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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 16

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Yesterday’s Action…

Ottawa 2, Washington 4 (story/highlights)

- Alexander Semin scored twice and Brent Johnson made 26 saves.

Montreal 3, New York Islanders 1 (story/highlights)

- Tomas Plekanec scored twice and Cristobal Huet made 17 saves.

Vancouver 2, Columbus 3 (story/highlights)

- Nikolai Zherdev had two points and Pascal Leclaire made 25 saves.

Colorado 3, Tampa Bay 0 (story/highlights)

- Andrew Brunette had two assists and Jose Theodore stopped all 32 shots.

Carolina 4, Toronto 5 (story/highlights)

- Jason Blake and Ian White both had two points.

Atlanta 5, Detroit 1

- Marian Hossa had a hat trick and Kari Lehtonen made 46 saves.

Calgary 0, Nashville 3 (story/highlights)

- Martin Erat scored the eventual game-winner and Chris Mason made 22 saves.

Los Angeles 3, Edmonton 1 (story/highlights)

- Anze Kopitar and Rob Blake each had two assists and Jason LaBarbera made 32 saves.

San Jose 3, Phoenix 5 (story/highlights)

- Ed Jovanovski had four points, while Peter Mueller and Shane Doan each had three.

Dallas 2, Anaheim 4 (story/highlights)

- Scott Niedermayer had a goal and two assists, while J-S Giguere made 22 saves.

News and Views…

The YounStars lineups were announced for the All-Star Game. (more...)

Peter Forsberg is still thinking about a comeback and will try to play for Sweden’s national team as preparation. (more...)

Anaheim: Teemu Selanne has given a two week timetable as to when he’ll make a decision on whether or not he will come back, writes J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News. (more...)

Atlanta: Eric Perrin returned to the lineup… The Thrashers have to be wary of signing Marian Hossa, who hasn’t produced as much this year, writes Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. (more...)

Buffalo: GM Darcy Regier doesn’t want to trade Brian Campbell, but will keep his options open, writes Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News. (more...)

Calgary: David Moss and Adrian Aucoin returned for the Flames.

Carolina: Ray Whitney, Glen Wesley, Trevor Letowski and Wade Brookbank all came back from the flu.

Chicago: Will start Patrick Lalime as long as he keeps winning, writes Lacy J. Banks of the Chicago Sun-Times. (more...)

Columbus: Curtis Glencross and Sergei Fedorov returned… Joakim Lindstrom was assigned to Syracuse… Nikolai Zherdev made a key blocked shot in the final minute of Tuesday’s game that impressed his mates, writes Tom Reed of the Columbus Post-Dispatch. (more...)

Dallas: Sergei Zubov returned to the lineup… Acquired Dan Jancevski from the Lightning for Junior Lessard.

Florida: David Booth has given the Panthers an unexpected boost and is becoming a fan favorite, writes Pete Pelegrin of the Miami Herald. (more...)

Minnesota: The Wild’s home sellout streak will hit 300 in their next game, writes Bruce Brothers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (more...)

Nashville: Shea Weber returned from a leg injury.

New York Rangers: Larry Brooks of the New York Post writes head coach Tom Renney needs to play tough with his struggling team. (more...)

Ottawa: Patrick Eaves returned to the lineup... Called up Ilya Zubov from Binghamton to play in his first NHL game.

Tampa Bay: Acquired Junior Lessard from Dallas.

Toronto: Alex Steen is day-to-day with the flu… Cliff Fletcher won’t return as GM of the Leafs unless there is a chance at full-time employment, write Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail. (more...)

Washington: Michael Nylander is out for the season for shoulder surgery. (more...)

What’s on tap…

N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.

Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.

Florida at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.

Calgary at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.

St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m

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