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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 3

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Yesterday’s Action…

Florida 2, New Jersey 3 (story/highlights)
- Brian Gionta scored the game-winner and Martin Brodeur made 31 saves.

Atlanta 5, Carolina 4 (OT)
(story/highlights)
- Ilya Kovalchuk had three points and Marian Hossa scored the winner in overtime.

Dallas 1, Detroit 4 (story/highlights)
- Dan Cleary had two points and Chris Osgood made 23 saves.

Edmonton 3, St. Louis 2 (OT)
(story/highlights)
- Dustin Penner had two goals, including the overtime-winner.

New York Rangers 3, Calgary 4 (story/highlights)
- Jarome Iginla had two goals and Kristin Huselius had four points.

Phoenix 5, Colorado 2
(story/highlights)
- Steve Reinprecht had a hat trick and Shane Doan had four points.

Columbus 1, Anaheim 2
(story/highlights)
- Ryan Getzlaf and Chris Pronger each had two points and J-S Giguere had 26 saves.

News and Views…

Anaheim:
Traded Shane Hnidy to Boston for Brandon Bochenski… Eric Stephens of the Los Angeles Times writes that a surplus in defensemen led to the trade with Boston.  (more...)

Buffalo:
Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News writes that Drew Stafford is nearly ready to return to the lineup after suffering a concussion. (more...)

Carolina:
Matt Cullen is day-to-day with a broken nose.

Chicago:
Recalled Kris Versteeg from Rockford… Jonathan Toews may miss 2-4 weeks after having an MRI on his knee, writes Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.(more...)

Columbus:
Manny Malholtra was activated after missing six games with a knee injury… Gilbert Brule could end up in the minors longer than he is scheduled to, writes Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. (more...)

Dallas: Sergei Zubov is day-to-day with an upper body injury.

Detroit:
Henrik Zetterberg returned after missing five games with back spasms… As the Wings hit the halfway mark they had the highest point total of any previous Red Wing squad at this point in the season, writes Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News. (more...)

Edmonton: Joni Pitkanen returned to the lineup… The Oilers owners group recommends to reject a bid on the team by Daryl Katz. (more...)

Philadelphia:
Simon Gagne is nearing a return, but it won’t be until at least next week writes Tim Panaccio of the Philadelphia Inquirer. (more...)

St. Louis: Erik Johnson is still adapting to life in the NHL, writes Norm Sanders of the Belleville News-Democrat. (more...)

Washington:
Alexander Semin may return tonight, but Tom Poti is out with an upper body injury.

What’s on tap…

Washington at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
 Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Dallas at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.
Chicago at Phoenix, 9:00 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.
Columbus at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Calgary 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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