Yesterday at thn.com:
After more than a decade in between the pipes for Washington, Olaf Kolzig’s ending may not be a storybook one, writes Ryan Dixon in his Top Shelf column.
Sure Adam Foote was a pending free agent, but the Blue Jackets should have kept him around for a playoff run, writes Ken Campbell in his blog.
In his blog, Ryan Kennedy pitches a hockey fight video game to the rumored new owners of Rock Star games.
In the Ask Adam Mailbag: What’s Cristobal Huet worth? When will Malkin sign an extension? And what about bigger nets?
In the Fantasy Pool Look, Ryan Shannon is on the right track and would be a good under-the-radar pickup for fantasy GMs.
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- Nicklas Backstrom had two assists and Cristobal Huet stopped 18 shots for a shutout in his first game with Washington.
- Tomas Plekanec scored twice and added an assist, and Alexei Kovalev earned four assists.
- Brent Burns had a goal and an assist and Niklas Backstrom stopped 32 shots.
- Devin Setoguchi scored twice and Evgeni Nabokov turned aside 20 shots.
- Dan Boyle had two assists before scoring the OT-winner, while Mike Smith made 23 saves.
- Scott Niedermayer had two points and J-S Giguere made 22 saves.
- Jason Chimera won the game in overtime and Pascal Leclaire stopped 21 shots.
News and Views…
Anaheim: Andrew Ebbett was recalled from Portland.
Buffalo: Drew Stafford returned from an ankle injury that kept him out of 10 games, while Maxim Afinogenov returned from a groin injury that kept him out of 26 games… Jiri Novotny is day-to-day for personal reasons.
Chicago: Kris Versteeg was assigned to Rockford.
Detroit: Dominik Hasek returned from a hip flexor that caused him to miss 10 games.
Florida: Rob Globke was assigned to Rochester.
Pittsburgh: Ryan Whitney is day-to-day with a groin injury and Marian Hossa is out indefinitely with a knee injury… Recalled Alex Goligoski from Wilkes-BarreScranton.
San Jose: Taylor Dakers was assigned to Phoenix of the ECHL.
St. Louis: Recalled Roman Polak from Peoria.
Vancouver: Aaron Miller returned after missing 10 games with a hairline fracture in his leg.
Washington: Viktor Kozlov returned after sitting out a game with the flu.
What’s on tap…
Atlanta at Boston, 1:00 p.m.
Philadelphia at New York Islanders, 2:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 3:00 p.m.
New Jersey at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.
TampaBay at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto at Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Nashville at Dallas, 8:00 p.m.
San Jose at St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.
Los Angeles at Colorado 9:00 p.m.
Calgary at Phoenix 10:00 p.m.
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