The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 8

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Feb 8, 2008

Mike Smith picked up a shutout in place of the injured Marty Turco. (Photo by Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News


The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 8

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Feb 8, 2008

Yesterday on

Adam Proteau talks about the long-term dangers of concussions in his Screen Shots column.

The future in L.A. is bright, and is made even brighter by two late bloomers, Brian Boyle and Ted Purcell, writes Rory Boylen in his blog.

In Mark Seidel’s Insider blog, he continues to rank players in the 2008 draft.

In Edward Fraser’s blog, he discusses how people wrote off Sergei Samsonov too early.

In Year of the Ram, Roseau prepares for an outdoor game with the Blaine Bengals.

Click HERE for NHL standings.

Yesterday’s Action…

Anaheim 4, New York Rangers 1 (story/highlights)
- Corey Perry notched the early game-winner and J-S Giguere stopped 32 shots.

Vancouver 2, Atlanta 1 (story/highlights)
- Alex Burrows scored the game-winning goal and Roberto Luongo turned aside 27 shots.

Toronto 4, Montreal 2 (story/highlights)
- Darcy Tucker scored twice and Vesa Toskala made 34 saves.

Los Angeles 5, Detroit 3 (story/highlights)
- Alexander Frolov had a goal and two assists and Jason LaBarbera stopped 26 shots.

New York Islanders 3, Pittsburgh 4 (story/highlights)
- Ryan Whitney had a three-point night and Evgeni Malkin recorded two assists.

Florida 4, Ottawa 5 (story/highlights)
- Dany Heatley had two goals and Jason Spezza had three assists.

Tampa Bay 2, Nashville 1 (OT) (story/highlights)
- Brad Richards had a goal and an assist and Johan Holmqvist stopped 18.

Dallas 1, Minnesota 0 (story/highlights)
- Niklas Hagman scored the only goal and Mike Smith stopped all 25 shots.

Columbus 2, Phoenix 1 (story/highlights)
- Nikolai Zherdev had the game-winner and Fredrik Norrena stopped 26 shots.

Chicago 3, Calgary 1
- Patrick Sharp had a goal and an assist and Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 26 shots.

News and Views…

Boston: Peter Schaefer is day-to-day with a shin contusion… Glen Murray will try and return to the lineup tonight, writes Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe. (more...)

Columbus: Kirill Starkov was assigned to Syracuse.

Dallas: Marty Turco is day-to-day with a neck injury… Recalled Tobias Stephan from Iowa.

Florida: Assigned Stefan Meyer to Rochester.

Los Angeles: Assigned Scott Parse to Reading of the ECHL and recalled Dan Cloutier.

Minnesota: Tom Powers talks about Mike Modano being honored before Thursday’s game, in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (more...)

Ryan O’Byrne returned from a broken thumb ad was assigned to Hamilton… Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette talks about Michael Ryder’s frustration of being a healthy scratch for the past three games. (more...)

New York Islanders:
Miroslav Satan is day-to-day with a knee injury.

New York Rangers: Greg Moore was assigned to Hartford.

Ottawa: Dany Heatley returned after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury.

Phoenix: Radim Vrbata returned after missing one game with an ankle injury.

St. Louis:
Joshua Soares was assigned to Peoria.

San Jose:
J.D. Forrest was assigned to Worcester.

Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star talks about Bryan McCabe’s return. (more...)

Mattias Ohlund returned after missing a game due to personal reasons… Zach Fitzgerald was assigned to Manitoba.

Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post talks about the Caps run up the standings. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Anaheim at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Carolina at Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Boston at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 8