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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 25

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Yesterday’s Action…

Montreal 4, New Jersey 3 (story/highlights)

- Brian Smolinski scored twice and Saku Koivu had two points.

New York Islanders 1, Boston 4 (story/highlights)

- Marc Savard had a goal and an assist while Tim Thomas made 28 saves.

Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 4 (story/highlights)

- Mike Knuble scored the game-winner and Martin Biron made 21 saves.

Toronto 1, Washington 2

- Alex Ovechkin had two assists and Brent Johnson made 31 saves.

Edmonton 4, Florida 3 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Jarret Stoll scored twice and Shawn Horcoff won it in the shootout.

Ottawa 8, Tampa Bay 4 (story/highlights)

- Daniel Alfredsson had a hat trick and seven points and Jason Spezza scored two.

Atlanta 1, New York Rangers 2 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Brendan Shanahan scored the shootout-winner and Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves.

Columbus 1, Chicago 0 (story/highlights)

- Jared Boll scored the only goal and Pascal Leclaire stopped 30 shots for his eighth shutout.

Buffalo 2, Dallas 1 (story/highlights)

- Derek Roy scored two and Ryan Miller made 25 saves.

Minnesota 3, Colorado 2 (story/highlights)

- Pavol Demitra had two points and Niklas Backstrom made 28 saves.

Nashville 3, Phoenix 4 (OT)

- Radim Vrbata had a hat trick and assisted on the overtime-winner.

Anaheim 1, Los Angeles 3 (story/highlights)

- Teddy Purcell got his first NHL point and Jason LaBarbera made 31 saves.

St. Louis 1, San Jose 4 (story/highlights)

- Jonathan Cheechoo had two goals and Milan Michalek had three points.

News and Views…

Gary Bettman interviewed Paul Kelly on his XM radio show and it all went very well. (more...)

Anaheim: George Parros returned from a bruised right knee.

Chicago: Ben Eager returned form a mild concussion that had him out for 14 games.

Dallas: Jussi Jokinen returned after missing 13 games with a knee injury.

Detroit: The Wings are one of a few teams after Swedish stars Fabian Brunnstrom, writes Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News. (more...)

Los Angeles: Coach Marc Crawford realy believes Teddy Purcell is a great addition, writes Eric Stephens in the Los Angeles Times. (more...)

New York Rangers: Larry Brooks of the New York Post talks about the retiring of Brian Leetch’s No. 2. (more...)

Phoenix: Daniel Carcillo returned from a sprained knee and was sent to San Antonio.

Pittsburgh: Colby Armstrong returned after missing one game with a hip injury.

St. Louis: Ryan Johnson returned from a minor foot injury.

Tampa Bay: Dan Boyle came back into the lineup after missing 36 games with a wrist injury.

Toronto: Alexei Ponikarovsky will miss six weeks with a shoulder injury… The Leafs called up Darryl Boyce from the Marlies.

Nathan McIver and Jason Jaffray were assigned to Manitoba.

Washington: Donald Brashear re-signed with the Caps for one year.

What’s on tap…

*All-Star Break*

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