N.Y. Islanders 3, Tampa Bay 2 (OT) (story/highlights)
– Rick DiPietro kept the Isles in it, stopping 32 before Mike Sillinger scored the overtime winner.
Anaheim 2, Nashville 4 (story/highlights)
– Jordin Tootoo recorded a “Gordie Howe hat trick” as the Preds snapped a two-game losing streak.
Pittsburgh 2, Vancouver 1 (SO) (story)
– Kris Letang scored the shootout-winner and Dany Sabourin made 35 saves.
Phoenix 4, Los Angeles 2 (story/highlights)
– Keith Ballard scored the winner and Shane Doan and Martin Hanzal had two-point nights.
Buffalo 7, San Jose 1 (story/highlights)
– Ryan Miller made 21 saves and the Sabres’ Tim Connolly scored the eventual winner shorthanded.
News and Views…
Anaheim: Ryan Dingle and Matt Christie were re-assigned to Portland.
Atlanta: Claimed Mark Recchi off waivers. (more…)
Boston: Aaron Ward returned after missing time with an ankle injury.
Calgary: Kevin Lalande was re-assigned to Quad City.
Columbus: Duvie Westcott was activiated after missing five games with a concussion.
Dallas: Junior Lessard was assigned to Iowa.
Edmonton: Assigned Liam Reddox to Springfield.
Los Angeles: Scott Thornton returned after missing seven games with a bruised sternum… Assigned Jon Klemm to Manchester.
Minnesota: Derek Boogaard returned after missing six games with back spasms.
Nashville: Vernon Fiddler returned to the lineup after missing time with a groin injury.
Phoenix: Brendan Bell was assigned to San Antonio.
San Jose: Jonathan Cheechoo left Saturday’s game with a groin injury and did not return.
Toronto: Darcy Tucker returned after missing a game with a back injury.
What’s on tap…
New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 5:00 p.m.
Carolina at Detroit, 5:00 p.m.
Calgary at Chicago, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis at Colorado, 8:00 p.m.
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