The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 1

Yesterday’s Action…

Edmonton 2, Columbus 4
– Rick Nash scored a hat trick and Jiri Novotny had two points.

Vancouver 1, Calgary 2 (story/highlights)
– Kristian Huselius scored the game-winner late in the third period.

St. Louis 2, Detroit 0
– Erik Johnson and Lee Stempniak scored for St. Louis and Manny Legace made 31 saves.

San Jose 3, Minnesota 2 (story/highlights)
– Joe Thornton had two assists and Jonathan Cheechoo scored the game-winner.

Atlanta 2, Boston 5 (story/highlights)
– The Bruins came back from a 2-0 deficit and Tim Thomas stopped 28 shots.

New York Islanders 4, Carolina 1
– Marc-Andre Bergeron scored twice and Wade Dubielewicz made 28 shots.

Colorado 3, Phoenix 4 (SO)
– Radim Vrbata scored two goals and scored the shootout-winner.

Nashville 1, Dallas 0
– J-P Dumont scored the only goal of the game and Dan Ellis made 22 saves.

News and Views…

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Calgary: Assigned Kevin Lalande to Las Vegas.

Carolina: Matt Cullen returned to the lineup after missing two games with a broken nose.

Colorado: Mitch Love was re-assigned to Johnstown.

Dallas: Mattias Norstrom returned after missing three games with a knee injury.

Edmonton: Joni Pitkanen is day-to-day with a back injury… Assigned Jeff Deslauriers to Springfield.

Los Angeles:
Wayne Simmonds signed a three-year entry level contract.

New York Islanders: Mike Sillinger is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Ottawa: Recalled Cody Bass from Binghamton.

Philadelphia: Stefan Ruzicka and Ryan Potulny were assigned to the Phantoms.

St. Louis: Martin Rucinsky is out indefinitely with a separated shoulder.

Tampa Bay:
Re-assigned Ryan Munce to Mississippi.

What’s on tap…

Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 1:00 p.m.
Ottawa at Washington, 4:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

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