Chicago 2, Calgary 1 (story)
– Nikolai Khabibulin made 30 saves and Patrick Sharp scored his fifth shorthanded goal of the season.
News and Views…
Boston– Fluto Shinzawa writes that the Bruins are staying optimistic about Manny Fernandez even though he will be out for the weekend…Recalled Matt Hunwick from Providence. (more…)
Buffalo– Drew Stafford injured his shoulder Wednesday against Ottawa and will miss this weekend’s home-and-home series with Montreal as reported by John Vogl. (more…)
Calgary– In George Johnson’s Calgary Herald column he writes about the resurgance of the Blackhawks with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane…Recalled Dustin Boyd from Quad City. (more…)
Chicago– David Koci and Andrei Zyuzin both returned after missing 10 games due to injury.
Detroit– Mikael Samuelsson needs to shoot more to find the back of the net writes Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News. (more…)
Edmonton– Fernando Pisani participated in his first full practice with the Oilers this season…Joni Pitkanen returned to the lineup after missing 13 games with a knee injury. (more…)
Minnesota– Claimed Todd Fedoruk off re-entry waivers from the Dallas Stars. (more…)
Montreal– Pat Hickey writes that at home or on the road, Carey Price keeps a level head as he prepares to play the Sabres in Buffalo Friday night…Hall of Famer Tom Johnson passed away at the age of 79. He won six Stanley Cups as a player with the Canadiens…Nolan Schaefer was recalled from Houston…Josh Harding is out indefinitely with a head injury. (more…)
New York Islanders– Neil Best discusses the arrival of NHL Network in the U.S. and how well it bodes for fans in the New York area. (more…)
New York Rangers– Larry Brooks writes in the New York Post that the Rangers shouldn’t even consider starting the NHL season in Prague…Assigned Matt Zaba to Hartford. (more…)
Ottawa– Daniel Alfredsson pulled his groin Thursday against Pittsburgh and wasn’t available for the shootout. Patrick Eaves is out indefintely with a shoulder seperation…Alexander Nikulin made his NHL debut after being called up from Binghamton.
Philadelphia– Demoted Jesse Boulerice to the Phantoms.
Phoenix– Jim Gintonio talks about Daniel Winnik coming back from a foot injury and playing at a higher level, in the Arizona Republic. (more…)
Toronto– In the Toronto Star, Mark Zwolinski explains the Leafs escape to a private box to take in a Dallas Cowboys football game is good for the group. (more…)
Washington– Fired head coach Glen Hanlon and replaced him with Bruce Boudreau from their American League affiliate. (more…)
What’s on tap…
N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 12:00 p.m.
Washington at Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m.
Columbus at Minnesota, 2:00 p.m.
Phoenix at Anaheim, 4:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Montreal at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.
Toronto at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
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