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Year in Photos 2012

Year in Photos 2012

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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ROUND TWO

UNDERDOG DAYS The low seeds continue their reign of terror in Round 2. Zach Parise’s Devils hope to exploit Ilya Bryzgalov against Philly. Jarret Stoll and the upstart Kings draw St. Louis with fans of all ages behind them. Nashville gets Hal Gill back from injury in time for desert warfare in Phoenix. “HE CARRIED THE WHOLE TEAM FOR MONTHS. WHEN THE KINGS COULDN’T SCORE, HE KEPT THEM IN GAMES– Rogie Vachon, L.A.’s career wins leader, on Jonathan Quick’s ’11-12 performance as of the second round DAVID 1, GOLIATH 0 It’s tough sledding for the favorites. Martin Hanzal and the feisty Coyotes put Nashville on its heels. New Jersey never looks back after a four-goal third period in Game 2. The stymied Blues grow frustrated. And the Caps force Game 7. SNOW DAY! Winning in the…

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DECEMBER

SIGNS OF LIFE Under freshly hired coach Dale Hunter, Alex Ovechkin and the Caps undergo a makeover in the push toward the playoffs. FIGHTER JETS The only thing feistier than Tanner Glass in Winnipeg? The Jets’ rabid fans who buoy the team to nine home wins in December. GREAT SCOTT The Devils retire D-man Scott Niedermayer’s jersey. Hockey’s ultimate winner got three of his four Cup rings with New Jersey (’95, ’00, ’03). GENO PLAYS HERO Evgeni Malkin really starts to catch fire in December with Sidney Crosby out, notching his first of four five-point games in ’11-12. CHANGE OF SCENERY J-S Giguere does an admirable job keeping the Colorado crease warm for Semyon Varlamov, while a mid-December trade from Phoenix to Ottawa helps Kyle Turris finally realize his potential. Daniel Winnik and Ryane Clowe trade punches, setting the…

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THROUGH ’TENDER EYES

BEHIND THE CAGE lies the most interesting player in hockey. Granted I have a bias – I’ve been a goalie for 21 years, a lot longer than I’ve been a graphic designer – but how can you not be intrigued by someone who can repeatedly refocus after seeing great work erased by a single flash of red light? A player who makes a career out of jumping in front of 100-mph slapshots when instincts say to flee in the opposite direction? While my gear hangs to dry this summer, I begin to reflect on another year in the Canadian Women’s League, from my first big (47-save) win in Boston to being railroaded by Brampton’s Gillian Apps at the Clarkson Cup. As time goes by, it’ll be the photos I’ve kept that will…

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