The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 5

Hockey News
Feb 5, 2008

Mathieu Garon got his fourth shutout of the season Monday. (Andy Devlin/Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News


The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 5

Hockey News
Feb 5, 2008

Yesterday on

Adam Proteau talks about Alex Ovechkin as the league's No. 1 star in his blog.

Mike Brophy says the NHL should do away with no-trade clauses in his blog.

In the Rumor Roundup: Ray Emery won’t be traded, Rob Blake’s injury will likely keep him in Los Angeles and why the Lightning won’t trade for Nikolai Khabibulin.

The Fantasy Pool Look talks about the Red Wings as a fantasy powerhouse.

The latest THN Power Rankings keep the Wings in front, but a few other move up.

Click HERE for NHL standings.

Yesterday’s Action…

Pittsburgh 3, New Jersey 4 (OT) (story/highlights)
- Patrick Elias had a goal and two assists and Zach Parise also had a three-point night while scoring the game-winning goal.

Phoenix 4, Colorado 3 (OT) (story/highlights)
- Radim Vrbata scored twice, including the overtime-winner and Mikael Tellqvist made 33 saves.

Calgary 0, Edmonton 5 (story/highlights)
- Sam Gagner and Ales Hemsky had two points each and Mathieu Garon earned a 24-save shutout.

News and Views…

Anaheim: A week after announcing his return, Teemu Selanne is ready to play, writes Eric Stephens of the Los Angeles Times. (more...)

Atlanta: Brett Stirling was assigned to Chicago… Ilya Kovalchuk is doubtful for Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia, writes Craig Custance of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. (more...)

Buffalo: Maxim Afinogenov had his groin flare up in practice Monday and will miss Tuesday’s game and likely at least one or two more, writes Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News. (more...)

Carolina: Keith Aucoin was recalled from Albany.

Colorado: Marek Svatos returned and Mike Wall was recalled from Lake Erie… Commissioner Gary Bettman said the Avs have expressed great interest in holding an outdoor game, writes Terry Frei of the Denver Post. (more...)

Edmonton: Shawn Horcoff will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. (more...)

Minnesota: Morten Madsen was re-assigned to Houston.

Montreal: Recalled Carey Price and demoted Jaroslav Halak.

New Jersey: Jay Pandolfo returned after missing 28 games with a groin injury.

New York Islanders:
Recalled Kip Brennan, Jeff Tambellini and Frans Nielsen from Bridgeport.

New York Rangers: Recalled Dane Byers… Jaromir Jagr was held pointless in the last three wins and is due to bust out, writes Tim Bontemps of the New York Post. (more...)

Ottawa: A very frustrated and testy group of players came out of the team meeting Monday, writes Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen. (more...)

Philadelphia: Despite passing medical exams, team doctors want to keep Joffrey Lupul out of games for another week, writes Tim Panaccio of the Philadelphia Inquirer. (more...)

Phoenix: Assigned Daniel Carcillo to San Antonio and recalled Matt Murley.

Pittsburgh: Recalled Ryan Stone.

St. Louis: Recalled Jeff Woywitka.

San Jose: Assigned Devin Setoguchi to Worcester.

Tampa Bay: The team and Dan Boyle are set to begin talks on extending the defenseman’s contract, writes Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times. (more...)

Toronto: With a lot of big contracts that are tough to move, Cliff Fletcher and the Leafs may have to resort to buying out players, writes Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun. (more...)

Washington: Recalled Eric Fehr from Hershey.

What’s on tap…

Buffalo at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
Anaheim at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.
Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.
Washington at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Florida at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Detroit at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 5