Here's one of these scoring wingers we hear so much about. His name is Bobby Ryan. He plays for the Ducks. He had a hat trick last night against the rival Kings and one of his goals came off this ridiculous move:
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-Dave Molinari's recap from last night. The Predators had five goals total in their previous four games.
-The Nashville Tennessean's recap. Ryan Suter and the Predators had doubts.
-The Associated Press' recap. Sidney Crosby said his team didn't deserve to win.
-Imagine this. The Predators made some line switches... and won the game!
-Sanford Myers of the Tennessean has a solid photo gallery of the game.
-Here's "Walt Steiggers'" introduction to last night game:
-Jordan Staal got paid.
-Ron Cook likes the deal for a few reasons.
-Sidney Crosby needs to move out of Mario Lemieux's basement.
-No other Penguins were selected to the All-Star Lame Game. The complete rosters can be viewed here.
-Crosby will have a hockey facility in his hometown of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia named after him.
-Scottie Upshall had a goal and an assist for the Flyers in a 3-1 defeat of the Wild. Martin Biron made 27 saves in the win.
-Today's "Rick DiPietro's injury" story is brought to you by Greg Logan of Newsday.
-Devils defenseman Colin White returned to the lineup after missing five games due to an "upper-body" injury.
-Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist finally made an All-Star Lame Game.
-Marc Savard's 700th career game saw him collect a goal and two assists for the Bruins in a 6-4 defeat of the Senators.
Teammates Chuck Kobasew, David Krejci and Michael Ryder each had a goal
and an assist. Chris Kelly and Antoine Vermette each had a goal and an
assist for Ottawa.
-Boston's Shawn Thornton had a pretty good tilt with Ottawa's Chris Neil last night:
-Andrei Kostitsyn had a goal and two assists for the Canadiens in a 6-2 rout of the rival Maple Leafs.
Patrice Brisebois had three assists while teammates Maxim Lapierre and
former Penguin Alex Kovalev each added a goal and an assist. Fire Craig
-Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski had an absolute meltdown last night that resulted in him shoving an official:
-It's nice to see Toronto's new goon Brad May is already taking cheap shots at opponents:
-Bruins forward Phil Kessel's snub from the All-Star game means he'll be missing out on a $212,500 bonus.
-Boston recalled forward Martin Karsums from Providence of the AHL.
-Toronto defenseman Tomas Kaberle said he would waive his no-trade clause if he were asked to by management.
-Kari Lehtonen made 29 saves and led the Thrashers to a 4-0 shutout win at New Jersey. Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist while former Penguin Colby Armstrong added a goal. Fire Ray Shero.
-David Booth had a goal and an assist and led the Panthers to a 4-2 win against the Hurricanes. Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves for Florida. Carolina defenseman Tim Gleason suffered a leg injury.
-The Capitals are mad about the All-Star Lame Game.
-Niklas Kronwall had three assists while teammates Dan Cleary, Pavel
Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and former Penguin Marian Hossa each added a
goal and an assist for the Red Wings in a 6-1 rout of the Stars. Chris Osgood made 22 saves for Detroit.
-Check out this hit by Niklas Kronwall on Dallas' Mike Ribeiro:
-The Blue Jackets put goaltender Pascal Leclaire on injured reserve due to a bum ankle. Goaltender Dan LaCosta was recalled from Syracuse of the AHL.
-Ryan Smyth and Wojtek Wolski each had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche which edged the Blackhawks, 2-1. Andrew Raycroft made a career-high 43 saves for Colorado.
-Is Raycroft Colorado's top goaltender?
-Daymond Langkow had a goal and two assists while teammates Rene
Bourque and Mike Cammalleri each added a goal and an assist for the
Flames in a 5-2 win against the Islanders. Adrian Aucoin recorded two assists against his former team while Miikka Kiprusoff made 24 saves in the win.
-The Flames recalled forward Mikael Backlund from Sweden's national junior team.
-Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo practiced for the first time since injuring his groin during a 3-1 win in Pittsburgh, Nov. 22.
-Vancouver recalled forward Jannik Hansen from Manitoba and demoted forward Alexandre Bolduc.
-Wild defenseman Martin Skoula is dealing with an illness.
-Shane Doan and Steven Reinprecht each had two assists for the Coyotes who edged the Lightning, 3-2. Ilya Bryzgalov made 22 saves in the win. Jeff Halpern lead Tampa Bay with a goal and an assist.
-Dustin Brown, Alexander Frolov and Anze Kopitar each had a goal and an assist and led the Kings to a 4-3 win against the rival Ducks. An earthquake actually occured during the game but there was no damage.
-Kings forward Oscar Moller is dealing with a broken clavicle.
-The Kid Line came through for the Coyotes last night.
-Folks in Canada are still pretty bitter over the fact that Phoenix has a hockey team.
-Dallas' goaltending has been awful this season.