The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 31

Yesterday’s Action…

Philadelphia 1, Florida 0
– Derian Hatcher scored the game-winning goal and Antero Niittymaki made 38 saves.

Los Angeles 3, Chicago 2 (OT) (story)
– Dustin Brown scored twice and Jason LaBarbera made 30 saves.

Montreal 3, New York Rangers 4 (OT)
– Scott Gomez had two assists and Brendan Shanahan scored the overtime-winner.

Anaheim 1, Vancouver 2
– Henrik Sedin had two assists and Roberto Luongo made 21 saves.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Brian Sutherby returned from a groin injury.

Boston: Assigned Vladimir Sobotka to Providence and recalled David Krejci.

Buffalo: Assigned Clarke MacArthur to Rochester.

Chicago: James Wisniewski and Brent Sopel are sidelined indefinitely…Jake Dowell returned from an injury… Danny Richmond recalled from Rockford.

Dallas: Jussi Jokinen is day-to-day with a knee injury.

Assigned Stephane Goulet and Jonas Almtorp to Springfield and Fredrik Johansson to Stockton.

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Florida: David Booth returned after missing eight games with a knee injury.

Montreal: Saku Koivu is day-to-day with a virus… Jon Gleed was re-assigned to Hamilton and Corey Locke was recalled.

Nashville: Josh Langfeld was recalled from Milwaukee.

New York Islanders: Ben Walter was recalled from Bridgeport.

New York Rangers:
Marcel Hossa returned after missing seven games with the flu.

Assigned Alexandre Picard to the Phantoms… Jason Smith and Scottie Upshall are day-to-day with injuries.

What’s on tap…

Atlanta at Boston, 1:00 p.m.
Edmonton at Columbus, 6:00 p.m.
St. Louis at Detroit, 7:00 p.m.
San Jose at Minnesota, 7:00 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 8:00 p.m.
Colorado at Phoenix, 8:00 p.m.
Nashville at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.