The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 9

The former “Next One” Eric Lindros officially retired as an NHL player Thursday. He also donated $5 million to the London Health Sciences Foundation. (more…)


Boston: In his first public statement since being hit by Philadelphia’s Randy Jones, Patrice Bergeron urged the NHL and its players to crack down on hitting from behind. (more…)

Montreal: The line of Alex Kovalev, Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Kostitsyn combined for six points and Carey Price stopped 28 shots to lead Montreal over Boston 2-1. (watch highlights)

Ottawa: Anton Volchenkov was hit in the leg with a shot and left Thursday night’s game, but isn’t expected to miss anymore time. (more…)

Toronto: Bryan McCabe and Darcy Tucker are expected back in the lineup for tonight’s game in Buffalo…Despite not winning a cup in four decades Toronto was listed as the most valuable NHL franchise by Forbes magazine at a whopping $413 million. (more…)


New Jersey: The Devils scored three first period goals – including two from Dainius Zubrus – while Rodney Pelley notched the first of his career as the Devils downed the Flyers 4-1. (highlights)

New York Rangers: Sean Avery had two points, Brandon Dubinsky scored his first NHL goal and the Rangers beat the Pens 4-2 Thursday. (highlights)

Philadelphia: Simon Gagne was scratched from Thursday’s game after complaining of dizziness and headaches…The Flyers mustered only 14 shots against the Devils. (more…)

Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby’s assist last night means he has scored a point in each game except opening night…Evgeni Malkin has earned points in 14 of 16 games. (more…)


Carolina: Cam Ward and Jeff Hamilton each played in their 100th NHL game in Thursday night’s loss. (more…)

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Tampa Bay: Shane O’Brien scored twice to lead Tampa Bay to their first road win, 5-1 over Carolina Thursday night. (highlights)

Washington: Nicklas Backstrom, the fourth overall pick in 2006, scored his first NHL goal and Viktor Kozlov recorded three points to lift Washington to a surprise victory over Ottawa 4-1. (highlights)


Anaheim: Scott Niedermayer skated last week, but reports say his mind is still not made up on whether or not he will return to the NHL. (more…)
Phoenix: Steve Reinprecht scored two goals and an assist as the Coyotes snapped a six-game home losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Stars Thursday night. (highlights)


Calgary: Rhett Warrener (throat ailment) missed his third game in a row Thursday night. (more…)

Colorado: Acquired Jason Bacashihua from St. Louis for a conditional 2008 seventh-round draft pick Thursday and assigned him to Lake Erie (AHL). (more…)

Minnesota: The Wild granted Wes Walz an indefinite leave of absence Thursday, but did not go into detail. (

Vancouver: The fourth line helped lift the Canucks over the Flames Thursday as Byron Ritchie and Alex Burrows scored 16 seconds apart in the 3-2 win…Roberto Luongo stopped 21 shots in the third period, preventing a collapse. (highlights)

On Tap Tonight…

    Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
    Atlanta at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
    Columbus at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
    St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
    Colorado at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.
    San Jose at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.

The Hockey News Daily Dish will return Monday, Nov. 12.