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The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 23

Yesterday’s Action…

Los Angeles 4, Dallas 2 (story/highlights)
– Michal Handzus scored two goals and Erik Ersberg made 25 saves.

Chicago 1, Nashville 2 (story/highlights)
– Dan Ellis made 37 saves and Alexander Radulov won the game in the shootout.

Colorado 5, Edmonton 7 (story/highlights)
– Sam Gagner scored two goals and Ales Hemsky has three assists.

Detroit 4, Columbus 1
(story/highlights)
– Pavel Datsyuk had three points and Dominik Hasek made 11 saves.

Tampa Bay 2, Florida 4 (story/highlights)
– Nathan Horton scored two goals and Tomas Vokoun made 35 saves.

Toronto 5, Ottawa 4 (story/highlights)
– Alexei Ponikarovsky had two assists, Matt Stajan scored the winner and Vesa Toskala made 32 saves.

Boston 2, Montreal 3 (story/highlights)
– Saku Koivu won the game in the shootout and Carey Price made 33 saves.

New Jersey 1, Pittsburgh 7 (story/highlights)
– Evgeni Malkin and Ryan Malone each had two goals and Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves.

Minnesota 4, Calgary 5 (story/highlights)
– Jarome Iginla had a hat trick and Dion Phaneuf had three points.

Anaheim 2, Phoenix 1 (story/highlights)
– Teemu Selanne scored twice and Jonas Hiller made 30 saves.

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News and Views…

Anaheim: Ryan Getzlaf and J-S Giguere are day-to-day… Recalled J-S Aubin from Portland.

Chicago: Cam Barker is day-to-day with a head injury.

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Colorado: Adam Foote is day-to-day with a hip injury… Paul Stastny returned from the flu and Jordan Leopold returned from a head injury.

Columbus: Jared Boll is out indefinitely with a hip injury.

Detroit: Dallas Drake is day-to-day with a chest injury… Kris Draper returned from a groin injury.

Los Angeles:
Scott Thornton is out indefinitely with an upper body injury, Jack Johnson is out for the rest of the season with a fractured right foot and Kyle Calder is day-to-day with a finger injury.

Montreal:
Mike Komisarek is out until mid-April with a lower body injury, Guillaume Latendresse is day-to-day with a neck injury and Steve Begin returned from a groin injury.

Nashville: Greg de Vries is day-to-day with an upper body injury… Recalled Pekka Rinne from Milwaukee.

New Jersey: Recalled Barry Tallackson from Lowell.

New York Rangers: Bruce Graham was assigned to Hartford.

Ottawa: Chris Neil returned from a right knee injury.

Phoenix: Ed Jovanovski and Martin Hanzal both returned after missing a game with injuries.

Pittsburgh: Georges Laraque finished serving a three-game suspension… Assigned Connor James to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Tampa Bay: Jeff Halpern is day-to-day with an abdominal strain.

What’s on tap…

St. Louis at Chicago, 3:00 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.

The Hockey News Daily Dish, a roundup of all the previous day’s news, appears each morning only on THN.com.