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The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 1

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After more than a decade in between the pipes for Washington, Olaf Kolzig’s ending may not be a storybook one, writes Ryan Dixon in his Top Shelf column.

Sure Adam Foote was a pending free agent, but the Blue Jackets should have kept him around for a playoff run, writes Ken Campbell in his blog.

In his blog, Ryan Kennedy pitches a hockey fight video game to the rumored new owners of Rock Star games.

In the Ask Adam Mailbag: What’s Cristobal Huet worth? When will Malkin sign an extension? And what about bigger nets?

In the Fantasy Pool Look, Ryan Shannon is on the right track and would be a good under-the-radar pickup for fantasy GMs.

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Yesterday’s action…

Washington 4, New Jersey 0 (story/highlights)

- Nicklas Backstrom had two assists and Cristobal Huet stopped 18 shots for a shutout in his first game with Washington.

Montreal 6, Buffalo 2 (story/highlights)

- Tomas Plekanec scored twice and added an assist, and Alexei Kovalev earned four assists.

Minnesota 3, Florida 2 (story/highlights)

- Brent Burns had a goal and an assist and Niklas Backstrom stopped 32 shots.

San Jose 3, Detroit 2 (story/highlights)

- Devin Setoguchi scored twice and Evgeni Nabokov turned aside 20 shots.

Toronto 2, Tampa Bay 3 (OT) (story/highlights)

- Dan Boyle had two assists before scoring the OT-winner, while Mike Smith made 23 saves.

Calgary 1, Anaheim 3 (story/highlights)

- Scott Niedermayer had two points and J-S Giguere made 22 saves.

Columbus 3, Vancouver 2 (OT) (story/highlights)

- Jason Chimera won the game in overtime and Pascal Leclaire stopped 21 shots.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Andrew Ebbett was recalled from Portland.

Buffalo: Drew Stafford returned from an ankle injury that kept him out of 10 games, while Maxim Afinogenov returned from a groin injury that kept him out of 26 games… Jiri Novotny is day-to-day for personal reasons.

Chicago: Kris Versteeg was assigned to Rockford.

Detroit: Dominik Hasek returned from a hip flexor that caused him to miss 10 games.

Florida: Rob Globke was assigned to Rochester.

Pittsburgh: Ryan Whitney is day-to-day with a groin injury and Marian Hossa is out indefinitely with a knee injury… Recalled Alex Goligoski from Wilkes-BarreScranton.

San Jose: Taylor Dakers was assigned to Phoenix of the ECHL.

St. Louis: Recalled Roman Polak from Peoria.

Vancouver: Aaron Miller returned after missing 10 games with a hairline fracture in his leg.

Washington: Viktor Kozlov returned after sitting out a game with the flu.

What’s on tap…

Atlanta at Boston, 1:00 p.m.

Philadelphia at New York Islanders, 2:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 3:00 p.m.

New Jersey at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.

TampaBay at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.

Toronto at Washington, 7:00 p.m.

Nashville at Dallas, 8:00 p.m.

San Jose at St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.

Los Angeles at Colorado 9:00 p.m.

Calgary at Phoenix 10:00 p.m.

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