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The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 3

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In Jason Kay’s blog, he discusses how there should be fewer no-trade clauses, thought on Mats Sundin, comparing Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay and other deadline postulations.

The undisputed No. 1 prospect in our future watch issue, Carey Price, is earning that title with his play in the NHL, writes Brian Costello in his blog.

Yesterday’s Action…

Philadelphia 4, New York Rangers 5 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Marek Malik had two assists and Brendan Shanahan and Nigel Dawes scored in the shootout.

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

- Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and Kris Letang scored the shootout-winner.

Vancouver 1, Chicago 4 (story/highlights)

- Patrick Kane scored twice and added an assist and Patrick Lalime had to make only nine saves.

Florida 1, New York Islanders 0 (highlights)

- David Booth scored and Craig Anderson earned a 53-save shutout.

Detroit 4, Buffalo 2 (story/highlights)

- Niklas Kronwall had two assists and Dominik Hasek made 22 saves.

Los Angeles 1, Minnesota 2 (OT)

- Marian Gaborik had a goal and an assist and Martin Skoula scored the overtime-winner.

Columbus 3, Edmonton 4 (SO)

- Ales Hemsky scored in regulation and also won the game in the shootout, while Mathieu Garon turned aside 35 shots.

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News and Views…

Todd White is day-to-day with an elbow injury… Shocked about being traded to Pittsburgh, Pascal Dupuis is getting help at home from the Thrashers’ Eric Perrin and his wife, while he plays in Pittsburgh, writes Craig Custance of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (more...)

Buffalo: Michael Ryan is out indefinitely with a groin injury.

Calgary: Cory Sarich’s iron man streak ended Saturday when he was a healthy scratch against the Coyotes, writes Randy Sportak in the Calgary Sun. (more...)

Chicago: David Bolland is day-to-day with a hip flexor… Ben Eager returned after mssing 13 games with a concussion… Recalled Bryan Bickell and Jake Dowell from Rockford… Martin Havlat is sure he will have season-ending shoulder surgery, writes Chris Kuc in the Chicago Tribune. (more...)

Adrian Dater of the Denver Post writes that Marek Svatos and Ryan Smyth are awaiting more test results, but are both out indefinitely. (more...)

Michael Arace writes in the Columbus Post-Dispatch about how Adam Foote may have forced his way out of Columbus at the trade deadline. (more...)

Florida: Stephen Weiss returned from a broken finger that kept him out of six games.

Minnesota: Mark Parrish returned from the flu.

New York Islanders:
Rick DiPietro is day-to-day for personal reasons and Frans Nielsen is out until late March with a shoulder injury… Recalled Joey MacDonald from Bridgeport.

New York Rangers: Colton Orr returned after missing a game with a sternum injury.

John Paddock told the Ottawa Citizen if he had to do it again, he would have been harder on Ray Emery for not taking practices seriously. (more...)

Philadelphia: Jaroslav Modry returned after missing two games with a rotator cuff injury.

Toronto: Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star wonders if the Leaf can overcome the odds and make the playoffs this season. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Boston at Washington, 7:00 p.m.

Ottawa at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.

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

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