The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 30

Yesterday’s Action…

Philadelphia 4, Tampa Bay 2 (story/highlights)
– Joffrey Lupul had a goal and two assists.

Los Angeles 3, Colorado 1 (story/highlights)
– Anze Kopitar scored his 16th goal and J-S Aubin won for the Kings.

Boston 0, Atlanta 5
– Alexei Zhitnik had two points and Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves.

Carolina 1, Columbus 4 (story/highlights)
– Nikolai Zherdev had a four-point night and Pascal Leclaire stopped 23 shots.

New Jersey 2, New York Islanders 5
– Chris Campoli and Trent Hunter each had two points.

Washington 8, Ottawa 6 (story/highlights)
– Alex Ovechkin scored four goals and added an assist.

New York Rangers 6, Toronto 1
– Petr Prucha had two goals and Jaromir Jagr had three assists.

Buffalo 0, Pittsburgh 2 (story/highlights)
– Sidney Crosby had two assists and Ty Conklin made 26 saves.

Edmonton 4, Minnesota 5 (OT)
– Petteri Nummelin had two points including scoring the overtime-winner.

San Jose 5, Nashville 2 (story/highlights)
– Milan Michalek and Steve Bernier each had two-point nights.

St. Louis 4, Dallas 5 (SO) (story/highlights)
– Jeff Halpern had two points and Mike Modano scored the shootout-winner.

Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 (story/highlights)
– Pavel Datsyuk had three points and Nicklas Lidstrom had two assists.

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Anaheim 3, Calgary 5 (story/highlights)
– Kristian Huselius and Jarome Iginla each had two goals and an assist.

News and Views…

Wade Brookbank was recalled from Albany.

Chicago: Jack Skille was recalled from Rockford.

Colorado: Jordan Leopold returned after missing four games with a leg injury.

Columbus: Rick Nash returned after missing two games.

Dwayne Roloson returned after missing three games and Ales Hemsky is day-to-day with a knee injury.

Florida: Assigned Anthony Stewart to Rochester.

Los Angeles: Assigned Patrick Hersley to Manchester.

Montreal: Ryan O’Byrne is day-to-day with a thumb injury.

New Jersey: Patrick Elias is day-to-day with a groin injury.

New York Rangers: Chris Holt was assigned to Charlotte and Jordan Owens was assigned to Hartford.

Ottawa: Joe Corvo returned after missing three games with a groin injury… Assigned Lawrence Nycholat to Binghamton.

Ryan Malone returned after missing five games with an infected cut.

St. Louis: Andy McDonald is day-to-day with a chest injury.

Tampa Bay: Assigned Marc Denis to Norfolk.

Washington: Steve Pinizzotto to Hershey.

What’s on tap…

Philadelphia at Florida, 5:00 p.m.
Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Los Angeles at Chicago, 7:00 p.m.
Anaheim at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m.

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