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The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 22

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Yesterday’s Action…

New York Rangers 3, Philadelphia 4 (SO)
(story/highlights)
- Daniel Briere scored two goals and Jeff Carter won the game in a shootout.

New York Islanders 3, New Jersey 1 (story/highlights)
- Kyle Okposo had a goal and an assist and Wade Dubielewicz stopped 34 shots.

Washington 5, Atlanta 3 (story/highlights)
- Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each scored two goals and Cristobal Huet made 15 saves.

Toronto 4, Buffalo 1
(story/highlights)
- Vesa Toskala stopped 35 shots and Matt Stajan had two points.

Minnesota 2, Vancouver 1 (highlights)
- Branko Radivojevic scored the game-winner and Niklas Backstrom made 30 saves.

Anaheim 1, San Jose 2 (story/highlights)
- Jeremy Roenick scored the game-winning goal and Evgeni Nabokov had to make only 12 saves.

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News and Views…

Buffalo: Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News writes that Tim Connolly’s season is over to have season-ending surgery on his hip. (more...)

Colorado: Paul Stastny and Peter Forsberg are both back skating with the team, writes Terry Frei of the Denver Post. (more...)

Detroit:
GM Ken Holland says Chris Chelios will likely be back with the team next season, writes Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. (more...)

Edmonton:
Signed Tim Sestito and Cody Wild to three-year contracts.

Los Angeles: Assigned Scott Parse to Manchester and recalled John Zeiler.

New York Rangers: Blair Betts is out until early April with a foot injury.

Philadelphia: R.J. Umberger has a sprained left MCL that will keep him out of the lineup until late March.

St. Louis: Assigned Yan Stastny to Peoria.

Tampa Bay: Vincent Lecavalier may need surgery on his wrist , likely keeping him out of next month’s World Championship, writes Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times. (more...)

Washington: Donald Brashear is day-to-day with a lower body injury… Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post writes about Alex Ovechkin’s two goals to bring him up to 60, against the Thrashers Friday. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Chicago at Nashville, 3:00 p.m.
Los Angeles at Dallas, 3:00 p.m.
Boston at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto at Ottawa, 7:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:00 p.m.
Detroit at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.
Colorado at Edmonton, 10:00 p.m.
Anaheim at Phoenix, 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: March 22