A daily look at the NHL lockout

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DATE: Thursday, Nov. 8.

DAY: 54.

LAST NEGOTIATIONS: Thursday, Nov. 8, in New York

NEXT NEGOTIATIONS: Friday in New York.

GAMES LOST: 327 (all games through Nov. 30, plus New Year's Day Winter Classic).

THREE'S A CHARM?: The NHL and the players' association held negotiations for a third straight day Thursday, bargaining for over five hours. The latest round of talks came after more than 13 combined hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, and accomplished enough that the sides agreed to meet again on Friday. The NHLPA made offers Wednesday regarding revenue sharing between teams and on the make-whole provision, which would guarantee that all current multiyear player contracts would be paid in full. Neither side would disclose the nature of Thursday's conversations or if significant progress was made.

WHAT WE MISSED: An 11-game slate was wiped out Thursday night, including a matchup of the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings against the visiting Vancouver Canucks. This would have been a rematch of last season's first-round Western Conference playoff series, won by the Kings in five games.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The Minnesota Wild announced plans for a special pregame tribute to the late Derek Boogaard. The 28-year-old enforcer, who played for the Wild from 2005-10 before joining the New York Rangers, died in May 2011 from a mix of alcohol and painkillers. The Wild made a donation to Defending The Blue Line, a nonprofit charity that helps children of military members who play hockey. Boogaard was an active supporter of the group.