Buffalo 3, Montreal 0 (story/highlights)
– Jocelyn Thibault made 24 saves to shutout his former team.
Boston 1, N.Y. Islanders 2 (story/highlights)
– Rick DiPietro stopped 20 and Richard Park scored the game-winner.
Carolina 2, Washington 5 (story/highlights)
– Michael Nylander had three points and Alex Ovechkin scored twice.
Detroit 2, Columbus 3 (SO) (story/highlights)
– Nikolai Zherdev scored in regulation and added the shootout winner.
Atlanta 0, Pittsburgh 5 (story/highlights)
– Sergei Gonchar had three assists and Marc-Andre Fleury had a 28-save shutout.
New Jersey 3, Tampa Bay 2 (story/highlights)
– Brian Gionta scored twice in the second period and Martin Brodeur stopped 34 shots.
News and Views…
Boston: Milan Lucic is day-to-day with a head injury… Assigned Nathan Saunders to Providence.
Buffalo: Dick Tarnstrom left Saturday’s game and did not return after being hit by Dustin Byfuglien.
Calgary: Kevin Lalande re-assigned to Las Vegas of the East Coast League.
Carolina: Mike Commodore is day-to-day with a broken finger… Daniel Manzato assigned to Albany.
Chicago: Tuomo Ruutu is day-to-day with flu symptoms.
Dallas: Joel Lundqvist and Brad Winchester re-called from Iowa and Aaron Gagnon was assigned to the American League team.
Detroit: Matt Ellis had headaches and is day-to-day.
Los Angeles: Kyle Calder and Raitis Ivanans returned to the lineup… Alexander Frolov and Scott Thornton are listed as day-today.
New York Rangers: Assigned Ivan Baranka to Hartford.
Ottawa: Randy Robitaille returned after missing two games with a hand injury.
San Jose: Craig Rivet and Milan Michalek both returned from their injuries.
Tampa Bay: Filip Kuba is day-to-day with an abdominal strain.
Vancouver: Assigned Luc Bourdon to Manitoba.
What’s on tap…
Dallas at N.Y. Rangers, 1:00 p.m.
Calgary at St. Louis, 6:00 p.m.
Los Angeles at Anaheim, 8:00 p.m.
Chicago at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.
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