The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 16

Yesterday’s Action…

Philadelphia 2, Boston 3 (OT) (story/highlights)
– Chuck Kobasew had two points, Aaron Ward scored the overtime-winner and Tim Thomas made 24 saves.

Nashville 3, Detroit 1 (story/highlights)
– Dan Ellis made 34 saves and Rich Peverley scored the winner.

New Jersey 4, Colorado 2 (story/highlights)
– Brian Gionta had two assists and Martin Brodeur made 24 saves.

Vancouver 4, Dallas 3 (story/highlights)
– Markus Naslund had a goal and two assists and Roberto Luongo made 35 saves.

Buffalo 6, Toronto 2 (story/highlights)
– Jason Pominville had three points and Ryan Miller stopped 30 shots.

New York Islanders 0, Montreal 3 (story/highlights)
– Roman Hamrlik, Alex Kovalev and Guillaume Latendresse scored, and Jarslav Halak earned a 30-save shutout.

New York Rangers 0, Tampa Bay 3 (story/highlights)
– Mike Smith had a 20-save shutout and Alexandre Picard’s goal stood up as the winner.

Los Angeles 0, Minnesota 2 (story/highlights)
– Niklas Backstrom made 24 saves for the shutout, and Brian Rolston and Marian Gaborik scored.

St. Louis 2, Anaheim 5 (story/highlights)
– Rob Niedermayer scored twice and Mathieu Schneider put up three points.

Edmonton 5, Phoenix 2 (story/highlights)
– Marty Reasoner and Fernando Pisani had two points each, while Dwayne Roloson made 38 saves.

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News and Views…

Anaheim: Chris Pronger was suspended eight games for stomping on the leg of Ryan Kesler.

Atlanta: Assigned Dan Turple to Grand Rapids.

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Carolina: Recalled Joe Jensen and Patrick Dwyer from Albany.

Colorado: Assigned Jeff Jillson to Lake Erie and recalled Wyatt Smith… Scott Parker is day-to-day with an ankle injury, but Ryan Smyth returned from a head injury.

Detroit: Aaron Downey is day-to-day with the flu, while Andreas Lilja returned from the illness… Recalled Mattias Ritola from Grand Rapids.

Edmonton: Joni Pitkanen returned to the lineup.

Minnesota: Steve Kelly is day-to-day with an ankle injury… John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press talks about the nomination of Aaron Voros for the Bill Masterton Trophy. (more…)

New Jersey: Patrik Elias is day-to-day with a knee injury.

New York Rangers:
John Dellapina of the New York Daily News discusses the uncertain future of Jaromir Jagr. (more…)

Philadelphia: Randy Jones is day-to-day with a hip flexor… Mike Richards and Sami Kapanen returned from injury.

Toronto: Mats Sundin is day-to-day with a strained groin… Mark Bell returned after missing 31 games with an orbital fracture.

Vancouver: Byron Ritchie is day-to-day with a shoulder injury.

What’s on tap…

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 12:00 p.m.
Boston at Washington, 3:00 p.m.
Ottawa at Carolina, 3:00 p.m.
Detroit at Columbus, 3:00 p.m.
Calgary at Chicago, 3:00 p.m.
Atlanta at Florida, 5:00 p.m.
Edmonton at San Jose, 8:00 p.m.

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