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Notes From a Night of Hockey - 11/27

Detroit 2 - Dallas 1
Some nights, teams have trouble scoring on the power play. It's never a good thing, but it is bound to happen. Dallas, on the other hand, decided to take it one step further, allowing Detroit to score two shorthanded goals in the third period to lose the game. Said Dallas coach Dave Tippett "We just felt it was rather unfair for our team to have more players on the ice than the Red Wings, so to make up for it we decided to go easy on them during those stretches." (Note: Quote from Dave Tippett may be fabricated.)

Los Angeles 3 - New Jersey 2 (SO)
Going into the game, the Devils were averageing the fewest penalty minutes of any team in the league. Conversely, the Kings were getting more power play opportunities than anybody. Needless to say, the Devils scored two power play goals, both with Kings forward Brian Willsie in the box. Los Angeles, meanwhile, managed a power play goal as well to tie the score in the second period before Mathieu Garon shut out the Devils in the shootout.

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