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The Hockey News Daily Dish: April 5

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Daniel Carcillo recorded his first hat trick Friday night. Author: The Hockey News

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: April 5

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Yesterday at thn.com:

In Top Shelf, Ryan Dixon writes about the Rangers who are flying under everyone’s radar.

Ryan Kennedy writes that Mark Bell’s hit on Daniel Alfredsson was clean, in his blog.

In his blog, Ken Campbell runs down a few debuts made Thursday night.

In the Ask Adam mailbag, some people didn’t quite get the joke.

The Fantasy Pool Look runs down more dark horses to choose late in your playoff pool draft.

Yesterday’s Action…

New Jersey 0, Philadelphia 3
(story/highlights)
- Martin Biron earned a 22-save shutout and R.J. Umberger’s goal stood up as the game-winner.

New York Islanders 4, New York Rangers 3 (SO) (story/highlights)
- Kyle Okposo scored in regulation and in the shootout, while Wade Dubielewicz turned aside 48 shots.

Florida 4, Carolina 3 (story/highlights)
- Nathan Horton had two points, while Tomas Vokoun and Craig Anderson combined to make 43 saves.

Boston 2, Ottawa 1 (story/highlights)
- Vladimir Sobotka had two assists and Tim Thomas made 17 saves.

Phoenix 4, Dallas 2 (story/highlights)
- Dan Carcillo recorded a hat trick and Mikael Tellqvist made 30 saves.

Nashville 1, Chicago 3
(story/highlights)
- Patrick Kane had two points and Patrick Lalime made 29 saves.

Click HERE for NHL standings.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Eric Stephens and Lisa Dillman write about Doug Weight’s removal from the starting lineup, in the Los Angeles Times. (more...)

Buffalo: Nolan Pratt is day-to-day with a groin injury.

Chicago: Akim Aliu was signed by Rockford, Joseph Fallon was signed to an entry-level contract and Adam Barti was recalled.

Columbus: Matt Fornataro and Grant Clitsome were signed by Syracuse.

Detroit: Tomas Kopecky is sidelined indefinitely with a torn MCL.

Edmonton: Sebastien Bisaillon was assigned to Stockton of the ECHL.

Montreal: Matt D’Agostini was assigned to Hamilton.

Nashville:
Darcy Hordichuk returned from a sprained MCL.

New York Islanders: Joey MacDonald was assigned to Bridgeport.

New York Rangers: Brendan Shanahan returned from a lower body injury.

Ottawa: Mike Fisher and Daniel Alfredsson are sidelined indefinitely.

Philadelphia: Daniel Briere is day-to-day with a knee injury… Michael Ratchuk and Andreas Nodl were signed to entry-level contracts.

Phoenix: Assigned Enver Lisin and Keith Yandle to San Antonio and recalled Peter Vandermeer… Blake Wheeler hasn’t yet decided if he wants to leave college early for the NHL, writes Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic. (more...)

San Jose: Signed Steven Zalewski to Worcester.

St. Louis:
Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Erik Johnson may join the American League’s Peoria Rivermen for the conclusion of their season. (more...)

Toronto: Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star writes about what’s in store for Mark Bell this summer. (more...)

Vancouver: Jannik Hansen was assigned to Manitoba.

Washington: Mike Wise and Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post write about Bruce Boudreau’s job as head coach. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Columbus at St. Louis, 2:00 p.m.
Anaheim at Los Angeles, 4:00 p.m.
Buffalo at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.
Florida at Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.
Calgary at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.

The Hockey News Daily Dish, a roundup of all the previous day’s news, appears each morning only on THN.com.

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: April 5