The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 9

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Yesterday’s Action…

Washington 1, Boston 2
– Marco Sturm scored the game-winning goal and Alex Auld stopped 23 shots.

Dallas 1, Colorado 3
– Andrew Brunette and Peter Forsberg each had two points and Jose Theodore made 25 saves.

Montreal 5, Los Angeles 2 (story/highlights)
– Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves and Roman Hamrlik had two assists.

Buffalo 3, Carolina 4 (OT) (story/highlights)
– Scott Walker won the game in overtime and Eric Staal had two assists.

New York Islanders 1, Philadelphia 4
– Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn each had three assists.

Atlanta 2, Florida 3 (OT) (story/highlights)
– Nathan Horton won the game in overtime and Brett McLean had two assists.

New Jersey 2, Toronto 1 (story/highlights)
– Martin Brodeur made 42 saves and Zach Parise scored two goals.

Ottawa 4, Phoenix 2 (story/highlights)
– Mike Fisher scored twice and Martin Gerber made 33 saves.

St. Louis 2, Vancouver 4 (story/highlights)
– Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows each had two points and Roberto Luongo turned aside 23 shots.

News and Views…

Buffalo: Steve Bernier is day-to-day for undisclosed reasons… Jochen Hecht and Tim Connolly returned from injury.

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Carolina: Bret Hedican returned to the lineup.

Colorado: Adam Foote is day-to-day with a hip injury… Cody McCormick returned from a shoulder injury.

Edmonton: Theo Peckham was assigned to Springfield.

Florida: Assigned Adam Taylor to Florida of the ECHL.

Steve Kelly was recalled from Houston.

New Jersey: Colin White is day-to-day with an upper body injury.

New York Islanders:
Rick DiPietro returned after missing time for personal reasons.

Philadelphia: Derian Hatcher returned after missing 12 games with a right knee injury.

Vancouver: Aaron Miller is day-to-day with a shoulder injury… Mattias Ohlund returned from a knee injury… Recalled Nathan McIver from Manitoba.

Assigned Steve Pinizzotto to Hershey and Travis Morin to South Carolina… David Steckel will be out of the lineup until late March with a finger injury and Cristobal Huet returned from back spasms.

What’s on tap…

Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 3:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Washington, 3:00 p.m.
Nashville at Detroit, 3:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Columbus, 3:00 p.m.
Edmonton at Chicago, 3:00 p.m.
San Jose at Minnesota, 4:00 p.m.
Colorado at Dallas, 8:00 p.m.
Montreal at Anaheim, 8:00 p.m.

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