Hockey Today - Jan. 22

Hockey Today - Jan. 22

New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers

- The division rival New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers are set to renew hostilities on Tuesday when they meet at Wachovia Center.

The Devils defeated Toronto 3-2 as a -230 favorite last time out. The five goals scored caused this game to be a PUSH on the posted over/under total (6).

John Madden scored a pair of goals for New Jersey, while Martin Brodeur stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced in the win.

The Flyers defeated Ottawa 6-1 as a -145 favorite last time out. The seven goals scored went OVER the posted over/under total (5.5).

Scottie Upshall scored twice and added an assist for Philadelphia, while Braydon Coburn had a goal and two assists in the win.

Current streak:
Philadelphia has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
New Jersey: 27-17-3
Philadelphia: 26-15-5

New Jersey most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 9-1
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 3-3-1
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
New Jersey is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing Philadelphia
New Jersey is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
New Jersey is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey home to Montreal, Thursday, January 24
Philadelphia home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, January 24

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Atlanta Thrashers vs. New York Rangers

- The Atlanta Thrashers and the New York Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at Madison Square Garden.

The Thrashers lost to Edmonton 4-2 as a -140 favorite last time out. The six goals scored went OVER the posted over/under total (5.5).

Slava Kozlov and Marian Hossa scored for Atlanta, while Kari Lehtonen stopped 20-of-24 shots in the loss.

The Rangers lost to Boston 3-1 as a -175 favorite on Sunday. The four goals scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (5).

Brandon Dubinsky scored the Rangers' lone goal and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 17-of-20 shots in the loss.

Current streak:
Atlanta has lost 3 straight games.
New York has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 23-24-3
New York: 22-21-6

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-5-1
Before playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After playing Edmonton are 1-1-2
After a loss are 5-5

New York most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 7-3
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
Atlanta is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Atlanta
NY Rangers are 8-14-1 SU in their last 23 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
NY Rangers home to Atlanta, Thursday, January 24

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New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes

- The New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at RBC Center.

Cory Stillman scored on the power play in overtime Monday afternoon, as the Hurricanes got past the Islanders in the opener of a home-and-home set. The Hurricanes won the game as +105 underdogs at Nassau Coliseum, and the combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Mike Commodore and Niclas Wallin scored in regulation for the Hurricanes, while Cam Ward stopped 23 shots in the win.

Andy Hilbert and Miroslav Satan scored the Islanders goals, and Rick DiPietro made 26 saves in the loss.

The Islanders were favored at -115 in the contest.

Current streak:
New York has lost 2 straight games.
Carolina has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 23-19-6
Carolina: 24-23-4

New York most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Carolina most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of the NY Islanders last 25 games when playing Carolina
NY Islanders are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games
Carolina is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
Carolina is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Carolina's last 25 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games at home

Next up:
NY Islanders at Boston, Thursday, January 24
Carolina home to NY Rangers, Tuesday, January 29

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Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers

- The Ottawa Senators and the Florida Panthers will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at BankAtlantic Center.

The Senators lost to Philadelphia 6-1 as a +125 underdog last time out. The seven goals scored went OVER the posted over/under total (5.5).

Chris Kelly scored the Senators' lone goal, while Martin Gerber stopped 10-of-14 shots before getting the hook in the loss.

Florida were outshot 35-28 in Saturday's 5-3 loss at Washington, falling as 150 road underdogs. The eight goals scored were OVER the posted total of 5.5.

Shawn Matthias scored his first two goals of the season, while Tomas Vokun made 30 saves for the Panthers.

Current streak:
Ottawa has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Ottawa: 30-14-4
Florida: 21-24-4

Ottawa most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Florida most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Ottawa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
Ottawa is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa at Tampa Bay, Thursday, January 24
Florida home to Edmonton, Thursday, January 24

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Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens

- The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens will meet on the ice at Bell Centre on Tuesday in a battle of division rivals.

The Bruins defeated the Rangers 3-1 as a +155 underdog last time out. The four goals scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (5).

Chuck Kobasew scored a shorthanded goal and added an assist for Boston, while Glen Metropolit and Phil Kessel also scored for the Bruins in the win.

Montreal outshot Pittsburgh 31-26 in Saturday's 2-0 loss, falling as -175 home favorites. The two goals scored were UNDER the posted total of 6.

Chris Higgins managed five shots on goal, and Cristobal Huet made 24 saves for the Canadiens.

Current streak:
Boston has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 24-18-5
Montreal: 24-15-8

Boston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 4-6
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Montreal most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing New Jersey are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games

Next up:
Boston home to NY Islanders, Thursday, January 24
Montreal at New Jersey, Thursday, January 24

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Edmonton Oilers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

- The Edmonton Oilers and the Tampa Bay Lightning will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at St. Pete Times Forum.

The Oilers defeated Atlanta 4-2 as a +120 underdog last time out. The six goals scored went OVER the posted over/under total (5.5).

Dustin Penner netted his 15th goal of the season for Edmonton, while Alex Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff and Steve Staios all collected two assists in the win.

Tampa Bay's Johan Holmqvist stopped all 25 shots he faced in Saturday's 2-0 win at Ottawa, coming in as 190 road underdogs. The two goals scored were UNDER the posted total of 6.

Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier got on the scoresheet for the Lightning.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Edmonton: 22-23-5
Tampa Bay: 19-24-5

Edmonton most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-5-1
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 1-1-1
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 7 games on the road
Edmonton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Edmonton is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Edmonton at Florida, Thursday, January 24
Tampa Bay home to Ottawa, Thursday, January 24

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars

- The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Dallas Stars will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at American Airlines Center.

The Blue Jackets lost to Colorado 3-1 as a +135 underdog last time out. The four goals scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (5.5).

Fredrik Modin scored the Blue Jackets' lone goal, while Pascal Leclaire stopped 24 of the 27 shots he faced.

The Stars defeated Anaheim 5-2 as a +100 underdog last time out. The seven goals scored went OVER the posted over/under total (5).

Brenden Morrow and Niklas Hagman each netted a pair of goals for Dallas, while Mike Ribeiro had two assists.

Current streak:
Columbus has lost 2 straight games.
Dallas has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Columbus: 23-20-6
Dallas: 28-18-5

Columbus most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 2-8
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Dallas most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Anaheim are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus's last 7 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Columbus is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing Columbus
Dallas is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus

Next up:
Columbus at Chicago, Thursday, January 24
Dallas home to Buffalo, Thursday, January 24

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Minnesota Wild vs. Calgary Flames

- The fans at Pengrowth Saddledome will be treated to a game between the Minnesota Wild and the Calgary Flames when they take their seats on Tuesday.

The Wild ended a two-game slide with a 4-2 doubling of the Canucks last time out, as +125 road underdogs. The six goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5).

Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored twice for the Wild, while Brian Rolston and Mikko Koivu had the other markers. Niklas Backstrom made 38 saves to preserve the win.

Calgary's Daymond Langkow had a had trick in Friday's 6-1 win over Los Angeles, coming in as -210 home favorites. The seven goals scored were OVER the posted total of 5.5.

Matthew Lombardi added a goal and an assist, while Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 37 shots for the Flames.

Current streak:
Calgary has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Minnesota: 27-18-3
Calgary: 24-17-8

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 2-2-2
After playing Vancouver are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Calgary most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Calgary
Calgary is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Calgary is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games at home
Calgary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Colorado, Thursday, January 24
Calgary home to San Jose, Wednesday, January 30

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Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche

- The fans at Pepsi Center will be treated to a game between the Nashville Predators and the Colorado Avalanche when they take their seats on Tuesday.

Alexander Radulov scored two goals and an assist to lead the Predators in a 6-3 victory over the Blues last time out, as -145 favorites at home. The nine goals sailed OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Martin Gelinas also potted two goals for the Predators, while singles came from Shea Weber and Scott Nichol. Chris Mason stopped 31 saves in the win.

The Avalanche defeated Columbus 3-1 as a -155 favorite last time out. The four goals scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (5.5).

Jose Theodore stopped 26-of-27 shots for Colorado, while Ian Laperriere had a pair of assists in the win.

Current streak:
Nashville has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Nashville: 24-20-4
Colorado: 26-18-4

Nashville most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-5-2
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Colorado most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-4-1
Before playing Buffalo are 8-8-1
After playing Columbus are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games
Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games at home
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games
Colorado is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Nashville at Phoenix, Thursday, January 24
Colorado home to Minnesota, Thursday, January 24

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Detroit Red Wings vs. Los Angeles Kings

- The Detroit Red Wings and the Los Angeles Kings will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at STAPLES Center.

Detroit scored four second-period goals in Saturday's 6-3 win at San Jose, coming in as -120 road favorites. The nine goals scored were OVER the posted total of 5.

Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and two assists, and Domink Hasek made 15 saves for the Red Wings.

Los Angeles jumped out to a 3-0 lead in Saturday's 4-3 win at Vancouver, coming in as 210 road underdogs. The seven goals scored were OVER the posted total of 5.5.

Alexander Frolov had a goal and an assist, while Jason LaBarbera made 43 saves for the Kings.

Current streak:
Detroit has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 35-10-4
Los Angeles: 19-28-2

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-7-1
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Detroit is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing Los Angeles
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Los Angeles's last 9 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Los Angeles's last 12 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Anaheim, Wednesday, January 23
Los Angeles home to Anaheim, Thursday, January 24

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Chicago Blackhawks vs. San Jose Sharks

- The Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at HP Pavilion.

Chicago's Martin Havlat scored the shootout winner in Saturday's 2-1 win at Phoenix, coming in as 185 road underdogs. The three goals scored were UNDER the posted total of 5.5.

Brent Seabrook netted on the power play, while Patrick Lalime stopped 38 shots for the Blackhawks.

San Jose were outshot 28-18 in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Detroit, falling as 100 home favorites. The nine goals scored were OVER the posted total of 5.

Steve Bernier scored his 12th goal of the season, while Evgeni Nabokov stopped 22 shots for the Sharks.

Current streak:
Chicago has won 4 straight games.
San Jose has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 23-21-4
San Jose: 25-15-7

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

San Jose most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 3-3-2
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Jose
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to Columbus, Thursday, January 24
San Jose home to St. Louis, Thursday, January 24

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Tuesday NHL Gameday

There are 22 teams in action around the National Hockey League on the last Tuesday before the All-Star Break. Here's a look at four of those matchups in NHL Gameday …

New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:00pm ET

The Devils are battling the Flyers for position in the Atlantic Division, and they'll be hoping to get the better of their rival once again on Tuesday night. Martin Brodeur and the Devils blanked the Flyers 3-0 back on January 4, with Paul Martin, Travis Zajac, and Patrik Elias all providing goals. New Jersey beat the Leafs by a 3-2 score on Sunday.

Since losing that game to the Devils two weeks ago the Flyers have gone 7-0-1 to get back into better position in the Eastern Conference. Philly picked up their fourth consecutive win on Sunday by getting past the Senators 6-1. Scott Hartnell continued to light the lamp with a goal against Ottawa, giving him 10 goals in his past seven games.

Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens, 7:30pm ET

The Bruins dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to the Maple Leafs last Thursday, but they then bounced back with a pair of wins over the Rangers on the weekend. On Saturday Chuck Kobasew had two goals and Phil Kessel tallied in the shootout to give their team a 4-3 win. On Sunday Kobasew and Kessel each scored again in a 3-1 road decision.

Montreal fell 2-0 to the Penguins in their last contest on Saturday night, but they'll be hoping for a repeat of their last meeting with Boston on Tuesday. Mathieu Dandenault scored twice back on January 10 as the Canadiens cruised to a 5-2 road win over the Bruins. The Habs have won all five of their weekday games during the month of January.

Columbus Blue Jackets at Dallas Stars, 8:30pm ET

The Blue Jackets have dropped consecutive 3-1 decisions to the Stars (Saturday) and Avalanche (Sunday), which put an end to their modest four-game winning streak. Nikolai Zherdev had Columbus' only goal on Saturday in that defeat vs. Dallas, and Fredrik Modin scored on Sunday. Overall the Jackets have gone 5-5 during this month.

Brenden Morrow, Stu Barnes, and Steve Ott all scored for Dallas in their win on Saturday, while Morrow and Niklas Hagman provided two goals apiece in the Stars' 5-2 home win over the Ducks on Sunday afternoon. Dallas has now come through with three straight victories after starting January with six losses in their first eight contests.

Chicago Blackhawks at San Jose Sharks, 10:30pm ET

The Blackhawks are suddenly winning again, as they've posted consecutive victories over the Predators, Blues, Avs, and Coyotes in the past week. Chicago had previously lost all seven of their January games. Patrick Kane set up Brent Seabrook in regulation time and tallied in the shootout to give Chicago a 2-1 victory over Phoenix on Saturday.

The Sharks, on the other hand, have now lost four games in a row. San Jose fell 4-3 to the Ducks in extra time back on January 13, and followed up that effort by losing to the Coyotes, Stars, and Red Wings. Evgeni Nabokov was not himself against Detroit on Saturday; the Sharks' keeper allowed six goals on 28 shots in that 6-3 home drubbing.

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Penguins' Crosby to miss All-Star Game, 6-8 weeks of season
January 22, 2008

PITTSBURGH (AP) -Sidney Crosby's high-ankle sprain will force him to miss Sunday's NHL All-Star game and six to eight weeks of the season, Crosby and team officials said Tuesday.

Crosby, the leading All-Star vote-getter, injured his right ankle Friday during the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay.

Team doctors confirmed the injury was a high-ankle sprain. The ligament injury normally requires a long recovery - usually at least a month, and often longer.

The Penguins placed their captain on the injured list Monday, a procedural move that allowed them to add an extra forward for their two games before the break. The move was retroactive to Friday.

Tuesday's prognosis suggests Crosby, last season's scoring champion and MVP, will be sidelined until sometime in March. The Penguins have overcome a poor start to become a prime Eastern Conference playoff contender.

Other athletes who have had a high ankle sprain - it is common in the NFL - say it is frustrating because rehabilitation alone can't cure it and considerable rest is needed.

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, for example, has been out since Dec. 6 with a high ankle sprain and is not yet ready to return. When Fleury was hurt, it was estimated he would return in six to eight weeks.

Before their Monday night home game against Washington, the Penguins recalled forwards Chris Minard, Tim Brent and Jonathan Filewich from their Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) farm club.

Forward Adam Hall (groin) also went on the injured list, and defenseman Ryan Lannon was returned to Wilkes-Barre after not playing in any games during his two weeks with Pittsburgh.

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Hot Teams

-- Carolina won last two games, 7-2/3-2ot.
-- Flyers won four in row, ten of last twelve games. Devils won six of their last nine games.
-- Lightning won three of last four games; they shut out their last two opponents, 3-0/2-0.
-- Dallas won last three games, allowing five goals.
-- Flames won eight of their last eleven games. Minnesota won its last three road games.
-- Avalanche won four of their last five games. Predators won three of their last four games. -- Chicago won last four games, allowing five goals.
-- Detroit won seven of its last eight road games. Kings are 4-1 in their last five games.

Cold Teams

-- Islanders lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Thrashers lost last three games, outscored 17-5. Rangers lost seven of their last nine games.
-- Bruins lost three of last four road games; their last three tilts overall all went into OT. Canadiens lost 9 of last 12 at home.
-- Oilers lost three of last four games.
-- Panthers lost nine of their last twelve games. Senators lost four of their last five games.
-- Blue Jackets lost four of last five road games.
-- San Jose lost last four games, allowing 19 goals.

Series Records

-- Carolina won seven of its last ten against the Islanders.
-- Atlanta is 2-0 vs Rangers this season: 5-3/4-2.
-- Devils are 13-2 in last fifteen games against the Flyers.
-- Canadiens won eight in a row against Boston.
-- Lightning won 3-1 at Edmonton LY, in last meeting.
-- Senators won six in a row against Florida.
-- Columbus is 5-3 in last eight games against Dallas.
-- Calgary is 14-4 in last eighteen games vs Minnesota.
-- Home side won last five Colroad-Nashville games.
-- Sharks won their last eight games against Chicago.
-- Red Wings won nine of last ten against the Kings.

Totals

-- Under is 5-1 in last six Islander-Carolina games.
-- Over is 4-1-1 in last six Atlanta-Ranger games.
-- Last six Flyer games all went over the total.
-- Last four Montreal games stayed under the total.
-- Last three Edmonton games all went over the total; last three Tampa Bay games stayed under.
-- Four of last five Florida games went over the total, but under is 5-1-1 in last seven Ottawa games.
-- Under is 3-1-1 in last five Columbus games; over is 5-1 in last six Dallas contests.
-- Over is 4-0-2 in last six Minnesota games.
-- Under is 6-2 in last eight Colorado games.
-- Last four San Jose games all went over the total.
-- Over is 7-1-1 in last nine Los Angeles games

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