Anaheim 4, Calgary 1 (story/highlights)
- Ryan Getzlaf ad two assists and J-S Giguere made 38 saves.
Vancouver 2, Columbus 0 (story/highlights)
- Roberto Luongo made 26 saves to record his third straight shutout.
News and Views…
The NHL owners approved a schedule change for next season that will guarantee each team will play everyone at least once a year. (more...)
Gordie Howe is suing two former associates who he says misappropriated thousands of dollars from his marketing company. (more...)
Boston: The Bruins won’t rush Tuukka Rask into the starter’s job as Hannu Toivonen’s collapse is still fresh in their minds, writes Fluto Shinzawa in the Boston Globe. (more...)
Buffalo: Derek Roy sat out practice Thursday and is uncertain for Saturday’s game against the Hurricanes.
Calgary: Adrian Aucoin is day-to-day with a shoulder injury and Rhett Warrener is out until late January with a fractured leg… Jarome Iginla became the all-time leader in games played for the Flames Thursday night… Eric Francis writes about the growth of Jarome Iginla from a fresh-faced 18-year-old, into a veteran NHL superstar. (more...)
Chicago: Jake Dowell has a broken right foot and Jason Williams has lingering groin problems. Both will sit out Friday’s game against the Coyotes.
Colorado: Brad Richardson was assigned to Lake Erie and T.J. Hensick was recalled… Joe Sakic is day-to-day with a groin injury.
Dallas: Tracey Myers writes in the Star-Telegram about Stu Barnes’ grittiness and how he remains a fan favorite in each city he’s played in. (more...)
Detroit: Kirk Maltby is day-to-day with a back injury… Tomas Kopecky returned to the lineup after missing three games.
Edmonton: Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun writes that if Fernando Pisani had passed his physical he may have been available for Monday’s contest against the Kings, but he didn’t. (more...)
Minnesota: Assigned Nolan Schaefer to Houston… Jacques Lemaire is frustrated by agitators and believes they are taking the place of the enforcer, writes John Shipley in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (more...)
Nashville: Marek Zidlicky returned after missing one game with a back injury… John Glennon writes in the Tennessean that the top priority for Nashville’s new ownership is to fill the seats. (more...)
Ottawa: Anton Volchenkov left Thursday’s game with a hand injury.
Phoenix: Ed Jovanovski has been suspended for one game for his hit on Marion Gaborik Wednesday. (more...)
Pittsburgh: Rod Rossi writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Evgeni Malkin is starting to become accustomed to life in Steeltown. (more...)
Toronto: The Toronto Star’s Damien Cox suggests that Doug MacLean may be a good fit in the Leafs front office. (more...)
Washington: Boyd Gordon and Alexander Semin are day-to-day with injuries.
What’s on tap…
Montreal at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Washington at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Dallas at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.
Phoenix at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.
Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
The Hockey News Daily Dish, a roundup of all the previous day’s news, will be back Dec. 2.