NHL news and notes: March 2

NHL news and notes: March 2

Saturday, March 3, 2007

The goalies below have been confirmed by a source:

Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Toronto Maple Leafs
- Aubin is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Sabres, reports the Fan590. Coach Paul Maurice earlier indicated that Aubin and Andrew Raycroft would split starts and Raycroft got the nod last night. Unless he's changed his mind, this one looks confirmed.

Ed Belfour, Florida Panthers
- Belfour is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Lightning, reports the Miami Herald. Belfour will probably start every game for the Panthers until they are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

Brian Boucher, Columbus Blue Jackets - Boucher is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Coyotes, reports the Columbus Dispatch. Coach Ken Hitchcock wants to reduce the workload on Fredrik Norrena and tonight is the second half of back-to-back games so Boucher looks very likely to start.


The goalies below have not been confirmed by any sources:

Curtis Sanford, St. Louis Blues - Sanford is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers - Lundqvist is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Blues.

Chris Mason, Nashville Predators - Mason is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Kings. It's very likely that Mason and Tomas Vokoun will split starts on today and tomorrow and we're taking a guess at the moment that Mason will face the weaker Kings squad with Vokoun being saved for the Ducks. Check back later though as there's a decent chance we'll have an update.

Mathieu Garon, Los Angeles Kings - Garon is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Predators.

Jaroslav Halak, Montreal Canadiens
- Halak is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Bruins. David Aebischer certainly did himself no favors by allowing 7 goals in a loss to the Sabres last night - especially when his team kept trying to claw its way back.

Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins - Thomas is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Canadiens.

Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres - Miller is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs.

Rick DiPietro, New York Islanders - DiPietro is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Capitals.

Brent Johnson, Washington Capitals
- Johnson is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Islanders.

Johan Holmqvist, Tampa Bay Lightning
- Holmqvist is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Panthers.

Mikael Tellqvist, Phoenix Coyotes
- Tellqvist is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets. Coach Wayne Gretzky indicated his intention of rotating Curtis Joseph and Tellqvist for the remainder of the season. Going by Gretzky's history, that should mean every other game unless one goalie totally stands on his head.

Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames - Kiprusoff is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Oilers.

Dwayne Roloson, Edmonton Oilers - Roloson is the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Flames .


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Hockey Today - March 3
Sat, Mar 3, 2007
By Associated Press


Tampa Bay at Florida (7:30 p.m. EST). The Southwest Division-leading Lightning opened their six-game road trip with a 5-4 victory at Washington on Thursday night. Oddsmakers have the Panthers listed as -102 favorites. The total is set at 6.

STARS Friday

-Eric Belanger, Thrashers, had two goals to help Atlanta end a five-game home losing streak with a 4-2 victory over Ottawa.

-Michael Ryan, Sabres, scored the first two goals of his NHL career in Buffalo's 8-5 win over Montreal.

MILESTONES

Sidney Crosby became the youngest NHL player to reach 200 career points with a goal in the first period of Pittsburgh's 3-2 loss to Carolina on Friday night. The 19-year-old leads the league with 98 points, and is well on his way to his second consecutive season with at least 100. Wayne Gretzky is the only other teenager to reach 200 points, reaching the mark shortly before his 20th birthday. ... Niklas Lidstrom got his 200th goal in Detroit' 6-2 win over Chicago. Lidstrom's goal was also the 100th of his career on the power play.

STILL SHARP

Buffalo improved to 9-0-1 in its past 10 games at home with Friday's 8-5 win over Montreal. With the victory, the Sabres took over the top spot in the league with 91 points, passing idle Nashville.

BIG DIFFERENCE

Carolina improved to 17-13-4 at home with a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night. Last season, the Hurricanes were 31-8-2 at home en route to their first Stanley Cup victory.

STRONG IN DEFEAT

Dany Heatley scored twice on the power play for his 39th and 40th goals of the season in Ottawa's 4-2 loss to Atlanta. ... Mike Modano earned his 497th career goal in Dallas' 3-2 shootout loss to Columbus, leaving him five behind Joe Mullen for the all-time record among U.S.-born players. ... Jason Williams scored both goals in Chicago's 6-2 loss to Detroit. Williams was playing in his first game at Joe Louis Arena since being traded from the Red Wings to the Blackhawks on Monday.

INJURED

Toronto defenseman Tomas Kaberle was taken to the hospital after being blind-sided by New Jersey's Cam Janssen in the second period of the Maple Leafs' 4-3 shootout win Friday night. Kaberle made an uncontested pass in his own zone and was skating backward toward the Devils' bench when Janssen checked him to the head about three seconds later. The hit was not called a penalty by referees Kelly Sutherland and Brad Watson. A Maple Leafs official said Kaberle was alert in the locker room and will be held at the hospital for observation.

SPEAKING

''You can't have the best players on the ice and someone taking liberties like that. It's unacceptable. Hopefully, they (the NHL) sees the tape and do something. It's not the hit, it's the fact it's 10 seconds late.'' - Toronto goalie Andrew Raycroft. Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle was taken to the hospital after being blind-sided by New Jersey's Cam Janssen in the second period of the Maple Leafs' 4-3 shootout win Friday night.

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Tyutin out 3 to 4 weeks due to sprained knee ligament
Fri, Mar 2, 2007
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NEW YORK -- New York Rangers defenseman Fedor Tyutin will be out three to four weeks because of a sprained ligament in his left knee.

Tyutin was injured Thursday night early in the second period of New York's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh. An MRI exam Friday confirmed the sprain of the medial collateral ligament.

The 23-year-old Tyutin has appeared in 64 games this season - his third in the NHL. He has two goals and 12 assists and ranks second on the team with 146 hits.

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