The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 14

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Yesterday’s Action…

Montreal 4, Philadelphia 1 (story/highlights)

- Mark Streit scored twice and Carey Price made 30 saves.

New Jersey 3, Boston 1

- Jamie Langenbrunner scored two goals including an empty-netter.

Phoenix 2, New York Islanders 3 (story/highlights)

- Bill Guerin had two goals and Mike Comrie had two assists.

Calgary 9, Tampa Bay 6 (story/highlights)

- Jarome Iginla had a hat trick and four points, while Kristian Huselius had a hat trick and five points.

Edmonton 4, Detroit 3 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Sam Gagner had two points, Ales Hemsky scored the overtime-winner and Dwayne Roloson made 39 saves.

Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 1 (story/highlights)

- Dany Heatley scored twice and Jason Spezza had four points.

Colorado 2, Nashville 1 (story/highlights)

- Jaroslav Hlinka had two assists and Peter Budaj stopped 31 shots.

Florida 1, St. Louis 0 (story/highlights)

- Stephen Weiss scored the only goal and Tomas Vokoun stopped all 33 shots.

Los Angeles 1, Dallas 4

- Mike Ribeiro had two goals and two assists, while Marty Turco made 26 saves.

Vancouver 2, San Jose 5

- Joe Thornton had two points and Evgeni Nabokov made 15 saves.

News and Views…

Atlanta: Assigned Tomas Pospisil to Gwinnett of the ECHL.

Boston: Marco Sturm returned and Matt Hunwick was assigned to Providence… Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe writes the Bruins are in trade talks with Columbus, involving Nikolai Zherdev, Rostislav Klesla and Ron Hainsey. (more...)

Teppo Numminen returned to the ice and skated with the team for the first time since heart surgery. (more...)

Calgary: Wayne Primeau is day-to-day with a sprained ankle… Recalled Adam Pardy from Quad City.

Carolina: Scott Walker was suspended one game for his head-butt during a fight with Mike Fisher… Although he is standing pat right now, GM Jim Rutherford is beginning to mull trade options, writes Luke Decock of the Raleigh News and Observer. (more...)

Colorado: Jordan Leopold and Ian Laperriere both returned after missing time with injuries.

Detroit: Tomas Holmstrom is day-to-day with a knee injury… Mark Hartigan was recalled from Grand Rapids.

Edmonton: Assigned Allan Rourke to Springfield… Rexall billionaire Daryl Katz has offered $188 million to purchase the Oilers. (more...)

Nathan Horton was ripped by Blues coach Andy Murray for electing to work out a contract extension rather than represent Canada at last year’s World Championship, writes Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post. (more...)

Montreal: Patrice Brisebois is day-to-day with a shoulder injury.

Nashville: Martin Erat is day-to-day with a neck injury… Assigned Dov Grumet-Morris to Milwaukee.

New York Islanders: Ruslan Fedotenko returned after missing two games with an injured shoulder… Assigned Jeff Tambellini to Bridgeport and recalled Tim Jackman.

Philadelphia: Assigned Jesse Boulerice to the Phantoms… Agreed to terms on a 12-year US$69-million deal with Mike Richards. (more...)

St. Louis: Martin Rucinsky and Manny Legace both returned after missing time due to injury.

Toronto: Assigned Bates Battaglia to the AHL.

Vancouver: Ryan Kesler missed Thursday’s game with the flu.

What’s on tap…

Buffalo at Washington, 7:00 p.m.

Calgary at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.

Toronto at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.

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