With six shutouts already this season, Pascal Leclaire has set a new team-record.
N.Y. Islanders 1, Boston 2 (story/highlights)
- Tim Thomas stopped 25 and Glen Metropolit scored the winner.
Washington 4, Philadelphia 3 (OT) (story/highlights)
- Nicklas Backstrom scored the winner and added two assists, while Bruce Boudreau won his first game behind Washington’s bench.
Columbus 4, Minnesota 0 (story/highlights)
- Pascal Leclaire turned aside 32 shots to earn his sixth shutout, a new team-record.
Phoenix 4, Anaheim 3 (SO) (story/highlights)
- Radim Vrbata scored twice and added the shootout winner.
Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 4 (story/highlights)
- The Canes scored three goals in less than seven minutes to comeback in the third period.
Montreal 2, Buffalo 4 (story/highlights)
- Tim Connolly had a goal and an assist, while Ryan Miller made 30 saves.
New Jersey 3, Atlanta 0 (story/highlights)
- Martin Brodeur stopped 22 and earned his first shutout of the season.
N.Y. Rangers 2, Florida 3 (story/highlights)
- Olli Jokinen scored the only shootout goal as the Panthers won for the fourth time in five games.
Vancouver 1, St. Louis 3 (story/highlights)
- Hannu Toivonen filled in with a 25-save performance and the Blues won for the fourth time in a row at home.
Toronto 1 at Dallas 3 (story/highlights)
- Marty Turco started for the first time in three games and made 18 saves.
News and Views…
John Tavares and his agent will no longer pursue early exemption into next year’s NHL Entry Draft. (more...)
Boston: Recalled Vladimir Sobotka from Providence.
Carolina: Erik Cole returned to the lineup Friday after missing four games with a neck injury and recorded an assist… Assigned Ryan Bayda to Albany. (more...)
Columbus: Michael Peca returned after missing six games with a groin injury… Assigned Alexandre Picard to Syracuse.
Dallas: Jere Lehtinen is out indefinitely with an abdominal strain, but may not need surgery… Activated Brad Winchester from injured reserve and assigned him to Iowa.
New Jersey: Patrick Elias is day-to-day with the flu… Paul Martin returned Friday after missing three games with a lower-body injury.
New York Rangers: Martin Straka returned after missing 15 games with a broken finger.
Ottawa: Daniel Alfredsson is day-to-day with a groin injury… Assigned Tomas Kudelka to Binghamton.
Philadelphia: Recalled Jesse Boulerice a day after sending him to the American League.
Phoenix: Loaned David Aebischer to Swiss team Lugano. (more...)
Tampa Bay: Paul Ranger miss one game with a shoulder injury, but returned Friday.
Vancouver: Sami Salo returned to the lineup after suffering a broken nose.
Washington: Alexander Semin is day-today with an ankle injury.
What’s on tap…
Buffalo at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.
Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.
Carolina at Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Detroit at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto at Phoenix, 7:00 p.m.
Philadelphia at Ottawa, 7:00 p.m.
Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Calgary at Colorado, 10:00 p.m.
Chicago at Edmonton, 10:00 p.m.
Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
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