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St. Louis Blues' goalie Jaroslav Halak, left, from Slovakia, looks for the puck as Calgary Flames' Lee Stempniak chases it during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

St. Louis Blues' goalie Jaroslav Halak, left, from Slovakia, looks for the puck as Calgary Flames' Lee Stempniak chases it during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

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