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You mean there was a World Series game on Saturday night? And the Cardinals won??

(By the way, you can read about Game 2 right here.)

With apologies to everyone from Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories to Corner Brook, Newfoundland, some quick hits from the NHL on Saturday night

BUFFASLUGS UNITE!: The team with the worst uniforms in the league are 8-0 after a
6-2 win over Boston. Buffalo needs just two more wins to match the NHL record for longest win streak at the start of a season set in 1993-94 by Toronto. The Sabres continue their three-game road trip at Montreal on Monday before heading to Long Island on Thursday.

Can't go home again: Jose Theodore may not soon forget having having 21,273 Frenchies taunt him in his first game back in Montreal. Now with Colorado, the former Hart and Vezina Trophy winner gave up six goals in the final 24:31 of an 8-5 loss.

Ilya Kovalchuk regains scoring touch: Good to the see the Atlanta sniper finding the back of the net again after scoring two third-period goals in a 4-2 win over Florida. He had 52 last season, including a league-leading 27 on the power play.

Welcome to the NHL: Alexander Radulov didn't have an 11-point night like he did in juniors. He didn't even record one. In 7:32 of ice time, he didn't have a plus-minus rating and took a questionable tripping penalty midway through the third period. Preds lose 4-3 in overtime. ... Mike Smith makes 22 saves for the Stars in a 4-0 shutout win over Phoenix. Smith also had a shutout win in his AHL debut with Iowa in November.

If you had these guys on your rot team then you did pretty good:
Vancouver's Lukas Krajicek got you a game-winning goal in OT to beat Nashville...Pittsburgh's Jordan Staal scored two short-handed goals, including one on a penalty shot (and, no, I had no idea you could do that!) Evgeni Malkin scored his third goal in as many games for the Penguins in a 5-3 win over Columbus ...
Antoine Vermette and Dean McAmmond each scored twice in Ottawa's 8-1 win over New Jersey

And your NHL line of the night from the newsroom:

"Fucking widget beat my black goaltender!" -- Blog castigator and "hool-ee-gaan" Chris Altruda after New Jersey's Brian Gionta scored against Ottawa's Ray Emery in the the Senators' 8-1 win Saturday night.

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