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The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 22

Yesterday’s Action…

New York Rangers 3, Philadelphia 4 (SO)

- Daniel Briere scored two goals and Jeff Carter won the game in a shootout.

New York Islanders 3, New Jersey 1 (story/highlights)

- Kyle Okposo had a goal and an assist and Wade Dubielewicz stopped 34 shots.

Washington 5, Atlanta 3 (story/highlights)

- Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each scored two goals and Cristobal Huet made 15 saves.

Toronto 4, Buffalo 1

- Vesa Toskala stopped 35 shots and Matt Stajan had two points.

Minnesota 2, Vancouver 1 (highlights)

- Branko Radivojevic scored the game-winner and Niklas Backstrom made 30 saves.

Anaheim 1, San Jose 2 (story/highlights)

- Jeremy Roenick scored the game-winning goal and Evgeni Nabokov had to make only 12 saves.

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News and Views…

Buffalo: Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News writes that Tim Connolly’s season is over to have season-ending surgery on his hip. (more...)

Colorado: Paul Stastny and Peter Forsberg are both back skating with the team, writes Terry Frei of the Denver Post. (more...)

GM Ken Holland says Chris Chelios will likely be back with the team next season, writes Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. (more...)

Signed Tim Sestito and Cody Wild to three-year contracts.

Los Angeles: Assigned Scott Parse to Manchester and recalled John Zeiler.

New York Rangers: Blair Betts is out until early April with a foot injury.

Philadelphia: R.J. Umberger has a sprained left MCL that will keep him out of the lineup until late March.

St. Louis: Assigned Yan Stastny to Peoria.

Tampa Bay: Vincent Lecavalier may need surgery on his wrist , likely keeping him out of next month’s World Championship, writes Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times. (more...)

Washington: Donald Brashear is day-to-day with a lower body injury… Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post writes about Alex Ovechkin’s two goals to bring him up to 60, against the Thrashers Friday. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Chicago at Nashville, 3:00 p.m.

Los Angeles at Dallas, 3:00 p.m.

Boston at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.

Toronto at Ottawa, 7:00 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:00 p.m.

Detroit at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.

New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.

Colorado at Edmonton, 10:00 p.m.

Anaheim at Phoenix, 10:00 p.m.

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