The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 21

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Yesterday’s Action…



Montreal 5, Washington 2
(story/highlights)

- Guillaume Latendresse had two goals and Alex Kovalev had two assists.



Pittsburgh 5, Boston 4 (SO)
(story/highlights)

- Evgeni Malkin had two goals and Sidney Crosby had a Gordie Howe hat trick.



Ottawa 2, Atlanta 3
(story/highlights)

- Todd White scored the game-winner and Kari Lehtonen made 28 saves.



Toronto 1, Tampa Bay 2
(story/highlights)

- Vincent Lecavalier had two points, and scored the game-winner in the final minute.



Carolina 4, Florida 5
(story/highlights)

- Olli Jokinen had two points and Tomas Vokoun made 29 saves.

New York Rangers 3, Minnesota 6 (story/highlights)

- Marion Gaborik had five goals and an assist and Josh Harding stopped 32 shots.



Detroit 2, St. Louis 3
(story)

- Paul Kariya had two assists and Manny Legace made 34 saves.

Dallas 2, Vancouver 3 (story/highlights)

- Daniel Sedin scored twice and Roberto Luongo made 33 saves.



Phoenix 3, San Jose 2 (SO)
(story)

- Peter Mueller scored the shootout-winner and Ilya Bryzgalov made 36 saves.

News and Views…

Carolina: Mike Commodore, Rod Brind’Amour and Andrew Ladd returned to the lineup.

Chicago: Assigned Magnus Johansson to Rockford… Peter Kuc of the Chicago Tribune talks about Cam Barker’s delayed call up to the Hawks. (more...)

Los Angeles: Daniel Taylor was re-assigned to Reading of the ECHL.

Montreal: Guillaume Latendresse returned from an upper body injury… Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette says that the Alex Ovechkin to Montreal rumor has legs. (more...)



Nashville:
GM David Poile likes the Predators lineup despite recent struggles and isn’t planning any changes. (more...)

San Jose: Jeremy Roenick returned from a knee injury he missed five games with.

What’s on tap…

Los Angeles at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.

Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.

Dallas at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.

New Jersey at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.

The Hockey News Daily Dish, a roundup of all the previous day’s news, will return Dec. 30.

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