The Hockey News Daily Dish: April 4

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Apr 4, 2008
The Hockey News

The Hockey News Daily Dish: April 4

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Apr 4, 2008

Yesterday at

Adam Proteau writes how the mighty Senators have fallen, in his Screen Shots column.

In his blog, Rory Boylen says the NHL should make the draft lottery an event.

Edward Fraser writes about what's on his mind: From the flying Flyers to the falling Stars, in his blog.

Backchecking reminds us of Jim Dorey, and his record-setting performance one night with the Leafs.

Yesterday’s Action…

New York Rangers 3, New York Islanders 0 (story/highlights)
- Henrik Lundqvist made all 25 saves and Jaromir Jagr scored twice.

Tampa Bay 1, Washington 4
- Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and Cristobal Huet made 18 saves.

Buffalo 1, Montreal 3 (story/highlights)
- Carey Price made 27 saves and Brian Smolinski scored two goals.

Columbus 2, Detroit 3
- Pavel Datsyuk had two assists, Henrik Zetterberg scored the winner and Dominik Hasek made 20 saves.

Ottawa 8, Toronto 2 (story/highlights)
- Dany Heatley and Antoine Vermette each scored two goals and Martin Gerber made 26 saves.

St. Louis 2, Nashville 3 (story/highlights)
- Jan Hlavac had three assists and Dan Ellis made 27 saves to clinch a playoff spot for the Preds.

Calgary 1, Minnesota 3 (story/highlights)
- Marian Gaborik scored two goals and Niklas Backstrom kicked aside 26 shots.

Dallas 4, Phoenix 2 (story/highlights)
- Brenden Morrow had two points and Johan Holmqvist made 21 saves.

Edmonton 2, Vancouver 1 (story/highlights)
- Jarret Stoll scored the winner and Dwayne Roloson made 37 saves.

San Jose 2, Los Angeles 4 (story/highlights)
- Anze Kopitar scored twice and Erik Ersberg made 32 saves.

Click HERE for NHL standings.

News and Views…

Atlanta: Assigned Chad Painchaud to Gwinnett of the ECHL.

Buffalo: Jaroslav Spacek returned from a chest injury.

Calgary: Ryan Donally was assigned to Quad City.

Chicago: Mike Brodeur was assigned to Rockford.

Colorado: Kevin Montgomery was signed by Lake Erie.

Columbus: Pascal Leclaire and Ron Hainsey returned form injury, but David Vyborny is day-to-day with the flu… Recalled Adam Pineault.

Dallas: Brad Richards and Mike Ribeiro are day-to-day.

Detroit: Justin Abdelkader was signed to an entry-level contract and insteredt into the lineup… Kirk Maltby is day-to-day.

Edmonton: Geoff Sanderson returned and Kyle Brodziak went down with a broken finger.

Los Angeles: Recalled Daniel Taylor.

Thursday’s win over Calgary didn’t just clinch the team’s first division title, it was also win No. 500 for coach Jacques Lemaire, writes Bruce Brothers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (more...)

Michael Ryder and Mikhail Grabovski are day-to-day.

Ottawa: Cory Stillman returned from a leg injury… Injuries suffered by Mike Fisher and Daniel Alfredsson could have them out of the playoffs, writes Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen. (more...)

Philadelphia: Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News writes that cach John Stevens deserves to return next year, playoffs or not. (more...)

Tampa Bay: Vinny Lecavalier’s season is done with a shoulder injury.

What’s on tap…

N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.
Florida at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Nashville at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: April 4