The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 8

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Dec 8, 2007

Henrik Zetterberg scored a hat trick for the Wings Friday. Author: The Hockey News


The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 8

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Dec 8, 2007

Yesterday’s Action…

Washington 2, New Jersey 3
- Martin Brodeur made 22 saves and Travis Zajac’s third period goal stood as the game-winner.

N.Y. Rangers 2, Atlanta 4 (story/highlights)
- Slava Kozlov had two points including the game-winning goal.

N.Y. Islanders 0, Florida 3 (story/highlights)
- Ruslan Salei recorded two assists and Tomas Vokoun earned a 25-save shutout.

Minnesota 0, Detroit 5 (story/highlights)
- Dominik Hasek turned aside 19 shots for the shutout and Henrik Zetterberg had a hat trick.

Anaheim 5, Chicago 3 (story/highlights)
- Ryan Getzlaf had a three-point night and the Ducks won despite being outshot by 20.

Ottawa 4, Dallas 2 (story/highlights)
- Antoine Vermette and Chris Kelly each recorded two points.

Philadelphia 1, Colorado 2 (story/highlights)
- Milan Hejduk’s second period goal stood as the game-winner and Jose Theodore turned aside 28 shots.

St. Louis 4, Edmonton 3 (story/highlights)
- Brad Boyes scored two goals as the Blues mounted a third period comeback.

San Jose 1, Phoenix 0
- Milan Michalek’s second period goal was the lone marker and Evgani Nabokov turned aside all 27 Phoenix shots.

News and Views…

The NHLPA has teamed up with the David Suzuki Foundation to become more eco-friendly. (more...)

Anaheim: Los Angeles Times writer Eric Stephens talks about the availability of the Ducks defense corps on the trade market. (more...)

Calgary: Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun talks about the buzz in the air surrounding Sidney Crosby’s trip out west. (more...)

Dallas: Assigned Richard Clune to Idaho.

Edmonton: The Oilers announced that rookie Sam Gagner will not be made available for the World Junior Championship. (more...)

Minnesota: Mark Parrish and Kurtis Foster both returned from injuries… John Shipley of St. Paul Pioneer Press calls in to question Detroit’s label of “Hockeytown” and makes a case for St. Paul. (more...)

Bryan Smolinski and Steve Begin are both day-to-day.

Nashville: Signed David Legwand to a six year US$27 million contract extension… Predators Holdings LLC announced the completed US$139-million purchase of the NHL club. (more...)

New York Rangers:
Paul Mara returned after missing three games with a shoulder injury.

Phoenix: Mike York returned after missing one game with a foot injury.

Pittsburgh: Marc-Andre Fleury and Sergei Gonchar are day-to-day… Assigned John Curry to Wilkes-Barre Scranton and recalled Ty Conklin… Placed veteran Mark Recchi on re-entry waivers. (more...)

St. Louis: Manny Legace is day-to-day with a knee injury.

Vancouver: The team denied allegations that Todd Bertuzzi’s retaliation attack on Steve Moore was ordered by then-coach Marc Crawford. (more...)

Michael Nylander is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury… Recalled Quintin Laing and Joe Motzko from Hershey.

What’s on tap…

Boston at Toronto, 7:00 p.m.
Carolina at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Minnesota at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.
Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Buffalo at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 8