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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 12

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Joffrey Lupul had a hat trick and six points Tuesday. Author: The Hockey News

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 12

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Yesterday’s Action…

Pittsburgh 2, Philadelphia 8 (highlights)
- Joffrey Lupul had a hat trick and six points while R.J. Umberger had a hat trick of his own to go with five points.

Tampa Bay 3, Montreal 2 (SO) (story/highlights)
- Marc Denis earned his first win of the season stopping 28 shots.

Calgary 2, Florida 1 (SO)
(story/highlights)
- Miikka Kiprusoff made 32 saves and Kristian Huselius scored the shootout-winner.

Edmonton 5, St. Louis 4 (SO) (story/highlights)
- Ales Hemsky had three assists and Shawn Horcoff scored the winner in a shootout.

Minnesota 1, San Jose 4 (story/highlights)
- Steve Bernier tallied two goals and Evgeni Nabokov made 36 saves.

News and Views…


Anaheim: Scott Niedermayer is doubtful for tonight’s game against Vancouver, but may return on the weekend, writes Eric Stephens of the Los Angeles Times. (more...)

Atlanta: Bryan Little was assigned to Chicago and placed Darren Haydar on waivers… Don Waddell has changed up his line combinations in search for secondary scoring, writes Craig Custance of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. (more...)

Calgary: Stephane Yelle returned after missing five games with a groin injury.

Carolina: Niclas Wallin is day-to-day with a shoulder injury… Daniel Manzato was re-assigned to Las Vegas of the East Coast League and Andrew Ladd was assigned to Albany of the American League.

Columbus: Jiri Novoty is expected to return Wednesday… Joakim Lindstrom and Derek MacKenzie were assigned to Syracuse.

Edmonton: Sheldon Souray returned after missing 25 games with a separated shoulder.

Florida: Garth Murray is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury.

Montreal: Brian Smolinski is expected to be out six weeks after suffering a knee injury Dec 6 against Boston.

Nashville: The Preds promoted GM David Poile to president of operations and named Ed Lang president of business operations. (more...)

New York Rangers:
Recalled Greg Moore from Hartford… Dan Tomasino of the New York Post discusses the lack of offence coming from the Rangers. (more...)

Ottawa: Ray Emery is to unveil his new Muhammad Ali mask Wednesday against Carolina, writes Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. (more...)

Philadelphia: Ron Hextall is to be inducted into the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame. (more...)

Pittsburgh: Joe Jensen was re-assigned to Wheeling.

St. Louis: Steven Wagner was assigned to Peoria… Manny Legace surprised Blues management when he said he will probably need additional surgery on his right knee. (more...)

San Jose: Marcel Goc and Kyle McLaren both returned to the lineup after missing time… Jonathan Cheechoo is day-to-day with a groin injury.

Tampa Bay: Hollywood producer Oren Koules settled a lawsuit with potential partners out of court and is now free to pursue purchasing the team alone, writes Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune. (more...)

Vancouver: Jeff Cowan is day-to-day with a shoulder injury… Mason Raymond, Jason Jaffray and Drew MacIntyre were recalled from Manitoba.

What’s on tap…

N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Ottawa at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Boston at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.
Colorado at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Los Angeles at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.

The Hockey News Daily Dish, a roundup of all the previous day’s news, appears each morning only on THN.com.

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 12