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The Hockey News Daily Dish: April 12

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Yesterday’s Action…

New York Rangers 2, New Jersey 1 (story)
– Sean Avery scored the winner and Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves.

Philadelphia 4, Washington 5 (story)
– Mike Green scored twice, Alex Ovechkin notched the game-winner and Cristobal Huet made 18 saves.

Ottawa 3, Pittsburgh 5 (story)
– Petr Sykora and Ryan Malone had two goals each and Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby both had three assists.

Colorado 2, Minnesota 3 (OT) (story)
– Keith Carney notched the overtime-winner and Niklas Backstrom made 24 saves.

News and Views…

Edmonton:
Signed Tom Gilbert to a six-year contract. (more…)

Minnesota: Bruce Brothers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes about how tight the Avs-Wild series is. (more…)

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Montreal: Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette writes about how Guy Carbonneau will auction off his lucky tie. (more…)

New York: Larry Brooks of the New York Post writes about the Rangers’ domination of the third period in their first round series. (more…)

Philadelphia: Randy Jones is day-to-day with the flu… Daniel Briere played in Game 1 after returning from a knee injury.

Washington:
Jeff Schultz is day-to-day for undisclosed reasons.

What’s on tap…

Nashville at Detroit, Game 2, 2:00 p.m.
Boston at Montreal, Game 2, 7:00 p.m.
Dallas at Anaheim, Game 2, 10:00 p.m.

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