The Hockey News Daily Dish: April 3

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Apr 3, 2008
The Hockey News

The Hockey News Daily Dish: April 3

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Apr 3, 2008

Yesterday at

In Double OT, Mike Brophy writes that the NHL is looking for graduating university players who are interested in officiating.

Ryan Dixon talks about the resurgence of the Hawks franchise in his blog.

In his blog, Adam Proteau writes about the sudden whiff of good luck the Preds are enjoying.

The top 10 counts down excuses the Canucks can use over the summer if they fall short of a playoff berth.

The Fantasy Mailbag answeres your questions about playoff pools.

Yesterday’s Action…

Tampa Bay 2, Carolina 6 (story/highlights)
- Chad LaRose had a hat trick and Cam Ward made 23 saves.

Boston 2, New Jersey 3 (SO) (story/highlights)
- Mike Rupp had two assists, Zach Parise scored the shootout-winner and Martin Brodeur made 25 saves.

Philadelphia 2, Pittsburgh 4 (story/highlights)
- Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist and Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves.

Detroit 2, Chicago 6 (story/highlights)
- Patrick Kane had three points and Nikolai Khabibulin made 26 saves.

Click HERE for NHL standings.

News and Views…

Atlanta: Assigned Joel Kwiatkowski and Jordan LaVallee to Chicago.

Boston: Jeremy Reich and Andrew Alberts returned to the lineup… Signed Zach Hamill to Providence.

Carolina: Justin Williams is day-to-day with a back injury, while Matt Cullen returned from post concussion syndrome.

Columbus: Jiri Novotny is day-to-day with a bruised thigh… Assigned Marc Methot to Syracuse.

Detroit: Kris Draper is day-to-day with a groin injury.

Edmonton: Ales Hemsky is day-to-day with a knee injury.

Los Angeles: Asigned Daniel Taylor to Reading of the ECHL.

Minnesota: Ryan Jones was signed by the team and assigned to Houston.

Montreal: Recalled Gregory Stewart and Matt D’Agostini… Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette talks about the Canadiens’ vast improvement on the penalty kill. (more...)

New York Rangers: Signed Tomas Zaborsky to Hartford.

Ottawa: Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen writes that Martin Gerber will start again and the lines may be jumbled up. (more...)

Philadelphia: R.J. Umberger and Vaclav Prospal returned to the lineup… Assigned Pat Maroon to the Phantoms.

Phoenix: Signed Nick Ross to an entry-level contract.

Pittsburgh: Adam Hall returned from a groin injury.

San Jose: Signed Frazer McLaren to Worcester and assigned Ty Wishart to the American League club.

St. Louis: Manny Legace is day-to-day with a hip flexor.

Mats Sundin will take his time deciding whether or not he’ll come back next season, writes Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star. (more...)

Vancouver: Taylor Pyatt is day-to-day with a concussion… Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province discusses the downfall of the Roberto Luongo legend. (more...)

Washington: Shaone Morrisonn is day-to-day with an upper body injury.

What’s on tap…

N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Ottawa at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Calgary at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.
Edmonton at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.
Dallas at Phoenix, 10:00 p.m.
San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: April 3