The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 5

In response to the shifting market, Sher-Wood will stop making wooden sticks in Quebec and will focus on composite production. According to a survey conducted by The Hockey News recently, only 17 players (2.6 percent) of the NHL’s skaters still shoot au-naturel (more…).


Boston: Chuck Kobasew scored Boston’s lone goal last night and has recorded three tallies in his last two games…Recalled Petteri Nokelainen from Providence of the AHL and demoted David Krejci to free up roster space. (more…)

Ottawa: Antoine Vermette and Daniel Alfredsson scored in the shootout, while Martin Gerber stopped 21, as Ottawa beat Boston 2-1 in a shootout Sunday (watch highlights)…Jason Spezza will sit out Monday’s game against Toronto as he continues to nurse a groin injury.


New York Rangers: Loaned defenseman Darius Kasparaitis to SKA St. Petersburg of the Russian Super League Saturday after starting the season in the AHL. (more…)

New York Islanders: It is believed that Rick DiPietro’s eye injury suffered on Saturday is not severe. The franchise goaltender, in the second season of a 15-year contract, will be re-evaluated Monday.

Pittsburgh: Darryl Sydor will likely play the point on Pittsburgh’s top power play unit again tonight, but Ryan Whitney is expected back in the lineup for Wednesday’s game against Philadelphia.


Chicago: After allowing three goals on six first period shots, goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin was replaced by Patrick Lalime in the second period of Sunday’s loss against Nashville…Left winger Sergei Samsonov was a healthy scratch for the fourth straight game. (more…)

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Columbus: Pascal Leclaire earned his league-best fifth shutout of the season and the Blue Jackets beat St. Louis 3-0 Sunday…Adam Foote and Manny Malholtra had two points each. (highlights)

Nashville: Won their third road game in a row with a 5-2 win over the Blackhawks Sunday…Chris Mason stopped 30 shots for the win. (highlights)

St. Louis: Sunday’s loss against Columbus marked the first time this year the Blues had been defeated in consecutive games. (more…)


Edmonton: Recalled defenseman Bryan Young from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. He has one point and 12 penalty minutes in 12 games for the Falcons this season. (more…)

Minnesota: After a slow start, Marion Gaborik has five points over the last two games entering tonight’s matchup with Edmonton.

On Tap Tonight…

    Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
    Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
    Washington at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
    Buffalo at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
    Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
    Edmonton at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.
    Calgary at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.
    Dallas at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.

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