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The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 17

On the weekend at thn.com:

Brian Costello writes about why fast-tracking young players to the NHL is going to continue to happen, in his blog.

In his blog, Jason Kay wonders if an outdoor game at Yankee Stadium could cause an unwanted backlash.

Yesterday’s Action…

Philadelphia 1, Pittsburgh 7 (story/highlights)

- Evgeni Malkin and Petr Sykora had four points each and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 shots.

Ottawa 1, Carolina 5 (story/highlights)

- Joe Corvo had a hat trick, Eric Staal had three assists and Cam Ward stopped 16 shots.

Calgary 4, Chicago 2 (highlights)

- Owen Nolan and Alex Tanguay each had two assists and Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 34 shots.

Detroit 3, Columbus 4 (story/highlights)

- Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist and Fredrik Norrena turned aside 43 shots.



Boston 1, Washington 2 (SO)
(story/highlights)

- Sergei Fedorov scored, Viktor Kozlov won it in the shootout and Cristobal Huet stopped 39 shots and was perfect in the shootout.

Atlanta 1, Florida 3 (story/highlights)

- Olli Jokinen had two points and Tomas Vokoun made 29 saves.

Edmonton 2, San Jose 1 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Ales Hemsky scored, Fernando Pisani won the game in a shootout and Dwayne Roloson made 48 saves.

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News and Views…

Atlanta: Assigned Chad Painchaud to Chicago of the American League.

Carolina: Matt Cullen is day-to-day with post concussion syndrome.

Chicago: Nikolai Khabibulin and Brent Sopel returned from injury… Corey Crawford was re-assigned to Rockford.

Detroit: Dominik Hasek returned from a back injury.



Florida:
Bryan Allen is day-to-day with a hand injury.

Minnesota: Chris Simon says that Chris Pronger got the star treatment in only being handed with an eight game suspension for stomping on Ryan Kesler, writes John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (more...)

New Jersey: Pat Graham of the New York Post talks about Martin Brodeur winning his 40th game for the seventh straight season. (more...)



New York Islanders:
Called up Kyle Okposo, who will make his Islanders debut Tuesday, writes Greg Logan of New York Newsday. (more...)

Philadelphia: As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Derian Hatcher will miss the rest of the regular season with a fracture in his right leg. (more...)

Pittsburgh: Maxime Talbot and Marian Hossa returned from injury… Assigned Ryan Stone to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Tampa Bay: Brant James of the St. Petersburg Times discusses how the Lightning’s veterans are coping with missing the playoffs. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Colorado at Minnesota, 7:00 p.m.

Phoenix at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.

The Hockey News Daily Dish, a roundup of all the previous day’s news, appears each morning only on THN.com.

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