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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 29

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Ryan Kennedy talks about how the Flyers will become more dangerous as the season continues in his 'The Straight Edge' column.

In Blogs, Jason Kay counts down the all-time most-hated players and Ken Campbell looks at the power Brian Burke will hold in Toronto.

Adam Proteau answers readers' questions in Ask Adam.

We profile former NHL tough guy Dave Hutchison in Backchecking.

EA Sports NHL series producer David Littman talks about the road to getting into the video game industry in his Insider Blog.


Ryan Suter, D, Nashville Predators

2008/11/28: Skating in on a breakaway, defenseman Ryan Suter gave the Predators the victory with an overtime goal Friday in Atlanta. It was his third goal of the year and first in seven games.

Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins

2008/11/28: Two goals from Sidney Crosby wasn't enough for the Penguins to hang on to a 3-2 lead going into the third period in Buffalo Friday night. Crosby's two goals give him eight points in his last four games.

Paul Gaustad, C/LW, Buffalo Sabres

2008/11/28: Forward Paul Gaustad's first two goals of the season were big ones for the Sabres in Friday's victory. His second-period marker put his club up 2-1, then he scored the game-winner with 3:24 left in the third.

Drew Stafford, RW, Buffalo Sabres

2008/11/28: A three-point game by Drew Stafford powered the Sabres to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Penguins Friday night. Shattering a slump that saw him amass one point in 11 games, the young winger had two goals and an assist.

Tomas Fleischmann, LW/RW, Washington Capitals

2008/11/28: Tomas Fleischmann has quietly heated up for the Capitals. He scored in Washington's 3-0 victory Friday night, giving him points in four straight games and eight points in as many games.

Jose Theodore, G, Washington Capitals

2008/11/28: Former Canadiens goaltender Jose Theodore showed his former mates what they're missing with the Capitals on Friday. In his second start against his former club, he stopped all 28 Canadiens shots for his first shutout of the year and 27th of his career.

Ryan Smyth, LW, Colorado Avalanche

2008/11/28: Struggling winger Ryan Smyth now has goals in back-to-back games after scoring his seventh of the year Friday night. Unfortunately for the Avalanche, it was their only goal in a 2-1 loss in Phoenix.

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Patrick Eaves, RW/LW, Carolina Hurricanes

2008/11/28: Carolina Hurricanes winger Patrick Eaves (upper body) returned to action Friday against Philadelphia after a two-game absence. Eaves replaced veteran winger Scott Walker, who is out due to a lower body injury.

Frantisek Kaberle, D, Carolina Hurricanes

2008/11/28: Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Frantisek Kaberle has returned to the lineup Friday against the Philadelphia Flyers. He missed 19 games because of a fractured foot. Kaberle took the place of fellow Czech defender Josef Melichar in the lineup.

Boyd Gordon, C/RW, Washington Capitals

2008/11/28: Washington Capitals center Boyd Gordon, who missed Wednesday's home game against Atlanta because of back spasms, is expected to play Friday night against Montreal.

Nate Thompson, LW/C, New York Islanders

2008/11/28: According to various reports, New York Islanders forward Nate Thompson (groin) has been activated off injured reserve. He's expected to skate on the fourth line against the Boston Bruins on Friday afternoon.

Kevin Bieksa, D, Vancouver Canucks

2008/11/28: Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa returned to action against the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. He missed seven games due to a broken foot. With Bieksa back in the Canucks lineup, Rob Davison was a healthy scratch.

Guillaume Latendresse, LW, Montreal Canadiens

2008/11/28: Montreal Canadiens winger Guillaume Latendresse (shoulder) is expected to be ready for Friday night's road contest at Washington. Latendresse has missed the last three games. He'll likely be reinserted into the lineup against the Capitals since the Habs are currently nursing three more injuries: Wingers Alex Tanguay (neck) and Alex Kovalev (undisclosed), as well as defenseman Josh Gorges (undisclosed).

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