The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 4

Yesterday’s Action…

Florida 4, New York Islanders 3 (OT) (story/highlights)
– Nathan Horton had two goal and an assist and Jassen Cullimore scored the overtime-winner.

Washington 0, Boston 2 (story/highlights)
– Zdeno Chara and Glen Metropolit each had two points and Tim Thomas had a 31-save shutout.

Tampa Bay 3, Montreal 6
– Chris Higgins and Michael Ryder each had three-point nights.

Toronto 2, Pittsburgh 6 (story/highlights)
– Evgeni Malkin had a hat trick and Sidney Crosby had two assists.

Edmonton 2, Nashville 5 (story/highlights)
– Alexander Radulov had two goals and Dan Ellis made 26 saves.

Dallas 3, Minnesota 6 (story/highlights)
– Marion Gaborik and Pierre-Marc Bouchard had three points.

Chicago 2, Phoenix 4 (story/highlights)
– Radim Vrbata and Derek Morris each had two-point nights.

New York Rangers 0, Vancouver 3 (story/highlights)
– Roberto Luongo earned a 28-save shutout.

Columbus 4, Los Angeles 3 (story/highlights)
– Michael Peca had two goals in his return and Sergei Fedorov had two points.

Calgary 3, San Jose 2 (OT) (story/highlights)
– Jarome Iginla scored twice, including the game-winner and Miikka Kiprusoff made 34 saves.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Drew Miller was assigned to Portland.

Atlanta: Kevin Doell was recalled from Chicago.

Matt Hunwick was sent to Providence.

Placed John Grahame on waivers… Recalled Keith Aucoin, Brandon Nolan and Michael Leighton… Scott Walker is day-to-day with a knee injury.

Chicago: Assigned Sergei Samsonov to Rockford… Jonathan Toews will miss four weeks with a sprained knee.

Ryan Smyth will miss eight weeks with a fractured right ankle.

Columbus: Michael Peca returned to the lineup after missing five games.

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Detroit: Assigned Derek Meech to Grand Rapids.

Edmonton: Sheldon Souray is day-to-day with a shoulder injury… Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun talks about the resignation of Cal Nichols as governor of the team. (more…)

Florida: Assigned Martin Lojek to Rochester and recalled Anthony Stewart.

Minnesota: The Wild’s weak penalty-killing and focus scoring has hurt the team, writes John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (more…)

Montreal: Saku Koivu returned to the lineup after missing a game with a virus.

Nashville: Ryan Suter and David Legwand returned to the lineup… Josh Langfeld was assigned to Milwaukee.

New York Islanders: Mike Sillinger and Rick DiPietro both returned to the lineup.

New York Rangers: Petr Prucha returned after missing two games… Brendan Shanahan is day-to-day with a neck injury.

Ottawa: Assigned Nick Foligno to Binghamton.

Placed Rory Fitzpatrick and Jim Dowd on waivers… Recalled Stefan Ruzicka… Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer talks about the special 22-year-old Mike Richards. (more…)

Shane Doan is day-to-day with a hand injury… Craig Weller returned after missing time with a concussion.

St. Louis:
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that prospect T.J. Oshie was arrested for disorderly conduct and suspended by the University of North Dakota. (more…)

Tom Poti and Alexander Semin are both day-to-day.

What’s on tap…

Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Ottawa at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.

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