The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 2

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Yesterday’s Action…

Pittsburgh 2, Buffalo 1 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Colby Armstrong scored 21 seconds into the game and Sidney Crosby scored the shootout-winner.

Ottawa 3, Washington 6 (story/highlights)

- Mike Green had two goals and Alex Ovechkin had two assists.



Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 4 (SO)
(story/highlights)

- Jason Blake and Pavel Kubina each had two-point games and Mats Sundin scored the shootout-winner.

Chicago 2, Los Angeles 9 (story/highlights)

- Ladislav Nagy had a hat trick and five points, while Alexander Frolov had a four-point night.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Mathieu Schneider says that the Ducks need to start playing more consistent hockey now, if they are to make the playoffs writes Eric Stephens of the Los Angeles Times. (more...)



Atlanta:
Brad McCrimmon was promoted to associate coach, making him the front-runner to succeed Don Waddell as head coach, writes Criag Custance of the Atlanta Journal-Consitution. (more...)

Carolina: Casey Borer was recalled from Albany.



Columbus:
Assigned Gilbert Brule to Syracuse… Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch discusses Brule’s demotion on his 21st birthday. (more...)

Detroit: Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News writes that Henrik Zetterberg will return to the Wings lineup tonight. (more...)

Montreal: Assigned Corey Locke to Hamilton.



New Jersey:
Barry Tallackson and Noah Clarke were recalled from Lowell.

New York Islanders: Joey MacDonald and Ben Walter were assigned to Bridgeport… Despite being a healthy scratch for 15 games this season, Marc-Andre Bergeron is giving the Isles power play energy, writes Greg Logan of newsday.com (more...)



Ottawa:
Randy Robitaille is day-to-day with the flu.



Phoenix:
Enver Lisin was assigned to San Antonio.

Pittsburgh: Petr Sykora returned from an illness that forced him to miss a game… Gary Roberts is out indefinitely with a broken leg.

Toronto: Signed Darryl Boyce to an entry-level contract.

What’s on tap…

Florida at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.

Atlanta at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.

Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Edmonton at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.

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

Columbus at Anaheim, 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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