Game recaps, the Penguins growing injury list, the Blues defense cashing in on the score sheet, and a profile of NHL director of officiating Stephen Walkom.
NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: The Blackhawks rebounded from a 7-3 shellacking in Toronto with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews picked up two assists in the win.
WASHINGTON POST: Goals by Mike Green, Dmitry Orlov and Alex Ovechkin in the final 8 minutes 40 seconds of regulation rallied the Capitals to a 5-4 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Nicklas Backstrom and Eric Fehr scored in the shootout for the Capitals, who also placed Brooks Laich on LTIR.
TBO.COM: Ben Bishop made 28 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Tampa Bay Lightning blanked the Detroit Red Wings 3-0, snapping a seven-game road winless streak. The Wings also lost Johan Franzen to a possible concussion when he was hit in the head by Radko Gudas.
TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins are fourth in the league this season in man-games lost to injury. Among those sidelined include Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin.
STLTODAY.COM: The Blues defense corps are making significant offensive contributions this season, with their 84 points ranking second overall in the league for scoring by defensemen.
STARTRIBUNE.COM: Michael Russo profiled NHL director of officiating Stephen Walkom.