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Something to remember about the 10-game suspension to Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas, for slashing the neck of Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault: It's the culmination of over two years of warnings, benefits of the doubt and two suspensions from the NHL Department of Player Safety – the last one being six games. Some suspensions can be a way to educate players on what not to do; others, like this one, are about targeting repeat offenders so they stop offending repeatedly. This needed to be emphatic. At 10 games and $408,536 in lost wages, it was. And the bar is reset for the next time he attacks the head of an opponent.

Greg Wyshynski, ESPN

Bruins

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DeBrusk scores breakaway goal.

Jake DeBrusk beats the Sharks defense to the puck and rips one past Sharks goalie Aaron Dell to give the Bruins a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

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Hurricanes

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Aho's individual effort puts Carolina ahead.

Sebastian Aho stays with the play and after Sabres defender Luke Falk can't handle the puck, Aho takes it and shoots it past Chad Johnson in the Hurricanes' 3-1 win.

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Blues

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Schenn's OT wrister clinches Blues' win.

The Canucks give Brayden Schenn too much space to operate and he makes them pay with the game-winning OT goal in St. Louis' 4-3 victory.

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Kings

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Brodzinski fired up after first NHL goal.

Jonny Brodzinki skates uncontested through the Panthers defense and scores on the quick backhander, as Los Angeles blanks Florida 4-0.

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Jets

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Laine scores on deflection in Jets' five-goal period.

Nikolaj Ehlers' shot is tipped in by Patrik Laine, the second of five goals for the Jets in the second period, in Winnipeg's 5-2 victory against New Jersey.

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Capitals

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Ovechkin gets stitches after taking puck to lip.

Alex Ovechkin takes the puck to the face causing his lip to bleed. He would return to the Capitals' 3-1 win against the Wild.

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Capitals

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Orlov secures Capitals win.

Dmitry Orlov scores the go-ahead goal in the first period in the Capitals' 3-1 win against the Wild.

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Predators

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Sissons taps in Josi's pass for the easy goal.

Colton Sissons gets behind the Avalanche defense, and Roman Josi feeds him the puck as the Predators roll 5-2 against the Avalanche.

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Maple Leafs

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Matthews scores twice in Maple Leafs victory.

Auston Matthews scores two goals in the third period in the Maple Leafs' 6-0 victory over the Canadiens.

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Fantasy hockey

Dahlin No. 1 draft prospect

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  • Top prospects for the 2018 NHL draft

    At this point in the season, the 2018 NHL draft class appears to be shaping up as Rasmus Dahlin -- and then everyone else. Who will challenge the Swedish defenseman for the top spot? And which prospects bring value beyond the top group?