The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 1

Yesterday at


After more than a decade in between the pipes for Washington, Olaf Kolzig’s ending may not be a storybook one, writes Ryan Dixon in his Top Shelf column.


Sure Adam Foote was a pending free agent, but the Blue Jackets should have kept him around for a playoff run, writes Ken Campbell in his blog.


In his blog, Ryan Kennedy pitches a hockey fight video game to the rumored new owners of Rock Star games.


In the Ask Adam Mailbag: What’s Cristobal Huet worth? When will Malkin sign an extension? And what about bigger nets?


In the Fantasy Pool Look, Ryan Shannon is on the right track and would be a good under-the-radar pickup for fantasy GMs.


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Yesterday’s action…


Washington 4, New Jersey 0 (story/highlights)

– Nicklas Backstrom had two assists and Cristobal Huet stopped 18 shots for a shutout in his first game with Washington.


Montreal 6, Buffalo 2 (story/highlights)

– Tomas Plekanec scored twice and added an assist, and Alexei Kovalev earned four assists.


Minnesota 3, Florida 2 (story/highlights)

– Brent Burns had a goal and an assist and Niklas Backstrom stopped 32 shots.


San Jose 3, Detroit 2 (story/highlights)

– Devin Setoguchi scored twice and Evgeni Nabokov turned aside 20 shots.


Toronto 2, Tampa Bay 3 (OT) (story/highlights)

– Dan Boyle had two assists before scoring the OT-winner, while Mike Smith made 23 saves.


Calgary 1, Anaheim 3 (story/highlights)

– Scott Niedermayer had two points and J-S Giguere made 22 saves.

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Columbus 3, Vancouver 2 (OT) (story/highlights)

– Jason Chimera won the game in overtime and Pascal Leclaire stopped 21 shots.


News and Views…


Anaheim: Andrew Ebbett was recalled from Portland.


Buffalo: Drew Stafford returned from an ankle injury that kept him out of 10 games, while Maxim Afinogenov returned from a groin injury that kept him out of 26 games… Jiri Novotny is day-to-day for personal reasons.


Chicago: Kris Versteeg was assigned to Rockford.


Detroit: Dominik Hasek returned from a hip flexor that caused him to miss 10 games.


Florida: Rob Globke was assigned to Rochester.


Pittsburgh: Ryan Whitney is day-to-day with a groin injury and Marian Hossa is out indefinitely with a knee injury… Recalled Alex Goligoski from Wilkes-Barre Scranton.


San Jose: Taylor Dakers was assigned to Phoenix of the ECHL.


St. Louis: Recalled Roman Polak from Peoria.


Vancouver: Aaron Miller returned after missing 10 games with a hairline fracture in his leg.


Washington: Viktor Kozlov returned after sitting out a game with the flu.


What’s on tap…


Atlanta at Boston, 1:00 p.m.

Philadelphia at New York Islanders, 2:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 3:00 p.m.

New Jersey at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.

Toronto at Washington, 7:00 p.m.

Nashville at Dallas, 8:00 p.m.

San Jose at St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.

Los Angeles at Colorado 9:00 p.m.

Calgary at Phoenix 10:00 p.m.



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