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The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 31

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Brian Costello pays tribute to a great builder in major junior hockey, in his blog.

In his blog, Jason Kay argues teams should have to win to earn the right to select No. 1 overall in the entry draft.

Yesterday’s Action…

New York Rangers 1, Pittsburgh 3

- Sidney Crosby had two assists and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots.

Nashville 0, Detroit 1 (OT) (story/highlights)

- Dominik Hasek earned a 22-save shutout and Johan Franzen scored the overtime-winner.

Boston 1, Buffalo 2 (OT) (story/highlights)

- Ryan Miller made 17 saves and Andrej Sekera scored the winner.

Colorado 2, Minnesota 3 (OT) (story/highlights)

- Marion Gaborik scored two including the overtime-winner and Niklas Backstrom made 24 saves.

Columbus 4, Chicago 5 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Patrick Kane scored the shootout-winner and Jonathan Toews recorded two points.

Phoenix 1, San Jose 3 (story/highlights)

- Joe Thornton scored twice and Evgeni Nabokov had 19 saves.

Dallas 2, Anaheim 3 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Mathieu Schneider scored twice, Chris Kunitz won the game in a shootout and J-S Giguere made 23 saves.

Calgary 2, Vancouver 6

- Trevor Linden scored twice and Roberto Luongo made 27 saves.

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News and Views…

Anaheim: J-S Giguere and Ryan Getzlaf returned from injury.

Atlanta: Signed Arturs Kulda to Chicago and recalled Jordan LaVallee.

Boston: Adam Courchaine was signed by Providence… Jeremy Reich is day-to-day with a head injury.

Carolina: Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News and Observer talks about the three Staal brothers playing in the playoffs. (more...)

Colorado: Peter Forsberg is day-to-day with a groin injury.

Columbus: Dick Tarnstrom and Ron Hainsey are day-to-day with head injuries… Kris Russell returned from a groin injury… Recalled Marc Methot from Syracuse.

Detroit: Dominik Hasek returned from the flu, but Mikael Samuelsson is out indefinitely with a strained groin… Signed Cory Emmerton to Grand Rapids.

Los Angeles: Assigned John Zeiler to Manchester and Daniel Taylor to Reading.

Montreal: Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette writes how the Habs could be without Saku Koivu to start the playoffs. (more...)

Nashville: Darcy Hordichuk is day-to-day with an MCL sprain.

New York Rangers: Colton Orr is day-to-day with a foot injury… Sean Avery, whose name was allegedly found in Kristin Davis’ “black book,” denies ever being in contact with her and this claim was confirmed by Davis’ attorney, according to New York Newsday. (more...)

Philadelphia: Signed Jonathan Kalinski to an entry-level contract.

San Jose: Devin Setoguchi is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury… Ryane Clowe returned after missing 67 games with a knee injury.

What’s on tap…

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

Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

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