David Backes earned a match penalty for hitting his old teammate Kent Huskins in the head. Even the Detroit Red Wings broadcasters were incredulous. Maybe Brendan Shanahan can uncover the illegal hit with a frame-by-frame breakdown. We'll await that with great eagerness.
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The Hot List
Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins, Joe Pavelski, Ryan Getzlaf, Alexander Semin.
The Cold List
Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers,John Tavares, Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Vancouver Canucks,