Boston: Peter Schaefer had a three-point night as the Bruins beat their division rivals from Toronto 5-2 Thursday…GM Peter Chiarelli told Toronto radio station’s the Fan590’s morning show Thursday that Patrice Bergeron may be out for the season…Called up Tuukka Rask from Providence to backup Tim Thomas. (watch highlights…)
Buffalo: GM Darcy Regier voiced his concerns over the increase of low-scoring affairs in the NHL. (more…)
Montreal: Guy Carbonneau will put Tom Kostopoulos on the first line with Koivu and Higgins, while Michael Ryder will play with Steve Begin and Brian Smolinski in Saturday’s game against Buffalo. (more…)
Ottawa: Daniel Alfredsson scored two goals in his 800th NHL game to lift the Sens over the Sabres 3-2 Thursday. (highlights…)
Toronto: Andrew Raycroft got the call in Thursday night’s loss. (more…)
New York Rangers: Scott Gomez and Sean Avery each had two assists and Brendan Shanahan scored the only shootout goal as the Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-3. (highlights…)
Philadelphia: Denis Tolpeko scored his first NHL goal Thursday…Simon Gagne rode a stationary bike for 12 minutes, but missed his fourth consecutive game. (more…)
Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby extended his point-scoring streak to 18 games and Malkin extended his to 12 as the Penguins defeated the Islanders 3-2. Marc-Andre Fleury started in goal for the Pens…Mark Recchi and Darryl Sydor were both healthy scratches Thursday. (highlights…)
Florida: Richard Zednik and Kamil Kreps each scored and Tomas Vokoun turned aside 26 as the Panthers beat the Caps 2-1 Thursday…Cory Murphy missed last night’s game after suffering a bruised shoulder against Atlanta Tuesday. Brett McLean also missed the game because of a broken hand…Bryan Allen returned to the lineup after missing four games with a concussion. (highlights…)
Washington: Captain Chris Clark returned after missing eight games because of a severe ear laceration. (more..)
Chicago: Brent Sopel missed his second game with the flu…Jonathan Toews scored his eighth goal Thursday to lead all rookies. (more…)
Columbus: Acquired Aaron Rome and Clay Wilson from Anaheim for Geoff Platt.
Nashville: Alexander Radulov had a three-point night and Martin Erat scored the overtime winner to beat the Hawks 5-4…David Legwand recorded his 300th career NHL point. (highlights…)
Anaheim: Corey Perry had two goals and an assist and Chris Kunitz added three assists of his own to lead the Ducks over the Kings 6-3 Thursday…Mathieu Schneider did not play because of a hip injury. (highlights…)
Los Angeles: The Kings received a rare bench-minor for a second faceoff violation Thursday. (more…)
Phoenix: The Coyotes have been outscored 15-1 by the Sharks over their last three losses and held a players’ only meeting after Thursday’s game. (more…)
San Jose: Joe Pavelski scored twice and Evgeni Nabokov made 15 saves for his second shutout over Phoenix in four days, 6-0 Thursday night…Patrick Marleau recorded his 500th career point and Jeremy Roenick scored his 501st goal to move him to within one of Joe Mullen for second on the American-born goal-scoring list. (highlights…)
Edmonton: Sheldon Souray will be out indefinitely with a shoulder injury…Recalled Liam Reddox from Springfield and sent down Jeff Deslauriers. (more…)
Minnesota: Marion Gaborik returned to the lineup with two points and Eric Belanger had four assists to help the Wild beat the Oilers 4-2 Thursday, despite being outshot 40-25…Goaltender Niklas Backstrom, who has struggled with a groin injury all season, was pulled to start the third period, but was credited with the win. (highlights…)
On tap tonight…
N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Atlanta at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Montreal at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Tampa Bay, 8:00 p.m.
Columbus at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.
Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.
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