Chicago 2, Calgary 1 (story)
- Nikolai Khabibulin made 30 saves and Patrick Sharp scored his fifth shorthanded goal of the season.
News and Views…
Boston- Fluto Shinzawa writes that the Bruins are staying optimistic about Manny Fernandez even though he will be out for the weekend…Recalled Matt Hunwick from Providence. (more...)
Buffalo- Drew Stafford injured his shoulder Wednesday against Ottawa and will miss this weekend’s home-and-home series with Montreal as reported by John Vogl. (more...)
Calgary- In George Johnson’s Calgary Herald column he writes about the resurgance of the Blackhawks with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane…Recalled Dustin Boyd from Quad City. (more...)
Chicago- David Koci and Andrei Zyuzin both returned after missing 10 games due to injury.
Detroit- Mikael Samuelsson needs to shoot more to find the back of the net writes Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News. (more...)
Edmonton- Fernando Pisani participated in his first full practice with the Oilers this season…Joni Pitkanen returned to the lineup after missing 13 games with a knee injury. (more...)
Minnesota- Claimed Todd Fedoruk off re-entry waivers from the Dallas Stars. (more...)
Montreal- Pat Hickey writes that at home or on the road, Carey Price keeps a level head as he prepares to play the Sabres in Buffalo Friday night…Hall of Famer Tom Johnson passed away at the age of 79. He won six Stanley Cups as a player with the Canadiens…Nolan Schaefer was recalled from Houston…Josh Harding is out indefinitely with a head injury. (more...)
New York Islanders- Neil Best discusses the arrival of NHL Network in the U.S. and how well it bodes for fans in the New York area. (more...)
New York Rangers- Larry Brooks writes in the New York Post that the Rangers shouldn’t even consider starting the NHL season in Prague…Assigned Matt Zaba to Hartford. (more...)
Ottawa- Daniel Alfredsson pulled his groin Thursday against Pittsburgh and wasn’t available for the shootout. Patrick Eaves is out indefintely with a shoulder seperation…Alexander Nikulin made his NHL debut after being called up from Binghamton.
Philadelphia- Demoted Jesse Boulerice to the Phantoms.
Phoenix- Jim Gintonio talks about Daniel Winnik coming back from a foot injury and playing at a higher level, in the Arizona Republic. (more...)
Toronto- In the Toronto Star, Mark Zwolinski explains the Leafs escape to a private box to take in a Dallas Cowboys football game is good for the group. (more...)
Washington- Fired head coach Glen Hanlon and replaced him with Bruce Boudreau from their American League affiliate. (more...)
What’s on tap…
N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 12:00 p.m.
Washington at Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m.
Columbus at Minnesota, 2:00 p.m.
Phoenix at Anaheim, 4:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Montreal at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.
Toronto at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
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