The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 14

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Yesterday’s Action…

Philadelphia 6, Washington 4 (story/highlights)
– Mike Knuble had three goals and Kimmo Timonen had three points.

Colorado 4, Florida 3 (SO)
– Andrew Brunette had two goals and Milan Hejduk scored the shootout-winner.

Vancouver 4, St. Louis 3 (SO)
– The Sedin twins combined for five points and Alex Edler scored the shootout-winner.

Phoenix 1, Minnesota 4
– Marion Gaborik and Pavol Demitra each had two points and Josh Harding made 26 saves.

New York Islanders 3, Ottawa 1
– Marc-Andre Bergeron had two goals and Rick DiPietro made 31 saves.

Calgary 1, Edmonton 2
– Shawn Horcoff had two points and Mathieu Garon made 27 saves.

San Jose 3, Anaheim 4 (OT)
– Todd Bertuzzi had two points and Francois Beauchemin scored the overtime-winner.

Chicago 3, Nashville 2 (SO)
– Patrick Sharp had a goal and the shootout-winner, while Patrick Lalime stopped 35 shots.

News and Views…

The IIHF has announced the formation of a new 12-team European Champions Hockey League. (more…)

Anaheim: Brad May returned from a broken foot, but George Parros is day-to-day with a knee injury.

Boston: The Bruins love the game Milan Lucic brings, writes Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald. (more…)

Calgary: Miikka Kiprusoff could use a go-to veteran backup, writes Jean Lefebvre of the Calgary Herald. (more…)

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Carolina: Tim Conboy, Brandon Nolan and Keith Aucoin were assigned to Albany.

Edmonton: Joni Pitkanen returned to the lineup after suffering the flu.

Los Angeles:
Vladimir Dravecky and Petr Kanko were assigned to Reading of the ECHL, while Ned Lukacevic was assigned to Manchester… The sophomore jinx does not apply to all-star Anze Kopitar, writes Dan Arrit of the Los Angeles Times. (more…)

Minnesota: Sean Hill is day-to-day with a sprained ankle.

New York Islanders:
Brendan Witt is day-to day… Miroslav Satan returned after suffering a minor knee injury… Jeff Tambellini was recalled from Bridgeport.

Ottawa: Jason Spezza left Sunday’s game… Dany Heatley will miss 4-6 weeks with a separated shoulder.

Philadelphia: Head coach John Stevens insists there isn’t a goalie controversy, just a luxury of being able to choose between two, writes Ray Parrillo of the Philadelphia Inquirer. (more…)

San Jose: Kyle McLaren is day-to-day with a knee injury… Rob Davison and Alexei Semenov returned to the lineup.

Toronto: The ones who call the shots in Leaf land need to act now, writes Damien Cox of the Toronto Star. (more…)

Vancouver: Daniel Rahimi and Mason Raymond were assigned to Manitoba.

Chris Clark and Tom Poti returned to the lineup.

What’s on tap…

N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m.

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