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Pittsburgh 2, Montreal 0 (story/highlights)
– Jeff Taffe scored and Dany Sabourin earned a 31-save shutout.
Chicago 2, Phoenix 1 (SO) (story/highlights)
– Patrick Kane and Martin Havlat scored in the shootout, while Patrick Lalime turned aside 38 shots.
Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 3 (story/highlights)
– Alex Frolov had two points and Jason LaBarbera made 43 saves.
Detroit 6, San Jose 3 (story/highlights)
– Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg both had three points and Dominik Hasek made 15 saves.
News and Views…
Anaheim: Since being granted a position switch by head coach Randy Carlyle, Todd Bertuzzi has been on fire, writes Eric Stephens of the Los Angeles Times. (more…)
Atlanta: Joel Kwiatkowski was recalled from Chicago.
Calgary: Owen Nolan is day-to-day with a neck injury.
Columbus: Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and Fredrik Modin returned from injuries… Duvie Westcott was assigned to Syracuse.
Dallas: Sergei Zubov is day-to-day with a foot injury… Re-assigned Aaron Gagnon to Iowa.
Edmonton: Recalled Matt Greene from Springfield.
Los Angeles: Kevin Dallman returned after missing time with a broken foot.
New York Islanders: Chris Campoli is day-to-day with a shoulder injury… Recalled Aaron Johnson from Bridgeport.
Ottawa: Daniel Alfredsson is day-to-day with a hip flexor.
Phoenix: Steve Reinprecht returned after missing a game with a neck injury.
Pittsburgh: Erik Christensen returned from the flu.
Toronto: Is the recent Maple Leafs streak the players attempt to save John Ferguson’s job, wonders Damien Cox of the Toronto Star. (more…)
Vancouver: Mattias Ohlund returned after missing 19 games with back spasms.
What’s on tap…
Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 1:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Dallas, 1:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Atlanta, 2:00 p.m.
Toronto at New Jersey, 5:00 p.m.
Ottawa at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.
Columbus at Colorado, 8:00 p.m.
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