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Daily Dosage - Apr. 1, 2009

Daily Diarrhea

Hiller Randy Carlyle has started to clue in or maybe he just realized that his job is on the line cause he's given the starting goalie ball to Jonas Hiller and he's running with it... Hiller is 6-1, 1.82, .938 in his last eight games while starting seven of the Ducks last 10 games.

Another goalie who has grabbed the reigns lately is Craig Anderson in Florida... he's starting the last three games for the Panthers and has won all three.  Coach Pete DeBoer says that Anderson will keep playing until he loses and its likely that he'll keep playing even if he stumbles a bit as he's been a better option than Vokoun lately.

We mentioned Chuckie Kobasew the other day and so we should probably mention him again after a PP goal and six shots last night as he extended his point streak to six games.  He's playing on a pretty effective line with Patrice Bergeron and Mark Recchi lately... btw Recchi was 5+2=7 in five games before being held off the scoresheet last night.  He and Kobasew might be good options for next week as the Bruins play four games.

Morrison Dallas may be out of the playoffs but that hasn't stopped Brendan Morrison from picking up his play when it matters the least... BMo's 5+3=8 in his last seven games and led the team in PP time (5:08) and shots (six) last night.

Another veteran Cman who's re-living his youth is Saku Koivu, who's on a four game point streak with six points during the streak since being plugged in between Kovalev and Tanguay.

If you could somehow bring yourself to watch the Lightning you'd see a few guys who might be able to help your fantasy team and are probably available... Steve Stamkos is producing consistently lately with 6+4=10 in his last 10 and 15 points in his last 15, if you're in a one year league then he might be available on your waiver wire.  Another bolt who's probably available is Matt Lashoff who's had six points in his last seven games and is quarterbacking the TB PP.

Injury Updates (see our Injury Updates page for a consolidated list of injuries):

Quincey Breakout dman Kyle Quincey missed last night's game and is out for the rest of the year after having surgery on his back yesterday.

Two guys whose injuries are proving to be a little more serious... Brian Rafalski was day-to-day with a groin thing but now the team says that he'll be given the next week off and David Legwand was though to be out a week with a broken cheekbone but now the Preds say he'll miss the rest of the regular season.

Two Habs left last night's game with UBI's and we don't know anything about the extent yet: Roman Hamrlik and Sergei Kostitsyn

Daily Distraction

What's distracting us today?  We don't normally like to just copy and paste a whole distraction from another site (especially another site part of The Score's network).  On the other hand it's not often we get to see a video as amazing as Eric Nystrom's tribute to the strip tease scene in Slapshot:

We found out this video was from a year ago but it's the first time we've seen it so excuse our excitement.  It was all for a good cause to as Nystrom helped to raise money for a local hospital

For all the talk we've heard about hockey players showing too much emotion or not enough emotion we think this is a perfect compromise.  He's not showing anybody up and he's clearly keeping the fans entertained.

The thing that impresses us the most is how accurate the copy is compared to the original

As much as we enjoyed Nystrom's performance we hope Bettman wasn't watching and get any crazy ideas.