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

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Jonathan Ericsson #52 of the Detroit Red Wings mixes it up with David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 11, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Red Wings won 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bruce Bennett/2010 Getty Images

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The New York Rangers celebrate their seventh goal as Scott Hannan #23 of the Washington Capitals skates back to the bench on December 12, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 7-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jim McIsaac/2010 Getty Images

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Fans of the Quebec Nordiques hold signs outside the location where an NHL hockey game between the New York Islanders and the Atlanta Thrashers is being held in Uniondale December 11, 2010. The fans had gathered to show that their city Quebec should have an NHL team of their own. The Quebec Nordiques last played in the NHL 15 years ago. REUTERS/Chip East

CHIP EAST

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Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates out onto the ice before the NHL game against the Dallas Stars at Jobing.com Arena on December 11, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes won 5-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Jakub Voracek #93 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looses his footing while battling for control of a loose puck with Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers during the second period on December 11, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

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Philadelphia Flyers' Kimmo Timonen, center, of Austria, and Ian Laperriere, right, celebrate teammate Mike Richards' goal in overtime as Boston Bruins' Tim Thomas, left, reaches for the puck during an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Boston. The Flyers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Michael Dwyer

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Kris Versteeg goes after a loose puck against Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller (L) during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Toronto December 11, 2010. The Leafs won 3-1. REUTERS/Mike Cassese

MIKE CASSESE

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Brooks Orpik #44 of the Pittsburgh Penguins pushes with Paul Gaustad #28 of the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena on December 11, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. The Penguins won 5-2. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Rick Stewart/2010 Getty Images

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Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators moves behind Dennis Wideman #6 of the Florida Panthers and interferes with Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun #29 on December 11, 2010 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The Predators won 3-0. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Frederick Breedon/2010 Getty Images

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St. Louis Blues' David Backes, top, falls over Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward during overtime of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in St. Louis. The Hurricanes won 2-1 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Jeff Roberson

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San Jose Sharks' Benn Ferriero (78) celebrates his team's game-winning goal on a shot from Ryane Clowe next to Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, left, and defenseman Brent Seabrook during an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. San Jose won 2-1 in overtime. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Marcio Jose Sanchez

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Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lighting smiles after scoring the overtime winning goal during their game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on December 11, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Tampa Bay won 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Rich Lam/2010 Getty Images

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Edmonton Oilers' Magnus Paajarvi (L) skates around Vancouver Canucks' Andrew Alberts during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton December 12, 2010. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber

DAN RIEDLHUBER

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Dainius Zubrus #8 of the New Jersey Devils leaves the ice following a defeat by teh Detroit Red Wings at the Prudential Center on December 11, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Red Wings defeated the Devils 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bruce Bennett/2010 Getty Images

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