Carolina 4, N.Y. Rangers 0 (story/highlights)
– Matt Cullen had two assists and Cam Ward turned aside all 28 shots.
Dallas 2, Columbus 1 (SO) (story/highlights)
– Niklas Hagman scored the shootout winner and Marty Turco made 25 saves.
Phoenix 1, Pittsburgh 3 (story/highlights)
– Kris Letang and Tyler Kennedy scored third period goals to lift the Pens past the Coyotes.
News and Views…
Anaheim: Mark Mowers was re-assigned to Portland… Dan Arritt of the Los Angeles Times says Andy McDonald believes the team’s scoring drought is directly linked to their league-high 19.7 penalty minutes per game. (more…)
Atlanta: Re-assigned Scott Lehman to Chicago.
Boston: Milan Lucic returned to the lineup after missing three games with a head injury.
Calgary: Adam Pardy was recalled from Quad City… Randy Sportak writes in the Calgary Sun that Miikka Kiprusoff wasn’t bothered by head coach Mike Keenan’s challenges. (more…)
Columbus: Pascal Leclaire started Monday after missing two games. David Vyborny is day-to-day with a back injury… Tomas Popperle was assigned to Syracuse, while Joakim Lindstrom was recalled.
Dallas: Jere Lehtinen may need surgery on his abdominal injury and could miss eight to 10 weeks… Antti Miettinen is day-to-day with a groin injury. (more…)
Detroit: Helene St. James writes in the Detroit Free Press that Brian Rafalski is comfortable back at home in Detroit. (more…)
Edmonton: Derek van Diest writes in the Edmonton Sun about Patrick Thoresen’s call up to the big club. (more…)
Florida: Alan Tays of the Palm Beach Post talks about the offensive struggles from Nathan Horton. (more…)
Los Angeles: Jason LaBarbera is day-to-day with a rib injury.
Minnesota: Subtle roster changes have created chemistry in the Wild lineup, writes John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (more…)
Montreal: Cristobal Huet pulled his groin, so Carey Price will assume the starting job Tuesday against Detroit… Cedrick Desjardins was re-assigned to Hamilton and Jaroslav Halak was recalled. (more…)
Nashville: Scott Nichol has been suspended five games for his cross-check to the face of Patrice Brisebois. (more…)
New York Rangers: Matt Zaba was re-assigned to Charlotte of the East Coast League.
Ottawa: Ray Emery will start Tuesday in Tampa Bay after Martin Gerber was pulled from Saturday’s loss.
Philadelphia: Riley Cote was handed a three-game suspension for his hit on Matt Niskanen Saturday. The team was also warned.
Pittsburgh: Maxime Talbot returned after missing five games with a sprained ankle.
Tampa Bay: Craig MacDonald is day-to-day with personal reasons and Radek Smolenak was re-assigned to Norfolk… The Lightning need to search for more secondary scoring, writes Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune. (more…)
Washington: Tarik El-Bashir writes in the Washington Post about the special teams success since Bruce Boudreau took over behind the bench. (more…)
What’s on tap…
Detroit at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.
Nashville at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.