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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 22

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Yesterday’s Action…

Carolina 3, New York Islanders 2 (OT) (story/highlights)
- Cory Stillman scored the game-winner and Rod Brind’Amour had two assists.

Buffalo 2, Phoenix 6 (story/highlights)
- Shane Doan and Peter Mueller each had two points and Ilya Bryzgalov had 19 saves.

St. Louis 3, Nashville 6 (story)
- Alexander Radulov had two goals and an assist and Chris Mason made 31 saves.

Washington 6, Pittsburgh 5 (SO) (story/highlights)
- Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist and Nicklas Backstrom had four assists.

Minnesota 4, Vancouver 2 (story/highlights)
- Pierre-Marc Bouchard had two goals and two assists and Niklas Backstrom made 38 saves.

News and Views…

Peter Forsberg returned to the ice with his hometown team in Sweden as he eyes a return to the NHL. (more...)

Recent remarks are scandalous and could effect the Vancouver Canucks’ case against Steve Moore. (more...)

Atlanta: Assigned Kevin Doell to Chicago.

Buffalo: Jaroslav Spacek returned after missing four games with back spasms.

Calgary: Despite all the trade rumors around him, Alex Tanguay isn’t being phased, writes Jean LeFebvre of the Calgary Herald. (more...)

Carolina: Assigned Michael Leighton to Albany and recalled John Grahame.

Chicago: Winger Tuomo Ruutu has struggled to score, but his play has been key in helping the Hawks win, writes Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune. (more...)

Colorado: Without their top forwards, the Avs are using grit to stay competitive, writes Mike Chambers of the Denver Post. (more...)

Dallas: Acquiring Niklas Hagman was a steal now that he is having a career year, writes Tracey Myers of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. (more...)

Detroit:
Henrik Zetterberg sat out the team’s paintball excursion, calling into question his availability for tonight’s game as well as the All-Star Game writes Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. (more...)

Edmonton: The Oilers board discussed the latest bid by Darryl Katz to buy the team, but Katz himself did not attend the meeting, writes Dean Bennett of the Canadian Press. (more...)

Florida: Despite the rumors, Olli Jokinen does not want to leave Florida, writes Pete Pelegrin of the Miami Herald. (more...)

Los Angeles: Matt Moulson was recalled from Manchester… Teddy Purcell has received praise from his teammates since being called up from Manchester on Jan 14., writes Dan Arritt of the Los Angeles Times. (more...)

New York Islanders: Brendan Witt returned after missing five games with a sprained ankle.

New York Rangers: Assigned Jordan Owens to Charlotte of the East Coast League… Head coach Tom Renney doesn’t see a need for the Rangers to make a trade, writes Tim Bontemps of the New York Post. (more...)

Phoenix: Recalled Bill Thomas from San Antonio.

Pittsburgh: Evgeni Malkin has done admirably well in stepping up with the absence of Sidney Crosby, writes Mike Prisuta of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. (more...)

Toronto: Even with all the rumors of him losing his job, it is business as usual for GM John Ferguson Jr., writes Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Atlanta at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Nashville at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.
Minnesota at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.
Detroit at Los Angeles, 10:30 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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