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The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - March 20th, 2014

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There is a photographer who took a few pictures at a hockey game using an infrared camera. You should check it out.

Alex Ovechkin called Tuesday night’s 3-2 win in Anaheim “a huge game” for the Washington Capitals, who have won three straight to pull into an eighth-place tie with Columbus for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

But the game’s playoff implications didn’t stop one photographer from having a little fun with it.

Getty Images photographer Bruce Bennett took a few shots of the game using an infrared camera, giving the photos an eery, ghost-like feel.

A Leafs player had to leave the game via stretcher yesterday, but the updates say that he is "stable, conscious and alert".

“It’s kind of a scary moment, one of those plays where I commit to hit someone without knowing if they are going to turn, so it’s just an unfortunate play,” said Killorn, who added that he left Ranger a voice-mail message. “He kind of, as I’m going in to hit him, makes a quick turn play and I’m already committed at that point. I’m trying to think of what else I could have done, in my head you look back to prevent that, but it’s just a tough, quick-bang play.”

Killorn was given a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct that the Leafs were not able to score on. It was expected that the NHL’s department of player safety would take a look at the play, though that is standard procedure, especially when that kind of punishment is handed out on the ice.

Any further discipline for Killorn was certainly not a prevalent post-game topic after the Lightning’s 5-3 victory over the Leafs. Instead, there was concern over Ranger’s condition.

More Roy stories coming to light.

Chris Nilan and Patrick Roy were teammates when the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in 1986.

And on this week’s HI/O Show on The Gazette’s website, Nilan recalls when the rookie goalie first walked into the Habs’ locker room.

“He was a little boy, actually,” Nilan says. “He was just a young boy. Showing up here he had them old leather pads, no colour on them, white mask. And I just think of McDonald’s when I think of Patrick.”

Nilan recalls Big Macs being a big part of Roy’s diet in those days as the goaltender hung out at the McDonald’s near the old Forum.

Berra is unhappy with the way he played in his first Avalanche game.

Berra, whom the Avalanche acquired from the Calgary Flames on March 5 and subsequently signed to a three-year contract extension, made his Colorado debut. He stopped 22 shots in his first game since March 3 when he was with Calgary.

"I was nervous," Berra said. "I didn't play my best game."