The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 29

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Feb 29, 2008
The Hockey News

The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 29

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Feb 29, 2008

Yesterday at

Adam Proteau names his winners and wieners of this year’s trade deadline in his Screen Shots column.

Edward Fraser writes in his blog that Atlanta GM Don Waddell corrected mistakes made at last year’s deadline this time around.

Tampa Bay GM Jay Feaster writes about his influences and role models in Part 2 of his blog.

Grabbing Marian Hossa was a smart, calculated move for the Pens, writes Rory Boylen in his blog.

In Year of the Ram, Roseau is heading to the state championship with hopes of a perfect season.

Yesterday’s Action…

New York Islanders 5, Atlanta 4 (OT) (story/highlights)
- Mike Comrie scored twice and Trent Hunter won the game in overtime.

New York Rangers 4, Carolina 2 (story/highlights)
- Nigel Dawes registered two assists and Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves.

Ottawa 1, Philadelphia 3 (story/highlights)
- Mike Knuble scored twice and Martin Biron made 32 saves.

Pittsburgh 1, Boston 5 (story/highlights)
- Marco Sturm scored twice, Marc Savard had two assists and Tim Thomas turned aside 27 shots.

Phoenix 2, St. Louis 1
- Ilya Bryzgalov made 41 saves and Niko Kapanen scored what stood up as the game-winning goal.

Chicago 4, Dallas 7 (story/highlights)
- Niklas Hagman scored a hat trick and Brad Richards had five assists in his first game as a Star.

Los Angeles 4, Edmonton 5 (story/highlights)
- Ales Hemsky had two goals and an assist and Mathieu Garon stopped 22 shots for the win.

News and Views…

Atlanta: Dan Turple was assigned to Gwinett of the ECHL.

Boston: Chuck Kobasew returned from a groin injury.

Eric Nystrom was recalled from Quad City.

Tim Gleason is day-to-day with a head injury.

Chicago: Martin Havlat is day-to-day with a shoulder injury… Niklas Hjalmarsson and Kris Versteeg were recalled from Rockford.

Colorado: Adrian Dater of the Denver Post writes Peter Forsberg is ready to arrive in town, but may not start Saturday. (more...)

Dallas: Matt Niskanen is day-to-day with a foot injury.

Detroit: Andreas Lilja was assigned to Grand Rapids… Niklas Kronwall returned after missing 13 games with a sprained shoulder.

Los Angeles: Rob Blake returned to the lineup after missing 11 games with an ankle injury.

Ryan Russell was assigned to Cincinnati of the ECHL.

New York Rangers: Colton Orr is day-to-day and Bruce Graham was re-assined to Charlotte of the ECHL.

Ottawa: Brian McGratton is day-to-day with the flu… Regardless of what happens the rest of this season, Bryan Murray has received assurance from owner Eugene Melnyk that he will be with the team next season, writes Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen. (more...)

Steve Downie and Ryan Parent were recalled from the Phantoms.

Pittsburgh: Hal Gill returned after missing games with the flu… Newly-acquired Marian Hossa left his first game with a knee injury. (more...)

St. Louis: Cam Janssen was inserted into the lineup… Dan Hinote is day-to-day with a hip injury.

Tampa Bay: Filip Kuba and Chris Gratton are day-to-day with injuries… Assigned Justin Fletcher to Rockford and Marek Kvapil, Zbynek Hrdel to Norfolk, while recalling Junior Lessard.

Chris Bourque was assigned to Hershey.

What’s on tap…

Washington at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Montreal at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 8:00 p.m.
Columbus at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.
Calgary at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 29