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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 2

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Nathan Horton scored in the shootout to give Florida a win in their first game against their old goalie, Roberto Luongo. Author: The Hockey News

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Yesterday’s Action…

New York Rangers 3, New Jersey 1 (story/highlights)
- Chris Drury had two goals and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33 shots.

Colorado 0, Detroit 2 (story/highlights)
- Pavel Datsyuk had two assists and Dominik Hasek had a 15-save shutout.

Buffalo 4, Atlanta 5 (SO)
(story/highlights)
- Bobby Holik and Tobias Enstrom had two-point nights, while Eric Perrin scored the only shootout-goal to clinch the win.

Vancouver 3, Florida 4 (SO) (story/highlights)
- Stephen Weiss had a goal and an assist, Ruslan Salei had two assists, and Nathan Horton scored the shootout-winner.

Anaheim 0, St. Louis 1 (SO) (story/highlights)
- Andy McDonald and Brad Boyes converted in the shootout and Manny Legace stopped 30 shots for the shutout.

Dallas 4, Edmonton 1
(story/highlights)
- Mike Ribeiro had two assists and Marty Turco stopped 32 shots.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Mathieu Schneider is day-to-day with a wrist injury.

Atlanta: Slava Kozlov likes it in Atlanta, so don’t expect him to waive his no-trade clause by the deadline, writes Criag Custance of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (more...)

Boston:
Pascal Pelletier was assigned to Providence.

Buffalo: Drew Stafford is day-to-day with a sprained right ankle…. John Vogl of the Buffalo News writes that Ryan Miller suffered a leg injury Friday night and couldn’t finish the game. (more...)

Carolina: Joe Jensen was assigned to Albany.

Chicago: Assigned Mike Brodeur and Adam Hobson to the ECHL… Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune writes how the Blackhawks are not shopping Martin Havlat around the league. (more...)

Colorado:
Assigned Johnny Boychuk to Lake Erie.

Columbus: Acquired Dick Tarnstrom from the Oilers. (more...)

Dallas: Jere Lehtinen returned after missing 33 games with a sports hernia.

Detroit:
Brett Lebda returned from a wrist injury that had him miss a game.

Edmonton: Acquired Curtis Glencross from the Blue Jackets… Shawn Horcoff is day-to-day with a shoulder injury, while Geoff Sanderson returned after missing 11 games with a back injury.

Florida: Jordan Henry was re-assigned to Rochester.

Los Angeles: Kevin Dallman was assigned to Manchester.

Nashville: Re-signed J.P. Dumont to a four-year $16 million deal. (story/analysis)

New Jersey: Jamie Langenbrunner returned after missing a game with the flu.

New York Rangers: Marek Malik is day-to-day with a knee injury.

Philadelphia: Jesse Bolerice was assigned to the Phantoms.

Pittsburgh:
Assigned David Gove to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Toronto: John Pohl is day-to-day with an ankle injury… Nikolai Antropov was suspended three games.

What’s on tap…

N.Y. Islanders at Montreal, 2:00 p.m.
Detroit at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
Ottawa at Toronto, 7:00 p.m.
Los Angeles at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Anaheim at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Minnesota at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Colorado at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas at Calgary, 10:00 p.m.
Chicago at San Jose, 10:30 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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