Yesterday at thn.com:
In Mike Brophy’s Double OT column, he runs down a list of players with impressive seasons you may be missing out on.
Player agent Rand Simon wonders why some radio hosts bother, discusses arbitration, league parity and calls for a third assist, sometimes, in his blog.
In Adam Proteau’s blog, Sergei Fedorov says his family in Russia knew about his trade to Washington a day before anyone over here, and the AHL proves mandatory visors do work.
It’s a guessing game in Ryan Dixon’s blog, and also, why Paul Holmgren was smart at the trade deadline.
The THN Top 10 counts down the best road warriors.
The Fantasy Mailbag deals with your questions as the stretch drive begins.
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Carolina 6, Atlanta 3 (story/highlights)
- Eric Staal scored twice and added an assist and Cam Ward made 21 saves.
Washington 3, Buffalo 1 (story/highlights)
- Alex Ovechkin had two goals and Olaf Kolzig made 25 saves and posted an assist.
St. Louis 1, Detroit 4 (story/highlights)
- Pavel Datsyuk notched two goals and Dominik Hasek turned aside 18 shots.
Phoenix 2, Dallas 1 (story/highlights)
- Ilya Bryzgalov made 20 saves and Shane Doan’s second period goal stood up as the game-winner.
Anaheim 0, Chicago 3 (highlights)
- Corey Crawford had a 19-save shutout, while Dustin Byfuglien and Cam Barker each had a goal and an assist.
Ottawa 2, San Jose 3 (OT) (story/highlights)
- Patrick Marleau scored twice, including the game-winner and Evgeni Nabokov made 17 saves.
News and Views…
Anaheim: Chris Pronger returned from a jaw injury… Assigned Andrew Ebbett to Portland.
Atlanta: Todd White returned from an elbow injury… Assigned Dan Turple to Grand Rapids of the AHL and Chad Painchaud to Gwinnett of the ECHL.
Boston: Aaron Ward is out indefinitely with a bruised foot.
Buffalo: Henrik Tallinder is day-to-day with a shoulder injury.
Chicago: Robert Lang returned from a groin injury that caused him to miss four games.
Columbus: Recalled Joakim Lindstrom.
Dallas: Matt Niskanen returned from a foot injury that kept him out of three games… Krys Barch is day-to-day with the flu.
Florida: Suspended Chad Kilger for not reporting to the club… The Panthers could part with their affiliation to the Rochester Americans of the AHL, as the minor league team is in financial trouble, writes George Richards of the Miami Herald. (more...)
Los Angeles: Sports hernia surgery will keep Jason LaBarbera out of the lineup for the rest of the season, writes Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times. (more...)
Montreal: Assigned Ryan Russell to Hamilton of the AHL.
Nashville: Jeremy Smith was signed to an entry-level contract.
New York Islanders: Assigned Mike Mole to Utah of the ECHL.
Ottawa: Daniel Alfredsson is day-to-day with an upper body injury.
Philadelphia: Stefan Ruzicka was recalled from the Phantoms.
Toronto: Dave Shoalts of the Toronto Globe and Mail suggests the job of President/GM is too much for one man on the Leafs. (more...)
Vancouver: Mattias Ohlund is day-to-day with a knee injury… Recalled Luc Bourdon from Manitoba.
What’s on tap…
Toronto at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.
Minnesota at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.
Montreal at Phoenix, 9:00 p.m.
Nashville at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.
Ottawa at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
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