Marc-Andre Fleury ties team record as Penguins blank Rangers…Blackhawks win fourth straight…Carter, Umberger shine as Blue Jackets thump Sharks…Coyotes rally to edge Kings…Blues lose Jamie Langenbrunner to injury….Sabres down Islanders…An update on Bruins forward Nathan Horton…Steven Stamkos leads Lightning over Ducks…Ed Jovanovski close to returning to Panthers lineup
POST-GAZETTE.COM: Marc-Andre Fleury tied a Penguins team record with his 22nd career shutout, backstopping his teammates to a 2-0 win over the NY Rangers.
SUNTIMES.COM: The Chicago Blackhawks won their fourth straight, downing the Detroit Red Wings 2-1.
COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Jeff Carter had a hat trick while R.J. Umberger had a “Gordie Howe hat trick” as the Blue Jackets cruised to a 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: There were a large number of scouts at that game, likely to watch Rick Nash, but some may have come away impressed enough with Carter and Umberger to recommend their teams make a pitch for one or the other.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC: The Phoenix Coyotes rallied from a 3-goal deficit to edge the LA Kings in a shoot-out 5-4, for their 8th win in 9 games.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: There was also a report yesterday claiming the sale of the Coyotes to an owner willing to keep them in Arizona may be close to being finalized . While I hope the Coyotes stay put, this isn’t the first time we’e heard this story. I’ll believe it when I see it.
STLTODAY.COM: Blues forward Jamie Langenbrunner is out at least four weeks with a broken foot.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: Derek Roy set up both Sabres goals as his club edged the NY Islanders 2-1.
CSNNE.COM: A source claims there’s no return date currently in sight for concussed Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton.
TBO.COM: Steven Stamkos scored twice and set up another as the Lightning downed the Anaheim Ducks 3-2.
MIAMI HERALD: Ed Jovanovski is close to returning to the Panthers lineup.