The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 11

Yesterday’s Action…

Florida 3, Atlanta 2 (SO)
– Olli Jokinen scored the shootout-winner and Tomas Vokoun made 26 saves.

New Jersey 4, Carolina (story/highlights)
– Jaime Langenbrunner had two assists and Martin Brodeur made 20 saves.

Philadelphia 6, New York Rangers 2
– Scott Hartnell had a hat trick and Antero Niittymaki had 39 saves.

Montreal 5, Boston 2 (story/highlights)
– Mathieu Dandenault had two goals and Cristobal Huet made 23 saves.

Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 1
– Jordan Staal had two goals, Petr Sykora had three assists and Ty Conklin made 35 saves to go to 9-0.

Buffalo 2, Ottawa 3 (SO)
– Dean McAmmond scored the shootout-winner and Martin Gerber made 22 saves.

Minnesota 6, Detroit 5 (SO) (story/highlights)
– Mark Parrish had two assists and Marion Gaborik scored the shootout-winner.

Dallas 2, St. Louis 4
– Brad Boyes had two goals and Manny Legace made 25 saves.

Phoenix 2, Edmonton 5 (story/highlights)
– Shawn Horcoff had two assists and Mathieu Garon made 29 saves.

Vancouver 1, San Jose 3
– Joe Thornton had three assists and Evgeni Nabokov made 20 saves.

Toronto 2, Los Angeles 5
– Dustin Brown scored two goals and Jason LaBarbera made 48 saves.

News and Views…

Boston: Tuukka Rask was assigned to Providence… Aaron Ward returned to the lineup.

Buffalo: Dan Paille returned to the lineup, but Tim Connolly is day-to-day with a groin injury.

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Carolina: Trevor Letowski and Wade Brookbank are day-to-day with the flu… Brandon Nolan and Keith Aucoin were recalled from Albany.

Chicago: Troy Brouwer was assigned to Rockford… Signed Brent Sopel to a three-year $7 million contract extension. (more…)

Columbus: Recalled former first-round pick Derick Brassard from Syracuse.

Edmonton: Geoff Sanderson and Joni Pitkanen are day-to-day with the flu.

Florida: Noah Welch is out for the year with a shoulder injury.

Los Angeles:
Jeff Cowan returned from a shoulder injury.

Team was sold to ex-Preds owner Craig Leipold. (more…)

Montreal: Bryan Smolinski returned from a knee injury.

Ottawa: Joe Corvo returned to the lineup.

Philadelphia: Jason Smith and Simon Gagne returned for the Flyers.

Pittsburgh: Tyler Kennedy and Erik Christensen are day-to-day with the flu… Maxime Talbot returned from an ankle injury.

St. Louis:
Mike Johnson is out for the season with a shoulder injury… Martin Rucinsky is out until mid-February with a separated shoulder.

Vancouver: Claimed Kris Beech off waivers from Columbus.

Washington: Assigned Brent Johnson to Hershey… Signed a 13-year US$124 million contract extension with Alex Ovechkin. (more…)

What’s on tap…

St. Louis at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.
Phoenix at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.

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