The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 24

Yesterday’s Action…

New York Islanders 2, New Jersey 4 (story/highlights)
– Zach Parise had a goal and an assist and Martin Brodeur made 19 saves.

Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT)
– Dany Heatley scored twice and Ray Emery stopped 32 shots.

Chicago 6, Los Angeles 5 (OT) (story/highlights)
– Patrick Sharp had three points, including the overtime-winner.

Washington 3, Carolina 6 (story/highlights)
– Matt Cullen scored twice, Eric Staal had two points, and Cam Ward made 31 saves.

New York Rangers 4, Buffalo 3 (story/highlights)
– Sean Avery recorded a Gordie How hat trick, and Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 26 shots.

Atlanta 1, Toronto 3 (story/highlights)
– Alex Steen and Nik Antropov had two points each and Vesa Toskala made 24 saves.

Florida 2, Philadelphia 1 (OT) (story/highlights)
– Olli Jokinen scored the overtime-winner and Craig Anderson made 40 saves on the night.

Boston 5, Tampa Bay 3 (story/highlights)
– Alex Auld stopped 25 shots and Glen Murray tallied two goals.

Columbus 3, Montreal 0 (story/highlights)
– Manny Malhotra had two points and Pascal Leclaire stopped 31 shots for his ninth shutout of the season.

Dallas 6, Nashville 3 (story/highlights)
– Brendan Morrow had a goal and three assists and Mike Smith stopped 24 shots.

Detroit 1, Vancouver 4 (story/highlights)
– Daniel Sedin had two assists, Ryan Kesler scored twice in the third period and Roberto Luongo made 28 saves.

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News and Views…

Boston: Petteri Nokelainen returned from the flu.

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Buffalo: Jochen Hecht is day-to-day with a leg injury… Tim Connolly returned from the flu… Marc-Andre Gragnani was recalled from Rochester.

Chicago: Nikolai Khabibulin is day-to-day with back spasms… Andrei Zyuzin returned from the flu.

Dallas: Jeff Halpern is day-to-day with a groin injury.

Detroit: Chris Chelios is day-to-day with a leg injury… Recaled Garrett Stafford from Grand Rapids.

Los Angeles:
Derek Armstrong is day-to-day with a knee injury.

Minnesota: Nick Schultz signed a six-year contract extension. (more…)

Montreal: Steve Begin returned from a minor groin injury.

Nashville: Martin Gelinas is day-to-day with a knee injury.

New Jersey: Colin White returned after missing one game with an upper body injury.

New York Islanders: Bruno Gervais returned from an oblique injury that kept him out of six games.

Ottawa: Chris Neil is out indefinitely with a knee injury… Recalled Nick Foligno from Binghamton.

Toronto: Alex Steen signed a two-year extension. (more…)

Washington: Jeff Schultz is dya-to-day with a knee injury.

What’s on tap…

Calgary at Minnesota, 2:00 p.m.
San Jose at Pittsburgh, 3:00 p.m.
New Jersey at Washington, 3:00 p.m.
Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Colorado at Edmonton, 8:00 p.m.
St. Louis at Phoenix, 8:00 p.m.
Chicago at Anaheim, 8:00 p.m.

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