Boston 3, Toronto 4 (OT) (story/highlights)
- Darcy Tucker had three points and Vesa Toskala turned aside 24 shots.
New Jersey 3, Ottawa 2 (story/highlights)
- Martin Brodeur made 37 saves and Aaron Asham scored two goals.
Florida 4, Carolina 5 (story/highlights)
- Eric Staal and Andrew Ladd each had two-point nights.
Washington 3, Tampa Bay 2 (story/highlights)
- Alexander Semin had two points, including the game-winning goal and Olaf Kolzig made 39 saves.
News and Views…
Atlanta: Alexei Zhitnik is day-to-day with the flu.
Boston: Chuck Kobasew returned after missing one game with a back injury.
Carolina: Matt Cullen returned after missing seven games due to dizziness… Assigned Joey Mormina to Albany.
Chicago: Assigned Mike Brodeur to Rockford.
Colorado: Assigned Jason Bacashihua to Lake Erie.
Dallas: Recalled Dan Jancevski from Iowa.
Edmonton: Joni Pitkanen is day-to-day with a hip injury… Kevin Lowe may be a buyer, not a seller, at the trade deadline, writes Bob Stauffer of the Edmonton Sun. (more...)
Florida: Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post writes that trading Olli Jokinen is a tough decision, but it should happen now. (more...)
Los Angeles: Mike Cammalleri returned from the flu.
Montreal: Roman Hamrlik returned to the lineup after missing five games.
Nashville: J-P Dumont is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
New York Rangers: Petr Prucha is day-to-day with a shoulder injury… Brendan Shanahan and Marek Malik returned from injury…Assigned Marcel Hossa to Hartford… Re-signed Dan Girardi to a two-year contract extension.
Ottawa: Joe Corvo returned after missing a game with the flu.
Philadelphia: Scottie Upshall returned from a sprained right ankle.
St. Louis: Dan Hinote is day-to-day with a hip injury.
Toronto: Reid Cashman was assigned to the Marlies.
What’s on tap…
Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 1:00 p.m.
San Jose at N.Y. Rangers, 1:00 p.m.
Colorado at Chicago, 1:00 p.m.
Detroit at Dallas, 1:00 p.m.
Columbus at St. Louis, 6:00 p.m.
Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.
Nashville at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.
Calgary at Anaheim, 8:00 p.m.
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