Hold the waffles: Leafs back on track
Toronto scored four times Tuesday, their Edmonton-born captain Dion Phaneuf got his first goal of the season, and not one waffle hit the ice.
The Maple Leafs opened their Western Canada road trip in Edmonton with a convincing 4-1 win over the Oilers. The Leafs had everything they lacked the last time the two teams met on Dec. 2 when the Oilers got an easy 5-0 win.
That loss was followed by others which led to an angry Leafs fan tossing a waffle onto the ice at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto last week.
Kris Versteeg, Mikhail Grabovski, and Phil Kessel also scored for the Leafs.
Carlyle sticking with Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday extended coach Randy Carlyle's contract through the 2011-12 season.
The Ducks also gave a one-year extension to David McNab, senior vice president of hockey operations.
Carlyle is 235-152-56 since taking over the Ducks on Aug. 1, 2005, with the most victories and highest winning percentage in franchise history. He led Anaheim to its only Stanley Cup championship in 2007 and the postseason in each of Carlyle's first four seasons before missing the playoffs last season.
Devils put Rolston on waivers
Veteran left winger Brian Rolston was placed on waivers by the struggling New Jersey Devils.
If Rolston is not claimed by Wednesday at noon, the Devils can either assign him to their AHL team at Albany, N.Y., or keep him on the roster for a game against the Phoenix Coyotes later that night.
Come on down!
The time is right for NHL stars Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin to put aside their rivalry in a bid to promote the Winter Classic. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals captains will appear together on the game show The Price Is Right on Monday.
With retired ex-Flyer Jeremy Roenick, they'll introduce an NHL-themed showcase that includes a trip to Pittsburgh for their teams' New Year's Day meeting outdoors at Heinz Field.
- Wire reports