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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 22

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Adam Proteau says the league needs to tackle bigger problems than reducing goalie equipment size, in his Screen Shots column.

In Part 1 of Jay Feaster’s latest blog entry, he talks about his influences and role models.

One minute penalties on overtime is a bad idea that is taking a step backwards, writes Rory Boylen in his blog.

Edward Fraser says media friendliness is key for the growth of the NHL, in his blog.

In the Year of the Ram, following the Roseau Rams season, the end is near for some players who be involved with hockey after they graduate.

Yesterday’s Action…

San Jose 3, Philadelphia 1 (story/highlights)

- Joe Thornton had two assists and Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves.

Atlanta 3, Carolina 5 (story/highlights)

- Scott Walker had a goal and two assists and Trevor Letowski added two assists on his own.

Tampa Bay 0, New York Islanders 1 (story/highlights)

- Miroslav Satan scored the only goal and Rick DiPietro earned a 32-save shutout.

Buffalo 5, Toronto 1 (story/highlights)

- Alex Kotalik had two goals and Thomas Vanek had a goal and two assists.

Columbus 3, Ottawa 2 (SO)

- Rick Nash scored a goal and added another in the shootout and Pascal Leclaire turned aside 27 shots.

Boston 5, Florida 4 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Marco Sturm had a goal and two assists and won the game in the shootout.

Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 4 (story/highlights)

- Evgeni Malkin had a three-point night and Sergei Gonchar notched the game-winner.

Vancouver 3, Nashville 2 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Mason Raymond had a goal and an assist and then scored the shootout-winner, while Roberto Luongo stopped 49 shots.

St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 5

- Alexander Frolov had a hat trick and Patrick O’Sullivan recorded five points.

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News and Views…

Anaheim: Todd Marchant is day-to-day and Ryan Carter is out indefinitely after breaking his wrist… Recalled Andrew Ebbett from Portland.

Atlanta: Alexei Zhitnik returned after missing a game with the flu.

Boston: GM Peter Chiarelli answered reader’s questions about the trade deadline for the Boston Globe. (more...)

Buffalo: Tim Connolly is day-to-day with a groin injury.

Carolina: Casey Borer was assigned to Albany.

Colorado: Paul Stastny could return to the Avs lineup tonight, writes Terry Frei of the Denver Post. (more...)

Columbus: Jiri Novotny returned after missing three games with a shoulder injury.

Edmonton: Danny Syvret was assigned to Hershey…Placed Patrick Thoresen on waivers.

Los Angeles: Scott Thornton returned after missing three games and Jason LaBarbera is day-to-day with a groin injury… Recalled Peter Harrold and Erik Ersberg and sent Lauri Tukonen to Manchester.

Montreal: Steve Begin is day-to-day with a groin injury.

New York Islanders: Assigned Jeff Tambellini to Bridgeport… In his first game back since his latest suspension, Chris Simon herd the heckling from the fans. (more...)

New York Rangers: Chris Holt was assigned to Hartford.

Ottawa: Chris Neil returned after missing a game with the flu.

Phoenix: Mike Zigomanis was assigned to San Antonio.

Tampa Bay: Andreas Karlsson returned after missing four games for personal reasons.

Toronto: Andrew Raycroft is out with the flu, so the team recalled Scott Clemmensen from the Marlies… If Cliff Fletcher decides to trade Sundin, he won’t approach him until the 11th hour, writes Terry Koshan in the Toronto Sun. (more...)

Vancouver: Taylor Pyatt returned from a minor shoulder injury… Recalled Kevin Bieksa from his conditioning stint in Manitoba.

What’s on tap…

Edmonton at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Detroit at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.

Colorado at Phoenix, 9:00 p.m.

St. Louis at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.

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