QUICK SHIFTS: Tuuka Rask, Three Point Scoring, Video Review, Kevin Allen, World Junior Championship

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Nov 29, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save during the first period against the New York Rangers at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

A not so busy Monday night as only 4 games were played. Check out our scoring breakdown for all of last nights goal scorers and top players. Let’s take a look here at some of the other interesting stories happening around the NHL in today’s version of Quick Shifts.

Boston Bruin netminder Tuukka Rask is off to a great start this year, but as of late his numbers have taken a bit of a hit. Check this out for a breakdown of his play over the last part of November. Will he be able to play well enough to represent Finland in Sochi? [Bleacher Report]

So the point structure of the NHL has always been a bit baffling to me. Why aren’t all games awarded the same amount of points in the end? In one game only two points are awarded but in the games that go to overtime three points are awarded. Puck Daddy explores the much talked about three point alternataive scoring system. Which, if you think about it, makes perfect sense. [YAHOO SPORTS]

NHL video goal review is always something that is talked about these days. Did the puck actually cross the line? Is there conclusive evidence that it did? What is the best way to eliminate doubt and be sure a goal is a goal? NHL Hockey operations is exploring new methods all the time to make the process more accurate and Darren Dreger takes a look what might be next in line for video review. [TSN]

At the United States Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, USA Today’s NHL Reporter for the past 28 years, Kevin Allen, was honored with the 2013 Lester Patrick Award. The award is given for contributions to hockey in the United States. Read about his special night. [nhl.com]

It is almost time for the World Junior Championships. See who team Canada is looking at leaning on as they set to open there camp which is scheduled to begin on December 12th and run through December 15th. [nhl.com]

Topics: Kevin Allen, Three Point Scoring System, Tuukka Rask, Video Review, World Junior Championships

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