The Coyotes' otherwise reliable goaltender, here taking the ice at Glendale, Arizona's Gila River Arena for a game against Florida, has been a shadow of his old self during the season's first month. On this night (Oct. 25, 2014) he shone, winning 2-1 in OT.
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Cam Atkinson and Ryan Kesler
A close shave: The Blue Jackets' forward was gashed in the face by Kesler's skate blade when the Ducks' center lost his balance during their game at Anaheim's Honda Center on Oct. 24, 2014. Atkinson needed stitches to close a three-inch cut across his right eyelid and down his cheek, but he was not seriously injured.
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Ben Lovejoy vs. Joe Pavelski
This Duck's head was apparently bitten off by a Shark during a scrap at Anaheim's Honda Center on Oct. 26.
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The Blue Jackets forward lies hors de combat on the ice after hitting his head on an official in a collision along the boards during a game against the Kings at Staples Center in L.A. on Oct. 26, 2014. Foligno left the ice on a stretcher, part of a wave of injuries that hit Columbus.
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Looking as lovely as ever, (L-to-R) Kevan Miller, Dougie Hamilton, Matt Fraser, Seth Griffith, Matt Bartkowski, and Torey Krug brought the Halloween Spirit to a patient named William at Boston Children's Hospital on Oct. 27, 2014.
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Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty
Carter's That 70s Line (so named because he and wingers Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson all wear jersey numbers in the 70s) has been nothing short of a smash during the season's first month. Here, Carter is greeted by one of his fans after scoring against the Blue Jackets at LA's Staples Center on Oct. 26, 2014.
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As baseball season wound down, the Capitals' forward was winding up before a game against the Canucks at Vancouver's Rogers Arena on Oct. 26, 2014. Caps coach Barry Trotz plans to use Ward as a situational reliever, especially when he needs to get a right-hander out.
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Matt Nieto and Frederik Andersen
Stick with it: A Shark and a Duck collide during their tilt at Anaheim's Honda Center on Oct. 26, 2014.
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Dale Weise and John Moore
In what appears to be a Three Stooges routine, on-ice officials help extricate Dale Weise's glove from Ranger John Moore's head during a game at Montreal's Bell Centre on Oct. 25, 2014.
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The Flyers took on the Penguins at Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center on Oct. 22, the Canadian National Anthem was performed in honor of the Ottawa shooting victims. O Canada is not usually played before games between two American-based teams.
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Daniel and Henrik Sedin
The Canucks' rejuvenated Sedin Twins have been making their presence felt, as Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner learned during a game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on October 26, 2014.
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The team's distinctive warm-up threads hang in honor of "Hockey Fights Cancer Night" at Chicago's United Center on Oct. 26, 2014.
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Maple Leafs and Bruins
Between slumps and injuries, it's been a rough first month for the Maple Leafs and Bruins, who did battle at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on Oct. 25, 2014.
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Arizona's own deliver bit hits such as "Hey Jealousy" and "Found Out About You" to wake up the crowd after a 2-1 OT snoozefest between Panthers and Coyotes at Gila River Arena in Glendale on Oct. 25, 2014.
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P.K. Subban and Rick Nash
The Canadiens defenseman and the Rangers' red hot winger pursue that ever elusive puck at Montreal's Bell Centre on Oct. 25, 2014.
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Coyotes vs. Panthers
In the line of fire: Panthers defenseman Dylan Olsen and Coyotes forward Shane Doan prepare to pay the cold, hard price as winger Mikkel Boedker (foreground) unleashes a shot during a game at Gila River Arena on Oct. 25, 2014.
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Senators and Blue Jackets
The teams exchanged pleasantries at Nationwide Arena in Columbus after Blue Jackets defenseman Artem Anisimov was sent to the ice by a head shot during their game on Oct. 28, 2014.
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The spitting image. The Capitals' goaltender tries to douse the Flames during a game at Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome on Oct. 25, 2014.
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Canadian Tire Centre
The Senators' home arena was aglow on Oct. 25 as part of a tribute held simultaneously in Montreal and Toronto to Canadian soldiers slain in shooting incidents.
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Save and a beauty. As October drew to a close, the Canadiens and their keeper were off to an 8-2-0 start that was tied with the Ducks for the league's best record.
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Minnesota's star winger sported the result of an encounter with a high stick during a game against the Rangers at New York's famed Madison Square Garden on Oct. 27, 2014.
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The upstart Islanders' rugged forward uncorks a slap shot during warmups before a game against the Dallas Stars at New York's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 25, 2014.
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Zdeno Chara and John Tavares
This knee-on-knee collision at Boston's TD Garden ended up hurting the bigger man the most. The Bruins' towering captain injured his knee, was sent to the hospital and was told he'd be out of action for four-to-six weeks.
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Hockey Fights Cancer Night
The Blackhawks and their linemates from the Make-a-Wish Foundation and Bear Necessities' Bears Hugs Program stood tall at Chicago's United Center before a game against the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 26, 2014.
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Winging it: The linesman gives the all-clear after falling to the ice during a game between the Washington Capitals and the Canucks at Vancouver's Rogers Arena on Oct. 26, 2014.
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