A daily look at the NHL lockout

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DATE: Friday, Nov. 9.

DAY: 55.

LAST NEGOTIATIONS: Friday, Nov. 9, in New York

NEXT NEGOTIATIONS: Tentatively Saturday, but not confirmed.

GAMES LOST: 327 (all games through Nov. 30, plus New Year's Day Winter Classic).

FOUR IN A ROW: Talks resumed Friday for a fourth straight day, the longest consecutive stretch since the lockout was imposed, but negotiations took a bit of a sour turn before wrapping up for the day. Discussions on core economics, including the make-whole provision on existing contracts, still have the sides apart. The NHL expressed to the NHLPA that there is a bigger gap between the sides than the union believed heading into Friday. It is expected that negotiations will resume Saturday afternoon, but that won't be determined until after the union holds internal discussions in the morning.

WHAT WE MISSED: Only three games were lost on Friday night, including the Islanders visiting the Anaheim Ducks for the second game of New York's three-game, California road trip that was to conclude Saturday at San Jose.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger returned to the lineup at Tampa Bay after missing six games because of a right eye injury. The 37-year-old Pronger had been out since getting hit just outside his eye with a stick blade during a game against Toronto on Oct. 24.