NHL on TSN took an early look at which

With Hockey Canadas Olympic orientation camp underway in Calgary, the NHL on TSN took an early look at which players should make the final roster and represent the country in February in Russia. There was no lock in net, but Vancouver Games starter Roberto Luongo is considered a favourite to make the team. "It doesnt seem like anyones way out in front but its hard to believe, given the comments Mike Babcock made, that Robert Luongo wouldnt be on this team," said NHL on TSN analyst Ray Ferraro. "Babcock talked about how hes proud of the way Luongo has handled this past year and that hes a winner. Hes won before (in Vancover)." Experience appears to be a big factor in determining which three goalies coaches will ultimately go with. "You do also have some World Championship experience in Mike Smith and they believe that Carey Price is going to find a way to have a better year for the Montreal Canadiens," added TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. "The top three would be Luongo, Price, and Smith." Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty, and Shea Weber were considered locks on defence by the panel while four players favoured to make the team included Alex Pietrangelo, PK Subban, Kris Letang, and a potential surprise in Jay Bouwmeester. "Even though Bouwmeesters game isnt as dynamic as Subbans, even though it doesnt have as much bite as Letangs game, he plays really well on the big ice," said NHL on TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. "When hes played in the World Championship, hes fared very well. He defends very well and when youve got the wheels and the ability to move the puck the way that Bouwmeester does, I think its natural that he is one of the favourites to slot right in behind Keith, Doughty, and Weber. Ferraro added another potentially surprise candidate to make the team in Vancouver Canucks blueliner Dan Hamhuis. "When Kevin Lowe was talking about what theyre looking for in their defencemen, he talked about guys that can defend the big ice, are good skaters, and can quickly move the puck. Hamhuis answers a lot of those questions. I believe Hamhuis has a real good chance of pushing his way onto this team." Dreger also mentioned that Team Canada coaches will be putting an emphasis on defencemen who are responsible in their own zone, cautioning against too many offensive defencemen making the squad. "There is a lot of gamble defensively in Subbans and Letangs game but youre looking at a Norris Trophy winner so I think Subban has the edge." Up front there were a number of locks, especially at the centre position where Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Ryan Getzlaf, Claude Giroux, and John Tavares all figure to make the team. With so many centres, line combinations could pose a problem for coaches. "As much as Babcock would like to play players in their comfortable position, I dont see any way around the fact theyre going to have to move centres to the wing." Wingers Eric Staal, Rick Nash, Steven Stamkos, and Patrice Bergeron were also considered locks by the panel while Corey Perry and Martin St. Louis were added to the depth chart as favourites. As for the few positions up for grabs, McKenzie said players whose games are tailored towards the big ice could hold the advantage. "Its going to be interesting. The decisions that were made last time – Mike Richards played the wing last time and was really effective – this time around, does the big ice work against Richards and in the favour of Jeff Carter who was effectively the last cut for Team Canada up front last time around? The first three months of the NHL season will be the final audition for the players but it appears there may be a lot players competing for few positions. 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Derick Brassards breakaway goal in the closing seconds of overtime lifted the Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Brassards first goal of the season, scored with only 12.9 seconds showing on the OT clock, gave New York its first win at Detroit since Jan. 30, 1999. Pouliot had a goal and an assist, and Mats Zuccarello also scored for New York, which rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits in the final game of its long trip. "It was really hard on the body. Its something thats not going to happen again because of what is happening at MSG," Brassard said of the stretch away from home. The Rangers (3-6), who went to overtime for the first time this season, will host Montreal in the opener at renovated Madison Square Garden on Monday. "As a player, it (home crowd) gives you so much energy on the ice. You play with more emotion," Brassard said. "We want to get back and see our fans." Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said his team will benefit from the early long trip. "Its going to be good for us. Its been a challenge," he said. "We dont have the record we want but we made some strides in the right direction." Cam Talbot stopped 32 shots while filling in for injured regular Henrik Lundqvist. Drew Miller and Daniel Alfredsson scored for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight. Jimmy Howard made 37 saves. "They score more than us. The bottom line is they took the game over from us in the second period," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "I thought we fought to get it back in the third period, but in the second we got outskated, turned pucks over in the neutral zone, never got it behind them enough. When we get in their zone were one-and-done tooo quickly.dddddddddddd" Brassard broke the Rangers two-game losing streak when he picked up a loose puck just inside the blue line and beat Howard between the pads. "I only had to scoop up the puck. It was kind of bouncing, so I just closed my eyes and shot," Brassard said. Zuccarello tied it at 2 by putting in a rebound 2:18 into the third for his first goal of the season. Pouliot had gotten the Rangers even at 1 with a power-play goal with 2:40 remaining in the second period. He put the puck past Howard during a goal-mouth scramble for his first with New York. Alfredssons power-play goal with 11 seconds left in the second period restored Detroits lead at 2-1. He netted his second of the season with a one-timed shot from the right circle. The Rangers had scoring chances earlier but were denied by Howard and the goal post. Howard dove across the crease to make a spectacular blocker save on Brian Boyle about eight minutes into the middle period. Ryan McDonagh hit a goal post about five minutes into the frame. Miller gave the Red Wings a 1-0 lead with 2:48 remaining in the first period. He completed a 2-on-1 rush by beating Talbot with a wrist shot from the left circle for his first of the season. NOTES: Lundqvist missed his second game because of an undisclosed injury. ... Seeking to generate more offence, Babcock split up Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, who had been playing together on the first line. Datsyuk centred RW Daniel Alfredsson and LW Todd Bertuzzi, and Zetterberg was between LW Tomas Tatar and RW Johan Franzen for Detroit, which had scored only three goals in its previous three games. Datsyuk and Zetterberg were back together by late in the second period. ... Rangers centre J.T. Miller played junior hockey with the suburban-Detroit based Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League. ... The Red Wings healthy scratches were RW Mikael Samuelsson and RW Patrick Eaves. 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