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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 5

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Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and an assist in the Red Wings 4-1 win Tuesday night. Author: The Hockey News

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Yesterday’s Action…

Toronto 3, Nashville 1 (story/highlights)
- Vesa Toskala stopped 34 shots and Tomas Kaberle had two points.

Detroit 4, Montreal 1 (story/highlights)
- Pavel Datsyuk scored two goals and added an assist.

Tampa Bay 4, Ottawa 3 (SO) (story/highlights)
- Martin St. Louis had two assists and Vinny Prospal scored the shootout winner.

Calgary 3, St. Louis 1 (story/highlights)
- Alex Tanguay had two assists.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Geoff Platt was recalled from Portland… Todd Marchant’s healthy scratch on Sunday has him itching to play again, but his status is uncertain, writes Joel Greenberg of the Los Angeles Times. (more...)

Atlanta: Atlanta Journal and Constitution writer Craig Custance writes about Don Waddell’s management of the Thrashers’ goalie situation. (more...)

Boston: Marc Savard’s line is finally producing as it should, writes Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe. (more...)

Buffalo: John Vogl of the Buffalo News discusses the first professional game brothers Ryan and Drew Miller will play against each other. (more...)

Colorado: Wyatt Smith was placed on waivers… Terry Frei writes in the Denver Post that Joe Sakic will remain out of the Avalanche lineup tonight. (more...)

Columbus:
Assigned Marc Methot to Syracuse.

Dallas: Mike Heika writes in the Dallas Morning News about the odd couple team of Les Jackson and Brett Hull. (more...)

Detroit: Ted Lindsay told reporters that he doesn't believe the old Original Six rivalry between Montreal and Detroit will ever be quite the same. (more...)

Los Angeles:
Jonathan Quick has been rushed up to the NHL this year and is likely to see some playing time, writes Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times. (more...)

Minnesota: St. Paul Pioneer Press writer Bruce Brothers writes that Sean Hill has secured a role on Minnesota’s crowded blueline. (more...)

Nashville: Vernon Fiddler is day-to-day with a groin injury.

Ottawa: Kelly Guard signed with Vienna of the Austrian League.

Philadelphia: Recalled Steve Downie from the Phantoms. (more...)

Phoenix: Sean Sullivan was re-assigned to Arizona of the Canadian League.

Pittsburgh: Placed Mark Recchi on waivers… Re-assigned David Brown to Wilkes-Barre and John Curry to Wheeling.

St. Louis: The Blues management is being careful of what to do next with rookie David Perron. (more...)

Vancouver: Rick Rypien returned from a broken finger and was assigned to Manitoba.

What’s on tap…


Boston at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.
Colorado at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Ottawa at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.
Vancouver at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
San Jose at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m.
Buffalo 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. 5