Brian Leetch and Cammi Granato were honored as recipients of the Lester Patrick Award for the outstanding contributions to hockey in the United States. Former New York Rangers public relations director and NHL executive John Halligan and writer/broadcaster Stan Fischler were also honored. (more…)
Former NHLer John LeClair is due in court next week to face a charge of drunken driving. The Pittsburgh Penguins released the 38-year-old in December. (more…)
Boston: Andrew Ference missed his second game because of an upper-body injury Wednesday night. (more…)
Buffalo: Clark MacArthur, called up from the AHL Tuesday, scored his first goal of the season to get the Sabres by Boston 2-1 in overtime, snapping a three game losing streak. (watch highlights)
Philadelphia: Joffrey Lupul and Jeff Carter scored two goals on Philly’s first three shots and the Flyers never looked back, beating their inter-state rivals for the first time in two years, 3-1 Wednesday night. (highlights)
Pittsburgh: Danny Sabourin got the start again, but allowed three goals on only 20 shots. (more…)
Florida: Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots and the penalty-killing unit killed off all six disadvantages in the first two periods in the Panthers’ loss Wednesday night. (more…)
Tampa Bay: Two early goals supported by 22 saves by Johan Holmqvist was enough for the Lightning to down the Panthers 3-1. The Lightning are now 6-1-1 at home compared to 0-7 on the road. (highlights)
Chicago: Scored four unanswered goals in the third period to launch themselves past the Blue Jackets 5-2 Wednesday…Sergei Samsonov has now been a healthy scratch for five games in a row. (highlights)
Columbus: Manny Malholtra played in his 500th NHL game Wednesday…Fredrick Modin and Duvie Westcott both sat out with injuries. (more…)
Detroit: Jiri Hudler had two points and Henrik Zetterberg has recorded a point in each of the first 15 games to set a new team record as the Red Wings beat Nashville 3-2 in a shootout Wednesday. (highlights)
Nashville: Despite a third period rally and 43 saves by Chris Mason the Preds couldn’t score in the shootout Wednesday night…Jason Arnott and David Legwand were placed on the all-star ballot…As first reported by thehockeynews.com Wednesday, a group of local investors looks poised to buy the Predators and keep them in town through at least the 2010-2011 season. (more…)
Anaheim: For the second game in a row head coach Randy Carlyle pulled his starting goalie to keep things from getting out of hand. Ilya Bryzgalov was yanked in the second period after allowing four goals on 18 shots. (more…)
Dallas: Mike Modano became the all-time leading scorer among Americans in NHL history Wednesday night. His two goals led the Stars over the Sharks 2-1 despite only managing 12 shots on net. (highlights)
Phoenix: Peter Mueller scored his first career hat trick and Shane Doan ended the game in overtime as the Coyotes beat the Ducks 6-5 Wednesday night. (highlights)
San Jose: Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff was a healthy scratch for the second straight game…Evgeni Nabokov stopped only nine of 12 shots in Wednesday’s loss. (more…)
Colorado: Ian Laperriere scored two goals and added an assist while Wojtek Wolski and Marek Svatos tallied shootout goals to lift the Avalanche 4-3 over the Oilers. (highlights)
Edmonton: A game after being yanked early, Dwayne Roloson turned aside 35 shots, but it wasn’t enough to get the win and the team has now lost four in a row. (more…)
On Tap Tonight…
Montreal at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Washington at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.
Dallas at Phoenix, 9:00 p.m.
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