stamp" move in the shootout last night and both were successful, though only Barkov's team would prevail in a 3-2 win over Detroit. I've seen spin-o-ramas turned aside and the Malik/Hertl between-the-legs has a pretty high degree of risk. So when executed properly, is the Forsberg signature the most deadly move on a breakaway?

Primetime Play

It's been weird on a couple levels since Jarome Iginla left Calgary, but he returned to the Saddledome last night and the Bruins even got a 2-1 win. Here's Iggy's curtain call.

Men of the Night

Kevin Poulin, New York Islanders: The young netminder was on the road, facing one of the best teams in the NHL and his squad was on a 10-game losing streak. No problem. Poulin stopped 46 San Jose shots, hurt his leg in the shootout, but stayed in the crease and led the Isles to a 3-2 triumph over the Sharks.

Alex Ovechkin, Washington: Four goals for Ovie, who drove his team's comeback against Tampa. The Caps would win it 6-5 in the shootout.

Cam Atkinson, Columbus: Two goals and four points for the dynamic Blue Jacket, who helped his squad down the Devils 5-4.

Jordan Eberle, Edmonton: Eberle had a goal and an assist, with his overtime marker staving off the Hurricanes in a wild 5-4 affair. Taylor Hall, Nail Yakupov and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also had two points apiece.

Zemgus Girgensons, Buffalo: We haven't seen a Sabre here very often, but 'Latvian Lightning' popped in a goal and the shootout winner as Buffalo bested Ottawa 2-1.

Better Luck Next Time

His team won, but this was too amusing not to point out: Mike Green racked up 18 minutes of penalties in the first period alone for Washington and he didn't even fight. The veteran defenseman got a double-minor for high-sticking, followed by two more minors and a misconduct. Tampa took a 2-0 lead thanks to those infractions, but luckily for Green he had Ovechkin on his side.

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Dusk til Dawn: Poulin swims with Sharks – and wins