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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 18

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Yesterday’s Action…

Montreal 3, Atlanta 2 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Andrei Kostitsyn had the shootout-winner and Cristobal Huet made 22 saves.

Toronto 3, Boston 2 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Tomas Kaberle had two assists, Alex Steen scored the shootout-winner and Vesa Toskala made 29 saves.

Edmonton 4, Washington 5 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Alex Ovechkin had two points and Matt Bradley scored the shootout-winner in the 12th round of shooters.

Vancouver 2, Detroit 3 (SO)

- Dan Cleary had two goals and Henrik Zetterberg won it in the shootout.

Carolina 1, Ottawa 5 (story/highlights)

- Antoine Vermette had two goals and Martin Gerber made 36 saves.

Anaheim 2, Nashville 1

- Corey Perry scored the game-winner and J-S Giguere made 33 saves.

Columbus 4, Phoenix 3 (story/highlights)

- Rick Nash had three points and Pascal Leclaire made 32 saves.

Dallas 4, San Jose 2

- Mike Modano had two goals and Marty Turco made 28 saves.

News and Views…

IIHF, NHL and NHLPA will raise age limit to allow European players to return to their club teams. (more...)

Rob Ramage was sentenced to four years in jail for his role in a fatal crash. He will appeal. (more...)

Anaheim: Rob Niedermayer returned after missing one game with a groin injury.

Boston: Peter Schaefer is day-to-day with the flu.

Calgary: Sent Curtis McElhinney to Quad City and finalized a deal with Curtis Joseph.

Carolina: Bret Hedican, Scott Walker and Matt Cullen all returned from injury.

Chicago: Acquired Craig Adams from the Hurricanes… Agreed to a four-year $15.6 million salary with Patrick Sharp. (more...)

Colorado: Recalled T.J. Hensick… Paul Stastny will be out until early February with appendicitis. (more...)

Dallas: John Lammers was re-assigned to Iowa.

Detroit: Derek Meech was recalled from Grand Rapids.

Edmonton: Matt Greene returned from an ankle injury and was assigned to Springfield.

Ottawa: Daniel Alfredsson left Thursday’s game against Carolina with a hip flexor injury. (more...)

Phoenix: Radim Vrbata and Steve Reinprecht are day-to-day with injuries.

Pittsburgh: Mike Prisuta of the Pittsburgh Tribune talks about the mean streak the Pens are on. (more...)

Tampa Bay: Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Tribune talks about the current slump Vincent Lecavalier is in. (more...)

Alex Steen returned after missing a game with the flu… Mark Bell will miss eight weeks after undergoing surgery. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Florida at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.

Edmonton at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.

Atlanta at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.

Chicago at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.

Los Angeles at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.

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