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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 1

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The puck that Paul Henderson flipped past Vladislav Tretiak may, or may not, have been found. Ken Vivian from Fenelon Falls, Ont. believes he has the most famous slab of rubber not in the Hockey Hall of Fame. (more...)

After allowing a goal on his very first shot, former NHL goaltender Ed Belfour stopped 16 of 17 to lead Leksand to a 4-1 win over Sundsvall in the Swedish First Division. (more...)


Buffalo: Awarded defenseman Toni Lydman the captaincy for the month of November…Defenseman Jaroslav Spacek, who has missed five games with a shoulder injury, is expected back in the lineup for tonight’s game against Boston.

Montreal: After being called out by Quebec lawyer Guy Bertrand for introducing the Canadiens lineup on opening night in English only captain Saku Koivu, whose wife speaks French, defended himself and said politics and sports don’t mix. (more...)

Ottawa: Jason Spezza will likely miss tonight’s game against Atlanta after sustaining a slight groin pull in Tuesday’s skate…Dean McAmmond will return (more...)...Randy Robitaille will center the No. 1 line...Brian McGrattan will be a healthy scratch.

Toronto: It was a scary Halloween for the Maple Leafs, who were skated through a very physically demanding practice by head coach Paul Maurice following their 7-1 loss to Washington Monday. (more...)


New Jersey: Jay Pandolfo scored a hat trick to lead New Jersey over Tampa Bay 6-1 Wednesday night…After opening the Prudential Center with a crowd of 17,625 Saturday, the crowd for Game 2 was 13,218. (watch highlights...)

Philadelphia: Defenseman Derian Hatcher will undergo surgery to repair cartilage damage in his knee and will miss two to four weeks…Nate Guenin has been called up from the AHL’s Phantoms to fill Hatcher’s spot. (more...)

Pittsburgh: Placed right winger Georges Laraque on the injured reserve because of a groin injury.


Carolina: Defenseman Niclas Wallin, who missed two games because of a groin injury, returned to the lineup in Wednesday’s loss to Florida. (more...)

Florida: Tomas Vokoun stopped 28 shots and the Panthers scored three goals in the final six minutes to topple the Hurricanes 4-2 Wednesday night. (watch highlights...)

Tampa Bay: With last night’s loss to New Jersey, the Lightning have now lost all five road games they’ve played so far. (more...)


Chicago: Jason Williams’ second goal with 20.4 seconds left helped ensure a 5-4 win over Dallas Wednesday night…Sergei Samsonov was a healthy scratch for the second game in a row. (watch highlights...)

Columbus: Jason Chimera notched two goals and Pascal Leclaire kicked aside 33 shots as Columbus beat Los Angeles 4-1…Fredrick Modin, who missed six games with a groin injury, returned to the lineup and placed on the first line; Sergei Federov was moved to the fourth line. (watch highlights...)

Nashville: Owner Craig Leipold decided to give more time to the local investors group trying to purchase the team. He did not disclose how much more time he is giving them to finish the deal (more...).


Dallas: Mike Modano was originally credited with an assist Wednesday night, which would have tied him with Phil Housley for most points all-time by an American-born player. After the game it was ruled Modano didn’t touch the puck and the point was discredited. (more...)

Los Angeles: Despite a loss on Wednesday night, goaltender Jason LaBarbera finished with 32 saves and the penalty kill was a perfect 5-for-5 against a hot Columbus power play. (more...)


Edmonton: After leaving Tuesday’s game with an ankle injury, defenseman Matt Greene will need surgery and will miss up to three months after a break was discovered.

On Tap Tonight…

Buffalo at Boston, 7:00 p.m.

Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.

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

Philadelphia at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.

Detroit at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.

Nashville at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.

Columbus at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.

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