The New York Rangers are heading out on the road and taking their Dad’s with them, writes Howard Kussoy of the NY Post.
The newly signed Brendan Shanahan has hit the ice with the Devils, but likely won’t play on Friday.
Tim Thomas and the Bruins held the Islanders in check Thursday night, handing the Long Islanders a 2-1 defeat. Mark Hermann of Newsday reacts to the news that the Isles will play a game in Kansas City.
Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Stevens took steps to ward off the “malaise” creeping into the Flyers practice. Mike Richards was embarrassed by the loss to Tampa Bay.
Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette answers readers’ questions. Sidney Crosby will be a game time decision for the Pens tonight.
The Bruins keep winning, chalking up another W last night over the Islanders. Tim Thomas wasn’t fazed by a late Islanders goal, writes Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Globe notes the Bruins were lucky to escape with 2 points last night.
Jason Pominville scored the shootout winner as the Sabres staged a comeback against the Stars in Dallas.
The Senators have taken the first step in cutting ties with Martin Gerber, sending him down to Binghamton for conditioning. Meanwhile, the Senators have re-discovered some good things about their team.
Carolina Hurricanes head coach Paul Maurice let down his guard a little and admitted last night’s game against the Leafs was personal. Despite climbing back from a 4-0 deficit, the Canes still lost their 4th straight last night.
Todd White missed practice yesterday, but is expected to play tonight for the Thrashers.
Jose Theodore is still hoping to regain his past form in Washington. The Capitals responded very well to criticism after their slow start to this week.
Vincent Lecavalier, who says playing the game keeps his mind off trade rumours, put the nail in the Flyers coffin last night with his penalty shot goal. That being said, the rumours continue to follow Lecavalier, even on the road.
Despite a fractured foot, the Panthers Ville Peltonen will be in the lineup Friday.
Two Nashville Predators ended prolonged slumps last night, even though the team lost to Montreal. Rookie Alexander Sulzer made his Predators debut.
Raffi Torres and the newly acquired Jason Williams have run into each other before. Meanwhile, the lingering injury to Pascale Leclaire might mean the Jackets will be in the market for another goaltender.
Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune hands out grades to the Blackhawks. Duncan Keith may miss the game versus the Rangers tonight.