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A photographic look at the National Hockey League on October 3, 2013

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Former Dallas Stars player Mike Modano walks off the ice after dropping the ceremonial puck before an NHL hockey game between the Stars and the Florida Panthers, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Dallas.

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Dallas Stars' Antoine Roussel, left, of France, and centre Ryan Garbutt, second from left, pressure the net as Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas blocks a shot with his legs as Panthers centre Drew Shore (15) watches in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Dallas. Florida won 4-2

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St. Louis Blues' fans celebrate before the opening season NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2013, in St. Louis.

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St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman (5) slides under Nashville Predators' Eric Nystrom (24) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in St. Louis. The Blues won 4-2.

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Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown, left, looks on as teammate Drew Doughty scores a goal against Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn.

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Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, left, pushes the puck under Minnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu, of Finland, to stop his shootout attempt during an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn. The Kings won 3-2 in a shootout.

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Calgary Flames centre Lance Bouma (17) celebrates after scoring a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) in the second period at Verizon Center.

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Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom (19) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game tying goal against the Calgary Flames in the third period at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 5-4 in a shootout.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) collides with New Jersey Devils' Marek Zidlicky (2) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur sits on the bench during an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and centre Sidney Crosby (87) react after defeating the New Jersey Devils at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 3-0.

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Boston Bruins' Reilly Smith (18) battles Tampa Bay Lightning's Alex Killorn (17) and Valtteri Filppula (51), of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.

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Boston Bruins centre Gregory Campbell (11) passes the puck in front of the goal during the third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Banknorth Garden. Boston won 3-1.

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San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) is defended by Vancouver Canucks' Dale Weise (32) and Zac Dalpe (21) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in San Jose, Calif.

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New York Rangers' Benoit Pouliot (67) takes down Phoenix Coyotes' Lucas Lessio (22) but is called for a holding penalty in the first period during an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.

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New York Rangers' Benoit Pouliot (67) loses the puck as Phoenix Coyotes' Derek Morris (53), Lucas Lessio (22), and Antoine Vermette (50) look on in the second period during an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. Phoenix won 4-1.

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San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns (88) is chased by Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Stanton (18) as goalie Roberto Luongo, left, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks won 4-1.

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