Dallas 2, Anaheim 1 (story/highlights)
- Mike Modano and Niklas Hagman scored on the same man advantage for the Stars.
Montreal 4, New York Islanders 1 (story/highlights)
- Cristobal Huet made 43 saves and Steve Begin scored twice for Montreal.
News and Views...
Anaheim- Todd Bertuzzi returned Wednesday after missing 14 games with a concussion.
Atlanta- Craig Custance wrote in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution about how pleased Thrashers ownership is with Don Waddell as head coach. (more...)
Boston- Manny Fernandez has suffered another setback. After returning to practice for the first time in nearly three weeks, the Bruins netminder had to leave the ice with back spasms….Assigned Matt Hunwick to Providence. (more...)
Buffalo- Teppo Numminen was skating on his own Wednesday, two months after undergoing open-heart surgery. He says it is still too early to decide if he can play again. (more...)
Chicago- The Chicago Sun-Times says that because of injuries, only one line from Saturday’s win against Detroit will still be in tact for Thursday’s game against the Flames. (more...)
Dallas- Milenko Martinovich discusses in the Fort Worth Star Telegram the emotional night Wednesday as the Stars honored Mike Modano. (more...)
Detroit- Niklas Kronwall still has some work to do before he is 100 percent recovered from a groin and Helene St. James writes in the Detroit Free Press that he will only get better…Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg lead all Western Conference vote getters through the first week of all-star balloting. (more...)
Edmonton- Robin Brownlee writes that despite his good numbers, Shawn Horcoff has been the whipping boy for fans in Edmonton…Assigned Liam Reddox to Springfield. (more...)
Minnesota- Sean Hill returned to the ice for the first time this season after serving a 20-game suspension for testing positive for steroids at the end of last season. (more...)
Phoenix- Arizona Republic writer Jim Gintonio talks about Mike Zigomanis’ faceoff success…David Aebischer signed with HC Lugano of the Swiss National League. (more...)
San Jose- Signed Matt Carle to a $13.75 million, four-year contract extension. (more...)
Tampa Bay- The Tampa Tribune talks about Mathieu Darche’s productive week with the Norfolk Admirals and his return to the Lightning lineup…Head coach John Tortorella was handed a $10,000 fine for his tirade against the officials after Monday’s loss to the Thrashers…Recalled Dan Jancevski…Paul Ranger is day-to-day with a shoulder injury. (more...)
Toronto- Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star writes that despite many reasons for losing, the Maple Leafs can count on Mats Sundin to give them a chance to win. (more...)
What’s on tap…
Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Chicago at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.
Colorado at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.
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