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The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 4

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In Campbell’s Cuts, Ken Campbell says Bob Gainey showed a lot of gumption in giving the No. 1 duty to Carey Price.

Milan Lucic talks about how he loves playing in Boston and carpooling to practice, in his blog.

How many second chances does Chris Simon get, asks Adam Proteau in his blog.

Mike Brophy explains why Brian Burke is a perfect fit in Toronto as GM, in his blog.

In the Rumor Roundup we dissect the trade deadline.

The Fantasy Pool Look discusses the young Edmonton Oilers and a look to the future.

Yesterday’s Action…

Boston 2, Washington 10

- Alex Ovechkin scored three goals and added two assists and Nicklas Backstrom added four points.

Ottawa 1, Anaheim 3

- Scott Niedermayer had a goal and an assist and J-S Giguere stopped 24 shots.

Montreal 4, San Jose 6 (story/highlights)

- Joe Thornton had two goals and two assists and Jonathan Cheechoo had a three-point night.

Click HERE for NHL standings.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Doug Weight and Todd Marchant both returned from injuries.

Chicago: Assigned Petri Kontiola and Jake Dowell to Rockford.

Colorado: Ryan Smyth is out indefinitely with a concussion and separated shoulder and Marek Svatos will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. (more...)

Edmonton: Recalled Marc-Antoine Pouliot from Springfield.

New York Rangers:
Sean Avery likely won’t re-sign with the Rangers before July 1, making him a free agent, writes Larry Brooks of the New York Post. (more...)

Derian Hatcher may be able to return to the lineup Saturday against the Islanders, writes Ed Moran of the Philadelphia Inquirer. (more...)

Phoenix: Recalled Enver Lisin from San Antonio.

San Jose: Jeremy Roenich is day-to-day with the flu… Kyle McLaren returned after missing four games with a sore knee.

Tampa Bay:
Zbynek Hrdel was re-assigned to Mississippi of the ECHL.

Toronto: Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star talks about the glue that keeps the Leafs together: Mats Sundin. (more...)

Washington: Alex Ovechkin scored three goals, making him this year’s first 50-goal scorer. He now has 52. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Florida at Boston, 7:00 p.m.

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

Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.

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

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

Chicago at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.

Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.

Columbus at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.

Nashville at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.

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