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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 23

Yesterday at

A Koivu for Jokinen deal would put the Habs over the top in their quest for a Cup run, writes Ken Campbell in his blog.

Sam McCaig discusses the rising up of Evgeni Malkin in place of the injured Sidney Crosby in his From the Point column.

Ryan Kennedy talks about the sale of Bauer hockey by Nike, in his blog.

In the Ask Adam Mailbag: Lang to Vancouver? Getzlaf or Perry to Toronto? Kaberle to San Jose?

The Fantasy Pool Look says if it’s not already too late, pick up Patrick O’Sullivan.

Click HERE for NHL standings.

Yesterday’s Action…

Edmonton 2, Dallas 5 (story/highlights)

- Jere Lehtinen scored twice and Marty Turco made 20 saves.

Detroit 0, Calgary 1

- Miikka Kiprusoff earned a 38-save shutout and Alex Tanguay scored the lone goal.

Colorado 3, Phoenix 2 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Cody McLeod won the game in the 12th shootout round and Jose Theodore made 27 saves.

St. Louis 1, Anaheim 2 (OT) (story/highlights)

- Sami Pahlsson scored the overtime-winner and J-S Giguere made 16 saves.

News and Views…

Chicago: Corey Crawford was recalled from Rockford.

Colorado: Wojtek Wolski and Jeff Finger are day-to-day with undisclosed injuries… Paul Stastny returned after missing 15 games with appendicitis.

Mathieu Roy returned after missing a game with a bruised sternum.

New York Islanders:
Trent Hunter signed a five-year contract extension with the club.

Philadelphia: Assigned Claude Giroux to Gatineau… Claimed Patrick Thoresen off waivers from Edmonton.

Phoenix: Martin Hanzal returned after missing eight games with a shoulder injury.

Assigned David Brown to Wheeling.

St. Louis:
Christian Backman returned after missing 10 games with a foot injury.

Toronto: Assigned Scott Clemmensen to the Marlies.

Vancouver: Assigned Nathan McIver to Manitoba.

Recalled Eric Fehr and Sami Lepisto from Hershey.

What’s on tap…

N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 1:00 p.m.

Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 2:00 p.m.

Chicago at Los Angeles, 4:00 p.m.

Washington at Carolina, 5:00 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m.

Atlanta at Toronto, 7:00 p.m.

Columbus at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.

Florida at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.

Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.

Detroit at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.

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