The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 25

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Brian Costello says if Ian Laperriere’s hit on Nicklas Lidstrom is illegal, you may as well remove checking from the game altogether, in his blog.

If the league wants to promote more offense, they go about it in an odd way, writes Jason Kay in his blog.

Yesterday’s Action…

Calgary 2, Minnesota 1 (story/highlights)

- Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside 38 shots and Craig Conroy notched the game-winning goal.

San Jose 2, Pittsburgh 1 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Jeremy Roenick scored the shootout-winner and Evgeni Nabokov made 20 saves.

New Jersey 2, Washington 1 (OT) (story/highlights)

- Patrick Elias had two assists, John Madden scored the winner and Martin Brodeur made 37 saves.

Florida 0, New York Rangers 5

- Scott Gomez had three points and Henrik Lundqvist earned a 23-save shutout.

Colorado 2, Edmonton 3 (story/highlights)

- Andrew Cogliano scored the game-winner and Mathieu Garon stopped 27 shots.

Chicago 3, Anaheim 6 (story/highlights)

- Teemu Selanne recorded a hat trick and Chris Kunitz had four points.

St. Louis 0, Phoenix 2

- Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 35 shots for a shutout and Zbynek Michalek scored what stood up to be the winning goal.

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News and Views…

Patrice Bergeron took a light 10-minute skate with the team Sunday, writes Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe. (more...)

Chicago: Brent Sopel will be out until mid-March with a left wrist injury.

Colorado: Wojtek Wolski and Joe Sakic returned to the lineup… Assigned T.J. Hensick to Lake Erie.

Dallas: Sergei Zubov will have surgery on his right foot, but is anticipated to be back for the playoffs, writes Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. (more...)

Edmonton: Ladislav Smid is day-to-day with a knee injury.

Florida: Magnus Johansson is day-to-day with the flu.

Minnesota: Matt Foy is day-to-day with an eye injury.

New York Islanders:
Greg Logan of New York Newsday writes how Miroslav Satan, Ruslan Fedotenko and Mike Comrie are all on the Islanders’ trade block. (more...)

New York Rangers:
Paul Mara is day-to-day with a head injury… Recalled Marcel Hossa from Hartford.

Mike Richards will miss at least three weeks with a hamstring injury. (more...)

Pittsburgh: Erik Christensen returned from a shoulder injury… Recalled Marc-Andre Fleury and re-assigned David Brown and Connor James.

San Jose: Kyle McLaren is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury… Alexei Semenov returned to the lineup.

Tampa Bay: Oren Koules shouldn’t have a say in the direction the Lightning takes until he owns the team, writes John Romano of the St. Petersburg Times. (more...)

Mats Sundin decided to not waive his no-trade clause and remain in Toronto, writes Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m.

Toronto at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

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