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Dusk til dawn: Hank's not dead

Reimer and Price stood tall in net, while a hatty for Spezza paced the Senators. Plus, a Sedin milestone in our morning wrap.
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There was a ton of action in the NHL last night. Here's our recap of the highlights.

Essential Water Cooler

Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin broke the 800-point barrier last night in the Canucks' 3-2 win over Philadelphia, so it feels like time to start thinking about his legacy. Are he and twin brother Daniel on a Hall of Fame track? Both have an Art Ross Trophy already and Henrik also has a Hart. To be sure their careers aren't over yet and 1,000 points for each is practically guaranteed. They have one Stanley Cup final appearance but no ring. Will that be the ultimate acid test in the end?

Primetime Play

The Panthers took a 4-3 loss against Nashville, but Florida sophomore Jonathan Huberdeau had the prettiest move of the night:

Men of the Night

Jason Spezza, Ottawa: It was a natural hat trick for the new captain, who led his troops to a come-from-behind victory over a scrappy Phoenix squad 4-3.

Joe Thornton, San Jose: Big Joe let his stick to the talking, notching a goal and four points as the Sharks got revenge on Max Lapierre and the Blues 6-2 after the agitator brutally ran San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle from behind.

Carey Price, Montreal: The Habs' franchise netminder made Winnipeg look silly, stoning the Jets 3-0 with a 36-save shutout.

James Reimer, Toronto: It was 'Reim Time' in Toronto as the affable goalie came in after 10 days rest and put the boots to Minnesota with a 37-save performance. Reimer was particularly solid on huge chances by Mikael Granlund and Torrey Mitchell.

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh: Three assists for Sid on the night as the Penguins cruised by the drowning Oilers in a 3-2 win.

Matt Duchene, Colorado: The Avs just keep on rolling and Duchene was front and center, grabbing two goals in a 3-2 win over Dallas.

Better Luck Next Time

Darcy Kuemper let in three goals on just seven shots as the Minnesota rookie was given a rude welcome by Toronto. The Trevor Smith softy doomed him and he was pulled after Mason Raymond put the game out of reach. Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick was also pulled after three goals in a 5-1 loss to Tampa, albeit on 17 shots.

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