The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 11

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Yesterday’s Action…



Florida 3, Atlanta 2 (SO)
(story/highlights)

- Olli Jokinen scored the shootout-winner and Tomas Vokoun made 26 saves.

New Jersey 4, Carolina (story/highlights)

- Jaime Langenbrunner had two assists and Martin Brodeur made 20 saves.



Philadelphia 6, New York Rangers 2
(story/highlights)

- Scott Hartnell had a hat trick and Antero Niittymaki had 39 saves.

Montreal 5, Boston 2 (story/highlights)

- Mathieu Dandenault had two goals and Cristobal Huet made 23 saves.



Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 1
(story/highlights)

- Jordan Staal had two goals, Petr Sykora had three assists and Ty Conklin made 35 saves to go to 9-0.



Buffalo 2, Ottawa 3 (SO)
(story/highlights)

- Dean McAmmond scored the shootout-winner and Martin Gerber made 22 saves.

Minnesota 6, Detroit 5 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Mark Parrish had two assists and Marion Gaborik scored the shootout-winner.



Dallas 2, St. Louis 4
(story/highlights)

- Brad Boyes had two goals and Manny Legace made 25 saves.

Phoenix 2, Edmonton 5 (story/highlights)

- Shawn Horcoff had two assists and Mathieu Garon made 29 saves.



Vancouver 1, San Jose 3
(story/highlights)

- Joe Thornton had three assists and Evgeni Nabokov made 20 saves.



Toronto 2, Los Angeles 5
(story/highlights)

- Dustin Brown scored two goals and Jason LaBarbera made 48 saves.

News and Views…

Boston: Tuukka Rask was assigned to Providence… Aaron Ward returned to the lineup.

Buffalo: Dan Paille returned to the lineup, but Tim Connolly is day-to-day with a groin injury.

Carolina: Trevor Letowski and Wade Brookbank are day-to-day with the flu… Brandon Nolan and Keith Aucoin were recalled from Albany.

Chicago: Troy Brouwer was assigned to Rockford… Signed Brent Sopel to a three-year $7 million contract extension. (more...)

Columbus: Recalled former first-round pick Derick Brassard from Syracuse.

Edmonton: Geoff Sanderson and Joni Pitkanen are day-to-day with the flu.

Florida: Noah Welch is out for the year with a shoulder injury.



Los Angeles:
Jeff Cowan returned from a shoulder injury.



Minnesota:
Team was sold to ex-Preds owner Craig Leipold. (more...)

Montreal: Bryan Smolinski returned from a knee injury.

Ottawa: Joe Corvo returned to the lineup.

Philadelphia: Jason Smith and Simon Gagne returned for the Flyers.

Pittsburgh: Tyler Kennedy and Erik Christensen are day-to-day with the flu… Maxime Talbot returned from an ankle injury.



St. Louis:
Mike Johnson is out for the season with a shoulder injury… Martin Rucinsky is out until mid-February with a separated shoulder.

Vancouver: Claimed Kris Beech off waivers from Columbus.

Washington: Assigned Brent Johnson to Hershey… Signed a 13-year US$124 million contract extension with Alex Ovechkin. (more...)

What’s on tap…

St. Louis at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.

Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.

Phoenix at Vancouver, 10:00 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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