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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 7

Yesterday’s Action…

Los Angeles 8, Buffalo 2 (story/highlights)
– Dustin Brown scored twice and Anze Kopitar had four assists.

Pittsburgh 3, Calgary 2 (SO) (story/highlights)
– Ryan Malone tied it late and Kris Letang scored the shootout winner.

Toronto 6, New York Rangers 2
(story/highlights)
– Nik Antropov recorded a hat trick.

Vancouver 5, Nashville 2 (story/highlights)
– Daniel Sedin scored twice in the third period to lift Vancouver to a victory.

Tampa Bay 2, Carolina 1 (story/highlights)
– Vinny Lecavalier had two points and Johan Holmqvist stopped 23 shots.

Montreal 4, Boston 2
(story/highlights)
– Chris Higgins had a goal and two assists.

News and Views…

Atlanta: Craig Custance of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution writes that acquiring Mathieu Schneider would be a good move for the Thrashers. (more…)

Boston: Alex Auld was acquired from Phoenix in a trade and added to the pro roster.

Chicago: David Bolland was recalled from Rockford… Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune discusses the wall rookie Patrick Kane has hit. (more…)

Edmonton: Liam Reddox was recalled from Springfield… Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun questions the determination and dedication of Dustin Penner. (more…)

Florida: Tanner Glass was recalled from Rochester.

Minnesota:
Nick Schultz is day-to-day with an injury to his throat.

Montreal:
Guy Carbonneau sent Michael Ryder a message by benching him Thursday night writes Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette. (more…)

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Pittsburgh: Mark Recchi was assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

St. Louis:
Recalled Marek Schwarz from Peoria.

Tampa Bay:
Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune writes that a group that included Phil Esposito were putting together a bid to purchase the franchise. (more…)

Toronto: Darcy Tucker is day-to-day with a back injury… Pavel Kubina returned to the lineup after missing 10 games with a knew injury.

Vancouver:
Brendan Morrison doesn’t recall Marc Crawford calling for revenge on Steve Moore, writes Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun. (more…)

What’s on tap…

Washington at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.
St. Louis at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.
San Jose at Phoenix, 9:00 p.m.

The Hockey News Daily Dish, a roundup of all the previous day’s news, appears each morning only on THN.com.