NHL news and notes: February 23

NHL news and notes: February 23

Friday, February 23, 2007

The goalies below have been confirmed by a source:

Mike Smith, Dallas Stars - Smith is the probable starter for Friday's game Stars, reports the Dallas Morning News. While Marty Turco is set to start Sunday against the Canucks, coach Dave Tippett announced that he wants to see a more regular rotation between the two goalies. That is obviously a blow to Turco's value.

Dominik Hasek, Detroit Red Wings
- Hasek is the probable starter for Friday's game against the Oilers, reports the Detroit Free Press. While all parties involved want to get Hasek into at least one back-to-back set of games before the regular seasons, it won't be this weekend as Chris Osgood is slated to get the assignment against the Predators.


The goalies below have not been confirmed by any sources:

Dwayne Roloson, Edmonton Oilers - Roloson is the probable starter for Friday's game against the Red Wings.

Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins
- Thomas is the probable starter for Friday's game against the Lightning.

Johan Holmqvist, Tampa Bay Lightning - Holmqvist is the probable starter for Friday's game against the Bruins.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Anaheim Ducks
- Giguere is the probable starter for Friday's game against the Stars.



Year-to-date: 1745 / 1836 = 95.0%

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Hockey Today - Feb. 23
Fri, Feb 23, 2007
By Associated Press



Boston at Tampa Bay (8 p.m. EST). The Bruins are trying to make a late playoff push with five wins in their last six games.

STARS

Thursday

-Glen Wesley, Hurricanes, scored a short-handed goal 16 seconds into overtime to give Carolina a 3-2 victory over Philadelphia.

-Colby Armstrong, Penguins, scored at 2:39 of overtime to lead Pittsburgh to a 2-1 victory at Florida.

-Martin St. Louis, Lightning, scored with 1:16 left in overtime and Tampa Bay edged Atlanta 5-4.

-Shane Doan, Coyotes, scored 54 seconds into overtime to lift Phoenix past Calgary 3-2.

-Trent Hunter and Randy Robitaille, Islanders. Hunter scored his second goal with 6:04 left in regulation and Robitaille had the lone shootout tally in New York's 3-2 win over Toronto.

-Kevin Bieksa, Canucks, scored the go-ahead goal with 3:54 left in the third period and Vancouver beat Los Angeles 3-2.

BRAWLING

Sabres co-captain Chris Drury was helped off the ice with a severe cut across his forehead following a blind-side hit that sparked a major melee during the second period of Buffalo's 6-5 shootout win over Ottawa on Thursday night. All 12 players on the ice, including both goaltenders, were involved in a 5-minute brawl that eventually involved both coaches yelling at one another. Both goalies, Ottawa's Ray Emery and Buffalo's Martin Biron, were ejected as was Sabres tough guy Andrew Peters. Officials handed out 100 minutes in penalties, including 63 against the Sabres.

ROAD WARRIORS

San Jose set a franchise record with its 20th road win of the season Thursday night after a 2-0 victory at Chicago. The Sharks had 19 in each of the last two seasons and three of the past four. ... Vancouver is 11-1-1 in its last 13 road games after a 3-2 win at Los Angeles. ... Minnesota has won nine of its past 12 road games since ending an 11-game road winless streak on Jan. 11 after edging Colorado 4-3.

SWEPT

New Jersey swept its home-and-home series with the New York Rangers after Thursday night's 3-2 shootout victory. The Devils won the season series 5-2-1 - including two shootout victories.

OFFENSIVE OFFENSE

Columbus was shut out for a franchise-record 13th time this season with Thursday night's 4-0 loss to Edmonton.

SHUTOUTS

Dwayne Roloson made 28 saves for his 22nd career shutout, and Edmonton snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over Columbus. ... San Jose's Evgeni Nabokov made 21 saves to post his fourth shutout this season in a 2-0 victory at Chicago.

TWO-TIMERS

Tomas Vanek scored his 30th and 31st goals of the season and Chris Drury added his team-leading 33rd during Thursday night's 6-5 shootout win over Ottawa, giving Buffalo its first pair of 30-goal scorers since Dale Hawerchuk (35) and Alexander Mogilny (32) did it in 1993-94.

SNAPPED

Wyatt Smith scored his first goal in 92 games during Minnesota's 4-3 win over Colorado on Thursday night. His previous tally came on Feb. 13, 2004, when he was with Nashville. ... The Predators snapped an 0-for-19 power-play drought by converting three times in the first 22:28 of a 6-5 shootout loss to Montreal. ... Phoenix halted its six-game losing streak with a 3-2 overtime victory over Calgary.

BAD FINISHERS

Florida dropped to 1-13 in overtime and shootout games this season after Thursday night's 2-1 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

ROSTER MOVES

Columbus placed goaltender Pascal Leclaire on injured reserve Thursday and recalled goaltender Ty Conklin and forward Curtis Glencross from the club's American Hockey League affiliate in Syracuse. Leclaire re-aggravated a knee injury originally sustained Dec. 22 against Vancouver, which caused him to miss 20 games.

SPEAKING

''I put out skill players and he sends out the five guys on his team that are going to start a fight,'' Ottawa coach Bryan Murray on Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff ordering his players to start the fight moments after Sabres captain Chris Drury suffered a head injury at the hands of Senators forward Chris Neil on Thursday night. The Sabres' 6-5 shootout victory over the Senators featured 136 penalty minutes and both coaches yelling at one another.

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Sabres, Senators in wild brawl after Drury hurt
Thu, Feb 22, 2007
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BUFFALO, N.Y.  -- Sabres co-captain Chris Drury was helped off the ice with a severe cut across his forehead following a blind-side hit that sparked a major melee during the second period of Buffalo's game against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

The Sabres won the game 6-5 in a shootout as +100 home underdogs and the teams played over the total which was set at 6 goals.

All 12 players on the ice, including both goaltenders, were involved in a 5-minute brawl that eventually involved both coaches yelling at one another at the benches.

Both goalies, Ottawa's Ray Emery and Buffalo's Martin Biron, were ejected as was Sabres tough guy Andrew Peters. Officials handed out 100 minutes in penalties, including 63 against the Sabres.

It all began 5:07 into the second period with Buffalo up 3-2 and after Drury was bowled over by a blind-side hit by Ottawa's Chris Neil. Drury had just snapped a shot on net from the right circle when Neil, without slowing, hit Drury from behind.

The hit knocked Drury's helmet off and sent him flying. Drury lay on the ice with blood flowing from his forehead, while Sabres rookie Drew Stafford fought Neil, both receiving 5-minute fighting penalties.

Neil, however, was not penalized for his hit on Drury, who made his own way to the locker room after being helped up. Drury, who scored his 33rd goal earlier in the game, did not return because of what the Sabres described only as a head injury.

The brawl began after the ensuing faceoff when Buffalo's Adam Mair punched Senators' star Jason Spezza in the head.

All 10 players then squared off, while Biron skated to center, where he was met by Emery. Both goalies traded several punches before Peters took on Emery, landing several heavy blows.

Both coaches then got into a yelling match with Ottawa's Bryan Murray standing on the side boards at the end of the Senators' bench and pointing at Buffalo's Lindy Ruff.

The game was delayed for about 20 minutes while officials sorted out the penalties.

Emery, making his first start after serving a three-game suspension for slashing Montreal's Maxim Lapierre, was replaced by Martin Gerber. Sabres No. 1 goalie Ryan Miller took over for Biron.

Drury is the latest regular to get hurt after Buffalo began the game without seven regulars, including Maxim Afinogenov (broken wrist), Ales Kotalik (sprained knee) and Tim Connolly, who's missed the entire season with a concussion.

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The defending Stanley Cup champion Hurricanes have acquired forward Anson Carter today in a trade with Columbus.  Carter is expected to join the team on Saturday.

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