The Hockey News Daily Dish: April 30

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Yesterday’s Action…

Pittsburgh 5, New York Rangers 3 (story/highlights)
– Evgeni Malkin scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves.

San Jose 1, Dallas 2 (OT)
– Mike Ribeiro had two assists, Mattias Norstrom notched the winner and Marty Turco made 19 saves.

Detroit 4, Colorado 3
– Pavel Datsyuk had a three-point night and Chris Osgood turned aside 30 shots.

News and Views…

Signed Ryan Carter to a three-year contract extension.

Boston: Providence released Jeff Penner.

Colorado: Peter Forsberg returned from a back injury, T.J. Hensik was recalled from Lake Erie, and Ryan Smyth is day-to-day with a foot injury… Terry Frei of the Denver Post writes that even though they trail 3-0 in the series, Colorado is playing their best hockey. (more…)

Columbus: Signed Jan Hejda to a three-year contract extension. (more…)

Dallas: Re-signed Steve Ott for two years. (more…)

Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun writes about the difficulty the Oilers are having in signing Joni Pitkanen. (more…)

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Los Angeles: Signed Alec Martinez to an entry-level contract.

Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette writes that even though Guy Carbonneau won’t announce his starting goalie, we should expect Price to get the nod. (more…)

Tim Panaccio of the Philadelphia Inquirer, writes about Martin Biron’s longstanding dislike of the Montreal Canadiens. (more…)

Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that Gary Roberts is healthy, but won’t be put back in the lineup yet. (more…)

What’s on tap…

Montreal at Philadelphia, Game 4, 7:00 p.m.
San Jose at Dallas, Game 4, 9:00 p.m.

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