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A photographic look at the National Hockey League

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Buffalo Sabres defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen (55) checks Vancouver Canucks left wing Tom Sestito (29) into the Sabres bench during the second period at First Niagara Center.

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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) makes a save on Buffalo Sabres left wing Tyler Ennis (63) during the third period at First Niagara Center. Vancouver defeated Buffalo 3-0.

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Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer (34) kneels on the ice after being injured in the first minutes of NHL play against the Carolina Hurricanes Oct 17, 2013 in Toronto.

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Carolina Hurricanes Drayson Bowman (21) gets checked by Toronto Maple Leafs Cody Franson (4) at the Leafs bench during first period NHL play Oct 17, 2013 in Toronto. Carolina won 3-2.

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Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall (4) celebrates his second goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game as New York Islander' John Tavares (91) reacts and goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) scrambles back up from the ice on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Uniondale, N.Y.

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New York Islanders' John Tavares (91) drives the puck down ice followed by Kyle Okposo (21) and Edmonton Oilers' Mark Arcobello (26) in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders won 3-2.

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury reaches out to sweep away the puck as Sydney Crosby (87) and Philadelphia Flyers' Max Talbot watch during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo is sent flying, minus his helmet, after a check by Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Niskanen (2) near the goal crease in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia. The Penguins won 4-1.

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Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner scores on Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price as Canadiens' Brian Gionta defends during second period NHL action in Montreal Thursday, October 17, 2013.

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Montreal Canadiens right wing Brandon Prust (8) and right wing Brian Gionta (21) celebrate a center Tomas Plekanec (14) (not pictured) goal against Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at Bell Centre. Montreal won 5-3.

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New Jersey Devils' Bryce Salvador, 24, is checked by Ottawa Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau during third period NHL hockey in Ottawa Thursday October 17, 2013.

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New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, right, comes out of his goal crease to block the puck as Ottawa Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau gives chase during NHL third period hockey in Ottawa Thursday October 17, 2013. Ottawa beat New Jersey 5-2.

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Tampa Bay Lightning centre Tyler Johnson (9) and left wing Ondrej Palat (18), of the Czech Republic, collide after getting the puck past Minnesota Wild defenceman Ryan Suter (20) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.

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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop makes a save on a shot by the Minnesota Wild during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay won 3-1.

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Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas (34) is unable to stop a shot by Boston Bruins' Dougie Hamilton as Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara (33) watches in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Sunrise, Fla.

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Boston Bruins defenceman Dougie Hamilton (27) is congratulated by teammates Jarome Iginla (12) Milan Lucic (17) and Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, after scoring against the Florida Panthers in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Sunrise, Fla. Boston won 3-2.

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Nashville Predators defenceman Shea Weber (6) clears Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) from in front of the net in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Nashville Predators forward Matt Cullen passes the puck after falling in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The Kings won 2-1 in a shootout.

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San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31) of Finland defends the net against a shot attempt by Dallas Stars right wing Alex Chiasson (12) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Dallas. Dallas won 4-3 in a shootout.

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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nate Guenin, front, lays out to block a shot by Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader, rear, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Denver. Detroit won 4-2.

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