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The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 21

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In Screen Shots, Adam Proteau says there needs to be a term limit for the NHL’s chief disciplinarian.

Mike Brophy talked with Stephen Walkom and finds out more young referees might be seen in this year’s playoffs.

Edward Fraser writes Zdeno Chara is good, but Nicklas Lidstrom should win the Norris Trophy this year, in his blog.

In his blog, Rory Boylen looks at the tight race in the Northwest and says, hey, the schedule isn’t so bad.

In Year of the Ram, the boys are back in town and even though the season is over, hockey is not far from their minds.

Yesterday’s Action…

Montreal 4, Boston 2 (story/highlights)

- Alex Kovalev scored two goals and Carey Price made 34 saves.

Carolina 2, Florida 1 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Eric Staal and Sergei Samsonov scored in the shootout while Cam Ward made 36 saves.

St. Louis 2, Ottawa 3 (story/highlights)

- Jason Spezza’s second period tally stood up as the game-winner and Martin Gerber made 24 saves.

Tampa Bay 2, Pittsburgh 4 (story/highlights)

- Marc-Andre Fleury made 19 saves and Evgeni Malkin had two points.

Detroit 6, Nashville 3 (story/highlights)

- Pavel Datsyuk had two third period goals and Dominik Hasek made 26 saves.

Colorado 1, Calgary 2

- Craig Conroy’s first period goal stood up as the winner and Miikka Kiprusoff had to make only 15 saves.

Vancouver 4, Edmonton 1 (story/highlights)

- Roberto Luongo made 33 saves and Daniel Sedin scored a goal.

Los Angeles 6, Phoenix 5 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Tom Preissing scored two goals, Patrick O’Sullivan scored the shootout-winner and Erik Ersberg made 35 saves.

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News and Views…

Boston: Zdeno Chara returned after missing five games with an upper body injury.

John Vogl of the Buffalo News talks about the Sabres’ go-to guy, Jason Pominville. (more...)

Calgary: Alex Tanguay returned from a broken toe.

Carolina: Wade Brookbank returned from a thigh injury.

Chicago: Assigned Mike Brodeur to Pensacola and signed Brendan Turner to Rockford.

Colorado: Peter Forsberg and Paul Stastny are day-to-day.

Columbus: Dan Fritsche is out with a broken hand for the rest of the season… Recalled Alexandre Picard from Syracuse.

Dallas: Signed Matt Clime and Tyler Shelast to entry-level contracts.

Detroit: Brad Stuart is out indefinitely with a broken finger.

Florida: Bryan Allen returned from a hand injury… Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post writes about Richard Zednik’s return to the ice. (more...)

Minnesota: Morten Madsen was assigned to Texas of the ECHL.

Montreal: Assigned Ryan Russell to Cincinnati of the ECHL.

New Jersey: Assigned Nick Palmieri to Lowell.

New York Islanders: Recalled Matthew Spiller, Jeremy Colliton and Steve Regier from Bridgeport.

Ottawa: Assigned Nick Foligno to Binghamton.

Ed Jovanovski and Martin Hanzal are day-to-day.

St. Louis:
Jay McKee is day-to-day with a foot injury.

Tampa Bay:
Mike Lundin returned after missing a game with an ankle injury, but Paul Ranger is day-to-day with a shoulder injury.

Toronto: Carlo Colaiacovo is out for the remainder of the season with a groin injury… Recalled Staffan Kronwall from the Marlies.

What’s on tap…

N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.

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

Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.

Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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