The Hockey News Daily Dish: April 7

Yesterday’s Action…

Chicago 1, Detroit 4
– Nicklas Lidstrom scored two goals and Dominik Hasek made 27 saves.

Minnesota 3, Colorado 4 (SO) (story/highlights)
– Peter Forsberg had three assists and Joe Sakic won the game in the shootout.

San Jose 2, Dallas 4 (story/highlights)
– Brendan Morrow had two assists and Marty Turco made 32 saves.

Pittsburgh 0, Philadelphia 2
– Mike Knuble had a goal and an assist and Martin Biron stopped all 20 shots.

St. Louis 1, Columbus 4 (story/highlights)
– David Perron had two points and Hannu Toivonen made 35 saves.

New York Rangers 2 New Jersey 3 (story/highlights)
– Patrick Elias scored the shootout-winner and Martin Brodeur made 17 saves.

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Phoenix 2, Anaheim 3 (SO) (story/highlights)
– Ryan Getzlaf won the game and Jonas Hiller made 32 saves.

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News and Views…

Atlanta: Ilya Kovalchuk wants change in Atlanta before his next contract runs out, writes Craig Custance of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (more…)

Toronto: Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star writes about the tough decisions that need to be made in Leaf Land. (more…)

Markus Naslund hinted he may retire before next season, writes Elliot Pap of the Vancouver Sun. (more…)

What’s on tap…

Playoffs begin Wednesday, April 9.

The Daily Dish will return Thursday, April 10.