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The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 2

Yesterday’s action…

Atlanta 2, Boston 3 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Phil Kessel had an assist and won the game in a shootout, while Tim Thomas stopped 26 shots.

Philadelphia 4, New York Islanders 1 (story/highlights)

- Jeff Carter and Scottie Upshall each had two points and Martin Biron turned aside 33 shots.

Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 5 (story/highlights)

- Daniel Alfredsson scored twice and Cory Stillman posted two assists.

Tampa Bay 1, Carolina 5 (story/highlights)

- Sergei Samsonov had a goal and two assists and Cam ward stopped 22 shots.

Toronto 3, Washington 2 (story/highlights)

- Mats Sundin had a goal and two assists and Vesa Toskala made 26 saves.

New Jersey 1, Montreal 2 (story/highlights)

- Carey Price turned aside 31 shots and Andrei Kostitsyn scored the game-winning goal.

Los Angeles 2, Colorado 5 (story/highlights)

- Ryan Smyth scored twice before leaving the game with an injury and Jose Theodore stopped 23.

Nashville 3, Dallas 1 (story/highlights)

- Dan Ellis stopped 24 shots and Jordin Tootoo notched the game-winning goal.

San Jose 2, St. Louis 0 (story/highlights)

- Joe Pavelski’s goal stood up as the game-winner as Brian Boucher earned a 24-save shutout in his first game as a Shark.

Calgary 3, Phoenix 1 (story/highlights)

- Jarome Iginla had two goals, Kristian Huselius had three assists and Curtis Joseph made 16 saves.

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News and Views…

Calgary: Cory Sarich is day-to-day for undisclosed reasons.

Carolina: Ray Whitney is day-to-day with a groin injury, while Tim Gleason returned after missing a game with the flu.

Colorado: Ryan Smyth left Saturday’s game with a head injury.

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

New York Islanders: Brendan Witt returned after missing eight games with a knee injury… Recalled Jeremy Colliton from Bridgeport.

St. Louis: Assigned Roman Polak to Peoria.

What’s on tap…

Vancouver at Chicago, 3:00 p.m.

Florida at New York Islanders, 3:00 p.m.

Philadelphia at New York Rangers, 3:00 p.m.

Detroit at Buffalo, 3:00 p.m.

Atlanta at Pittsburgh 3:00 p.m.

Los Angeles at Minnesota, 6:00 p.m.

Columbus at Edmonton, 8:00 p.m.

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