Yesterday at thn.com:
Adam Proteau writes that even though not every team can finish the season on a high note, it doesn’t mean they can’t take anything positive into the off-season, in Screen Shots.
In his blog, Edward Fraser ranks the NHL’s GMs based on their work on and around the trade deadline.
Rory Boylen pays tribute to Gordie Howe and Bobby Orr who hit birthday milestones, in his blog.
In Backchecking, Rick St. Croix never had it easy, but he’s teaching the lessons he learned about being an NHL goalie to the tenders of tomorrow.
Mike Cammalleri answers questions on everything from his favorite movies to his favorite arena to play in.
Atlanta 3, Florida 2 (story/highlights)
– Bobby Holik scored twice and Kari Lehtonen made 43 saves.
Buffalo 4, Ottawa 3 (SO) (story/highlights)
– Jason Pominville and Derek Roy scored in the shootout and Ryan Miller made 25 saves.
Washington 4, Tampa Bay 3 (OT) (story/highlights)
– Sergei Fedorov had two assists and Cristobal Huet made 23 saves.
Dallas 2, San Jose 3 (OT) (story/highlights)
– Joe Thornton scored two, including the overtime-winner, and Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves.
Phoenix 0, Los Angeles 4 (story/highlights)
– Erik Ersberg earned a 38-save shutout and Anze Kopitar had three points.
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News and Views…
Atlanta: Signed Spencer Machacek to an entry-level contract.
Dallas: Philippe Boucher returned from a right shoulder injury.
Edmonton: Assigned Glenn Fisher to Springfield.
Los Angeles: Scott Thornton returned from an upper body injury… Recalled Daniel Taylor from Manchester.
New York Rangers: Michal Rozsival and Scott Gomez returned from injury… A representative from Avangard-Omsk in Russia will be in New York next week to start discussions with Jaromir Jagr, writes John Dellapina of the New York Daily News. (more…)
Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis both returned to the lineup.
Tampa Bay: Coach John Tortorella will coach Team USA at the World Championships in May, according to a report, writes Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune. (more…)
Toronto: Mats Sundin and Nik Antropov returned from injury.
Washington: John Erskine returned from an upper body injury.
What’s on tap…
Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Atlanta at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Nashville at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Montreal at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.
Edmonton at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.
San Jose at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.
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