Hurricanes recall forward Dalpe

Forward Drayson Bowman reassigned to Charlotte

News ServicesNovember 8, 2011 

— Jim Rutherford, president and general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced the team recalled forward Zac Dalpe from the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL. Forward Drayson Bowman was reassigned to Charlotte.

Dalpe, 22, was assigned to Charlotte on Wednesday and played in two games during the weekend for the Checkers. The Paris, Ont., native was assigned to Charlotte after he missed seven Hurricanes games recovering from a lower-body injury sustained Oct. 14 at Buffalo.

Dalpe (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) has played in five NHL games this season without registering a point. Carolina drafted him in the second round, 45th overall, in 2008.

The Hurricanes will begin a two-game road trip today against New Jersey.

Bruins 6, Islanders 2: Nathan Horton had two goals and an assist, and Tuukka Rask stopped 24 shots to earn his first win of the season and lead Boston.

The win pulled the defending Stanley Cup champions out of last place in the Eastern Conference. They have won three in a row for the first time this season.

Evgeni Nabokov allowed three goals on 12 shots before he was pulled just 12 minutes, 40 seconds into the game. Al Montoya went the rest of the way and made 21 saves for the Islanders.

New York pulled the goalie down 5-2 with 4:02 left, and David Krejci scored an empty-netter with 2:48 to play. Krejci had a goal and two assists in the game, giving him back-to-back three-point games after going scoreless in his previous six.

The Bruins scored two goals 29 seconds apart in the first period to make it 3-1, and then had another two just 49 seconds apart in the third to take a 5-2 lead. It was the third straight strong offensive performance by Boston, which beat Ottawa 5-3 on Tuesday and Toronto 7-0 on Saturday night.

The Bruins took the lead just 92 seconds into the game when Jordan Caron's forechecking forced a turnover in the Islanders' zone and he got the puck over to Benoit Pouliot. But the Islanders tied it when Steve Staios' slapshot from the point was deflected into the net by Matt Moulson.

That's when Boston broke it open.

With 6:22 left in the first, Zdeno Chara's shot popped out to Horton at the circle and he put in the rebound to make it 2-1. Just 29 seconds later, Patrice Bergeron centered to Tyler Seguin from behind the net for another goal.

St. Louis Blues Change Coaches: It all happened so quickly. The St. Louis Blues changed coaches after only 13 games. Now Ken Hitchcock is in charge, an experienced hand who said he knows how to get the most out of these players.

On Monday, hours after his introductory news conference as the successor to Davis Payne, Hitchcock was on the bench for his first practice with a team that's off to a stumbling start. His first game with the Blues is tonight, at home against Chicago.

Hitchcock plans no major changes, inheriting a staff and style of play, but will expect more consistency. He believes the Blues have the talent to be a playoff team, "but the buy-in has to be immediate."

The Blue Jackets assigned forward Alexandre Giroux to their AHL affiliate in Springfield, Mass.

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